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2002/626/EC: Commission Decision of 25 July 2002 approving the plan submitted by France for the eradication of classical swine fever from feral pigs in Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2002) 2826)


Published: 2002-07-25

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2002/626/EC: Commission Decision of 25 July 2002 approving the plan submitted by France for the eradication of classical swine fever from feral pigs in Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2002) 2826)

Official Journal L 200 , 30/07/2002 P. 0037 - 0037


Commission Decision

of 25 July 2002

approving the plan submitted by France for the eradication of classical swine fever from feral pigs in Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle

(notified under document number C(2002) 2826)

(Only the French text is authentic)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2002/626/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 2001/89/EC of 23 October 2001 on Community measures for the control of classical swine fever(1), and in particular Article 16(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1) In April 2002 classical swine fever was confirmed in the feral pig population in the department of Moselle in France, at the border with the department Meurthe-et-Moselle, Luxembourg and Germany.

(2) In accordance with Article 16 of Directive 2001/89/EC, the French authorities have submitted a plan for the eradication of classical swine fever from feral pigs in Moselle and in the bordering department of Meurthe-et-Moselle.

(3) The submitted plan has been examined and found to comply with the provisions of Directive 2001/89/EC.

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The plan submitted by France for the eradication of classical swine fever from feral pigs in Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle is hereby approved.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the French Republic.

Done at Brussels, 25 July 2002.

For the Commission

David Byrne

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 316, 1.12.2001, p. 5.