S.I. No. 48/2020 - European Communities (Minimum Conditions for Examining Agriculture Plant Species) (Amendment) Regulations 2020


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 21st February, 2020.

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 effect to Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2019/1985 of 28 November 2019 1 , hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Communities (Minimum Conditions for Examining Agriculture Plant Species) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

2. The European Communities (Minimum Conditions for Examining Agriculture Plant Species) Regulations 2004 ( S.I. No. 122 of 2004 ) are amended by substituting in Regulation 2 for the definition of “Directive” (as amended by the European Communities (Minimum Conditions for Examining Agriculture Plant Species) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 302 of 2019) the following-

“‘Directive’ means Commission Directive No. 2003/90/EC of 6 October 20032 as amended by Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2019/1985 of 28 November 2019;”.

3. The European Communities (Minimum Conditions for Examining Agriculture Plant Species) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 302 of 2019) are revoked

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

17 February, 2020.

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 give effect to the provisions of Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2019/1985 of 29 November 2019 which amends Council Directive 2003/90/EC on the Characteristics and Minimum Conditions for Examining Agriculture Plant Species.

1 O.J. No. L 308, 29.11.2019, p. 86

2 O.J. No. L 254, 08.10.2003, p.7