29.9.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 255/46


COMMISSION DECISION

of 28 September 2007

amending Decision 2006/415/EC concerning certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of the subtype H5N1 in poultry in Germany

(notified under document number C(2007) 4480)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/632/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 2005/94/EC of 20 December 2005 on Community measures for the control of avian influenza and repealing Directive 92/40/EEC (3), and in particular Article 63(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2006/415/EC of 14 June 2006 concerning certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of the subtype H5N1 in poultry in the Community and repealing Decision 2006/135/EC (4) lays down certain protection measures to be applied in order to prevent the spread of that disease, including the establishment of areas A and B following a suspected or confirmed outbreak of the disease.

(2)

Germany has notified the Commission of an outbreak of H5N1 in a poultry holding on its territory in the Land Bavaria and has taken the appropriate measures as provided for in Decision 2006/415/EC, including the establishment of Areas A and B as provided for in Article 4 of that Decision.

(3)

The Commission has examined those measures in collaboration with Germany and is satisfied that the borders of Areas A and B established by the competent authority in that Member State are at a sufficient distance to the actual location of the outbreak. Areas A and B in Germany can therefore be confirmed and the duration of that regionalisation fixed.

(4)

Decision 2006/415/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

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

The Annex to Decision 2006/415/EC is amended in accordance with the text in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 28 September 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); corrected version (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 10, 14.1.2006, p. 16.

(4)  OJ L 164, 16.6.2006, p. 51. Decision as last amended by Decision 2007/604/EC (OJ L 236, 8.9.2007, p. 11).


ANNEX

The Annex to Decision 2006/415/EC is amended as follows:

1.

The following text is added to Part A:

ISO Country Code

Member State

Area A

Date until applicable Article 4(4)(b)(iii)

Code (if available)

Name

DE

GERMANY

 

The 10 km zone established around the outbreak in the communes of Bruck in der Oberpfalz and Nittenau including all or parts of the communes of:

18.10.2007

LANDKREIS SCHWANDORF

BODENWÖHR

BODENWÖHRER FORST

BRUCK IN DER OBERPFALZ

EINSIEDLER UND WALDERBACHER FORST

MAXHÜTTE-HAIDHOF

NEUNBURG VORM WALD

NEUKIRCHEN-BALBINI

NITTENAU

ÖSTL. NEUBÄUER FORST

SCHWANDORF

SCHWARZENFELD

STEINBERG

TEUBLITZ

WACKERSDORF

LANDKREIS REGENSBURG

ALTENTHANN

BERNHARDSWALD

REGENSTAUF

LANDKREIS CHAM

REICHENBACH

RODING

WALD

WALDERBACH

ZELL

2.

The following text is added to Part B:

ISO Country Code

Member State

Area B

Date until applicable Article 4(4)(b)(iii)

Code (if available)

Name

DE

GERMANY

 

The communes of:

18.10.2007

LANDKREIS SCHWANDORF

BODENWÖHR

BODENWÖHRER FORST

BRUCK IN DER OBERPFALZ

EINSIEDLER UND WALDERBACHER FORST

MAXHÜTTE-HAIDHOF

NEUNBURG VORM WALD

NEUKIRCHEN-BALBINI

NITTENAU

ÖSTL. NEUBÄUER FORST

SCHWANDORF

SCHWARZENFELD

SCHWARZHOFEN

STEINBERG

TEUBLITZ

WACKERSDORF

LANDKREIS REGENSBURG

ALTENTHANN

BERNHARDSWALD

BRENNBERG

REGENSTAUF

LANDKREIS CHAM

FALKENSTEIN

REICHENBACH

RODING

WALD

WALDERBACH

ZELL