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Classical Swine Fever Order (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Temporary control zone

10.—(1) Following the service of a notice under Article 5, the Department may by notice declare the establishment of a zone to be known as a “temporary control zone”.

(2) The location and size of the temporary control zone in any case shall be such as the Department considers necessary to prevent the spread of disease.

(3) Where a temporary control zone has been established, a person shall not –

(a)move any pig off a holding, slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard in the zone except in accordance with a licence issued by an inspector acting in accordance with the directions of a veterinary inspector;

(b)move any cattle, sheep, goat, or other ruminating animal off any holding, slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard in the zone which has pigs in it except in accordance with a licence issued by an inspector acting in accordance with the directions of a veterinary inspector; or

(c)move any pig out of the zone.

(4) The prohibition in paragraph (3)(c) shall not apply to pigs which are loaded onto a vehicle outside the zone and transported through it without the vehicle being loaded or unloaded.

(5) When a controlled area has been established which touches the border with Northern Ireland the Department may, as it considers necessary, establish such an associated temporary control zone in Northern Ireland for the purposes referred to in paragraph (2).

(6) Any holding, slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard which is partly inside and partly outside a temporary control zone shall be deemed to be wholly inside that zone.

(7) In this Article “controlled area” means any area declared as such in the Republic of Ireland for preventing or controlling the spread of the disease.

(8) Nothing in paragraph (6) shall deem any area outside Northern Ireland to be inside a temporary control zone.

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