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Volume 50
14 April 2007


Contents

 

I   Acts adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is obligatory

page

 

 

REGULATIONS

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 402/2007 of 13 April 2007 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

1

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 403/2007 of 13 April 2007 fixing the import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 16 April 2007

3

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 404/2007 of 13 April 2007 fixing the maximum aid for cream, butter and concentrated butter for the 29th individual invitation to tender under the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005

6

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 405/2007 of 13 April 2007 fixing the maximum aid for concentrated butter for the 29th individual invitation to tender opened under the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005

8

 

*

Commission Regulation (EC) No 406/2007 of 12 April 2007 establishing a prohibition of fishing for herring in EC and international waters of ICES zones I and II by vessels flying the flag of the United Kingdom

9

 

 

II   Acts adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is not obligatory

 

 

DECISIONS

 

 

Commission

 

 

2007/229/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 11 April 2007 amending Decision 2004/452/EC laying down a list of bodies whose researchers may access confidential data for scientific purposes (notified under document number C(2007) 1546)  ( 1 )

11

 

 

2007/230/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 12 April 2007 on a form concerning social legislation relating to road transport activities (notified under document number C(2007) 1470)

14

 

 

2007/231/EC

 

*

Commission Decision of 12 April 2007 amending Decision 2006/502/EC requiring Member States to take measures to ensure that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market and to prohibit the placing on the market of novelty lighters (notified under document number C(2007) 1567)  ( 1 )

16

 

 

Corrigenda

 

*

Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (OJ L 248, 16.9.2002)

18

 


 

(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 adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is obligatory

REGULATIONS

14.4.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 99/1


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 402/2007

of 13 April 2007

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 14 April 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 13 April 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 337, 24.12.1994, p. 66. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 386/2005 (OJ L 62, 9.3.2005, p. 3).


ANNEX

to Commission Regulation of 13 April 2007 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

MA

85,6

TN

143,7

TR

159,0

ZZ

129,4

0707 00 05

JO

171,8

MA

78,8

TR

150,0

ZZ

133,5

0709 90 70

MA

60,6

TR

119,3

ZZ

90,0

0709 90 80

IL

84,1

ZZ

84,1

0805 10 20

EG

45,9

IL

41,3

MA

43,7

TN

63,5

TR

74,9

ZZ

53,9

0805 50 10

IL

65,6

TR

38,7

ZZ

52,2

0808 10 80

AR

83,0

BR

84,1

CA

124,4

CL

89,6

CN

78,8

NZ

118,6

US

129,1

UY

79,6

ZA

92,5

ZZ

97,7

0808 20 50

AR

79,1

CL

99,1

ZA

79,3

ZZ

85,8


(1)  Country nomenclature as fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1833/2006 (OJ L 354, 14.12.2006, p. 19). Code ‘ZZ’ stands for ‘of other origin’.


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EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 99/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 403/2007

of 13 April 2007

fixing the import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 16 April 2007

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 of 28 June 1996 on rules of application (cereal sector import duties) for Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 (2), and in particular Article 2(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 10(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 states that the import duty on products falling within CN codes 1001 10 00, 1001 90 91, ex 1001 90 99 (high quality common wheat), 1002, ex 1005 other than hybrid seed, and ex 1007 other than hybrids for sowing, is to be equal to the intervention price valid for such products on importation and increased by 55 %, minus the cif import price applicable to the consignment in question. However, that duty may not exceed the rate of duty in the Common Customs Tariff.

(2)

Article 10(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 lays down that, for the purposes of calculating the import duty referred to in paragraph 2 of that Article, representative cif import prices are to be established on a regular basis for the products in question.

(3)

Under Article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96, the price to be used for the calculation of the import duty on products of CN codes 1001 10 00, 1001 90 91, ex 1001 90 99 (high quality common wheat), 1002 00, 1005 10 90, 1005 90 00 and 1007 00 90 is the daily cif representative import price determined as specified in Article 4 of that Regulation.

(4)

Import duties should be fixed for the period from 16 April 2007, and should apply until new import duties are fixed and enter into force,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

From 16 April 2007, the import duties in the cereals sector referred to in Article 10(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 shall be those fixed in Annex I to this Regulation on the basis of the information contained in Annex II.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 16 April 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 13 April 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 161, 29.6.1996, p. 125. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1816/2005 (OJ L 292, 8.11.2005, p. 5).


