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Document 31997D0043

Commission Decision of 22 November 1996 approving the programme for the eradication and surveillance of swine vesicular disease for 1997 presented by Italy and fixing the level of the Community's financial contribution (Only the Italian text is authentic)

OJ L 23, 24.1.1997, p. 1–2 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/1997

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/1997/43(1)/oj

31997D0043

Commission Decision of 22 November 1996 approving the programme for the eradication and surveillance of swine vesicular disease for 1997 presented by Italy and fixing the level of the Community's financial contribution (Only the Italian text is authentic)

Official Journal L 023 , 24/01/1997 P. 0001 - 0002


COMMISSION DECISION of 22 November 1996 approving the programme for the eradication and surveillance of swine vesicular disease for 1997 presented by Italy and fixing the level of the Community's financial contribution (Only the Italian text is authentic) (97/43/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), as last amended by Decision 94/370/EC (2), and in particular Article 24 (6) thereof,

Whereas Decision 90/424/EEC provides for the possibility of financial participation by the Community in the eradication and surveillance of swine vesicular disease;

Whereas, by letter dated 14 May 1996, Italy has submitted a programme for the eradication of this disease;

Whereas after examination of the programme it was found to comply with all Community criteria relating to the eradication of the disease in conformity with Council Decision 90/638/EEC of 27 November 1990 laying down Community criteria for the eradication and monitoring of certain animal diseases (3), as amended by Directive 92/65/EEC (4);

Whereas this programme appears on the priority list of programmes for the eradication and surveillance of animal diseases which can benefit from financial participation from the Community and which was established by Commission Decision 96/598/EC (5);

Whereas in the light of the importance of the programme for the achievement of Community objectives in the field of animal health, it is appropriate to fix the financial participation of the Community at 50 % of the costs incurred by Italy up to a maximum of ECU 350 000;

Whereas a financial contribution from the Community shall be granted in so far as the actions provided for are carried out and provided that the authorities furnish all the necessary information within the time limits provided for;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Veterinary Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The programme for the eradication of swine vesicular disease presented by Italy is hereby approved for the period from 1 January to 31 December 1997.

Article 2

Italy shall bring into force by 1 January 1997 the laws, regulations and administrative provisions for implementing the programme referred to in Article 1.

Article 3

1. Financial participation by the Community shall be at the rate of 50 % of the costs of virological and serological testing and those incurred in Italy by way of compensation for owners for the slaughter of animals up to a maximum of ECU 350 000.

2. The financial contribution of the Community shall be granted subject to:

- forwarding a report to the Commission every three months on the progress of the programme and the costs incurred,

- forwarding a final report on the technical execution of the programme accompanied by justifying evidence as to the costs incurred by 1 June 1998 at the latest.

Article 4

This Decision is addressed to the Italian Republic.

Done at Brussels, 22 November 1996.

For the Commission

Franz FISCHLER

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 224, 18. 8. 1990, p. 19.

(2) OJ No L 168, 2. 7. 1994, p. 31.

(3) OJ No L 347, 12. 12. 1990, p. 27.

(4) OJ No L 268, 14. 9. 1992, p. 54.

(5) OJ No L 264, 17. 10. 1996, p. 24.

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