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The Oil and Fibre Plant Seeds Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.General interpretation

    3. 3.Definitions relating to plant species

    4. 4.Definition of marketing

    5. 5.Seed to which these Regulations apply

  3. PART 2

    1. 6.Entry of seed lots

    2. 7.Entry of crop

    3. 8.Field inspection of crops

    4. 9.Lodging of field inspection reports and similar documents

    5. 10.Re-grading of crops

    6. 11.Seed testing

    7. 12.Lodging of seed test reports

    8. 13.Re-grading of seed

    9. 14.Withdrawals

  4. PART 3

    1. 15.Marketing of seed

    2. 16.Marketing of officially certified lower germination seed

    3. 17.Marketing of officially certified early movement seed

    4. 18.Exception for scientific purposes and selection work

    5. 19.Exception for test and trials

    6. 20.Exception for conservation varieties

    7. 21.General exemptions

    8. 22.Mixtures

    9. 23.Varietal associations of seed

    10. 24.Sampling

    11. 25.Packaging

    12. 26.Sealing of packages

    13. 27.Labelling of packages

  5. PART 4

    1. 28.Civil liability of sellers of seeds

    2. 29.Arrangements for official measures

    3. 30.Fees

    4. 31.Index of defined words and expressions

    5. 32.Revocations and transitional provisions

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      INTERPRETATION

      1. PART 1 Meaning of pre-basic seed and similar expressions

        1. 1.Pre-basic seed

        2. 2.UK officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        3. 3.EC officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        4. 4.Third country officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        5. 5.Overseas tested officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        6. 6.UK officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        7. 7.EC officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety

        8. 8.UK officially certified pre-basic seed of a component used in the production of a listed hybrid variety

        9. 9.EC officially certified pre-basic seed of a component used in the production of a listed hybrid variety

        10. 10.Third country officially certified pre-basic seed of a component used in the production of a listed hybrid variety

        11. 11.Overseas tested officially certified pre-basic seed of a component used in the production of a listed hybrid variety

        12. 12.UK officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a component used in the production of a listed hybrid variety

        13. 13.EC officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a component used in the production of a listed hybrid variety

        14. 14.Officially certified pre-basic seed

      2. PART 2 Meaning of basic seed and similar expressions

        1. 15.Basic seed

        2. 16.UK officially certified basic seed of a listed variety

        3. 17.EC officially certified basic seed of a listed variety

        4. 18.Third country officially certified basic seed of a listed variety

        5. 19.Overseas tested officially certified basic seed of a listed variety

        6. 20.UK officially certified early movement basic seed of a listed variety

        7. 21.EC officially certified early movement basic seed of a listed variety

        8. 22.UK officially certified basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        9. 23.EC officially certified basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        10. 24.Third country officially certified basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        11. 25.Overseas tested officially certified basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        12. 26.UK officially certified early movement basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        13. 27.EC officially certified early movement basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

        14. 28.Officially certified basic seed

      3. PART 3 Meaning of CS, C1 and C2 seed and similar expressions

        1. 29.CS seed

        2. 30.UK Officially certified CS seed of a listed variety

        3. 31.EC officially certified CS seed of a listed variety

        4. 32.Third country officially certified CS seed of a listed variety

        5. 33.Overseas tested officially certified CS seed of a listed variety

        6. 34.UK officially certified early movement CS seed of a listed variety

        7. 35.EC officially certified early movement CS seed of a listed variety

        8. 36.Officially certified CS seed

        9. 37.C1 seed

        10. 38.UK officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety

        11. 39.EC officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety

        12. 40.Third country officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety

        13. 41.Overseas tested officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety

        14. 42.UK officially certified early movement C1 seed of a listed variety

        15. 43.EC officially certified early movement C1 seed of a listed variety

        16. 44.Officially certified C1 seed

        17. 45.C2 seed

        18. 46.UK officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety

        19. 47.EC officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety

        20. 48.Third country officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety

        21. 49.Overseas tested officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety

        22. 50.UK officially certified early movement C2 seed of a listed variety

        23. 51.EC officially certified early movement C2 seed of a listed variety

        24. 52.Officially certified C2 seed

        25. 53.C3 seed

        26. 54.UK officially certified C3 seed of a listed variety

        27. 55.Third country officially certified C3 seed of a listed variety

        28. 56.EC officially certified C3 seed of a listed variety

        29. 57.Overseas tested officially certified C3 seed of a listed variety

        30. 58.UK officially certified early movement C3 seed of a listed variety

        31. 59.EC officially certified early movement C3 seed of a listed variety

        32. 60.Officially certified C3 seed

      4. PART 4 Meaning of commercial seed and similar expressions

        1. 61.Commercial seed

        2. 62.UK officially certified commercial seed

        3. 63.EC officially certified commercial seed

        4. 64.UK officially certified early movement commercial seed

        5. 65.EC officially certified early movement commercial seed

        6. 66.Officially certified commercial seed

        7. 67.Early multiplication

      5. PART 5 Meaning of expressions relating to imported not finally certified seed

        1. 68.Not finally certified pre-basic seed harvested in another member State

        2. 69.Not finally certified basic seed harvested in another member State

        3. 70.Not finally certified CS seed harvested in another member State

        4. 71.Not finally certified C1 seed harvested in another member State

        5. 72.Not finally certified C2 seed harvested in another member State

        6. 73.Not finally certified C3 seed harvested in another member State

        7. 74.Not finally certified CS seed harvested in an equivalent third country

        8. 75.Not finally certified C1 seed harvested in an equivalent third country

        9. 76.Not finally certified C2 seed harvested in an equivalent third country

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      SPECIES OF SEED TO WHICH THESE REGULATIONS APPLY

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONDITIONS RELATING TO CROPS FROM WHICH SEED IS TO BE HARVESTED

      1. 1.(1) The previous cropping of the field shall not have...

      2. 2.Subject to paragraph 3, the crop shall conform to the...

      3. 3.Paragraph 2 shall not apply if there is sufficient protection...

      4. 4.Subject to paragraphs 5 and 6, the crop shall have...

      5. 5.In the case of an inbred line, the crop shall...

      6. 6.For the production of seed of a hybrid variety, the...

      7. 7.In the case of black and brown mustard and dioecious...

      8. 8.In the case of monoecious hemp, the number of plants...

      9. 9.In the case of a hybrid of sunflower, the percentage...

      10. 10.(1) In the case of the production of seed of...

      11. 11.In the case of the production of a hybrid variety...

      12. 12.In a case where a male-sterile component is used for...

      13. 13.Harmful organisms which reduce the usefulness of the seed shall...

      14. 14.(1) A crop from which basic seed is to be...

      15. 15.For the purpose of determining whether a crop from which...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      CONDITIONS TO BE SATISFIED BY THE SEED

      1. PART 1 Conditions to be examined mainly by field inspections

        1. 1.The seed shall have sufficient varietal identity and varietal purity....

        2. 2.In the case of seed of a hybrid variety of...

        3. 3.In the case of seed of the species and type...

        4. 4.For the purposes of paragraph 3, the minimum varietal purity...

        5. 5.Where a female male-sterile component and a male component which...

      2. PART 2 Conditions to be examined by seed testing

        1. 6.In the case of basic seed of a component of...

        2. 7.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the seed shall conform to...

        3. 8.It shall be determined, by way of a germination test,...

        4. 9.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), in any sample of seed...

      3. PART 3 Conditions to be examined by inspections of control plots

        1. 10.Subject to paragraph 6, seed of a hybrid variety of...

      4. PART 4 Other conditions

        1. 11.Subject to paragraph 9, harmful organisms which reduce the usefulness...

      5. PART 5 General provisions

        1. 12.For the purpose of determining whether seed meets the conditions...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      RE-GRADING OF SEED

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      CATEGORIES OF SEED THAT MAY BE MARKETED

      1. 1.Breeders seed

      2. 2.Pre-basic seed of a listed variety

      3. 3.EC officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety.

      4. 4.Third country officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety....

      5. 5.Overseas tested officially certified pre-basic seed of a listed variety....

      6. 6.Basic seed of a listed variety

      7. 7.EC officially certified basic seed of a listed variety.

      8. 8.Third country officially certified basic seed of a listed variety....

      9. 9.Overseas tested officially certified basic seed of a listed variety....

      10. 10.CS seed of a listed variety

      11. 11.EC officially certified CS seed of a listed variety.

      12. 12.Third country officially certified CS seed of a listed variety....

      13. 13.Overseas tested officially certified CS seed of a listed variety....

      14. 14.C1 seed of a listed variety

      15. 15.EC officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety.

      16. 16.Third country officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety....

      17. 17.Overseas tested officially certified C1 seed of a listed variety....

      18. 18.C2 seed of a listed variety

      19. 19.EC officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety.

      20. 20.Third country officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety....

      21. 21.Overseas tested officially certified C2 seed of a listed variety....

      22. 22.C3 seed of a listed variety

      23. 23.EC officially certified C3 seed of a listed variety.

      24. 24.Third country officially certified C3 seed of a listed variety....

      25. 25.Overseas tested officially certified C3 seed of a listed variety....

      26. 26.Commercial seed

      27. 27.EC officially certified commercial seed.

      28. 28.Early movement pre-basic seed of a listed variety

      29. 29.EC officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a listed...

