S.I. No. 132/2007 - European Communities (Potato Ring Rot) Regulations 2007

S.I. No. 132 of 2007


I, MARY COUGHLAN, Minister for Agriculture and Food, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No. 27 of 1972) and for the purpose of giving effect to Commission Directive 2006/56/EC of 12 June 2006 1 , hereby make the following Regulations—

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 30th March, 2007.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Communities (Potato Ring Rot) Regulations, 2007.

2 The European Communities (Potato Ring Rot) Regulations, 1993 ( S.I. No. 346 of 1993 ) are amended—

(a) by the insertion, after Regulation 5, of—

“5. (1) The Minister may, by instrument in writing, appoint such and so many persons as he or she thinks fit to be an inspector for the purposes of some or all of these Regulations as may be specified in the instrument.

(2) The Minister may terminate the appointment of an inspector, whether or not the appointment was for a fixed period.

(3) An appointment as an inspector ceases—

(a) if it is terminated pursuant to paragraph 4,

(b) if it is for a fixed period, on the expiry of that period, or

(c) if the person appointed is an officer of the Minister upon the person ceasing to be such an officer.

(4) Nothing in paragraph (3) is to be construed so as to prevent the Minister from reappointing as an inspector a person to whom that paragraph relates.”, and

(b) by the insertion, after Regulation 16, of—

“16A. Tests, analyses and surveys shall be carried out in accordance with the Annexes (inserted by Commission Directive No. 2006/56/EC of 12 June 2006) of Council Directive No. 93/85/EC of 4 November 1993.”


GIVEN under my Official Seal,

21 March 2007


Minister for Agriculture and Food


(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)

These Regulations amend the Annexes of Council Directive No. 93/85/EC regarding surveys, tests and analyses.

1 O.J. No. L182 04.07.2006, p. 1