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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
|B.C. Reg. 414/92
|Deposited October 23, 1992
[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 213/2006, July 13, 2006]
|3||Prohibition on movement|
|4||Sale of trees prohibited|
|5||Sale of cones and seeds permitted|
|6||Treatment of infested trees|
|7||Powers of inspectors|
|8||Order of inspector|
1 In this regulation:
"Abies spp." means true fir, and includes balsam fir, Fraser fir, grand fir, noble fir, Pacific silver fir, silver or white fir and sub-alpine fir;
"balsam woolly adelgid" means an insect of the species Adelges piceae (Ratz.);
"log" means a log of Abies spp. with any attached bark but without branches;
"quarantine area" means the area described in the Appendix;
"tree" means a living tree of Abies spp.with roots, and includes
(a) a seedling, and
(b) a tree produced by tissue culture.
[am. B.C. Reg. 213/2006, s. 1.]
2 (1) A person who wishes to grow Abies spp. in British Columbia must obtain an annual permit from the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands.
(2) A person who is granted a permit under subsection (1) to grow Abies spp. must treat the trees for balsam woolly adelgid control in a manner specified by the Minister of Agriculture and Lands.
(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2000.]
[am. B.C. Regs. 169/2000; 213/2006, s. 2.]
3 (1) A person must not move any tree of Abies spp. that originated in the quarantine area to any place in British Columbia outside the quarantine area.
(2) Despite subsection (1), a person may move logs of Abies spp. out of the quarantine area if the logs are transported and stored in water and promptly processed.
[en. B.C. Reg. 213/2006, s. 3.]
4 A person must not sell or move cut trees or foliage of Abies spp. anywhere in British Columbia between January 31 and November 1.
5 The sale and movement of cones and seeds of Abies spp. is permitted anywhere in British Columbia.
6 Retail outlets offering Abies spp. for sale which are found by an inspector to have infested trees must immediately treat the trees in a manner specified by an inspector or the inspector may order the destruction of the infested trees.
7 Inspectors either defined under the Provincial Plant Protection Act or designated under the Plant Protection Act (Canada) are empowered to enforce the provisions of this regulation.
[en. B.C. Reg. 213/2006, s. 4.]
8 (1) If an inspector is of the opinion that this regulation or the intent of this regulation is being contravened, the inspector may serve upon the person who is responsible for the contravention a written notice of the contravention ordering that person to do such things as the inspector may order for the purpose of preventing any similar or further contravention.
(2) A person who neglects or refuses to comply with the order of an inspector contained in a notice under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.
(3) An inspector who takes any action under subsection (1) must promptly give to the Director, Crop Protection Branch, a report of the action taken.
9 (1) A person who contravenes any of the provisions of this regulation is guilty of an offence.
(2) If a person is found guilty under subsection (1), in addition to any penalty imposed, the trees or logs in his or her possession may be destroyed.
[en. B.C. Reg. 213/2006, s. 5.]
The forest districts listed below, established under the Forest Regions and Districts Regulation, B.C. Reg. 123/2003, constitute a quarantine area for the purposes of section 8 (2) (f) of the Plant Protection Act.
|Campbell River forest district (Coast forest region)|
|Chilliwack forest district (Coast forest region)|
|North Island-Central Coast forest district (Coast forest region)|
|South Island forest district (Coast forest region)|
|Squamish forest district (Coast forest region)|
|Sunshine Coast forest district (Coast forest region)|
Note: this regulation replaces B.C. Reg. 7/77.
[Provisions of the Plant Protection Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 365, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 8]
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