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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/150 of 20 January 2023 amending certain Annexes to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620 as regards the approval or withdrawal of the disease-free status of certain Member States or zones or compartments thereof as regards certain listed diseases (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2023/368

OJ L 20, 23.1.2023, p. 33–40 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2023/150/oj

23.1.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 20/33


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/150

of 20 January 2023

amending certain Annexes to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620 as regards the approval or withdrawal of the disease-free status of certain Member States or zones or compartments thereof as regards certain listed diseases

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on transmissible animal diseases and amending and repealing certain acts in the area of animal health (‘Animal Health Law’) (1), and in particular Articles 31(3), 36(4) and 42(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) 2016/429 lays down disease-specific rules for the diseases listed in accordance with Article 5(1) thereof and lays down how those rules are to be applied to different categories of listed diseases. Regulation (EU) 2016/429 provides for the Member States to establish compulsory eradication programmes for the listed diseases referred to in Article 9(1), point (b), thereof, and for optional eradication programmes for listed diseases referred to in Article 9(1), point (c), thereof, and for the approval of such programmes by the Commission. That Regulation also provides for the approval or withdrawal by the Commission of the disease-free status of Member States or zones or compartments thereof with regard to certain listed diseases referred to in Article 9(1), points (b) and (c), thereof.

(2)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 (2) supplements Regulation (EU) 2016/429 and lays down the criteria for granting, maintaining, suspending and withdrawing disease-free status for Member States or zones or compartments thereof, and the requirements for the approval of compulsory or optional eradication programmes for Member States or zones or compartments thereof.

(3)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620 (3) lays down implementing rules for the listed diseases referred to in Article 9(1), points (a), (b) and (c), of Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of animals, as regards the disease-free and non-vaccination status of certain Member States or zones or compartments thereof, and the approval of eradication programmes for those listed diseases. More particularly, it lists in the Annexes thereto, the Member States or zones or compartments thereof with disease-free status. The changing epidemiological situation of certain diseases makes it necessary to now amend certain Annexes to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620 in order to list new disease-free Member States or zones thereof and to delete from the lists zones or compartments where disease outbreaks have been confirmed or where the conditions for maintaining the disease-free status are no longer met.

(4)

For infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (Mycobacterium bovis, M. caprae and M. tuberculosis) (MTBC), infection with Aujeszky’s disease virus (ADV), infection with bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD), infection with bluetongue virus (serotypes 1-24) (BTV), and infection with viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS), several Member States have recently applied to the Commission to have disease-free status granted for part of their territory. Several Member States have also notified outbreaks of infection with rabies virus (RABV), BTV, and infection with haematopoietic necrosis (IHN) that also need to reflected in certain Annexes to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620.

(5)

For infection with MTBC, Spain has submitted to the Commission information demonstrating that the conditions for recognition of disease-free status from infection with MTBC laid down in Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 are fulfilled in the Autonomous Communities of the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Murcia. Following the assessment by the Commission, those applications have been shown to comply with the criteria laid down in Part II, Chapter 4, of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 for the granting of disease-free status for MTBC. Therefore, those zones should be listed in Part I of Annex II to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620, as having disease-free status for infection with MTBC.

(6)

For infection with ADV, Italy has submitted to the Commission information demonstrating that the conditions for recognition of the disease-free status from ADV laid down in Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 are fulfilled for the regions of Trento and Veneto. Following the assessment by the Commission, those applications have been shown to comply with the criteria of Part II, Chapter 4, of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 for the granting of disease-free status for ADV. Therefore, those zones should be listed in Part I of Annex VI to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620, as having disease-free status for infection with ADV.

(7)

For infection with BVD, Germany has submitted to the Commission information demonstrating that the conditions for recognition of disease-free status from BVD laid down in Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 are fulfilled for Dachau, Straubing-Bogen und Günzburg in Bavaria. Following the assessment by the Commission, those applications have been shown to comply with the criteria laid down in Part II, Chapter 4, of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 for the granting of disease-free status for BVD. Therefore, those zones should be listed in Annex VII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620, as having disease-free status for infection with BVD.

