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Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2016/1914 of 31 October 2016 amending Directives 2003/90/EC and 2003/91/EC setting out implementing measures for the purposes of Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/53/EC and Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/55/EC respectively, as regards the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examination and the minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species and vegetable species (Text with EEA relevance)

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Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2016/1914

of 31 October 2016

amending Directives 2003/90/EC and 2003/91/EC setting out implementing measures for the purposes of Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/53/EC and Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/55/EC respectively, as regards the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examination and the minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species and vegetable species

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/53/EC of 13 June 2002 on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species(1), and in particular Article 7(2)(a) and (b) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/55/EC of 13 June 2002 on the marketing of vegetable seed(2), and in particular Article 7(2)(a) and (b) thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Commission Directives 2003/90/EC(3) and 2003/91/EC(4) were adopted to ensure that the varieties the Member States include in their national catalogues comply with the guidelines established by the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) as regards the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examination of the various species and the minimum conditions for examining the varieties, as far as such guidelines had been established. For other varieties those Directives provide that guidelines of the International Union for Protection of new Varieties of Plants (UPOV) are to apply.

(2) The CPVO and UPOV have established further guidelines and have updated existing ones.

(3) Directives 2003/90/EC and 2003/91/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4) The measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

Annexes I and II to Directive 2003/90/EC are replaced by the text in part A of the Annex to this Directive.

Article 2

The Annexes to Directive 2003/91/EC are replaced by the text in part B of the Annex to this Directive.

Article 3

For examinations started before 1 July 2017 Member States may apply Directives 2003/90/EC and 2003/91/EC in the version applying before their amendment by this Directive.

Article 4

Member States shall adopt and publish, by 30 June 2017 at the latest, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive. They shall forthwith communicate to the Commission the text of those provisions.

They shall apply those provisions from 1 July 2017.

When Member States adopt those provisions, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. Member States shall determine how such reference is to be made.

Article 5

This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 6

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 31 October 2016.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude Juncker

ANNEX

PART A

ANNEX I List of species referred to in Article 1(2)(a) which are to comply with CPVO test protocols

Scientific name Common name CPVO protocol
Festuca arundinacea Schreb.Tall fescueTP 39/1 of 1.10.2015
Festuca filiformis Pourr.Fine-leaved sheep's fescueTP 67/1 of 23.6.2011
Festuca ovina L.Sheep's fescueTP 67/1 of 23.6.2011
Festuca pratensis Huds.Meadow fescueTP 39/1 of 1.10.2015
Festuca rubra L.Red fescueTP 67/1 of 23.6.2011
Festuca trachyphylla (Hack.) KrajinaHard fescueTP 67/1 of 23.6.2011
Lolium multiflorum Lam.Italian ryegrassTP 4/1 of 23.6.2011
Lolium perenne L.Perennial ryegrassTP 4/1 of 23.6.2011
Lolium x boucheanum KunthHybrid ryegrassTP 4/1 of 23.6.2011
Pisum sativum L.Field peaTP 7/2 Rev of 11.3.2015
Vicia sativa L.Common vetchTP 32/1 of 19.4.2016
Brassica napus L. var. napobrassica (L.) Rchb.SwedeTP 89/1 of 11.3.2015
Brassica napus L.Swede rapeTP 36/2 of 16.11.2011
Cannabis sativa L.HempTP 276/1 of 28.11.2012
Gossypium spp.CottonTP 88/1 of 19.4.2016
Helianthus annuus L.SunflowerTP 81/1 of 31.10.2002
Linum usitatissimum L.Flax/LinseedTP 57/2 of 19.3.2014
Avena nuda L.Small naked oat, Hulless oatTP 20/2 of 1.10.2015
Avena sativa L. (includes A. byzantina K. Koch)Oats and Red oatTP 20/2 of 1.10.2015
Hordeum vulgare L.BarleyTP 19/4 of 1.10.2015
Oryza sativa L.RiceTP 16/3 of 1.10.2015
Secale cereale L.RyeTP 58/1 of 31.10.2002
xTriticosecale Wittm. ex A. CamusHybrids resulting from the crossing of a species of the genus Triticum and a species of the genus SecaleTP 121/2 rev. 1 of 16.2.2011
Triticum aestivum L.WheatTP 3/4 rev. 2 of 16.2.2011
Triticum durum Desf.Durum wheatTP 120/3 of 19.3.2014
Zea mays L.MaizeTP 2/3 of 11.3.2010
Solanum tuberosum L.PotatoTP 23/2 of 1.12.2005

The text of these protocols can be found on the CPVO website (www.cpvo.europa.eu).

