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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Monitoring Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In these Regulations—

  • “bovine animal” includes buffalo of the species Bubalus bubalis and Bison bison;

  • “the Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development;

  • “the Divisional Veterinary Officer” means a Divisional Veterinary Officer of the Department;

  • “inspector” means a person appointed to be an inspector for the purposes of these Regulations by the Department, including a veterinary inspector;

  • “a notifiable bovine animal” means a bovine animal over 24 months of age which—

    (a)

    dies on any farm or in transport; or

    (b)

    has been killed otherwise than for human consumption;

  • “premises” means any place (including any structure or vehicle) in which bovine animals may be bred, handled, held, kept, marketed or shown to the public, and includes any such place occupied as a private dwelling; and

  • “veterinary inspector” means any person appointed as a veterinary inspector by the Department.

(2) Expressions in these Regulations which are not defined in paragraph (1) and which appear in Article 6 and Annex III, Chapter A, Section 1, paragraph 3 of Regulation (EC) No. 999/2001 of 22nd May 2001(2) laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1248/2001 of 22nd June 2001(3) have the same meaning in these Regulations as they have for the purposes of the Regulations in which they appear.

(3) Any person appointed by the Department to be an inspector for the purposes of the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(4) shall be deemed to have been appointed by the Department to be an inspector for the purposes of these Regulations.

(2)

O.J. No. L147, 31.5.2001, p. 5 and 16

(3)

O.J. No. L173, 27.6.2001, p. 12

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