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The Oil and Fibre Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Definitions of seed categories

    4. 4.Definition of marketing

    5. 5.Seed to which the Regulations apply

  3. PART II MARKETING

    1. 6.Marketing of seed

    2. 7.Mixtures

    3. 8.Exception for scientific selection work and for tests and trials

    4. 9.Varietal associations

    5. 10.General exemptions

    6. 11.Marketing of officially certified lower germination seed

    7. 12.Marketing of early movement seed

    8. 13.Requirement for homogeneity

  4. PART III PROCEDURES FOR ISSUING OFFICIAL CERTIFICATES

    1. 14.Applications for official certificates

    2. 15.Sampling

  5. PART IV PACKAGING AND LABELLING REQUIREMENTS FOR FULLY CERTIFIED SEED

    1. 16.Sealing of packages of fully certified seed

    2. 17.Labelling of packages of fully certified seed

    3. 18.Marketing of unpacketed seed

  6. PART V PROCEDURES FOR ISSUING BREEDER'S CONFIRMATIONS

    1. 19.Breeder’s confirmations

  7. PART VI PACKAGING AND LABELLING REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO BREEDER'S CONFIRMATION

    1. 20.Sealing of packages of seed in relation to breeder’s confirmation

    2. 21.Labelling of packages of seed in relation to breeder’s confirmation

  8. PART VII MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 22.Comparative tests and trials

    2. 23.Civil liabilities of sellers of seed

    3. 24.Service of notices

    4. 25.Written and electronic communication

    5. 26.Amendment to the Seeds (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2002

    6. 27.Revocations and transitional provisions

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      SPECIES OF SEED TO WHICH THE REGULATIONS APPLY

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      OFFICIAL CERTIFICATES AND BREEDER'S CONFIRMATIONS

      1. PART I OFFICIAL CERTIFICATES

        1. 1.Applications for seed harvested in the United Kingdom

        2. 2.When applications will be refused

        3. 3.When applications may be refused

        4. 4.Applications for seed harvested in an EEA State or third country

      2. PART II BREEDER'S CONFIRMATIONS

        1. 1.Applications

        2. 2.When applications will be refused

        3. 3.When applications may be refused

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      PARTICULARS TO BE SPECIFIED IN AN OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OR A BREEDER'S CONFIRMATION

      1. 1.Particulars to be specified in an official certificate

      2. 2.Particulars to be specified in a breeder’s confirmation

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REQUIREMENTS FOR BASIC SEED, CERTIFIED SEED, CERTIFIED SEED OF THE FIRST GENERATION, CERTIFIED SEED OF THE SECOND GENERATION, CERTIFIED SEED OF THE THIRD GENERATION AND COMMERCIAL SEED

      1. PART I CONDITIONS RELATING TO CROPS FROM WHICH SEED OTHER THAN COMMERCIAL SEED IS OBTAINED

        1. 1.Methods of crop testing

        2. 2.Varietal identity and varietal purity

        3. 3.Crop inspection

        4. 4.Harmful organisms in the crop

        5. 5.Previous cropping

        6. 6.Isolation distances – general

        7. 7.Isolation distances – minimum distance

        8. 8.Standards for varietal purity

        9. 9.Crop conditions for Pre basic Seed

      2. PART II CONDITIONS RELATING TO BASIC SEED, CERTIFIED SEED, CERTIFIED SEED OF THE FIRST GENERATION, CERTIFIED SEED OF THE SECOND GENERATION, CERTIFIED SEED OF THE THIRD GENERATION AND COMMERCIAL SEED

        1. 10.Standards for varietal purity

        2. 11.Standards for varietal purity for hybrid varieties of swede rape

        3. 12.Parental ratio in production of Certified Seed of hybrids of sunflower

        4. 13.Further standards and conditions of varietal purity

        5. 14.Further provisions relating to varietal purity

        6. 15.Harmful organisms in the seed

      3. PART III OFFICIAL EXAMINATIONS USED TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER A CROP OR SEED LOT MEETS THE CONDITIONS RELATING TO BASIC SEED, CERTIFIED SEED, CERTIFIED SEED OF THE FIRST GENERATION, CERTIFIED SEED OF THE SECOND GENERATION, CERTIFIED SEED OF THE THIRD GENERATION AND COMMERCIAL SEED

