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12 January 2010


Contents

 

II   Non-legislative acts

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REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Regulation (EU) No 17/2010 of 8 January 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 690/2008 as regards the recognition of the Italian province of Venice as a protected zone in respect of Erwinia amylovora (Burr.) Winsl. et al.

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Commission Regulation (EU) No 18/2010 of 8 January 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as far as specifications for national quality control programmes in the field of civil aviation security are concerned

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Commission Regulation (EU) No 19/2010 of 11 January 2010 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

15

 

 

DIRECTIVES

 

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Commission Directive 2010/1/EU of 8 January 2010 amending Annexes II, III and IV to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community

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DECISIONS

 

 

2010/14/EU

 

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Decision of the European Central Bank of 10 December 2009 on the approval of the volume of coin issuance in 2010 (ECB/2009/25)

21

 

 

Corrigenda

 

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Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 of 30 November 2009 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community (OJ L 343, 22.12.2009)

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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.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

12.1.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/1


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 17/2010

of 8 January 2010

amending Regulation (EC) No 690/2008 as regards the recognition of the Italian province of Venice as a protected zone in respect of Erwinia amylovora (Burr.) Winsl. et al.

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Directive 2000/29/EC of 8 May 2000 on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (1), and in particular Article 2(1)(h) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

By Commission Regulation (EC) No 690/2008 of 4 July 2008 recognising protected zones exposed to particular plant health risks in the Community (2) certain Member States or certain areas in Member States were recognised as protected zones in respect of certain harmful organisms.

(2)

By Regulation (EC) No 690/2008 certain parts of the Veneto region in Italy were recognised as a protected zone with respect to the harmful organism Erwinia amylovora (Burr.) Winsl. et al. until 31 March 2010.

(3)

Following observations regarding the presence of that harmful organism in certain parts of the Veneto region made by the Commission during an inspection in Italy from 31 August to 11 September 2009, Italy informed the Commission on 23 October 2009 of the results of the latest survey carried out in the Veneto region for the presence of that harmful organism in September and October 2009. The results of this latest survey show that in the province of Venice there are 14 places, in which that harmful organism has been occurring for a period of at least the last three successive years in spite of the eradication measures taken by the Italian authorities. Consequently, those measures have proved to be ineffective.

(4)

The latest survey results were discussed during the meeting of the Standing Committee on Plant Health on 19-20 October 2009. It was concluded that Erwinia amylovora (Burr.) Winsl. et al. has to be considered as established in the province of Venice. That province should therefore no longer be recognised as a protected zone in respect of that harmful organism.

(5)

Regulation (EC) No 690/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plant Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In the second column of point 2 of heading (b) of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 690/2008, the second indent is replaced by the following:

‘—

and, until 31 March 2010, Ireland, Italy (Apúlia, Emilia-Romagna (the provinces of Parma and Piacenza), Lombardy (except the province of Mantua), Veneto (except the provinces of Rovigo and Venice, the communes Castelbaldo, Barbona, Piacenza d’Adige, Vescovana, S. Urbano, Boara Pisani and Masi in the province of Padova and the area situated to the South of highway A4 in the province of Verona)), Lithuania, Slovenia (except the regions Gorenjska, Koroška, Maribor and Notranjska), Slovakia (except the communes of Blahová, Horné Mýto and Okoč (Dunajská Streda County), Hronovce and Hronské Kľačany (Levice County), Málinec (Poltár County), Hrhov (Rožňava County), Veľké Ripňany (Topoľčany County), Kazimír, Luhyňa, Malý Horeš, Svätuše and Zatín (Trebišov County))’.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third 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, 8 January 2010.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 169, 10.7.2000, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 193, 22.7.2008, p. 1.


12.1.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 18/2010

of 8 January 2010

amending Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as far as specifications for national quality control programmes in the field of civil aviation security are concerned

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation security and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002 (1), and in particular Article 11(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The development and implementation of a national quality control programme by each Member State is essential to ensure the effectiveness of its national civil aviation security programme in accordance with Article 11(1) of Regulation (EC) No 300/2008.

(2)

Specifications for the national quality control programme to be implemented by the Member States should ensure a harmonised approach in this respect.

(3)

To be effective, compliance monitoring activities to be undertaken under the responsibility of the appropriate authority should be carried out regularly. They should not be restricted as to the subject, stage or moment at which they are carried out. They should take the most suitable forms to ensure their effectiveness.

