28.5.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 130/15


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 25/2009

of 17 March 2009

amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement

THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as amended by the Protocol adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’, and in particular Article 98 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex I to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 60/2008 of 6 June 2008 (1).

(2)

Commission Directive 2008/62/EC of 20 June 2008 providing for certain derogations for acceptance of agricultural landraces and varieties which are naturally adapted to the local and regional conditions and threatened by genetic erosion and for marketing of seed and seed potatoes of those landraces and varieties (2) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(3)

Commission Directive 2008/83/EC of 13 August 2008 amending Directive 2003/91/EC setting out implementing measures for the purposes of Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/55/EC as regards the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examination and the minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of vegetable species (3) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(4)

Commission Decision 2008/462/EC of 16 June 2008 releasing Bulgaria, Slovakia and the United Kingdom from certain obligations to apply Council Directive 66/401/EEC in respect of Galega orientalis Lam. (4) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(5)

This Decision is not to apply to Liechtenstein,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Chapter III of Annex I to the Agreement shall be amended as follows:

1.

the following indent shall be added in point 15 (Commission Directive 2003/91/EC) in Part 1:

‘—

32008 L 0083: Commission Directive 2008/83/EC of 13 August 2008 (OJ L 219, 14.8.2008, p. 55).’;

2.

the following point shall be inserted after point 51 (Commission Decision 2007/853/EC) in Part 2:

‘52.

32008 L 0062: Commission Directive 2008/62/EC of 20 June 2008 providing for certain derogations for acceptance of agricultural landraces and varieties which are naturally adapted to the local and regional conditions and threatened by genetic erosion and for marketing of seed and seed potatoes of those landraces and varieties (OJ L 162, 21.6.2008, p. 13).’;

3.

under the heading ‘ACTS OF WHICH THE EFTA STATES AND THE EFTA SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY SHALL TAKE DUE ACCOUNT’ the following point shall be inserted after point 77 (Commission Decision 2007/321/EC):

‘78.

32008 D 0462: Commission Decision 2008/462/EC of 16 June 2008 releasing Bulgaria, Slovakia and the United Kingdom from certain obligations to apply Council Directive 66/401/EEC in respect of Galega orientalis Lam. (OJ L 160, 19.6.2008, p. 33).’.

Article 2

The texts of Directives 2008/62/EC and 2008/83/EC and Decision 2008/462/EC in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages, to be published in the EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be authentic.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on 18 March 2009, provided that all the notifications under Article 103(1) of the Agreement have been made to the EEA Joint Committee (5).

Article 4

This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 17 March 2009.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

Alan SEATTER


(1)  OJ L 257, 25.9.2008, p. 19.

(2)  OJ L 162, 21.6.2008, p. 13.

(3)  OJ L 219, 14.8.2008, p. 55.

(4)  OJ L 160, 19.6.2008, p. 33.

(5)  No constitutional requirements indicated.