ANNEX II List of species referred to in Article 1(2)(b) which are to comply with UPOV test guidelines

Scientific name Common name UPOV guideline
Beta vulgaris L.Fodder beetTG/150/3 of 4.11.1994
Agrostis canina L.Velvet bentTG/30/6 of 12.10.1990
Agrostis gigantea Roth.Red topTG/30/6 of 12.10.1990
Agrostis stolonifera L.Creeping bentTG/30/6 of 12.10.1990
Agrostis capillaris L.Brown topTG/30/6 of 12.10.1990
Bromus catharticus VahlRescue grassTG/180/3 of 4.4.2001
Bromus sitchensis Trin.Alaska brome grassTG/180/3 of 4.4.2001
Dactylis glomerata L.CocksfootTG/31/8 of 17.4.2002
xFestulolium Asch. et Graebn.Hybrids resulting from the crossing of a species of the genus Festuca with a species of the genus LoliumTG/243/1 of 9.4.2008
Phleum nodosum L.Small timothyTG/34/6 of 7.11.1984
Phleum pratense L.TimothyTG/34/6 of 7.11.1984
Poa pratensis L.Smooth-stalked meadow grassTG/33/7 of 9.4.2014
Lotus corniculatus L.Birdsfoot trefoilTG 193/1 of 9.4.2008
Lupinus albus L.White lupinTG/66/4 of 31.3.2004
Lupinus angustifolius L.Narrow-leaved lupinTG/66/4 of 31.3.2004
Lupinus luteus L.Yellow lupinTG/66/4 of 31.3.2004
Medicago sativa L.LucerneTG/6/5 of 6.4.2005
Medicago x varia T. MartynSand lucerneTG/6/5 of 6.4.2005
Trifolium pratense L.Red cloverTG/5/7 of 4.4.2001
Trifolium repens L.White cloverTG/38/7 of 9.4.2003
Vicia faba L.Field beanTG/8/6 of 17.4.2002
Raphanus sativus L. var. oleiformis Pers.Fodder radishTG/178/3 of 4.4.2001
Arachis hypogaea L.Groundnut/PeanutTG/93/4 of 9.4.2014
Brassica rapa L. var. silvestris (Lam.) BriggsTurnip rapeTG/185/3 of 17.4.2002
Carthamus tinctorius L.SafflowerTG/134/3 of 12.10.1990
Papaver somniferum L.PoppyTG/166/4 of 9.4.2014
Sinapis alba L.White mustardTG/179/3 of 4.4.2001
Glycine max (L.) Merr.Soya beanTG/80/6 of 1.4.1998
Sorghum bicolor (L.) MoenchSorghumTG/122/4 of 25.3.2015
Sorghum sudanense (Piper) Stapf.Sudan grassTG 122/4 of 25.3.2015
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench x Sorghum sudanense (Piper) StapfHybrids resulting from the crossing of Sorghum bicolor and Sorghum sudanenseTG 122/4 of 25.3.2015

The text of these guidelines can be found on the UPOV website (www.upov.int).

PART B

ANNEX I List of species referred to in Article 1(2)(a) which are to comply with CPVO test protocols

