Plant Health (Phytophthora ramorum) (Wales) Order 2002

Publication Date:January 01, 2002
 
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2002No. 1350 (W.130)

PLANT HEALTH, WALES

The Plant Health (Phytophthora ramorum) (Wales) Order 2002

at 3.55p on 14th Maym 2002

at 4.30 p on 14th Maym 2002

The National Assembly for Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 2, 3(1), (2)(b) and (4) and 4(1)(b) of the Plant Health Act 1967( 1) and now vested in the National Assembly for Wales( 2) makes the following Order:

Title, extent and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as The Plant Health (Phytophthora ramorum) (Wales) Order 2002, shall extend to Wales, and shall come into force on 14th May 2002 at 4.30 p.m.

Interpretation

2. - (1) In this Order -

. "inspector" means any person authorised to be an inspector for the purposes of the principal Order;

. "origin" means, in respect of susceptible material, the place where the material is grown or produced, and "originating" shall be construed accordingly;

. "phytosanitary certificate" means a certificate duly completed in the form set out in Schedule 14 to the principal Order and issued in compliance with articles 12(4) to (7) and 13 of the principal Order;

. "plant" has the same meaning as that given in the principal Order;

. "the principal Order" means the Plant Health (Great Britain) Order 1993( 3); and

. "susceptible material" means, in the case of material originating in the United States of America ("USA") plants of all species of the genera listed in the first column of the Schedule, and in all other cases, plants of all species of the generaRhododendron andViburnum.

(2) Unless otherwise stated, a reference in this Order to a numbered article is a reference to the article so numbered in this Order, and references to the Schedule refer to the Schedule to this Order.

Imports of susceptible material from the USA

3. Subject to article 5(1), no person shall import from the USA into Wales susceptible material originating in the USA unless it is accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate fulfilling the requirements set out in the Schedule( 4).

Notification of movements of susceptible material into and within Wales

4. - (1) This article is subject to articles 5(2) and 6(1).

(2) Any person in occupation of premises in Wales who takes delivery at those premises of any susceptible material other than that despatched to him or her from premises elsewhere in Wales shall, within three days after taking delivery of the material, provide to an inspector written notice, signed by him or her, stating the following information:

(a) the date and means of delivery to the premises;(b) whether the susceptible material remains on the premises and if so, the address of those premises;(c) if the susceptible material has been forwarded to another destination, or it is intended so to forward it within two days of the notice being given, the address to which it has been or is to be forwarded, and the name of the intended recipient;(d) the origin of the susceptible material, if known;(e) the name and address of the producer, if known;(f) the species and variety of the susceptible material; and(g) the quantity of susceptible material.

(3) Any person in occupation of premises in Wales who despatches from those premises any susceptible material to premises elsewhere in Wales shall, within one day after the day of despatch, provide to an inspector written notice, signed by him or her, stating the following information:

(a) the date and means of despatch to the destination premises;(b) the address of those premises and the name of the recipient;(c) the origin of the susceptible material, if known;(d) the name and address of the producer, if known;(e) the species and variety of the susceptible material; and(f) the quantity of susceptible material.

Exemptions

5. - (1) The requirements of article 3 shall not apply to susceptible material which is accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued prior to the coming into force of this Order.

(2) The requirements of article 4 shall not apply to the despatch or taking of delivery of susceptible material by persons not acting in the course of any trade or business.

Powers of an inspector

6. - (1) An inspector -

(a) may dispense in writing with all or any of the requirements in article 4 for written notification if the inspector believes that notification otherwise given has furnished him or her with sufficient information about any susceptible material the delivery or despatch of which falls under the provisions of this Order;(b) giving written dispensation pursuant to sub-paragraph (a) must, as soon as reasonably practical, post or otherwise deliver the written dispensation to the...

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