(8)

Hungary has notified to the Commission several outbreaks of infection with RABV in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. As the whole territory of Hungary has disease-free status from infection with RABV and is listed in Part I of Annex III to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620, the disease-free status for Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county should be withdrawn, and the entry for Hungary in that list should be amended accordingly.

(9)

For infection with RABV, Hungary also has submitted to the Commission an application to have an eradication programme approved for Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. Following the assessment by the Commission, that application has been shown to comply with the criteria laid down in Part II, Chapter 2, of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 for approval of eradication programmes for infection with RABV. Therefore, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county should be listed in Part II of Annex III to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620, as a zone with an approved eradication programme for infection with RABV.

(10)

Portugal has notified to the Commission outbreaks of infection with BTV serotype 4 in Aveiro, Bragança, Coimbra, Guarda and Viseu districts, affecting also the surrounding districts. As those districts have disease-free status and are listed in Part I of Annex VIII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620, their disease-free status for infection with BTV should be withdrawn, and the entry for Portugal in that list should be amended accordingly.

(11)

Spain has notified to the Commission outbreaks of infection with BTV serotype 4 in the Toledo province in the Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha, and in the Salamanca province in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y Leon affecting also areas in the Avila and Zamora province. As those areas have disease-free status and are listed in Part I of Annex VIII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620, their disease-free status for infection with BTV should be withdrawn, and the entry for Spain in that list should be amended accordingly.

(12)

As regards infection with BTV, Spain has also submitted to the Commission information demonstrating that the conditions for recognition of disease-free status from BTV are fulfilled for certain regions of the Autonomous Communities of Aragón and of Navarra and in certain regions in the Basque Autonomous Community. Following the assessment by the Commission, that application has been shown to comply with the criteria laid down in Part II, Chapter 4, of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 for the granting of disease-free status for BTV. As infection with BTV has been successfully eradicated from those Autonomous Communities, the whole territory of those Autonomous Communities, should, therefore, be listed in Part I of Annex VIII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620, as having disease-free status for infection with BTV.

(13)

As regards infection with BTV, Germany has submitted to the Commission information demonstrating that the conditions for recognition of disease-free status from BTV are fulfilled for Bundesland Saarland and for certain parts of Bundesland Rhineland-Palatinate. Following the assessment by the Commission, that application has been shown to comply with the criteria laid down in Part II, Chapter 4, of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 for the granting of disease-free status for BTV. Therefore, that zone should be listed in Part I of Annex VIII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620, as having disease-free status for infection with BTV.

(14)

As regards VHS, Finland has provided information which demonstrates that the conditions for the recognition of disease-free status from VHS are fulfilled for the province of Åland. That information complies with the criteria laid down in Part II, Chapter 4, of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 for the granting of disease-free status for VHS. As VHS has been successfully eradicated from the province of Åland, the whole territory of Finland should, therefore, be listed in Part I of Annex XII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620, as having disease-free status for VHS.

(15)

In addition, Finland has notified to the Commission an outbreak of IHN in the province of Åland, in an area which is listed as having disease-free status in Annex XIII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620. The disease-free status of the infected area should therefore be withdrawn and that compartment should be deleted from Part I of that Annex, and the entry for that Member State in that list should be amended accordingly.

(16)

Annexes II, III, VI, VII, VIII, XII and XIII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(17)

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

Annexes II, III, VI, VII, VIII, XII and XIII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620 are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third 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, 20 January 2023.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 84, 31.3.2016, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 of 17 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards rules for surveillance, eradication programmes, and disease-free status for certain listed and emerging diseases (OJ L 174, 3.6.2020, p. 211).

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620 of 15 April 2021 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the approval of the disease-free and non-vaccination status of certain Member States or zones or compartments thereof as regards certain listed diseases and the approval of eradication programmes for those listed diseases (OJ L 131, 16.4.2021, p. 78).


