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Legislation

Volume 48
4 June 2005


Contents

 

I   Acts whose publication is obligatory

page

 

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Council Regulation (EC) No 850/2005 of 30 May 2005 amending Regulation (EC) No 2500/2001 to enable the implementation of Community assistance according to Article 54(2)(c) of Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002

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Council Regulation (EC) No 851/2005 of 2 June 2005 amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement as regards the reciprocity mechanism

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 852/2005 of 3 June 2005 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 853/2005 of 3 June 2005 amending for the 47th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001

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Commission Directive 2005/37/EC of 3 June 2005 amending Council Directives 86/362/EEC and 90/642/EEC as regards the maximum levels for certain pesticide residues in and on cereals and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables ( 1 )

10

 

 

II   Acts whose publication is not obligatory

 

 

Commission

 

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Commission Decision of 30 May 2005 amending Decisions 2004/696/EC and 2004/863/EC on the Community's financial contribution to the TSE eradication and monitoring programmes for 2005 (notified under document number C(2005) 1550)

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Commission Decision of 30 May 2005 amending Annex I to Decision 2003/634/EC approving programmes for the purpose of obtaining the status of approved zones and of approved farms in non-approved zones with regard to viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) and infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN) in fish (notified under document number C(2005) 1563)  ( 1 )

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Commission Decision of 1 June 2005 authorising Malta to make use of the system established by Title I of Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council to replace surveys of bovine livestock (notified under document number C(2005) 1588)  ( 1 )

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Corrigenda

 

 

Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EC) No 770/2005 of 20 May 2005 on import licences in respect of beef and veal products originating in Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Namibia (OJ L 128, 21.5.2005)

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Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EC) No 2199/2004 of 10 December 2004 amending Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 establishing an agricultural product nomenclature for export refunds (OJ L 380, 24.12.2004)

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance

EN

Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


I Acts whose publication is obligatory

4.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 141/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 850/2005

of 30 May 2005

amending Regulation (EC) No 2500/2001 to enable the implementation of Community assistance according to Article 54(2)(c) of Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 181a(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the Opinion of the European Parliament (1),

Whereas:

(1)

Article 54(2) of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (2) (Financial Regulation) allows for the implementation of the Community budget through centralised indirect management and sets specific requirements for implementation.

(2)

In the area of pre-accession aid, centralised indirect management in the form set out in Article 54(2)(c) of the Financial Regulation has proved a valuable tool in the past, in particular concerning the operations of the Office for Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX).

(3)

Turkey has been a major user of TAIEX operations over the last years, and should be put in a position to continue using this instrument also according to the rules set up by the Financial Regulation.

(4)

A harmonised approach in the area of pre-accession assistance is desirable and therefore the formula used should be identical to the one foreseen for Council Regulations (EEC) No 3906/89 (Phare) (3) and (EC) No 2666/2000 (CARDS) (4).

(5)

Council Regulation (EC) No 2500/2001 of 17 December 2001 concerning pre-accession financial assistance for Turkey (5) should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In Regulation (EC) No 2500/2001, the following Article shall be inserted:

‘Article 6a

The Commission may, within the limits established in Article 54 of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (6), decide to entrust tasks of public authority, and in particular budget implementation tasks to the bodies listed in Article 54(2) of that Regulation. The bodies defined in Article 54(2)(c) of that Regulation may be entrusted with tasks of public authority if they are of recognised international standing, comply with internationally recognised systems of management and control, and are supervised by a public authority.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 30 May 2005.

For the Council

The President

F. BODEN


(1)  Opinion delivered on 28 April 2005 (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(2)  OJ L 248, 16.9.2002, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 375, 23.12.1989, p. 11. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2257/2004 (OJ L 389, 30.12.2004, p. 1).

(4)  OJ L 306, 7.12.2000, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2257/2004.

(5)  OJ L 342, 27.12.2001, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 769/2004 (OJ L 123, 27.4.2004, p. 1).

(6)  OJ L 248, 16.9.2002, p. 1.’


4.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 141/3


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 851/2005

of 2 June 2005

amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement as regards the reciprocity mechanism

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 62(2)(b)(i) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament (1),

Whereas:

(1)

The mechanism provided for in Article 1(4) of Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 (2) has proved unsuitable for dealing with situations of non-reciprocity in which a third country on the list in Annex II to that Regulation, i.e. a third country whose nationals are exempt from the visa requirement, maintains or introduces a visa requirement for nationals from one or more Member States. Solidarity with the Member States experiencing situations of non-reciprocity requires that the existing mechanism be adapted so as to make it effective.

(2)

Given the seriousness of such situations of non-reciprocity, it is essential that they should be notified without fail by the Member State(s) concerned. To ensure that the third country in question again applies visa-free travel to nationals of the Member States concerned, a mechanism should be provided which will combine measures at variable levels and intensities that can be rapidly carried out. Thus the Commission should take steps with the third country without delay, report to the Council and be able at any moment to propose that the Council adopt a provisional decision restoring the visa requirement for nationals of the third country in question. Resorting to such a provisional decision should not make it impossible to transfer the third country in question to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 539/2001. A temporal link should also be provided between the entry into force of the provisional measure and any proposal to transfer the country to Annex I.

(3)

A decision by a third country to introduce or reintroduce visa-free travel for nationals of one or more Member States should automatically terminate the provisional restoration of a visa requirement decided by the Council.

(4)

The amended solidarity mechanism aims at achieving full reciprocity in respect of all Member States and creating an effective and accountable mechanism in order to ensure it.

(5)

Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 should be amended accordingly.

(6)

Transitional arrangements should be provided for where, when this Regulation comes into force, Member States are subject to a visa requirement by third countries listed in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 539/2001.

(7)

As regards Iceland and Norway, this Regulation constitutes a development of the provisions of the Schengen acquis, within the meaning of the Agreement concluded by the Council of the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway concerning the association of those two States with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis  (3), which fall within the area referred to in Article 1(B) of Council Decision 1999/437/EC of 17 May 1999 on certain arrangements for the application of that Agreement (4).

(8)

The United Kingdom and Ireland are not bound by Regulation (EC) No 539/2001. They are therefore not taking part in the adoption of this Regulation and are not bound by it or subject to its application.

