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Joined Cases C-105/09 and C-110/09: Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 17 June 2010 (References for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d’État — Belgium) — Terre wallonne ASBL (C-105/09), Inter-Environnement Wallonie ASBL (C-110/09) v Région wallonne (Directive 2001/42/EC — Assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment — Directive 91/676/EEC — Protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources — Action programmes in respect of vulnerable zones)

OJ C 221, 14.8.2010, p. 13–13 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

14.8.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 221/13


Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 17 June 2010 (References for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d’État — Belgium) — Terre wallonne ASBL (C-105/09), Inter-Environnement Wallonie ASBL (C-110/09) v Région wallonne

(Joined Cases C-105/09 and C-110/09) (1)

(Directive 2001/42/EC - Assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment - Directive 91/676/EEC - Protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources - Action programmes in respect of vulnerable zones)

2010/C 221/20

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Conseil d’État

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicants: Terre wallonne ASBL (C-105/09), Inter-Environnement Wallonie ASBL (C-110/09)

Defendant: Région wallonne

Re:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Conseil d’État — Interpretation of Article 5(1) of Council Directive 91/676/EEC of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources (OJ 1991 L 375, p. 1) and Art 3(2) and (4) of Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment (OJ 2001 L 197, p. 30) — Drawing up of management plans relating to designated vulnerable zones — Nature and scope of the obligation — Necessary assessment of the impact of the nitrogen management plan on the environment

Operative part of the judgment

An action programme adopted pursuant to Article 5(1) of Council Directive 91/676/EEC of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources is in principle a plan or programme covered by Article 3(2)(a) of Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment since it constitutes a ‘plan’ or ‘programme’ within the meaning of Article 2(a) of the latter directive and contains measures compliance with which is a requirement for issue of the consent that may be granted for carrying out projects listed in Annexes I and II to Council Directive 85/337/EEC of 27 June 1985 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, as amended by Council Directive 97/11/EC of 3 March 1997.


(1)  OJ C 129, 06.06.2009.


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