Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/315 of 25 February 2015 concerning certain protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in Germany (notified under document C(2015) 1004) Text with EEA relevance


Published: 2015-02-25

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27.2.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 56/68
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2015/315
of 25 February 2015
concerning certain protective measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in Germany


(notified under document C(2015) 1004)


(Only the German text is authentic)
(Text with EEA relevance)
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Directive 89/662/EEC of 11 December 1989 concerning veterinary checks in intra-Community trade with a view to the completion of the internal market (1), and in particular Article 9(4) thereof,
Having regard to Council Directive 90/425/EEC of 26 June 1990 concerning veterinary and zootechnical checks applicable in intra-Community trade in certain live animals and products with a view to the completion of the internal market (2), and in particular Article 10(4) thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease in birds, including poultry. Infections with avian influenza viruses in domestic poultry cause two main forms of that disease that are distinguished by their virulence. The low pathogenic form generally only causes mild symptoms, while the highly pathogenic form results in very high mortality rates in most poultry species. That disease may have a severe impact on the profitability of poultry farming.

(2)

Avian influenza is mainly found in birds, but under certain circumstances infections can also occur in humans even though the risk is generally very low.

(3)

In the event of an outbreak of avian influenza, there is a risk that the disease agent might spread to other holdings where poultry or other captive birds are kept. As a result it may spread from one Member State to other Member States or to third countries through trade in live birds or their products.

(4)

Council Directive 2005/94/EC (3) sets out certain preventive measures relating to the surveillance and the early detection of avian influenza and the minimum control measures to be applied in the event of an outbreak of that disease in poultry or other captive birds. That Directive provides for the establishment of protection and surveillance zones in the event of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

(5)

Germany notified the Commission of two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in non-commercial holdings in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania where poultry are kept and it immediately took the measures required pursuant to Directive 2005/94/EC, including the establishment of protection and surveillance zones, which should be defined in Parts A and B of the Annex to this Decision.

(6)

The Commission has examined those measures in collaboration with Germany, and it is satisfied that the borders of the protection and surveillance zones, established by the competent authority in that Member State, are at a sufficient distance to the actual holdings where the outbreaks were confirmed.

(7)

In order to prevent any unnecessary disturbance to trade within the Union and to avoid unjustified barriers to trade being imposed by third countries, it is necessary to rapidly describe the protection and surveillance zones established in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza in Germany at Union level.

(8)

Accordingly, the protection and surveillance zones in Germany, where the animal health control measures as laid down in Directive 2005/94/EC are applied, should be defined in this Decision and the duration of that regionalisation fixed.

(9)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,
HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:
Article 1
Germany shall ensure that the protection and surveillance zones established in accordance with Article 16(1) of Directive 2005/94/EC comprise at least the areas listed in Parts A and B of the Annex to this Decision.
Article 2
This Decision is addressed to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Done at Brussels, 25 February 2015.


For the Commission

Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS

Member of the Commission




(1)  OJ L 395, 30.12.1989, p. 13.

(2)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 29.

(3)  Council Directive 2005/94/EC of 20 December 2005 on Community measures for the control of avian influenza (OJ L 10, 14.1.2006, p. 16).

ANNEX
PART A
Protection zone as referred to in Article 1:

ISO Country Code
Member State
Code
(if available)
Name
Date until applicable in accordance with Article 29 of Directive 2005/94/EC

DE

Germany

Postal code

Area comprising:

16.2.2015

 
 
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
 
 
 
 
17389
In the town of Anklam:


the town area of Anklam



the part Gellendin

 
 
 
17390
In the municipality of Murchin the part Relzow
 
PART B
Surveillance zone as referred to in Article 1:

ISO Country Code
Member State
Code
(if available)
Name
Date until applicable in accordance with Article 31 of Directive 2005/94/EC

DE

Germany

Postal code

Area comprising:

25.2.2015

 
 
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
 
 
 
 
17389
In the town of Anklam the parts:


Pelsin



Stretense

 
 
 
17390
In the municipality of Groß Polzin the parts:


Groß Polzin



Klein Polzin



Konsages



Quilow

 
 
 
17390
In the municipality of Klein Bünzow the parts:


Groß Bünzow



Klein Bünzow



Klitschendorf



Ramitzow



Salchow

 
 
 
17390
In the municipality of Murchin the parts:


Johanneshof



Libnow



Murchin



Pinnow

 
 
 
17390
In the municipality of Rubkow the parts:


Bömitz



Daugzin



Krenzow



Rubkow



Zarrentin

 
 
 
17390
In the municipality of Ziethen the parts:


Jargelin



Menzlin



Ziethen

 
 
 
17391
In the municipality of Medow the part Nerdin
 
 
 
17391
Municipality of Postlow
 
 
 
17391
In the municipality of Stolpe the parts:


Neuhof



Stolpe an der Peene

 
 
 
17392
Municipality of Blesewitz
 
 
 
17392
Municipality of Butzow
 
 
 
17392
In the municipality of Neuenkirchen the parts:


Müggenburg



Neuenkirchen

 
 
 
17392
In the municipality of Sarnow the part Panschow
 
 
 
17398
Municipality of Bargischow
 
 
 
17398
In the municipality of Bugewitz the parts:


Bugewitz



Kamp



Lucienhof



Rosenhagen

 
 
 
17398
In the municipality of Ducherow the part Busow
 
 
 
17398
Municipality of Neu-Kosenow
 
 
 
17398
Municipality of Rossin
 
 
 
17406
In the municipality of Usedom the parts:


Kölpin



Zecherin

 
 
 
17440
In the municipality Buggenhagen the parts:


Klotzow



Wangelkow

 

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