Plant Variety Rights Amendment Regulations 1999

1999/160

Plant Variety Rights Amendment Regulations 1999


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Commerce.


PURSUANT to section 38 of the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Plant Variety Rights Amendment Regulations 1999, and are part of the Plant Variety Rights Regulations 19881 (the principal regulations).

    (2) These regulations come into force on 1 July 1999.

2 Quantities of seed to be provided with applications
  • Regulation 5 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (1), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (1) An application for a variety of a kind described in column 1 of the First Schedule of these regulations must be accompanied by—

      • (a) The quantity of seed specified (opposite the description) in column 2 of the Schedule, together with the quantity, if any, of seed in ears specified (opposite the description) in column 5 of the Schedule: or

      • (b) If no quantity is specified in column 2 of the Schedule,—

        • (i) The quantity, if any, of nucleus seed specified (opposite the description) in column 3 of the Schedule; and

        • (ii) The quantity, if any, of seed of a generation of plants either grown from nucleus seed or descended from plants grown from nucleus seed specified (opposite the description) in column 4 of the Schedule.

3 New Schedule 1 substituted
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking Schedule 1, and substituting the schedule set out in the Schedule of these regulations.

4 Consequential revocations
  • The following regulations are revoked:

    • (a) The Plant Variety Rights Regulations 1989, Amendment No 12:

    • (b) The Plant Variety Rights Regulations 1993, Amendment No 23.


Schedule
New Schedule 1 of principal regulations

Reg 3

First Schedule
Quantities of Seed to Accompany Applications

Reg 5(1)

Description of VarietySeed of any GenerationNucleus SeedLower Generation SeedSeed in Ears
 gggears
Arable crops and vegetables
Broad Beans, French Beans, Haricot Beans, Runner Beans, Soya Beans, Tick Beans, Lupins, Peas, and Maize...................................................................
6000
Barley, Oats, and Wheat...................................................................
50001000
Other Cereals, and Lentils...................................................................
5000
Sunflower...................................................................
2500
Cucurbits...................................................................
1250
Beets, Borage, and Linseed...................................................................
1000
Asparagus...................................................................
250
Allium, Amaranthus, Brassicas (except Forage Brassicas), Capsicum, Chicory, Phacelia, and Radish...................................................................
100
Carrot, Lettuce, and Parsnip...................................................................
70
Tomato...................................................................
50
  
Evening Primrose...................................................................
25
Forage Brassicas...................................................................
1030
Grasses
Brome, Ryegrass...................................................................
50500
Bents, Crested Dogstail, Cocksfoot, Fescue, Koeleria, Paspalum, Phalaris, and Yorkshire Fog...................................................................
510
Other pasture plants
Serradella, and Sulla...................................................................
100
Lucerne, Lotus, Plantain, and Red Clover...................................................................
50
White Clover...................................................................
510
Yarrow...................................................................
25

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory Note

This note is not part the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations which come into force on 1 July 1999,—

  • (a) Modify the quantities of seed required to be supplied with applications for grants of plant variety rights in respect of plants of certain varieties; and

  • (b) Add a requirement that applicants supply as well 100 ears of seed with applications for varieties of barley, oats, and wheat.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 3 June 1999.


  • 1 SR 1988/101

  • 2 SR 1989/227

  • 3 SR 1993/146