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The Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012

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3.  In regulation 2 (interpretation), in paragraph (1)—

(a)after the definition of “bulked seed lot” insert—

“collection site” means a part of the source area, where the seed has been collected;;

(b)after the definition of “Commission Directive 2008/62” insert—

“Commission Directive 2010/60” means Commission Directive 2010/60/EU providing for certain derogations for marketing of fodder plant seed mixtures intended for use in the preservation of the natural environment(1);;

(c)after the definition of “control plot” insert—

“crop-grown preservation mixture” means a preservation mixture produced in accordance with the following process—

(a)

seed of individual species is taken at the collection site;

(b)

the seed in paragraph (a) is multiplied outside the collection site as single species; and

(c)

the seeds of those species are then mixed to create a mixture composed of those genera, species and, where relevant, subspecies which are typical for the habitat type of the collection site;;

(d)after the definition of “the 2001 Deliberate Release Directive” insert—

“directly harvested preservation mixture” means a preservation mixture marketed as collected at the collection site, with or without cleaning;;

(e)after the definition of “official sticker” insert—

“preservation mixture” means a mixture (other than a mixture covered by regulation 8) of fodder plant seed of any of the species specified in Schedule 1 (and which may also contain other constituents), which the Scottish Ministers are satisfied will, when used—

(a)

assist in the conservation of genetic resource; and

(b)

reduce the loss of genetic diversity or natural habitat;; and

(f)after the definition of “small EC B package” insert—

“source area” has the same meaning as it has in Commission Directive 2010/60;.

(1)

OJ L 228 31.8.2010, p.10.

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