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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Collection centres and incinerators

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63.—(1) Any person delivering specified risk material to an approved collection centre shall state in writing to the operator of that collection centre the place from which that specified risk material was collected for delivery to that collection centre.

(2) A person shall not take delivery of specified risk material at a collection centre, or operate a collection centre for specified risk material, unless it has been approved under this Part and has sufficient facilities for storing and handling specified risk material in a manner which keeps it separate from other animal material.

(3) The operator of an approved collection centre shall ensure that –

(a)without prejudice to the storage requirements of regulation 53, all specified risk material in the collection centre is kept separate from all other animal material; and

(b)any equipment used in relation to the collection or storage of specified risk material or 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.

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

Incinerators

64.—(1) Any person delivering specified risk material to an approved incinerator shall state in writing to the operator of that incinerator the place from which that specified risk material was collected for delivery to that incinerator.

(2) A person shall not operate an incinerator for the incineration of specified risk material unless –

(a)the incinerator has been approved under this Part as having suitable facilities to incinerate specified risk material in accordance with paragraphs (3) and (4);

(b)he disposes of the ash by burial at a landfill site for which there exists a current disposal licence granted under Article 7 of the Pollution Control and Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(1);

(c)the incinerator is equipped with a refractory lining.

(3) The operator of an approved incinerator shall incinerate all specified risk material delivered to him to the standard specified in the approval and in such a manner that all moisture is removed, the material is reduced to ash and the ash is disposed of in accordance with the terms of the approval.

(4) A person shall not remove specified risk material from an approved incinerator unless it has been completely incinerated.

(5) A person shall not operate a boiler for incinerating tallow unless the boiler has been approved by the Department as having suitable facilities to incinerate the material.

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