7.12.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 322/37


COMMISSION DECISION

of 5 December 2007

amending Decision 2007/554/EC concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom

(notified under document number C(2007) 5890)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/796/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 89/662/EEC of 11 December 1989 concerning veterinary checks in intra-Community trade with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 9(4) thereof,

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 (2), and in particular Article 10(4) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2003/85/EC of 29 September 2003 on Community measures for the control of foot-and-mouth disease repealing Directive 85/511/EEC and Decisions 89/531/EEC and 91/665/EEC, and amending Directive 92/46/EEC (3), and in particular Article 60(2) and Article 62(1) and (3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Following recent outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in Great Britain, Commission Decision 2007/554/EC of 9 August 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom repealing Decision 2007/552/EC (4) was adopted to reinforce the control measures against foot-and-mouth disease taken by that Member State in the framework of Directive 2003/85/EC.

(2)

Decision 2007/554/EC lays down rules applicable to the dispatch from the high risk areas, listed in Annex I, and the low risk areas listed in Annex II, to that Decision (restricted areas), in Great Britain of products considered safe that either were produced before the restrictions were put in place in the United Kingdom, from raw material sourced from outside those restricted areas, or that have undergone a treatment proven effective in inactivating possible foot-and-mouth disease virus.

(3)

In Decision 2007/554/EC, as amended by Decision 2007/664/EC, the Commission laid down rules for the dispatch of certain categories of meat from certain areas listed in Annex III to Decision 2007/554/EC, as thus amended, that have not recorded any outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease for a period of at least 90 days prior to slaughter and which comply with certain specified conditions.

(4)

On the basis of the evolution of the animal health situation in the United Kingdom, and in particular the results of the ongoing surveillance, it is now possible to further enlarge the areas listed in Annex II and to reduce the area consisting of administrative units listed in Annex I to Decision 2007/554/EC.

(5)

Decision 2007/554/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(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

Annexes I, II and III to Decision 2007/554/EC are replaced by the text in the Annex.

Article 2

Implementation

Member States shall amend the measures which they apply to trade so as to bring them into compliance with this Decision. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

Article 3

Addressees

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 5 December 2007.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 395, 30.12.1989, p. 13. Directive as last amended by Directive 2004/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 157, 30.4.2004, p. 33, as corrected by OJ L 195, 2.6.2004, p. 12).

(2)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29. Directive as last amended by Directive 2002/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 315, 19.11.2002, p. 14).

(3)  OJ L 306, 22.11.2003, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Directive 2006/104/EC (OJ L 363, 20.12.2006, p. 352).

(4)  OJ L 210, 10.8.2007, p. 36. Decision as last amended by Decision 2007/746/EC (OJ L 303, 21.11.2007, p. 24).


ANNEX

ANNEX I

The following areas in the United Kingdom:

1

2

3

GROUP

ADNS

Administrative Unit

England

41

Bracknell Forest Borough

66

Slough

76

Windsor and Maidenhead

77

Wokingham

138

Buckinghamshire County, the districts of:

South Buckinghamshire

148

Hampshire County, the districts of:

 

Hart

 

Rushmoor

163

Surrey

168

Greater London Authority, the boroughs of:

 

Hillingdon

 

Hounslow

 

Richmond upon Thames

 

Kingston upon Thames

 

Ealing

 

Harrow

 

Brent

 

Hammersmith and Fulham

 

Wandsworth

 

Merton

 

Sutton

ANNEX II

The following areas in the United Kingdom:

Great Britain with the exception of the areas listed in Annex I.

ANNEX III

The following areas listed in Annex I shall have the status of areas listed in Annex III:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

GROUP

ADNS

Administrative Unit

B

S/G

P

FG

WG

England

41

Bracknell Forest

+

+

+

+

 

66

Slough

+

+

+

+

 

76

Windsor and Maidenhead

+

+

+

+

 

77

Wokingham

+

+

+

+

 

138

Buckinghamshire County, the districts of:

 

 

 

 

 

South Buckinghamshire

+

+

+

+

 

148

Hampshire County, the districts of:

 

 

 

 

 

Hart

+

+

+

+

 

Rushmoor

+

+

+

+

 

163

Surrey County

+

+

+

+

 

168

Greater London Authority, the boroughs of:

 

 

 

 

 

Hillingdon

+

+

+

+

 

Hounslow

+

+

+

+

 

Richmond upon Thames

+

+

+

+

 

Kingston upon Thames

+

+

+

+

 

Ealing

+

+

+

+

 

Harrow

+

+

+

+

 

Brent

+

+

+

+

 

Hammersmith and Fulham

+

+

+

+

 

Wandsworth

+

+

+

+

 

Merton

+

+

+

+

 

Sutton

+

+

+

+

 

ADNS

=

Animal Disease Notification System Code (Decision 2005/176/EC)

B

=

bovine meat

S/G

=

sheep and goat meat (meat of ovine and caprine animals)

P

=

pig meat (meat of porcine animals)

FG

=

farmed game of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease

WG

=

wild game of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease