22.3.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 75/60


DECISION No 2/2004 OF THE COMMUNITY/SWITZERLAND INLAND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE

of 22 June 2004

amending Annex 1 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the carriage of goods and passengers by rail and road

(2005/249/EC)

THE COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the carriage of goods and passengers by rail and road, and in particular Article 52(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The first indent of Article 52(4) of the Agreement provides for the Joint Committee to adopt decisions revising Annex 1.

(2)

Since the Agreement was signed new Community legal acts have been adopted in the areas covered by the Agreement. Annex 1 must therefore be reworded to bring it into line with the changes in the relevant Community legislation.

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Annex 1 to the Agreement is hereby repealed and replaced by the text annexed to this decision.

Article 2

For the purposes of Regulation (EC) No 484/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1):

(a)

the European Community and the Swiss Confederation shall exempt from the obligation to hold a driver attestation all citizens of the Swiss Confederation, of a European Community Member State and of a Member State of the European Economic Area;

(b)

the Swiss Confederation may not exempt citizens of States other than those mentioned in point (a) from the obligation to hold a driver attestation without prior consultation with and approval by the European Community.

Article 3

The delegations of Switzerland and the European Community agree that Council Regulation (EEC) No 881/92 (2) is applied as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 484/2002.

Article 4

This decision shall enter into force on the first day of the month following its adoption.

Done at Berne, 22 June 2004

For the Swiss Confederation

The Chairman

Max FRIEDLI

For the European Community

The Head of the Delegation

Heinz HILBRECHT


(1)  OJ L 76, 19.3.2002, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 95, 9.4.1992, p. 1.


ANNEX

‘ANNEX 1

APPLICABLE PROVISIONS

In accordance with Article 52(6) of this Agreement, Switzerland shall apply legal provisions equivalent to the following:

Relevant provisions of Community law

SECTION 1 —   ADMISSION TO THE OCCUPATION

Council Directive 96/26/EC of 29 April 1996 on admission to the occupation of road haulage operator and road passenger transport operator and mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications intended to facilitate for these operators the right to freedom of establishment in national and international transport operations (OJ L 124, 23.5.1996, p. 1), as last amended by Directive 2004/66/EC (OJ L 168, 1.5.2004, p. 35).

SECTION 2 —   SOCIAL STANDARDS

Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 of 20 December 1985 on recording equipment in road transport (OJ L 370, 31.12.1985, p. 8), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 432/2004 (OJ L 71, 10.3.2004, p. 3).

Council Regulation (EEC) No 3820/85 of 20 December 1985 on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport (OJ L 370, 31.12.1985, p. 1) or equivalent rules laid down in the AETR Agreement, including amendments thereto.

Regulation (EC) No 484/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 1 March 2002 amending Council Regulations (EEC) No 881/92 and (EEC) No 3118/93 for the purposes of establishing a driver attestation (OJ L 76, 19.3.2002, p. 1).

For the purposes of this Agreement:

(a)

only Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 484/2002 shall apply;

(b)

the European Community and the Swiss Confederation shall exempt from the obligation to hold a driver attestation all citizens of the Swiss Confederation, of a European Community Member State and of a Member State of the European Economic Area;

(c)

the Swiss Confederation may not exempt citizens of States other than those mentioned in point (b) from the obligation to hold a driver attestation without prior consultation with and approval by the European Community.

Council Directive 88/599/EEC of 23 November 1988 on standard checking procedures for the implementation of Regulation (EEC) No 3820/85 on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport and Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport (OJ L 325, 29.11.1988, p. 55), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2135/98 (OJ L 274, 9.10.1998, p. 1).

Council Directive 76/914/EEC of 16 December 1976 on the minimum level of training for some road transport drivers (OJ L 357, 29.12.1976, p. 36).

SECTION 3 —   TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Motor vehicles

Council Regulation (EC) No 2411/98 of 3 November 1998 on the recognition in intra-Community traffic of the distinguishing sign of the Member State in which motor vehicles and their trailers are registered (OJ L 299, 10.11.1998, p. 1).

Council Directive 91/542/EEC of 1 October 1991 amending Directive 88/77/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the measures to be taken against the emission of gaseous pollutants from diesel engines for use in vehicles (OJ L 295, 25.10.1991, p. 1).

Council Directive 92/6/EEC of 10 February 1992 on the installation and use of speed limitation devices for certain categories of motor vehicles in the Community (OJ L 57, 23.2.1992, p. 27), as last amended by Directive 2002/85/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 327, 4.12.2002, p. 8).

Council Directive 92/24/EEC of 31 March 1992 relating to speed limitation devices or similar speed limitation on-board systems of certain categories of motor vehicles (OJ L 129, 14.5.1992, p. 154), as amended by Directive 2004/11/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 44, 14.2.2004, p.19).

Council Directive 92/97/EEC of 10 November 1992 amending Directive 70/157/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the permissible sound level and the exhaust system of motor vehicles (OJ L 371, 19.12.1992, p. 1).

Council Directive 96/53/EC of 25 July 1996 laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorised dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorised weights in international traffic (OJ L 235, 17.9.1996, p. 59), as last amended by Directive 2002/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 67, 9.3.2002, p. 47).

Council Directive 96/96/EC of 20 December 1996 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers (OJ L 46, 17.2.1997, p. 1), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

Transport of dangerous goods by road

Council Directive 94/55/EC of 21 November 1994 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by road (OJ L 319, 12.12.1994, p. 7), as last amended by Commission Directive 2003/28/EC (OJ L 90, 8.4.2003, p. 45).

Council Directive 95/50/EC of 6 October 1995 on uniform procedures for checks on the transport of dangerous goods by road (OJ L 249, 17.10.1995, p. 35), as last amended by Council Directive 2001/26/EC (OJ L 168, 23.6.2001, p. 23).

Transport of dangerous goods by rail

Council Directive 96/49/EC of 23 July 1996 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by rail (OJ L 235, 17.9.1996, p. 25), as last amended by Commission Directive 2003/29/EC (OJ L 90, 8.4.2003, p. 47).

Safety advisers

Council Directive 96/35/EC of 3 June 1996 on the appointment and vocational qualification of safety advisers for the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail and inland waterway (OJ L 145, 19.6.1996, p. 10).

Directive 2000/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2000 on minimum examination requirements for safety advisers for the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail or inland waterway (OJ L 118, 19.5.2000, p. 41).

SECTION 4 —   ACCESS AND TRANSIT RIGHTS WITH REGARD TO RAILWAYS

Council Directive 95/18/EC of 19 June 1995 on the licensing of railway undertakings (OJ L 143, 27.6.1995, p. 70), as last amended by Directive 2004/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 164, 30.4.2004, p. 44).

Council Directive 95/19/EC of 19 June 1995 on the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the charging of infrastructure fees (OJ L 143, 27.6.1995, p. 75).

Council Directive 91/440/EEC of 29 July 1991 on the development of the Community's railways (OJ L 237, 24.8.1991, p. 25), as last amended by Directive 2004/51/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 164, 30.4.2004, p. 164).

SECTION 5 —   OTHER FIELDS

Council Directive 92/82/EEC of 19 October 1992 on the approximation of the rates of excise duties on mineral oils (OJ L 316, 31.10.1992, p. 19), as amended by Directive 1994/74/EC (OJ L 365, 31.12.1994, p. 46).’