Council Directive 76/769/EEC of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations

Coming into Force03 August 1976
End of Effective Date31 May 2009
ELIhttp://data.europa.eu/eli/dir/1976/769/oj
Published date27 September 1976
Date27 July 1976
Celex Number31976L0769
Official Gazette PublicationOfficial Journal of the European Communities, L 262, 27 September 1976
EUR-Lex - 31976L0769 - EN

Council Directive 76/769/EEC of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations

Official Journal L 262 , 27/09/1976 P. 0201 - 0203
Greek special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 4 P. 0178
Spanish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 5 P. 0208
Portuguese special edition Chapter 13 Volume 5 P. 0208
Finnish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 5 P. 0229
Swedish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 5 P. 0229


COUNCIL DIRECTIVE of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (76/769/EEC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 100 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament (1),

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee (2),

Whereas any rules concerning the placing on the market of dangerous substances and preparations must aim at protecting the public, and particular persons using such substances and preparations ;

Whereas they should contribute to the protection of the environment from all substances and preparations which have characteristics of ecotoxicity or which could pollute the environment;

Whereas they should also aim to restore, preserve and improve the quality of human life;

Whereas dangerous substances and preparations are governed by rules in the Member States ; whereas these rules differ as to the conditions of their marketing and use ; whereas these differences constitute an obstacle to trade and directly affect the establishment and functioning of the common market;

Whereas this obstacle should therefore be removed ; whereas this entails approximating the laws governing the matter in the Member States;

Whereas provisions relating to certain dangerous substances and preparations have already been laid down in Community Directives ; whereas it is still necessary to establish rules for other products, in particular for those in respect of which international organizations have decided on restrictions such as polychlorinated...

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