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Document 32022R1629

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1629 of 21 September 2022 establishing measures for the containment of Ceratocystis platani (J.M. Walter) Engelbr. & T.C. Harr. within certain demarcated areas

C/2022/6667

OJ L 245, 22.9.2022, p. 14–26 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

Legal status of the document In force: This act has been changed. Current consolidated version: 12/03/2024

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2022/1629/oj

22.9.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 245/14


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2022/1629

of 21 September 2022

establishing measures for the containment of Ceratocystis platani (J.M. Walter) Engelbr. & T.C. Harr. within certain demarcated areas

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on protective measures against pests of plants, amending Regulations (EU) No 228/2013, (EU) No 652/2014 and (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 69/464/EEC, 74/647/EEC, 93/85/EEC, 98/57/EC, 2000/29/EC, 2006/91/EC and 2007/33/EC (1), and in particular Article 28(1), points (d) and (e), and Article 28(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 (2) lays down, in Part B of Annex II, the list of Union quarantine pests known to occur in the Union territory.

(2)

Ceratocystis platani (J.M. Walter) Engelbr. & T.C. Harr. (‘the specified pest’) is included in that list, as it is known to occur in certain parts of the Union territory, having significant impact on Platanus L. plants (‘the specified plants’) and on wood of Platanus L. (‘the specified wood’), the main hosts for that pest.

(3)

The surveys carried out pursuant to Article 19 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 show that the eradication of the specified pest in certain demarcated areas is no longer possible.

(4)

Therefore, measures should be established for the containment of the specified pest within those demarcated areas, consisting of infected zones and buffer zones. Those measures should be in line with the available technical and scientific evidence with regard to the specified plants and the specified wood.

(5)

The competent authorities should raise public awareness to ensure that the general public and professional operators, concerned by the containment measures in the demarcated areas, are aware of the applied measures and the delimitation of the demarcated areas for that purpose.

(6)

Nevertheless, if the specified pest is found in a buffer zone surrounding an infected zone subject to measures for the containment of the specified pest, that new finding should result in the establishment of a new demarcated area by the competent authority, where eradication is pursued.

(7)

Annual surveys for the presence of the specified pest as set out in Article 22 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1231 (3) should be carried out to ensure the early detection of the specified pest in areas of the Union territory where the specified pest is not known to be present. Those surveys should be based on the pest survey card on the specified pest published by the European Food Safety Authority, as it takes into account the latest scientific and technical developments.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation establishes measures for the containment of Ceratocystis platani (J.M. Walter) Engelbr. & T.C. Harr. within the demarcated areas where its eradication is not possible.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions apply:

(1)

‘the specified pest’ means Ceratocystis platani (J.M. Walter) Engelbr. & T.C. Harr.;

(2)

‘the specified plants’ means plants of the genus Platanus L. other than seeds;

(3)

‘the specified wood’ means wood of the genus Platanus L.;

(4)

‘the demarcated area for containment’ means an area listed in Annex I, where the specified pest cannot be eradicated;

(5)

‘the pest survey card’ means the publication ‘Pest survey card on Ceratocysis platani’ (4) of the European Food Safety Authority.

Article 3

Establishment of demarcated areas for containment

The competent authorities shall establish the demarcated areas for containment of the specified pest consisting of an infected zone and a buffer zone of a width of at least 1 km, surrounding the infected zone.