(4)

Priority should be given to the development of a common methodology for compliance monitoring activities.

(5)

It is necessary to develop a harmonised way of reporting on the measures taken to fulfil the obligations under this Regulation and on the aviation security situation in the territories of the Member States.

(6)

National quality control programmes should be based on best practices. Such best practices should be shared with the Commission and communicated to all Member States.

(7)

Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for Civil Aviation Security,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Amendments to Regulation (EC) No 300/2008

Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 is amended as follows:

1.

The title ‘Annex’ is replaced by ‘Annex I’.

2.

The text set out in the Annex to this Regulation is added as Annex II.

Article 2

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply as from the date specified in the implementing rules adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 300/2008, but not later than 29 April 2010.

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

Done at Brussels, 8 January 2010.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 97, 9.4.2008, p. 72.


ANNEX

ANNEX II

Common specifications for the national quality control programme to be implemented by each Member State in the field of civil aviation security

1.   DEFINITIONS

1.1.

For the purposes of this Annex, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)

“annual traffic volume” means the total number of passengers arriving, departing and in transit (counted once);

(2)

“appropriate authority” means the national authority designated by a Member State pursuant to Article 9 to be responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the implementation of its national civil aviation security programme;

(3)

“auditor” means any person conducting national compliance monitoring activities on behalf of the appropriate authority;

(4)

“certification” means a formal evaluation and confirmation by or on behalf of the appropriate authority that a person possesses the necessary competencies to perform the functions of an auditor to an acceptable level as defined by the appropriate authority;

(5)

“compliance monitoring activities” means any procedure or process used for assessing the implementation of this Regulation and the national aviation security programme;

(6)

“deficiency” means a failure to comply with an aviation security requirement;

(7)

“inspection” means an examination of the implementation of security measures and procedures in order to determine whether they are being carried out effectively and to the required standard and to identify any deficiencies;

(8)

“interview” means an oral check by an auditor to establish whether specific security measures or procedures are implemented;

(9)

“observation” means a visual check by an auditor that a security measure or procedure is implemented;

(10)

“representative sample” means a selection made from amongst possible options for monitoring which is sufficient in number and range to provide a basis for general conclusions on implementing standards;

(11)

“security audit” means an in-depth examination of security measures and procedures in order to determine if they are being fully implemented on a continual basis;

(12)

“test” means a trial of aviation security measures, where the appropriate authority simulates intent to commit an act of unlawful interference for the purpose of examining the effectiveness of the implementation of existing security measures;

(13)

“verification” means an action taken by an auditor to establish whether a specific security measure is actually in place;

(14)

“vulnerability” means any weakness in the implemented measures and procedures which could be exploited to carry out an act of unlawful interference.

2.   POWERS OF THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY

2.1.

Member States shall provide the appropriate authority with the necessary powers for monitoring and enforcing all requirements of this Regulation and its implementing acts, including the power to impose penalties in accordance with Article 21.

2.2.

The appropriate authority shall perform compliance monitoring activities and have the powers necessary to require any identified deficiency to be rectified within set timeframes.

2.3.

A graduated and proportionate approach shall be established regarding deficiency correction activities and enforcement measures. This approach shall consist of progressive steps to be followed until correction is achieved, including:

(a)

advice and recommendations;

(b)

formal warning;

(c)

enforcement notice;

(d)

administrative sanctions and legal proceedings.

The appropriate authority may omit one or more of these steps, especially where the deficiency is serious or recurring.

3.   OBJECTIVES AND CONTENT OF THE NATIONAL QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAMME

3.1.

The objectives of the national quality control programme are to verify that aviation security measures are effectively and properly implemented and to determine the level of compliance with the provisions of this Regulation and the national civil aviation security programme, by means of compliance monitoring activities.

3.2.

The national quality control programme shall include the following elements:

(a)

organisational structure, responsibilities and resources;

(b)

job descriptions of, and qualifications required for auditors;

(c)

compliance monitoring activities, including scope of security audits, inspections, tests and, following an actual or potential breach of security, investigations, frequencies for security audits and inspections and also classification of compliance;

(d)

surveys, where there is cause to reassess security needs;

(e)

deficiency correction activities providing details concerning deficiency reporting, follow-up and correction in order to ensure compliance with aviation security requirements;

(f)

enforcement measures and, where appropriate, penalties, as specified in points 2.1 and 2.3 of this Annex;

(g)

reporting of compliance monitoring activities carried out including, where appropriate, information exchange between national bodies on compliance levels;

(h)

monitoring process of the airport, operator and entity internal quality control measures;

(i)

a process to record and analyse the results of the national quality control programme to identify trends and steer future policy development.

