European Union – Environment. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of Annex IIB to Council Directive (EC) 1999/13 (Directive 1999/13). The request was made in proceedings between Nannoka Vulcanus Industries BV (Nannoka) and the Executive Board of the Provincial Committee for the Region of Gelderland; (the Board), concerning the Board's order requiring Nannoka to discontinue and rectify, on pain of imposition of periodic penalties, its infringement of the Netherlands legislation transposing Directive 1999/13.