Scientific name Common name CPVO protocol
Allium cepa L. (Cepa group)Onion and EchalionTP 46/2 of 1.4.2009
Allium cepa L. (Aggregatum group)ShallotTP 46/2 of 1.4.2009
Allium fistulosum L.Japanese bunching onion or Welsh onionTP 161/1 of 11.3.2010
Allium porrum L.LeekTP 85/2 of 1.4.2009
Allium sativum L.GarlicTP 162/1 of 25.3.2004
Allium schoenoprasum L.ChivesTP 198/2 of 11.3.2015
Apium graveolens L.CeleryTP 82/1 of 13.3.2008
Apium graveolens L.CeleriacTP 74/1 of 13.3.2008
Asparagus officinalis L.AsparagusTP 130/2 of 16.2.2011
Beta vulgaris L.Beetroot including Cheltenham beetTP 60/1 of 1.4.2009
Beta vulgaris L.Spinach beet or ChardTP 106/1 of 11.3.2015
Brassica oleracea L.Curly kaleTP 90/1 of 16.2.2011
Brassica oleracea L.CauliflowerTP 45/2 of 11.3.2010
Brassica oleracea L.Sprouting broccoli or CalabreseTP 151/2 of 21.3.2007
Brassica oleracea L.Brussels sproutsTP 54/2 of 1.12.2005
Brassica oleracea L.KohlrabiTP 65/1 of 25.3.2004
Brassica oleracea L.Savoy cabbage, White cabbage and Red cabbageTP 48/3 of 16.2.2011
Brassica rapa L.Chinese cabbageTP 105/1 of 13.3.2008
Capsicum annuum L.Chilli or PepperTP 76/2 of 21.3.2007
Cichorium endivia L.Curled-leaved endive and Plain-leaved endiveTP 118/3 of 19.3.2014
Cichorium intybus L.Industrial chicoryTP 172/2 of 1.12.2005
Cichorium intybus L.Witloof chicoryTP 173/1 of 25.3.2004
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et NakaiWatermelonTP 142/2 of 19.3.2014
Cucumis melo L.MelonTP 104/2 of 21.3.2007
Cucumis sativus L.Cucumber and GherkinTP 61/2 of 13.3.2008
Cucurbita maxima DuchesneGourdTP 155/1 of 11.3.2015
Cucurbita pepo L.Marrow or CourgetteTP 119/1rev. of 19.3.2014
Cynara cardunculus L.Globe artichoke and CardoonTP 184/2 of 27.2.2013
Daucus carota L.Carrot and Fodder carrotTP 49/3 of 13.3.2008
Foeniculum vulgare Mill.FennelTP 183/1 of 25.3.2004
Lactuca sativa L.LettuceTP 13/5 rev of 19.4.2016
Solanum lycopersicum L.TomatoTP 44/4 rev.2 of 19.4.2016
Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Nyman ex A. W. HillParsleyTP 136/1 of 21.3.2007
Phaseolus coccineus L.Runner beanTP 9/1 of 21.3.2007
Phaseolus vulgaris L.Dwarf French bean and Climbing French beanTP 12/4 of 27.2.2013
Pisum sativum L. (partim)Wrinkled pea, Round pea and Sugar peaTP 7/2 Rev. of 11.3.2015
Raphanus sativus L.Radish, Black radishTP 64/2 Rev. of 11.3.2015
Rheum rhabarbarum LRhubarbTP 62/1 of 19.4.2016
Scorzonera hispanica L.Scorzonera or Black salsifyTP 116/1 of 11.3.2015
Solanum melongena L.Aubergine or Egg plantTP 117/1 of 13.3.2008
Spinacia oleracea L.SpinachTP 55/5rev. of 19.4.2016
Valerianella locusta (L.) Laterr.Corn salad or Lamb's lettuceTP 75/2 of 21.3.2007
Vicia faba L. (partim)Broad beanTP Broadbean/1 of 25.3.2004
Zea mays L. (partim)Sweet corn and Pop cornTP 2/3 of 11.3.2010
Solanum lycopersicum L. x Solanum habrochaites S. Knapp & D.M. Spooner; Solanum lycopersicum L. x Solanum peruvianum (L.) Mill.; Solanum lycopersicum L. x Solanum cheesmaniae (L. Ridley) FosbergTomato rootstocksTP 294/1rev of 19.4.2016

The text of these protocols can be found on the CPVO website (www.cpvo.europa.eu).

ANNEX II List of species referred to in Article 1(2)(b) which are to comply with UPOV test guidelines

Scientific name Common name UPOV guideline
Brassica rapa L.TurnipTG/37/10 of 4.4.2001
Cichorium intybus L.Large-leaved chicory or Italian chicoryTG/154/3 of 18.10.1996
Cucurbita maxima x Cucurbita moschataInterspecific hybrids of Cucurbita maxima Duch. x Cucurbita moschata Duch. for use as rootstocksTG/311/1 of 25.3.2015

The text of these guidelines can be found on the UPOV website (www.upov.int).

(3)

Commission Directive 2003/90/EC of 6 October 2003 setting out implementing measures for the purposes of Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/53/EC as regards the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examination and the minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species (OJ L 254, 8.10.2003, p. 7).

(4)

Commission Directive 2003/91/EC of 6 October 2003 setting out implementing measures for the purposes of Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/55/EC as regards the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examination and the minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of vegetable species (OJ L 254, 8.10.2003, p. 11).

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