Paints Directive 2004/42/EC—snapshot
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Paints Directive 2004/42/EC—snapshot

The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Paints Directive 2004/42/EC—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Status of EU directives following Brexit
  • Purpose and main requirements of the Paints Directive 2004/42/EC
  • Scope of the Directive
  • Main changes to the Directive
  • Key definitions and competent authority
  • Requirements
  • Labelling
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • More...

TitleDirective 2004/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds due to the use of organic solvents in certain paints and varnishes and vehicle refinishing products and amending Directive 1999/13/EC
Consolidated version: 10/12/2010.
Entry into Force30/04/2004
Transposition Deadline30/10/2005
AmendmentsDirective 2008/112/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 amending Council Directives 76/768/EEC, 88/378/EEC, 1999/13/EC and Directives 2000/53/EC, 2002/96/EC and 2004/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council in order to adapt them to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (Text with EEA relevance) (transposition deadline: 1/04/2010; application date: 1/06/2010)
Regulation (EC) No 1137/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 adapting a number of instruments subject to the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty to Council Decision 1999/468/EC, with regard to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Part One —no longer applicable.
Commission Directive 2010/79/EU of 19 November 2010 on the adaptation to technical progress of Annex III to Directive 2004/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds (transposition deadline: 10/06/2012)
Implementing legislation in England and WalesThe Volatile Organic Compounds in Paints, Varnishes
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