Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Published: 1998-09-15

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1998 No. 322

SEEDS
Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made
15th September 1998

Coming into operation
19th October 1998

The Department of Agriculture, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by sections 1(1), 1(2A)(1), 2(2) and (4) of the Seeds Act (Northern Ireland) 1965(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, after consultation with representatives of such interests as appear to it to be concerned and with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel(3) with regard to the licensing fee for licensed testing establishments, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 19th October 1998.

Revocation

2.  The Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(4) are hereby revoked.

Fees

3.  Subject to the provisions of these Regulations there shall be paid to the Department in respect of matters arising under the Regulations referred to in Schedules 1 to 6 the fees set out in Column (3) of each of those Schedules opposite the respective references to such matters in Column (1), and in accordance with Column (2), of each of those Schedules.

Exemption

4.  The Department may exempt any person or class of persons, or persons generally, from compliance with any of the provisions of these Regulations and the exemptions may be made subject to conditions.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture on

L.S.
Liam McKibben
Assistant Secretary
14th September 1998.

The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby approves the foregoing Regulations in regard to the licensing fee for licensed testing establishments.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on

L.S.
David Thomson
Assistant Secretary
15th September 1998.

SCHEDULE 1Matters arising under the Cereal Seeds Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(5)

(1)
(2)
(3)

Matter
When Payable
Fee

£

£(6)

Initial fees

A.  Initial fee per hectare or part thereof for crops intended to produce:—

On application for registration

(i)pre-basic or basic seed

23·45
(22·35)

(ii)certified seed of the first generation of wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat, barley, triticale and oats or certified seed of rye and maize

5·90
(5·60)

(iii)certified seed of the second generation of wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat, barley and oats

5·25
(5·00)

Crop inspection fees

B.  Fee for official examination or re- examination of crops intended to produce seed as set out in A(i), (ii) or (iii) per hectare or part thereof examined

Within one month of demand by the Department
11·70
(11·15)

Seed lot fee

C.  Fee for the issue of an official certificate in respect of a seed lot entered as:—

On application

(i)breeder's, pre-basic or basic seed, certified seed of the first generation of wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat, barley, triticale, oats or certified seed of rye and maize

38·70
(36·85)

(ii)certified seed of the second generation of wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat, barley and oats

19·35
(18·45)

Seed testing fees

D.  Fee for an official examination of seed for loose smut infection of wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat and barley (per thousand embryos examined)

Within one month of demand by the Department
34·00
(32·40)

SCHEDULE 2Matters arising under the Fodder Plant Seeds Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(7)

(1)
(2)
(3)

Matter
When Payable
Fee

£

£(8)

Initial fees

A.  Initial fee per hectare or part thereof for crops intended to produce:—

On application for registration

(i)pre-basic or basic seed of—

(a)grasses, legumes (except field beans and field peas) and crucifers

17·60
(16·75)

(b)field beans and field peas

15·25
(14·50)

(ii)certified seed of grasses, legumes (except field beans and field peas) and crucifers

8·25
(7·85)

(iii)certified seed of the first and second generation of field beans and field peas

7·05
(6·70)

Crop inspection fees

B.  Fee for official examination or re- examination of crops intended to produce seed as set out in A(i), (ii) or (iii) per hectare or part thereof examined

Within one month of demand by the Department
11·70
(11·15)

Seed lot fee

C.  Fee for the issue of an official certificate in respect of a seed lot entered as:—

On application

(i)breeder’s seed of—

(a)grasses, legumes (except field beans and field peas) and crucifers

31·70
(30·20)

(b)field beans and field peas

51·60
(49·15)

(ii)pre-basic or basic seed of—

(a)grasses, legumes (except field beans and field peas) and crucifers

59·85
(57·00)

(b)field beans and field peas

51·60
(49·15)

(iii)certified seed of grasses, legumes (except field beans and field peas) and crucifers

59·85
(57·00)

(iv)certified seed of the first and second generation of field beans and field peas

48·10
(45·80)

(v)commercial seed of the kinds for the time being specified in regulation 3(2) of the Fodder Plant Seeds Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994

52·80
(50·30)

SCHEDULE 3Matters arising under the Oil and Fibre Plant Seeds Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(9)

(1)
(2)
(3)

Matter
When Payable
Fee

£

£(10)

Initial fees

A.  Initial fee per hectare or part thereof for crops intended to produce:—

On application for registration

(i)pre-basic or basic seed

25·85
(24·60)

(ii)all other categories of seed

12·35
(11·75)

Crop inspection fees

B.  Fee for official examination or re- examination of crops intended to produce seed as set out in A(i) or (ii) per hectare or part thereof examined

Within one month of demand by the Department
11·70
(11·15)

Seed lot fee

C.  Fee for the issue of an official certificate in respect of a seed lot entered as:—

On application

(i)breeder's, pre-basic or basic seed

46·95
(44·70)

(ii)all other categories of seed

46·95
(44·70)

Seed testing fees

D.  Fees for an official examination of seed for:—

Within one month of demand by the Department

(i)sunflower for Botrytis spp

39·85
(37·95)

(ii)flax and linseed for—

(a)Alternaria spp

(b)Phoma exiqua var. linicola

(c)Colletotrichum lini

(d)Fusarium spp

(e)Botrytis spp

32·80
(31·25)

SCHEDULE 4Matters arising under the Beet Seeds Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(11)

