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Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 102/2003 of 26 September 2003 amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement

Official Journal L 331 , 18/12/2003 P. 0008 - 0009


Decision of the EEA Joint Committee

No 102/2003

of 26 September 2003

amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement

THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as amended by the Protocol adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as "the Agreement", and in particular Article 98 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Annex I to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 66/2003 of 20 June 2003(1).

(2) Commission Decision 2002/878/EC of 6 November 2002 establishing the sampling plans and diagnostic methods for the detection and confirmation of the presence of the mollusc diseases Bonamiosis (Bonamia ostreae) and Marteiliosis (Marteilia refringens)(2), is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(3) Commission Decision 2002/879/EC of 4 November 2002 amending Decision 2002/304/EC as regards programmes applied in Finland with a view to obtaining the status of approved zones with regard to the fish diseases viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) and infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN)(3), is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(4) Commission Decision 2002/1005/EC of 23 December 2002 amending for the second time Decision 2002/308/EC establishing the lists of approved zones and approved farms with regard to one or more of the fish diseases viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) and infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN),(4) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(5) This Decision is not to apply to Liechtenstein,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Part 4.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the Agreement shall be amended as follows:

1. The following indent shall be added in point 66 (Commission Decision 2002/308/EC):

"- 32002 D 1005: Commission Decision 2002/1005/EC of 23 December 2002 (OJ L 349, 24.12.2002, p. 109)."

2. The following point shall be inserted after point 67 (Commission Decision 2002/598/EC):

"68. 32002 D 0878: Commission Decision 2002/878/EC of 6 November 2002 establishing the sampling plans and diagnostic methods for the detection and confirmation of the presence of the mollusc diseases Bonamiosis (Bonamia ostreae) and Marteiliosis (Marteilia refringens) (OJ L 305, 7.11.2002, p. 57).

This acts applies also to Iceland."

3. Under the heading "ACTS OF WHICH THE EFTA STATES AND THE EFTA SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY SHALL TAKE DUE ACCOUNT", the following shall be added in point 52 (Commission Decision 2002/304/EC):

", as amended by:

- 32002 D 0879: Commission Decision 2002/879/EC of 4 November 2002 (OJ L 305, 7.11.2002, p. 59)."

Article 2

The texts of Decisions 2002/878/EC, 2002/879/EC and 2002/1005/EC in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages, to be published in the EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be authentic.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on 27 September 2003, provided that all the notifications under Article 103(1) of the Agreement have been made to the EEA Joint Committee(5).

Article 4

This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 26 September 2003.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

H. S. H. Prinz Nikolaus von Liechtenstein

(1) OJ L 257, 9.10.2003, p. 4.

(2) OJ L 305, 7.11.2002, p. 57.

(3) OJ L 305, 7.11.2002, p. 59.

(4) OJ L 349, 24.12.2002, p. 109.

(5) Constitutional requirements indicated.