Article 4

Measures within the demarcated areas for containment

1.   In the infected zones, the competent authorities shall ensure:

(a)

removal of specified plants and specified wood infected with the specified pest before the next growing season, applying appropriate measures to prevent the spread of the specified pest by the stump, sawdust, wood parts and soil debris at the felling site and ensure their destruction at appropriate treatment facilities;

(b)

prohibition on the movement of specified wood resulting from the removal of specified plants infected with the specified pest out of the infected zone, except in cases where:

(i)

there is no appropriate treatment facility available within the infected zone;

(ii)

the treatment is carried out in the closest treatment facility outside the infected zone, which is capable of doing such a treatment; and

(iii)

the transport takes place under official supervision of the competent authorities and within enclosed vehicles, which ensure that spillage of the specified wood is prevented and that the specified pest cannot spread;

(c)

prohibition on planting specified plants in the respective infected zones, other than those known to be resistant to the specified pest;

(d)

prohibition on the removal and transport of soil from an infected zone to other zones, unless previous appropriate treatment to ensure freedom from the specified pest has been applied;

(e)

cleaning and disinfection of pruning tools and machinery before and after being in contact with the specified plants or its soil; and

(f)

treatment, in case of pruning of specified plants, of pruning wounds with appropriate preventive treatments.

2.   In the buffer zones, the competent authorities shall ensure:

(a)

Prohibition on planting specified plants in the buffer zone, other than those known to be resistant to the specified pest;

(b)

cleaning and disinfection of pruning tools and machinery, before and after being in contact with the specified plants or its soil, or with specified wood; and

(c)

treatment, in case of pruning of specified plants, of pruning wounds with appropriate preventive treatments.

3.   Where the presence of the specified pest has been officially confirmed in the buffer zone, Articles 17 and 18 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 shall apply.

4.   Within the demarcated areas for containment, the competent authorities shall raise public awareness concerning the threat of the specified pest and the measures adopted to prevent its further spread outside of those areas.

The competent authorities shall inform the general public and the professional operators concerned of the delimitation of the demarcated area for containment.

Article 5

Surveys

1.   The competent authorities shall carry out the surveys as provided for in paragraphs 2 and 3, taking into account the information referred to in the pest survey card.

2.   They shall carry out annual risk based surveys for the presence of the specified pest in the areas of the Union territory where the specified pest is not known to be present but could become established.

3.   In the buffer zones of the demarcated areas for containment, they shall carry out annual surveys, as referred to in Article 19(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031, to detect the presence of the specified pest.

Those surveys shall include:

(a)

visual examinations of the specified plants to detect the specified pest; and

(b)

sampling and testing, in the case of suspicion of the presence of the specified pest.

Those surveys shall be more intensive than the surveys referred to in paragraph 2, with a higher number of visual examinations and, where appropriate, sampling and testing.

Article 6

Reporting

By 30 April of each year, Member States shall submit to the Commission and to the other Member States the results of the surveys carried out, in the preceding calendar year, pursuant to:

(a)

Article 5(2) of this Regulation, using one of the templates set out in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1231;

(b)

Article 5(3) of this Regulation, using one of the templates set out in Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 7

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 21 September 2022.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)   OJ L 317, 23.11.2016, p. 4.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 of 28 November 2019 establishing uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and the Council, as regards protective measures against pests of plants, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 690/2008 and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2019 (OJ L 319, 10.12.2019, p. 1).

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1231 of 27 August 2020 on the format and instructions for the annual reports on the results of the surveys and on the format of the multiannual survey programmes and the practical arrangements, respectively provided for in Articles 22 and 23 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and the Council (OJ L 280, 28.8.2020, p. 1).

(4)  Pest survey card on Ceratocystis platani. EFSA supporting publication 2021:EN-6822. doi:10.2903/sp.efsa.2021.EN-6822. Available online: https://arcg.is/15CyXW.


ANNEX I

List of demarcated areas for containment as referred to in Article 2

France

Number/name of demarcated area (DA)

Zone of DA

Region

Municipalities or other administrative/geographic delimitations

1.

