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Commission Implementing Directive 2014/83/EU of 25 June 2014 amending Annexes I, II, III, IV and V to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community

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(4)Annex IV is amended as follows:U.K.

(a)

Section I of Part A is amended as follows:

(i)

Point 5 is replaced by the following:

5.Wood of Platanus L., except that in the form of chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste and scrap, but including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in Armenia, Switzerland or the USA.
Official statement that the wood has undergone kiln-drying to below 20 % moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule. There shall be evidence thereof by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage.
(ii)

Point 7.1 is replaced by the following new points 7.1.1 and 7.1.2:

7.1.1.Whether or not listed among the CN-codes in Annex V, Part B, wood in the form of chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste and scrap and obtained in whole or in part from:
  • Acer saccharum Marsh., originating in the USA and Canada,

  • Populus L., originating in the American continent.

Official statement that the wood:

(a)

has been produced from debarked round wood,

or

(b)

has undergone kiln-drying to below 20 % moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule,

or

(c)

has undergone an appropriate fumigation to a specification approved in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 18(2). There shall be evidence of the fumigation by indicating on the certificates referred to in Article 13(1)(ii), the active ingredient, the minimum wood temperature, the rate (g/m3) and the exposure time (h),

or

(d)

has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56 °C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the certificates referred to in Article 13.1.(ii).

7.1.2.Whether or not listed among the CN-codes in Annex V, Part B, wood in the form of chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste and scrap and obtained in whole or in part from:
  • Platanus L. originating in Armenia, Switzerland or the USA.

Official statement that the wood:

(a)

has undergone kiln-drying to below 20 % moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule,

or

(b)

has undergone an appropriate fumigation to a specification approved in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 18(2) There shall be evidence of the fumigation by indicating on the certificates referred to in Article 13(1)(ii), the active ingredient, the minimum wood temperature, the rate (g/m3) and the exposure time (h),

or

(c)

has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56 °C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the certificates referred to in Article 13(1)(ii).

(iii)

Point 12 is replaced by the following:

12.Plants of Platanus L., intended for planting, other than seeds, originating in Armenia, Switzerland or the USA.
Official statement that no symptoms of Ceratocystis platani (J. M. Walter) Engelbr. & T. C. Harr. have been observed at the place of production or in its immediate vicinity since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation.
(b)

Section II of Part A is amended as follows:

(i)

Point 2 is replaced by the following:

2.Wood of Platanus L., including wood which has not kept its natural round surface.

Official statement that:

(a)

the wood originates in areas known to be free from Ceratocystis platani (J. M. Walter) Engelbr. & T. C. Harr.,

or

(b)

there shall be evidence by a mark “kiln-dried”, “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage, that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20 % moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule.

(ii)

Point 8 is replaced by the following:

8.Plants of Platanus L., intended for planting, other than seeds

Official statement that:

(a)

the plants originate in an area known to be free from Ceratocystis platani (J. M. Walter) Engelbr. & T. C. Harr.,

or

(b)

no symptoms of Ceratocystis platani (J. M. Walter) Engelbr. & T. C. Harr. have been observed at the place of production or in its immediate vicinity since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation.

(c)

Part B is amended as follows:

(i)

The following point is inserted after point 6.3:

6.4.Wood of Platanus L., including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in the Union, or in Armenia, Switzerland or the USA

Without prejudice to the provisions applicable to the wood listed in Annex IVA(I)5 and 7.1.2, and IVA(II)2, where appropriate, official statement that:

(a)

the wood originates in an area free from Ceratocystis platani (J. M. Walter) Engelbr. & T. C. Harr., established in accordance with relevant International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures, or

(b)

there shall be evidence by a mark “kiln-dried”, “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage, that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20 % moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule, or

(c)

the wood originates from a protected zone listed in the right hand column

UK
(ii)

The following point is inserted after point 12:

12.1.Plants of Platanus L., intended for planting, other than seeds, originating in the Union, or in Armenia, Switzerland or the USA

Without prejudice to the provisions applicable to the plants listed in Annex IVA(I)12 and IVA(II)8, where appropriate, official statement that:

(a)

the plants have been grown throughout their life in an area free from Ceratocystis platani (J. M. Walter) Engelbr. & T. C. Harr., established in accordance with relevant International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures, or

(b)

the plants have been grown throughout their life in a protected zone listed in the right hand column.