(9)

As regards Switzerland, this Regulation constitutes a development of the provisions of the Schengen acquis within the meaning of the Agreement signed between the European Union, the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Swiss Confederation’s association with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis  (5), which fall in the area referred to in Article 1(B) of Decision 1999/437/EC read in conjunction with Article 4(1) of Council Decision 2004/849/EC (6) and Article 4(1) of Council Decision 2004/860/EC (7),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 is amended as follows:

1.

Paragraph 4 shall be replaced by the following:

‘4.   Where a third country listed in Annex II introduces a visa requirement for nationals of a Member State, the following provisions shall apply:

(a)

within 90 days of such introduction, or its announcement, the Member State concerned shall notify the Council and the Commission in writing; the notification shall be published in the C series of the Official Journal of the European Union. The notification shall specify the date of implementation of the measure and the type of travel documents and visas concerned.

If the third country decides to lift the visa obligation before the expiry of this deadline, the notification becomes superfluous;

(b)

the Commission shall immediately after publication of that notification and in consultation with the Member State concerned, take steps with the authorities of the third country in order to restore visa-free travel;

(c)

within 90 days after publication of that notification, the Commission, in consultation with the Member State concerned, shall report to the Council. The report may be accompanied by a proposal providing for the temporary restoration of the visa requirement for nationals of the third country in question. The Commission may also present this proposal after deliberations in Council on its report. The Council shall act on such proposal by a qualified majority within three months;

(d)

if it considers it necessary, the Commission may present a proposal for the temporary restoration of the visa requirement for nationals of the third country referred to in subparagraph (c) without a prior report. The procedure provided for in subparagraph (c) shall apply to that proposal. The Member State concerned may state whether it wishes the Commission to refrain from the temporary restoration of such visa requirement without a prior report;

(e)

the procedure referred to in subparagraphs (c) and (d) does not affect the Commission’s right to present a proposal amending this Regulation in order to transfer the third country concerned to Annex I. Where a temporary measure as referred to in subparagraphs (c) and (d) has been decided, the proposal amending this Regulation shall be presented by the Commission at the latest nine months after the entry into force of the temporary measure. Such a proposal shall also include provisions for lifting of temporary measures, which may have been introduced pursuant to the procedures referred to in subparagraphs (c) and (d). In the meantime the Commission will continue its efforts in order to induce the authorities of the third country in question to reinstall visa-free travel for the nationals of the Member State concerned;

(f)

where the third country in question abolishes the visa requirement, the Member State shall immediately notify the Council and the Commission to that effect. The notification shall be published in the C series of the Official Journal of the European Union. Any temporary measure decided upon under subparagraph (d) shall terminate seven days after the publication in the Official Journal. In case the third country in question has introduced a visa requirement for nationals of two or more Member States the termination of the temporary measure will only terminate after the last publication.’

2.

The following paragraph shall be added:

‘5.   As long as visa exemption reciprocity continues not to exist with any third country listed in Annex II in relation to any of the Member States, the Commission shall report to the European Parliament and the Council before the 1 July of every even-numbered year on the situation of non-reciprocity and shall, if necessary, submit appropriate proposals.’

Article 2

Member States whose nationals on 24 June 2005 are subject to a visa requirement by a third country listed in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 shall notify the Council and the Commission in writing by 24 July 2005. The notification shall be published in the C series of the Official Journal of the European Union.

The provisions of Article 1(4)(b) to (f) of Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 shall apply.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in the Member States in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community.

Done at Luxembourg, 2 June 2005.

For the Council

The President

L. FRIEDEN


(1)  Opinion delivered on 28 April 2005 (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(2)  OJ L 81, 21.3.2001, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 176, 10.7.1999, p. 36.

(4)  OJ L 176, 10.7.1999, p. 31.

(5)  Council doc. 13054/04 accessible on http://register.consilium.eu.int

(6)  OJ L 368, 15.12.2004, p. 26.

(7)  OJ L 370, 17.12.2004, p. 78.


4.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 141/6


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 852/2005

of 3 June 2005

establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 of 21 December 1994 on detailed rules for the application of the import arrangements for fruit and vegetables (1), and in particular Article 4(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 lays down, pursuant to the outcome of the Uruguay Round multilateral trade negotiations, the criteria whereby the Commission fixes the standard values for imports from third countries, in respect of the products and periods stipulated in the Annex thereto.

(2)

In compliance with the above criteria, the standard import values must be fixed at the levels set out in the Annex to this Regulation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The standard import values referred to in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 shall be fixed as indicated in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 4 June 2005.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 3 June 2005.

For the Commission

J. M. SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 337, 24.12.1994, p. 66. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1947/2002 (OJ L 299, 1.11.2002, p. 17).


ANNEX

to Commission Regulation of 3 June 2005 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

(EUR/100 kg)

CN code

Third country code (1)

Standard import value

0702 00 00

052

77,8

204

91,4

999

84,6

0707 00 05

052

91,5

999

91,5

0709 90 70

052

86,5

624

107,4

999

97,0

0805 50 10

052

88,7

388

60,2

508

50,9

528

46,3

624

63,9

999

62,0

0808 10 80

204

70,2

388

88,0

400

144,7

404

126,8

508

66,5

512

70,6

524

63,6

528

65,3

624

173,6

720

63,8

804

96,7

999

93,6

0809 10 00

052

252,7

999

252,7

0809 20 95

052

296,9

220

108,0

400

466,8

999

290,6


(1)  Country nomenclature as fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 750/2005 (OJ L 126, 19.5.2005, p. 12). Code ‘999’ stands for ‘of other origin’.


4.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 141/8


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 853/2005

of 3 June 2005

amending for the 47th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 of 27 May 2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001 prohibiting the export of certain goods and services to Afghanistan, strengthening the flight ban and extending the freezing of funds and other financial resources in respect of the Taliban of Afghanistan, (1), and in particular Article 7(1), first indent, thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 lists the persons, groups and entities covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources under that Regulation.

(2)

On 1 June 2005, the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council decided to amend the list of persons, groups and entities to whom the freezing of funds and economic resources should apply. Annex I should therefore be amended accordingly.

(3)

In order to ensure that the measures provided for in this Regulation are effective, this Regulation must enter into force immediately,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 is amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 3 June 2005.