ANNEX

Annexes II, III, VI, VII, VIII, XII and XIII to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/620 are amended as follows:

(1)

Annex II is amended as follows:

(a)

In Part I, the entry for Spain is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

‘Spain

Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias

Comunidad Autónoma de Cataluña

Comunidad Autónoma de Galicia

Comunidad Autónoma de Islas Baleares

Comunidad Autónoma de Murcia

Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco

Comunidad Autónoma del Principado de Asturias’

(b)

In Part II, the entry for Spain is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

‘Spain

Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía

Comunidad Autónoma de Aragón

Comunidad Autónoma de Cantabria

Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha

Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León

Comunidad Autónoma de Extremadura

Comunidad Autónoma de La Rioja

Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid

Comunidad Autónoma de Navarra

Comunidad Autónoma de Valencia’

(2)

Annex III is amended as follows:

(a)

In Part I, the entry for Hungary is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

‘Hungary

Whole territory except Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg megye’

(b)

In Part II, the following entry for Hungary is inserted before the entry for Poland:

Member State

Territory

‘Hungary

Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg megye’

(3)

Annex VI is amended as follows

(a)

in Part I, the entry for Italy is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

‘Italy

Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia

Regione Trentino – Alto Adige

Regione Veneto’

(b)

in Part II, the entry for Italy is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

Date of initial approval as referred to in Article 15, point 2, of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689

‘Italy

Regione Abruzzo

Regione Apulia

Regione Basilicata

Regione Calabria

Regione Campania

Regione Emilia-Romagna

Regione Lazio

Regione Liguria

Regione Lombardia

Regione Marche

Regione Molise

Regione Piemonte

Regione Sicilia

Regione Toscana

Regione Valle d’Aosta

Regione Umbria

21 April 2021’

(4)

Annex VII is amended as follows:

(a)

in Part I, the entry for Germany is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

‘Germany

Bundesland Baden-Württemberg

Bundesland Bayern:

Regierungsbezirk Oberbayern

The following cities and Landkreis in Regierungsbezirk Niederbayern: Stadt Landshut, Stadt Passau, Stadt Straubing, Freyung-Grafenau, Kelheim, Lkr. Landshut, Lkr. Passau, Regen, Rottal-Inn, Lkr. Straubing-Bogen,

The following cities and Landkreis in Regierungsbezirk Oberpfalz: Stadt Amberg, Stadt Regensburg, Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Lkr. Amberg-Sulzbach, Cham, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Lkr. Regensburg, Schwandorf, Tirschenreuth

The following cities and Landkreis in Regierungsbezirk Oberfranken: Stadt Bamberg, Stadt Bayreuth, Stadt Coburg, Stadt Hof, Lkr. Bamberg, Lkr. Bayreuth, Lkr. Coburg, Forchheim, Lkr. Hof, Kronach, Kulmbach, Lichtenfels, Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge

The following cities and Landkreis in Regierungsbezirk Mittelfranken: Stadt Ansbach, Stadt Erlangen, Stadt Fürth, Nürnberg, Schwabach, Lkr. Ansbach, Lkr. Erlangen-Höchstadt, Lkr. Fürth, Nürnberger Land, Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim, Roth, Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen

The following cities and Landkreis in Regierungsbezirk Unterfranken: Stadt Aschaffenburg, Stadt Schweinfurt, Stadt Würzburg, Lkr. Aschaffenburg, Bad Kissingen, Röhn-Grabfeld, Haßberge, Kitzingen, Miltenberg, Main-Spessart, Lkr. Schweinfurt, Lkr. Würzburg

The following cities and Landkreis in Regierungsbezirk Schwaben: Stadt Augsburg, Kaufbeuren, Kempten im Allgäu, Memmingen, Aichach-Friedberg, Dillingen an der Donau, Günzburg, Neu-Ulm, Lindau, Oberallgäu, Unterallgäu, Donau-Ries

Bundesland Brandenburg

Bundesland Bremen

Bundesland Hamburg

Bundesland Hessen

Bundesland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Bundesland Rheinland-Pfalz

Bundesland Saarland

Bundesland Sachsen

Bundesland Sachsen-Anhalt

Bundesland Thüringen’

(b)

in Part II, the entry for Germany is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

Date of initial approval as referred to in Article 15, point 2, of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689

‘Germany

Bundesland Bayern:

The following cities and Landkreis in Regierungsbezirk Niederbayern: Deggendorf, Dingolfing-Landau

The following cities and Landkreis in Regierungsbezirk Schwaben: Lkr. Augsburg, Ostallgäu

Bundesland Berlin

Bundesland Niedersachsen

Bundesland Nordrhein-Westfalen

Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein

21 February 2022’

(5)

