Modified legislative proposal  
1999/0085(COD) - 20/03/2003  
On 8 April 1999, the Commission presented a proposal for a Council Directive codifying Council Directive 90/394/EEC of 28 June 1990 on the protection of workers from the risks related To exposure to carcinogens at work (Sixth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC). In its opinion of 11 May 1999 the Consultative Working Party of the legal services set up under the Interinstitutional Agreement of 20 December 1994 on an accelerated working method for official codification of legislative texts has stated that the above proposal does indeed confine itself to straightforward codification, without any substantive changes to the acts covered by it. In view of the work already carried out in the Council on the proposal, the Commission has decided to present - in accordance with Article 250(2) of the EC treaty - an amended proposal for codification of the Directive in question. This amended proposal also takes account of the purely formal or editorial amendments proposed by the Consultative Working Party of Legal Services, where these are considered justified.