7.6.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 202/98


Corrigendum to Commission Decision 2004/464/EC of 29 April 2004 adopting transitional measures in favour of certain animal by-product establishments in Latvia

( Official Journal of the European Union L 156 of 30 April 2004 )

Decision 2004/464/EC should read as follows:

COMMISSION DECISION

of 29 April 2004

adopting transitional measures in favour of certain animal by-product establishments in Latvia

(notified under document number C(2004) 1739)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2004/464/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Treaty of Accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia, and in particular Article 2(3) thereof,

Having regard to the Act of Accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia, and in particular Article 42 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1) lays down health rules concerning animal by-products not intended for human consumption. It provides for structural requirements to be applied in establishments treating category 1, 2 and 3 material.

(2)

In order to facilitate the transition from the existing regime in Latvia to that resulting from the application of the Community veterinary legislation, transitional measures foreseen in Annex VIII to the Act of Accession provide for supplementary time for establishments to correct their structural shortcomings, but limit the activities of the said establishments to the processing of category 3 material as defined in Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002.

(3)

Commission Decision 2004/476/EC (2) amending Appendix B to Annex VIII to the 2003 Act of Accession to include certain animal by-products establishments in Latvia in the list of establishments in transition has included six additional establishments to the list in the Appendix.

(4)

For those establishments, and one establishment already listed, it appears appropriate to derogate from the activity limitation in order to avoid in particular the negative sanitary consequences which could emerge if the establishments were to suspend their activities.

(5)

Taking account of the advanced stage of upgrading and the exceptional nature of the transitional measure, the transitional period should be limited to 31 December 2004 and should not be prolonged after that date.

(6)

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

By derogation from Annex VIII, Chapter 4, Section B, Subsection I, point 2(b) to the Act of Accession, the establishments listed in the Annex to this Decision may continue to process category 1 or category 2 material as defined in Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002, as specified in the Annex, and until the 31 December 2004 at the latest.

Article 2

This Decision shall apply subject to and as from the date of entry into force of the Treaty of Accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 29 April 2004.

For the Commission

David BYRNE

Member of the Commission

ANNEX

No

Veterinary approval number

Name and address of establishment

Category of material authorised to be treated

Date of compliance

Category 1

Category 2

1.

018409

Balticovo,

Holding company

Iecavas parish, Bauskas district,

LV-3913

 

x

31.12.2004

2.

018675

GP Adazi,

Holding company

Adazu parish,

Rigas district,

LV-2164

x

x

31.12.2004

3.

D18728

R- Soft Razotajs LTD

‘Abava’, Pures parish,

Tukuma district,

 LV-3124

 

 

31.12.2004

4.

018674

Putnu fabrika ‘Kekava’

Holding company

Kekavas parish,

Rigas district

LV-2123

 

x

31.12.2004

5.

018191

Saldus galas kombinats LTD

Saldus parish,

Saldus district,

LV-3862

x

x

31.12.2004

6.

019196

Lielzeltini LTD

Ceraukstes parish,

Bauskas district,

LV-3908

 

x

31.12.2004

7.

007525

Trials Valmiera SH sub.branch

LTD

Rupniecibas street 1,

Valmiera,

LV-4201

x

x

31.12.2004


(1)  OJ L 273, 10.10.2002, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 160, 30.4.2004, p. 88.