30.5.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 142/26


COMMISSION DECISION

of 11 May 2006

on the allocation of import quotas for controlled substances for the period 1 January to 31 December 2006 under Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council

(notified under document number C(2006) 1819)

(Only the Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Slovenian and Spanish texts are authentic)

(2006/373/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council on ‘Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer’ (1), and in particular to Article 7 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The quantitative limits for the placing on the market in the Community of controlled substances are set out in Article 4 and Annex III of the Regulation.

(2)

Article 4(2)(i)(d) prohibits each producer and importer placing any methyl bromide on the market or using any for their own account after 31 December 2004. Article 4(4)(i)(b) allows a derogation from this prohibition if methyl bromide is used to meet the licensed requests for critical uses of those users identified as described in Article 3(2)(ii). The quantity of methyl bromide licensed for critical uses for the period 1 January to 31 December 2006 will be published in a separate Commission decision.

(3)

Article 4(2)(iii) allows a derogation from Article 4(2)(i)(d) if methyl bromide is imported or produced for quarantine and pre-shipment (QPS) applications. The amount of methyl bromide that can be imported or produced for these purposes in 2006 must not exceed the average of the calculated level of methyl bromide which a producer or importer placed on the market or used for its own account for QPS in the years 1996, 1997 and 1998.

(4)

Article 4(4)(i) allows a derogation from Article 4(2) if methyl bromide is imported for destruction or if it is imported for feedstock use.

(5)

Article 4(3)(i)(e) sets out the total calculated level of hydrochlorofluorocarbons which producers and importers may place on the market or use for their own account in the period 1 January to 31 December 2006.

(6)

The Commission has published a notice to importers in the Community of controlled substances that deplete the ozone layer (2) and has thereby received declarations on intended imports in 2006.

(7)

For hydrochlorofluorocarbons the allocation of quotas to producers and importers is in accordance with the provisions of Commission Decision 2005/103/EC of 5 February 2005 determining a mechanism for the allocation of quotas to producers and importers for hydrochlorofluorocarbons for the years 2003 to 2009 under Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 (3).

(8)

For the purpose of ensuring that operators and companies benefit from allocated import quotas in due time and thereby ensure the necessary continuity of their operations, it is appropriate that the present Decision shall apply from 1 January 2006.

(9)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established by Article 18(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

1.   The quantity of controlled substances of group I (chlorofluorocarbons 11, 12, 113, 114 and 115) and group II (other fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons) subject to Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 which may be released for free circulation in the Community in 2006 from sources outside the Community shall be 6 140 000 ozone depleting potential (ODP) kilograms.

2.   The quantity of controlled substances of group III (halons) subject to Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 that may be released for free circulation in the Community in 2006 from sources outside the Community shall be 9 211 000 ODP kilograms.

3.   The quantity of controlled substances of group IV (carbon tetrachloride) subject to Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 that may be released for free circulation in the Community in 2006 from sources outside the Community shall be 12 099 230 ODP kilograms.

4.   The quantity of controlled substances of group V (1,1,1-trichloroethane) subject to Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 that may be released for free circulation in the Community in 2006 from sources outside the Community shall be 400 060 ODP kilograms.

5.   The quantity of controlled substances of group VI (methyl bromide) subject to Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 which may be released for free circulation in the Community in 2006 from sources outside the Community for quarantine and pre-shipment uses shall be 502 606 ODP kilograms.

6.   The quantity of controlled substances of group VI (methyl bromide) subject to Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 for feedstock and destruction which may be released for free circulation in the Community in 2006 from sources outside the Community shall be 1 503 720 ODP kilograms.

7.   The quantity of controlled substances of group VIII (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) subject to Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 that may be released for free circulation in the Community in 2006 from sources outside the Community shall be 3 078 519,812 ODP kilograms.

8.   The quantity of controlled substances of group IX (bromochloromethane) subject to Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 that may be released for free circulation in the Community in 2006 from sources outside the Community shall be 162 612 ODP kilograms.