For the Commission

Eneko LANDÁBURU

Director-General of External Relations


(1)  OJ L 139, 29.5.2002, p. 9. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 757/2005 (OJ L 126, 19.5.2005, p. 38).


ANNEX

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 is amended as follows:

The following entry shall be added under the heading ‘Legal persons, groups and entities’:

 

Islamic Jihad Group (alias (a) Jama’at al-Jihad, (b) Libyan Society, (c) Kazakh Jama’at, (d) Jamaat Mojahedin, (e) Jamiyat, (f) Jamiat al-Jihad al-Islami, (g) Dzhamaat Modzhakhedov, (h) Islamic Jihad Group of Uzbekistan, (i) al-Djihad al-Islami).


4.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 141/10


COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2005/37/EC

of 3 June 2005

amending Council Directives 86/362/EEC and 90/642/EEC as regards the maximum levels for certain pesticide residues in and on cereals and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 86/362/EEC of 24 July 1986 on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals (1), and in particular Article 10 thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/642/EEC of 27 November 1990 on fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on certain products of plant origin including fruit and vegetables (2), and in particular Article 7 thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 91/414/EEC of 15 July 1991 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market (3), and in particular Article 4(1)(f) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The following existing active substances have been included in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC: maleic hydrazide by Commission Directive 2003/31/EC (4); propyzamide by Commission Directive 2003/39/EC (5); and mecoprop and mecoprop-p by Commission Directive 2003/70/EC (6).

(2)

The new active substances isoxaflutole, trifloxystrobin, carfentrazone-ethyl and fenamidone were included in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC by Commission Directive 2003/68/EC (7).

(3)

The inclusion in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC of the active substances concerned was based on the assessment of the information submitted concerning the proposed use. Information relating to this use has been submitted by certain Member States in accordance with Article 4(1)(f) of Directive 91/414/EEC. The information available has been reviewed and is sufficient to allow certain maximum residue levels (MRLs) to be fixed.

(4)

Where no Community MRL or provisional MRL exists, Member States are to establish a national provisional MRL in accordance with Article 4(1)(f) of Directive 91/414/EEC before plant protection products containing these active substances may be authorised.

(5)

Community MRLs and the levels recommended by the Codex Alimentarius are fixed and evaluated following similar procedures. There are a limited number of Codex MRLs for maleic hydrazide. There are already Community MRLs in Directive 90/642/EEC for: maleic hydrazide, (Council Directive 93/58/EC) (8) and in Directives 86/362/EEC and 90/642/EEC for: propyzamide (Council Directives 96/32/EC (9) and 96/33/EC (10)). These have been considered when setting the MRLs concerned by the adaptations made by this Directive. Codex MRLs that will be recommended for withdrawal in the near future were not taken into account. The MRLs based on Codex MRLs having been evaluated in the light of the risks for the consumers. No risk was established when using the toxicological end points based on the studies available to the Commission.

(6)

With respect to the inclusion in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC of the active substances concerned, the related technical and scientific evaluations were finalised in the form of Commission review reports. The assessment reports for those substances mentioned were finalised on the dates as mentioned in the Commission Directives cited in Recitals 1 and 2. These reports fixed the acceptable daily intake (ADI) and if necessary, the acute reference dose (ARfD) for the substances concerned. The exposure of consumers of food products treated with the active substance concerned has been assessed and evaluated in accordance with Community procedures. Account has also been taken of guidelines published by the World Health Organisation (11) and the opinion of the Scientific Committee for Plants (12) on the methodology employed. It is concluded that MRLs proposed will not lead to those ADIs or ARfD being exceeded.

(7)

In order to ensure that the consumer is adequately protected from exposure to residues resulting from unauthorised uses of plant protection products, provisional MRLs should be set for the relevant product/pesticide combinations at the lower limit of analytical determination.

(8)

The setting at Community level of such provisional MRLs does not prevent the Member States from establishing provisional MRLs for the substances concerned in accordance with Article 4(1)(f) of Directive 91/414/EEC and Annex VI thereto. It is considered that a period of four years is sufficient to permit further uses of the active substance concerned. The provisional MRL should then become definitive.

(9)

It is therefore necessary to add or replace, all of the pesticide residues arising from the use of these plant protection products to the Annexes to Directives 86/362/EEC and 90/642/EEC to allow for proper surveillance and control of the prohibition of their uses and to protect the consumer. Where MRLs have already been defined in the annexes to those directives it is appropriate to modify them. Where MRLs have not been defined until now, it is appropriate to set them for the first time.

(10)

Directives 86/362/EEC and 90/642/EEC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(11)

The measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

Directive 86/362/EEC is amended as follows:

(a)

in Part A of Annex II the maximum pesticide residue levels for isoxaflutole, trifloxystrobin, carfentrazone-ethyl, mecoprop, mecoprop-p, maleic hydrazide and fenamidone as shown in Annex I to this Directive are added;

(b)

in Part A of Annex II the maximum pesticide residue levels for propyzamide are replaced by those as shown in Annex II to this Directive.

Article 2

Directive 90/642/EEC is amended as follows:

(a)

in Annex II the maximum pesticide residue levels for isoxaflutole, trifloxystrobin, carfentrazone-ethyl, mecoprop, mecoprop-p and fenamidone as shown in Annex III to this Directive are added.

(b)

in Annex II the maximum pesticide residue levels for propyzamide and maleic hydrazide are replaced by those as shown in Annex IV to this Directive.

Article 3

1.   Member States shall adopt and publish, by 4 December 2005 at the latest, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive. They shall forthwith communicate to the Commission the text of those provisions and a correlation table between those provisions and this Directive.

They shall apply those provisions from 4 December 2006.

When Member States adopt those provisions, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. Member States shall determine how such reference is to be made.

2.   Member States shall communicate to the Commission the text of the main provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.

Article 4

This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 5

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 3 June 2005.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 221, 7.8.1986, p. 37. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2004/61/EC (OJ L 127, 29.4.2004, p. 81).

(2)  OJ L 350, 14.12.1990, p. 71. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2004/115/EC (OJ L 374, 22.12.2004, p. 64).

(3)  OJ L 230, 19.8.1991, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2005/34/EC (OJ L 125, 18.5.2005, p. 5).

(4)  OJ L 101, 23.4.2003, p. 3.

