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The Rice Products from the United States of America (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 1646 (W.159)

AGRICULTURE, WALES

FOOD WALES

The Rice Products from the United States of America (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Made

23 June 2008

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

24 June 2008

Coming into force

17 July 2008

The Welsh Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1).

The Welsh Ministers have been designated for the purposes of that section in relation to measures relating to food (including drink) including the primary production of food and measures relating to feed produced for or fed to food-producing animals(2).

Title, commencement, interpretation and application

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Rice Products from the United States of America (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 17 July 2008.

(3) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” (“y prif Reoliadau”) means the Rice Products from the United States of America (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Wales) Regulations 2008(3).

(4) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  The principal Regulations are amended in accordance with the following paragraphs—

(a)in regulation 2(1) (interpretation) in the definition of “feed authority” for “section 67(1)” substitute “section 67(1A)”;

(b)in paragraph (1) of regulation 4 (enforcement) omit the words “or as the case may be district”; and

(c)in regulation 5 (applications of various provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990) in paragraph (c) (which relates to section 32 — powers of entry) omit the words “or as the case may be district”.

Gwenda Thomas

Under authority of the Minister for Health and Social Services, one of the Welsh Ministers

23 June 2008

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Rice Products from the United States of America (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Wales) Regulations 2008 (“the principal Regulations”).

The principal Regulations implement in relation to Wales Commission Decision 2006/601/EC on emergency measures regarding non-authorised genetically modified organism “LL RICE 601” in rice products (OJ No. L244, 7.9.2006, p.27) as last amended by Commission Decision 2008/162/EC amending Decision 2006/601/EC on emergency measures regarding the non-authorised genetically modified organism “LL RICE 601” in rice products (OJ No. L52, 27.2.2008, p.25).

These Regulations—

(1) amend regulation 2 of the principal Regulations to correct a typographical error; and

(2) amend regulations 4 and 5 of the principal Regulations to remove unnecessary wording.

No regulatory impact assessment has been prepared in relation to these Regulations.

(2)

S.I. 2005/1971. The functions of the National Assembly for Wales were transferred to the Welsh Ministers by sections 58 and 59 of and paragraphs 28 and 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32).

(3)

S.I. 2008/781 (W.80).

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