16.12.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 358/22


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1858/2006

of 15 December 2006

opening a tendering procedure for the sale of wine alcohol for use as bioethanol in the Community

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine (1), and in particular Article 33 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 of 25 July 2000 laying down detailed rules for implementing Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine with regard to market mechanisms (2), lays down, among other things, detailed rules for disposing of stocks of alcohol obtained from distillation under Articles 35, 36 and 39 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 822/87 of 16 March 1987 on the common organisation of the market in wine (3) and referred to in Articles 27, 28 and 30 of Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 and held by the intervention agencies.

(2)

A tendering procedure for the sale of wine alcohol for exclusive use as bioethanol in the fuel sector in the Community should be organised in accordance with Article 92 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 with a view to reducing Community stocks of wine alcohol and ensuring the continuity of supplies to firms approved under that Article.

(3)

Since 1 January 1999, in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 2799/98 of 15 December 1998 establishing agrimonetary arrangements for the euro (4), the selling price and securities must be expressed, and payments made, in euro.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Wine,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   Tendering procedure No 8/2006 EC is hereby opened for the sale of wine alcohol for use as bioethanol in the Community.

The alcohol concerned has been produced from distillation under Articles 27, 28 and 30 of Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 and is held by the intervention agencies of the Member States.

2.   The total volume put up for sale is 685 562,74 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol., broken down as follows:

(a)

one lot with the number 82/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(b)

one lot with the number 83/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(c)

one lot with the number 84/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(d)

one lot with the number 85/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(e)

one lot with the number 86/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(f)

one lot with the number 87/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(g)

one lot with the number 88/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(h)

one lot with the number 89/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(i)

one lot with the number 90/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(j)

one lot with the number 91/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(k)

one lot with the number 92/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(l)

one lot with the number 93/2006 EC for a quantity of 50 000 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(m)

one lot with the number 94/2006 EC for a quantity of 53 380,74 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(n)

one lot with the number 95/2006 EC for a quantity of 32 182 hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.

3.   The location and references of the vats making up the lots, the quantity of alcohol in each vat, the alcoholic strength and the characteristics of the alcohol are as set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

4.   Only firms approved under Article 92 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 may take part in the tendering procedure.

Article 2

The sale shall be conducted in accordance with Articles 93, 94, 94b, 94c, 94d, 95, 96, 97, 98, 100 and 101 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 and Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 2799/98.

Article 3

1.   Tenders shall be delivered to the intervention agencies holding the alcohol listed in Annex II or sent by registered mail to the address of the intervention agency.

2.   Tenders shall be placed in a sealed double envelope, the inside envelope marked ‘Tender under procedure No 8/2006 EC for use as bioethanol in the Community’, the outer envelope bearing the address of the intervention agency concerned.

3.   Tenders must reach the intervention agency concerned not later than 12 noon Brussels time on 10 January 2007.

Article 4

1.   To be eligible for consideration, tenders must comply with Articles 94 and 97 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000.

2.   To be eligible for consideration, when they are presented, tenders must be accompanied by:

(a)

proof that a tendering security of EUR 4 per hectolitre of alcohol at 100 % vol. has been lodged with the intervention agency holding the alcohol concerned;

(b)

the name and address of the tenderer, the reference number of the notice of invitation to tender and the price proposed, expressed in euro per hectolitre of alcohol at 100 % vol.;

(c)

an undertaking by tenderers that they will comply with all the rules applicable to this tendering procedure;

(d)

a statement by tenderers to the effect that:

(i)

they waive all claims in respect of the quality and characteristics of any alcohol awarded to them;

(ii)

they agree to submit to any checks made on the destination and use made of the alcohol;

(iii)

they accept that it is their responsibility to provide evidence that the alcohol is used as specified in the notice of invitation to tender in question.

Article 5

The notifications provided for in Article 94a of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 relating to the tendering procedure opened by this Regulation shall be sent to the Commission at the address given in Annex III to this Regulation.

Article 6

The formalities for sampling shall be as set out in Article 98 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000.

The intervention agency shall provide all the necessary information on the characteristics of the alcohol put up for sale.

On application to the intervention agency concerned, interested parties may obtain samples of the alcohol put up for sale, taken by a representative of the intervention agency concerned.

