29.1.2009   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 25/36


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 129/2008

of 5 December 2008

amending Annex XIII (Transport) 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 XIII to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 119/2008 of 7 November 2008 (1).

(2)

Commission Decision 2008/217/EC of 20 December 2007 concerning a technical specification for interoperability relating to the ‘infrastructure’ subsystem of the trans-European high-speed rail system (2) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(3)

Commission Decision 2008/231/EC of 1 February 2008 concerning the technical specification of interoperability relating to the operation subsystem of the trans-European high-speed rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC (3) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(4)

Decision 2008/217/EC repeals Commission Decision 2002/732/EC (4), which is incorporated into the Agreement and which is consequently to be repealed under the Agreement.

(5)

Decision 2008/231/EC repeals Commission Decision 2002/734/EC (5), which is incorporated into the Agreement and which is consequently to be repealed under the Agreement,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Annex XIII to the Agreement shall be amended as follows:

1.

the text of point 37ac (Commission Decision 2002/732/EC) shall be replaced by the following:

32008 D 0217: Commission Decision 2008/217/EC of 20 December 2007 concerning a technical specification for interoperability relating to the “infrastructure” subsystem of the trans-European high-speed rail system (OJ L 77, 19.3.2008, p. 1).’;

2.

the text of point 37ae (Commission Decision 2002/734/EC) shall be replaced by the following:

32008 D 0231: Commission Decision 2008/231/EC of 1 February 2008 concerning the technical specification of interoperability relating to the operation subsystem of the trans-European high-speed rail system adopted referred to in Article 6(1) of Council Directive 96/48/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2002/734/EC (OJ L 84, 26.3.2008, p. 1).’

Article 2

The texts of Decisions 2008/217/EC and 2008/231/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 6 December 2008, provided that all the notifications under Article 103(1) of the Agreement have been made to the EEA Joint Committee (6).

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, 5 December 2008.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

H.S.H. Prinz Nikolaus von LIECHTENSTEIN


(1)  OJ L 339, 18.12.2008, p. 110.

(2)  OJ L 77, 19.3.2008, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 84, 26.3.2008, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 245, 12.9.2002, p. 143.

(5)  OJ L 245, 12.9.2002, p. 370.

(6)  No constitutional requirements indicated.