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The Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Exemptions

  5. 4.Marketing of seed potatoes

  6. 5.Marketing of seed potatoes for scientific purposes and selection work

  7. 6.Test and trial seed potatoes

  8. 7.Marketing of seed potatoes of conservation varieties

  9. 8.Seed potatoes from third countries: information

  10. 9.Production measures in the interests of plant health

  11. 10.Composition of lots of seed potatoes and separation in the interests of varietal purity

  12. 11.Certification and classification

  13. 12.Community grading of basic seed potatoes

  14. 13.Packages and containers

  15. 14.Genetically modified seed potatoes

  16. 15.Labelling of packages and containers

  17. 16.Withholding or withdrawal of sealing devices or official labels

  18. 17.Sealing of packages and containers

  19. 18.Separate note, etc., of Schedule 7 particulars

  20. 19.Retail sales

  21. 20.Tolerances

  22. 21.Taking of samples

  23. 22.Sub-standard seed potatoes

  24. 23.Records and information

  25. 24.Power to exempt

  26. 25.Modifications of the Act

  27. 26.Revocations and consequential amendments

  28. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Certification of seed potatoes

      1. 1.Certification shall consist of an official examination of seed potatoes...

      2. 2.Unless an authorised officer is satisfied that—

      3. 3.A certificate for pre-basic seed potatoes shall not be issued...

      4. 4.A certificate shall not be issued by the Department unless...

      5. 5.Seed potatoes shall not be classified— (a) as Pre-basic TC...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Classification: source material for planting, requirements and tolerances for the growing crop

      1. 1.In the course of certification of any seed potatoes produced...

      2. 2.Any tolerance in Column 4 of Table 1 or Table...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Particulars to be set out in a certificate

      1. 1.Name and address of the applicant.

      2. 2.Location of the farm on which the crop was grown....

      3. 3.Grower’s number.

      4. 4.Pre-basic seed potatoes or basic seed (as appropriate).

      5. 5.Class.

      6. 6.Community grade, where appropriate.

      7. 7.Date on which the certificate was issued.

      8. 8.Variety of the crop classified.

      9. 9.Area of the crop classified.

      10. 10.The grower’s farm survey number and the number of the...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Seed potato tubers: requirements as to varietal purity and size

      1. 1.Requirements as to varietal purity and size

      2. 2.Pre-basic TC and equivalent seed potatoes

      3. 3.Pre-basic 1, Pre-basic 2, Pre-basic 3, Pre-basic 4 and equivalent seed potatoes

      4. 4.Basic seed potatoes

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      1. PART 1 Requirements for an official label

        1. 1.(1) An official label affixed or to be affixed to—...

        2. 2.The size stated in accordance with paragraph (3) must, in...

        3. 3.An official label or official document for test and trial...

      2. PART 2 Marking of packages and containers for pre-basic seed potatoes or basic seed potatoes exported from Northern Ireland

        1. 4.A package or container used for pre-basic seed potatoes or...

        2. 5.Where it is impracticable given the size or shape of...

      3. PART 3 Information in respect of seed potatoes more than 2 kilograms in net weight produced in a country other than a member State

        1. 1.Species.

        2. 2.Variety.

        3. 3.Category.

        4. 4.Country of production and authority concerned.

        5. 5.Country of despatch.

        6. 6.Importer.

        7. 7.Quantity of seed potatoes.

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Tolerances for diseases, pests, damage and defects in seed potato tubers

      1. 1.Tolerances

      2. 2.Individual tolerances

      3. 3.Group tolerances

      4. 4.Collective group tolerances

      5. 5.Allowable surface area cover

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Particulars to be specified in a sale note, etc.

      1. 1.Pre-basic seed potatoes

      2. 2.Basic seed potatoes, test and trial seed potatoes, scientific purposes and selection work seed potatoes and conservation variety seed potatoes

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Sampling Procedures

      1. 1.If the bulk consists of seed potatoes—

      2. 2.Where the total quantity of seed potatoes being sampled separately...

      3. 3.(1) Where the total quantity exceeds 50 kg all the...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Measures to prevent spread, by means of seed potatoes, of disease or pests

      1. 1.The dressing or re-dressing of seed potatoes;

      2. 2.The replacing of seed potatoes in a different package or...

      3. 3.The destruction of any packages or containers which appear to...

      4. 4.The disposal, as set out in the notice, of the...

      5. 5.The destruction of seed potatoes as set out in the...

      6. 6.The cleaning and disinfection of premises and equipment as set...

      7. 7.The disinfection of seed potatoes as set out in the...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Authorisation for marketing seed potatoes for test and trial purposes

      1. 1.On receipt of an application made in accordance with regulation...

      2. 2.An authorisation shall state— (a) the name and address of...

      3. 3.No authorisation shall be issued by an authorised officer unless...

      4. 4.Notwithstanding an authorisation, the Department may prohibit the use of...

      5. 5.The Department may check maintenance of the variety. Where maintenance...

      6. 6.The Department may accept maintenance in a third country, provided...

      7. 7.The Department shall notify other member States and the EU...

      8. 8.The Department shall use the existing computerised information exchange systems...

      9. 9.In the case of genetically modified varieties of seed potatoes,...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      1. PART 1 Revocations

      2. PART 2 Consequential Amendments

  29. Explanatory Note

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