Article 7

1.   The intervention agencies in the Member States in which the alcohol put up for sale is stored shall carry out appropriate checks to verify the nature of the alcohol at the time of end-use. To that end, they may:

(a)

apply Article 102 of Regulation (EC) No 1623/2000 mutatis mutandis;

(b)

carry out checks on samples using nuclear magnetic resonance analysis to verify the nature of the alcohol at the time of end-use.

2.   The costs of the checks referred to in paragraph 1 shall be borne by the firms to which the alcohol is sold.

Article 8

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

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 L 179, 14.7.1999, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2165/2005 (OJ L 345, 28.12.2005, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 194, 31.7.2000, p. 45. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1713/2006 (OJ L 321, 21.11.2006, p. 11).

(3)  OJ L 84, 27.3.1987, p. 1. Regulation repealed by Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999.

(4)  OJ L 349, 24.12.1998, p. 1.


ANNEX I

Member State and lot number

Location

Vat No

Quantity in hectolitres of alcohol at 100 % vol.

Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 (Article)

Type of alcohol

Spain

Lot No 82/2006 EC

Tarancón

C-3

25 239

27

raw

C-4

24 761

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Spain

Lot No 83/2006 EC

Tarancón

C-4

572

27

raw

D-1

25 575

27

raw

D-2

23 853

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Spain

Lot No 84/2006 EC

Tarancón

B-2

12 450

30

raw

B-7

11 880

30

raw

C-5

24 742

30

raw

C-6

928

30

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Spain

Lot No 85/2006 EC

Tarancón

C-6

24 376

30

raw

D-5

24 880

30

raw

D-6

744

30

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 86/2006 EC

Viniflhor-Port la Nouvelle

Entrepot d'Alcool

Av. Adolphe Turrel BP 62

11210 Port la Nouvelle

1

44 610

27

raw

25

1 140

30

raw

1B

2 480

30

raw

1B

1 770

30

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 87/2006 EC

Viniflhor-Port la Nouvelle

Entrepot d'Alcool

Av. Adolphe Turrel BP 62

11210 Port la Nouvelle

9

14 755

27

raw

24

5 320

30

raw

9B

6 595

30

raw

9B

755

30

raw

9B

555

28

raw

24B

6 485

27

raw

24

870

30

raw

21

11 590

27

raw

25B

3 075

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 88/2006 EC

Deulep-PSL

13230 Port Saint Louis du Rhône

B3

24 025

27

raw

B3B

8 775

30

raw

B3B

10 965

30

raw

Deulep

Bld Chanzy

30800 Saint Gilles du Gard

72

5 280

30

raw

72

955

28

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

France

Lot No 89/2006 EC

Deulep

Bld Chanzy

30800 Saint Gilles du Gard

71B

11 190

30

raw

72

3 590

30

raw

71B

16 030

30

raw

71

19 190

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 90/2006 EC

Cipriani-Chizzola d'Ala (TN)

18A-20A-25A

6 400

27

raw

Dister-Faenza (RA)

124A-127A

6 000

27/30

raw

I.C.V. — Borgoricco (PD)

6A

2 860

27

raw

Mazzari-S.Agata sul Santerno (RA)

15A-8A-5A

10 007,50

27

raw

Tampieri-Faenza (RA)

13A-14A-16A

1 500

27

raw

Villapana-Faenza (RA)

9A-4A

10 000

27

raw

Deta-Barberino Val d'Elsa (FI)

8A

3 100

27

raw

Caviro-Faenza (RA)

15A

10 132,50

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 91/2006 EC

Bonollo-Paduni (FR)

15A-34A-35A

26 669,32

27/30

raw

Bonollo-Torrita di Siena (SI)

12C-13C-16C-17C-19C-22C-23C-24C

2 138,18

27

raw

Mazzari-S.Agata sul Santerno (RA)

15A-8A-5A

21 192,50

27

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 92/2006 EC

Balice Distill-San Basilio Mottola (TA)

3A-4A

2 600

27

raw

Balice S.n.c.-Valenzano (BA)

8A-9A-40A-43A-44A

9 600

27

raw

Bonollo-Torrita di Siena (SI)

