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The Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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25.—(1) The Seed Potatoes (Tuber Inspection Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(1) are amended as follows—

(a)in regulation 1(2) (interpretation), in the definitions of “official label” and “the Seed Potatoes Regulations”, for “2010” substitute “2016”;

(b)for regulation 3 (fees) substitute—

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3.  There shall be paid in respect of the matters specified in column 1 of the Table in the Schedule arising under the Seed Potatoes Regulations, on demand from the person requesting the inspection or official labels, fees as specified in column 2 of that Table.;

(c)in column 1 of the Table in the Schedule (fees), for “under regulation 14(2) of the Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001” substitute “in accordance with regulation 12 of the Seed Potatoes Regulations”.

(2) The Seed Potatoes (Crop Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009(2) are amended as follows—

(a)for regulation 1(3) (interpretation), substitute—

(3) In these regulations—

“seed potatoes of Union grade PBTC” means seed potatoes which fulfil the conditions for Union grade PBTC specified in Table 1 in Schedule 4 to the Seed Potatoes Regulations;

“the Seed Potatoes Regulations” means the Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016.;

(b)for regulation 2 (fees) substitute—

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2.(1) Every person who makes an application to the Department for certification of seed potatoes under regulation 10(4) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Seed Potatoes Regulations shall forward—

(a)in respect of an application where the crop is intended to produce seed potatoes, other than seed potatoes of Union grade PBTC, the appropriate fee specified in column 2 of the Table in Part 1 of the Schedule; or

(b)in respect of an application where the crop is intended to produce seed potatoes of Union grade PBTC, the appropriate fee specified in column 2 of the Table in Part 2 of the Schedule.

(2) The fees specified—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) shall accompany the application for certification of seed potatoes;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b), shall be payable within one month of demand by the Department.;

(c)regulation 3 is omitted;

(d)for the heading of Part 1 to the Schedule substitute “Fees for the inspection of seed potato crops except for seed potato crops intended to produce seed potatoes of Union grade PBTC”; and

(e)for the heading of Part 2 to the Schedule substitute “Fees for the inspection of seed potato crops intended to produce seed potatoes of Union grade PBTC”.

(3) In article 2(1) of the Plant Health Order(3) (general interpretation), for the definition of “Seed Potatoes Regulations” substitute—

“Seed Potatoes Regulations” means the Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016;.

(4) The following regulations are revoked—

(a)the Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010(4);

(b)the Seed Potatoes (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011(5).

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