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Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 3510 of 2001).

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These Regulations give effect to Council Directives 70/457/EEC on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species and those elements of Council Directive 70/458/EEC on the marketing of vegetable seed which require member States to establish national lists of vegetable varieties. These directives were last amended by Council Directive 98/95/EC in respect of the consolidation of the internal market, genetically modified plant varieties and plant genetic resources and Council Directive 98/96/EC as regards naming of plant varieties. Regulation 3 makes provision in relation to National Lists of plant varieties prepared and published in the Plant Varieties and Seeds Gazette. Regulation 4 provides for applications in relation to national lists, regulation 5 provides for acceptance of plant varieties and regulation 6 makes provision for the naming of plant varieties. The National Authorities must be satisfied of the matters referred to in regulation 5(3) for acceptance on to National Lists of plant varieties of the species specified in Schedule 1. Regulation 7 makes provision in relation to maintainers of plant varieties. Regulation 8 makes provision in relation to official measures and regulation 9 makes provision for arrangements for official measures. Regulation 11 makes provision for marketing prohibition notices. Regulation 12 makes provision for maintenance of plant varieties accepted on to national lists. Regulation 13 provides that acceptance of plant varieties is initially for a period of 10 years and provides the conditions for renewal of acceptance. Regulation 14 provides for revocation of acceptance of plant varieties and maintainers of plant varieties and regulation 15 makes provision for records. Regulation 16 makes provision for representations and hearings in respect of proposed relevant decisions and regulation 17 makes provision for appeals against relevant decisions, except those in respect of naming of plant varieties.
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These Regulations entered into force on 1 December 2001.
These Regulations revoke and replace the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) Regulations 1982, S.I. 1982/844 as amended.Including amendments up to The Seed Potatoes (Wales) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/106).
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