9.8.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 208/12


EFTA SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY DECISION

No 246/06/COL

of 6 September 2006

amending the list contained in point 39 in Part 1.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement listing border inspection posts in Iceland and Norway agreed for veterinary checks on live animals and animal products from third countries and repealing EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision 86/02/COL of 24 May 2002

THE EFTA SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY,

HAVING REGARD to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (1), in particular Article 109 and Protocol 1 thereof,

HAVING REGARD to the Agreement between the EFTA States on the establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice (2), in particular Article 5(2)(d) and Protocol 1 thereof,

HAVING REGARD to points 4(B)(1) and (3) and point (5)(b) of the Introductory Part of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement,

HAVING REGARD to the Act referred to at point 1.1.4 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement (Council Directive 97/78/EC of 18 December 1997 laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries (3)), as amended and adapted to the EEA Agreement by the sectorial adaptations referred to in Annex I to that Agreement, and in particular to Article 6(2) thereof,

HAVING REGARD to the Act referred to at point 1.1.5 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement (Council Directive 91/496/EEC of 15 July 1991 laying down the principles governing the organization of veterinary checks on animals entering the Community from third countries and amending Directives 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC and 90/675/EEC (4)), as amended and adapted to the EEA Agreement by the sectorial adaptations referred to in Annex I to that Agreement, and in particular to Article 6(4) thereof,

HAVING REGARD to the Act referred to at point 1.2.111 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement (Commission Decision 2001/812/EC of 21 November 2001 laying down the requirements for the approval of border inspection posts responsible for veterinary checks on products introduced into the Community from third countries (5)), as amended, and in particular to Article 3(5) thereof,

WHEREAS the EFTA Surveillance Authority by Decision No 325/99/COL of 16 December 1999 drew up a list of border inspection posts (BIP) in Iceland and Norway approved for veterinary checks on products and animals from third countries,

WHEREAS the EFTA Surveillance Authority by Decision No 86/02/COL of 24 May 2002 repealed the EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 325/99/COL of 16 December 1999 and drew up a new list of border inspections posts in Iceland and Norway approved for veterinary checks on live animal and animal products from third countries,

WHEREAS the Government of Iceland has requested that the border inspection posts in Eskifjörður, Njarðvík, and Siglufjörður be withdrawn from the list contained in point 39 in Part 1.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement,

WHEREAS the Government of Norway has requested that the border inspection posts in Stavanger and Trondheim and the inspection centres in Alta and Leirvika (under BIP Hammerfest), Bud (under BIP Kristiansund), Dåfjord and Lenangen (under BIP Tromsø), Svartnes (under BIP Vadsø) and Gangstøvika (under BIP Ålesund) be withdrawn from the list contained in point 39 in Part 1.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement,

WHEREAS footnote 20 of the Annex to Decision No 86/02/COL contained in point 39 in Part 1.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement reads ‘Fish meal (including fish feed) only’,

WHEREAS the numbering of the footnotes has been updated, and at the request of the Government of Iceland and the Government of Norway footnote 16 of the Annex to this Decision shall only include a general reference to fish meal, and thus read ‘Fish meal only’,

WHEREAS the EFTA Surveillance Authority by its Decision 05/06/COL referred the matter to the EFTA Veterinary Committee assisting the EFTA Surveillance Authority,

WHEREAS the draft decision referred to the EFTA Veterinary Committee assisting the EFTA Surveillance Authority contained proposals to add a new inspection centre in Norway and new additions to the categorisation of certain border inspections ports and inspection centres in Norway and Iceland,

WHEREAS, in agreement with the European Commission and following discussions with the EFTA Veterinary Committee assisting the EFTA Surveillance Authority, it has been considered necessary not to include in the final decision the proposals, which were included in the draft decision, to add a new inspection centre in Norway and new additions to the categorisation of certain border inspections ports and inspection centres in Norway and Iceland, in order to ensure a correct application of point 4(B)(3) and point 5 of the Introductory Part of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

1.

Veterinary checks on live animals and animal products brought into Iceland and Norway from third countries shall be carried out by the competent national authorities at the agreed border inspections posts listed in the Annex to this Decision.

2.

The EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 86/02/COL of 24 May 2002 updating the adaptation text to point 39 in Part 1.2 of Chapter I of Annex I to the EEA Agreement listing border inspection posts in Iceland and Norway agreed for veterinary checks on live animals and animal products from third countries and repealing EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision 325/99/COL of 16 December 1999 (6), is hereby repealed.

