The Plant Health (Forestry) (Great Britain) (Amendment) Order 1995

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Published: 1995-07-14

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 1989

PLANT HEALTH
The Plant Health (Forestry) (Great Britain) (Amendment) Order 1995

Made
14th July 1995

Laid before Parliament
1st August 1995

Coming into force
21st August 1995

The Forestry Commissioners, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 2 and 3 of the Plant Health Act 1967(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Title and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Plant Health (Forestry) (Great Britain) (Amendment) Order 1995 and shall come into force on 21st August 1995.

Amendment of the Plant Health (Forestry) (Great Britain) Order 1993

2.—(1) The Plant Health (Forestry) (Great Britain) Order 1993(2) shall be amended in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(2) In article 16(1) (conditions for registration) there shall be inserted after sub-paragraph (g) the following sub-paragraph—

“(h)he shall make a declaration at such time and in such form as the Commissioners may from time to time require that he is able and willing to comply with the conditions specified in the above sub-paragraphs and with the other provisions of this Order.”

(3) After article 19 there shall be inserted the following article—

19A. “Notification of landing of relevant material, consigned directly from third countries, whose landing in Great Britain is subject to special conditions

19A.(1)Subject to paragraph (2) below, no person shall land in Great Britain any relevant material of a description specified in column 2 of Part A of Schedule 4 unless he has notified an inspector of his intention to land that relevant material and of the proposed means of introduction and point of entry at least three days before the intended date of landing.

(2)Paragraph (1) above shall not apply to items 11 to 19 of Part A of Schedule 4.”.

(4) For Part B of Schedule 5 there shall be substituted the contents of the Schedule to this Order.

In witness whereof the Official Seal of the Forestry Commissioners is hereunto affixed on 14th July 1995.

L.S.

T J D Rollinson
Secretary to the Forestry Commissioners

Article 2(4)
SCHEDULE

“PART BRELEVANT MATERIAL WHOSE CONSIGNMENT TO A PROTECTED ZONE OUTSIDE GREAT BRITAIN IS SUBJECT TO SPECIAL CONDITIONS

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)

Item
Description of relevant material
Conditions of consignment
Protected zone(s)
Plant passport required

1.
Wood of conifers (Coniferales), retaining any bark, other than wood actually in use as dunnage

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the wood under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones:

(a)
the wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it originates in areas known to be free from Dendroctonus micans Kugelann; or

(b)
there shall be evidence by a mark “Kiln-dried”, “K.D.” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage, that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man
Yes

2.
Wood of conifers (Coniferales), retaining any bark, other than wood actually in use as dunnage

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the wood under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones

(a)
the wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it originates in areas known to be free from Ips duplicatus Sahlberg; or

(b)
there shall be evidence by a mark “Kiln-dried”, “K.D.” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage, that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man
Yes

3.
Wood of conifers (Coniferales), retaining any bark, other than wood actually in use as dunnage

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the wood under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones:

(a)
the wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it originates in areas known to be free from Ips typographus Heer, or

(b)
there shall be evidence by a mark “Kiln-dried”, “K.D.” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage, that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Yes

4.
Wood of conifers (Coniferales), retaining any bark, other than wood actually in use as dunnage

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the wood under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones:

(a)
the wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it originates in areas known to be free from Ips amitinusEichhoff; or

(b)
there shall be evidence by a mark “Kiln-dried”, “K.D.” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage, that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule

France (Corsica), Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Yes

5.
Wood of conifers (Coniferales), retaining any bark, other than wood actually in use as dunnage

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the wood under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones:

(a)
the wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it originates in areas known to be free from Ips cembraeHeer; or

(b)
there shall be evidence by a mark “Kiln-dried”, “K.D.” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage, that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man
Yes

6.
Wood of conifers (Coniferales), retaining any bark, other than wood actually in use as dunnage

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the wood under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones:

(a)
the wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it originates in areas known to be free from Ips sexdentatusBoerner; or

(b)
there shall be evidence by a mark “Kiln-dried”, “K.D.” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage, that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule

Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man
Yes

7.
Wood of conifers (Coniferales), retaining any bark, other than wood actually in use as dunnage

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the wood under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones:

(a)
the wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it originates in areas known to be free from Pissodes spp. (European); or

(b)
there shall be evidence by a mark “Kiln-dried”, “K.D.” or another internationally recognised mark, put on the wood or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage, that it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule

Ireland, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man
Yes

8.
Wood of conifers (Coniferales), retaining any bark, other than wood actually in use as dunnage

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the wood under this Part in relation to the same protected zone, the wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it originates in areas known to be free fromMatsucoccus feytaudi Duc

France (Corsica)
Yes

9.
Trees of conifers (Coniferales), over 3 metres in height, other than fruit or seeds

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the trees under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they originate in areas known to be free from Dendroctonus micans Kugelann

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man
Yes

10.
Trees of conifers (Coniferales), over 3 metres in height, other than fruit or seeds

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the trees under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they originate in areas known to be free from Ips duplicatusSahlberg

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Yes

11.
Trees of conifers (Coniferales), over 3 metres in height, other than fruit or seeds

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the trees under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they originate in areas known to be free from Ips typographusHeer

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Yes

12.
Trees of conifers (Coniferales), over 3 metres in height, other than fruit or seeds

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the trees under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they originate in areas known to be free from Ips amitinusEichhoff

