16.12.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 358/33


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1861/2006

of 15 December 2006

amending Regulation (ECC) No 2237/77 on the form of the farm return to be used for the purpose of determining incomes of agricultural holdings

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Regulation No 79/65/EEC of the Council of 15 June 1965 setting up a network for the collection of accountancy data on the incomes and business operation of agricultural holdings in the European Economic Community (1), and in particular Article 7(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (ECC) No 2237/77 of 23 September 1977 amending Regulation No 118/66/EEC on the form of farm return to be used for the purpose of determining incomes of agricultural holdings (2) lays down the type of accountancy data to be given in the farm return.

(2)

It is appropriate to adapt the contents of the farm return to the new provisions on the Structural Funds and on rural development, and to clarify, simplify or make more coherent some elements of the farm return.

(3)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Community Committee for the Farm Accountancy Data Network,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes I and II to Regulation (ECC) No 2237/77 are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the seventh day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply with effect from the 2007 accounting year beginning during the period between 1 January and 1 July 2007.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 15 December 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ 109, 23.6.1965, p. 1859. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 660/2004. (OJ L 104, 8.4.2004, p. 97).

(2)  OJ L 263, 17.10.1977, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2253/2004 (OJ L 385, 29.12.2004, p. 7).


ANNEX

The Annexes to Regulation (EEC) No 2237/77 are amended as follows:

1)

Annex I is amended as follows:

(a)

In Table A (GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE HOLDING) under heading number 2, the words ‘— Number of the accounting office (optional)’ are replaced by ‘— Number of the accounting office’.

(b)

In Table H, in the headings of columns 4 and 8 the words ‘working capital’ are replaced by ‘Other assets’.

(2)

Annex II is amended as follows:

(a)

Serial No 44 is replaced by the following:

‘Serial No 44 — Structural Funds Area: an indication is to be given of whether the majority of the utilised agricultural area of the holding is situated in an area covered by provisions of Articles 5, 6, or 8 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 (OJ L 210, 31.7.2006, p. 25). The following code numbers are to be used:

6

=

the majority of the utilised agricultural area of the holding is situated in a Convergence objective area, within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006, in particular Article 5 thereof;

7

=

the majority of the utilised agricultural area of the holding is situated in a Regional competitiveness and employment objective area, within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006, in particular Article 6 thereof;

8

=

the majority of the utilised agricultural area of the holding is situated in an area eligible for transitional support, within the meaning of Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006.’

(b)

Serial No 45 is replaced by the following:

‘Serial No 45 — Areas with environmental restrictions: an indication is to be given of whether the majority of the utilised agricultural area of the holding is situated in an area covered by provisions of Article 38 of Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005. The following code numbers are to be used:

1

=

the majority of the utilised agricultural area of the holding is not situated in an area eligible to Natura 2000 payments or payments linked to Directive 2000/60/EC, within the meaning of Article 38 of Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005;

2

=

the majority of the utilised agricultural area of the holding is situated in an area eligible to Natura 2000 payments or payments linked to Directive 2000/60/EC, within the meaning of Article 38 of Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005.’

(c)

Point 23 is replaced by the following:

‘23.   CALVES FOR FATTENING

Calves for fattening usually slaughtered at the age of about six months.’

(d)

In point 106, the second indent is replaced by the following:

‘—

loans for other assets (columns 4 and 8)’.

(e)

In point 107 VAT system, under LITHUANIA, the words ‘VAT not applicable’ are replaced by ‘Special.’

(f)

Point 138 is replaced by the following:

‘138.

Fresh vegetables, melons, strawberries under shelter (including pineapple and sweetcorn): crops grown under shelter (greenhouses, permanent frames, accessible plastic tunnels) during the whole or greater part of the growing season. Crops grown in not accessible plastic tunnels, under cloches or portable frames are not considered as crops under shelter. In the case of a multistorey greenhouse, only the basic area is counted.’

(g)

Point 169 is replaced by the following:

‘169.

Hens' eggs (including eggs for hatching)’.

(h)

In section L. QUOTAS AND OTHER RIGHTS, under COLUMNS IN TABLE L and under Taxes, additional levy (column 10), the last sentence ‘Enter “0” if there is quota but no payment’ is deleted.

(i)

In point 601, Area payments for non-irrigated land, the sentence ‘Sum of headings 602 to 618’ is replaced by the following:

‘In column 4, Number of basic units for payments: sum of headings 602 to 618 excluding headings 608, 614 and 618 when the same basic units are also registered under any other heading in table M. In column 5 Total aid: sum of headings 602 to 618.’

(j)

In point 621, Area payments for irrigated land, the sentence ‘Sum of headings 622 to 638’ is replaced by the following:

‘In column 4, Number of basic units for payments: sum of headings 622 to 638 excluding headings 628, 634 and 638 when the same basic units are also registered under any other heading in table M. In column 5 Total aid: sum of headings 622 to 638.’

(k)

Point 700 is replaced by the following:

‘700.

Direct payments to beef production pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 1254/1999 and (EC) No 1782/2003.

The total of direct payments to beef is also to be entered in Table J, with code 700.

The following table indicates headings for direct payments to beef, according to Regulation (EC) No 1254/1999 and (EC) No 1782/2003,

Headings

Number of basic units for payments

Total aid

700

Total beef payments

(sum of headings 710, 720, 730, 740, 750, 760)

Compulsory

710

Special premium

(sum of headings 711 and 715)

Compulsory

Compulsory

711

Special premium for bulls

Compulsory

Compulsory

715

Special premium for steers

Compulsory

Compulsory

730

Suckler cow premium

(sum of headings 731 and 735)

Compulsory

731

Suckler cow premium for suckler cows and heifers

Compulsory

Compulsory

735

Suckler cow premium: additional national premium

Compulsory

Compulsory

740

Slaughter premium

(sum of headings 741 and 742)

Compulsory

741

Slaughter premium: 1 to 7 months

Optional

Compulsory

742

Slaughter premium: 8 months and over

Compulsory

Compulsory

750

Extensification payment, total

Compulsory

Compulsory

760

Additional payments (national envelope)

Compulsory’