The Plant Health (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017

Publication Date:January 01, 2017
 
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2017No. 1220

PLANT HEALTH, ENGLAND

The Plant Health (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017

Made4thDecember2017

Laid before Parliament8thDecember2017

Coming into force1stJanuary2018

The Secretary of State makes this Order in exercise of—

(a) the powers conferred by sections 2 and 3(1) of the Plant Health Act 1967( 1) and now vested in the Secretary of State( 2); and

(b) the powers conferred by paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972( 3).

This Order makes provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972( 4) and it appears to the Secretary of State that it is expedient for the references to the European Union instrument mentioned in article 3(a)(ii) to be construed as references to that instrument as amended from time to time.

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Plant Health (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017 and comes into force on 1st January 2018.

Amendment of the Plant Health (England) Order 2015

2. The Plant Health (England) Order 2015( 5) is amended as follows.

Article 2 (general interpretation)

3. In article 2—

(a) in paragraph (1)—

(i) omit the definition of “Decision 2012/756/EU( 6)”;

(ii) after the definition of “Decision (EU) 2016/715” insert—

“Decision (EU) 2017/198” means Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/198 as regards measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Union ofPseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae Takikawa, Serizawa, Ichikawa, Tsuyumu & Goto( 7);”;

(iii) after the definition of “ISPM No. 10” insert—

““ISPM No. 31” means International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No. 31 of April 2008 on methodologies for sampling consignments, prepared by the Secretariat of the IPPC established by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations( 8);”;

(iv) for the definition of “Seed Potatoes Regulations” substitute—

““Seed Potatoes Regulations” means the Seed Potatoes (England) Regulations 2015( 9);”;

(b) in paragraph (5)—

(i) omit sub-paragraph (l);

(ii) after sub-paragraph (p) insert—

“(q) Decision (EU) 2017/198.”.

Article 3 (interpretation of Part 2)

4. In article 3, for the definition of “Customs Code” substitute—

““Customs Code” means Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the Union Customs Code( 10);”.

Article 9 (presentation and display of documents)

5. In article 9(5), for “Article 4(16)(a) and (d) to (g)” substitute “Article 5(16)(a) and (b)”.

Article 14 (power of an officer for Revenue and Customs)

6. In article 14(1)—

(a) for “if the material, container, package or cargo—” substitute “if the material, container, package or cargo is under customs supervision pursuant to Article 134 of the Customs Code”;

(b) omit sub-paragraphs (a) and (b).

Article 17 (approved places of inspection)

7. In article 17(5)(a), for the words from “, as referred to” to the end substitute “within the meaning of Article 148 of the Customs Code”.

Schedule 1 (plant pests which may not be introduced into or spread within England)

8.—(1) In Part A of Schedule 1—

(a) under the heading “Insects, mites and nematodes”—

(i) after item 9 insert—

“9A.Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc.)”;

(ii) after item 22 insert—

“22A.Keiferia lycopersicella (Walsingham)”;

(iii) after item 33 insert—

“33A.Saperda candida Fabricius”;

(iv) after item 39 insert—

“39A.Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick)”;

(b) under the heading “Bacteria”—

(i) omit item 3;

(ii) at the end insert—

“4.Xanthomonas citri pv. aurantifolii

5.Xanthomonas citri pv. citri”;

(c) under the heading “Fungi”—

(i) after item 12 insert—

“12A.Phyllosticta citricarpa (McAlpine) Van der Aa”;

(ii) in item 13, for “Ell. and Ev.” substitute “Ellis & Everhart”;

(d) under the heading “Viruses and virus-like organisms”—

(i) omit item 1;

(ii) in item 2, omit “Potato spindle tuber viroid,”.

(2) In Part B of Schedule 1—

(a) under the heading “Insects, mites and nematodes”, in item 10, for “Popilia” substitute “Popillia”;

(b) under the heading “Bacteria”, after item 2 insert—

“3.Xylella fastidiosa (Wells et al.)”;

(c) under the heading “Viruses and virus-like organisms”, after item 2 insert—

“2A.Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi”.

(3) In Part C of Schedule 1, in the second column of the table—

(a) after “Epsom and Ewell,” insert “Guildford,”;

(b) for “and West Berkshire” substitute “, West Berkshire and Woking”.

Schedule 2 (relevant material which may not be introduced into or moved within England if that material is carrying or infected with plant pests)

9.—(1) In Part A of Schedule 2—

(a) under the heading “Insects, mites and nematodes”, in the entry in the third column of item 5, for “Aonidella” substitute “Aonidiella”;

(b) under the heading “Bacteria”—

(i) in the entry in the second column of item 2, for “mais” substitute “mays”;

(ii) omit item 3;

(c) under the heading “Fungi”, omit item 11.

