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Specified Bovine Material Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Collection centres

5.—(1) Upon the Department being satisfied that any premises are properly equipped and have sufficient facilities for storing and handling specified bovine material in a manner which keeps it separate from other animal material it may, on application, licence those premises as a collection centre for the purposes of storing and handling specified bovine material.

(2) A person shall not operate premises for the storage or handling of specified bovine material or take delivery of specified bovine material at such premises, unless they have been licensed as a collection centre by the Department in accordance with paragraph (1).

(3) A person delivering specified bovine material to a collection centre shall state in writing to the operator of the collection centre concerned the place from which that specified bovine material was collected for delivery to that collection centre.

(4) The operator of a collection centre shall record, on the arrival of specified bovine material at the premises—

(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 2 years from the date of arrival.

(5) The operator of a collection centre shall ensure that all specified bovine material in the collection centre is kept separate from all other animal material.

(6) A person shall not remove specified bovine material from a collection centre except to a rendering plant licensed under Article 6 or to an incinerator which has been approved by the Department in accordance with regulation 14 of the SBMTD Regulations and shall keep a record for 2 years from the date of consignment of the weight of any specified bovine material consigned, the date of such consignment and the place of destination.

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