Article 2

1.   The allocation of import quotas for chlorofluorocarbons 11, 12, 113, 114 and 115 and other fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons during the period 1 January to 31 December 2006 shall be for the purposes indicated and to the companies indicated in Annex I hereto.

2.   The allocation of import quotas for halons during the period 1 January to 31 December 2006 shall be for the purposes indicated and to the companies indicated in Annex II hereto.

3.   The allocation of import quotas for carbon tetrachloride during the period 1 January to 31 December 2006 shall be for the purposes indicated and to the companies indicated in Annex III hereto.

4.   The allocation of import quotas for 1,1,1-trichloroethane during the period 1 January to 31 December 2006 shall be for the purposes indicated and to the companies indicated in Annex IV hereto.

5.   The allocation of import quotas for methyl bromide during the period 1 January to 31 December 2006 shall be for the purposes indicated and to the companies indicated in Annex V hereto.

6.   The allocation of import quotas for hydrochlorofluorocarbons during the period 1 January to 31 December 2006 shall be for the purposes indicated and to the companies indicated in Annex VI hereto.

7.   The allocation of import quotas for bromochloromethane during the period 1 January to 31 December 2006 shall be for the purposes indicated and to the companies indicated in Annex VII hereto.

8.   The import quotas for chlorofluorocarbons 11, 12, 113, 114 and 115, other fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons, halons, carbon tetrachloride, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, methyl bromide, hydrobromofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons and bromochloromethane during the period 1 January to 31 December 2006 shall be as set out in Annex VIII hereto.

Article 3

This Decision shall apply from 1 January 2006 and shall expire on 31 December 2006.

Article 4

This Decision is addressed to the following undertakings:

 

Agropest S.A.

91-765 Łódź,

PL-Górnicza 12/14

 

Albemarle Chemicals

Étang de la Gaffette

Boulevard Maritime, BP 28

F-13521 Port-de-Bouc

 

Albemarle Chemicals

Parc Scientifique Einstein

Rue du Bosquet 9

B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

 

Alcobre S.A.

C/Luis I, Nave 6-B

Polígono Industrial Vallecas

E-28031 Madrid

 

Άλφα Γεωργικά Εφόδια AE

Οδός Εθνικής Αντιστάσεως 73,

GR-152 31 Χαλάνδρι, Αθήνα

 

Arkema S.A.

Cours Michelet — La Défense 10

F-92091 Paris La Défense

 

Asahi Glass Europe B.V.

World Trade Center

Strawinskylaan 1525

NL-1077 XX Amsterdam

Nederland

 

Avantec S.A.

Bld Henri Cahn, BP 27

F-94363 Bry-sur-Marne Cedex

 

BaySystems Iberia

C/ Pau Clarís 196

E-08037 Barcelona

 

Bromotirrena

Via Torino, 4

I-04022 Fondi (LT)

 

Calorie S.A.

503 Rue Hélène Boucher

Z.I. Buc — BP 33

F-78534 Buc Cedex

 

Caraïbes Froid SARL

BP 6033

Ste Thérèse, Route du Lamentin

F-97219 Fort-de-France, Martinique

 

Cleanaway Ltd

Airborne Close, Leigh-on-Sea

Essex SS9 4EL

United Kingdom

 

Dow Deutschland

Buetzflethersand

D-21683 Stade

 

DuPont de Nemours (Nederland) B.V.

Baanhoekweg 22

3313 LA Dordrecht

Nederland

 

Dyneon GmbH

D-84504 Burgkirchen

 

Empor d.o.o.

Leskoškova 9a

SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Etis d.o.o.

Trzaska 333

SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Eurobrom B. V.

Postbus 158

2280 AD Rijswijk

Nederland

 

Fenner-Dunlop b.v.