(1)
(2)
(3)

Matter
When Payable
Fee

£

£(12)

Initial fees

A.  Initial fee per hectare or part thereof for crops intended to produce:—

On application for registration

(i)pre-basic or basic seed

30·50
(29·05)

(ii)certified seed

14·10
(13·45)

Crop inspection fees

B.  Fee for official examination or re- examination of crops intended to produce seed as set out in A(i) or (ii) per hectare or part thereof examined

Within one month of demand by the Department
11·70
(11·15)

Seed lot fee

C.  Fee for the issue of an official certificate in respect of a seed lot entered as:—

On application

(i)pre-basic or basic seed

57·50
(54·75)

(ii)certified seed

56·30
(53·60)

SCHEDULE 5Matters arising under the Vegetable Seeds Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(13)

(1)
(2)
(3)

Matter
When Payable
Fee

£

£(14)

Initial fees

A.  Initial fee for crops intended to produce:—

On application for registration

(i)pre-basic or basic seed of—

(a)all kinds, except peas, broad beans, cucumber, gherkin and tomato, per hectare or part thereof entered

41·05
(39·10)

(b)peas and broad beans per hectare or part thereof entered

25·85
(24·60)

(c)cucumber, gherkin and tomato, per crop entered

41·05
(39·10)

(ii)certified seed of—

(a)all kinds, except peas, broad beans, cucumber, gherkin and tomato, per hectare or part thereof entered

22·25
(21·20)

(b)peas and broad beans per hectare or part thereof entered

10·55
(10·05)

(c)cucumber, gherkin and tomato, per crop entered

22·25
(21·20)

Crop inspection fees

B.  Fee for official examination or re- examination of crops intended to produce:—

Within one month of demand by the Department

(i)A(i)(a) or (b) and A(ii)(a) or (b) above, per hectare or part thereof examined

11·70
(11·15)

(ii)A(i)(c) and A(ii)(c) above, per crop examined

11·70
(11·15)

Seed lot fee

C.  Fee for the issue of an official certificate in respect of a seed lot entered

On application
93·85
(89·40)

SCHEDULE 6Matters arising under the Seeds (Registration, Licensing and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(15)

(1)
(2)
(3)

Matter
When Payable
Fee

£

£(16)

Representations by, and hearings of, a seed merchant, processor or packer

(i)A.  Fee for making written representations to the Department

On making representations
29·35
(27·95)

(ii)Fee for being heard by a person appointed by the Department

On applying to be heard
58·65
(55·85)

Licensed Seed Testing Establishments

(i)B.  Annual fee payable during the currency of the licence (or a proportion thereof in respect of a part of a year)

Within one month of demand by the Department, annually in advance
1,936·00
(1,844·00)

(ii)Fee payable by the owner or person in charge of a Licensed Seed Testing Station in respect of an official examination of seed

Within one month of demand by the Department, annually in arrears
4·65
(4·45)

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
Regulations controlling the marketing of cereal seeds, fodder plant seeds, beet seeds, oil and fibre plant seeds, and vegetable seeds (“seed regulations”) provide that, with certain exceptions, seeds of these categories may only be marketed if they are derived from crops which on inspection are found to meet certain standards and if upon subsequent testing samples of the seed also meet certain standards.
These Regulations which are made under the Seeds Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 prescribe fees for certain initial applications, crop inspection fees, seed lot fees, seed testing fees and fees in relation to licensed seed testing establishments. Fees are also prescribed in relation to the making of written representations by, and hearings involving, seed merchants, processors or packers.
The matters in respect of which the revised fees are prescribed are listed in Schedules 1 to 6, and the fees which were chargeable by virtue of the Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 are indicated in brackets.
A uniform increase of 5% has been applied to all fees and has been rounded to the nearest five pence except in the case of the annual fee for Licensed Seed Testing Stations, which has been rounded to the nearest £1.
The Regulations revoke and replace the Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (regulation 2).


(1)
As inserted by S.R. & O. (N.I.) 1972 No. 351 Art. 3 and Sch. 3

(2)
1965 c. 22 (N.I.)

(3)
Formerly the Department of Finance: see S.I. 1982/338 (N.I. 6) Art. 3

(4)
S.R. 1997 No. 413

(5)
S.R. 1994 No. 254 as amended by S.R. 1995 No. 366 and S.R. 1997 No. 240

(6)
The figures in brackets are the fees which were charged by virtue of the Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997 No. 413)

(7)
S.R. 1994 No. 252 as amended by S.R. 1996 No. 311 and S.R. 1997 No. 240

(8)
The figures in brackets are the fees which were charged by virtue of the Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997 No. 413)

(9)
S.R. 1994 No. 255 as amended by S.R. 1996 No. 312 and S.R. 1997 No. 240

(10)
The figures in brackets are the fees which were charged by virtue of the Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997 No. 413)

(11)
S.R. 1994 No. 251 as amended by S.R. 1997 No. 240

(12)
The figures in brackets are the fees which were charged by virtue of the Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997 No. 413)

(13)
S.R. 1994 No. 250 as amended by S.R. 1996 No. 313 and S.R. 1997 No. 240

(14)
The figures in brackets are the fees which were charged by virtue of the Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997 No. 413)

(15)
S.R. 1994 No. 253

(16)
The figures in brackets are the equivalent fees which were charged by virtue of the Seeds (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997 No. 413)
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