An amended proposal for a Council Decision adopting a four-year programme, 1993-1996, to develop regular official statistics on the environment (COM(92) 483 of 20.11.1992) amends the text of the earlier proposal published in Official Journal J No C 209 of 22.8.1990. The proposed programme aims to provide regular series of key environmental information which will be integrated with official statistics and which will be available to all Member States by the end of 1995. Together with the information provided by the European Environment Agency, which will incorporate that supplied by CORINE, it is designed to meet the Community's needs in respect of environmental policy and its connections with other Community policies. It will also take account of work carried out by other Community bodies and by international organizations, and is to contribute to the preparation of the appropriate Commission legislation governing the furnishing of data by Member States. An annex to the proposal sets out the structure of the programme and its working areas.