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The Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Scope of these Regulations

    4. 4.Declarations, licences, notices and designations

    5. 5.Controlled zones

  3. PART II

    1. 6.Measures to reduce the risk of the transmission of avian influenza

    2. 7.Surveillance for avian influenza

  4. PART III

    1. 8.Disapplication of measures to a regulated place

    2. 9.Notification procedures and precautions to be taken where avian influenza is suspected

    3. 10.Notice of restrictions where avian influenza is suspected on premises

    4. 11.Derogations from restrictions applicable at suspect premises

    5. 12.Veterinary inquiries and sampling

    6. 13.Measures to minimise the risk of the spread of avian influenza from suspect premises

    7. 14.Measures to be taken into account in respect of vehicles

    8. 15.Measures in a temporary movement restriction zone

    9. 16.Additional restrictions at suspect premises

    10. 17.Declaration of a temporary control zone

  5. PART IV

    1. 18.Disapplication of measures to a regulated place

    2. 19.Restrictions on confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza

    3. 20.Killing of birds on premises

    4. 21.Movement of birds off premises for killing

    5. 22.Measures on special category premises

    6. 23.Tracing of meat and eggs from infected premises

    7. 24.Measures when meat and eggs have been traced

    8. 25.Veterinary inquiry at infected premises

    9. 26.Identification of contact premises

    10. 27.Restrictions at contact premises

    11. 28.Declaration of a protection, surveillance and restricted zone

    12. 29.Size of zone

    13. 30.Measures in a protection zone

    14. 31.Measures in a surveillance zone

    15. 32.Restrictions on trade in things from areas where measures have been disapplied

    16. 33.Alternative measures where avian influenza is confirmed at a hatchery or in other captive birds on special category premises

    17. 34.Measures in a restricted zone

    18. 35.Additional measures in a protection and surveillance zone

    19. 36.Ending of a protection or surveillance zone

  6. PART V

    1. 37.Veterinary measures at a slaughterhouse

    2. 38.Veterinary inquiry where avian influenza is suspected or confirmed in a vehicle

    3. 39.Slaughter of poultry in a slaughterhouse where disease is suspected or confirmed

    4. 40.Poultry meat and by-products in a slaughterhouse where disease is suspected or confirmed

    5. 41.Measures at border inspection posts

    6. 42.Control of vehicles

    7. 43.Cleansing and disinfection of a regulated place and vehicle

    8. 44.Reintroduction of poultry and other captive birds

    9. 45.Measures at other premises and for vehicles

  7. PART VI

    1. 46.Measures when low pathogenic avian influenza is confirmed

    2. 47.Killing of poultry and other captive birds

    3. 48.Movement of eggs from premises where low pathogenic avian influenza is confirmed

    4. 49.Veterinary surveillance of poultry

    5. 50.Measures on special category premises

    6. 51.Veterinary surveillance of birds

    7. 52.Tracing of poultry and eggs

    8. 53.Identification of contact premises

    9. 54.Restrictions at contact premises

    10. 55.Declaration of a low pathogenic avian influenza restricted zone

    11. 56.Size of zones

    12. 57.Measures in a low pathogenic avian influenza restricted zone

  8. PART VII

    1. 58.Tests on animals at premises where avian influenza is confirmed

    2. 59.Killing of mammals

    3. 60.Movements off the premises

    4. 61.Other measures to control the spread of virus in mammals

  9. PART VIII

    1. 62.Restrictions relating to things moved from Great Britain

    2. 63.Measures relating to slaughter and to poultry meat

    3. 64.Poultry moved to premises outside a controlled zone other than for slaughter

    4. 65.Movements to egg processing plants

    5. 66.Cleansing, disinfection and treatment

    6. 67.Restocking

    7. 68.Surveillance at restocked commercial poultry premises

    8. 69.Additional measures at restocked commercial poultry premises

    9. 70.Measures at other restocked premises

    10. 71.Designation of premises to which things may be moved

    11. 72.Records of movements authorised by licence

    12. 73.Retention and production of records

    13. 74.Change of occupation of premises under restriction

    14. 75.Killing of birds and destruction of things which may be contaminated

    15. 76.Duty of the Department to erect signs

  10. PART IX

    1. 77.Disapplication of measures

    2. 78.Veterinary investigations

    3. 79.Powers of inspectors

    4. 80.Powers of inspectors in case of default

    5. 81.Duty to provide reasonable assistance

    6. 82.Provision of information

    7. 83.Duty to comply with declarations, licences, notices and designations

    8. 84.Enforcement, offences and proceedings

    9. 85.Powers to give directions

    10. 86.Disapplication

  11. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      MEASURES WHERE AVIAN INFLUENZA OR AVIAN INFLUENZA VIRUS IS SUSPECTED ON PREMISES

