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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2009 No. 1376 (W.137)

PLANT HEALTH, WALES

The Plant Health (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2009

Made

8 June 2009

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

10 June 2009

Coming into force

1 July 2009

The Welsh Ministers, in whom the powers conferred by sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Plant Health Act 1967(1) are now vested(2), makes the following Order in exercise of those powers.

Title and commencement

1.  The title of this Order is the Plant Health (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2009. It comes into force on 1 July 2009 and applies in relation to Wales.

Amendments to the Plant Health (Wales) Order 2006

2.—(1) The Plant Health (Wales) Order 2006(3) is amended as follows.

(2) In article 2(1), for the definition of “Directive 2000/29/EC” substitute—

“Directive 2000/29/EC” means Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community;(4).

(3) In Part A of Schedule 1, in the section “Insects, mites and nematodes”—

(a)after item 11 insert “11a Dendrolimus sibiricus Tschetverikov”;

(b)for item 15 substitute “15 Diabrotica virgifera zeae Krysan & Smith”; and

(c)after item 26 insert “26a Rhynchophorus palmarum (L.)”.

(4) In Part B of Schedule 1, in the section “Insects, mites and nematodes”, after item 1 insert “1a Diabrotica virgifera virgifera Le Conte”.

(5) In Part A of Schedule 2, in the section “Insects, mites and nematodes”—

(a)after item 1 insert—

1aPlants intended for planting, 1a other than plants in tissue culture and seeds, of Fraxinus L., Juglans mandshurica Maxim., Ulmus davidiana Planch., Ulmus parvifolia Jacq. and Pterocarya rhoifolia Siebold & Zucc., originating in Canada, China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan and USAAgrilus planipennis Fairmaire;

(b)omit item 23; and

(c)after item 26 insert—

26aTubers of Solanum tuberosum L.Scrobipalpopsis solanivora Povolny.

(6) In Part A of Schedule 2—

(a)in the section “Bacteria” in the second column in item 4 omit “fruit or”;

(b)in the section “Fungi” after item 15 insert—

15aPlants of Ulmus L. and Zelkova L., intended for planting, other than seedsStegophora ulmea (Schweinitz: Fries) Sydow & Sydow; and

(c)in the section “Viruses and virus-like organisms” after item 5 insert—

5aPlants of Dendranthema (DC.) Des Moul. and Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L.) Karsten ex Farw., intended for planting, other than seedsChrysanthemum stem necrosis virus.

(7) In Part B of Schedule 2, in the section “Insects, mites and nematodes”—

(a)after item 7 insert—

7aPlants of Citrus L., Fortunella Swingle, Poncirus Raf., and their hybrids, other than fruit and seedsParasaissetia nigra (Nietner); and

(b)after item 11(5) insert—

12Plants of Palmae, intended for planting, having a diameter of the stem at the base of over 5 cm and belonging to the following genera: Brahea Mart., Butia Becc., Chamaerops L., Jubaea Kunth, Livistona R. Br., Phoenix L., Sabal Adans., Syagrus Mart., Trachycarpus H. Wendl., Trithrinax Mart., Washingtonia Raf.Paysandisia archon (Burmeister).

(8) In Part A of Schedule 4—

(a)after item 7 insert—

7aPlants of Fraxinus L., Juglans mandshurica Maxim., Ulmus davidiana Planch., Ulmus parvifolia Jacq. and Pterocarya rhoifolia Siebold & Zucc., intended for planting, other than seeds and plants in tissue culture originating in Canada, China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan and USA

The plants shall be accompanied by an official statement that they:

(a)

have been grown throughout their life in an area free from Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, established by the national plant protection organisation in accordance with ISPM No. 4; or

(b)

have, for a period of at least two years prior to export, been grown in a place of production where no signs of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire have been observed during two official inspections per year carried out at appropriate times, including immediately prior to export;

(b)in item 11, for “requirements in items 60, 61 and 64” in the right-hand column substitute “provisions applicable to the plants in item 7”;

(c)after item 35 insert—

35aTubers of Solanum tuberosum L., other than those intended for plantingWithout prejudice to the provisions applicable to tubers listed in items 32 to 34, the plants shall be accompanied by an official statement that the tubers originate in areas in which Pseudomonas solanacearum (Smith) Smith is not known to occur.
35bTubers of Solanum tuberosum L.

Without prejudice to the provisions applicable to tubers listed in items 32 to 35a, the plants shall be accompanied by an official statement that:

(a)

the tubers originate in a country where Scrobipalpopsis solanivora Povolny is not known to occur; or

(b)

the tubers originate in an area free from Scrobipalpopsis solanivora Povolny, established by the national plant protection organisation in accordance ISPM No. 4;

(d)omit item 39;

(e)after item 43 insert—

43aPlants of Dendranthema (DC.) Des Moul. and Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L.) Karsten ex Farw., intended for planting, other than seeds

Without prejudice to the requirements applicable to the plants listed in items 36, 37, 38, 41 to 43, the plants shall be accompanied by an official statement that:

(a)

the plants have been grown throughout their life in a country free from Chrysanthemum stem necrosis virus;

(b)

the plants have been grown throughout their life in an area established by the national plant protection organisation in the country of export as being free from Chrysanthemum stem necrosis virus in accordance with ISPM No. 4; or

(c)

the plants have been grown throughout their life in a place of production, established as being free from Chrysanthemum stem necrosis virus and verified through official inspections and, where appropriate, testing; and

(f)after item 57a(6) insert—

57bPlants of Palmae, intended for planting, having a diameter of the stem at the base of over 5 cm and belonging to the following genera: Brahea Mart., Butia Becc., Chamaerops L., Jubaea Kunth, Livistona R. Br., Phoenix L., Sabal Adans., Syagrus Mart., Trachycarpus H. Wendl., Trithrinax Mart., Washingtonia Raf.

