21.8.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 223/54


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 56/2008

of 25 April 2008

amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement

THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as amended by the Protocol adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’, and in particular Article 98 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex XX to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 35/2008 of 14 March 2008 (1).

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 916/2007 of 31 July 2007 amending Regulation (EC) No 2216/2004 for a standardised and secured system of registries pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision No 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(3)

Decision No 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community greenhouse gas emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol (3) has not been incorporated into the Agreement and therefore the specific reporting requirements foreseen in that Decision do not apply to the EFTA States,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The following shall be added in point 21an (Commission Regulation (EC) No 2216/2004) of Annex XX to the Agreement:

‘, as amended by:

32007 R 0916: Commission Regulation (EC) No 916/2007 of 31 July 2007 (OJ L 200, 1.8.2007, p. 5).’

Article 2

The text of Regulation (EC) No 916/2007 in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages, to be published in the EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be authentic.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on 26 April 2008, provided that all the notifications under Article 103(1) of the Agreement have been made to the EEA Joint Committee (4).

Article 4

This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 25 April 2008.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

Alan SEATTER


(1)  OJ L 182, 10.7.2008, p. 34.

(2)  OJ L 200, 1.8.2007, p. 5.

(3)  OJ L 49, 19.2.2004, p. 1.

(4)  Constitutional requirements indicated.