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The Plant Health (Great Britain) Order 1993

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Title, extent and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Prohibition on importing into Great Britain from a third country plants, plant pests etc.

  5. 4.Prevention of the spread of plant pests within the European Community

  6. 5.Prohibition on introduction into protected zones of plant pests, plants etc.

  7. 6.Prevention of the spread of plant pests within protected zones

  8. 7.Movement of plants, plant pests etc. through protected zones

  9. 8.General provisions relating to protected zones

  10. 9.Official statements in respect of imported plants etc. from third countries

  11. 10.Official statements in respect of plants etc. moved within the European Community

  12. 11.Provisions relating to the issue of phytosanitary certificates and subsequent plant passports

  13. 12.General provisions relating to certificates

  14. 13.Period during which inspections are to be made and certificates issued

  15. 14.General provisions relating to plant passports

  16. 15.Official register

  17. 16.Requirements of registration

  18. 17.Authorised persons

  19. 18.Miscellaneous potato provisions

  20. 19.Special provisions relating to certain citrus fruit

  21. 20.Notification of the presence or suspected presence of certain plant pests

  22. 21.Notification of the likely entry into, or presence in, a free zone of plant pests, plants, plant products etc.

  23. 22.Actions which may be required by an inspector

  24. 23.Actions which may be taken by an inspector

  25. 24.Miscellaneous provisions as to notices

  26. 25.Examination, sampling and marking

  27. 26.Information as to compliance with notices

  28. 27.Failure to comply with a notice

  29. 28.Power to enter premises used wholly or mainly as a dwelling

  30. 29.Monitoring

  31. 30.Licences

  32. 31.Powers of an officer of Customs and Excise

  33. 32.Information to be given

  34. 33.Offences

  35. 34.The Customs Act

  36. 35.Revocation

  37. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. Part A. Plant pests whose introduction into, and whose spread within, Great Britain shall be banned

        1. Section 1. Plant pests not known to occur in any part of the Community and relevant for the entire Community

        2. Section 2. Plant pests known to occur in the Community and relevant for the entire Community

      2. Part B. Plant pests whose introduction into, and whose spread within, certain protected zones shall be banned.

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. Part A. Plant pests whose introduction into,and whose spread within, Great Britain shall be banned if they are present on certain plants or plant products.

        1. Section 1. Plant pests not known to occur in the Communityand relevant for the entire Community.

        2. Section 2. Plant pests known to occur in the Community and relevant for the entire Community.

      2. Part B. Plant pests whose introduction into, and whose spread within, certain protected zones shall be banned if they are present on certain plants or plant products

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. Part A. Plants, plant products and other objects the introduction of which shall be prohibited in Great Britain

      2. Part B. Plants, plant products and other objects the introduction of which shall be prohibited in certain protected zones

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      1. Part A. Special requirements which must be met for the introduction and movement of plants, plant productsand other objects into and within Great Britain.

        1. Section 1. Plants, plant products and other objects originating outside the Community.

        2. Section 2. Plants, plant products, and other objects originating in the Community.

      2. Part B. Special requirements which shall be laid down for the introduction and movement of plants, plant products and other objects into and within certain protected zones

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      PLANTS, PLANT PRODUCTS AND OTHER OBJECTS WHICH MUST BE SUBJECT TO A PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION — AT THE PLACE OF PRODUCTION IF ORIGINATING IN THE COMMUNITY, BEFORE BEING MOVED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY — IN THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OR THE CONSIGNOR COUNTRY, IF ORIGINATING OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY — BEFORE BEING PERMITTED TO ENTER THE COMMUNITY

      1. Part A: PLANTS, PLANT PRODUCTS AND OTHER OBJECTS ORIGINATING IN THE COMMUNITY

        1. I. Plants, plant products and other objects which are potential carriers of plant pests of relevance for the entire Community, and which must be accompanied by a plant passport.

          1. 1..Plants and plant products. (1.1) Plants, intended for planting other...

          2. 2.Plants, plant products and other objects produced by producers whose...

          3. 3.Bulbs and corms intended for planting produced by producers whose...

