Judgment of the Court (First Chamber), 12 December 2013

Shell Nederland Verkoopmaatschappij BV and Belgian Shell NV

Requests for a preliminary ruling from the Rechtbank te Rotterdam

Environment – Waste – Concept – Directive 2006/12/EC – Shipments of waste – Information from the competent national authorities – Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 – Discarding of a substance or object or intention or requirement to discard it

Joined Cases C‑241/12 and C‑242/12


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
07/02/2014 Shell Nederland and Belgian Shell
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2013:821
12/12/2013 Shell Nederland and Belgian Shell
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2013:821
12/12/2013 Shell Nederland and Belgian Shell
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2013:405
18/06/2013 Shell Nederland and Belgian Shell
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
27/07/2012 Shell Nederland and Belgian Shell
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Order
ECLI:EU:C:2012:405
02/07/2012 Shell Nederland and Belgian Shell
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Rechtbank te Rotterdam – Netherlands – Interpretation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 of 1 February 1993 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community (OJ 1993 L 30, p. 1) and Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste (OJ 2006 L 190, p. 1) – Concept of ‘waste’ – Shipment of Ultra Light Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) by vessel from the Netherlands to Belgium – ULSD mixed accidentally, when the vessel was being loaded, with Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) – Product no longer corresponding to the specifications agreed upon by the buyer and the vendor – Buyer who became aware of that fact at the time of delivery in Belgium – Diesel taken back by the vendor and shipped to the Netherlands – Purchase price refunded to the buyer – Vendor having the intention of placing the diesel back on the market, whether or not after mixing it with another product – Inclusion or noninclusion in the concept of waste

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 191 -P2 : paragraph 38
  • Regulation 259/93 : paragraphs 1, 25, 27, 30
  • Regulation 259/93 -A02 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 259/93 -A02LA : paragraph 34
  • Regulation 259/93 -A03P1 : paragraphs 5, 32
  • Regulation 259/93 -A05P1 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 259/93 -A06P1 : paragraphs 7, 32
  • Regulation 259/93 -A26P1 : paragraph 8
  • Regulation 259/93 -C6 : paragraphs 3, 31
  • Directive 2006/12 : paragraphs 48, 53
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01 : paragraph 13
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01P1LA : paragraphs 34, 36, 38, 41, 43, 45, 46
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01P1LE : paragraph 39
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01P1LF : paragraph 39
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01P2 : paragraph 35
  • Directive 2006/12 -A04 : paragraphs 14, 42
  • Directive 2006/12 -A08 : paragraph 15
  • Directive 2006/12 -A20 : paragraphs 16, 34
  • Directive 2006/12 -A21 : paragraph 17
  • Directive 2006/12 -C2 : paragraphs 12, 38
  • Directive 2006/12 -N1 : paragraphs 18, 35
  • Directive 2006/12 -N2B : paragraph 19
  • Regulation 1013/2006 : paragraphs 1, 25, 27, 28
  • Regulation 1013/2006 -A02 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 1013/2006 -A61P1 : paragraph 10
  • Regulation 1013/2006 -A64P1 : paragraphs 11, 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/96 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -418/97 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -9/00 : paragraphs 40, 42, 50, 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -114/01 : paragraph 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -263/05 : paragraphs 37, 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -176/06 : paragraph 43
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -188/07 : paragraphs 37, 38

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 259/93 -A02LA

Opinion

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 174 -P2 : points 2, 32
  • TFEU, Article 191 -P2 : points 2, 32
  • Directive 75/442 -A01 : point 3
  • Directive 91/156 : point 3
  • Regulation 259/93 : point 3
  • Regulation 259/93 -A02LA : points 5, 43
  • Regulation 259/93 -A02LI : point 5
  • Regulation 259/93 -A02LK : point 5
  • Regulation 259/93 -A03P1 : points 2, 6
  • Regulation 259/93 -A05P1 : points 2, 7
  • Regulation 259/93 -A06P1 : point 8
  • Regulation 259/93 -A26 : point 9
  • Regulation 259/93 -C6 : point 4
  • Regulation 259/93 -C9 : point 4
  • Regulation 259/93 -C18 : point 4
  • Regulation 259/93 -N3 : point 19
  • Regulation 259/93 -TIT2 : points 6, 8
  • Directive 98/70 : point 40
  • Directive 2006/12 : points 3, 10, 32
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01LA : point 24
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01LC : point 24
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01P1 : point 11
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01P1LA : points 34, 37
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01P1LB : points 29, 38
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01P1LC : points 38, 39
  • Directive 2006/12 -A01P1LE : point 29
  • Directive 2006/12 -A20 : point 12
  • Directive 2006/12 -C2 : point 10
  • Directive 2006/12 -C3 : point 10
  • Directive 2006/12 -C4 : point 10
  • Directive 2006/12 -N1 : points 19, 20, 24, 41
  • Directive 2006/12 -N2LA : point 29
  • Directive 2006/13 -A61 : point 2
  • Directive 2008/98 : point 37
  • Directive 2008/98 -A06 : point 37
  • Directive 2008/98 -A41 : point 3
  • Directive 2011/63 : point 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -206/88 : point 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -304/94 : point 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/96 : points 30, 32, 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -418/97 : point 36
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -9/00 : points 31, 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -9/00 : points 29, 30, 32, 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -176/05 : point 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -188/07 : points 20, 29, 34 - 36
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -358/11 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -358/11 : point 21
  • Written Parliamentary question - 92001E003582 : point 26


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 18/05/2012

Date of the Opinion

  • 18/06/2013

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

12/12/2013


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Applications: OJ C 243 from 11.08.2012, p.5

Judgment: OJ C 52 from 22.02.2014, p.11

Name of the parties

Shell Nederland and Belgian Shell

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Roset, Sébastien: Déchets, Europe 2014 Février Com. nº 2 p.44 (FR)
  2. Dans, E. ; Van der Veen, G.A.: Administratiefrechtelijke beslissingen ; Rechtspraak bestuursrecht 2014 nº 114 (NL)
  3. Boot, S.W. ; Walvaren, B.J.W.: Milieu en recht 2014 p.202-205 (NL)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Rechtbank Rotterdam - Netherlands

Subject-matter

  • Environment
  • - Waste

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Borg Barthet

Advocate General

Jääskinen

Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English