(2) In Part B of Schedule 2—

(a) under the heading ““Insects, mites and nematodes”—

(i) after item 9 insert—

“9A. 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.

Paysandisia archon (Burmeister)”;

(ii) after item 10 insert—

“10A. Plants of Palmae, intended for planting, having a diameter of the stem at the base of over 5 cm and belonging to the following taxa: Areca catechu L., Arenga pinnata (Wurmb) Merr., Bismarckia Hildebr. & H. Wendl., Borassus flabellifer L., Brahea armata S. Watson, Brahea edulis H. Wendl., Butia capitata (Mart.) Becc., Calamus merrillii Becc., Caryota maxima Blume, Caryota cumingii Lodd. Ex Mart., Chamaerops humilis L., Cocos nucifera L., Copernicia Mart., Corypha utan Lam., Elaeis guineenis Jacq., Howea forsteriana Becc., Jubaea chilensis (Molina) Baill., Livistona australis C. Martius, Livistona decora (W. Bull) Dowe, Livistonia rotundifolia (Lam.) Mart., Metroxylon sagu Rottb., Phoenix canariensis Chabaud, Phoenix dactylifera L., Phoenix reclinata Jacq., Phoenix roebelenii O'Brien, Phoenix sylvestris (L.) Roxb., Phoenix theophrasti Greuter, Pritchardia Seem. & H. Wendl., Ravenea rivularis Jum. & H. Perrier, Roystonea regia (Kunth) O.F. Cook, Sabal palmetto (Walter) Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult. f., Syagrus roman-zoffiana (Cham.) Glassman, Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.) H. Wendl. or Washingtonia Raf.

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier)

10B. Plants, other than fruit or seeds, of Pinus L., intended for planting

Thaumetopoea pityocampa Denis & Schiffermüller”;

(iii) omit item 13;

(b) under the heading “Bacteria”, in the entry in the third column of item 8, for “Xanthomonas campestris pv. pruni (Smith) Dye” substitute “Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni (Smith) Vauterin et al.”;

(c) under the heading “Viruses and virus-like organisms”—

(i) after item 2 insert—

“2A. Plants, other than seeds, of Ulmus L., intended for planting

Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi”;

(ii) after item 7 insert—

“7A. Plants of Solanum lycopersicum L., Capsicum annuum L. or Capsicum frutescens L., intended for planting, or plants of Solanum tuberosum L.

Potato spindle tuber viroid”.

Schedule 3 (relevant material which may not be introduced into England if that material originates in certain third countries)

10. In Schedule 3, omit item 17.

Schedule 4 (restrictions on the introduction into and movement within England of relevant material)

11.—(1) In Part A of Schedule 4—

(a) in the entry in the third column of item 13, for “Elm phlöem necrosis mycoplasm” substitute “Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi”;

(b) after item 13 insert—

“13A. Plants, other than scions, cuttings, plants in tissue culture, pollen or seeds, of Amelanchier Medik., Aronia Medik., Cotoneaster Medik., Crataegus L., Cydonia Mill., Malus Mill., Prunus L., Pyracantha M. Roem., Pyrus L. or Sorbus L., intended for planting, originating in Canada or the USA

The plants must be accompanied by an official statement that:

(a) they have been grown throughout their life in an area free fromSaperda candida Fabricius, established by the national plant protection organisation in the country of origin in accordance with ISPM No. 4, and which is mentioned on the phytosanitary certificate or the phytosanitary certificate for re-export under the heading “Additional declaration”; or

(b) they have been grown during a period of at least two years prior to export, or in the case of plants which are younger than two years, have been grown throughout their life, in a place of production established as free fromSaperda candida Fabricius in accordance with ISPM No. 10:

(i) which is registered and supervised by the national plant protection organisation in the country of origin;

(ii) which has been subjected annually to two official inspections for any signs ofSaperda candida Fabricius carried out at appropriate times;

(iii) where the plants have been grown in a site with complete physical protection against the introduction ofSaperda candida Fabricius or with the application of appropriate preventive treatments and surrounded by a buffer zone with a width of at least 500 m in which the absence of Saperda candida Fabricius has been confirmed by official surveys carried out annually at appropriate times; and

(iv) immediately prior to export, the plants, and in particular their stems, have been subjected to a meticulous inspection for the presence ofSaperda candida Fabricius, which included destructive sampling, where appropriate”;

(c) for items 15 to 17 substitute—

“15. Fruits of Citrus L., Fortunella Swingle, Poncirus Raf., Microcitrus Swingle, Naringi Adans., or Swinglea Merr., originating in any third country

The fruits must be accompanied by an official statement that:

(a) they originate in a country recognised as being free fromXanthomonas citri pv. citri and Xanthomonas citri pv. aurantifolii in accordance with ISPM...

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