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Document 32013D0736

2013/736/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 7 November 2013 adopting a second updated list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region (notified under document C(2013) 7352)

OJ L 350, 21.12.2013, p. 36–39 (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/dec_impl/2013/736/oj

21.12.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 350/36


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION

of 7 November 2013

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

(notified under document C(2013) 7352)

(2013/736/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 and the first updated list of sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region, within the meaning of Directive 92/43/EEC, were adopted by Commission Decision 2008/966/EC (2) and Commission Implementing Decision 2013/28/EU (3). 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 2011 by Romania as sites of Community importance for the Steppic biogeographical region within the meaning of Article 1 of Directive 92/43/EEC. For those 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 and the first updated Union lists. 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 2012 in accordance with Article 4(1) of that Directive.

(8)

The lists of proposed sites were accompanied by information on each site. Since 2012, that information was supplied in the format established by Commission Implementing Decision 2011/484/EU of 11 July 2011 concerning a site information format for Natura 2000 sites (4).

(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 biogeograpical 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 carried out using the best available information at the time.

(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 of the existence and distribution of some of the natural habitat types listed in Annex I and some of the species listed in 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, Implementing Decision 2013/28/EU 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 second 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

Implementing Decision 2013/28/EU is repealed.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 7 November 2013.

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 24, 26.1.2013, p. 643.

(4)  OJ L 198, 30.7.2011, p. 39.


ANNEX

Second 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

 

27,3162

45,2895

ROSCI0006

Balta Mică a Brăilei

 

20 872,1

 

27,9063

44,9453

ROSCI0012

Brațul Măcin

*

10 235,4

 

28,0441

44,7694

ROSCI0022

Canaralele Dunării

*

25 942,9

 

27,6895

44,2004

ROSCI0053

Dealul Alah Bair

*

193,5

 

28,2188

44,5011

ROSCI0060

Dealurile Agighiolului

*

1 433,3

 

28,8303

45,0416

ROSCI0065

Delta Dunării

*

453 076,1

 

29,1987

45,0520

ROSCI0067

Deniz Tepe

*

413,7

 

28,6881

45,0028

ROSCI0071

Dumbrăveni — Valea Urluia — Lacul Vederoasa

*

17 974,7

 

27,8794

44,1481

ROSCI0072

Dunele de nisip de la Hanul Conachi

*

241,7

 

27,5794

45,5710

ROSCI0083

Fântânița Murfatlar

*

577,5

 

28,3863

44,1543

ROSCI0103

Lunca Buzăului

*

6 986,5

 

27,0008

45,0760

ROSCI0105

Lunca Joasă a Prutului

*

5 806,5

 

28,1375

45,5729

ROSCI0114

Mlaștina Hergheliei — Obanul Mare și Peștera Movilei

*

232,2

 

28,5706

43,8334

ROSCI0123

Munții Măcinului

*

16 893,9

 

28,3030

45,1559

ROSCI0131

Oltenița — Mostiștea — Chiciu

 

11 348,7

 

26,9685

44,1432

ROSCI0133

Pădurea Bădeana

*

60,6

 

27,5724

46,1563

ROSCI0134

Pădurea Balta — Munteni

 

86

 

27,4647

45,9487

ROSCI0139

Pădurea Breana — Roșcani

*

156,8

 

27,9948

45,9266

ROSCI0149

Pădurea Eseschioi — Lacul Bugeac

*

2 967,4

 

27,4377

44,0816

ROSCI0151

Pădurea Gârboavele

*

219,1

 

27,9979

45,5769

ROSCI0157

Pădurea Hagieni — Cotul Văii

*

3 620,1

 

28,4279

43,7424

ROSCI0162

Lunca Siretului Inferior

*

25 080,7

 

27,4880

45,6184

ROSCI0163

Pădurea Mogoș — Mâțele

*

64,9

 

27,9487

45,7219

ROSCI0165

Pădurea Pogănești

*

180,9

 

28,0257

45,9760

ROSCI0169

Pădurea Seaca — Movileni

*

50,9

 

27,5333

46,2883

ROSCI0172

Pădurea și Valea Canaraua Fetii — Iortmac

*

13 631,8

 

27,6248

44,1106

ROSCI0175

Pădurea Tălășmani

 

53,4

 

27,8410

46,1222

ROSCI0178

Pădurea Torcești

 

129,9

 

27,4904

45,6806

ROSCI0191

Peștera Limanu

 

12,4

 

28,5230

43,8070

ROSCI0201

Podișul Nord Dobrogean

*

84 799,2

 

28,4894

44,7663

ROSCI0213

Râul Prut

 

10 540,6

 

28,1746

46,2907

ROSCI0215

Recifii Jurasici Cheia

*

5 686,2

 

28,4395

44,4556

ROSCI0259

Valea Călmățuiului

*

17 922,9

 

27,2022

44,9806

ROSCI0278

Bordușani — Borcea

*

5 809,7

 

27,8872

44,6529

ROSCI0286

Colinele Elanului

*

755,3

 

28,1271

46,4004

ROSCI0290

Coridorul Ialomiței

*

26 726,8

 

26,8848

44,6021

ROSCI0305

Ianca — Plopu — Sărat — Comăneasca

*

3 222,4

 

27,7175

45,2274

ROSCI0307

Lacul Sărat — Brăila

*

376,7

 

27,8849

45,1968

ROSCI0308

Lacul și Pădurea Cernica

 

3 267,3

 

26,3030

44,4498

ROSCI0309

Lacurile din jurul Măscurei

 

1 159,7

 

27,5398

46,3888

ROSCI0315

Lunca Chineja

 

944,9

 

27,9960

45,7825

ROSCI0319

Mlaștina de la Fetești

 

2 019,8

 

27,8034

44,3403

ROSCI0335

Pădurea Dobrina — Huși

*

8 518,3

 

27,9757

46,5905

ROSCI0343

Pădurile din Silvostepa Mostiștei

*

2 119,8

 

26,7393

44,2279

ROSCI0353

Peștera — Deleni

 

2 508,1

 

28,0509

44,0748

ROSCI0360

Râul Bârlad între Zorleni și Gura Gârbăvoțulu

 

2 569,4

 

27,6697

46,2068

ROSCI0389

Sărăturile de la Gura Ialomiței — Mihai Bravu

*

3 449,4

 

27,7542

44,7559

ROSCI0398

Straja-Cumpăna

 

1 117

 

28,5054

44,0919


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