ANNEX I

Import duties on the products referred to in Article 10(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 applicable from 16 April 2007

CN code

Description

Import duties (1)

(EUR/t)

1001 10 00

Durum wheat, high quality

0,00

medium quality

0,00

low quality

0,00

1001 90 91

Common wheat seed

0,00

ex 1001 90 99

High quality common wheat, other than for sowing

0,00

1002 00 00

Rye

0,00

1005 10 90

Maize seed other than hybrid

16,39

1005 90 00

Maize, other than seed (2)

16,39

1007 00 90

Grain sorghum other than hybrids for sowing

0,00


(1)  For goods arriving in the Community via the Atlantic Ocean or via the Suez Canal the importer may benefit, under Article 2(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96, from a reduction in the duty of:

3 EUR/t, where the port of unloading is on the Mediterranean Sea, or

2 EUR/t, where the port of unloading is in Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom or the Atlantic coast of the Iberian peninsula.

(2)  The importer may benefit from a flatrate reduction of EUR 24 per tonne where the conditions laid down in Article 2(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 are met.


ANNEX II

Factors for calculating the duties laid down in Annex I

Period from 30 March-12 April 2007

1.

Averages over the reference period referred to in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96:

EUR/t

 

Common wheat (1)

Maize

Durum wheat, high quality

Durum wheat, medium quality (2)

Durum wheat, low quality (3)

Barley

Exchange

Minneapolis

Chicago

Quotation

149,53

106,17

Fob price USA

179,81

169,81

149,81

137,06

Gulf of Mexico premium

7,52

Great Lakes premium

12,98

2.

Averages over the reference period referred to in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96:

Freight costs: Gulf of Mexico–Rotterdam:

31,23 EUR/tonne

Freight costs: Great Lakes–Rotterdam:

31,29 EUR/tonne


(1)  Premium of 14 EUR/t incorporated (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).

(2)  Discount of 10 EUR/t (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).

(3)  Discount of 30 EUR/t (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).


14.4.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 99/6


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 404/2007

of 13 April 2007

fixing the maximum aid for cream, butter and concentrated butter for the 29th individual invitation to tender under the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products (1), and in particular Article 10 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005 of 9 November 2005 laying down detailed rules for implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/99 as regards measures for the disposal of cream, butter and concentrated butter on the Community market (2), the intervention agencies may sell by standing invitation to tender certain quantities of butter of intervention stocks that they hold and may grant aid for cream, butter and concentrated butter. Article 25 of that Regulation lays down that in the light of the tenders received in response to each individual invitation to tender a minimum selling price shall be fixed for butter and maximum aid shall be fixed for cream, butter and concentrated butter. It is further laid down that the price or aid may vary according to the intended use of the butter, its fat content and the incorporation procedure. The amount of the processing security as referred to in Article 28 of Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005 should be fixed accordingly.

(2)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Milk and Milk Products,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the 29th individual invitation to tender under the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005 the amount of the maximum aid for cream, butter and concentrated butter and the amount the processing security, as referred to in Articles 25 and 28 of that Regulation respectively, are fixed as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 14 April 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 13 April 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 48. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1913/2005 (OJ L 307, 25.11.2005, p. 2).

(2)  OJ L 308, 25.11.2005, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2107/2005 (OJ L 337, 22.12.2005, p. 20).


ANNEX

Maximum aid for cream, butter and concentrated butter and processing security for the 29th individual invitation to tender under the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005

(EUR/100 kg)

Formula

A

B

Incorporation procedure

With tracers

Without tracers

With tracers

Without tracers

Maximum aid

Butter ≥ 82 %

11,5

8

8

Butter < 82 %

7,7

Concentrated butter

13

9,5

13

9,75

Cream

6

3,4

Processing security

Butter

13

Concentrated butter

14

14

Cream

7


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 99/8


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 405/2007

of 13 April 2007

fixing the maximum aid for concentrated butter for the 29th individual invitation to tender opened under the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products (1), and in particular Article 10 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Article 47 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005 of 9 November 2005 laying down detailed rules for implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 as regards measures for the disposal of cream, butter and concentrated butter on the Community market (2), the intervention agencies are opening a standing invitation to tender for the granting of aid for concentrated butter. Article 54 of that Regulation provides that in the light of the tenders received in response to each special invitation to tender, a maximum amount of aid is to be fixed for concentrated butter with a minimum fat content of 96 %.

(2)

An end-use security provided for in Article 53(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005 is to be lodged to ensure the taking over of the concentrated butter by the retail trade.

(3)

In the light of the tenders received, the maximum aid should be fixed at the appropriate level and the end-use security should be determined accordingly.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Milk and Milk Products,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the 29th individual tender under the standing invitation to tender opened in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005 the maximum amount of the aid for concentrated butter with a minimum fat content of 96 %, as referred to in Article 47(1) of that Regulation, is fixed at 12,00 EUR/100 kg.

