22.6.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 161/53


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 707/2007

of 21 June 2007

opening a tendering procedure for the sale of wine alcohol for use as bioethanol in the Community

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine (1), and in particular Article 33 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 of 25 July 2000 laying down detailed rules for implementing Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine with regard to market mechanisms (2), lays down, among other things, detailed rules for disposing of stocks of alcohol obtained from distillation under Articles 35, 36 and 39 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 822/87 of 16 March 1987 on the common organisation of the market in wine (3) and referred to in Articles 27, 28 and 30 of Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 and held by the intervention agencies.

(2)

A tendering procedure for the sale of wine alcohol for exclusive use as bioethanol in the fuel sector in the Community should be organised in accordance with Article 92 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 with a view to reducing Community stocks of wine alcohol and ensuring the continuity of supplies to firms approved under that Article.

(3)

Since 1 January 1999, in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 2799/98 of 15 December 1998 establishing agri-monetary arrangements for the euro (4), the selling price and securities must be expressed, and payments made, in euro.

(4)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   Tendering procedure No 10/2007 EC is hereby opened for the sale of wine alcohol for use as bioethanol in the Community.

The alcohol concerned has been produced from distillation under Articles 27, 28 and 30 of Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 and is held by the intervention agencies of the Member States.

2.   The total volume put up for sale is 693 375,74 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol., broken down as follows:

(a)

one lot with the number 109/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(b)

one lot with the number 110/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(c)

one lot with the number 111/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(d)

one lot with the number 112/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(e)

one lot with the number 113/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(f)

one lot with the number 114/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(g)

one lot with the number 115/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(h)

one lot with the number 116/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(i)

one lot with the number 117/2007 EC for a quantity of 39 995 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(j)

one lot with the number 118/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(k)

one lot with the number 119/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(l)

one lot with the number 120/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(m)

one lot with the number 121/2007 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(n)

one lot with the number 122/2007 EC for a quantity of 53 380,74 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.

3.   The location and references of the vats making up the lots, the quantity of alcohol in each vat, the alcoholic strength and the characteristics of the alcohol are as set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

4.   Only firms approved under Article 92 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 may take part in the tendering procedure.

Article 2

The sale shall be conducted in accordance with Articles 93, 94, 94b, 94c, 94d, 95, 96, 97, 98, 100 and 101 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 and Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 2799/98.

Article 3

1.   Tenders shall be delivered to the intervention agencies holding the alcohol listed in Annex II or sent by registered mail to the address of the intervention agency.

2.   Tenders shall be placed in a sealed double envelope, the inside envelope marked ‘Tender under procedure No 10/2007 EC for use as bioethanol in the Community’, the outer envelope bearing the address of the intervention agency concerned.

3.   Tenders must reach the intervention agency concerned not later than 12 noon (Brussels time) on 5 July 2007.

Article 4

1.   To be eligible for consideration, tenders must comply with Articles 94 and 97 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000.

2.   To be eligible for consideration, when they are presented, tenders must be accompanied by:

(a)

proof that a tendering security of EUR 4 per hectolitre of alcohol at 100 % vol. has been lodged with the intervention agency holding the alcohol concerned;

(b)

the name and address of the tenderer, the reference number of the notice of invitation to tender and the price proposed, expressed in euro per hectolitre of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(c)

an undertaking by tenderers that they will comply with all the rules applicable to this tendering procedure;

(d)

a statement by tenderers to the effect that:

(i)

they waive all claims in respect of the quality and characteristics of any alcohol awarded to them;

(ii)

they agree to submit to any checks made on the destination and use made of the alcohol;

(iii)

they accept that it is their responsibility to provide evidence that the alcohol is used as specified in the notice of invitation to tender in question.

Article 5

The notifications provided for in Article 94a of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 relating to the tendering procedure opened by this Regulation shall be sent to the Commission at the address given in Annex III to this Regulation.

Article 6

The formalities for sampling shall be as set out in Article 98 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000.