4.   COMPLIANCE MONITORING

4.1.

All airports, operators and other entities with aviation security responsibilities shall be regularly monitored to ensure the swift detection and correction of failures.

4.2.

Monitoring shall be undertaken in accordance with the national quality control programme, taking into consideration the threat level, type and nature of the operations, standard of implementation, results of internal quality control of airports, operators and entities and other factors and assessments which will affect the frequency of monitoring.

4.3.

Monitoring shall include the implementation and effectiveness of the internal quality control measures of airports, operators and other entities.

4.4.

Monitoring at each individual airport shall be made up of a suitable mixture of compliance monitoring activities and provide a comprehensive overview of the implementation of security measures in the field.

4.5.

The management, setting of priorities and organisation of the quality control programme shall be undertaken independently from the operational implementation of the measures taken under the national civil aviation security programme.

4.6.

Compliance monitoring activities shall include security audits, inspections and tests.

5.   METHODOLOGY

5.1.

The methodology for conducting monitoring activities shall conform to a standardised approach, which includes tasking, planning, preparation, on-site activity, the classification of findings, the completion of the report and the correction process.

5.2.

Compliance monitoring activities shall be based on the systematic gathering of information by means of observations, interviews, examination of documents and verifications.

5.3.

Compliance monitoring shall include both announced and unannounced activities.

6.   SECURITY AUDITS

6.1.

A security audit shall cover:

(a)

all security measures at an airport; or

(b)

all security measures implemented by an individual airport, terminal of an airport, operator or entity; or

(c)

a particular part of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme.

6.2.

The methodology for conducting a security audit shall take into consideration the following elements:

(a)

announcement of the security audit and communication of a pre-audit questionnaire, if appropriate;

(b)

preparation phase including examination of the completed pre-audit questionnaire and other relevant documentation;

(c)

entry briefing with airport/operator/entity representatives prior to beginning the monitoring activity on-site;

(d)

on-site activity;

(e)

debriefing and reporting;

(f)

where deficiencies are identified, the correction process and the associated monitoring of that process.

6.3.

In order to confirm that security measures are implemented, the conduct of a security audit shall be based on a systematic gathering of information by one or more of the following techniques:

(a)

examination of documents;

(b)

observations;

(c)

interviews;

(d)

verifications.

6.4.

Airports with an annual traffic volume of more than 10 million passengers shall be subject to a security audit covering all aviation security standards at least every 4 years. The examination shall include a representative sample of information.

7.   INSPECTIONS

7.1.

The scope of an inspection shall cover at least one set of directly linked security measures of Annex I to this Regulation and the corresponding implementing acts monitored as a single activity or within a reasonable time frame, not normally exceeding three months. The examination shall include a representative sample of information.

7.2.

A set of directly linked security measures is a set of two or more requirements as referred to in Annex I to this Regulation and the corresponding implementing acts which impact on each other so closely that achievement of the objective cannot be adequately assessed unless they are considered together. These sets shall include those listed in Appendix I to this Annex.

7.3.

Inspections shall be unannounced. Where the appropriate authority considers that this is not practicable, inspections may be announced. The methodology for conducting an inspection shall take into consideration the following elements:

(a)

preparation phase;

(b)

on-site activity;

(c)

a debrief, depending on the frequency and the results of the monitoring activities;

(d)

reporting/recording;

(e)

correction process and its monitoring.

7.4.

In order to confirm that security measures are effective, the conduct of the inspection shall be based on the systematic gathering of information by one or more of the following techniques:

(a)

examination of documents;

(b)

observations;

(c)

interviews;

(d)

verifications.

7.5.

At airports with an annual traffic volume of more than 2 million passengers the minimum frequency for inspecting all sets of directly linked security measures set out in chapters 1 to 6 of Annex I to this Regulation shall be at least every 12 months, unless an audit has been carried out at the airport during that time. The frequency for inspecting all security measures covered by chapters 7 to 12 of Annex I shall be determined by the appropriate authority based on a risk assessment.

7.6.