The end-use security provided for in Article 53(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1898/2005 is fixed at 13 EUR/100 kg.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 14 April 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 13 April 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 48. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1913/2005 (OJ L 307, 25.11.2005, p. 2).

(2)  OJ L 308, 25.11.2005, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2107/2005 (OJ L 337, 22.12.2005, p. 20).


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 99/9


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 406/2007

of 12 April 2007

establishing a prohibition of fishing for herring in EC and international waters of ICES zones I and II by vessels flying the flag of the United Kingdom

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 of 20 December 2002 on the conservation and sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources under the Common Fisheries Policy (1), and in particular Article 26(4) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 of 12 October 1993 establishing a control system applicable to common fisheries policy (2), and in particular Article 21(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Council Regulation (EC) No 41/2007 of 21 December 2006 fixing for 2007 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in Community waters and for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required (3), lays down quotas for 2007.

(2)

According to the information received by the Commission, catches of the stock referred to in the Annex to this Regulation by vessels flying the flag of or registered in the Member State referred to therein have exhausted the quota allocated for 2007.

(3)

It is therefore necessary to prohibit fishing for that stock and its retention on board, transhipment and landing,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Quota exhaustion

The fishing quota allocated to the Member State referred to in the Annex to this Regulation for the stock referred to therein for 2007 shall be deemed to be exhausted from the date set out in that Annex.

Article 2

Prohibitions

Fishing for the stock referred to in the Annex to this Regulation by vessels flying the flag of or registered in the Member State referred to therein shall be prohibited from the date set out in that Annex. It shall be prohibited to retain on board, tranship or land such stock caught by those vessels after that date.

Article 3

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following 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, 12 April 2007.

For the Commission

Fokion FOTIADIS

Director-General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs


(1)  OJ L 358, 31.12.2002, p. 59.

(2)  OJ L 261, 20.10.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006 (OJ L 409, 30.12.2006, p. 11, as corrected by OJ L 36, 8.2.2007, p. 6).

(3)  OJ L 15, 20.01.2007, p. 11.


ANNEX

No

02

Member State

The United Kingdom

Stock

HER/1/2.

Species

Herring (Clupea harengus)

Zone

EC and international waters of ICES zones I and II

Date

9 March 2007


II Acts adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is not obligatory

DECISIONS

Commission

14.4.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 99/11


COMMISSION DECISION

of 11 April 2007

amending Decision 2004/452/EC laying down a list of bodies whose researchers may access confidential data for scientific purposes

(notified under document number C(2007) 1546)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/229/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 322/97 of 17 February 1997 on Community statistics (1), and in particular Article 20(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 831/2002 of 17 May 2002 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 322/97 on Community Statistics, concerning access to confidential data for scientific purposes (2) establishes, for the purpose of enabling statistical conclusions to be drawn for scientific purposes, the conditions under which access to confidential data transmitted to the Community authority may be granted and the rules of cooperation between the Community and national authorities in order to facilitate such access.

(2)

Commission Decision 2004/452/EC (3) has laid down a list of bodies whose researchers may access confidential data for scientific purposes.

(3)

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Family and Labour Studies Division of Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the Econometrics and Statistical Support to Antifraud (ESAF) Unit, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the Support to the European Research Area (SERA) Unit, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre of the European Commission have to be regarded as bodies fulfilling the required conditions and should therefore be added to the list of agencies, organisations and institutions referred to in Article 3(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 831/2002.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on Statistical Confidentiality,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Annex to Decision 2004/452/EC is replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 11 April 2007.

For the Commission

Joaquín ALMUNIA

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 52, 22.2.1997, p. 1. Regulation as 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 133, 18.5.2002, p. 7. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1104/2006 (OJ L 197, 19.7.2006, p. 3).

(3)  OJ L 156, 30.4.2004, p. 1, as corrected by OJ L 202, 7.6.2004, p. 1. Decision as last amended by Decision 2007/81/EC (OJ L 28, 3.2.2007, p. 23).


