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The Specified Bovine Material (Treatment and Disposal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Exceptions from the requirement to stain specified bovine material

10.—(1) The requirements in regulations 8 and 9 to stain specified bovine material shall not apply—

(a)if the specified bovine material is to be sent to a veterinary or medical school, laboratory, hospital or similar institution for instructional, diagnostic or research purposes; or

(b)to specified solid waste,

provided that it is stored separately from all other animal materials and is clearly identified as specified bovine material.

(2) A person shall not transport specified bovine material to premises specified in paragraph (1)(a) unless the specified bovine material is in a container marked with—

(a)the words “specified bovine material”;

(b)the place of destination; and

(c)the name of the person to whom it is being sent.

(3) Any person delivering specified bovine material to premises specified in paragraph (1)(a) shall state in writing to the occupier of the premises the place from which the specified bovine material was collected for delivery.

(4) The person to whom the specified bovine material is consigned in accordance with this regulation shall record on its arrival—

(a)the weight of the specified bovine material delivered;

(b)the date of delivery; and

(c)the place from which it was consigned,

and shall keep such records for two years from the date of arrival.

(5) Any person to whom specified bovine material is consigned in accordance with this regulation (in this regulation referred to as the “consignee”) shall not consign that material except to other premises specified in paragraph (1)(a) or in Article 9(1) of the SBM Order, and where he does so he shall keep a record for two years from the date of consignment of the weight consigned, the date it was consigned and the destination of the specified bovine material.

(6) When the specified bovine material is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was consigned under this regulation, the consignee shall—

(a)ensure that it is buried or effectively destroyed on the premises to which it was consigned under this regulation or is consigned to premises specified in Article 9(1) of the SBM Order for destruction;

(b)ensure (where specified bovine material is consigned for destruction in accordance with sub-paragraph (a)) that the specified bovine material is stained before consignment; and

(c)keep a record for two years of the place and method of burial or destruction.

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