Canal du Midi et Canal de la Robine

Infected zone

Aude (11)

100 m on each side of the canal in the following municipalities: Alzonne; Argeliers; Argens-Minervois; Azille; Blomac; Bram; Carcassonne; Castelnaudary; Caux-et-Sauzens; Ginestas; Homps; La Redorte; Lasbordes; Marseillette; Mirepeisset; Montréal; Moussan; Narbonne; Ouveillan; Paraza; Pexiora; Pezens; Puichéric; Roubia; Saint-Martin-Lalande; Saint-Nazaire-d’Aude; Sainte-Eulalie; Sallèle d’Aude; Trèbes; Ventenac-en-Minervois; Villalier; Villedubert; Villemoustaussou; Villepinte; Villesèquelande

Hérault (34)

100 m on each side of the canal in the following municipalities: Agde; Béziers; Capestang; Cers; Colombiers; Cruzy; Nissan-lez-Ensérune; Olonzac; Poilhes; Portiragnes; Quarante; Vias; Villeneuve-les-Béziers

Buffer zone

Aude (11)

1 km around the infected zone in the following municipalities: Alzonne; Argeliers; Argens-Minervois; Arzens; Azille; Badens; Bages; Baraigne; Barbaira; Berriac; Blomac; Bouilhonnac; Bram; Canet; Capendu; Carcassonne; Castelnau d’Aude; Castelnaudary; Caux-et-Sauzens; Conques sur Orbiel; Cuxac d’Aude; Floure; Fonties d’Aude; Ginestas; Gruissan; Homps; La Redorte; Labastide-d-Anjou; Lasbordes; Lézignan Corbières; Marseillette; Mas-saintes-Puelles; Mirepeisset; Mireval Lauragais; Montferrand; Montréal; Moussan; Narbonne; Ouveillan; Paraza; Pennautier; Pexiora; Peyriac de Mer; Pezens; Port-la-Nouvelle; Puichéric; Raissac d’Aude; Roquecourbe Minervois; Roubia; Rustiques; Saint-Couat d’Aude; Sainte-Eulalie; Sainte-Valière; Saint-Marcel sur Aude; Saint-Martin-Lalande; Saint-Nazaire-d’Aude; Sallèle d’Aude; Sigean; Tourouzelle; Trèbes; Ventenac Cabardès; Ventenac-en-Minervois; Villalier; Villedubert; Villemoustaussou; Villepinte; Villesèquelande

Hérault (34)

1 km around the infected zone in the following municipalities: Agde; Béziers; Capestang; Cers; Colombiers; Cruzy; Marseillan; Montady; Montels; Montouliers; Nissan-lez-Ensérune; Olonzac; Poilhes; Portiragnes; Quarante; Sauvian; Sérignan; Vias; Villeneuve-les-Béziers

2.

Adour et affluents

Infected zone

Hautes-Pyrénées (65)

Andrest; Ansost; Artagnan; Aureilhan; Aurensan; Auriébat; Barbachen; Bazet; Bazillac; Bordères-sur-l’Échez; Bours; Caixon; Camalès; Escondeaux; Estirac; Gayan; Gensac; Horgues; Lafitole; Lagarde; Laloubère; Larreule; Liac; Marsac; Maubourguet; Monfaucon; Nouilhan; Odos; Oursbelille; Pujo; Rabastens-de-Bigorre; Saint-Lézer; Sarniguet; Sarriac-Bigorre; Sauveterre; Ségalas; Séméac; Siarrouy; Sombrun; Soues; Talazac; Tarbes; Tostat; Ugnouas; Vic-en-Bigorre; Villenave-près-Marsac

Gers (32)

Haget

Buffer zone

Hautes-Pyrénées (65)

Castelnau-Rivière-Basse; Caussade-Rivière; Hères; Labatut-Rivière; Villefranque

1 km around the infected zone in the following municipalities: Barbazan-Debat; Boulin; Buzon; Castéra-Lou; Chis; Dours; Ibos; Juillan; Lacassagne; Lahitte-Toupières; Lascazères; Lescurry; Louey; Momères; Mingot; Orleix; Orois; Pintac; Saint-Martin; Salles-Adour; Sanous; Sarrouilles; Tarasteix

Gers (32)

Armentieux; Jû-Belloc; Ladevèze-Ville; Tieste-Uragnoux

1 km around the infected zone in the following municipalities: Beccas; Betplan; Cazeaux-Villecomtal; Malabat; Marciac; Montégut-Arros; Saint-Justin; Sembouès; Villecomtal-Sur-Arros

Pyrénées-Atlantique (Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

1 km around the infected zone in the following municipalities: Castéide-Doat; Labatut; Lamayou; Moncaup; Montaner; Monségur

3.