The intervention agency shall provide all the necessary information on the characteristics of the alcohol put up for sale.

On application to the intervention agency concerned, interested parties may obtain samples of the alcohol put up for sale, taken by a representative of the intervention agency concerned.

Article 7

1.   The intervention agencies in the Member States in which the alcohol put up for sale is stored shall carry out appropriate checks to verify the nature of the alcohol at the time of end-use. To that end, they may:

(a)

apply Article 102 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 mutatis mutandis;

(b)

carry out checks on samples using nuclear magnetic resonance analysis to verify the nature of the alcohol at the time of end-use.

2.   The costs of the checks referred to in paragraph 1 shall be borne by the firms to which the alcohol is sold.

Article 8

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of 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, 21 June 2007.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 179, 14.7.1999, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006 (OJ L 363, 20.12.2006, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 194, 31.7.2000, p. 45. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2016/2006 (OJ L 384, 29.12.2006, p. 38).

(3)  OJ L 84, 27.3.1987, p. 1. Regulation repealed by Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999.

(4)  OJ L 349, 24.12.1998, p. 1.


ANNEX I

Member State and lot number

Location

Vat No

Quantity in hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.

Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999

(Article)

Type of alcohol

Spain

Lot No 109/2007 EC

Tarancón

B-4

17 271

27

raw

B-5

8 667

27

raw

B-6

24 062

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Spain

Lot No 110/2007 EC

Tarancón

A-5

24 837

27

raw

A-9

9 594

27

raw

B-4

7 569

27

raw

B-5

8 000

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Spain

Lot No 111/2007 EC

Tarancón

A-9

14 771

27

raw

A-10

24 457

27

raw

B-5

8 000

27

raw

B-1

2 772

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Spain

Lot No 112/2007 EC

Tarancón

A-6

24 823

30

raw

C-7

24 883

30

raw

C-8

294

30

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 113/2007 EC

Viniflhor — Longuefuye

Mme Bretaudeau

F-53200 Longuefuye

4

22 550

27

raw

5

6 385

27

raw

21

4 645

28

raw

5BIS

16 420

28

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 114/2007 EC

Viniflhor — Longuefuye

Mme Bretaudeau

F-53200 Longuefuye

6

22 915

27

raw

22

4 600

27

raw

9

22 485

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 115/2007 EC

Viniflhor — Port-la-Nouvelle

M. Mortefon

Entrepôt d’alcool

Av. Adolphe-Turrel

BP 62

F-11210 Port-la-Nouvelle

2

25 715

27

raw

23

1 870

30

raw

2B

13 345

30

raw

2B

7 990

30

raw

2B

1 080

28

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 116/2007 EC

Viniflhor — Port-la-Nouvelle

M. Mortefon

Entrepôt d’alcool

Av. Adolphe-Turrel

BP 62

F-11210 Port-la-Nouvelle

7

11 710

27

raw

5B

2 360

28

raw

7B

640

28

raw

7B

2 200

30

raw

23B

1 895

27

raw

7B

7 790

30

raw

5B

2 645

30

raw

5B

1 525

30

raw

23

3 985

30

raw

5

15 250

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 117/2007 EC

DEULEP — PSL

F-13230 Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

B2

39 995

27

raw

 

Total

 

39 995

 

 

Italy

Lot No 118/2007 EC

Cipriani — Chizzola d'Ala (TN)

27a-21a-25a

6 500

27

raw

Dister — Faenza (RA)

127a

4 700

27

raw

I.C.V. — Borgoricco (PD)

6a

2 200

27

raw

Mazzari — S. Agata sul Santerno (RA)

4a-15a

27 800

30

raw

Tampieri — Faenza (RA)

6a-7a-16a

1 500

27

raw

Villapana — Faenza (RA)

4a-2a-10a

7 300

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 119/2007 EC

Bonollo — Paduni (FR)

35a-37a-39a

9 900

27/30

raw

D'Auria — Ortona (CH)

