Session 28 | Brussels | 12 Sep 2013
Agenda Item 5. Update on European Commission ‘potpourri amendments’ progress

19. Mr. Martinez. The inter-service consultation has begun and the amendment for THC (total hydrocarbon and optional methane-equivalent limit values) is part of the package. The normal process is on-going and it is not known if there will be any concerns expressed by member states about the methane proposal. Because the amendment must go through the Council and Parliament (co-decision), probably at the beginning of next year, then if there is disagreement it could go for a second reading. Depending upon the ‘route’ of the regulation it could be another 1-1⁄2 to 2 years in completion.