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Specified Bovine Material Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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17.—(1) Where the Department is satisfied that specified bovine material cannot be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of this Order, whether for reasons of mechanical breakdown or otherwise, it may give written directions to the owner or person in control of the specified bovine material for its disposal in a safe manner.

(2) A person shall comply with any directions given to him under paragraph (1) or Article 4(10) or (11).

(3) In the event of any person not complying with such directions, the Department may, without prejudice to any proceedings for an offence arising out of such default, carry out or make arrangements for the disposal of the specified bovine material.

(4) For the purposes of this Article “specified bovine material” includes (notwithstanding the definition of specified bovine material in Article 2(1)), a whole carcase or any part of an animal from which specified bovine material has not been removed in accordance with regulation 8 or 9 of the SBMTD Regulations.

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