ANNEX

‘ANNEX

BODIES WHOSE RESEARCHERS MAY ACCESS CONFIDENTIAL DATA FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES

European Central Bank

Spanish Central Bank

Italian Central Bank

University of Cornell (New York State, United States of America)

Department of Political Science, Baruch College, New York City University (New York State, United States of America)

German Central Bank

Employment Analysis Unit, Directorate-General for Employment, social affairs and equal opportunities of the European Commission

University of Tel Aviv (Israel)

World Bank

Center of Health and Wellbeing (CHW) of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, New Jersey, United States of America

The University of Chicago (UofC), Illinois, United States of America

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Family and Labour Studies Division of Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Econometrics and Statistical Support to Antifraud (ESAF) Unit, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Support to the European Research Area (SERA) Unit, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre of the European Commission’


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 99/14


COMMISSION DECISION

of 12 April 2007

on a form concerning social legislation relating to road transport activities

(notified under document number C(2007) 1470)

(2007/230/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Directive 2006/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on minimum conditions for the implementation of Council Regulations (EEC) No 3820/85 and (EEC) No 3821/85 concerning social legislation relating to road transport activities and repealing Council Directive 88/599/EEC (1), and in particular Article 11(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Directive 2006/22/EC, the Commission is to draw up an electronic and printable form to be used when a driver has been on sick leave or on annual leave or when the driver has driven another vehicle exempted from the scope of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport and amending Council Regulations (EEC) No 2821/85 and (EC) No 2135/98 and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 3820/85 (2).

(2)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee set up by Article 18(1) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 (3),

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The form referred to in Article 11(3) of Directive 2006/22/EC shall be as set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 12 April 2007.

For the Commission

Jacques BARROT

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 102, 11.4.2006, p. 35.

(2)  OJ L 102, 11.4.2006, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 370, 31.12.1985, p. 8. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006 (OJ L 363, 20.12.2006, p. 1).


ANNEX

Image


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 99/16


COMMISSION DECISION

of 12 April 2007

amending Decision 2006/502/EC requiring Member States to take measures to ensure that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market and to prohibit the placing on the market of novelty lighters

(notified under document number C(2007) 1567)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/231/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 December 2001 on general product safety (1), and in particular Article 13 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2006/502/EC (2) requires Member States to take measures to ensure that only lighters which are child-resistant are placed on the market and to prohibit the placing on the market of novelty lighters.

(2)

Decision 2006/502/EC applies only for 12 months from the date of notification. The Decision may however be confirmed for additional periods in accordance with Article 13(2) of Directive 2001/95/EC.

(3)

In the light of the experience acquired so far and the absence of a permanent Community act on the safety of lighters, it is necessary to confirm the validity of the Decision for a further 12 months.

(4)

Decision 2006/502/EC bans the placing on the market of non-child-resistant lighters and novelty lighters as of 11 March 2007. After that date, however, non-child-resistant lighters and novelty lighters may still be supplied to consumers until stocks are exhausted. Since non-child-resistant lighters and novelty lighters pose a serious risk, the supply of such lighters to consumers should be prohibited.

(5)

The shortest possible transitional periods should be allowed for the application of the measures established by this Decision, consistent with the need to prevent further accidents while taking into account technical constraints and ensuring proportionality. Transitional periods are also required for the Member States to ensure that the measures are efficiently applied. Consequently, the ban on supplying non-child-resistant lighters and novelty lighters to consumers should apply one year after the date of application of the ban on placing such products on the market.

(6)

It is therefore necessary to amend Decision 2006/502/EC accordingly.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established by Directive 2001/95/EC,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2006/502/EC is amended as follows:

1.

In Article 2 the following paragraphs 3 and 4 are added:

‘3.   Member States shall ensure that only lighters which are child-resistant are supplied to consumers as of 11 March 2008.

4.   Member States shall prohibit the supply of novelty lighters to consumers as of 11 March 2008.’

2.

In Article 6, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

‘2.   This Decision shall apply until 11 May 2008.’

Article 2

Member States shall take the necessary measures to comply with this Decision by 11 May 2007 at the latest and shall publish those measures. They shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 12 April 2007.

For the Commission

Meglena KUNEVA

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 11, 15.1.2002, p. 4.

(2)  OJ L 198, 20.7.2006, p. 41.


Corrigenda

14.4.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 99/18


Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities

( Official Journal of the European Communities L 248 of 16 September 2002 )

On page 8, point (a) of Article 4(2), on page 16, first subparagraph of Article 49(1), second sentence and on page 36, in Article 158:

for:

‘… operating expenditure …’,

read:

‘… operational expenditure …’.

On page 9, in Article 9(2):

for:

‘2.   Appropriations for commitment of differentiated appropriations …’,

read:

‘2.   Differentiated commitment appropriations …’.

On page 14, third subparagraph of Article 41(2):

for:

‘… operating appropriations …’,

read:

‘… operational appropriations …’.

On page 15, first subparagraph of Article 44, second sentence:

for:

‘… entered in a separate chapter, …’,

read:

‘… entered in a separate title, …’.

On page 40, in Article 179(2):

for:

‘2.   Administrative expenditure …’,

read:

‘2.   Operating expenditure …’.