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Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 2949 of 2004).

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The amendments to the 2001 Regulations give effect to the consequential amendments made to Council Directive 2002/53/EC on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species by Council Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed. These amending regulations: (a) update references to relevant EC and National legislation; (b) amend the provisions relating to the records that must be kept and information that must be published by the Secretary of State in relation to the National Listing of genetically modified varieties; (c) remove the requirement for details of a proposed maintainer, substitution or addition of maintainer to be published in the Gazette before an application for inclusion on the National List has been determined; (d) amend the provisions relating to the marketing authorizations required in respect of genetically modified varieties in order for National Listing to take place; (e) amend the provisions relating to the variation, suspension, or revocation of arrangements for official measures; (f) provide that the National Listing of a genetically modified variety can be revoked where an authorization issued under the relevant legislation has been revoked or has otherwise expired; and (g) amend the definition of festulolium; and (h) add hemp to the National List of agricultural crop varieties.
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These Regulations entered into force on 10 December 2004.
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