21.6.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 161/5


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 3/2012

of 10 February 2012

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 124/2011 of 2 December 2011 (1).

(2)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 517/2011 of 25 May 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards a Union target for the reduction of the prevalence of certain salmonella serotypes in laying hens of Gallus gallus and amending Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 and Commission Regulation (EU) No 200/2010 (2) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(3)

Commission Decision 2011/322/EU of 27 May 2011 amending Annexes I and II to Decision 2009/861/EC on transitional measures under Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the processing of non-compliant raw milk in certain milk processing establishments in Bulgaria (3) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(4)

Regulation (EU) No 517/2011 repeals Commission Regulation (EC) No 1168/2006 (4) which is incorporated in the Agreement and is therefore to be repealed under the Agreement.

(5)

This Decision concerns legislation regarding veterinary matters. Legislation regarding veterinary matters shall not apply to Liechtenstein as long as the application of the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products is extended to Liechtenstein, as specified in the sectoral adaptations to Annex I to the Agreement. This Decision is therefore not to apply to Liechtenstein,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

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

(1)

the following indent shall be added in the second indent (Commission Decision 2009/861/EC) under the heading ‘The transitional arrangements set out in the following acts shall apply:’ in point 17 (Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council) in Part 6.1:

‘—

32011 D 0322: Commission Decision 2011/322/EU of 27 May 2011 (OJ L 143, 31.5.2011, p. 41).’;

(2)

the following indent shall be added in point 8b (Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council) in Part 7.1:

‘—

32011 R 0517: Commission Regulation (EU) No 517/2011 of 25 May 2011 (OJ L 138, 26.5.2011, p. 45).’;

(3)

the text of point 28 (Commission Regulation (EC) No 1168/2006) in Part 7.2 shall be deleted;

(4)

the following shall be added in point 53 (Commission Regulation (EU) No 200/2010) in Part 7.2:

‘, as amended by:

32011 R 0517: Commission Regulation (EU) No 517/2011 of 25 May 2011 (OJ L 138, 26.5.2011, p. 45).’;

(5)

the following point shall be inserted after point 54 (Commission Regulation (EU) No 16/2011) in Part 7.2:

‘55.

32011 R 0517: Commission Regulation (EU) No 517/2011 of 25 May 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards a Union target for the reduction of the prevalence of certain salmonella serotypes in laying hens of Gallus gallus and amending Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 and Commission Regulation (EU) No 200/2010 (OJ L 138, 26.5.2011, p 45).’.

Article 2

The texts of Regulation (EU) No 517/2011 and Decision 2011/322/EU 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 11 February 2012, 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, 10 February 2012.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The Acting President

Gianluca GRIPPA


(1)  OJ L 76, 15.3.2012, p. 3.

(2)  OJ L 138, 26.5.2011, p. 45.

(3)  OJ L 143, 31.5.2011, p. 41.

(4)  OJ L 211, 1.8.2006, p. 4.

(5)  No constitutional requirements indicated.