Official Journal of the European Union

L 183/40


of 4 July 2008

amending Annex III to Decision 2003/467/EC as regards the list of the officially enzootic-bovine-leukosis-free regions in Poland

(notified under document number C(2008) 3284)

(Text with EEA relevance)



Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 64/432/EEC of 26 June 1964 on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine (1), and in particular Annex D(I)(E) thereto,



Directive 64/432/EEC provides that a Member State or part of a Member State may be declared an officially enzootic-bovine-leukosis-free Member State or region subject to compliance with certain conditions set out in that Directive.


The list of officially enzootic-bovine-leukosis-free regions of Member States are set out in Annex III to Commission Decision 2003/467/EC of 23 June 2003 establishing the official tuberculosis, brucellosis and enzootic-bovine-leukosis-free status of certain Member States and regions of Member States as regards bovine herds (2).


That Decision, as amended by Decision 2008/404/EC, currently lists 12 administrative regions (powiaty) within the superior administrative unit (Voivodship) of Podkarpackie in Poland, as officially enzootic-bovine-leukosis-free regions.


Poland has now submitted to the Commission documentation demonstrating compliance with the appropriate conditions provided for in Directive 64/432/EEC, as regards a further 13 administrative regions (powiaty) within that superior administrative unit, in order that those regions may be considered officially enzootic-bovine-leukosis-free regions of Poland.


Following the evaluation of that documentation, those regions (powiaty) of Poland should be recognised as officially enzootic-bovine-leukosis-free regions of that Member State.


Annex III to Decision 2003/467/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.


The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,


Article 1

In Chapter 2 of Annex III to Decision 2003/467/EC, in the entries for Poland, the entry concerning the Voivodship Podkarpackie is replaced by the following:

‘Voivodship Podkarpackie,


bieszczadzki, brzozowski, dębicki, jarosławski, jasielski, kolbuszowski, krośnieński, Krosno, leski, leżajski, lubaczowski, łańcucki, mielecki, niżański, przemyski, Przemyśl, przeworski, ropczycko-sędziszowski, rzeszowski, Rzeszów, sanocki, stalowowolski, strzyżowski, Tarnobrzeg, tarnobrzeski.’

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 4 July 2008.

For the Commission


Member of the Commission

(1)  OJ 121, 29.7.1964, p. 1977/64. Directive as last amended by Commission Decision 2007/729/EC (OJ L 294, 13.11.2007, p. 26).

(2)  OJ L 156, 25.6.2003, p. 74. Decision as last amended by Decision 2008/404/EC (OJ L 141, 31.5.2008, p. 16).