Without prejudice to the provisions applicable to the plants listed in items 57 and 57a, the plants shall be accompanied by an official statement that the plants:

(a)

have been grownthroughout their life in a country where Paysandisia archon (Burmeister) is not known to occur;

(b)

have been grownthroughout their life in an area free from Paysandisia archon (Burmeister), established by the national plant protection organisation in accordance with ISPM No. 4; or

(c)

have, during a period of at least two years prior to export, been grown in a place of production:

(i)

which is registered and supervised by the national plant protection organisation in the country of origin,

(ii)

where the plants were placed in a site with complete physical protection against the introduction of Paysandisia archon (Burmeister) or with application of appropriate preventive treatments, and

(iii)

where, during three official inspections per year carried out at appropriate times, including immediately prior to export, no signs of Paysandisia archon (Burmeister) have been observed.

(9) In Part B of Schedule 4, after item 22 insert—

22aPlants of Palmae, intended for planting, having a diameter of the stem at the base of over 5 cm and belonging to the following genera: Brahea Mart., Butia Becc., Chamaerops L., Jubaea Kunth, Livistona R. Br., Phoenix L., Sabal Adans., Syagrus Mart., Trachycarpus H. Wendl., Trithrinax Mart., Washingtonia Raf.

The plants are accompanied by an official statement that the plants:

(a)

have been grownthroughout their life in an area free from Paysandisia archon (Burmeister), established by the national plant protection organisation in accordance with ISPM No. 4; or

(b)

have, during a period of at least two years prior to movement, been grown in a place of production:

(i)

which is registered and supervised by the responsible official body in the Member State of origin,

(ii)

where the plants were placed in a site with complete physical protection against the introduction of Paysandisia archon (Burmeister) or with application of appropriate preventive treatments, and

(iii)

where, during three official inspections per year carried out at appropriate times, no signs of Paysandisia archon (Burmeister) have been observed.

(10) In Part A of Schedule 6, after paragraph 7(c) insert—

(ca)Plants of Palmae, intended for planting, having a diameter of the stem at the base of over 5 cm and belonging to the following genera: Brahea Mart., Butia Becc., Chamaerops L., Jubaea Kunth, Livistona R. Br., Phoenix L., Sabal Adans., Syagrus Mart., Trachycarpus H. Wendl., Trithrinax Mart. or Washingtonia Raf.;.

Elin Jones

Minister for Rural Affairs, one of the Welsh Ministers

8 June 2009

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Plant Health (Wales) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1643) (“the principal Order”) so as to implement Commission Directive 2009/7/EC amending Annexes I, II, IV and V to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (OJ No L 40, 11.2.2009, p. 12).

The Order amends Schedules 1, 2, 4 and 6 to the principal Order so as to extend controls on the introduction into, and spread within, Wales of certain plants and plant pests. The following harmful organisms, which are so far not known to be present in the Community, have been added to the list of prohibited organisms:

  • —Dendrolimus sibiricus (Siberian coniferous silk moth),

  • —Rhynchophorus palmarum (American palm weevil),

  • —Agrilus planipennis (Emerald ash borer) on plants of Fraxinus, Juglans mandshurica, Ulmus davidiana, Ulmus parvifolia, and Pterocarya rhoifolia,

  • —Chrysanthemum stem necrosis virus on plants of Dendranthema and Lycopersicon lycopersicum,

  • —Scrobipalpopsis solanivora (Guatemalan potato moth) on tubers of Solanum tuberosum,

  • —Stegophora ulmea (Black spot of elm) on plants of Ulmus and Zelkova, intended for planting, other than seeds.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

(1)

1967 c. 8; sections 2(1) and 3(1) were amended by the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68), Schedule 4, paragraph 8.

(2)

Under the Transfer of Functions (Wales) (No.1) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/272), article 2(1) and Schedule 1, the functions of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food under the Plant Health Act 1967 were, so far as they are exercisable in relation to Wales, transferred to the Secretary of State; and under the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672), article 2 and Schedule 1, the functions transferred to the Secretary of State by the 1978 Order were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales. These functions were transferred from the National Assembly for Wales to the Welsh Ministers under section 162 of, and paragraph 30(1) and (2) of Schedule 11 to, the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32).

(3)

S.I. 2006/1643 (W.158); relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2007/2716 (W.229), 2007/3305 (W.292), 2008/2781 (W.248) and 2008/2913 (W.257).

(4)

OJ No L 169, 10.7.2000, p.1, as last amended by Commission Directive 2009/7/EC, OJ No L 40, 11.2.2009, p.12.

(5)

Item 11 was inserted by S.I. 2008/2411, art. 2(1), (9).

(6)

Item 57a was inserted by S.I. 2007/2950, art. 3(3).

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