      30. 30.Early movement basic seed of a listed variety

      31. 31.EC officially certified early movement basic seed of a listed...

      32. 32.Early movement CS seed of a listed variety

      33. 33.EC officially certified early movement CS seed of a listed...

      34. 34.Early movement C1 seed of a listed variety

      35. 35.EC officially certified early movement C1 seed of a listed...

      36. 36.Early movement C2 seed of a listed variety

      37. 37.EC officially certified early movement C2 seed of a listed...

      38. 38.Early movement C3 seed of a listed variety

      39. 39.EC officially certified early movement C3 seed of a listed...

      40. 40.Early movement commercial seed

      41. 41.EC officially certified early movement commercial seed.

      42. 42.Pre-basic seed of a component used in the production of a listed hybrid variety

      43. 43.EC officially certified pre-basic seed of a component used in...

      44. 44.Third country officially certified pre-basic seed of a component used...

      45. 45.Overseas tested officially certified pre-basic seed of a component used...

      46. 46.Basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

      47. 47.EC officially certified basic seed of a component of a...

      48. 48.Third country officially certified basic seed of a component of...

      49. 49.Overseas tested officially certified basic seed of a component of...

      50. 50.Early movement pre-basic seed of a component used in the production of a listed hybrid variety

      51. 51.EC officially certified early movement pre-basic seed of a component...

      52. 52.Early movement basic seed of a component of a listed hybrid variety

      53. 53.EC officially certified early movement basic seed of a component...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      LOT AND SAMPLE WEIGHTS

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      LABELLING

      1. PART 1 Particulars to be marked or displayed on the sale of unpackaged seeds

        1. 1.The following particulars shall be given— (a) The words “complies...

      2. PART 2 Labelling of packages of breeder’s seed

        1. 2.The package shall be labelled, not later than the time...

        2. 3.The label referred to in paragraph 2 shall be coloured...

      3. PART 3 Labelling of packages of officially certified pre-basic seed

        1. 4.The package shall be labelled, not later than the time...

        2. 5.The label referred to in paragraph 4 shall be coloured...

        3. 6.The minimum size of the label referred to in paragraph...

        4. 7.The label referred to in paragraph 4—

      4. PART 4 Labelling of packages of officially certified basic, CS, C1, C2 and C3 seed

        1. 8.Official label for a package of officially certified basic, CS, C1, C2 and C3 seed

        2. 9.Where at least germination has been retested, the words “retested”...

        3. 10.The minimum size of the label referred to in paragraph...

        4. 11.The label referred to in paragraph 8 shall be coloured—...

        5. 12.The label referred to in paragraph 8—

        6. 13.Supplier’s label for a small package of officially certified basic, CS, C1, C2 or C3 seed

        7. 14.If the packaging material is transparent the label, notice or...

        8. 15.The label referred to in paragraph 13 shall be coloured—...

      5. PART 5 Labelling of packages of officially certified commercial seed

        1. 16.Official label for a package of officially certified commercial seed

        2. 17.Where at least germination has been retested, the words “retested”...

        3. 18.The minimum size of the label referred to in paragraph...

        4. 19.The label referred to in paragraph 16 shall be coloured...

        5. 20.The label referred to in paragraph 16—

        6. 21.Label for a small package of officially certified commercial seed

        7. 22.If the packaging material is transparent the label, notice or...

        8. 23.The label, notice or stamp referred to in paragraph 21...

      6. PART 6 Labelling of packages of a varietal association of seeds

        1. 24.The package shall be labelled, not later than the time...

        2. 25.Where at least germination has been retested, the words “retested”...

        3. 26.The minimum size of the label referred to in paragraph...

        4. 27.The label referred to in paragraph 24 shall be coloured...

        5. 28.The label referred to in paragraph 24—

      7. PART 7 Printing of specified matters on packages (whole bag labelling)

        1. 29.Seed which has not been imported

        2. 30.Each package shall have printed or stamped on it, or...

        3. 31.Arrangements shall be made with the printers for returns to...

        4. 32.The reference number of the seed lot and the month...

        5. 33.There shall be kept such records of seed packaged and...

        6. 34.Each package of seed marketed in accordance with regulation 26(18)...

        7. 35.Seed imported from another Member State

      8. PART 8 Labelling of packages of test and trial seed

        1. 36.Official label for a package of test and trial seed

        2. 37.The label referred to in paragraph 36 shall be coloured...

        3. 38.The label referred to in paragraph 36 shall be—

      9. PART 9 Labelling of packages of seed of a conservation variety

        1. 39.Supplier’s label or notice for a package of seed of a conservation variety

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      LIMITS OF VARIATION

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      INDEX OF WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS USED IN THESE REGULATIONS

  7. Explanatory Note

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