22a-62a-76a-66a-80a-81a

10 900

27

raw

Di Lorenzo-Ponte Valleceppi (PG) — Pontenuovo di Torgiano (PG)

19a-5b-6b-7b

19 000

27/30

raw

S.V.A. — Ortona (CH)

19a

1 900

30

raw

Balice S.n.c. — Valenzano (BA)

1a-13a-14a-15a-16a-45a

8 300

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 120/2007 EC

Bonollo — Paduni (FR)

35a-37a-39a

24 800

27/30

raw

Caviro — Faenza (RA)

15a-6a-8a-5a

22 800

27

raw

Deta — Barberino Val d'Elsa (FI)

7a

2 400

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 121/2007 EC

De Luca — Novoli (LE)

1a-8a-9a

3 400

27

raw

Bertolino — Partinico (PA)

24a-27a

25 000

30

raw

Balice Distill. — San Basilio Mottola (TA)

4a

3 400

27

raw

S.V.M. — Sciacca (AG)

2a-3a-4a-8a-21a-30a-35a-36a-37

4 200

27/30

raw

GE.DIS. — Marsala (TP)

14b

12 000

30

raw

Trapas — Petrosino (TP)

7a

2 000

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Greece

Lot No 122/2007 EC

Οινοποιητικός συνεταιρισμός Μεσσηνίας

Πύργος Τριφυλίας

(Oinopoiitikos Sinetairismos Messinias)

76

454,96

30

raw

77

432,94

30

raw

85

1 782,89

30

raw

86

1 684,51

30

raw

87

1 756,59

30

raw

88

1 753,86

30

raw

95

873,44

30

raw

75

444,79

30

raw

28

904,89

30

raw

80

463,46

30

raw

73

387,14

30

raw

78

27,72

30

raw

15

1 747,04

30

raw

16

1 713,67

30

raw

26

853,18

30

raw

74

427,35

30

raw

17

1 743,76

30

raw

94

887,65

30

raw

84

1 786,52

30

raw

79

439,47

30

raw

93

908,63

30

raw

83

1 795,78

30

raw

82

1 758,86

30

raw

12

1 800,87

30

raw

11

1 744,16

30

raw

18

1 707,83

30

raw

13

1 788,73

30

raw

96

827,49

30

raw

81

1 805,07

30

raw

14

1 800,04

30

raw

97

915,07

30

raw

92

908,96

30

raw

99

911,94

30

raw

25

905,06

30

raw

108

432,18

30

raw

107

432,77

30

raw

105

448,22

30

raw

106

441,22

30

raw

27

897,73

30

raw

29

579,19

30

raw

30

667,69

30

raw

19

901,65

27

raw

20

892,07

27

raw

21

900,28

27

raw

22

899,54

27

raw

23

882,32

27

raw

24

653,58

27

raw

89

847,09

27

raw

90

880,83

27

raw

91

856,22

27

raw

98

878,23

27

raw

100

745,61

27

raw

 

Total

 

53 380,74

 

 


ANNEX II

Intervention agencies holding the alcohol referred to in Article 3

Viniflhor — Libourne

Délégation nationale, 17 avenue de la Ballastière, BP 231, F-33505 Libourne Cedex (Tél. (33-5) 57 55 20 00; télex 57 20 25; fax (33) 557 55 20 59)

FEGA

Beneficencia, 8, E-28004 Madrid (Tél. (34-91) 347 64 66; fax (34-91) 347 64 65)

AGEA

Via Torino, 45, I-00184 Rome (Tél. (39) 06 49 49 97 14; fax (39) 06 49 49 97 61)

Ο.Π.Ε.Κ.Ε.Π.Ε.

Αχαρνών (Aharnon) 241, 10446 Athènes, Grèce (Tél. (30-210) 212 47 99; fax (30-210) 212 47 91)


ANNEX III

Address referred to in Article 5

European Commission

Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit D-2

B-1049 Brussels

Fax (32-2) 292 17 75

E-mail: agri-market-tenders@ec.europa.eu