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The Plant Health (Wood and Bark) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Schedule 4 (restrictions on the landing in and movement within Northern Ireland of relevant material)

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8.—(1) In Part A (relevant material, from third countries, which may only be landed in Northern Ireland if special requirements are satisfied) of Schedule 4(1)—

(a)for items 1 to 3 substitute—

1.

Wood of conifers (Coniferales), except that of Thuja L. or Taxus L., other than in the form of :

- chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap obtained in whole or in part from these conifers,

- wood packaging material, except associated controlled dunnage,

- wood of Libocedrus decurrens Torr. where there is evidence that the wood has been processed or manufactured for pencils using heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 82°C for a seven to eight day period,

but including that which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in Canada, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Taiwan or the USA, where Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Steiner and Buhrer) Nickle et al. is known to occur

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that:

(a) it has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56°C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core) and there shall be evidence of that heat treatment by a mark “HT” put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage and on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export; and

(b) subsequent to its treatment the wood was transported, until leaving the country issuing that statement outside of the flight season of the vector Monochamus, taking into account a safety margin of four additional weeks at the beginning and at the end of the expected flight season or, except in the case of wood free from any bark, with a protective covering ensuring that infestation with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Steiner et Bührer) Nickle et al. or its vector cannot occur

2.Wood of conifers (Coniferales) in the form of chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap obtained in whole or in part from these conifers, originating in Canada, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Taiwan or the USA, where Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Steiner and Bührer) Nickle et al. is known to occur

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that:

(a) it has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56°C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core) the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export; and

(b) subsequent to its treatment the wood was transported, until leaving the country issuing that statement, outside of the flight season of the vector Monochamus, taking into account a safety margin of four additional weeks at the beginning and at the end of the expected flight season or, except in the case of wood free from any bark, with a protective covering ensuring that infestation with Bursaphelencus xylophilus (Steiner et Bührer) Nickle et al. or its vector cannot occur

3.

Wood of Thuja L. or Taxus L., other than in the form of:

- chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap obtained in whole or part from these conifers,

- wood packaging material, except associated controlled dunnage,

but including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in Canada, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Taiwan or the USA, where Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Steiner and Bührer) Nickle et al. is known to occur

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:

(a) is bark-free;

(b) has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule, and there shall be evidence of that kiln-drying by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage; or

(c) has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56°C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core) and there shall be evidence of that treatment by a mark “HT” put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage and on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export;

(b)omit item 4;

(c)for items 5 and 6 substitute—

5.

Wood of conifers (Coniferales), other than in the form of:

- chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap obtained in whole or part from these conifers,

- wood packaging material, except associated controlled dunnage,

but including that which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in Russia, Kazakhstan or Turkey

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:

(a) originates in an area or areas known to be free from:

- Monochamus spp. (non-European)

- Pissodes spp. (non-European)

- Scolytidae spp. (non-European),

and the area or areas shall be mentioned on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export under the rubric “place of origin”;

(b) is bark-free and free from grub holes, caused by the genus Monochamus spp. (non-European), defined for this purpose as those which are larger than 3mm across;

(c) has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule, and there shall be evidence of that kiln-drying by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage; or

(d) has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56°C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core) and there shall be evidence of that treatment by a mark “HT” put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage and on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export

6.

Wood of conifers (Coniferales), other than in the form of:

- chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste and scrap obtained in whole or part from these conifers,

- wood packaging material, except associated controlled dunnage, but including that which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in any third country other than:

- Russia, Kazakhstan or Turkey;

- a European country;

- Canada, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Taiwan or the USA, where Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Steiner and Bührer) Nickle et al. is known to occur

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:

(a) is bark-free and free from grub holes caused by the genus Monochamus spp. (non-European) defined for this purpose as those which are larger than 3mm across;

(b) has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule, and there shall be evidence of that kiln-drying by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage; or

(c) has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56°C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core), and there shall be evidence of that treatment by a mark “HT” put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage and on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export;

(d)in the third column of item 7, for paragraph (d) substitute—

(d)has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56°C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export;

(e)for items 8 and 9 substitute—

8.

Wood packaging material, except:

- raw wood of 6mm thickness or less,

- processed wood produced by glue, heat or pressure or a combination thereof, or

- dunnage which is associated controlled dunnage for the purposes of items 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10a, 11, 12a or 13 of Part A of Schedule 4,

coming from any third country, except Switzerland

The wood packaging material shall:

(a) be subject to one of the approved treatments as specified in Annex I to ISPM No. 15; and

(b) display a mark as specified in Annex II to ISPM No. 15, indicating that it has been subjected to an approved phytosanitary treatment in accordance with this standard

9.

Wood of Acer saccharum Marsh., including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, other than in the form of:

-wood intended for the production of veneer sheets,

-chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap, or

-wood packaging material, except associated controlled dunnage,

originating in the USA or Canada

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule, and there shall be evidence of that kiln-drying by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage;

(f)for items 10a and 11 substitute—

10a.

Wood of Fraxinus L., Juglans ailantifolia Carr., Juglans mandshurcia Maxim., Ulmus davidiana Planch or Pterocarya rhoifolia Siebold & Zucc., other than in the form of:

- chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap, obtained in whole or part from these trees; or

- wood packaging material, except associated controlled dunnage,

but including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, furniture or other objects made of untreated wood, originating in Canada, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan or the USA

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that:

(a) its bark and at least 2.5 cm of the outer sapwood have been removed in a facility authorised and supervised by the national plant protection organisation; or

(b) the wood has undergone ionizing irradiation to achieve a minimum absorbed dose of 1 kGy throughout the wood

11.