        1. 16.Methods for official examinations

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      1. PART I SAMPLING OF SEED LOTS

        1. 1.Definitions

        2. 2.Obtaining a submitted sample

        3. 3.Primary sample size

        4. 4.Condition of the seed lot

        5. 5.Seed lot containers

        6. 6.Sampling from sacks – minimum number of containers to be sampled

        7. 7.Sampling from sacks or similar containers

        8. 8.Sampling from small containers – general

        9. 9.Sampling from small containers – moisture proof containers

        10. 10.Sampling from small containers – primary samples

        11. 11.Sampling from large containers

        12. 12.Sampling from a seed stream

        13. 13.Sampling instruments – general

        14. 14.Sampling instruments – instruments and methods

        15. 15.Sampling instruments – power to allow other instruments and methods

        16. 16.Sampling instruments – instruments for drawing primary samples

        17. 17.Methods of use of dynamic spear samplers, stick samplers, cargo samplers and seed stream samplers – general

        18. 18.Methods of use of dynamic spear samplers, stick samplers, cargo samplers and seed stream samplers – specific

        19. 19.Obtaining a submitted sample – composite sample division instruments

        20. 20.Method of use of riffle divider

        21. 6.Methods of use of a centrifugal divider

      2. PART II MAXIMUM WEIGHT OF A SEED LOT AND MINIMUM WEIGHT OF A SUBMITTED SAMPLE

        1. 22.Maximum weight of a seed lot

        2. 23.Margin by which seed lots can exceed maximum weight

        3. 24.Minimum weight of a sample

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      1. PART I GENERAL

        1. 1.Method of referring to species of seed

        2. 2.Method of referring to varieties of seed

      2. PART II LABELS

        1. 3.Label for a package of Breeder’s Seed

        2. 4.Official label for a package of Pre-basic Seed

        3. 5.Official label for a package of Basic Seed or Seed of a Certified Generation

        4. 6.Official label for a package of Commercial Seed

        5. 7.Official label for a package of a varietal association of seed

      3. PART III SMALL PACKAGES

        1. 8.Label for a small package of Pre basic Seed, Basic Seed, Seed of a Certified Generation or Commercial Seed

      4. PART IV PARTICULARS TO BE MARKED OR DISPLAYED ON THE SALE OF UNPACKETED SEED

        1. 9.Particulars to be marked or displayed on the sale of unpacketed seed

      5. PART V INFORMATION IN RESPECT OF SEED IMPORTED FROM COUNTRIES WHICH ARE NOT EEA STATES IN PACKAGES EXCEEDING 2 KILOGRAMS NET WEIGHT

        1. 10.Information to be supplied in respect of seed imported from a country which is not an EEA State in a package exceeding 2 kilograms net weight

      6. PART VI PRINTING OF SPECIFIED MATTERS ON PACKAGES (WHOLE BAG LABELLING)

        1. 11.Packages sealed in Scotland – printers' returns

        2. 12.Packages sealed in Scotland – individual serial numbers

        3. 13.Packages sealed in Scotland – printing or stamping

        4. 14.Packages sealed in Scotland – particulars to be included in the printing or stamp

        5. 15.Packages sealed in Scotland – lower germination seed

        6. 16.Packages sealed in Scotland – record keeping for lower germination seed

        7. 17.Seed packages sealed in the United Kingdom but not in Scotland, or in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      LIMITS OF VARIATION

      1. GERMINATION

      2. ANALYTICAL PURITY

      3. CONTENT OF SEEDS OF OTHER SPECIES

      4. NUMBER OF SEEDS OF OTHER SPECIES

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      REVOCATIONS

  10. Explanatory Note

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