Vaucluse/Bouches-du-Rhône/Var

Infected zone

Bouches du Rhône (13)

Aix-en-Provence; Allauch; Arles; Aubagne; Auriol; Barbentane; Berre-l’Etang; Cabannes; Cadolive; Carry-le-Rouet; Ceyreste; Châteaurenard; Cornillon-Confoux; Cuges-les-Pins; Eygalières; Eyguières; Eyragues; Fuveau; Gémenos; Gignac-la-Nerthe; Grans; Graveson; Gréasque; Istres; Jouques; La Bouilladisse; La Ciotat; La Destrousse; La Fare-les-Oliviers; La Penne-sur-Huveaune; Lamanon; Lambesc; Le Tholonet; Les Pennes-Mirabeau; Maillane; Mallemort; Marignane; Marseille; Martigues; Mas-Blanc-des-Alpilles; Maussane-les-Alpilles; Meyrargues; Meyreuil; Mollégès; Mouriès; Noves; Orgon; Pélissanne; Peyrolles-en-Provence; Plan-de-Cuques; Plan-d’Orgon; Port-de-Bouc; Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône; Puyloubier; Rognonas; Roquevaire; Saint-Andiol; Saint-Chamas; Saint-Etienne-du-Grès; Saint-Martin-de-Crau; Saint-Rémy-de-Provence; Saint-Victoret; Salon-de-Provence; Sénas; Simiane-Collongue; Tarascon; Trets; Velaux; Venelles; Ventabren; Verquiéres; Vitrolles

Var (83)

Cogolin; Draguignan; Hyères; La Garde; La Londe-les-Maures; La Seyne-sur-Mer; Le Beausset; Le Luc; Les Arcs; Pignans; Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer; Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume; Saint-Tropez; Saint-Zacharie; Toulon

Vaucluse (84)

Althen-des-Paluds; Apt; Avignon; Beaumes-de-Venise; Bédarrides; Bonnieux; Cadenet; Caderousse; Camaret-sur-Aigues; Carpentras; Caumont-sur-Durance; Cavaillon; Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne; Châteauneuf-du-Pape; Courthézon; Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue; Fontaine-se-Vaucluse; Gargas; Gignac; Gigondas; Gordes; Goult; Jonquerettes; Jonquières; La Tour-d’Aigues; Lagnes; Lapalud; Lauris; Le Pontet; Le Thor; L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue; Loriol-du-Comtat; Lourmarin; Malaucène; Mazan; Mérindol; Modène; Mondragon; Monteux; Morières-lès-Avignon; Oppède; Orange; Pernes-les-Fontaines; Pertuis; Piolenc; Robion; Saignon; Saint-Didier; Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt; Saint-Saturnin-lès-Avignon; Sarrians; Saumane-de-Vaucluse; Sorgues; Travaillan; Vedène; Velleron; Venasque; Villelaure; Violes

Buffer zone

Bouches du Rhône (13)

Alleins; Aureille; Aurons; Beaurecueil; Belcodène; Bouc-Bel-Air; Boulbon; Cabriès; Carnoux-en-Provence; Cassis; Charleval; Châteauneuf-le-Rouge; Châteauneuf-les-Martigues; Coudoux; Eguilles; Ensuès-la-Redonne; Fontvieille; Fos-sur-Mer; Gardanne; La Barben; La Roque-d’Anthéron; Lançon-Provence; Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade; Le Rove; Les Baux-de-Provence; Mimet; Miramas; Paradou; Peynier; Peypin; Rognac; Rognes; Roquefort-la-Bédoule; Rousset; Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon; Saint-Cannat; Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer; Saint-Estève-Janson; Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde; Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts; Saint-Paul-lès-Durance; Saint-Pierre-de-Mézoargues; Saint-Savournin; Sausset-les-Pins; Septèmes-les-Vallons; Vauvenargues; Vernègues

