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directive

noun behest, bidding, charge, command, commandment, declaration, decree, decretal, demand, dictate, direction, edict, enjoinment, fiat, hest, imperative, instruction, mandate, notification, order, ordinance, prescript, prescription, proclamation, requirement, rescript, ukase, writ
See also: causative, decretal, direction, fiat, guidance, mandate, order, procedural, regulation, requirement, rule, subpoena, writ

directive

a legislative Act of the European Union produced by the Council of the European Union and the Commission of the European Union. It directs member states to produce a certain effect within a certain time. This achieves the Community goal while respecting national differences. The member state need not legislate if it can achieve the same result by administrative measures. Failure to comply can result in action before the Court of Justice of the European Union at the instigation of the Commission. Directives are not directly applicable (see DIRECT APPLICABILITY) but they can have DIRECT EFFECT.
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While the Prince William County CSB chose not to pursue facilitation of advance directives by its staff, the Trillium Drop-In Center, which is an independent consumer-operated program for consumers in Prince William County, has made a commitment to offering education to consumers on advance directives and to making advance directive forms available to interested individuals.
For the most part, the Machinery Directive does allow self-certification, but it's doubtful whether this will save money.
By March 21, 2010, manufacturers' devices must be compliant with the modified Directive (Directive 2007/47/EC).
Recommendations to increase advance directive content in educational programs should be preceded by an investigation of knowledge retention and other factors impacting staff nurses' comfort in working with advance directives in the clinical setting.
The legislative intent of this directive is that when producers are responsible for their products at the end of their useful life, they will make more environmentally conscious decisions.
The directive will encourage the formation of special purpose vehicles, whose chief characteristic is that they are funded by the issuance of debt.
The directive includes a requirement that the stability operations portions of war plans are fully completed by the U.S.
@ FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DIRECTIVE, VISIT SECURITY MANAGEMENT ONLINE.
Directive 3000.5 "amounts to an admission that the White House and the Pentagon botched the planning for the war in Iraq--that their dismissal of 'nation-building' as a worthy concept and their subsequent failure to plan for 'stability operations' in Iraq (the official term for securing order and building stable institutions after an armed conflict) account, in large measure, for the mess we're in now," adds Slate's Fred Kaplan, a veteran military affairs reporter.
Of concern, therefore, is the overly broad interpretation of "grave necessity" by the Saskatoon Pastoral Directive. Bishop LeGatt has instructed his diocese that it should be interpreted in such a way that anyone "who comes forward for Communion during a Eucharistic celebration is understood to be in genuine spiritual need and to be requesting the Eucharist on his or her own initiative." This is a gross misinterpretation of "grave need."
To comply with the RoHS directive (EU Directive on the Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment), Omron has already initiated efforts to produce and market products free from hazardous chemical substances.

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