(5)  OJ L 124, 20.5.2003, p. 30.

(6)  OJ L 184, 23.7.2003, p. 9.

(7)  OJ L 177, 16.7.2003, p. 12.

(8)  OJ L 211, 23.8.1993, p. 6.

(9)  OJ L 144, 18.6.1996, p. 12.

(10)  OJ L 144, 18.6.1996, p. 35.

(11)  Guidelines for predicting dietary intake of pesticide residues (revised), prepared by the GEMS/Food Programme in collaboration with the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues, published by the World Health Organisation 1997 (WHO/FSF/FOS/97.7).

(12)  Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Plants regarding questions relating to amending the annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC (Opinion expressed by the Scientific Committee on Plants, 14 July 1998) (http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/fs/sc/index_en.html).


ANNEX I

Maximum levels (mg/kg)

Pesticide residues

Individual products to which the MRLs apply

Isoxaflutole (sum of isoxaflutole, RPA 202248 and RPA 203328, expressed as isoxaflutole) (1)

0,05 (2)  (3)

CEREALS

Barley, Buckwheat, Maize, Millet, Oats, Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Triticale, Wheat, other Cereals

Trifloxystrobin

0,3 (3) Barley

0,05 (3) Rye

0,05 (3) Triticale, Wheat

0,02 (2)  (3) other Cereals

Carfentrazone-ethyl (determined as carfentrazone and expressed as carfentrazone-ethyl)

0,05 (2)  (3)

CEREALS

Barley, Buckwheat, Maize, Millet, Oats, Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Triticale, Wheat, other Cereals

Fenamidone

0,02 (2)  (3)

CEREALS

Barley, Buckwheat, Maize, Millet, Oats, Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Triticale, Wheat, other Cereals

Mecoprop (sum of mecoprop-p and mecoprop expressed as mecoprop)

0,05 (2)  (3)

CEREALS

Barley, Buckwheat, Maize, Millet, Oats, Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Triticale, Wheat, other Cereals

Maleic hydrazide

0,2 (2)  (3)

CEREALS

Barley, Buckwheat, Maize, Millet, Oats, Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Triticale, Wheat, other Cereals


(1)  RPA 202248 is 2-cyano-3-cyclopropyl-1-(2-methylsulfonyl-4-trifluoromethylphenyl) propane-1,3-dione. RPA 203328 is 2-methanesulfonyl-4-trifluoromethylbenzoic acid.

(2)  Indicates lower limit of analytical determination.

(3)  Indicates provisional maximum residue level in accordance with Article 4(1)(f) of Directive 91/414/EEC: unless amended, this level will become definitive with effect from 24 June 2009.


ANNEX II

Maximum levels mg/kg

Pesticide residues

Individual products to which the MRLs apply

Propyzamide

0,02 (1)  (2)

CEREALS

Barley, Buckwheat, Maize, Millet, Oats, Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Triticale, Wheat, other Cereals


(1)  Indicates lower limit of analytical determination.

(2)  Indicates provisional maximum residue level in accordance with Article 4(1)(f) of Directive 91/414/EEC: unless amended, this level will become definitive with effect from 24 June 2009.


ANNEX III

Pesticide residues and maximum residue levels (mg/kg)

Groups and examples of individual products to which the MRLs apply

Isoxaflutole (sum of isoxaflutole, RPA 202248 and RPA 203328, expressed as isoxaflutole) (1)

Trifloxystrobin

Carfentrazone-ethyl (determined as carfentrazone and expressed as carfentrazone-ethyl)

Fenamidone

Mecoprop (sum of mecoprop-p and mecoprop expressed as mecoprop)

1.

Fruit, fresh, dried or uncooked, preserved by freezing, not containing added sugar; nuts

0,05 (2)  (3)

 

0,01 (2)  (3)

 

0,05 (2)  (3)

(i)

CITRUS FRUIT

 

0,3 (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Grapefruit

 

 

 

 

 

Lemons

 

 

 

 

 

Limes

 

 

 

 

 

Mandarins (including clementines and other hybrids)

 

 

 

 

 

Oranges

 

 

 

 

 

Pomelos

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)

TREE NUTS (shelled or unshelled)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Almonds

 

 

 

 

 

Brazil nuts

 

 

 

 

 

Cashew nuts

 

 

 

 

 

Chestnuts

 

 

 

 

 

Coconuts

 

 

 

 

 

Hazelnuts

 

 

 

 

 

Macadamia

 

 

 

 

 

Pecans

 

 

 

 

 

Pine nuts

 

 

 

 

 

Pistachios

 

 

 

 

 

Walnuts

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(iii)

POME FRUIT

 

0,5 (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Apples

 

 

 

 

 

Pears

 

 

 

 

 

Quinces

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(iv)

STONE FRUIT

 

 

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Apricots

 

1 (3)

 

 

 

Cherries

 

1 (3)

 

 

 

Peaches (including nectarines and similar hybrids)

 

1 (3)

 

 

 

Plums

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

 

 

(v)

BERRIES AND SMALL FRUIT

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Table and wine grapes

 

5 (3)

 

0,5 (3)

 

Table grapes

 

 

 

 

 

Wine grapes

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

Strawberries (other than wild)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

(c)

Cane fruit (other than wild)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Blackberries

 

 

 

 

 

Dewberries

 

 

 

 

 

Loganberries

 

 

 

 

 

Raspberries

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(d)

Other small fruit and berries (other than wild)

 

 

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Bilberries

 

 

 

 

 

Cranberries

 

 

 

 

 

Currants (red, black and white)

 

1 (3)

 

 

 

Gooseberries

 

1 (3)

 

 

 

Others

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

 

 

(e)

Wild berries and wild fruit

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

(vi)

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Avocados

 

 

 

 

 

Bananas

 

0,05 (3)

 

 

 

Dates

 

 

 

 

 

Figs

 

 

 

 

 

Kiwi

 

 

 

 

 

Kumquats

 

 

 

 

 

Litchis

 

 

 

 

 

Mangoes

 

 

 

 

 

Olives

 

 

 

 

 

Passion fruit

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapples

 

 

 

 

 

Papaya

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

 

 

2.

