19.2.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 54/32


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the permissible sound level and the exhaust system of motor vehicles’

COM(2010) 508 final — 2010/0261 (COD)

(2011/C 54/07)

On 15 and 7 October 2010 respectively the Council and the European Parliament decided to consult the European Economic and Social Committee, under Article 114 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, on the

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the permissible sound level and the exhaust system of motor vehicles

COM(2010) 508 final – 2010/0261 (COD).

Since the Committee unreservedly endorses the content of the proposal and feels that it requires no comment on its part, it decided unanimously, at its 467th plenary session of 8 and 9 December 2010 (meeting of 8 December 2010), to issue an opinion endorsing the proposed text.

Brussels, 8 December 2010

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Staffan NILSSON