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Plant Health (Wood and Bark) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Article 16

SCHEDULE 4

Article 6A

SCHEDULE 9

Part AConditions to be met by wood, isolated bark and used forestry machinery moving through a protected zone

1.  The packaging containing or, where appropriate, the vehicles transporting, the wood, isolated bark or used forestry machinery shall—

(a)be clean and free from the pests relevant to the protected zone through which they are moving;

(b)be of such a nature so as to ensure that there is no risk of the spread of the pests relevant to the protected zone through which they are moving; and

(c)immediately after packing be secured according to stringent plant health standards and to the satisfaction of an inspector to ensure that there is no risk of the pests relevant to the protected zone through which they are moving spreading in that protected zone and that packaging shall remain secured during transportation through the said protected zone. The identifying features of the packaging or vehicles shall remain unchanged.

2.  The wood, isolated bark or used forestry machinery shall be accompanied by a document, normally used for trade purposes, indicating that they originate outside the relevant protected zone and have a destination outside that protected zone.

Part BMeasures that may be taken where wood, isolated bark or used forestry machinery moving through a protected zone do not meet the conditions specified in Part A

1.  The packaging shall be sealed.

2.  The wood, isolated bark or used forestry machinery shall be moved, under the supervision of an inspector, to a destination outside the relevant protected zone.

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