Vegetables, fresh or uncooked, frozen or dry

0,05 (2)  (3)

 

0,01 (2)  (3)

 

0,05 (2)  (3)

(i)

ROOT AND TUBER VEGETABLES

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Beetroot

 

 

 

 

 

Carrots

 

 

 

 

 

Celeriac

 

 

 

 

 

Horseradish

 

 

 

 

 

Jerusalem artichokes

 

 

 

 

 

Parsnips

 

 

 

 

 

Parsley root

 

 

 

 

 

Radishes

 

 

 

 

 

Salsify

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet potatoes

 

 

 

 

 

Swedes

 

 

 

 

 

Turnips

 

 

 

 

 

Yam

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)

BULB VEGETABLES

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Garlic

 

 

 

 

 

Onions

 

 

 

 

 

Shallots

 

 

 

 

 

Spring onions

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(iii)

FRUITING VEGETABLES

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Solanacea

 

 

 

 

 

Tomatoes

 

0,5 (3)

 

0,5 (3)

 

Peppers

 

 

 

 

 

Aubergines

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

(b)

Cucurbits — edible peel

 

0,2 (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Cucumbers

 

 

 

 

 

Gherkins

 

 

 

 

 

Courgettes

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(c)

Cucurbits — inedible peel

 

 

 

 

 

Melons

 

0,3 (3)

 

0,1 (3)

 

Squashes

 

 

 

 

 

Watermelons

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

(d)

Sweet corn

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

(iv)

BRASSICA VEGETABLES

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

(a)

Flowering brassica

 

 

 

 

 

Broccoli

 

 

 

 

 

Cauliflower

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

Head brassica

 

 

 

 

 

Brussels sprouts

 

 

 

 

 

Head cabbage

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(c)

Leafy brassica

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese cabbage

 

 

 

 

 

Kale

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(d)

Kohlrabi

 

 

 

 

 

(v)

LEAF VEGETABLES AND FRESH HERBS

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

 

 

(a)

Lettuce and similar

 

 

 

2 (3)

 

Cress

 

 

 

 

 

Lamb's lettuce

 

 

 

 

 

Lettuce

 

 

 

 

 

Scarole

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

Spinach and similar

 

 

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Spinach

 

 

 

 

 

Beet leaves (chard)

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(c)

Watercress

 

 

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

(d)

Witloof

 

 

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

(e)

Herbs

 

 

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Chervil

 

 

 

 

 

Chives

 

 

 

 

 

Parsley

 

 

 

 

 

Celery leaves

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(vi)

LEGUME VEGETABLES (fresh)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Beans (with pods)

 

 

 

 

 

Beans (without pods)

 

 

 

 

 

Peas (with pods)

 

 

 

 

 

Peas (without pods)

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(vii)

STEM VEGETABLES (fresh)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

Asparagus

 

 

 

 

 

Cardoons

 

 

 

 

 

Celery

 

 

 

 

 

Fennel

 

 

 

 

 

Globe artichokes

 

 

 

 

 

Leek

 

 

 

 

 

Rhubarb

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

(viii)

FUNGI

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

0,02 (2)  (3)

 

(a)

Cultivated mushrooms

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

Wild mushrooms

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Pulses

0,05 (2)  (3)

0,02 (2)  (3)

0,01 (2)  (3)

0,02 (2)  (3)

0,05 (2)  (3)

Beans

 

 

 

 

 

Lentils

 

 

 

 

 

Peas

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Oil seed

0,1 (2)  (3)

0,05 (2)  (3)

0,02 (2)  (3)

0,05 (2)  (3)

0,05 (2)  (3)

Linseed

 

 

 

 

 

Peanuts

 

 

 

 

 

Poppy seeds

 

 

 

 

 

Sesame seeds

 

 

 

 

 

Sunflower seed

 

 

 

 

 

Rape seed

 

 

 

 

 

Soya bean

 

 

 

 

 

Mustard seed

 

 

 

 

 

Cotton seed

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Potatoes

0,05 (2)  (3)

0,02 (2)  (3)

0,01 (2)  (3)

0,02 (2)  (3)

0,05 (2)  (3)

Early potatoes

 

 

 

 

 

Ware potatoes

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Tea (leaves and stems, dried, fermented or otherwise, from the leaves of Camellia sinensis)

0,1 (2)  (3)

0,05 (2)  (3)

0,02 (2)  (3)

0,05 (2)  (3)

0,1 (2)  (3)

7.

Hops (dried), including hop pellets and unconcentrated powder

0,1 (2)  (3)

30 (3)

0,02 (2)  (3)

0,05 (2)  (3)

0,1 (2)  (3)


(1)  RPA 202248 is 2-cyano-3-cyclopropyl-1-(2-methylsulfonyl-4-trifluoromethylphenyl) propane-1,3-dione. RPA 203328 is 2-methanesulfonyl-4-trifluoromethylbenzoic acid.

(2)  Indicates lower limit of analytical determination.

(3)  Indicates provisional maximum residue level in accordance with Article 4(1)(f) of Directive 91/414/EEC: unless amended, this level will become definitive with effect from 24 June 2009.


ANNEX IV

Groups and examples of individual products to which the MRLs apply

Propyzamide

Maleic hydrazide

1.

Fruit, fresh, dried or uncooked, preserved by freezing, not containing added sugar; nuts

0,02 (1)  (2)

0,2 (1)  (2)

(i)

CITRUS FRUIT

 

 

Grapefruit

 

 

Lemons

 

 

Limes

 

 

Mandarins (including clementines and other hybrids)

 

 

Oranges

 

 

Pomelos

 

 

Others

 

 

(ii)

TREE NUTS (shelled or unshelled)

 

 

Almonds

 

 

Brazil nuts

 

 

Cashew nuts

 

 

Chestnuts

 

 

Coconuts

 

 

Hazelnuts

 

 

Macadamia

 

 

Pecans

 

 

Pine nuts

 

 

Pistachios

 

 

Walnuts

 

 

Others

 

 

(iii)

POME FRUIT

 

 

Apples

 

 

Pears

 

 

Quinces

 

 

Others

 

 

(iv)

STONE FRUIT

 

 

Apricots

 

 

Cherries

 

 

Peaches (including nectarines and similar hybrids)

 

 

Plums

 

 

Others

 

 

(v)

BERRIES AND SMALL FRUIT

 

 

(a)

Table and wine grapes

 

 

Table grapes

 

 

Wine grapes

 

 

(b)

Strawberries (other than wild)

 

 

(c)

Cane fruit (other than wild)

 

 

Blackberries

 

 

Dewberries

 

 

Loganberries

 

 

Raspberries

 

 

Others

 

 

(d)

Other small fruit and berries (other than wild)

 

 

Bilberries

 

 

Cranberries

 

 

Currants (red, black and white)

 

 

Gooseberries

 

 

Others

 

 

(e)

Wild berries and wild fruit

 

 

(vi)

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

Avocados

 

 

Bananas

 

 

Dates

 

 

Figs

 

 

Kiwi

 

 

Kumquats

 

 

Litchis

 

 

Mangoes

 

 

Olives

 

 

Passion fruit

 

 

Pineapples

 

 

Papaya

 

 

Others

 

 

2.

