11.2.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 39/6


Judgment of the Court (Eighth Chamber) of 15 December 2011 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Vestre Landsret — Denmark) — Niels Møller v Haderslev Kommune

(Case C-585/10) (1)

(Integrated pollution prevention and control - Directive 96/61/EC - Annex I, subheading 6.6(c) - Installations for the intensive rearing of pigs with more than 750 places for sows - Inclusion or non-inclusion of places for gilts)

2012/C 39/09

Language of the case: Danish

Referring court

Vestre Landsret

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Niels Møller

Defendant: Haderslev Kommune

Re:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Vestre Landsret — Interpretation of subheading 6.6 of Annex I to Council Directive 96/61/EC of 24 September 1996 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (OJ 1996 L 257, p. 26) — Facilities intended for intensive poultry and pig farming having over 750 places for sows — Whether or not to include places for gilts (pigs after first heat which have not yet farrowed)

Operative part of the judgment

The expression ‘places for sows’, in subheading 6.6(c) of Annex I to Council Directive 96/61/EC of 24 September 1996 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control, as amended by Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 January 2006, must be interpreted as meaning that it includes places for gilts (female pigs which have already been serviced, but have not yet farrowed).


(1)  OJ C 38, 5.2.2011.