Conformity checking of measures of Member States to transpose Directives in the sector of the Environment and Climate Change – Service request DG Environment 1st round 2013
Client: DG Environment
Pursuant to Article 258 of the TFUE, the Commission shall ensure that Member States fulfil their obligations under the Treaties. As part of it, it shall check that the EU environmental Directives are fully and correctly transposed in the EU-28.
This contract resulted from the first call-down issued by DG Environment under the Framework Contract held by Milieu to check the conformity of measures adopted by Member States to transpose Directives in the sector of the Environment and Climate Change.
It involved the completion of tables of concordance and the drafting of 34 conformity studies for directives from different sectors of the environment, including waste, water and air. This project focused especially on the transposition of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of laboratory animals (covering 11 countries), Directive 2008/56/EC on the Marine Strategy (9 countries) and Directive 2008/98/EC (Waste Framework Directive- 5 countries).
The checking of transposition of Directive 2010/75/EU (Industrial Emission) was also initiated under this call, with an initial set of three countries.
The Commission uses these studies as background information in its function to ensure, in accordance with Article 258 of the TFUE.