Var (83)

Ampus; Bandol; Besse-sur-Issole; Bormes-les-Mimosas; Bras; Brue-Auriac; Cabasse; Carnoules; Carqueiranne; Cavalaire-sur-Mer; Châteaudouble; Collobrières; Evenos; Figanières; Flassans-sur-Issole; Flayosc; Gassin; Gonfaron; Grimaud; La Cadiere-d’Azur; La Crau; La Croix-Valmer; La Farlède; La Mole; La Motte; La Valette-du-Var; Le Cannet-des-Maures; Le Castellet; Le Muy; Le Pradet; Le Revest-les-Eaux; Le Thoronet; Les Mayons; Lorgues; Nans-les-Pins; Ollières; Ollioules; Pierrefeu-du-Var; Plan-d’Aups-Sainte-Baume; Pourcieux; Pourrières; Puget-Ville; Ramatuelle; Rians; Riboux; Rougiers; Sainte-Maxime; Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer; Sanary-sur-Mer; Seillons-Source-d’Argens; Signes; Six-Fours-les-Plages; Taradeau; Tourves; Trans-en-Provence; Vidauban

Vaucluse (84)

Ansouis; Aubignan; Auribeau; Beaumettes; Beaumont-de-Pertuis; Beaumont-du-Ventoux; Bedoin; Blauvac; Bollène; Buoux; Cabrieres-d’Avignon; Cairanne; Caromb; Caseneuve; Castellet; Cheval-Blanc; Crestet; Crillon-le-Brave; Cucuron; Entrechaux; Grambois; Joucas; La Bastidonne; La Motte-d’Aigues; La Roque-Alric; La Roque-sur-Pernes; Lacoste; Lafare; Lagarde-d’Apt; Lamotte-du-Rhône; Le Barroux; Le Beaucet; Lioux; Malemort-du-Comtat; Maubec; Ménerbes; Méthamis; Mirabeau; Mormoiron; Mornas; Murs; Puget; Puyvert; Rasteau; Roussillon; Rustrel; Sablet; Saint-Christol; Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes; Saint-Hippolyte-le-Graveyron; Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux; Saint-Martin-de-Castillon; Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque; Saint-Pantaléon; Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols; Sannes; Sault; Seguret; Sérignan-du-Comtat; Sivergues; Suzette; Taillades; Uchaux; Vacqueyras; Vaison-la-Romaine; Vaugines; Viens; Villars

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)

Simiane-la-Rotonde

Ardèche (07)

Bourg-Saint-Andéol; Saint-Just-d’Ardèche; Saint-Marcel-d’Ardèche

Drôme (26)

Mollans-sur-Ouvèze; Pierrelatte; Rochegude; Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux; Suze-la-Rousse

Gard (30)

Aramon; Beaucaire; Chusclan; Codolet; Fourques; Laudun-l’Ardoise; Les Angles; Montfaucon; Pont-Saint-Esprit; Roquemaure; Saint-Alexandre; Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts; Saint-Geniès-de-Comolas; Saint-Gilles; Sauveterre; Vallabrègues; Vénéjan; Villeneuve-lès-Avignon


ANNEX II

Templates for reporting of the results of the annual surveys carried out pursuant to Article 6(b)

PART A

1.   Template for reporting of the results of annual surveys

Image 1

2.   Instructions how to fill in the template

If this template is filled, the template in Part B of this Annex is not to be filled.

For column 1:

Indicate the name of the geographical area, outbreak number or any information that allows identification of this demarcated area (DA) and the date when it was established.

For column 2:

Indicate the size of the DA before the start of the survey.

For column 3:

Indicate the size of the DA after the survey.

