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Council Directive 2008/73/EC of 15 July 2008 simplifying procedures of listing and publishing information in the veterinary and zootechnical fields and amending Directives 64/432/EEC, 77/504/EEC, 88/407/EEC, 88/661/EEC, 89/361/EEC, 89/556/EEC, 90/426/EEC, 90/427/EEC, 90/428/EEC, 90/429/EEC, 90/539/EEC, 91/68/EEC, 91/496/EEC, 92/35/EEC, 92/65/EEC, 92/66/EEC, 92/119/EEC, 94/28/EC, 2000/75/EC, Decision 2000/258/EC and Directives 2001/89/EC, 2002/60/EC and 2005/94/EC (Text with EEA relevance)

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Article 1U.K.Amendments to Directive 64/432/EEC

Directive 64/432/EEC is hereby amended as follows:

1.

in Article 6, the first subparagraph of paragraph 2(a) shall be replaced by:

come from an officially tuberculosis-free bovine herd, and in the case of animals more than six weeks old, have reacted negatively to an intradermal tuberculin test carried out in accordance with the provisions of point 2.2 of Annex B either during the 30 days prior to leaving the herd of origin or in a place and under conditions to be defined in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 17.;

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the following Article shall be inserted:

Article 6a

Member States shall designate State institutes, national reference laboratories or official institutes responsible for coordinating the standards and methods of diagnosis referred to in Annexes A to D. They shall maintain up-to-date lists thereof and make them available to the other Member States and to the public.

The tasks and responsibilities of those State institutes, national reference laboratories and official institutes are set out in Annexes B and C and Chapter II of Annex D.

Detailed rules for the uniform application of this Article may be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 17(2).;

3.

in Article 11, paragraph 3 shall be replaced by the following:

3.The competent authority shall issue an approval number to each approved assembly centre. Approvals of assembly centres may be limited to a particular species or to animals for breeding and production or to animals for slaughter.

The competent authority shall draw up and keep up to date a list of approved assembly centres and their approval numbers and make it available to the other Member States and to the public.;

4.

in Article 13, the following paragraphs shall be added:

5.Member States shall draw up and keep up to date a list of approved dealers and registered premises used by dealers in connection with their business and their approval numbers and make that list available to the other Member States and to the public.

6.Detailed rules for the uniform application of paragraph 5 may be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 17(2).;

5.

Article 16 shall be replaced by the following:

Article 16

Annexes A and D (Chapter I) shall be amended by the Council, acting by a qualified majority on a Commission proposal, in particular with regard to their adaptation to technological and scientific developments.

Annexes B, C, D (Chapter II), E and F shall be amended by the Commission in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 17.;

6.

Annex B shall be amended as follows:

(a)

point 4.1 shall be replaced by the following:

4.1.Tasks and responsibilities

The State institutes, national reference laboratories or official institutes designated in accordance with Article 6a shall be responsible for the official testing of tuberculins or reagents referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 respectively in their respective Member States to ensure that each of these tuberculins or reagents is adequate in relation to the standards referred to in point 2.1 and paragraph 3 respectively.;

(b)

point 4.2 shall be deleted;

7.

Annex C shall be amended as follows:

(a)

in point 4.1, the introductory sentence shall be replaced by the following:

National reference laboratories designated in accordance with Article 6a shall be responsible for:;

(b)

point 4.2 shall be deleted;

8.

in Annex D, Chapter II.A, points 2 and 3 shall be replaced by the following:

‘2.

The State institutes, national reference laboratories or official institutes designated in accordance with Article 6a for coordinating standards and methods of diagnosis of the tests for enzootic bovine leucosis must be made responsible for calibrating the standard working antigen of the laboratory against the official EC standard serum (EI serum) provided by the National Veterinary Institute, Technical University of Denmark.

3.

The standard antigens used in the laboratory must be submitted at least once a year to the State institutes, national reference laboratories or official institutes designated in accordance with Article 6a, for testing against the official EC standard serum. Apart from such standardisation, the antigen in use may be calibrated in accordance with the method described in B..

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