12C-13C-16C-17C-19C-22C-23C-24C

2 192,50

27

raw

D'Auria-Ortona (CH)

1A-2A-3A-4A-17A-25A-26A-27A-28A-29A

7 500

27

raw

De Luca-Novoli (LE)

6A-8A

4 000

27

raw

Di Lorenzo — Ponte Valleceppi (PG) — Pontenuovo di Torgiano (PG)

18A-3B

13 000

30

raw

S.V.A.-Ortona (CH)

17A-19A-20A

2 600

27/30

raw

Caviro-Carapelle (FG)

3C-6C

8 507,50

27/30

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Italy

Lot No 93/2006 EC

Bertolino-Partinico (PA)

6A-20A-24A

31 000

30

raw

S.V.M.-Sciacca (AG)

29A-41A

5 000

27/30

raw

GE.DIS.-Marsala (TP)

13B-14B

14 000

30

raw

 

Total

 

50 000

 

 

Greece

Lot No 94/2006 EC

Οινοποιητικός συνεταιρισμός

Μεσσηνίας

Πύργος τριφυλίας

(Oinopoiitikos Sinetairismos Messinias)

76

454,96

30

raw

77

432,94

30

raw

85

1 782,89

30

raw

86

1 684,51

30

raw

87

1 756,59

30

raw

88

1 753,86

30

raw

95

873,44

30

raw

75

444,79

30

raw

28

904,89

30

raw

80

463,46

30

raw

73

387,14

30

raw

78

27,72

30

raw

15

1 747,04

30

raw

16

1 713,67

30

raw

26

853,18

30

raw

74

427,35

30

raw

17

1 743,76

30

raw

94

887,65

30

raw

84

1 786,52

30

raw

79

439,47

30

raw

93

908,63

30

raw

83

1 795,78

30

raw

82

1 758,86

30

raw

12

1 800,87

30

raw

11

1 744,16

30

raw

18

1 707,83

30

raw

13

1 788,73

30

raw

96

827,49

30

raw

81

1 805,07

30

raw

14

1 800,04

30

raw

97

915,07

30

raw

92

908,96

30

raw

99

911,94

30

raw

25

905,06

30

raw

108

432,18

30

raw

107

432,77

30

raw

105

448,22

30

raw

106

441,22

30

raw

27

897,73

30

raw

29

579,19

30

raw

30

667,69

30

raw

19

901,65

27

raw

20

892,07

27

raw

21

900,28

27

raw

22

899,54

27

raw

23

882,32

27

raw

24

653,58

27

raw

89

847,09

27

raw

90

880,83

27

raw

91

856,22

27

raw

98

878,23

27

raw

100

745,61

27

raw

 

Total

 

53 380,74

 

 

Portugal

Lot No 95/2006 EC

S. João da Pesqueira

Inox 6

5 002,98

27

raw

Inox 13

10 323,33

27

raw

Inox 14

10 230,70

27

raw

Inox 15

6 624,99

27

raw

 

Total

 

32 182

 

 


ANNEX II

Intervention agencies holding the alcohol referred to in Article 3

Viniflhor — Libourne

Délégation nationale, 17 avenue de la Ballastière, BP 231, F-33505 Libourne Cedex [Tél. (33-5) 57 55 20 00; télex 57 20 25; fax (33) 557 55 20 59]

FEGA

Beneficencia, 8, E-28004 Madrid [Tél. (34-91) 347 64 66; fax (34-91) 347 64 65]

AGEA

Via Torino, 45, I-00184 Rome [Tél. (39) 06 49 49 97 14; fax (39) 06 49 49 97 61]

Ο.Π.Ε.Κ.Ε.Π.Ε.

Αχαρνών (Aharnon) 241, 10446 Athènes, Grèce (Tél. 210 212 4799; fax 210 212 4791)

IVV — Instituto da Vinha e do Vinho

R. Mouzinho da Silveira, 5, P-1250-165 Lisboa [Tél. (351) 21 350 67 00, fax (351) 21 356 12 25]


ANNEX III

Address referred to in Article 5

European Commission

Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit D-2

B-1049 Brussels

Fax (32-2) 292 17 75

E-mail: agri-market-tenders@cec.eu.int