In Annex VIII, Part I is amended as follows:

(a)

the entry for Germany is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

‘Germany

Bundesland Baden-Württemberg

Bundesland Bayern

Bundesland Berlin

Bundesland Brandenburg

Bundesland Bremen

Bundesland Hamburg

Bundesland Hessen

Bundesland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Bundesland Niedersachsen

Bundesland Nordrhein-Westfalen

Bundesland Rheinland-Pfalz:

The following Landkreis: Ahrweiler, Altenkirchen, Alzey-Worms, Bad Dürkheim, Bad Kreuznach, Birkenfeld, Cochem-Zell, Donnersbergkreis, Germersheim, Kaiserslautern, Kusel, Mainz-Bingen, Mayen-Koblenz, Neuwied, Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Südliche Weinstraße, Südwestpfalz, Westerwaldkreis

The following cities: Frankenthal (Pfalz), Kaiserslautern, Koblenz, Landau in der Pfalz, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Mainz, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Pirmasens, Speyer, Worms, Zweibrücken

Bundesland Saarland

Bundesland Sachsen

Bundesland Sachsen-Anhalt

Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein

Bundesland Thüringen’

(b)

the entry for Spain is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

‘Spain

Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía: Province of Almería

Province of Granada, the following regions: Alhama de Granada (Alhama/Temple), Baza (Altiplanicie Sur), Guadix (Hoya-Altiplanicie de Guadix), Huescar (Altiplanicie Norte), Iznalloz (Montes Orientales), Loja (Vega/Montes Occ.), Orgiva (Alpujarra/Valle de Lecrin), Santa Fe (Vega de Granada)

Comunidad Autónoma de Aragón

Comunidad Autónoma de Asturias

Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias

Comunidad Autónoma de Cantabria

Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha, except the following regions:

Almadén, Almodóvar del Campo, Piedrabuena in the Province of Ciudad Real

Belvis de la Jara, Gálvez, Los Navalmorales, Oropesa, Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Torrijos in the Province of Toledo

Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León, except the following regions:

the Province of Salamanca

Ávila, Arenas de San Pedro, Candeleda, Cebrero, El Barco de Ávila, El Barraco, Navaluenga, Navarredonda de Gredos, Piedrahíta, San Pedro del Arroyo, Sotillo de la Adrada in the Province of Ávila

Bermillo de Sayago in the Province of Zamora

Comunidad Autónoma de Cataluña

Comunidad Autónoma de Galicia

Comunidad Autónoma de La Rioja

Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid, except the following regions:

Navalcarnero, San Martín de Valdeiglesias

Comunidad Autónoma de Murcia

Comunidad Autónoma de Navarra

Comunidad Autónoma de País Vasco

Comunidad Autónoma de Valencia’

(c)

the entry for Portugal is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

‘Portugal

Região Autónoma dos Açores

Região Autónoma da Madeira’

(6)

In Annex VIII, Part II is replaced by the following:

‘PART II

Member States or zones thereof with an approved eradication programme for infection with BTV

Member State

Territory

Date of initial approval as referred to in Article 15, point 2, of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689

Spain

Communidad Autónoma de Andalucía:

Province of Cádiz, Córdoba, Huelva, Jáén, Málaga, Sevilla

Province of Granada: Motril (Costa de Granada)

Communidad Autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha:

Province of Ciudad Real, the following regions: Almadén, Almodóvar del Campo and Piedrabuena

Communidad Autónoma de Extremadura:

Communidad Autónoma de Islas Baleares

21 February 2022’

(7)

In Annex XII, Part I, the entry for Finland is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

‘Finland

Whole territory’

(8)

In Annex XIII, Part I, the entry for Finland is replaced by the following:

Member State

Territory

‘Finland

Whole territory, except for the following:

1)

the coastal compartment comprised of the parts of Föglö, Lumparland, Lemland, Vårdö municipalities that are contained within a circle of radius 19,331 km, centered on WGS84 coordinates Lat 59.975253701°, Lon 20.454027317°

2)

the coastal compartment comprised of the parts of Eckerö and Hammarland municipalities that are contained within a circle of radius 10 km, centered on WGS84 coordinates Lat 60.207175390°, Lon 19.507907780°’


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