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Council Directive 2006/88/EC of 24 October 2006 on animal health requirements for aquaculture animals and products thereof, and on the prevention and control of certain diseases in aquatic animals

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SECTION 2U.K.+E.U.Contingency plan for emerging and exotic diseases

Article 47U.K.+E.U.Contingency plan for emerging and exotic diseases

1.Each Member State shall draw up a contingency plan specifying the national measures required to maintain a high level of disease awareness and preparedness and to ensure environmental protection.

2.The contingency plan shall:

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provide the competent authority with the authority and means to access all facilities, equipment, personnel and other appropriate materials necessary for the rapid and efficient eradication of an outbreak;

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ensure coordination and compatibility with neighbouring Member States and encourage cooperation with neighbouring third countries;

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where relevant, give a precise indication of the vaccine requirements and vaccination conditions considered necessary in the event of emergency vaccination.

3.Member States shall comply with the criteria and requirements laid down in Annex VII when drawing up contingency plans.

4.Member States shall submit the contingency plans for approval in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 62(2).

Every five years, each Member State shall update its contingency plan and submit the updated plan for approval in accordance with that procedure.

5.The contingency plan shall be implemented in the event of an outbreak of emerging diseases and of exotic diseases listed in Part II of Annex IV.

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