S.I. No. 278/1986 - European Communities (Introduction of Organisms Harmful To Plants Or Plant Products) (Prohibition) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 1986.

S.I. No. 278 of 1986.


I, AUSTIN DEASY, Ministr for Agriculture, considering there is an imminent danger of the introduction or spread in the State of the harmful organism Dendroctonus micans Kugelan (being a danger described in article 15 of Council Directive No. 77/93/EEC(1) of 21 December, 1976), in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act, 1972 (No. 27 of 1972), hereby, for the purpose of giving effect to Commission Decision No. 86/11/EEC of 10 March, 1986(2), make the following regulations:—

1O.J. No. L26, 31.1.1977.

2O.J. No. L99 15.4.1986.

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the European Communities (Introduction of Organisms Harmful to plants or plant products) (Prohibition) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 1986.

(2) The collective citation, the European Communities (Introduction of Organisms harmful to Plants or Plant Products) (Prohibition) Regulations, 1980 to 1986, shall include these Regulations.

2. In these Regualtions "the Principal Regulations" means the European Communities (Introduction of Organisms Harmful to Plants or Plant Products) (Prohibition) Regulations, 1980 ( S.I. No. 125 of 1980 ).

3. (1) Regulation 2B (inserted by Regulation 2 of the European Communities (Introduction of Organisms Harmful to Plants or Plant Products) (Prohibition) (Amendment) Regualtions, 1982 ( S.I. No. 351 of 1982 )) of the Principal Regulations is hereby amended by the insertion of the following paragraph before paragraph (2):

"(1) (a) A person shall not introduce into the State plants of conifers originating in another Member State unless the plants comply with the following conditions:

"(1) (a) (i) the plants shall be free of Dendroctonus micans Kugelan;

(ii) in the case of cut plants such as Christmas trees and rooted plants, other than those grown in nurseries, they shall not exceed 3 metres in height;

(iii) in the case of cut plants, they shall not drive from the tops of forest trees; and

(iv) the plants shall be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate as provided for under the Directive and certifying also that they comply with each of such of the foregoing conditions as apply to them.

(b) This paragraph shall not be construed as applying to fruit or seeds."

(2) Paragraph (1) of this Regulation shall cease to have effect on the 1st day of February, 1987.

GIVEN under my Official Seal this 5th day of August, 1986.


Minister for Agriculture.


The Regulations make provision for the import under certain conditions of cut plants and rooted plants of coniferous tree species from EEC Member States.