3.

This Decision shall enter into force on 6 September 2006.

4.

This Decision is addressed to Iceland and Norway.

5.

This Decision shall be authentic in the English language.

Done at Brussels, 6 September 2006.

For the EFTA Surveillance Authority

Bjørn T. GRYDELAND

President

Kristján A. STEFÁNSSON

College Member


(1)  Hereinafter referred to as the ‘EEA Agreement’.

(2)  Hereinafter referred to as the ‘Surveillance and Court Agreement’.

(3)  OJ L 24, 30.1.1998, p. 9.

(4)  OJ L 268, 24.9.1991, p. 56.

(5)  OJ L 306, 23.11.2001, p. 28.

(6)  OJ L 69, 13.3.2003, p. 31.


ANNEX

LIST OF AGREED BORDER INSPECTION POSTS

1

=

Name

2

=

Animo Code

3

=

Type

A

=

Airport

F

=

Rail

P

=

Port

R

=

Road

4

=

Inspection centre

5

=

Products

HC

=

All products for Human Consumption

NHC

=

Other Products

NT

=

No temperature requirements

T

=

Frozen/chilled products

T(FR)

=

Frozen products

T(CH)

=

Chilled products

6

=

Live Animals

U

=

Ungulates: cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, wild and domestic solipeds

E

=

Registered equidae as defined in Council Directive 90/426/EEC

O

=

Other animals

5-6

=

Special remarks

(1)

=

Checking in line with the requirements of Commission Decision 93/352/EEC taken in execution of Article 19(3) of Council Directive 97/78/EC

(2)

=

Packed products only

(3)

=

Fishery products only

(4)

=

Animal proteins only

(5)

=

Wool hides and skins only

(6)

=

Only liquid fats, oils, and fish oils

(7)

=

Icelandic ponies (from April to October only)

(8)

=

Equidae only

(9)

=

Tropical fish only

(10)

=

Only cats, dogs, rodents, lagomorphs, live fish, reptiles and other birds than ratites

(11)

=

Only feedstuffs in bulk

(12)

=

For (U) in the case of solipeds, only those consigned to a zoo; and for (O), only day old chicks, fish, dogs, cats, insects, or other animals consigned to a zoo

(13)

=

Nagylak HU: This is a border inspection post (for products) and crossing point (for Live animals) on the Hungarian Romanian border, subject to transitional measures as negotiated and laid down in the Treaty of Accession for both products and live animals. See Commission Decision 2003/630/EC

(14)

=

Designated for transit across the European Community for consignments of certain products of animal origin for human consumption, coming to or from Russia under the specific procedures foreseen in relevant Community legislation

(15)

=

Aquaculture animals only

(16)

=

Fish meal only

Country: ICELAND

1

2

3

4

5

6

Akureyri

1700499

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC(16)

 

Hafnarfjörður

1700299

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC(16)

 

Húsavík

1701399

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Ísafjörður

1700399

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Keflavík Airport

1700799

A

 

HC(1)(2)(3)

O(15)

Reykjavík

1700199

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC(16)

 

Þorlákshöfn

1701899

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 


Country: NORWAY

1

2

3

4

5

6

Borg

1501499

P

 

HC, NHC

E(7)

Båtsfjord

1501199

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(1)(2)(3)

 

Hammerfest

1501099

P

Rypefjord

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), HC-NT(1)(2)(3)

 

Honningsvåg

1501799

P

Honningsvåg

HC-T(1)(2)(3)

 

Gjesvær

HC-T(1)(2)(3)

 

Kirkenes

1502199

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Kristiansund

1500299

P

Harøysund

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Kristiansund

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC-T(FR)(2)(3)

 

Måløy

1500599

P

Gotteberg

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC-T(FR)(2)(3)

 

Moldøen

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC-T(FR)(2)(3)

 

Trollebø

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC-T(FR)(2)(3)

 

Oslo

1500199

P

 

HC, NHC

 

Oslo

1501399

A

 

HC, NHC

U,E,O

Skjervøy

1502099

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Sortland

1501699

P

Andenes

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Melbu

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Sortland

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Storskog

1501299

R

 

HC, NHC

U,E,O

Tromsø

1500999

P

Bukta

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Kaldfjord

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Solstrand

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Senjahopen

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Vannøy

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Vadsø

1501599

P

 

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Ålesund

1500699

P

Breivika

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC-T(FR)(2)(3)

 

Ellingsøy

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3)

 

Skutvik

HC-T(FR)(1)(2)(3), NHC-T(FR)(2)(3)