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2001/327/EC: Commission Decision of 24 April 2001 concerning restrictions to the movement of animals of susceptible species with regard to foot-and-mouth disease and repealing Decision 2001/263/EC (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2001) 1149)
OJ L 115, 25.4.2001, p. 12–13 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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32001D0327

2001/327/EC: Commission Decision of 24 April 2001 concerning restrictions to the movement of animals of susceptible species with regard to foot-and-mouth disease and repealing Decision 2001/263/EC (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2001) 1149)

Official Journal L 115 , 25/04/2001 P. 0012 - 0013


Commission Decision

of 24 April 2001

concerning restrictions to the movement of animals of susceptible species with regard to foot-and-mouth disease and repealing Decision 2001/263/EC

(notified under document number C(2001) 1149)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2001/327/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market(1), as last amended by Directive 92/118/EEC(2), and in particular Article 10 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) The animal health conditions for trade in bovine animals and swine are laid down in Council Directive 64/432/EEC on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine(3), as last amended by Directive 2000/20/EC(4).

(2) The animal health conditions for trade in ovine and caprine animals are laid down in Council Directive 91/68/EEC of 28 January 1991 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in ovine and caprine animals(5), as last amended by Commission Decision 94/953/EC(6).

(3) The animal health conditions for trade in biungulates other than those referred to in Directive 64/432/EEC and 91/68/EEC are laid down in Council Directive 92/65/EEC of 13 July 1992 laying down animal health requirements governing trade in and imports into the Community of animals, semen, ova and embryos not subject to animal health requirements laid down in specific Community rules referred to in Annex A(I) to Directive 90/425/EEC(7), as last amended by Commission Decision 95/176/EC(8).

(4) The welfare conditions for transport of animals within the Community are laid down in Council Directive 91/628/EEC of 19 November 1991 on the protection of animals during transport and amending Directives 90/425/EEC and 91/496/EEC(9), as last amended by Directive 95/29/EC(10).

(5) Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/97 of 25 June 1997 concerns Community criteria for staging points and amends the route plan referred to in the Annex to Directive 91/628/EEC(11).

(6) Following the reports of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Ireland, the Commission adopted Decisions 2001/172/EC(12), 2001/208/EC(13), 2001/223/EC(14) and 2001/234/EC(15) concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the respective Member State.

(7) The foot-and-mouth disease situation in certain parts of the Community is liable to endanger the herds in other parts of the Community in view of the placing on the market and trade in live biungulate animals.

(8) All Member States have implemented the restrictions to the movement of animals of susceptible species laid down in Decision 2001/263/EC(16), as last amended by Decision 2001/317/EC(17).

(9) In the light of the disease evolution and the findings of the epidemiological investigations carried out in the affected Member States in close cooperation with the other Member States, it appears appropriate to further prohibit the movement of animals through staging points and to maintain for an additional period of time the restrictions to the movement of susceptible animals within the Community.

(10) At the same time the provisions on movement of animals of susceptible species included in Decision 2001/263/EC should be repealed.

(11) The situation shall be reviewed at the meeting of the Standing Veterinary Committee scheduled for 25 April 2001 and the measures adapted where necessary.

(12) The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Veterinary Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

1. Member States other than the United Kingdom shall ensure that transport of animals of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease is prohibited.

This prohibition shall not apply to transports of animals of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease from the holding of dispatch

- directly or through an approved assembly centre to a slaughterhouse for immediate slaughter, subject to authorisation by the competent authorities of the place of departure and destination, or

- through an approved assembly centre to one holding of destination, except in the case of bovine and porcine animals which may be dispatched from the assembly centre to a maximum of six holdings of destination, subject to authorisation by the competent authorities of the place of departure and destination, or

- to an assembly point to group herds or flocks for transhumance to designated pastures, subject to authorisation by the competent authorities of the place of departure and destination, or

- to another holding, subject to authorisation by the competent authorities of the place of departure and destination

under the condition that:

(a) during transport such animals do not come into contact with animals not of the same holding of dispatch, unless

- either such animals are consigned for slaughter, or

- originate in and come from holdings situated in areas of a Member State as defined in Article 2(p) of Directive 64/432/EEC in which no restrictions in accordance with Article 9 of Directive 85/511/EEC have been in place during the residence period referred to in paragraph 2 first indent;

(b) vehicles which have been used for the transport of live animals are cleaned and disinfected after each operation, and shall furnish proof of such disinfection, and

(c) transports to other Member States of such animals shall only be allowed following 24 hours advance notification dispatched by the local veterinary authority to the central and local veterinary authorities in the Member State of destination and to the central veterinary authorities in the Member State of transit.

2. Member States other than the United Kingdom shall ensure that the competent authorities at the place of departure authorise the movement of animals of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease only under the following conditions:

- either the animals have remained on the holding of dispatch for at least 20 days prior to authorisation, or since birth in the holding of origin where the animals are less than 20 days old, and no animal of susceptible species was introduced into that holding during this period, or during the past 10 days in the case of pigs, or

- these animals are transported directly and without passing through an approved assembly centre to a slaughterhouse for immediate slaughter.

3. Without prejudice to Article 3(1)(aa) second indent of Directive 91/628/EEC, Member States shall ensure that animals of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease are not moved through staging points established and approved in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1255/97.

Article 2

Commission Decision 2001/263/EC is repealed.

Article 3

This Decision shall apply until midnight on 18 May 2001.

Article 4

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 24 April 2001.

For the Commission

David Byrne

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29.

(2) OJ L 62, 15.3.1993, p. 49.

(3) OJ 121, 29.7.1964, p. 1977/64.

(4) OJ L 163, 4.7.2000, p. 35.

(5) OJ L 46, 19.2.1991, p. 19.

(6) OJ L 371, 31.12.1994, p. 14.

(7) OJ L 268, 14.9.1992, p. 54.

(8) OJ L 117, 24.5.1995, p. 23.

(9) OJ L 340, 11.12.1991, p. 17.

(10) OJ L 148, 30.6.1995, p. 52.

(11) OJ L 174, 2.7.1997, p. 1.

(12) OJ L 62, 2.3.2001, p. 22.

(13) OJ L 73, 15.3.2001, p. 38.

(14) OJ L 82, 22.3.2001, p. 29.

(15) OJ L 84, 23.3.2001, p. 62.

(16) OJ L 93, 3.4.2001, p. 59.

(17) OJ L 109, 19.4.2001, p. 74.

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