Where a Member State has no airport with an annual traffic volume exceeding 2 million passengers, the requirements of point 7.5 shall apply to the airport on its territory with the greatest annual traffic volume.

8.   TESTS

8.1.

Tests shall be carried out to examine the effectiveness of the implementation of at least the following security measures:

(a)

access control to security restricted areas;

(b)

aircraft protection;

(c)

screening of passengers and cabin baggage;

(d)

screening of staff and items carried;

(e)

protection of hold baggage;

(f)

screening of cargo or mail;

(g)

protection of cargo and mail.

8.2.

A test protocol including the methodology shall be developed taking into consideration the legal, safety and operational requirements. The methodology shall address the following elements:

(a)

preparation phase;

(b)

on-site activity;

(c)

a debrief, depending on the frequency and the results of the monitoring activities;

(d)

reporting/recording;

(e)

correction process and the associated monitoring.

9.   SURVEYS

9.1.

Surveys shall be carried out whenever the appropriate authority recognises a need to re-evaluate operations in order to identify and address any vulnerabilities. Where a vulnerability is identified, the appropriate authority shall require the implementation of protective measures commensurate with the threat.

10.   REPORTING

10.1.

Compliance monitoring activities shall be reported or recorded in a standardised format which allows for an on-going analysis of trends.

10.2.

The following elements shall be included:

(a)

type of activity;

(b)

airport, operator or entity monitored;

(c)

date and time of the activity;

(d)

name of the auditors conducting the activity;

(e)

scope of the activity;

(f)

findings with the corresponding provisions of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme;

(g)

classification of compliance;

(h)

recommendations for remedial actions, where appropriate;

(i)

time frame for correction, where appropriate.

10.3.

Where deficiencies are identified, the appropriate authority shall report the relevant findings to the airport, operators or entities subjected to monitoring.

11.   COMMON CLASSIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE

11.1.

Compliance monitoring activities shall assess the implementation of the national civil aviation security programme using the harmonised classification system of compliance set out in Appendix II.

12.   CORRECTION OF DEFICIENCIES

12.1.

The correction of identified deficiencies shall be implemented promptly. Where the correction cannot take place promptly, compensatory measures shall be implemented.

12.2.

The appropriate authority shall require airports, operators or entities subjected to compliance monitoring activities to submit for agreement an action plan addressing any deficiencies outlined in the reports together with a timeframe for implementation of the remedial actions and to provide confirmation when the correction process has been completed.

13.   FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE VERIFICATION OF THE CORRECTION

13.1.

Following confirmation by the airport, operator or entity subjected to monitoring that any required remedial actions have been taken, the appropriate authority shall verify the implementation of the remedial actions.

13.2.

Follow-up activities shall use the most relevant monitoring method.

14.   AVAILABILITY OF AUDITORS

14.1.

Each Member State shall ensure that a sufficient number of auditors are available to the appropriate authority directly or under its supervision for performing all compliance monitoring activities.

15.   QUALIFICATION CRITERIA FOR AUDITORS

15.1.

Each Member State shall ensure that auditors performing functions on behalf of the appropriate authority:

(a)

are free from any contractual or pecuniary obligation to the airport, operator or entity to be monitored; and

(b)

have the appropriate competencies, which include sufficient theoretical and practical experience in the relevant field.

Auditors shall be subject to certification or equivalent approval by the appropriate authority.

15.2.

The auditors shall have the following competencies:

(a)

an understanding of current applicable security measures and how they are applied to the operations being examined including:

an understanding of security principles,

an understanding of supervisory tasks,

an understanding of factors affecting human performance,

(b)

a working knowledge of security technologies and techniques;

(c)

a knowledge of compliance monitoring principles, procedures and techniques;

(d)

a working knowledge of the operations being examined;

(e)

an understanding of the role and powers of the auditor.

15.3.

Auditors shall undergo recurrent training at a frequency sufficient to ensure that existing competencies are maintained and new competencies are acquired to take account of developments in the field of security.

16.   POWERS OF AUDITORS

16.1.

Auditors carrying out monitoring activities shall be provided with sufficient authority to obtain the information necessary to carry out their tasks.

16.2.

Auditors shall carry a proof of identity authorising compliance monitoring activities on behalf of the appropriate authority and allowing access to all areas required.

16.3.