Oliemolenstraat 2

Drachten

Nederland

 

Fujifilm Electronic Materials Europe

Keetberglaan 1A

Haven 1061

B-2070 Zwijndrecht

 

G.A.L Cycle-Air Ltd

Οδός Σινώπης 3, Στρόβολος

PO Box 28385, Λευκωσία

Κύπρος

 

Galco S.A.

Avenue Carton de Wiart 79

B-1090 Brussels

 

Galex S.A.

BP 128

F-13321 Marseille Cedex 16

 

Great Lakes Chemical (Europe) Ltd

Halebank, Widnes

Cheshire WA8 8NS

United Kingdom

 

Harp International Ltd

Gellihirion Industrial Estate

Rhondda Cynon Taff

Pontypridd CF37 5SX

United Kingdom

 

Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe B.V.

Kempenweg 90

Postbus 264

6000 AG Weert

Nederland

 

Ineos Fluor Ltd

PO Box 13, The Heath

Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 4QF

United Kingdom

 

Laboratorios Miret SA (LAMIRSA)

Geminis 4, Pol. Ind. Can Parellada

E-08228 Les Fonts de Terrassa, Barcelona

 

Matero

PO Box 51744

3508 Λεμεσός

Κύπρος

 

Mebrom NV

Assenedestraat 4

B-9940 Rieme Ertvelde

 

Βιομηχανία Φωσφορικών Λιπασμάτων Α.Ε.

Εργοστάσιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Ταχ. Θυρίδα 10183

GR-54110 Θεσσαλονίκη

 

Poz Pliszka (PL)

45, Szczecińska St.,

PL-80-392 Gdańsk, Poland

 

P.U.P.H. SOLFUM Sp. z o.o

ul. Wojska Polskiego 83

PL-91-755 Łódź

 

Refrigerant Products Ltd

N9 Central Park Estate

Westinghouse Road

Trafford Park

Manchester M17 1PG

United Kingdom

 

Rhodia Organique Fine Ltd

PO Box 46

St Andrews Road, Avonmouth

Bristol BS11 9YF

United Kingdom

 

Sigma Aldrich Logistik GmbH

Kappelweg 1

D-91625 Schnelldorf

 

Sigma Aldrich Chimie SARL

80, rue de Luzais

L'isle d'Abeau Chesnes,

F-38297 St Quentin Fallavier

 

Sigma Aldrich Company Ltd

The Old Brickyard

New Road

Gillingham SP8 4XT

United Kingdom

 

SJB Chemical Products B.V.

Wellerondom 11

3230 AG Brielle

Nederland

 

Solquimia Iberia, S.L.

C/Duque de Alba No 3, 1o,

E-28012 Madrid

 

Solvay Organics GmbH

Hans-Böckler-Allee 20

D-30173 Hannover

 

Solvay Solexis SpA

Viale Lombardia 20

I-20021 Bollate (MI)

 

Syngenta Crop Protection

Surrey Research Park

30 Priestly Road, Guildford Surrey

GU2 7YH United Kingdom

 

Synthesia Española s.a

Conde Borrell, 62

E-08015 Barcelona

 

Tazzetti Fluids S.r.l.

Ms Micaela Brero

Corso Europa n. 600/a

Volpiano (TO)

 

Unitor ASA

Willembarendzstraat, 50

3165 AB Rotterdam/Albrandswaard

Nederland

 

Wigmors

ul. Irysowa 5

51-117 Wrocław

Poland

 

Zephyr Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft.

6000 Kecskemét

Tatár sor 18.

Hungary

Done at Brussels, 11 May 2006.

For the Commission

Stavros DIMAS

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 244, 29.9.2000, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2077/2004 (OJ L 359, 4.12.2004, p. 28).

(2)  OJ C 168, 8.7.2005, p. 33.

(3)  OJ L 33, 5.2.2005, p. 65.


ANNEX I

GROUPS I and II

Import quotas for chlorofluorocarbons 11, 12, 113, 114 and 115 and other fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons allocated to importers in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 for feedstock uses and for destruction during the period 1 January to 31 December 2006.

