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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of August 31, 2000 No. 116-II

About protection of agricultural plants against wreckers, diseases and weeds

(as amended on 26-04-2021)
Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations connected with ensuring protection of agricultural plants against wreckers, diseases and weeds, prevention of harmful effects of remedies of plants on health of the person, the surrounding environment.

Article 2. Legislation on protection of plants

The legislation on protection of plants consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

The relations in the field of protection of plants in the Republic of Karakalpakstan it is regulated also by the legislation of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about protection of plants then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

weeds - wild-growing or half-cultured plants, biologically and the harvest and quality of their products which are ecologically adapted for growth among cultural plants and reducing;

wreckers - animals, including the insects capable to do harm to agricultural plants and products of plant origin;

pesticides - the chemicals used for pest control, diseases of plants and weeds and also regulators of growth and defoliants of agricultural plants;

phytosanitary supervision - tracking and establishment of level of distribution of harmful organisms and their natural antagonists, and also intensity of their development and injuriousness;

remedies of plants - chemical and biological - the means used for protection of plants;

regulations of application of remedies of plants - the mandatory requirement on application of remedies of plants (methods, frequency, terms, regulations and others) developed on each chemical or biological means;

biological remedies of plants - the biological substances identical to natural organisms, the cultivated product, genetically removed plant or other organism used for pest control, diseases of plants and weeds.

Article 4. Public administration and control in the field of protection of plants

Public administration and control in the field of protection of plants are performed by specially authorized Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan body (further - specially authorized body), the Ministry of agricultural and water economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Service of sanitary and epidemiologic wellbeing and public health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the State committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on ecology and environmental protection and other state bodies according to the legislation.

Article 5. Competence of specially authorized body

Specially authorized body:

implements the single policy of usage of remedies of plants directed to yield increase of crops and preserving harvest due to application of highly effective, ecologically safe and low-toxic remedies of plants;

draws the conclusion by results of registration testing of remedies of plants;

develops and approves regulations and rules of application of remedies of plants;

conducts and periodically publishes the List of chemical and biological means of pest control, diseases of plants and weeds, defoliants and regulators of growth of the plants permitted for application in agricultural industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

keeps the Register of the active and inactive ingredients of remedies of plants prohibited and limited in application;

coordinates activities of the state bodies connected with production and use of remedies of plants, observance of regulations of their application, determination of impact of remedies of plants on health of the person and the environment;

will organize control of quality of the remedies of the plants issued at the companies of the Republic of Uzbekistan and delivered on import, issues the conclusions on their application and stops use in case of identification of adverse effect on health of the person and the environment;

performs other powers according to the legislation.

Article 6. Competence of the Ministry of agricultural and water economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in protection of plants

Ministry of agricultural and water economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

implements state programs of protection of plants;

takes measures for localization and liquidation of danger of drift from other countries of quarantine and especially dangerous wreckers, diseases of plants and weeds on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

coordinates research, developmental and project works on creation, testing and implementation of remedies of plants, the new equipment and engineering procedures and methods of their use;

provides preparation, retraining and advanced training of specialists in protection of plants;

develops and approves methodical instructions, recommendations about use of chemical, biological and other medicines;

will organize effective use of remedies of plants, and also observance of rules of their transportation, storage and regulations of application;

determines the need of agricultural industry for chemical and biological remedies of plants, forming of reserves of chemical funds for case of emergency situations;

controls behind quality of application of remedies of plants;

performs other powers according to the legislation.

Article 7. Competence of Service of sanitary and epidemiologic wellbeing and public health of the Republic of Uzbekistan in protection of plants

Service of sanitary and epidemiologic wellbeing and public health of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

exercises sanitary and hygienic supervision of observance of regulations, rules and standard rates in case of production, storage, realization, transportation, application, neutralization, utilization and burial of remedies of plants;

will organize and conducts scientific research by toksikologo-hygienic assessment, develops hygienic standard rates and regulations of pesticides in foodstuff, in production objects and objects of the environment;

carries out the state sanitary and hygienic examination of remedies of plants;

will organize performing preliminary and periodic medical examinations of persons working with remedies of plants, diagnostics of patients with poisonings with pesticides;

performs other powers according to the legislation.

Article 8. Competence of the State committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on ecology and environmental protection in protection of plants

State committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on ecology and environmental protection:

performs impact assessment on the surrounding environment of the remedies of plants offered to registration;

carries out the state environmental assessment of remedies of plants;

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