For column 4:

Indicate the approach: Containment (C). Please, include as many rows as necessary, depending on the number of DA per pest and the approaches these areas are subject to.

For column 5:

Indicate the zone of the DA where the survey was carried out, including as many rows as necessary: Infected zone (IZ) or buffer zone (BZ), using separate rows. When applicable, indicate the area of the BZ where the survey was carried out (e.g. last 20 km adjacent to the BZ, around nurseries, etc.) in different rows.

For column 6:

Indicate the number and the description of the survey sites, by choosing one of the following entries for the description:

1.

Open air (production area): 1.1. field (arable, pasture); 1.2. orchard/vineyard; 1.3. nursery; 1.4. forest;

2.

Open air (other): 2.1. private garden; 2.2. public sites; 2.3. conservation area; 2.4. wild plants in areas other than conservation areas; 2.5. other, with specification of the particular case (e.g. garden centre, commercial sites that uses wood packaging material, wood industry, wetlands, irrigation and drainage network, etc.);

3.

Physically closed conditions: 3.1. greenhouse; 3.2. private site, other than greenhouse; 3.3. public site, other than greenhouse; 3.4. other, with specification of the particular case (e.g. garden centre, commercial sites that uses wood packaging material, wood industry).

For column 7:

Indicate which are the risk areas identified based on the biology of the pest(s), presence of host plants, eco-climatic conditions and risk locations.

For column 8:

Indicate the risk areas included in the survey, from those identified in column 7.

For column 9:

Indicate plants, fruits, seeds, soil, packaging material, wood, machinery, vehicles, water, other, specifying the specific case.

For column 10:

Indicate the list of plant species/genera surveyed, using one row per plant species/genera.

For column 11:

Indicate the months of the year when the survey was carried out.

For column 12:

Indicate the details of the survey, depending on the specific legal requirements of each pest. Indicate with N/A when the information of certain column is not applicable.

For columns 13 and 14:

Indicate the results, if applicable, providing the information available in the corresponding columns. ‘Undetermined’ are those analysed samples for which no result was obtained due to different factors (e.g. below detection level, unprocessed sample-not identified, old).

For column 15:

Indicate the outbreak notifications of the year when the survey took place for findings in the BZ. The outbreak notification number does not need to be included when the competent authority has decided that the finding is one of the cases referred to in Article 14(2), Article 15(2) or Article 16 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031. In that case, indicate the reason for not providing this information in column 16 (‘Comments’).

PART B

1.   Template for reporting of the results of statistically based annual surveys

Image 2

2.   Instructions how to fill in the template

If this template is filled, the template in Part A of this Annex is not to be filled.

Explain the underlying assumptions for the survey design per pest. Summarise and justify:

the target population, epidemiological unit and inspection units,

the detection method and method sensitivity,

the risk factor(s), indicating the risk levels and corresponding relative risks and proportions of host plant population.

For column 1:

Indicate the name of the geographical area, outbreak number or any information that allows identification of this demarcated area (DA) and the date when it was established.

For column 2:

Indicate the size of the DA before the start of the survey.

For column 3:

Indicate the size of the DA after the survey.

For column 4:

Indicate the approach: Containment (C). Please, include as many rows as necessary, depending on the number of DA per pest and the approaches these areas are subject to.

For column 5:

Indicate the zone of the DA where the survey was carried out, including as many rows as necessary: Infected zone (IZ) or buffer zone (BZ), using separate rows. When applicable, indicate the area of the BZ where the survey was carried out (e.g. last 20 km adjacent to the BZ, around nurseries, etc.) in different rows.

For column 6:

Indicate the number and the description of the survey sites, by choosing one of the following entries for the description:

1.

Open air (production area): 1.1 field (arable, pasture); 1.2. orchard/vineyard; 1.3. nursery; 1.4. forest;

2.