        2. II. Plants, plant products and other objects which are potential carriers of plant pests of relevance for certain protected zones, and which must be accompanied by a plant passport valid for the appropriate zone when introduced into or moved within that zone.

          1. 1.Plants, plant products and other objects (1.1) Plants of conifers...

          2. 2.Plants, plant products and other objects produced by producers whose...

      2. Part B: Plants, Plant Products and Other Objects Originating in Territories, Other Than Those Territories Referred to in Part A

        1. I. Plants, plant products and other objects which are potential carriers of plant pests of relevance for the entire Community.

          1. 1.Plants, intended for planting, other than seeds or aquarium plants,...

          2. 2.Parts of plants, other than fruit and seeds of Castanea...

          3. 3.Fruit of: Citrus L.,Fortunella Swingle,Poncirus Raf., and their hybrids Annona...

          4. 4.Tubers of Solanum tuberosum L.

          5. 5.Isolated bark of: conifers (Coniferales) Acer saccharum Marsh.,Castanea Mill.,Populus L....

          6. 6.Wood where it: (a) has been obtained in whole or...

          7. 7.(a) Soil and growing medium as such, which consists in...

        2. II. Plants, plant products and other objects which are potential carriers of plant pests of relevance for certain protected zones.

          1. 1.Plants of Beta vulgaris L. intended for animal fodder or...

          2. 2.Soil and unsterilised waste from beet (Beta vulgaris L.).

          3. 3.Live pollen for pollination of Chaenomeles Lindl.,Cotoneaster Ehrh.,Crataegus L.,Cydonia Mill.,Eriobotrya...

          4. 4.Parts of plants, other than fruit and seeds of Chaenomeles...

          5. 5.Seeds of Dolichos Jacq.,Mangifera spp.Beta vulgaris L. and Phaseolus vulgaris...

          6. 6.Seeds and fruits (bolls) of Gossypium spp.

          7. 7.Wood where it: (a) has been obtained in whole or...

          8. 8.Parts of plants of Persea americana P. Mill., and Eucalyptus...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      LIST OF PLANT PESTS WHICH SHALL BE NOTIFIABLE TO THE RESPONSIBLE PLANT PROTECTION SERVICE AND WHICH MAY NOT BE KEPT WITHOUT THE AUTHORITY OF AN INSPECTOR

      1. 1.All plant pests in Schedule 1 Part A section 1....

      2. 2.All plant pests in Schedule 1 Part A section 2,...

      3. 3.All plant pests in Schedule 1 Part B, with the...

      4. 4.All plant pests in Schedule 2 Part A section 1....

      5. 5.All plant pests in Schedule 2 Part A section 2...

      6. 6.All plant pests in Schedule 2 Part B when present...

      7. 7.The following plant pests, insofar as they may be a...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      1. PART A: CONDITIONS TO BE MET BY PLANTS, PLANT PRODUCTS ETC. MOVING THROUGH PROTECTED ZONES WITHOUT A PLANT PASSPORT VALID FOR THOSE ZONES

        1. 1.The packaging containing or, where appropriate, the vehicles transporting, the...

        2. 2.Immediately after packing the packaging containing, or where appropriate, the...

        3. 3.The plants, plant products or other objects shall be accompanied...

      2. PART B: MEASURES THAT MAY BE TAKEN WHERE PLANTS, PLANT PRODUCTS ETC. FAIL TO MEET THE CONDITIONS SPECIFIED IN PART A

        1. 1.The packaging shall be sealed.

        2. 2.The plants, plant products or other objects shall be moved,...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      ZONES IN THE COMMUNITY RECOGNISED AS 'PROTECTED ZONES', IN RESPECT OF PLANT PESTS LISTED AGAINST THEIR NAMES

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      INFORMATION THAT SHALL APPEAR ON A PLANT PASSPORT

      1. Part A: Information to Appear on the Plant Passport, Where Appropriate.

        1. 1.'EEC-plant passport'.

        2. 2.An indication of the EC (Member) State code.

        3. 3.Indication of responsible official body or its distinguishing code.

