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The Dangerous Preparations Directive[1] is a European Union directive in the field of occupational safety and health and consumer protection. It complements the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC) and replaces a previous Dangerous Preparations Directive (88/379/EEC).[2] The European Court of Justice had ruled in 1985 that Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC) applies only to pure substances, not preparations (mixtures of substances).[3]

Directive 1999/45/EC
European Union directive
Text with EEA relevance
TitleDirective concerning the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations
Made byEuropean Parliament and Council
Made underArt. 95 (EC)
Journal referenceL200, 30 July 1999, pp. 1–68
EEA Joint Committee decisionNo 59/2004 of 26 April 2004
History
Date made31 May 1999
Came into force30 July 1999
Implementation date30 July 2002
Preparative texts
Commission proposalCOM 96/0347 Final, C283, 26 September 1996, p. 1
COM 97/0462 Final, C337, 7 November 1997, p. 45
EESC opinionC158, 26 May 1997, p. 76
EP opinionC222, 21 July 1997, p. 26
C150, 28 May 1999
Other legislation
ReplacesDir. 78/631/EEC
Dir. 88/379/EEC
Dir. 90/35/EEC
Dir. 91/442/EEC
Amended byDir. 2001/60/EC
Reg. (EC) No 1882/2003
Dir. 2004/66
Dir. 2006/8
Dir. 2006/96
Reg. (EC) No 1907/2006
Reg. (EC) No 1137/2008
Replaced byReg. (EC) No 1272/2008
(from 1 June 2015)
Current legislation

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Full title: Directive 1999/45/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 May 1999 concerning the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
  2. ^ Four "adaptations to technical progress" were repealed at the same time: Directives 89/178/EEC, 90/492/EEC, 93/18/EEC and 96/95/EC.
  3. ^ Re criminal proceedings against Giacomo Caldana (Case 187/84 – Art. 177 (EEC) referral by the Pretore di Torino). Judgement 26 September 1985. European Court reports [1985] 3013.