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The Plant Health (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Plant Health (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 and shall come into operation on 30th June 2008.

Amendment of the Plant Health Order (Northern Ireland) 2006

2.  The Plant Health Order (Northern Ireland) 2006(1) is amended in accordance with Articles 3 to 7.

Prevention of the introduction into and spread within the European Community of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier)

3.—(1) In Article 2(1), at the appropriate place insert —

“Decision 2007/365/EC” means Commission Decision 2007/365/EC on emergency measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Community of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier)(2), as amended from time to time;.

(2) In Part A of Schedule 1, after item 34 of “Insects, mites and nematodes” add—

35.  Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier).

(3) In Part A of Schedule 4, after item 58 insert—

58a.Plants, other than fruit or seeds, having a diameter of the stem at the base of over 5cm of the species listed in Article 1(b) of Decision 2007/365/EC originating in any third countryWithout prejudice to the requirements in item 58, the plants, including those collected from natural habitats, shall be accompanied by an official statement that the plants meet the requirements of paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of point 1 of Annex I to Decision 2007/365/EC.

(4) In Part B of Schedule 4, after item 6 insert—

6a.Plants, other than fruit or seeds, having a diameter of the stem at the base of over 5cm of the species listed in Article 1(b) of Decision 2007/365/ECThe plants shall be accompanied by an official statement that they have been grown in accordance with the specifications in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of point 2 of Annex I to Decision 2007/365/EC.

(5) In Part A of Schedule 5, Part A of Schedule 6 and Part A of Schedule 7, after item 1 insert—

1a. Plants, other than fruit or seeds, having a diameter of the stem at the base of over 5cm of the species listed in Article 1(b) of Decision 2007/365/EC..

Prevention of the introduction into and spread within the European Community of Gibberella circinata Nirenberg & O’Donnell

4.—(1) In article 2(1), at the appropriate place insert—

“Decision 2007/433/EC” means Commission Decision 2007/433/EC on provisional emergency measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Community of Gibberella circinata Nirenberg & O’Donnell(3), as amended from time to time;.

(2) In Part A of Schedule 1, after item 17 of “Fungi” add—

18.  Gibberella circinata Nirenberg & O’Donnell.

(3) In Part A of Schedule 4, after item 3 insert—

3aPlants intended for planting, including seeds and cones for propagation purposes, of the genera and species referred to in Article 1(2) of Decision 2007/433/EC, originating in any third countryWithout prejudice to the requirements in items 1, 2 and 3, the plants shall be accompanied by an official statement that—
(a)they originate in a place of production which is registered and supervised by the national plant protection organisation in the country of origin; and
(b)they meet the requirements of paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of point I of Annex I to Decision 2007/433/EC.

(4) In Part B of Schedule 4, after item 1 insert—

1aPlants intended for planting, including seeds and cones for propagation purposes, of the genera and species referred to in Article 1(2) of Decision 2007/433/ECWithout prejudice to the requirements in item 7 of Part A of Schedule 6, the plants shall be accompanied by an official statement that they have been grown in accordance with the specifications in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of point II of Annex I to Decision 2007/433/EC.

(5) In Part A of Schedule 5, after item 1a insert—

1b. Seeds and cones, intended for propagating, of the genera and species referred to in Article 1(2) of Decision 2007/433/EC..

(6) In Part A of Schedule 6 and Part A of Schedule 7, after item 1a insert—

1b. Plants intended for planting, including seeds and cones intended for propagating, of the genera and species referred to in Article 1(2) of Decision 2007/433/EC..

Prevention of the introduction into and spread within the European Community of Potato spindle tuber viroid

5.—(1) In Article 2(1), at the appropriate place insert—

“Decision 2007/410/EC” means Commission Decision 2007/410/EC on measures to prevent the introduction into and spread within the Community of Potato spindle tuber viroid(4), as amended from time to time;.

(2) In Part A of Schedule 4, after item 38 insert—

38aPlants, intended for planting, including seeds, of the genera and species referred to in Article 1 of Decision 2007/410/EC, originating in any third countryThe plants shall be accompanied by an official statement that—
(a)they originate in and have been grown throughout their life in a place of production which is registered and supervised by the national plant protection organisation in the country of origin; and
(b)they meet the requirements of paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of point 1 of the Annex to Decision 2007/410/EC.

(3) In Part B of Schedule 4, after item 20 insert—

20aPlants, intended for planting, including seeds, of the genera and species referred to in Article 1 of Decision 2007/410/ECThe plants shall be accompanied by an official statement that they have been grown throughout their life or since their introduction into the European Community in a place of production which meets the requirements of paragraphs (a) (b) (c) or (d) of point 2 of the Annex to Decision 2007/410/EC.

(4) In Part A of Schedule 6 and Part A of Schedule 7—

(a)after item 3 insert—

3a. Plants, intended for planting, including seeds, other than those in item 3, of the genera and species referred to in Article 1 of Decision 2007/410/EC.; and

(b)for item 7(b) substitute—

(b)plants of Solanaceae, other than seeds and other than those in items 3 and 3a, intended for planting;.

Measures in respect of certain citrus fruits

6.—(1) In Article 2(1), at the appropriate place insert—

“Decision 2004/416/EC” means Commission Decision 2004/416/EC on temporary emergency measures in respect of certain citrus fruits originating in Argentina or Brazil(5), as amended from time to time;.

(2) In Part A of Schedule 4—

(a)in second column of items 16 and 18, after third country add “, other than Brazil”;

(b)after item 16 add—

16a.Fruits of Citrus L., Fortunella Swingle or Poncirus Raf., originating in BrazilWithout prejudice to the requirements in items 15, 17 18a and 19, the fruits shall be accompanied by an official statement that they meet the requirements of paragraph (a) or (b) of point 1 and of point 3 of the Annex to Decision 2004/416/EC.

(c)in the third column of item 17, for “16, 18” substitute “16, 16a, 18, 18a”;

(d)after item 18 add—

18a.Fruits of Citrus L., Fortunella Swingle or Poncirus Raf., other than fruits of Citrus aurantium L., originating in BrazilWithout prejudice to the requirements in items 15, 16a, 17 and 19, the fruits shall be accompanied by an official statement that they meet the requirements of paragraph (a) or (b) of point 2 and of point 3 of the Annex to Decision 2004/416/EC; and

(e)in the third column of item 19, for “18” substitute “18a”.

Miscellaneous amendments

7.  In—

(a)Article 2(1), for the definition of “Directive 2000/29/EC” substitute—

Directive 2000/29/EC” means 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(6);; and

(b)Part B of Schedule 7, in item 3 for “or Sorbus L.” substitute “, Sorbus L. or Vitis L.”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 7th May 2008.

L.S.

John Speers

A senior officer of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

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