UK
(iii)

In point 21, the text in the third column, protected zone(s), is replaced by the following:

E (except the autonomous communities of Aragon, Castilla la Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Murcia, Navarra and La Rioja, and the province of Guipuzcoa (Basque Country), the Comarcas de L'Alt Vinalopó and El Vinalopó Mitjà in the province of Alicante and the municipalities of Alborache and Turís in the province of Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana)), EE, F (Corsica), IRL (except Galway city), I (Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna (the provinces of Parma and Piacenza), Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy (except the provinces of Mantua and Sondrio), Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle d'Aosta, Veneto (except the provinces of Rovigo and Venice, the communes Barbona, Boara Pisani, Castelbaldo, Masi, Piacenza d'Adige, S. Urbano, Vescovana in the province of Padova and the area situated to the south of highway A4 in the province of Verona)), LV, LT (except the municipalities of Babtai and Kėdainiai (region of Kaunas)), P, SI (except the regions Gorenjska, Koroška, Maribor and Notranjska, and the communes of Lendava and Renče-Vogrsko (south from the highway H4)), SK (except the communes of Blahová, Čenkovce, Horné Mýto, Okoč, Topoľníky and Trhová Hradská (Dunajská Streda County), Hronovce and Hronské Kľačany (Levice County), Dvory nad Žitavou (Nové Zámky County), Málinec (Poltár County), Hrhov (Rožňava County), Veľké Ripňany (Topoľčany County), Kazimír, Luhyňa, Malý Horeš, Svätuše and Zatín (Trebišov County)), FI, UK (Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands).

(iv)

In point 21.3, the text in the third column, protected zone(s), is replaced by the following:

E (except the autonomous communities of Aragon, Castilla la Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Murcia, Navarra and La Rioja, and the province of Guipuzcoa (Basque Country), the Comarcas de L'Alt Vinalopó and El Vinalopó Mitjà in the province of Alicante and the municipalities of Alborache and Turís in the province of Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana)), EE, F (Corsica), IRL (except Galway city), I (Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna (the provinces of Parma and Piacenza), Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy (except the provinces of Mantua and Sondrio), Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle d'Aosta, Veneto (except the provinces of Rovigo and Venice, the communes Barbona, Boara Pisani, Castelbaldo, Masi, Piacenza d'Adige, S. Urbano, Vescovana in the province of Padova and the area situated to the south of highway A4 in the province of Verona)), LV, LT (except the municipalities of Babtai and Kėdainiai (region of Kaunas)), P, SI (except the regions Gorenjska, Koroška, Maribor and Notranjska, and the communes of Lendava and Renče-Vogrsko (south from the highway H4)), SK (except the communes of Blahová, Čenkovce, Horné Mýto, Okoč, Topoľníky and Trhová Hradská (Dunajská Streda County), Hronovce and Hronské Kľačany (Levice County), Dvory nad Žitavou (Nové Zámky County), Málinec (Poltár County), Hrhov (Rožňava County), Veľké Ripňany (Topoľčany County), Kazimír, Luhyňa, Malý Horeš, Svätuše and Zatín (Trebišov County)), FI, UK (Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands).

(v)

In point 24.1, the text in the third column, protected zone(s), is replaced by the following:

IRL, P (Azores, Beira Interior, Beira Litoral, Entre Douro e Minho, Ribatejo e Oeste (communes of Alcobaça, Alenquer, Bombarral, Cadaval, Caldas da Rainha, Lourinhã, Nazaré, Obidos, Peniche and Torres Vedras) and Trás-os-Montes), FI, S, UK.

(vi)

In point 24.2, the text in the third column, protected zone(s), is replaced by the following:

IRL, P (Azores, Beira Interior, Beira Litoral, Entre Douro e Minho, Ribatejo e Oeste (communes of Alcobaça, Alenquer, Bombarral, Cadaval, Caldas da Rainha, Lourinhã, Nazaré, Obidos, Peniche and Torres Vedras) and Trás-os-Montes), FI, S, UK.

(vii)

In point 24.3, the text in the third column, protected zone(s), is replaced by the following:

IRL, P (Azores, Beira Interior, Beira Litoral, Entre Douro e Minho, Ribatejo e Oeste (communes of Alcobaça, Alenquer, Bombarral, Cadaval, Caldas da Rainha, Lourinhã, Nazaré, Obidos, Peniche and Torres Vedras) and Trás-os-Montes), FI, S, UK.

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