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Document 32015R1153

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1153 of 14 July 2015 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for the United States in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza following further outbreaks in that country (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 187, 15.7.2015, p. 10–17 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, 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/2015/1153/oj

15.7.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 187/10


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/1153

of 14 July 2015

amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for the United States in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza following further outbreaks in that country

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/99/EC of 16 December 2002 laying down the animal health rules governing the production, processing, distribution and introduction of products of animal origin for human consumption (1), and in particular the introductory phrase of Article 8, the first subparagraph of point 1 of Article 8, point 4 of Article 8 and Article 9(4)(c) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2009/158/EC of 30 November 2009 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of, poultry and hatching eggs (2), and in particular Articles 23(1), 24(2) and 25(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 (3) lays down veterinary certification requirements for imports into and transit, including storage during transit, through the Union of poultry and poultry products (‘the commodities’). It provides that the commodities may only be imported into and transit through the Union from the third countries, territories, zones or compartments listed in columns 1 and 3 of the table in Part 1 of Annex I thereto.

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 also lays down the conditions for a third country, territory, zone or compartment to be considered as free from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

(3)

The United States is listed in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as a third country from which imports into and transit through the Union of the commodities covered by that Regulation are authorised from certain parts of its territory depending on the presence of HPAI outbreaks. That regionalisation was recognised by Regulation (EC) No 798/2008, as amended by Commission Implementing Regulations (EU) 2015/243 (4), (EU) 2015/342 (5), (EU) 2015/526 (6) and (EU) 2015/796 (7) following outbreaks of HPAI in the States of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, North and South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin and Iowa.

(4)

An Agreement between the Union and the United States (8) provides for a swift mutual recognition of regionalisation measures in the event of outbreaks of a disease in the Union or in the United States (‘the Agreement’).

(5)

The United States confirmed further outbreaks of HPAI of subtype H5N2 in poultry flocks in several States for which restrictions on imports are already in place for the entire State. Import restrictions adopted by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/7967 for the State of North Dakota cover currently only one county in that State and for the State of Missouri four counties. Following HPAI outbreaks in further counties of these two States the veterinary authorities of the United States immediately suspended issuing veterinary certificates for consignments of commodities intended for export to the Union from the whole territory of the States of North Dakota and Missouri. The United States has also implemented a stamping-out policy in order to control HPAI and limit its spread.

(6)

It is therefore appropriate to modify the prohibition on the introduction into the Union of certain commodities to cover the entire States of North Dakota and Missouri, which the veterinary authorities of the United States have placed under restrictions due to the current outbreaks until more epidemiological information becomes available.

(7)

The United States have further reported the completion of cleaning and disinfection measures following stamping-out on holdings where outbreaks had been detected in the first quarter of 2015. It is appropriate to indicate the date when these parts of the territory that were placed under veterinary restrictions in relation to these outbreaks may again be considered HPAI-free and imports into the Union of certain poultry commodities originating from these areas should be re-authorised.

(8)

The entry for the United States in the list in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should therefore be amended to take account of the current epidemiological situtation in that third country.

(9)

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(10)

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

Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 is 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, 14 July 2015.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 18, 23.1.2003, p. 11.

(2)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 74.

(3)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 of 8 August 2008 laying down a list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which poultry and poultry products may be imported into and transit through the Community and the veterinary certification requirements (OJ L 226, 23.8.2008, p. 1).

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/243 of 13 February 2015 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for the United States in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza (OJ L 41, 17.2.2015, p. 5).

(5)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/342 of 2 March 2015 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for the United States in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza following outbreaks in the States of Idaho and California (OJ L 60, 4.3.2015, p. 31).

(6)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/526 of 27 March 2015 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for the United States in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in that country (OJ L 84, 28.3.2015, p. 30).

(7)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/796 of 21 May 2015 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entry for the United States in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza following further outbreaks in that country (OJ L 127, 22.5.2015, p. 9).

(8)  Agreement between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America on sanitary measures to protect public and animal health in trade in live animals and animal products, as approved on behalf of the European Community by Council Decision 1998/258/EC (OJ L 118, 21.4.1998, p. 1).


ANNEX

In Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008, the entry for the United States is replaced by the following:

ISO code and name of third country or territory

Code of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Description of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Veterinary certificate

Specific conditions

Specific conditions

Avian influenza surveillance status

Avian influenza vaccination status

Salmonella control status

Model(s)

Additional guarantees

Closing date (1)

Opening date (2)

1

2

3

4

5

6

6A

6B

7

8

9

‘US — United States

US-0

Whole country

SPF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EP, E

 

 

 

 

 

 

S4

US-1

Area of the United States, excluding the territory US-2

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, HEP, HER, SRP, SRA

 

N

 

 

A

 

S3, ST1

WGM

VIII

 

 

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

US-2

Area of the United States corresponding to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US-2.1

State of Washington:

 

Benton County

 

Franklin County

WGM

VIII

P2

19.12.2014

7.4.2015

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

US-2.2

State of Washington:

Clallam County

WGM

VIII

P2

19.12.2014

11.5.2015

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

US-2.3

State of Washington:

Okanogan County (1):

(a)

North: Beginning at the intersection of US 97 WA 20 and S. Janis Road, turn right onto S. Janis Road. Turn left onto McLaughlin Canyon Road, then right onto Hardy Road, then turn left onto Chewilken Valley Road.

(b)

East: From Chewilken Valley Road, turn right onto JH Green Road, then left onto Hosheit Road, then left onto Tedrow Trail Road, then left onto Brown Pass Road to the boundary line of the Colville Tribe. Follow the Colville Tribe boundary west and then south until it crosses US 97 WA 20.