Vegetables, fresh or uncooked, frozen or dry

 

 

(i)

ROOT AND TUBER VEGETABLES

0,02 (1)  (2)

0,2 (1)  (2)

Beetroot

 

 

Carrots

 

 

Celeriac

 

 

Horseradish

 

 

Jerusalem artichokes

 

 

Parsnips

 

 

Parsley root

 

 

Radishes

 

 

Salsify

 

 

Sweet potatoes

 

 

Swedes

 

 

Turnips

 

 

Yam

 

 

Others

 

 

(ii)

BULB VEGETABLES

0,02 (1)  (2)

 

Garlic

 

15 (2)

Onions

 

15 (2)

Shallots

 

15 (2)

Spring onions

 

 

Others

 

0,2 (1)  (2)

(iii)

FRUITING VEGETABLES

0,02 (1)  (2)

0,2 (1)  (2)

(a)

Solanacea

 

 

Tomatoes

 

 

Peppers

 

 

Aubergines

 

 

Others

 

 

(b)

Cucurbits — edible peel

 

 

Cucumbers

 

 

Gherkins

 

 

Courgettes

 

 

Others

 

 

(c)

Cucurbits — inedible peel

 

 

Melons

 

 

Squashes

 

 

Watermelons

 

 

Others

 

 

(d)

Sweet corn

 

 

(iv)

BRASSICA VEGETABLES

0,02 (1)  (2)

0,2 (1)  (2)

(a)

Flowering brassica

 

 

Broccoli

 

 

Cauliflower

 

 

Others

 

 

(b)

Head brassica

 

 

Brussels sprouts

 

 

Head cabbage

 

 

Others

 

 

(c)

Leafy brassica

 

 

Chinese cabbage

 

 

Kale

 

 

Others

 

 

(d)

Kohlrabi

 

 

(v)

LEAF VEGETABLES AND FRESH HERBS

 

0,2 (1)  (2)

(a)

Lettuce and similar

1 (2)

 

Cress

 

 

Lamb's lettuce

 

 

Lettuce

 

 

Scarole

 

 

Others

 

 

(b)

Spinach and similar

0,02 (1)  (2)

 

Spinach

 

 

Beet leaves (chard)

 

 

Others

 

 

(c)

Watercress

0,02 (1)  (2)

 

(d)

Witloof

0,02 (1)  (2)

 

(e)

Herbs

1 (2)

 

Chervil

 

 

Chives

 

 

Parsley

 

 

Celery leaves

 

 

Others

 

 

(vi)

LEGUME VEGETABLES (fresh)

0,02 (1)  (2)

0,2 (1)  (2)

Beans (with pods)

 

 

Beans (without pods)

 

 

Peas (with pods)

 

 

Peas (without pods)

 

 

Others

 

 

(vii)

STEM VEGETABLES (fresh)

0,02 (1)  (2)

0,2 (1)  (2)

Asparagus

 

 

Cardoons

 

 

Celery

 

 

Fennel

 

 

Globe artichokes

 

 

Leek

 

 

Rhubarb

 

 

Others

 

 

(viii)

FUNGI

0,02 (1)  (2)

0,2 (1)  (2)

(a)

Cultivated mushrooms

 

 

(b)

Wild mushrooms

 

 

3.

Pulses

0,02 (1)  (2)

0,2 (1)  (2)

Beans

 

 

Lentils

 

 

Peas

 

 

Others

 

 

4.

Oil seed

0,05 (1)  (2)

0,5 (1)  (2)

Linseed

 

 

Peanuts

 

 

Poppy seeds

 

 

Sesame seeds

 

 

Sunflower seed

 

 

Rape seed

 

 

Soya bean

 

 

Mustard seed

 

 

Cotton seed

 

 

Others

 

 

5.

Potatoes

0,02 (1)  (2)

50 (3)

Early potatoes

 

 

Ware potatoes

 

 

6.

Tea (leaves and stems, dried, fermented or otherwise, from the leaves of Camellia sinensis)

0,05 (1)  (2)

0,5 (1)  (2)

7.

Hops (dried), including hop pellets and unconcentrated powder

0,05 (1)  (2)

0,5 (1)  (2)


(1)  Indicates lower limit of analytical determination.

(2)  Indicates provisional maximum residue level in accordance with Article 4(1)(f) of Directive 91/414/EEC: unless amended, this level will become definitive with effect from 24 June 2009.

(3)  Potato MRL subject to review of outstanding data requirements 18 months from the date of publication.


II Acts whose publication is not obligatory

Commission

4.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 141/24


COMMISSION DECISION

of 30 May 2005

amending Decisions 2004/696/EC and 2004/863/EC on the Community's financial contribution to the TSE eradication and monitoring programmes for 2005

(notified under document number C(2005) 1550)

(2005/413/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Decision 90/424/EEC of 26 June 1990 on expenditure in the veterinary field (1), and in particular Article 24(5) and (6) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2004/696/EC of 14 October 2004 on the list of programmes for the eradication and the monitoring of certain TSEs qualifying for a financial contribution from the Community in 2005 (2) sets out the list of such programmes, as well as the proposed rate and amount of the contribution for each programme.

(2)

Commission Decision 2004/863/EC of 30 November 2004 approving the TSE eradication and monitoring programmes of certain Member States for 2005 and fixing the level of the Community’s financial contribution (3).

