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The Plant Health (Phytophthora ramorum) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Article 4(1)(a)

SCHEDULE 1

Susceptible materialRequirements to be met in respect of the issue of any phytosanitary certificate accompanying the susceptible material (“the certificate”)

Acer macrophyllum Pursh.

Aesculus californica Nutt.

Arbutus menziesii Pursch.

Arctostaphylos spp. Adans

Heteromeles arbutifolia (Lindley) M. Roemer

Lithocarpus densiflorus (H & A)

Lonicera hispidula (Lindl.) Dougl. ex Torr. & Gray

Quercus spp. L.

Rhamnus californica Esch.

Rhododendron spp. L., other than Rhododendron simsii Planch.

Umbellularia californica (Hook & Arn) Nutt.

Vaccinium ovatum Pursh.

Viburnum spp. L.

Either:

(a)

the certificate shall contain an additional declaration that the material originates in an area recognised by the official plant health service of the country from which the material originates (“the relevant plant health service”) as being free from non-European isolates of Phytophthora ramorum, in which case the name of the area from where the material originates shall be specified under “place of origin”; or

(b)

the certificate shall be issued only after official verification by the relevant plant health service that:

(i)

upon official inspections carried out during the last complete cycle of vegetation of the susceptible material the subject of the certificate, or upon laboratory testing of apparent symptoms of non-European isolates of Phytophthora ramorum, no signs of non-European isolates of Phytophthora ramorum have been found on susceptible material or susceptible forest material at the place of production; and

(ii)

representative samples of the plants have been taken before shipment, and have been tested and found free from non-European isolates of Phytophthora ramorum in these tests, in which case the certificate shall be endorsed by the relevant plant health service under the heading “additional declaration” with the statement “tested and found free from non-European isolates of Phytophthora ramorum.

Article 7

SCHEDULE 2

Susceptible materialRequirements to be met in respect of susceptible material produced in Northern Ireland or moved into Northern Ireland from elsewhere in the United Kingdom, or from another Member State, or from the Channel Islands or Isle of Man

Rhododendron spp. L., other than Rhododendron simsii Planch.

Viburnum spp. L.

Either:

(a)

they originate in areas in which European isolates of Phytophthora ramorum are known not to occur;

(b)

upon official inspection at the place of production, carried out at least once at an appropriate time when the susceptible material is in active growth, or upon laboratory testing of apparent symptoms of European isolates of Phytophthora ramorum, no signs of European isolates of Phytophthora ramorum have been found on the susceptible material during the last complete cycle of vegetation; or

(c)

where signs of European isolates of Phytophthora ramorum have been found on susceptible material at the place of production, appropriate procedures aimed at eradicating Phytophthora ramorum have been implemented which include at least the following measures:

(i)

the destruction of susceptible material found to be infected by Phytophthora ramorum (infected material) and any other susceptible material within a radius of two metres of the infected material;

(ii)

susceptible material within a radius of ten metres of infected material and all other susceptible material from the same lot as the infected material have been retained at the place of production and found free from Phytophthora ramorum, after additional inspections carried out at least twice in the three months following the finding of infection referred to in sub-paragraph (i); and

(iii)

all other susceptible material at the place of production has been inspected frequently following the finding of infection referred to in sub-paragraph (i) and found on such inspections to be free from Phytophthora ramorum.

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