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2013/28/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 16 November 2012 adopting a first updated list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region (notified under document C(2012) 8232)

OJ L 24, 26.1.2013, p. 643–646 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 15 Volume 032 P. 246 - 249

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 07/11/2013; Repealed by 32013D0736

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2013/28/oj

26.1.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 24/643


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION

of 16 November 2012

adopting a first updated list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region

(notified under document C(2012) 8232)

(2013/28/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (1), and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 4(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The Steppic biogeographical region referred to in Article 1(c)(iii) of Directive 92/43/EEC comprises parts of the Union territory of Romania, as specified in the biogeographical map approved on 20 April 2005 by the Committee set up by Article 20 of that Directive, hereinafter the ‘Habitats Committee’.

(2)

It is necessary in the context of a process which was initiated in 1995 to make further progress in the actual establishment of the Natura 2000 network, which is an essential element of the protection of biodiversity in the Union.

(3)

The initial list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region, within the meaning of Directive 92/43/EEC, was adopted by Commission Decision 2008/966/EC (2). On the basis of Articles 4(4) and 6(1) of Directive 92/43/EEC, the Member State concerned has to designate the sites included in the list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region as special areas of conservation as soon as possible and within six years at most, establishing conservation priorities and the necessary conservation measures.

(4)

In the context of a dynamic adaptation of the Natura 2000 network, the lists of sites of Community importance are reviewed. An update of the list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region is therefore necessary.

(5)

On the one hand, the update of the list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region is necessary in order to include additional sites that have been proposed since 2010 by Romania as sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region within the meaning of Article 1 of Directive 92/43/EEC. For these additional sites, the obligations resulting from Articles 4(4) and 6(1) of Directive 92/43/EEC should apply as soon as possible and within six years at most from the adoption of this Decision.

(6)

On the other hand, the update of the list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region is necessary in order to reflect any changes in site-related information submitted by Romania following the adoption of the initial Union list. In that sense, the updated list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region constitutes a consolidated version of the list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region. It should be stressed that, for any site included in this Decision, the obligations resulting from Articles 4(4) and 6(1) of Directive 92/43/EEC should apply as soon as possible and within six years at most from the adoption of the list of sites of Community importance in which the site was included for the first time.

(7)

For the Steppic biogeographical region, lists of sites proposed as sites of Community importance within the meaning of Article 1 of Directive 92/43/EEC were transmitted to the Commission between June 2007 and October 2011, in accordance with Article 4(1) of that Directive.

(8)

The lists of proposed sites were accompanied by information on each site, supplied in the format established by Commission Decision 97/266/EC of 18 December 1996 concerning a site information format for proposed Natura 2000 sites (3).

(9)

That information includes the map of the site transmitted by the Member State concerned, name, location and extent of the site, and the data yielded by application of the criteria specified in Annex III to Directive 92/43/EEC.

(10)

On the basis of the draft list drawn up by the Commission in agreement with the Member State concerned, which also identifies sites hosting priority natural habitat types or priority species, an updated list of sites selected as sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region should be adopted.

(11)

Knowledge of the existence and distribution of the natural habitat types and species is constantly evolving as a result of the surveillance undertaken in accordance with Article 11 of Directive 92/43/EEC. Therefore, the evaluation and selection of sites at Union level was done using the best available information at present.

(12)

The Member State concerned has not proposed sufficient sites to meet the requirements of Directive 92/43/EEC for certain habitat types and species. For those habitat types and species it can therefore not be concluded that the Natura 2000 network is complete. Taking into account the delay in receiving the information and reaching agreement with the Member State, it is necessary to adopt an updated list of sites, which will need to be reviewed in accordance with Article 4 of Directive 92/43/EEC.

(13)

Given that knowledge on the existence and distribution of some of the natural habitat types of Annex I and species of Annex II to Directive 92/43/EEC remains incomplete, it should not be concluded that the network is either complete or incomplete. The list should be reviewed, if necessary, in accordance with Article 4 of Directive 92/43/EEC.

(14)

In the interests of clarity and transparency, Decision 2008/966/EC should be repealed.

(15)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Habitats Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The first updated list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region in accordance with the third subparagraph of Article 4(2) of Directive 92/43/EEC is set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

Decision 2008/966/EC is repealed.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 16 November 2012.

For the Commission

Janez POTOČNIK

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 206, 22.7.1992, p. 7.

(2)  OJ L 344, 20.12.2008, p. 117.

(3)  OJ L 107, 24.4.1997, p. 1.


ANNEX

First updated list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region

Each site of Community importance (SCI) is identified by the information supplied in the Natura 2000 format, including the corresponding map. This information has been transmitted by the competent national authorities in accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 4(1) of Directive 92/43/EEC.

The table below gives the following information:

A

:

SCI code comprising nine characters, the first two being the ISO code for the Member State;

B

:

name of SCI;

C

:

*= presence on the SCI of at least one priority natural habitat type and/or species within the meaning of Article 1 of Directive 92/43/EEC;

D

:

area of SCI in hectares or length of SCI in km;

E

:

geographical coordinates of SCI (latitude and longitude) in decimal degrees.

All the information given in the Union list below is based on the data proposed, transmitted and validated by Romania.