(3)

On 28 January 2005, a Community expert panel, chaired by the Community Reference laboratory for TSEs (CRL), confirmed the detection of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a goat slaughtered in France. It was the first case of BSE in a small ruminant under natural conditions.

(4)

In its statement of 28 January 2005, the Scientific Panel on Biological Hazards of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stressed that the significance of that single case of BSE infection in a goat in France is yet to be assessed. In order to do so, the EFSA indicated that the results of an increased monitoring of TSEs in goats are essential.

(5)

In response to that statement, Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (4), as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 214/2005 (5), introduced a new programme for the monitoring of TSE in caprine animals starting from 11 February 2005. Under that new monitoring programme, the numbers of healthy slaughter and dead-on-farm caprine animals to be tested have been substantially increased.

(6)

Due to the particularities of the goat meat sector, the limited value of goats above 18 months of age for slaughter purposes, and in the light of the importance of an effective implementation of the increased monitoring to assess the prevalence of BSE in caprine animals, it is appropriate to increase the amount per test to be reimbursed to the Member States by the Community up to a maximum amount of EUR 30 per rapid test performed in caprine animals.

(7)

In addition, Regulation (EC) 999/2001, as amended Commission Regulation (EC) No 36/2005 (6) sets out the compulsory systematic discriminatory testing to differentiate BSE from scrapie in all TSE cases detected in ovine and caprine animals to apply from 14 January 2005. That measure should be considered as eligible for the Community’s financial contribution to the TSE monitoring and eradication programmes in the Member States.

(8)

In the light of the importance to assess the prevalence of BSE in small ruminants for the achievement of Community objectives in the field of public and animal health it is appropriate to reimburse 100% of the costs paid by the Member States for the primary molecular tests to differentiate BSE from scrapie.

(9)

Therefore, it is necessary to revise the maximum amount of financial participation by the Community for each programme, as set out in Decisions 2004/696/EC and 2004/863/EC.

(10)

Decision 2004/863/EC sets out the conditions for the Community’s financial contribution, including the forwarding of a monthly report to the Commission by the concerned Member States on the progress of the TSE monitoring programmes and the cost paid. The Annex to that sets out the costs to be paid. That Annex should be amended to take account of amendments to Annexes III and X to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001, as amended by Regulation (EC) No 36/2005 and No 214/2005.

(11)

Decisions 2004/696/EC and 2004/863/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(12)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee of the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annex I to Decision 2004/696/EC is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Decision.

Article 2

Decision 2004/863/EC is amended as follows:

1.

in Article 1(2), ‘EUR 3 550 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 3 586 000’;

2.

in Article 2(2), ‘EUR 1 700 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 1 736 000’;

3.

in Article 3(2), ‘EUR 2 375 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 2 426 000’;

4.

in Article 4(2), ‘EUR 15 020 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 15 170 000’;

5.

in Article 5(2), ‘EUR 290 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 294 000’;

6.

in Article 6(2), ‘EUR 585 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 1 487 000’;

7.

in Article 7(2), ‘EUR 4 780 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 8 846 000’;

8.

in Article 8(2), ‘EUR 24 045 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 29 755 000’;

9.

in Article 9(2), ‘EUR 6 170 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 6 172 000’;

10.

in Article 10(2), ‘EUR 6 660 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 8 677 000’;

11.

in Article 11(2), ‘EUR 85 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 353 000’;

12.

in Article 12(2), ‘EUR 835 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 836 000’;

13.

in Article 13(2), ‘EUR 145 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 155 000’;

14.

in Article 14(2), ‘EUR 1 085 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 1 184 000’;

15.

in Article 15(2), ‘EUR 35 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 36 000’;

16.

in Article 16(2), ‘EUR 4 270 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 4 510 000’;

17.

in Article 17(2), ‘EUR 1 920 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 2 076 000’;

18.

in Article 18(2), ‘EUR 1 135 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 1 480 000’;

19.

in Article 19(2), ‘EUR 435 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 444 000’;

20.

in Article 20(2), ‘EUR 1 160 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 1 170 000’;

21.

in Article 21(2), ‘EUR 305 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 313 000’;

22.

in Article 22(2), ‘EUR 5 570 000’ is replaced by ‘EUR 5 690 000’;

23.

Article 23 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 23

The Community's financial contribution for the TSE monitoring programmes referred to in Articles 1 to 22 shall be at the rate of 100 % of the cost paid, value added tax excluded, by the concerned Member States for the tests performed, subject to:

(a)

a maximum amount of EUR 8 per test, for tests carried out from 1 January to 31 December 2005 in bovine and ovine animals referred to in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001;

(b)

a maximum amount of EUR 30 per test, for tests carried out from 1 January to 31 December 2005 in caprine animals referred to in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001;

(c)

a maximum amount of EUR 145 per test, for primary molecular discriminatory tests carried out from 14 January 2005 to 31 December 2005 as referred to in Annex X, Chapter C, point 3.2(c)(i) to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001.’;

24.

the Annex is replaced by Annex II to this Decision.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 30 May 2005.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 19. Decision as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 806/2003 (OJ L 122, 16.5.2003, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 316, 15.10.2004, p. 91.

(3)  OJ L 370, 17.12.2004, p. 82.

(4)  OJ L 147, 31.5.2001, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) 260/2005 (OJ L 46, 17.2.2005, p. 9).

(5)  OJ L 37, 10.2.2005, p. 9.

(6)  OJ L 10, 13.1.2005, p. 9.


ANNEX I

Annex I to Decision 2004/696/EC is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX I

List of programmes for the monitoring of TSEs

Rate and maximum amount of the Community financial contribution

(in EUR)

Disease

Member State

Rate tests (1) performed

Maximum amount

TSEs

Austria

100 %

2 076 000

Belgium

100 %

3 586 000

Cyprus

100 %

353 000

Czech Republic

100 %

1 736 000

Denmark

100 %

2 426 000

Estonia

100 %

294 000

Finland

100 %

1 170 000

France

100 %

29 755 000

Germany

100 %

15 170 000

Greece

100 %

1 487 000

Hungary

100 %

1 184 000

Ireland

100 %

6 172 000

Italy

100 %

8 677 000

Lithuania

100 %

836 000

Luxembourg

100 %

155 000

Malta

100 %

36 000

Netherlands

100 %

4 510 000

Portugal

100 %

1 480 000

Slovenia

100 %

444 000

Spain

100 %

8 846 000

Sweden

100 %

313 000

United Kingdom

100 %

5 690 000

Total

96 396 000


(1)  Rapid tests and primary molecular tests.’


