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The Forest Reproductive Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Title, extent and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

  3. PART II FOREST REPRODUCTIVE MATERIAL AND APPROVAL OF BASIC MATERIAL FOR ENTRY IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER

    1. 4.Categories of Forest Reproductive Material

    2. 5.Demarcation of regions of provenance in respect of certain basic material

    3. 6.Establishment and maintenance of the National Register

    4. 7.Approval of basic material for use in the production of forest reproductive material

    5. 8.Specific requirements for certain basic material after its approval

    6. 9.Withdrawal and amendment of approval of basic material

  4. PART III COLLECTION AND PRODUCTION OF FOREST REPRODUCTIVE MATERIAL

    1. 10.Collection and production of forest reproductive material for marketing

    2. 11.Collection of forest reproductive material

    3. 12.Production of forest reproductive material by subsequent vegetative propagation

    4. 13.Master Certificates

    5. 14.Identification and separation of forest reproductive material during production

    6. 15.Permitted mixing of forest reproductive material

  5. PART IV REGISTRATION OF SUPPLIERS

    1. 16.Registration of suppliers of forest reproductive material

  6. PART V MARKETING OF FOREST REPRODUCTIVE MATERIAL

    1. 17.Forest reproductive material which may be marketed

    2. 18.Licences

    3. 19.Labelling and packaging of lots for marketing

    4. 20.Seed testing

  7. PART VI MOVEMENT OF FOREST REPRODUCTIVE MATERIAL BETWEEN NORTHERN IRELAND AND ELSEWHERE IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

    1. 21.Forest reproductive material despatched to Great Britain

    2. 22.Movement of forest reproductive material to another member State

    3. 23.Movement of forest reproductive material into Northern Ireland from Great Britain

    4. 24.Imports into Northern Ireland from a member State

    5. 25.Prohibition against imports of forest reproductive material from third countries

  8. PART VII COMPLIANCE

    1. 26.Keeping and production of documents

    2. 27.Powers to inspect and take samples

    3. 28.Treatment of seed samples

    4. 29.Use of samples in criminal proceedings

    5. 30.Offences and Penalties

  9. PART VIII MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 31.Transitional arrangements for forest reproductive material existing at 1st January 2003

    2. 32.Appeals

    3. 33.Exemptions

    4. 34.Revocation

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      LIST OF TREE SPECIES AND ARTIFICIAL HYBRIDS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE APPROVAL OF BASIC MATERIAL INTENDED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF REPRODUCTIVE MATERIAL TO BE CERTIFIED AS “SOURCE-IDENTIFIED”

      1. 1.The basic material shall be a seed source or stand...

      2. 2.(a) The applicant shall inform the Department of the Region...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE APPROVAL OF BASIC MATERIAL INTENDED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF REPRODUCTIVE MATERIAL TO BE CERTIFIED AS “SELECTED”

      1. General

      2. 1.Origin

      3. 2.Isolation

      4. 3.Effective Size of the Population

      5. 4.Age and Development

      6. 5.Uniformity

      7. 6.Adaptation

      8. 7.Health and Resistance

      9. 8.Volume production

      10. 9.Wood Quality

      11. 10.Form or Growth Habit

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE APPROVAL OF BASIC MATERIAL INTENDED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF REPRODUCTIVE MATERIAL TO BE CERTIFIED AS “QUALIFIED”

      1. 1.Seed Orchards

      2. 2.Parents of Family

      3. 3.Clones

      4. 4.Clonal Mixtures

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE APPROVAL OF BASIC MATERIAL INTENDED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF REPRODUCTIVE MATERIAL TO BE CERTIFIED AS “TESTED”

      1. 1.Requirements for all tests

      2. 2.Requirements for genetic evaluation of components of basic material

      3. 3.Requirements for comparative testing of reproductive material

      4. 4.Conditional approval

      5. 5.Early tests

    6. SCHEDULE 6

    7. SCHEDULE 7

    8. SCHEDULE 8

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTERNAL QUALITY STANDARDS FOR POPULUS SPP. PROPAGATED BY STEM CUTTINGS OR SETS

      1. 1.Stem cuttings

      2. 2.Sets

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      REQUIREMENTS WHICH MUST BE MET BY PLANTING STOCK WHICH IS TO BE MARKETED TO THE END-USER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATIC REGION

      1. 1.Planting stock shall not be considered to be of fair...

      2. 2.Size of the plants: Species Maximum age (years) Minimum height...

      3. 3.Size of the container, where used Species Minimum volume of...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      SMALL QUANTITIES OF SEEDS WHICH MAY BE MARKETED WITHOUT FULFILLING THE REQUIREMENTS OF REGULATION 19(2)(b) AND (d)

      1. (Listed by species)

    12. SCHEDULE 12

  11. Explanatory Note

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