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The Plant Health (Official Controls and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

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25.—(1) A professional operator who is bringing any of the following plants or plant products into Northern Ireland must, before or no later than 4 days after the date of their arrival in Northern Ireland, provide written notification to an appropriate plant health inspector of the matters referred to in paragraph (2)—

(a)plants of Castanea Mill., Fraxinus L., Olea europaea L., Pinus L., Platanus L., Prunus L., Quercus L. or Ulmus L. intended for planting, which have been grown or are suspected of having been grown in another member State;

(b)plants of Castanea Mill., Fraxinus L., Olea europaea L., Pinus L., Platanus L., Prunus L., Quercus L. or Ulmus L. intended for planting, which have been grown or are suspected of having been grown in Switzerland and to which Article 47(1) of the Official Controls Regulation does not apply; or

(c)solid fuel wood from another member State.

(2) The matters are—

(a)the expected date of the arrival of the consignment or, if the consignment has arrived in Northern Ireland, the date on which it first arrived in Northern Ireland;

(b)the intended destination of the consignment, or if the consignment has arrived at its intended destination in Northern Ireland, its current location;

(c)the genus, species and quantity of the plants or wood in the consignment;

(d)the country from which the plants or wood have been, or are to be consigned;

(e)in the case of plants intended for planting, the identification number of the supplier of the plants;

(f)in the case of solid fuel wood—

(i)the address of the consignor; and

(ii)details of any phytosanitary treatments applied to the wood.

(3) In this regulation—

“appropriate plant health inspector” means a plant health inspector appointed by the Department.

“solid fuel wood” means fuel wood in the form of logs, billets, twigs, faggots or other similar forms.

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