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The Specified Risk Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Approved collection centres

22.—(1) Upon the Department being satisfied that any premises are properly equipped and have suitable facilities for storing and handling specified risk material in a manner which keeps it separate from other animal material, it may approve those premises as a collection centre for the purposes of storing or handling specified risk material.

(2) A person shall not take delivery of specified risk material at any premises or operate any premises for the storage or handling of specified risk material unless they have been approved for the purposes of paragraph (1).

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

(4) The operator of a collection centre shall make a consignment record on arrival of specified risk material at the collection centre and shall keep that record for two years from the date of arrival.

(5) The operator of a collection centre shall ensure that—

(a)without prejudice to the storage requirements of regulation 28, all specified risk material in the collection centre is kept separate from all other animal material; and

(b)all equipment used in relation to the collection or storage of specified risk material that comes into contact with such material is thoroughly washed and disinfected before he uses the equipment or allows it to be used in relation to the collection or storage of any other material.

(6) A person shall not consign specified risk material from a collection centre except to an approved incinerator or a rendering plant.

(7) Any person who consigns specified risk material in accordance with paragraph (6) shall keep a consignment record for two years from the date of consignment.

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