Wood of Quercus L., other than in the form of :

- chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap;

- casks, barrels, vats, tubs or other coopers’ products or parts thereof, of wood, including staves, where there is documented evidence that the wood has been produced or manufactured using heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 176°C for 20 minutes; or

- wood packaging material, except associated controlled dunnage, but including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in the USA

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:

(a) is squared so as to remove entirely the rounded surface;

(b) is bark-free and the water content is less than 20% expressed as a percentage of the dry matter;

(c) is bark-free and has been disinfected by an appropriate hot-air or hot water treatment; or

(d) in the case of sawn wood, with or without residual bark attached, has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule, and there shall be evidence of that kiln-drying by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage;

(g)for items 12 and 13 substitute—

12.Wood of Platanus L., other than in the form of chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap, but including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in Armenia, Switzerland or the USAThe wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule, and there shall be evidence of that kiln-drying by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage
12a.

Wood of Betula L., other than in the form of:

- chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap, obtained in whole or part from these trees; or

- wood packaging material, except associated controlled dunnage,

but including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, furniture or other objects made of untreated wood, originating in Canada or the USA where Agrilus anxius Gory is known to occur

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that:

(a) its bark and at least 2.5cm of the outer sapwood have been removed in a facility authorised and supervised by the national plant protection organisation; or

(b) the wood has undergone ionizing irradiation to achieve a minimum absorbed dose of 1 kGy throughout the wood

13.

Wood of Populus L., other than in the form of:

- chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap;

- wood packaging material, except associated controlled dunnage,

but including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in any country of the American continent

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:

(a) is bark-free; or

(b) has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule, and there shall be evidence of that kiln-drying by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on any wrapping in accordance with current usage;

(h)for item 14 substitute—

14.

Wood in the form of chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap, obtained in whole or in part from:

- Acer saccharum Marsh., originating in the USA or Canada, or

- Populus L., originating in any country of the American continent

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:

(a) has been produced from debarked round wood;

(b) has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule; or

(c) has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56°C for a minimum duration for 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export;

(i)for item 14a substitute—

14a.Wood in the form of chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste and scrap obtained in whole or in part from Fraxinus L., Juglans ailantifolia Carr., Juglans mandshurica Maxim., Ulmus davidiana Planch. and Pterocarya rhoifolia Siebold & Zucc., originating in Canada, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan and USA

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that:

(a) it originates in an area recognised as being free from Agrilus planipennis Fairemaire in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 18(2) of the Directive, the area to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export

14b.Wood in the form of chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap, obtained in whole or in part from Platanus L., originating in Armenia, Switzerland or the USA

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:

(a) has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule; or

(b) has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56°C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export

14c.Wood in the form of chips, particles, sawdust, shavings, wood waste or scrap, obtained in whole or in part from Betula L.The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it originates in a country known to be free from Agrilus anxius Gory;

(j)in the third column of item 15, for paragraph (b) substitute—

(b)has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56°C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the wood (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export;

(k)for item 16 substitute—

16.Isolated bark of conifers (Conferales), originating in any country outside Europe

The isolated bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that:

(a) it has undergone an appropriate heat treatment to achieve a minimum temperature of 56°C for a minimum duration of 30 continuous minutes throughout the entire profile of the bark (including at its core), the latter to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export; and

(b) subsequent to its treatment the bark was transported until leaving the country issuing that statement outside of the flight season of the vector Monochamus, taking into account a safety margin of four additional weeks at the beginning and at the end of the expected flight season, or with a protective covering ensuring that infestation with Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Steiner et Bührer) Nickle et al. or its vector cannot occur;

(l)for item 16a substitute—

16a.Isolated bark and objects made of bark of Fraxinus L., Juglans ailantifolia Carr., Juglans mandshurica Maxim., Ulmus davidiana Planch. and Pterocarya rhoifolia Siebold & Zucc., originating in Canada, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan and USAThe isolated bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that the bark originates in an area recognised as being free from Agrilus planipennis Fairemaire in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 18(2) of the Directive, the area to be indicated on the phytosanitary certificate or phytosanitary certificate for re-export
16b.Bark or objects made out of bark of Betula L., originating in Canada or the USA where Agrilus anxius Gory is known to occurThe bark or objects made out of bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that the bark is free from wood;

(m)omit item 17.

(2) In Part B (relevant material, from another part of the European Community, which may only be landed in or moved within Northern Ireland if special requirements are satisfied) of Schedule 4(2)—, in the third column of item 1, for “Ceratocystis fimbriata f sp. Platani Walter” substitute “Ceratocystis platani (J.M. Walter) Engelbr. & T.C. Harr.”.

(3) In Part C (relevant material, from a third country or another part of the European Community, which may only be landed in or moved within Northern Ireland (as a protected zone) if special requirements are satisfied) of Schedule 4, after item 7, insert—

7a.Wood of Platanus L., including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in the European Union or in Armenia, Switzerland or the USA

The wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:

(a) originates in an area free from Ceratocystis platani (J.M. Walter) Engelbr. & T.C. Harr., established in accordance with ISPM No. 4;

(b) has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule, and there shall be evidence of that kiln-drying by a mark “kiln-dried” or “KD” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage; or

(c) originates in a protected zone which is recognised as a protected zone for the pest mentioned in paragraph (a).

(1)

Item 8 was amended by S.R. 2009 No.340, article 4(3)(a). Item 10a was inserted by S.R. 2009 No.340, 4(3)(b). Item 14a was inserted by S.R. 2009 No.340, article 4(3)(c). Item 16a was inserted by S.R. 2009 No.340, article 4(3)(d). Item 17 was amended by S.R. 2009 No.340, article 4(3)(e). There are other amendments to Part A of Schedule 4, but none is relevant.

(2)

There are no relevant amendments to Part B of Schedule 4.

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