A

B

C

D

E

SCI code

Name of SCI

*

Area of SCI

(ha)

Length of SCI

(km)

Geographical coordinates of SCI

 

 

 

 

 

Longitude

Latitude

ROSCI0005

Balta Albă - Amara — Jirlău — Lacul Sărat Câineni

*

6 300,3

 

27,2847

45,2300

ROSCI0006

Balta Mică a Brăilei

 

20 872,1

 

27,9086

44,9978

ROSCI0012

Brațul Măcin

*

10 235,4

 

28,1311

45,0081

ROSCI0022

Canaralele Dunării

*

25 943

 

28,0781

44,4100

ROSCI0053

Dealul Alah Bair

*

193,5

 

28,2181

44,5022

ROSCI0060

Dealurile Agighiolului

*

1 433,3

 

28,8136

45,0447

ROSCI0065

Delta Dunării

*

454 037,3

 

28,9203

44,9003

ROSCI0067

Deniz Tepe

*

413,7

 

28,6889

45,0033

ROSCI0071

Dumbrăveni — Valea Urluia — Lacul Vederoasa

*

17 971

 

27,9800

43,9694

ROSCI0072

Dunele de nisip de la Hanul Conachi

*

241,7

 

27,5772

45,5706

ROSCI0083

Fântânița Murfatlar

*

577,5

 

28,3856

44,1572

ROSCI0103

Lunca Buzăului

*

6 986,5

 

26,8722

45,1519

ROSCI0105

Lunca Joasă a Prutului

*

5 806

 

28,1483

45,7653

ROSCI0114

Mlaștina Hergheliei — Obanul Mare și Peștera Movilei

*

232,2

 

28,5717

43,8344

ROSCI0123

Munții Măcinului

*

16 893,9

 

28,3308

45,1469

ROSCI0131

Oltenița — Mostiștea — Chiciu

 

11 348,7

 

26,9117

44,2194

ROSCI0133

Pădurea Bădeana

*

60,6

 

27,5717

46,1572

ROSCI0134

Pădurea Balta — Munteni

 

86

 

27,4656

45,9497

ROSCI0139

Pădurea Breana — Roșcani

*

156,8

 

27,9956

45,9269

ROSCI0149

Pădurea Eseschioi — Lacul Bugeac

*

2 965,7

 

27,4350

44,0789

ROSCI0151

Pădurea Gârboavele

*

219,1

 

27,9989

45,5767

ROSCI0157

Pădurea Hagieni — Cotul Văii

*

3 617,7

 

28,4500

43,7889

ROSCI0162

Lunca Siretului Inferior

*

25 080,7

 

27,3425

45,7728

ROSCI0163

Pădurea Mogoș - Mâțele

*

64,9

 

27,9481

45,7222

ROSCI0165

Pădurea Pogănești

*

180,9

 

28,0261

45,9753

ROSCI0169

Pădurea Seaca — Movileni

*

50,9

 

27,5333

46,2883

ROSCI0172

Pădurea și Valea Canaraua Fetii — Iortmac

*

13 630,9

 

27,6158

44,1050

ROSCI0175

Pădurea Tălășmani

 

53,4

 

27,8406

46,1217

ROSCI0178

Pădurea Torcești

 

129,9

 

27,4908

45,6811

ROSCI0191

Peștera Limanu

 

12,4

 

28,5242

43,8069

ROSCI0201

Podișul Nord Dobrogean

*

84 811,5

 

28,5019

44,9703

ROSCI0213

Râul Prut

 

10 540

 

27,7850

47,2136

ROSCI0215

Recifii Jurasici Cheia

*

5 686,2

 

28,4417

44,4853

ROSCI0259

Valea Călmățuiului

*

17 922,9

 

27,0450

45,0067

ROSCI0278

Bordușani — Borcea

*

5 809,7

 

27,9231

44,5764

ROSCI0286

Colinele Elanului

*

755,3

 

27,9761

46,3389

ROSCI0290

Coridorul Ialomiței

*

26 726,8

 

26,4756

44,7211

ROSCI0305

Ianca — Plopu — Sărat — Comăneasca

*

3 222,4

 

27,6481

45,2258

ROSCI0307

Lacul Sărat — Brăila

*

376,7

 

27,8817

45,1944

ROSCI0308

Lacul și Pădurea Cernica

 

3 267,3

 

26,2956

44,4433

ROSCI0309

Lacurile din jurul Măscurei

 

1 159,7

 

27,3964

46,3481

ROSCI0315

Lunca Chineja

 

944,9

 

27,9600

45,8006

ROSCI0319

Mlaștina de la Fetești

 

2 019,8

 

27,8039

44,3431

ROSCI0335

Pădurea Dobrina — Huși

*

8 518,3

 

27,9717

46,5808

ROSCI0343

Pădurile din Silvostepa Mostiștei

*

2 119,8

 

26,7294

44,2431

ROSCI0353

Peștera — Deleni

 

2 508,1

 

28,0267

44,1100

ROSCI0360

Râul Bârlad între Zorleni și Gura Gârbăvoțului

 

2 569,4

 

27,6700

46,2108

ROSCI0389

Sărăturile de la Gura Ialomiței — Mihai Bravu

*

3 449,4

 

27,7622

44,7514

ROSCI0398

Straja-Cumpăna

 

1 117

 

28,5106

44,0936


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