ANNEX II

‘ANNEX

TSE monitoring

Member State:

Month:

Year:


Tests on bovine animals

 

Number of tests

Unit cost

Total cost

Tests on animals referred to in Annex III, Chapter A, Part I, points 2.1, 3 and 4.1 to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001

 

 

 

Tests on animals referred to in Annex III, Chapter A, Part I, points 2.2, 4.2 and 4.3 to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 


Tests on ovine animals

 

Number of tests

Unit cost

Total cost

Tests on animals referred to in Annex III, Chapter A, Part II, point 2(a) to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001

 

 

 

Tests on animals referred to in Annex III, Chapter A, Part II, point 3 to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001

 

 

 

Tests on animals referred to in Annex III, Chapter A, Part II, point 5 to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 


Tests on caprine animals

 

Number of tests

Unit cost

Total cost

Tests on animals referred to in Annex III, Chapter A, Part II, point 2(b) to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001

 

 

 

Tests on animals referred to in Annex III, Chapter A, Part II, point 3 to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001

 

 

 

Tests on animals referred to in Annex III, Chapter A, Part II, point 5 to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 


Primary molecular testing with a discriminatory immuno-blotting

 

Number of tests

Unit cost

Total cost

Tests on animals referred to in Annex X, Chapter C, point 3.2 (c) (i) to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001’

 

 

 


4.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 141/29


COMMISSION DECISION

of 30 May 2005

amending Annex I to Decision 2003/634/EC approving programmes for the purpose of obtaining the status of approved zones and of approved farms in non-approved zones with regard to viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) and infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN) in fish

(notified under document number C(2005) 1563)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2005/414/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 91/67/EEC of 28 January 1991 concerning the animal health conditions governing the placing on the market of aquaculture animals and products (1), and in particular Articles 10(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2003/634/EC (2) approves and lists programmes submitted by various Member States. The programmes are designed to enable the Member State subsequently to initiate the procedures for a zone, or a farm situated in a non-approved zone, to obtain the status of approved zone or of approved farm situated in a non-approved zone, as regards one or more of the fish diseases viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) and infectious haematopoietic necrosis (IHN).

(2)

By letter dated 23 September 2004, Italy applied for approval of the programme to be applied in the zone ‘Zona Valle di Tosi’. The application submitted has been found to comply with Article 10 of Directive 91/67/EEC and the programme should therefore be approved.

(3)

Decision 2003/634/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

In Annex I to Decision 2003/634/EC, the following point is inserted after point 3.5:

‘3.6.   THE PROGRAMME SUBMITTED BY ITALY IN THE REGION OF TOSCANA ON 23 SEPTEMBER 2004 COVERING:

Zona Valle de Tosi

The water catchment area of the Vicano di S. Ellero river from its sources to the barrier at Il Greto near the village of Raggioli’.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 30 May 2005.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 46, 19.2.1991, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 806/2003 (OJ L 122, 16.5.2003, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 220, 3.9.2003, p. 8. Decision as last amended by Decision 2005/67/EC (OJ L 27, 29.1.2005, p. 55).


4.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 141/30


COMMISSION DECISION

of 1 June 2005

authorising Malta to make use of the system established by Title I of Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council to replace surveys of bovine livestock

(notified under document number C(2005) 1588)

(Only the English text is authentic)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2005/415/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 93/24/EEC of 1 June 1993 on the statistical surveys to be carried out on bovine animal production (1), and in particular Article 1(2) and (3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Title I of Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) establishes a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals.

(2)

Commission Decision 2004/588/EC (3) recognises the fully operational character of the Maltese database for bovine animals.

(3)

Pursuant to Directive 93/24/EEC, the Member States may, at their request, be authorised to use administrative sources instead of surveys of the bovine population on the condition that they satisfy the obligations arising out of the said Directive.

(4)

In support of its request of 11 March 2005, Malta submitted technical documentation on the structure and updating of the database referred to in Title I of Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 and on the methods of calculating the statistical data.

(5)

In particular, Malta proposed the calculation methods for obtaining the statistical data for the categories referred to in Article 3(1) of Directive 93/24/EEC, which are not directly available in the database referred to in Title I of Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000. Malta should take all the appropriate measures to ensure that these calculation methods produce accurate statistical data.

(6)

Following examination of the request based on the technical documentation provided by the Maltese authorities, the request should be met.

(7)

This Decision is in compliance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Statistics established by Council Decision 72/279/EEC (4),

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Malta is hereby authorised to replace the surveys of bovine animals provided for by Directive 93/24/EEC by using the system for the identification and registration of bovine animals as referred to in Title I of Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 to obtain all the statistical data required to comply with the obligations arising out of the said Directive.

Article 2

When the system referred to in Article 1 ceases to be operational or its contents no longer make it possible to obtain reliable statistical information on all or certain categories of bovine animals, Malta shall return to a statistical survey system for the purpose of estimating the cattle population or the categories concerned.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Republic of Malta.

Done at Brussels, 1 June 2005.

For the Commission

Joaquín ALMUNIA

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 149, 21.6.1993, p. 5. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 204, 11.8.2000, p. 1. Regulation as amended by the 2003 Act of Accession.

(3)  OJ L 257, 4.8.2004, p. 8.

(4)  OJ L 179, 7.8.1972, p. 1.


Corrigenda

4.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 141/31


Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EC) No 770/2005 of 20 May 2005 on import licences in respect of beef and veal products originating in Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Namibia

( Official Journal of the European Union L 128 of 21 May 2005 )

On Page 17, in the first sentence of Article 2:

for:

‘during the first 10 days of May 2005’,

read:

‘during the first 10 days of June 2005’.


4.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 141/31


Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EC) No 2199/2004 of 10 December 2004 amending Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 establishing an agricultural product nomenclature for export refunds

( Official Journal of the European Union L 380 of 24 December 2004 )

On page 12, in footnote 6:

for:

‘The export refund is payable for products having a dry matter content of less than 78 %.’,

read:

‘The export refund is payable for products having a dry matter content of at least 78 %.’.