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The Plant Health (Wood Packaging Material Marking) (Forestry) Order 2006

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9.  (1)  For the purpose of ascertaining whether any requirement compliance with which an ISPM No. 15 mark provides evidence has been met, or for any other purpose of this Order, including checking compliance with it, an inspector may, on production if so required of his authority, and at all reasonable hours, enter any premises, other than premises used wholly or mainly as a dwelling, which he reasonably believes are used for the manufacture, collection, storage, trade, transportation or importation of wood packaging material.

(2) An inspector entering premises by virtue of paragraph (1) may—

(a)observe and monitor the manufacture of wood packaging material;

(b)examine or test any treatment facility, machinery, tools or other equipment used for the manufacture of wood packaging material;

(c)examine or take samples of wood packaging material, or its components;

(d)inspect or make copies of any documents or records (in whatever form they may be held) relating to the manufacture of or trade in wood packaging material; or

(e)take such photographs of the premises or of any material or of other objects found there or of any activity carried on there in connection with the manufacture of wood packaging material.

(3) For the purpose of the exercise of any of his powers under paragraph (2), an inspector may require the occupier or other person in charge of the premises to provide adequate lighting or, where appropriate, suitable areas for inspection.

(4) Without prejudice to the power of the Commissioners under article 10, where an inspector knows, or has reasonable grounds for suspecting, that a mark has been applied to wood packaging material other than in accordance with this Order, he may remove, or require another person to remove, such mark.

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