(c)

South: Turn right onto US 97 WA 20, then left onto Cherokee Road, then right onto Robinson Canyon Road. Turn left onto Bide A Wee Road, then left onto Duck Lake Road, then right onto Soren Peterson Road, then left onto Johnson Creek Road, then right onto George Road. Turn left onto Wetherstone Road, then right onto Eplay Road.

(d)

West: From Eplay Road, turn right onto Conconully Road/6th Avenue N., then left onto Green Lake Road, then right onto Salmon Creek Road, then right onto Happy Hill Road, then left onto Conconully Road (turns into Main Street). Turn right onto Broadway, then left onto C Street, then right onto Lake Street E, then right onto Sinlahekin Road, then right onto S. Fish Lake Road, then right onto Fish Lake Road. Turn left onto N. Pine Creek Road, then right onto Henry Road (turns into N. Pine Creek Road), then right onto Indian Springs Road, then right onto Hwy 7, ending at US 97 WA 20.

WGM

VIII

P2

29.1.2015

16.6.2015

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

US-2.4

State of Washington:

Okanogan County (2):

(a)

North: Beginning where US Hwy 97 intersects with the Canadian border, continue East along the Canadian border, then turn right onto 9 Mile Road (County Hwy 4777).

(b)

East: From 9 Mile Road, turn right onto Old Hwy 4777, which turns South onto Molson Road. Turn right onto Chesaw Road, then left onto Forest Service 3525, then left onto Forest Development Road 350, which turns into Forest Development Road 3625. From there, head due west and turn left onto Forest Service 3525, then right onto Rone Road, then right onto Box Spring Road, then left onto Mosquito Creek Road, and then right onto Swanson Mill Road.

(c)

South: From Swanson Mill Road, turn left onto O'Neil Road, then merge south onto US 97. Turn right onto Ellis Forde Bridge Road, then left onto Janis Oroville (SR 7), then right onto Loomis Oroville Road, then right onto Wannacut Lake Road, then left onto Ellemeham Mountain Road, then left onto Earth Dam Road, then left onto an unnamed road, then right onto an unnamed road, then right onto another unnamed road, then left onto an unnamed road, and then left onto another unnamed road.

(d)

West: From the unnamed road, turn right onto Loomis Oroville Road, then left onto Smilkameen Road to the Canadian Border.

WGM

VIII

P2

3.2.2015

6.5.2015

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

US-2.5

State of Oregon:

Douglas County

WGM

VIII

P2

19.12.2014

23.3.2015

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

US-2.6

State of Oregon:

Deschutes County

WG

VIII

P2

14.2.2015

19.5.2015

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

US-2.7

State of Oregon:

Malheur County

WGM

VIII

P2

20.1.2015

11.5.2015

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

State of Idaho:

 

Canyon County

 

Payette County

WGM

VIII

P2

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

US-2.8.

State of California:

Stanislaus County/Tuolumne County:

A zone of a 10 km radius starting with N point on the circular Control Zone border and extending in a clockwise fashion:

(a)

North: 2,5 miles east from intersection between State Hwy. 108 and Williams Road.

(b)

Northeast: 1,4 miles southeast from intersection between Rock River Dr and Tulloch Road.

(c)

East: 2,0 miles northwest from intersection between Milpitas Road and Las Cruces Road.

(d)

Southeast: 1,58 miles east of the north end of Rushing Road.

(e)

South: 0,70 miles south of intersection between State Highway 132 and Crabtree Road.

(f)

Southwest: 0,8 miles southeast of intersection between Hazel Dean Road and Loneoak Road.

(g)

West: 2,5 miles southwest of intersection between Warnerville Road and Tim Bell Road.

(h)

Northwest: 1,0 mile southeast of intersection between CA-120 and Tim Bell Road.

WGM

VIII

P2

23.1.2015

 

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

 

US-2.9

State of California:

Kings County:

A zone of a 10 km radius starting with N point on the circular Control Zone border and extending in a clockwise fashion:

(a)

North: 0,58 miles north of Kansas Avenue

NE: 0,83 miles east from CA-43.

(b)

East: 0,04 miles east from 5th Avenue

(c)

Southeast: 0,1 miles east of intersection between Paris Avenue and 7th Avenue

(d)

South: 1,23 miles north of Redding Avenue

(e)

Southwest: 0,6 miles west of intersection of Paris Avenue and 15th Avenue

(f)

West: 1,21 miles east of 19th Avenue

(g)

Northwest: 0,3 miles north of intersection of Laurel Avenue and 16th Avenue

WGM

VIII

P2

12.2.2015

 

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

 

US-2.10

State of Minnesota

WGM

VIII

P2

5.3.2015

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

 

US-2.11

State of Missouri:

WGM

VIII

P2

8.3.2015

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

US-2.13

State of Arkansas:

 

Boone County

 

Marion County

WGM

VIII

P2

11.3.2015

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

 

US-2.14

State of Kansas:

 

Leavenworth County

 

Wyandotte County

WGM

VIII

P2

13.3.2015

12.6.2015

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

US-2.15

State of Kansas:

 

Cherokee County

 

Crawford County

WGM

 

P2

9.3.2015

18.6.2015

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

US-2.16

State of Montana:

 

Judith Basin County

 

Fergus County

WGM

VIII

P2

2.4.2015

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

 

US-2.17

State of North Dakota

WGM

VIII

P2

11.4.2015

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

 

US-2.18

State of South Dakota

WGM

VIII

P2

1.4.2015

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

US-2.19

State of Wisconsin

WGM

VIII

P2

11.4.2015

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

 

US-2.20

State of Iowa

WGM

VIII

P2

14.4.2015

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

 


(1)  Commodities, including those transport on the high seas, produced before this date may be imported into the Union during a period of 90 days from this date.

(2)  Only commodities produced after this date may be imported into the Union.’


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