Commission Regulation (EC) No 1273/2004 of 12 July 2004 deferring the final date for sowing certain arable crops in certain areas of the Community in the 2004/2005 marketing year


Published: 2004-07-12

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13.7.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 241/3

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1273/2004
of 12 July 2004
deferring the final date for sowing certain arable crops in certain areas of the Community in the 2004/2005 marketing year
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1251/1999 of 17 May 1999 establishing a support system for producers of certain arable crops (1), and in particular Article 9 thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1251/1999 lays down that, in order to qualify for area payments, producers must have sown the seed no later than 31 May preceding the relevant harvest.

(2)

As a result of the particular weather conditions this year, it will not be possible, in the case of certain crops in Italy and Spain and in certain regions of Finland, France, Portugal and Sweden to comply with the final dates for sowing.

(3)

In these circumstances, the deadline for sowing of certain crops for the 2004/2005 marketing year should be deferred.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Cereals,
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
Article 1
The final dates for sowing for the 2004/2005 marketing year are fixed in the Annex for the crops and regions indicated.
Article 2
This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
It shall apply to area payments for the 2004/2005 marketing year.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Brussels, 12 July 2004.


For the Commission

Franz FISCHLER


Member of the Commission




(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 (OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 1).

ANNEX
Final dates for sowing for the 2004/2005 marketing year

Crop
Member State
Region
Final date
Soya, sunflower, sorghum, linseed, flax
Italy
The entire country
15 June 2004
Maize
Italy
The entire country except Lombardy: the municipalities mentioned in Regional Decree No 15969
15 June 2004
Lombardy: the municipalities mentioned in Regional Decree No 15969
30 June 2004
Maize, soya, sunflower, sorghum, linseed, flax
Portugal
Entre-Douro e Minho, Beira Litoral, Ribatejo e Oeste
15 June 2004
Maize, sunflower, sorghum
Spain
The entire country
15 June 2004
Maize
France
Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées
15 June 2004
All crops
Sweden
Västernorrland, Jämtland, Västerbotten, Norrbotten
28 June 2004
All crops
Finland
C2
21 June 2004
All crops
Finland
C2P, C3, C4
28 June 2004