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The Seed (Registration, Licensing and Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2005

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PART IIILICENSED CROP INSPECTORS

Applications for licences

10.—(1) An individual may apply to the National Assembly for a licence authorising the individual to inspect crops grown to produce seed of any one or more of the species and categories listed in Part I of Schedule 2.

(2) An application made under paragraph (1) shall be in such form and manner as the National Assembly may require and be accompanied by such information as the National Assembly may reasonably require

Licences

11.—(1) Where an application is made under regulation 10(1) the National Assembly shall grant the applicant a licence authorising the applicant to inspect crops of the species and category to which the application relates if it is satisfied that the applicant has—

(a)completed an appropriate training course relating to the inspection of seed crops of that species and category;

(b)passed an examination relating to the inspection of seed crops of that species and category organised by or on behalf of the National Assembly, the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; and

(c)signed a statement of commitment to carry out his or her functions in accordance with such instructions as may from time to time be issued by or on behalf of the National Assembly.

(2) A licence granted under paragraph (1)—

(a)shall specify which of the functions listed in Part II of Schedule 2 are covered by the licence; and

(b)may impose any of the conditions listed in Part III of Schedule 2 and such other conditions as the National Assembly may think necessary or desirable having regard to the species and category of crops that may be inspected by the licence holder.

(3) A licensed crop inspector who is employed by a person who is engaged in a seed industry activity shall carry out crop inspections only on crops grown by or on behalf of his or her employer unless otherwise agreed between his or her employer, the applicant for certification and by the National Assembly.

Variation of licences

12.—(1) A crop inspector may apply to the National Assembly for the crop inspector’s licence to be varied so as to authorise the crop inspector to inspect crops being grown to produce seed of another species and category listed in Part I of Schedule 2 in addition to the species and category specified in his or her licence or instead of such species and category.

(2) Where an application is made under paragraph (1) it shall be treated as though it had been made under regulation 10(1) and the National Assembly may vary a crop inspector’s licence so as to authorise the crop inspector to inspect crops of the species and category to which the crop inspector’s application relates if it is satisfied that the applicant has satisfied the requirements of regulation 11(1).

(3) In varying a licence under paragraph (2) the National Assembly may vary the functions of the crop inspector specified in his or her licence and the conditions imposed by his or her licence.

(4) Subject to regulation 36, the National Assembly may vary a crop inspector’s licence whether or not it has received any application under this regulation by—

(a)removing his or her authorisation to inspect a species and category of crop if it is satisfied that the crop inspector is no longer qualified to inspect crops of that species and category or that his or her authorisation to inspect such crops is otherwise no longer appropriate; or

(b)varying the functions or the conditions set out in the licence.

Termination of licences

13.  If a licensed crop inspector requests the National Assembly to terminate his or her licence the National Assembly shall comply with the request.

Suspension and revocation of licences

14.  Subject to regulation 36, the National Assembly may suspend or revoke a licensed crop inspector’s licence if it is satisfied that the licence holder—

(a)is no longer qualified to inspect crops of the species and category to which his or her licence relates or is otherwise unfit to perform any of the functions of a licensed crop inspector specified in the licence, or

(b)has failed to comply with any of the conditions imposed on the holder by the licence.

List

15.  The National Assembly—

(a)shall keep a list of the names and addresses of licensed crop inspectors and shall specify in the case of each crop inspector the species and category of crops which the crop inspector is licensed to inspect;

(b)shall make the list available for inspection by any person at any reasonable time; and

(c)may from time to time publish the list in such manner as it thinks appropriate.

Fees

16.  A licensed crop inspector may charge reasonable fees for carrying out his or her functions as a licensed crop inspector but shall not derive any private gain in connection with the carrying out of such functions.

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