France (Corsica), Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Yes

13.
Trees of conifers (Coniferales), over 3 metres in height, other than fruit or seeds

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the trees under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they originate in areas known to be free from Ips cembraeHeer

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man
Yes

14.
Trees of conifers (Coniferales), over 3 metres in height, other than fruit or seeds

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the trees under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they originate in areas known to be free from Ips sexdentatusBoerner

Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Isle of Man
Yes

15.
Trees of conifers (Coniferales) other than fruit or seeds,

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the trees under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they originate in areas known to be free from Pissodes spp.(European)

Ireland, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man
Yes

16.
Isolated bark of conifers (Coniferales)

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the bark under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that the consignment:

(a)
has been subjected to fumigation or other appropriate treatment for bark beetles; or

(b)
originates in areas known to be free from Dendroctonus micans Kugelann

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man
Yes

17.
Isolated bark of conifers (Coniferales)

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the bark under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that the consignment:

(a)
has been subjected to fumigation or other appropriate treatment for bark beetles; or

(b)
originates in areas known to be free from Ips amitinus Eichhoff

France (Corsica), Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Yes

18.
Isolated bark of conifers (Coniferales)

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the bark under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that the consignment:

(a)
has been subjected to fumigation or other appropriate treatment for bark beetles; or

(b)
originates in areas known to be free from Ips cembraeHeer

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man
Yes

19.
Isolated bark of conifers (Coniferales)

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the bark under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that the consignment:

(a)
has been subjected to fumigation or other appropriate treatment for bark beetles; or

(b)
originates in areas known to be free from Ips duplicatus Sahlberg

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Yes

20.
Isolated bark of conifers (Coniferales)

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the bark under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that the consignment:

(a)
has been subjected to fumigation or other appropriate treatment for bark beetles; or

(b)
originates in areas known to be free from Ips sexdentatus Boerner,

Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man
Yes

21.
Isolated bark of conifers (Coniferales)

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the bark under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that the consignment:

(a)
has been subjected to fumigation or other appropriate treatment for bark beetles; or

(b)
originates in areas known to be free from Ips typographusHeer

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Yes

22.
Isolated bark of conifers (Coniferales)

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the bark under this Part in relation to the same protected zone, the bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that the consignment:

(a)
has been subjected to fumigation or other appropriate treatment; or

(b)
originates in areas known to be free from Matsucoccus feytaudi Duc.

France (Corsica)
Yes

23.
Isolated bark of conifers (Coniferales)

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the bark under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that the consignment:(a)has been subjected to fumigation or other appropriate treatment for bark beetles; or

(b)originates in areas known to be free from Pissodesspp. (European)

Ireland, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man
Yes

24.

Trees of LarixMill., other than seeds, intended for planting

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the trees under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they have been produced in nurseries and that the place of production is free from Cephalcia lariciphila (Klug.)

Ireland, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man
Yes

25.

Trees of PinusL., PiceaA Dietr., LarixMill., AbiesMill. and PseudotsugaCarr., other than seeds, intended for planting

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the trees under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they have been produced in nurseries and that the place of production is free from Gremmeniella abietina(Lag.) Morelet

Ireland and Northern Ireland
Yes

26.
Trees of Pinus L., other than seeds, intended for planting

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the trees under this Part in relation to the same protected zone, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they have been produced in nurseries and that the place of production is free from Thaumetopoea pityocampa(Den. et Schiff.)

Spain (Ibiza)
Yes

27.

Trees of PiceaA Dietr., other than seeds, intended for planting

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the trees under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they have been produced in nurseries and that the place of production is free from Gilpinia hercyniae(Hartig.)

Greece, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man
Yes

28.
Used forestry machinery
The machinery shall be cleaned and free from soil and plant debris
Denmark, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Portugal (Azores), the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
No

29.
Wood of conifers (Coniferales), actually in use as dunnage

Without prejudice to the other conditions applicable to the wood under this Part in relation to the same protected zone or zones:

(a)
the wood shall be stripped of its bark; or

(b)
the wood shall have undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content, expressed as a percentage of dry matter, at time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule

France (Corsica), Greece, Ireland, Spain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
No”

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order amends the Plant Health (Forestry) (Great Britain) Order 1993 so as to reflect changes in the recognized protected zones agreed in accordance with the procedure laid down by Council Directive 77/93/EEC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (OJ No. L26, 31.1.77, p.20), as amended. The Order also completes the implementation of the amendment to Council Directive 77/93/EEC made by Commission Directive 93/110/EC (OJ No. L303, 10.12.93, p.19) (article 2(4)).
The Order contains provisions to improve protection against the introduction and spread of tree pests. It permits the Forestry Commissioners to require a forestry trader to make a declaration of his ability and willingness to comply with the provisions of the Plant Health (Forestry) (Great Britain) Order 1993 as a condition of being listed in the register of forestry traders (article 2(2)), and it provides that prior notification must be given to an inspector of intention to import relevant material from countries outside the European Community (article 2(3)).


(1)
1967 c. 8; sections 2(1) and 3(1) and (2) were amended by the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68), Schedule 4, paragraph 8; section 3(4) was substituted by section 42 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48). The powers conferred by sections 2 and 3 of the Plant Health Act 1967 are conferred on "a competent authority", which expression is defined in section 1(2), as regards the protection of forest trees and timber from attack by pests, as the Forestry Commissioners.

(2)
S.I. 1993/1283, amended by S.I. 1994/3094.
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