Open air (other): 2.1. private gardens; 2.2. public sites; 2.3. conservation area; 2.4. wild plants in areas other than conservation areas; 2.5. other, with specification of the particular case (e.g. garden centre, commercial sites that uses wood packaging material, wood industry, wetlands, irrigation and drainage network, etc.);

3.

Physically closed conditions: 3.1. greenhouse; 3.2. private site, other than greenhouse; 3.3. public site, other than greenhouse; 3.4. other, with specification of the particular case (e.g. garden centre, commercial sites that uses wood packaging material, wood industry).

For column 7:

Indicate the months of the year when the surveys were carried out.

For column 8:

Indicate the chosen target population providing accordingly the list of host species/genera and area covered. The target population is defined as the ensemble of inspection units. Its size is defined typically for agricultural areas as hectares, but could be lots, fields, greenhouses, etc. Please justify the choice made in the underlying assumptions. Indicate the inspection units surveyed. ‘Inspection unit’ means plants, plant parts, commodities, materials, pest vectors that had been scrutinised for identifying and detecting the pests.

For column 9:

Indicate the epidemiological units surveyed, indicating their description and unit of measurement. ‘Epidemiological unit’ means a homogeneous area where the interactions between the pest, the host plants and the abiotic and biotic factors and conditions would result into the same epidemiology, should the pest be present. The epidemiological units are a subdivision of the target population that are homogenous in terms of epidemiology with at least one host plant. In some cases the whole host population in a region/area/country may be defined as epidemiological unit. They could be Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) regions, urban areas, forests, rose gardens or farms, or hectares. The choice shall be justified in the underlying assumptions.

For column 10:

Indicate the methods used during the survey including the number of activities in each case, depending on the specific legal requirements of each pest. Indicate with N/A when the information of certain column is not available.

For column 11:

Indicate an estimation of the sampling effectiveness. Sampling effectiveness means the probability of selecting infected plant parts from an infected plant. For vectors, it is the effectiveness of the method to capture a positive vector when it is present in the survey area. For soil, it is the effectiveness of selecting a soil sample containing the pest when the pest is present in the survey area.

For column 12:

‘Method sensitivity’ means the probability of a method to correctly detect pest presence. The method sensitivity is defined as the probability that a truly positive host tests positive. It is the multiplication of the sampling effectiveness (i.e. probability of selecting infected plant parts from an infected plant) by the diagnostic sensitivity (characterised by the visual inspection and/or laboratory test used in the identification process).

For column 13:

Provide the risk factors in different rows, using as many rows as necessary. For each risk factor indicate the risk level and corresponding relative risk and proportion of host population.

For column B:

Indicate the details of the survey, depending on the specific legal requirements for each pest. Indicate with N/A when the information of certain column is not applicable. The information to be provided in these columns is related to the information included in the column 10 ‘Detection methods’.

For column 18:

Indicate the number of trapping sites in case this number differs from the number of traps (Column 17) (e.g. the same trap is used in different places).

For column 21:

Indicate the number of samples found positive, negative or undetermined. ‘Undetermined’ are those analysed samples for which no result was obtained due to different factors (e.g. below detection level, unprocessed sample-not identified, old, etc.).

For column 22:

Indicate the outbreak notifications of the year when the survey took place for findings in the buffer zone. The outbreak notification number does not need to be included when the competent authority has decided that the finding is one of the cases referred to in Articles 14(2), 15(2) or 16 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031. In this case, please indicate the reason for not providing this information in column 25 (‘Comments’).

For column 23:

Indicate the sensitivity of the survey, as defined in International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM 31). This value of the achieved confidence level of pest freedom is calculated based on the examinations (and/or samples) performed given the method sensitivity and the design prevalence.

For column 24:

Indicate the design prevalence based on a pre-survey estimate of the likely actual prevalence of the pest in the field. The design prevalence is set as a goal of the survey and corresponds to the compromise the risk managers are making between the risk of having the pest and the resources available for the survey. Typically, for a detection survey a value of 1 % is set.


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