Company

 

Cleanaway Ltd (UK)

 

Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe (NL)

 

Solvay Organics GmbH (DE)

 

Solvay Solexis SpA (IT)

 

Syngenta Crop Protection (UK)

 

Tazzetti Fluids S.r.l. (IT)

 

Unitor ASA (NL)


ANNEX II

GROUP III

Import quotas for halons allocated to importers in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 for critical uses and for destruction during the period 1 January to 31 December 2006.

Company

 

Cleanaway Ltd (UK)

 

Poz Pliszka (PL)

 

Unitor SAS (NL)


ANNEX III

GROUP IV

Import quotas for carbon tetrachloride allocated to importers in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 for feedstock uses and for destruction for the period 1 January to 31 December 2006.

Company

 

Dow Deutschland (DE)

 

Fenner-Dunlop b.v. (NL)

 

Phosphoric Fertilisers Industry (EL)


ANNEX IV

GROUP V

Import quotas for 1,1,1-trichloroethane allocated to importers in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 for feedstock uses and for destruction for the period 1 January to 31 December 2006.

Company

 

Fujifilm Electronic Materials Europe (BE)

 

Arkema SA (FR)


ANNEX V

GROUP VI

Import quotas for methyl bromide allocated to importers in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 for quarantine and pre-shipment applications, for feedstock uses and for destruction for the period 1 January to 31 December 2006.

Company

 

Agropest (PL)

 

Albemarle Chemicals (FR)

 

Albemarle Europe (BE)

 

Alfa Agricultural Supplies (EL)

 

Bromotirrena (IT)

 

Cleanaway Ltd (UK)

 

Eurobrom B.V. (NL)

 

Great Lakes Chemicals (UK)

 

Mebrom N.V. (BE)

 

PUPH Solfum (PL)

 

Sigma Aldrich Logistik (DE)

 

Zephyr Kereskedelmi (HU)


ANNEX VI

GROUP VIII

Import quotas for hydrochlorofluorocarbons allocated to producers and importers in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 and in accordance with the provisions of Commission Decision 2005/103/EC for feedstock uses, process agents, for reclamation, for destruction and other applications allowed under Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 for the period 1 January to 31 December 2006.

Producer

 

Arkema SA (FR)

 

DuPont de Nemours (NL)

 

Honeywell Fluorine Products (NL)

 

Ineos Fluor Ltd (UK)

 

Rhodia Organique (UK)

 

Solvay Organics GmbH (DE)

 

Solvay Solexis SpA (IT)

Importer

 

Alcobre (ES)

 

Asahi Glass (NL)

 

Avantec S.A. (FR)

 

BaySystems Iberia (ES)

 

Calorie S.A. (FR)

 

Caraïbes Froid SARL (FR)

 

Dyneon (DE)

 

Etis d.o.o. (SI)

 

Empor d.o.o. (SI)

 

Galco S.A. (BE)

 

Galex S.A. (FR)

 

G.AL. Cycle Air Ltd (CY)

 

HARP International (UK)

 

Matero (CY)

 

Mebrom (BE)

 

Refrigerant Products (UK)

 

Sigma Aldrich Chimie (FR)

 

Sigma Aldrich Company (UK)

 

SJB Chemical Products (NL)

 

Solquimia Iberia, SL (ES)

 

Synthesia Espanola (ES)

 

Unitor ASA (NL)

 

Tazzetti Fluids S.r.l (IT)

 

Wigmors (PL)


ANNEX VII

GROUP IX

Import quotas for bromochloromethane allocated to importers in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 for feedstock uses during the period 1 January to 31 December 2006.

Company

 

Albemarle Europe (BE)

 

Eurobrom B.V. (NL)

 

Laboratorios Miret S.A. (LAMIRSA) (ES)

 

Sigma Aldrich Logistik (DE)


ANNEX VIII

(This Annex is not published because it contains confidential commercial information).