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2014/778/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 6 November 2014 concerning certain interim protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in Germany (notified under document C(2014) 8390) Text with EEA relevance
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OJ L 325, 8.11.2014, p. 26–29 (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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8.11.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 325/26


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION

of 6 November 2014

concerning certain interim protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in Germany

(notified under document C(2014) 8390)

(Only the German text is authentic)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2014/778/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 89/662/EEC of 11 December 1989 concerning veterinary checks in intra-Community trade with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 9(3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market (2), and in particular Article 10(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease in birds, including poultry. Infections with avian influenza viruses in domestic poultry cause two main forms of that disease that are distinguished by their virulence. The low pathogenic form generally only causes mild symptoms, while the highly pathogenic form results in very high mortality rates in most poultry species. That disease may have a severe impact on the profitability of poultry farming.

(2)

Avian influenza is mainly found in birds, but under certain circumstances infections can also occur in humans even though the risk is generally very low.

(3)

In the event of an outbreak of avian influenza, there is a risk that the disease agent might spread to other holdings where poultry or other captive birds are kept. As a result it may spread from one Member State to other Member States or to third countries through trade in live birds or their products.

(4)

Council Directive 2005/94/EC (3) sets out certain preventive measures relating to the surveillance and the early detection of avian influenza and the minimum control measures to be applied in the event of an outbreak of that disease in poultry or other captive birds. That Directive provides for the establishment of protection and surveillance zones in the event of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

(5)

Germany notified the Commission of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in a holding on its territory where poultry or other captive birds are kept and it immediately took the measures required pursuant to Directive 2005/94/EC, including the establishment of protection and surveillance zones.

(6)

The Commission has examined those measures in collaboration with Germany, and it is satisfied that the borders of the protection and surveillance zones, established by the competent authority in that Member State, are at a sufficient distance to the actual holding where the outbreak was confirmed.

(7)

In order to prevent any unnecessary disturbance to trade within the Union and to avoid unjustified barriers to trade being imposed by third countries, it is necessary to rapidly define the protection and surveillance zones established in Germany at Union level in collaboration with that Member State.

(8)

Accordingly, pending the next meeting of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, the protection and surveillance zones in Germany, where the animal health control measures as laid down in Directive 2005/94/EC are applied, should be defined in the Annex to this Decision and the duration of that regionalisation fixed.

(9)

This Decision is to be reviewed at the next meeting of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Germany shall ensure that the protection and surveillance zones established in accordance with Article 16(1) of Directive 2005/94/EC comprise at least the areas listed as protection and surveillance zones in Parts A and B of the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall apply until 22 December 2014.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Done at Brussels, 6 November 2014.

For the Commission

Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 395, 30.12.1989, p. 13.

(2)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29.

(3)  Council Directive 2005/94/EC of 20 December 2005 on Community measures for the control of avian influenza and repealing Directive 92/40/EEC (OJ L 10, 14.1.2006, p. 16).


ANNEX

Part A

Protection zone as referred to in Article 1:

ISO Country Code

Member State

Code

(if available)

Name

DE

Germany

Postal code

Area comprising:

 

 

17379

Heinrichswalde, Heinrichswalde

 

 

17379

Rothemühl, Rothemühl

 

 

17379

Wilhelmsburg, Mühlenhof

Part B

Surveillance zone as referred to in Article 1:

ISO Country Code

Member State

Code

(if available)

Name

DE

Germany

Postal

Area comprising:

 

 

17098

Friedland

 

 

17099

Galenbeck, Friedrichshof

 

 

17099

Galenbeck, Galenbeck

 

 

17099

Galenbeck, Klockow

 

 

17099

Galenbeck, Kotelow

 

 

17099

Galenbeck, Rohrkrug

 

 

17099

Galenbeck, Schwichtenberg

 

 

17099

Galenbeck, Schwichtenberg

 

 

17099

Galenbeck, Wittenborn

 

 

17309

Jatznick, Klein Luckow

 

 

17309

Jatznick, Waldeshöhe

 

 

17337

Groß Luckow, Groß Luckow

 

 

17337

Groß Spiegelberg, Groß Spiegelberg

 

 

17337

Schönhausen, Schönhausen

 

 

17337

Schönhausen

 

 

17349

Schönbeck, Schönbeck

 

 

17349

Voigtsdorf, Voigtsdorf

 

 

17379

Altwigshagen, Altwigshagen

 

 

17379

Altwigshagen, Demnitz

 

 

17379

Ferdinandshof, Ferdinandshof

 

 

17379

Heinrichsruh, Heinrichsruh

 

 

17379

Rothemühl, Rothemühl

 

 

17379

Wilhelmsburg, Eichhof

 

 

17379

Wilhelmsburg, Fleethof

 

 

17379

Wilhelmsburg, Friedrichshagen

 

 

17379

Wilhelmsburg, Mariawerth

 

 

Brandenburg

 

 

 

17337

Municipality of Uckerland including the parts Hansfelde and Wismar. This area is delimited to the East, North and West by the border of the Land of Brandenburg with the Land of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and to the South by the motorway A 20.


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