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The Seeds (Registration, Licensing and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.General interpretation

  3. PART 2

    1. 3.Obligation to be registered

    2. 4.Applications for registration

    3. 5.Registrations

    4. 6.Conditions to be complied with by registered persons

    5. 7.Termination of registrations

    6. 8.Revocation of registrations

    7. 9.List

  4. PART 3

    1. 10.Applications for licences

    2. 11.Licences

    3. 12.Variation of licences

    4. 13.Termination of licences

    5. 14.Suspension and revocation of licences

    6. 15.List

    7. 16.Fees

  5. PART 4

    1. 17.Applications for licences

    2. 18.Licences

    3. 19.Variation of licences

    4. 20.Termination of licences

    5. 21.Suspension and revocation of licences

    6. 22.List

    7. 23.Fees

  6. PART 5

    1. 24.Applications for licences

    2. 25.Licences

    3. 26.Variation of licences

    4. 27.Examinations

    5. 28.Duties of seed analysts in charge of licensed seed testing stations

    6. 29.Suspension and revocation of licences

    7. 30.List

    8. 31.Fees

  7. PART 6

    1. 32.Sampling for enforcement purposes

    2. 33.Certificates of taking and testing a sample

  8. PART 7

    1. 34.Arrangements for official measures

    2. 35.Fees

    3. 36.Right to make representations

    4. 37.Appeals

    5. 38.Extension of time

    6. 39.Form of records

    7. 40.Form of lists

    8. 41.Revocations, transitional and savings provisions

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      REGISTERED SEED INDUSTRY PERSONS

      1. PART 1 Registration: matters that may be taken into account

        1. 1.The premises that are available to the applicant.

        2. 2.The machinery, equipment and facilities that are available to the...

        3. 3.In relation to seed mixtures intended for use as fodder...

        4. 4.The personnel and services that are available to the applicant....

        5. 5.Where the applicant is a corporate body or a partnership,...

        6. 6.Where the activities carried out by the applicant include the...

      2. PART 2 Conditions which may be imposed on a registered person

        1. 7.In the case of a company, to notify the Department...

        2. 8.In the case of a registered person other than a...

        3. 9.In the case of a corporate body or a partnership,...

        4. 10.In the case of the preparation of seed mixtures intended...

        5. 11.To keep such records as the Department may require of...

        6. 12.To keep a register of seed mixtures intended for use...

        7. 13.To permit, at any reasonable time, an authorised officer to...

        8. 14.To permit, at any reasonable time, an authorised officer to...

        9. 15.To give the Department such other information as the Department...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      LICENSED CROP INSPECTORS

      1. PART 1 Species and categories of seed crop that may be inspected by a licensed crop inspector

        1. 1.All categories of seed of a species to which the...

      2. PART 2 Functions that may be specified in a crop inspector’s licence

        1. 2.To authenticate each seed lot sown to produce a seed...

        2. 3.To inspect crops in accordance with instructions from time to...

        3. 4.To issue a field inspection report following the inspection of...

        4. 5.To submit to the Department such other reports on the...

        5. 6.To keep records of crops inspected by him.

        6. 7.To supervise other licensed crop inspectors as directed by the...

      3. PART 3 Conditions that may be imposed by a crop inspector’s licence

        1. 8.To carry out his functions as a licensed crop inspector...

        2. 9.To carry out his functions as a licensed crop inspector...

        3. 10.To carry out his functions as a licensed crop inspector...

        4. 11.To maintain his expertise by making regular inspections of crops...

        5. 12.To attend such training courses and undergo such examinations on...

        6. 13.To notify the Department within 21 days of any change...

        7. 14.To inspect not more than the maximum areas, if any,...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      LICENSED SEED SAMPLERS

      1. PART 1 Species of seed that may be sampled by a licensed seed sampler

        1. 1.All seed of a species to which the Seed Marketing...

      2. PART 2 Functions that may be specified in a seed sampler’s licence

        1. 2.To sample seed in accordance with the Seed Marketing Regulations...

        2. 3.To keep records of seed lots sampled by him and...

        3. 4.To keep records of the use by him of labels...

        4. 5.To ensure that packages of seed are labelled or re-labelled...

        5. 6.To ensure that mixtures of seed are labelled or re-labelled...

        6. 7.To ensure that sampling equipment, including automatic sampling devices, operated...

      3. PART 3 Conditions that may be imposed by a seed sampler’s licence

        1. 8.To carry out his functions subject to supervision by authorised...

        2. 9.To carry out his functions in accordance with any instructions...

        3. 10.To attend such training courses and undergo such examinations as...

        4. 11.To notify the Department within 21 days of any change...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      LICENSED SEED TESTING STATIONS

      1. PART 1 Licensing of laboratories: matters to be taken into account

        1. 1.The premises in which the laboratory is situated.

        2. 2.The equipment that is available at the laboratory for carrying...

        3. 3.The knowledge and qualifications— (a) in seed testing and laboratory...

      2. PART 2 Licensed seed testing station licence conditions

        1. 4.The licensed seed testing station shall have a person acting...

        2. 5.All statutory seed testing carried out at the licensed seed...

        3. 6.Any change regarding the person appointed to act as the...

        4. 7.The premises in which the licensed seed testing station is...

        5. 8.The licensed seed testing station shall be open to inspection...

        6. 9.Statutory seed testing shall be carried out in accordance with...

        7. 10.A record shall be kept of all statutory seed tests...

        8. 11.The records referred to in paragraph 7 shall be available...

        9. 12.A portion (in this Schedule called “the reserve portion”) of...

        10. 13.The reserve portion shall be placed in a bag and...

        11. 14.The reserve portion shall be delivered to an authorised officer...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      SAMPLING

      1. 1.Obtaining a sample

      2. 2.Primary sample size

      3. 3.Condition of the Seed Lot

      4. 4.When the seed lot is in sacks or similar sized...

      5. 5.The containers to be sampled shall be selected systematically or...

      6. 6.Sampling from small containers

      7. 7.When seed is in moisture-proof containers the opened or pierced...

      8. 8.Sampling from large containers or seed in bulk

      9. 9.Sampling from a seed stream

      10. 10.Sampling Instruments

      11. 11.Where it is not practicable to use an instrument of...

      12. 12.Dynamic spear sampler

      13. 13.In sampling seed of the species specified in column (1)...

      14. 14.In the table set out in paragraph 13 references to...

      15. 15.Stick Samplers

      16. 16.A single chamber type stick sampler may be used for...

      17. 17.A multi-chamber type stick sampler may be used to sample...

      18. 18.Cargo sampler

      19. 19.Seed stream sampler

      20. 20.Methods of use

      21. 21.Dynamic seed sampler

      22. 22.Single chamber type stick sampler

      23. 23.Multi-chamber type stick sampler

      24. 24.Cargo sampler

      25. 25.Seed stream samplers

      26. 26.Obtaining a submitted sample—composite sample division instruments

      27. 27.Where the composite sample exceeds the prescribed minimum weight for...

      28. 28.Riffle divider

      29. 29.Method of use

      30. 30.Centrifugal divider

      31. 31.Method of use

      32. 32.Moisture sample

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      CERTIFICATE OF THE TAKING OF A SAMPLE OF SEEDS

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      CERTIFICATES OF THE RESULTS OF TESTS OF SEEDS

      1. PART 1 Cereal seeds

      2. PART 2 Fodder plant seed

      3. PART 3 Beet seeds

      4. PART 4 Vegetable seeds

      5. PART 5 Oil and fibre plant seeds

  10. Explanatory Note

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