Auditors shall be entitled to:

(a)

obtain immediate access to all relevant areas including aircraft and buildings for monitoring purposes; and

(b)

require the correct implementation or repetition of the security measures.

16.4.

As a consequence of the powers conferred on auditors, the appropriate authority shall act in accordance with point 2.3 in the following cases:

(a)

intentional obstruction or impediment of an auditor;

(b)

failure or refusal to supply information requested by an auditor;

(c)

when false or misleading information is supplied to an auditor with intent to deceive; and

(d)

impersonation of an auditor with intent to deceive.

17.   BEST PRACTICES

17.1.

Member States shall inform the Commission of best practices with regard to quality control programmes, audit methodologies and auditors. The Commission shall share this information with the Member States.

18.   REPORTING TO THE COMMISSION

18.1.

Member States shall annually submit a report to the Commission on the measures taken to fulfil their obligations under this Regulation and on the aviation security situation at the airports located in their territory. The reference period for the report shall be 1 January – 31 December. The report shall be due three months after completion of the reference period.

18.2.

The content of the report shall be in accordance with Appendix III using a template provided by the Commission.

18.3.

The Commission shall share the main conclusions drawn from these reports with Member States.

Appendix I

Elements to be included in the set of directly linked security measures

The sets of directly linked security measures as referred to in point 7.1 of Annex II shall include the following elements of Annex I to this Regulation and the corresponding provisions in its implementing acts:

For point 1 — Airport security:

(i)

point 1.1; or

(ii)

point 1.2 (except provisions relating to identification cards and vehicle passes); or

(iii)

point 1.2 (provisions relating to identification cards); or

(iv)

point 1.2 (provisions relating to vehicle passes); or

(v)

point 1.3 and the relevant elements of point 12; or

(vi)

point 1.4; or

(vii)

point 1.5.

For point 2 — Demarcated areas of airports:

the whole point

For point 3 — Aircraft security:

(i)

point 3.1; or

(ii)

point 3.2.

For point 4 — Passengers and cabin baggage:

(i)

point 4.1 and the relevant elements of point 12: or

(ii)

point 4.2; or

(iii)

point 4.3.

For point 5 — Hold baggage:

(i)

point 5.1 and the relevant elements of point 12; or

(ii)

point 5.2; or

(iii)

point 5.3.

For point 6 — Cargo and mail:

(i)

all provisions relating to screening and security controls applied by a regulated agent, except as detailed in points (ii) to (v) below; or

(ii)

all provisions relating to security controls applied by known consignors; or

(iii)

all provisions relating to account consignors; or

(iv)

all provisions relating to the transportation of cargo and mail; or

(v)

all provisions relating to the protection of cargo and mail at airports.

For point 7 — Air carrier mail and air carrier materials:

the whole point

For point 8 — In-flight supplies:

the whole point

For point 9 — Airport supplies:

the whole point

For point 10 — In-flight security measures:

the whole point

For point 11— Staff recruitment and training:

(i)

all provisions relating to staff recruitment at airport, air carrier or entity; or

(ii)

all provisions relating to staff training at an airport, air carrier or entity.

Appendix II

Harmonised classification system of compliance

The following classification of compliance shall apply to assess the implementation of the national civil aviation security programme.

 

Security audit

Inspection

Test

Fully compliant

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Compliant, but improvement desirable

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Not compliant

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Not compliant, with serious deficiencies

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Not applicable

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Not confirmed

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Appendix III

CONTENT OF REPORT TO THE COMMISSION

1.   Organisational structure, responsibilities and resources

(a)

Structure of the quality control organisation, responsibilities and resources, including planned future amendments (see point 3.2(a)).

(b)

Number of auditors – present and planned (see point 14).

(c)

Training completed by auditors (see point 15.2).

2.   Operational monitoring activities

All monitoring activities carried out, specifying:

(a)

type (security audit, initial inspection, follow up inspection, test, other);

(b)

airports, operators and entities monitored;

(c)

scope;

(d)

frequency; and

(e)

total man-days spent in the field.

3.   Deficiency correction activities

(a)

Status of the implementation of the deficiency correction activities.

(b)

Main activities undertaken or planned (e.g. new posts created, equipment purchased, construction work) and progress achieved towards correction.

(c)

Enforcement measures used (see point 3.2(f)).

4.   General data and trends

(a)

Total national annual passenger and freight traffic and number of aircraft movements.

(b)

List of airports by category.

(c)

Number of air carriers operating from the territory by category (national, EU, third country).

(d)

Number of regulated agents.

(e)

Number of catering companies.

(f)

Number of cleaning companies.

(g)

Approximate number of other entities with aviation security responsibilities (known consignors, ground handling companies).

5.   Aviation security situation at airports

General context of the aviation security situation in the Member State.


12.1.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/15


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 19/2010

of 11 January 2010

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

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007 of 21 December 2007 laying down implementing rules for Council Regulations (EC) No 2200/96, (EC) No 2201/96 and (EC) No 1182/2007 in the fruit and vegetable sector (2), and in particular Article 138(1) thereof,

Whereas:

Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007 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 Annex XV, Part A thereto,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The standard import values referred to in Article 138 of Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007 are fixed in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 12 January 2010.

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

Done at Brussels, 11 January 2010.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 350, 31.12.2007, p. 1.


ANNEX

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

49,6

TN

104,3

TR

92,9

ZZ

82,3

0707 00 05

EG

174,9

JO

115,2

MA

76,9

TR

117,1

ZZ

121,0

0709 90 70

MA

110,7

TR

107,5

ZZ

109,1

0805 10 20

EG

46,2

IL

56,2

MA

41,9

TR

54,3

ZZ

49,7

0805 20 10

MA

75,6

TR

64,0

ZZ

69,8

0805 20 30, 0805 20 50, 0805 20 70, 0805 20 90

CN

54,4

IL

68,6

JM

118,7

MA

83,8

TR

67,7

ZZ

78,6

0805 50 10

EG

74,9

MA

65,5

TR

66,4

ZZ

68,9

0808 10 80

CA

84,4

CN

90,0

MK

25,2

US

114,4

ZZ

78,5

0808 20 50

CN

36,4

US

102,1

ZZ

69,3


(1)  Nomenclature of countries laid down by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1833/2006 (OJ L 354, 14.12.2006, p. 19). Code ‘ZZ’ stands for ‘of other origin’.


DIRECTIVES

12.1.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/17


COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2010/1/EU

of 8 January 2010

amending Annexes II, III and IV to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Directive 2000/29/EC of 8 May 2000 on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (1), and in particular points (c) and (d) of the second paragraph of Article 14 thereof,

After consulting the Member States concerned,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 2000/29/EC provides for certain zones to be recognised as protected zones.

(2)

By Commission Regulation (EC) No 690/2008 of 4 July 2008 recognising protected zones exposed to particular plant health risks in the Community (2) certain parts of the Veneto region in Italy were recognised as a protected zone with respect to the harmful organism Erwinia amylovora (Burr.) Winsl. et al. until 31 March 2010.

(3)

Following observations regarding the presence of that harmful organism in certain parts of the Veneto region made by the Commission during an inspection in Italy from 31 August to 11 September 2009, Italy informed the Commission on 23 October 2009 of the results of the latest survey carried out in the Veneto region for the presence of that harmful organism in September and October 2009. The results of this latest survey show that in the province of Venice there are 14 places, in which that harmful organism has been occurring for a period of at least the last three successive years in spite of the eradication measures taken by the Italian authorities. Consequently, those measures have proved to be ineffective.

(4)

The latest survey results were discussed during the meeting of the Standing Committee on Plant Health on 19-20 October 2009. It was concluded that Erwinia amylovora (Burr.) Winsl. et al. has to be considered as established in the province of Venice. That province should therefore no longer be included in the lists in Annexes II, III and IV to Directive 2000/29/EC as a protected zone in respect of that harmful organism.

(5)

From the Swiss legislation on plant protection, it appears that the Cantons of Fribourg and Vaud are no longer recognised as a protected zone for Erwinia amylovora (Burr.) Winsl. et al. in Switzerland as of 15 November 2009. The derogation allowing certain imports from those regions into certain protected zones under special requirements should therefore be deleted and Part B of Annex IV to Directive 2000/29/EC should be amended accordingly.

(6)

Annexes II, III and IV to Directive 2000/29/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plant Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

Annexes II, III and IV to Directive 2000/29/EC are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Directive.

Article 2

Transposition

Member States shall adopt and publish, by 28 February 2010 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 1 March 2010.

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.

Article 3

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

Article 4

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 8 January 2010.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 169, 10.7.2000, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 193, 22.7.2008, p. 1.


