Plant Variety Rights Amendment Regulations 2001


Plant Variety Rights Amendment Regulations 2001


These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Economic Development.

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

1 Title
  • (1) These regulations are the Plant Variety Rights Amendment Regulations 2001.

    (2) In these regulations, the Plant Variety Rights Regulations 19881 are called the principal regulations.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 January 2002.

3 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 of plant described in column 1 of the First Schedule must be accompanied by the quantity of seed specified (opposite the description) in column 2 of the First Schedule, together with the quantity, if any, of seed ears specified (opposite the description) in column 3 of the First Schedule.

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

New Schedule 1 substituted in principal regulations

r 4

First Schedule
Quantities of seed to accompany applications

r 5(1)

Description of varietySeed (g)Seed in ears (ears)
Arable crops and vegetables—  
 beans, lentils, lupins, and maize2000
 barley, oats, ryecorn, triticale, and wheat2000100
 linseed and sunflower1000
 asparagus, borage, and cucurbits100
 allium, amaranthus, capsicum, chicory, forage brassicas, phacelia, and radish50
 carrot, lettuce, brassicas (other than forage brassicas), parsnip, and tomato30
 evening primrose10
 brome and ryegrass500
 cocksfoot, crested dogstail, fescue, koeleria, and paspalum50
 bents, phalaris, and yorkshire fog10
Other pasture plants—  
 serradella and sulla100
 lotus, lucerne, plantain, and red clover50
 white clover10

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

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

These regulations, which come into force on 1 January 2002, reduce the quantity of seed to be provided for testing by the Plant Variety Rights Office, as fewer seeds are required for testing than previously prescribed.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 29 November 2001.

  • 1 SR 1988/101