Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 29 October 2009.

Commission of the European Communities v Ireland.

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Directive 75/442/EEC - Waste - Domestic waste waters discharged through septic tanks in the countryside - Waste not covered by other legislation - Failure to transpose.

Case C-188/08.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
19/12/2009 Commission v Ireland
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2009:670
29/10/2009 Commission v Ireland
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:C:2009:670
29/10/2009 Commission v Ireland
Application (OJ)
02/02/2008 Commission v Ireland
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Reports of Cases

2009 I-00172*

Summary publication

Subject-matter

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations – Infringement, so far as domestic wastewater discharged by septic tanks is concerned, of Articles 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of Council Directive 75/442/EEC of 15 July 1975 on waste (OJ 1975 L 194, p. 39), as amended by Council Directive 91/156/EEC of 18 March 1991 (OJ 1991 L 78, p. 32) – Waste not covered by other legislation

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-21 Environment
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-21 Environment


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Directive 75/442 : paragraphs 1, 7, 35, 47, 48, 60, 66, 70, 74, 77, 78, 80, 81
  • Directive 75/442 -A01 : paragraphs 2, 33
  • Directive 75/442 -A02P1 : paragraph 3
  • Directive 75/442 -A02P1LB : paragraphs 37, 59, 82, 83
  • Directive 75/442 -A02P1LBLIV : paragraphs 34, 45
  • Directive 75/442 -A04 : paragraphs 4, 37, 38, 46, 49, 50, 73, 83, 85
  • Directive 75/442 -A04L1T2 : paragraph 67
  • Directive 75/442 -A08 : paragraphs 5, 37, 38, 46, 49, 83, 85
  • Directive 75/442 -A13 : paragraph 6
  • Directive 75/442 -A15 : paragraph 46
  • Directive 75/442 -N1 : paragraph 33
  • Directive 75/442 -N2A : paragraph 49
  • Directive 75/442 -N2B : paragraph 49
  • Directive 80/68 : paragraph 36
  • Directive 91/156 : paragraph 1
  • Directive 91/271 : paragraph 36
  • Decision 2000/532 : paragraph 33
  • Directive 2006/12 : paragraph 7
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -9/00 : paragraph 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -64/01 : paragraph 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -1/03 : paragraph 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -252/05 : paragraphs 34, 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/05 : paragraph 57

Operative part

  • Reference : Directive 75/442 -A04
  • Reference : Directive 75/442 -A08

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 06/05/2008

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

29/10/2009


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 197 from 02.08.2008, p.7

Judgment: OJ C 312 from 19.12.2009, p.7

Name of the parties

Commission v Ireland

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Tshitende wa Mpinda, Willy: Déchets, Revue juridique de l'environnement 2010 p.177-178
  2. Curtil, Olivier: Chronique de jurisprudence communautaire 2009 - La gestion des politiques communautaires par les États membres - La compétence des États membres en matière environnementale, Revue de droit rural 2010 nº 387 p.38-40



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Environment
  • - Waste

Procedure and result

  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations : application granted

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Bonichot

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available