ANNEX

Annexes II, III and IV to Directive 2000/29/EC are amended as follows:

1.

in point 2 of heading (b) of Part B of Annex II, the text in the third column, protected zone(s), is replaced by the following:

‘E, EE, F (Corsica), IRL, I (Abruzzo, Apúlia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna (the provinces of Parma and Piacenza); Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy (except the province of Mantua), Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle d’Aosta, Veneto (except the provinces of Rovigo and Venice, the communes Castelbaldo, Barbona, Boara Pisani, Masi, Piacenza d’Adige, S. Urbano, Vescovana in the province of Padova and the area situated to the south of highway A4 in the province of Verona)), LV, LT, P, SI (except the regions Gorenjska, Koroška, Maribor and Notranjska), SK (except the communes of Blahová, Horné Mýto and Okoč (Dunajská Streda County), Hronovce and Hronské Kľačany (Levice County), Málinec (Poltár County), Hrhov (Rožňava County), Veľké Ripňany (Topoľčany County), Kazimír, Luhyňa, Malý Horeš, Svätuše and Zatín (Trebišov County)), FI, UK (Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands).’;

2.

part B of Annex III is amended as follows:

(a)

in point 1, the text in the second column, protected zone(s), is replaced by the following:

‘E, EE, F (Corsica), IRL, I (Abruzzo, Apúlia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna (the provinces of Parma and Piacenza); Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy (except the province of Mantua), Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle d’Aosta, Veneto (except the provinces of Rovigo and Venice, the communes Castelbaldo, Barbona, Boara Pisani, Masi, Piacenza d’Adige, S. Urbano, Vescovana in the province of Padova and the area situated to the south of highway A4 in the province of Verona)), LV, LT, P, SI (except the regions Gorenjska, Koroška, Maribor and Notranjska), SK (except the communes of Blahová, Horné Mýto and Okoč (Dunajská Streda County), Hronovce and Hronské Kľačany (Levice County), Málinec (Poltár County), Hrhov (Rožňava County), Veľké Ripňany (Topoľčany County), Kazimír, Luhyňa, Malý Horeš, Svätuše and Zatín (Trebišov County)), FI, UK (Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands).’;

(b)

in point 2, the text in the second column, protected zone(s), is replaced by the following:

‘E, EE, F (Corsica), IRL, I (Abruzzo, Apúlia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna (the provinces of Parma and Piacenza); Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy (except the province of Mantua), Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle d’Aosta, Veneto (except the provinces of Rovigo and Venice, the communes Castelbaldo, Barbona, Boara Pisani, Masi, Piacenza d’Adige, S. Urbano, Vescovana in the province of Padova and the area situated to the south of highway A4 in the province of Verona)), LV, LT, P, SI (except the regions Gorenjska, Koroška, Maribor and Notranjska), SK (except the communes of Blahová, Horné Mýto and Okoč (Dunajská Streda County), Hronovce and Hronské Kľačany (Levice County), Málinec (Poltár County), Hrhov (Rožňava County), Veľké Ripňany (Topoľčany County), Kazimír, Luhyňa, Malý Horeš, Svätuše and Zatín (Trebišov County)), FI, UK (Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands).’;

3.

part B of Annex IV is amended as follows:

(a)

point 21 is amended as follows:

(i)

in the second column, special requirements, point (c) is replaced by the following:

‘(c)

the plants originate in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland, or’;

(ii)

the text in the third column, protected zone(s), is replaced by the following:

‘E, EE, F (Corsica), IRL, I (Abruzzo, Apúlia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna (the provinces of Parma and Piacenza); Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy (except the province of Mantua), Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle d’Aosta, Veneto (except the provinces of Rovigo and Venice, the communes Castelbaldo, Barbona, Boara Pisani, Masi, Piacenza d’Adige, S. Urbano, Vescovana in the province of Padova and the area situated to the south of highway A4 in the province of Verona)), LV, LT, P, SI (except the regions Gorenjska, Koroška, Maribor and Notranjska), SK (except the communes of Blahová, Horné Mýto and Okoč (Dunajská Streda County), Hronovce and Hronské Kľačany (Levice County), Málinec (Poltár County), Hrhov (Rožňava County), Veľké Ripňany (Topoľčany County), Kazimír, Luhyňa, Malý Horeš, Svätuše and Zatín (Trebišov County)), FI, UK (Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands).’;

(b)

point 21.3 is amended as follows:

