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Extracts of reports of EPPO Meetings
As mentioned on the introductory section of the Web page on PRA documents, PRA documents are working documents which have usually been produced by an assessor whose opinion may have been commented during Panel meetings and comments have usually not been included in the PRA documents but are found in Panel meeting reports. This document consists of extracts of EPPO Meetings' discussions on Pest Risk Analysis documents on the relevant pest. Discussions on Pest Specific Phytosanitary Requirements (PSPR)1, have also been reported when relevant as they include elements on possible risk management options.
Panel on Quarantine Pests for Forestry (Grisslehamn (SE), on 2004-09-27/29)
6. Pest Risk Analysis of individual pests
Pests from the priority list: Hesperophanes campestris, Dendrolimus superans, Lymantria mathura, seed pests
Mr. Orlinskii presented the datasheet on Lymantria mathura, and stressed that the pest was very similar to Lymantria dispar, with the difference that the egg masses were not as easy to detect. The Panel analysed potential pathways: “plants for planting”, “wood with bark” and “other substrates”. The Panel went through the EPPO pest risk assessment scheme and decided to recommend Lymantria mathura for regulation as an A2 pest. The pest risk management showed that appropriate measures for wood with bark would be “debarking” or “kiln drying” or “heat treatment” or “pest-free area”. Appropriate measures for plants for planting would be “pest-free area” or “growing in specified protected conditions”. Mr Smith, Mr. Evans, Mr. Pouttu and Mr. Vettorazzo wondered if the EU requires phytosanitary certificates for all kinds of wood from Russia. Mr. Orlinskii believed that in any case it was not possible for the inspectors to identify species of wood at the border. Mr. Bokums believed that, for all kinds of wood from Russia the PC was needed as well as the certificate of fumigation or kiln drying (or HT).
37th meeting of the Panel on Phytosanitary Measures (Paris, 2005-03-08/11)
8.1 Pests recommended for regulation after pest risk assessment and pest risk management
The reports of PRM prepared by the Panel for Quarantine Pests for Forestry were presented for information. They dealt with Hesperophanes campestris, Dendrolimus superans, Lymantria mathura, and Stobilomya viaria. Mr Bartlett was grateful for the very good work done by the Panel on Quarantine Pests for Forestry, which is useful for the EU Working Group on review of Annexes I and II to Council Directive 2000/29/EC but he noted that a full record of the PRM would be more valuable than the report as it is useful to know how the Panel reached conclusions. Mr Horn noted that, if the Panel on Phytosanitary Measures did not review the PRM, then the EPPO Secretariat should verify the consistency between documents prepared on forestry pests and other pests.
The Secretariat will review the PRMs conducted by the different Panels and check them for consistency before the Working Party.
43rd Meeting of the Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations Minsk, 2005-06-21/24
12.2 Pests proposed for addition to the Action List
Mrs Petter (Assistant Director) presented the pests that the Panel on Phytosanitary Measures and the Panel on Quarantine Pests for Forestry proposed to add to the EPPO Action List in 2005. The Working Party approved the addition of the following: Rhynchophorus palmarum, Dendrolimus superans, Lymantria mathura, Stobilomya viaria, Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum.