S.I. No. 87/2018 - European Communities (Control of Organisms Harmful to Plants and Plant Products) (Amendment) (No.4) Regulations 2018


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 27th March, 2018.

I, MICHAEL CREED, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No.27 of 1972), for the purpose of giving full effect to Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/5 of 3 January 20181 , hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Communities (Control of Organisms Harmful to Plants and Plant Products) (Amendment) (No.4) Regulations 2018.

2. The European Communities (Control of Organisms Harmful to Plants and Plant Products) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012 ( S.I. No. 297 of 2012 ) are amended—

(a) by substituting for Regulation 2 (1) the following—

“2. (1) In these Regulations—

‘Decision 2012/270’ means Commission Implementing Decision 2012/270/EU of 16 May 20122 as amended by Commission Implementing Decision 2014/679/EU of 25 September 20143 , Commission Implementing Decision 2016/1359/EU of 8 August 20164 and Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/5 of 3 January 2018;

‘Principal Regulations’ means the European Communities (Control of Organisms Harmful to Plants and Plant Products) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 894 of 2004).”, and

(b) in Regulation 4 and 5 by substituting “Decision 2012/270” for “Commission Implementing Decision 2012/270/EU of 16 May 2012” in each place it occurs.

3. The European Communities (Control of Organisms Harmful to Plants and Plant Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 ( S.I. No. 79 of 2017 ) are revoked.

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Given under my Official Seal,

20 March 2018.

MICHAEL CREED,

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

These Regulations update measures intended to prevent the introduction into and spread with the European Union of the harmful organism Epitrix which affects potatoes.

1 OJ L 2, 05.01.2018, p.11

2 OJ L 132, 23.5.2012, p. 18

3 OJ L 283, 27.9.2014, p. 61

4 OJ L 215, 10.8.2016, p. 29