(i)

in the second column, special requirements, point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

originate in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland, or’;

(ii)

the text in the third column, protected zone(s), is replaced by the following:

‘E, EE, F (Corsica), IRL, I (Abruzzo, Apúlia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna (the provinces of Parma and Piacenza); Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy (except the province of Mantua), Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle d’Aosta, Veneto (except the provinces of Rovigo and Venice, the communes Castelbaldo, Barbona, Boara Pisani, Masi, Piacenza d’Adige, S. Urbano, Vescovana in the province of Padova and the area situated to the south of highway A4 in the province of Verona)), LV, LT, P, SI (except the regions Gorenjska, Koroška, Maribor and Notranjska), SK (except the communes of Blahová, Horné Mýto and Okoč (Dunajská Streda County), Hronovce and Hronské Kľačany (Levice County), Málinec (Poltár County), Hrhov (Rožňava County), Veľké Ripňany (Topoľčany County), Kazimír, Luhyňa, Malý Horeš, Svätuše and Zatín (Trebišov County)), FI, UK (Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands).’.


DECISIONS

12.1.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/21


DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

of 10 December 2009

on the approval of the volume of coin issuance in 2010

(ECB/2009/25)

(2010/14/EU)

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 128(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The European Central Bank (ECB) has the exclusive right from 1 January 1999 to approve the volume of coins issued by the Member States that have adopted the euro (hereinafter the ‘participating Member States’).

(2)

The participating Member States have submitted to the ECB for approval their estimates of the volume of euro coins to be issued in 2010, supplemented by explanatory notes on the forecasting methodology,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Approval of the volume of euro coins to be issued in 2010

The ECB hereby approves the volume of euro coins to be issued by the participating Member States in 2010 as described in the following table:

(EUR million)

 

Issuance of coins intended for circulation and issuance of collector coins (not intended for circulation) in 2010

Belgium

105,2

Germany

668,0

Ireland

43,0

Greece

55,0

Spain

210,0

France

290,0

Italy

283,0

Cyprus

18,1

Luxembourg

40,0

Malta

10,5

Netherlands

54,0

Austria

306,0

Portugal

50,0

Slovenia

30,0

Slovakia

62,0

Finland

60,0

Article 2

Final provision

This Decision is addressed to the participating Member States.

Done at Frankfurt am Main, 10 December 2009.

The President of the ECB

Jean-Claude TRICHET


Corrigenda

12.1.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 7/22


Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 of 30 November 2009 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community

(codified version)

( Official Journal of the European Union L 343 of 22 December 2009 )

1.

On page 51, recital 4:

for:

‘… the GATT Agreement establishes, …’,

read:

‘… the GATT establishes, …’;

2.

on pages 51-52, recitals 7, 8 and 9 shall be deleted and on pages 52-53, recitals 10 to 34 shall become recitals 7 to 31;

3.

on page 53, new recital 19:

for:

‘… referral to the WTO Anti-Dumping Committee, …’,

read:

‘… referral to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Anti-Dumping Committee, …’;

4.

on page 53, new recital 20:

for:

‘… may already be granted to importers may also be granted to …’,

read:

‘… may already be granted to importers under the present Regulation may also be granted to …’;

5.

on page 55, footnote 1 to Article 2(7)(a):

for:

‘(1)

Including Azerbaijan, Belarus, North Korea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.’,

read:

‘(1)

Including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.’;

6.

on page 55, Article 2(7)(b):

for:

‘… imports from Kazakhstan and any non-market-economy country …’,

read:

‘… imports from the People’s Republic of China, Vietnam and Kazakhstan and any non-market-economy country …’;

7.

on page 65, title of Article 12:

for:

‘Reinvestigation’,

read:

‘Absorption’;

8.

on page 65, Article 12(2), the first and the second subparagraph shall be merged into one paragraph;

9.

on page 73, Annex II, the correlation table shall read as follows:

‘(…)

(…)

Article 4(2), second subparagraph

Article 4(3) and (4)

Article 4(3) and (4)

Articles 5 to 17

Articles 5 to 17

Article 18(1) to (4)

Article 18(1) to (4)

Article 18(5) first sentence

Article 18(5) first subparagraph

Article 18(5) second sentence

Article 18(5) second subparagraph

Article 18(6)

Article 18(6)

Articles 19 to 22

Articles 19 to 22

Article 23

(…)

(…)

(…)’