        4. 4.Registration number.

        5. 5.Individual serial, week, or batch number.

        6. 6.Botanical name.

        7. 7.Quantity.

        8. 8.The distinctive marking 'ZP' for the territorial validity of the...

        9. 9.The distinctive marking 'RP' in case of the replacement of...

        10. 10.Where appropriate, the name of the country of origin or...

      2. Part B: Information That Shall Appear on the Label Attached to the Plant, Plant Product or Other Object Requiring a Plant Passport.

        1. 1.'EEC-plant passport'.

        2. 2.Indication of EC (Member) State code.

        3. 3.Indication of responsible body or its distinguishing code.

        4. 4.Registration number.

        5. 5.Individual serial, week or batch number.

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      OBLIGATIONS PLACED ON A BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR OTHERORGANISATION LISTED IN THE OFFICIAL REGISTER

      1. 1.To keep an updated plan of the premises on which...

      2. 2.To keep records on plants, plant products or other objects,...

      3. 3.To designate a responsible person technically experienced in plant production...

      4. 4.To carry out visual observations as necessary and at appropriate...

      5. 5.To ensure access for persons entitled to act for the...

      6. 6.To co-operate with the said responsible official bodies.

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      SPECIAL MEASURES FOR THE CONTROL OF POTATO WART DISEASE

      (COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 69/464/EEC)

      (OJ No. L323, 24.12.69, p.1)

      1. 1.When an occurrence of Synchytrium endobioticum(Schilb.) Perc., the pathogenic agent...

      2. 2.Subject to item 7 of this Schedule, the appropriate Plant...

      3. 3.Subject to item 7 of this Schedule, once a contaminated...

      4. 4.Subject to item 7 of this Schedule, potatoes may be...

      5. 5.The measures taken to control Potato Wart Disease or to...

      6. 6.Subject to item 7 of this Schedule, no person shall...

      7. 7.An inspector may authorise exemptions from the measures referred to...

      8. 8.Additional or stricter measures as may be deemed necessary for...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      SPECIAL MEASURES FOR THE CONTROL OF POTATO CYST NEMATODE

      (COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 69/465/EEC)

      (OJ No. L323, 24.12.69, p.3)

      1. 1.If as a result of an official test Potato Cyst...

      2. 2.Subject to item 5 of this Schedule, once contaminated land...

      3. 3.Subject to item 5 of this Schedule, seed potatoes which...

      4. 4.The measures taken to control Potato Cyst Eelworm or to...

      5. 5.Provided that there is no risk of the spread of...

      6. 6.A potato variety shall be regarded as being resistant to...

      7. 7.Additional or stricter measures as may be deemed necessary for...

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      SPECIAL MEASURES FOR THE CONTROL OF POTATO RING ROT

      (COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 80/665/EEC) (OJ No. L180, 14.7.80, p.30)

      1. 1.Any person suspecting the occurrence, or actual presence, of Potato...

      2. 2.Official testing pursuant to item 1 of this Schedule shall...

      3. 3.Where the occurrence of Potato Ring Rot is suspected or...

      4. 4.Seed potatoes shall not be certified under Council Directive 66/403/EEC...

      5. 5.Contaminated potatoes shall not be re-planted and grown on any...

      6. 6.In addition, where a field, store or consignment on a...

      7. 7.Any buildings, containers, packaging materials, vehicles, handling, grading or packing...

      8. 8.Following the contamination of potatoes, a zone covering an area...

      9. 9.No one shall, in the demarcated zone: cut seed potatoes,...

      10. 10.Subject to item 11 of this Schedule, no person shall...

      11. 11.The appropriate Minister may authorise exemptions from any of the...

      12. 12.Additional or stricter measures as may be deemed necessary for...

    14. SCHEDULE 14

      FORM OF A PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE

    15. SCHEDULE 15

      FORM OF A REFORWARDING PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE

    16. SCHEDULE 16

      INSTRUMENTS AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 77/93/EEC

    17. SCHEDULE 17

      ORDERS REVOKED

  38. Explanatory Note

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