      1. 1.Record of poultry, other captive birds and mammals

      2. 2.Housing or isolation of poultry and other captive birds

      3. 3.Prohibition on the movement of poultry and other captive birds to or from the premises

      4. 4.Prohibition on the removal of other things liable to transmit avian influenza

      5. 5.Prohibition on the movement of people, animals and vehicles to or from the premises

      6. 6.Restrictions on the movement of eggs

      7. 7.Conditions for the movement of eggs

      8. 8.Prohibition on tampering with sealed consignments of eggs

      9. 9.Disinfection at entrances and exits

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MEASURES ON PREMISES WHERE HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA IS CONFIRMED

      1. 1.Killing and seizure

      2. 2.Measures to minimise the risk of spread of avian influenza to wild birds

      3. 3.Disposal of carcases and eggs

      4. 4.Tracing

      5. 5.Cleansing and disinfection

      6. 6.Restocking

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CLEANSING AND DISINFECTION OF PREMISES OTHER THAN A REGULATED PLACE AND OF ANY THING (INCLUDING ANY VEHICLE) ON THOSE PREMISES

      1. PART I GENERAL PROCEDURES FOR CLEANSING, DISINFECTION AND TREATMENT

        1. 1.A person carrying out cleansing, disinfection and treatment (including measures...

        2. 2.A person using a disinfectant or degreasing agent must ensure...

        3. 3.A person cleansing and disinfecting must ensure that—

        4. 4.A person washing with liquids applied under pressure must avoid...

        5. 5.A person who has cleansed and disinfected part of a...

        6. 6.A person carrying out a cleansing or disinfecting procedure must...

        7. 7.A person who makes such a record must keep it...

      2. PART II SPECIFIC PROCEDURES FOR THE CLEANSING AND DISINFECTING OF INFECTED PREMISES

        1. 1.Scope of this Part

        2. 2.Cleansing and disinfection – timing

        3. 3.Cleansing and disinfection precautions

        4. 4.Preliminary cleansing and disinfecting

        5. 5.Final cleansing and disinfecting

      3. PART III DISINFECTION OF LITTER, MANURE AND SLURRY WHICH MAY BE CONTAMINATED

        1. 1.Manure and used bedding which may be contaminated must be—...

        2. 2.Slurry which may be contaminated must be stored for at...

        3. 3.Manure, litter and bedding which may be contaminated may, if...

        4. 4.The transport of such manure, litter or bedding must be...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MEASURES IN A PROTECTION ZONE

      1. 1.Record of visitors

      2. 2.Record of poultry

      3. 3.Record of poultry and egg movements

      4. 4.Poultry movements to be recorded

      5. 5.Scope of record keeping duties

      6. 6.Isolation of poultry and other captive birds

      7. 7.Measures where birds not housed

      8. 8.Restrictions on the movement of poultry, other captive birds and mammals onto or off premises

      9. 9.Disposal of carcases

      10. 10.Biosecurity measures

      11. 11.Litter, poultry manure and slurry

      12. 12.Gatherings of poultry

      13. 13.Release of game

      14. 14.Restrictions on the movement of poultry, eggs, poultry meat and carcases

      15. 15.Transport by road and rail

      16. 16.Movements which may be licenced by the Department

      17. 17.Requirements for the movement of poultry from premises in the zone to a designated slaughterhouse

      18. 18.Requirements for the movement of poultry meat from poultry sent to a designated slaughterhouse from premises within the zone

      19. 19.Requirements for the movement of poultry to a designated slaughterhouse within the zone from premises outside the zone

      20. 20.Requirements for the movement of day-old chicks hatched from eggs produced in the zone or from eggs which had contact with such eggs

      21. 21.Requirements for the movement of day-old chicks hatched from eggs originating outside the zone

      22. 22.Requirements for the movement of ready-to-lay poultry

      23. 23.Requirements for the movement of hatching eggs from the zone to a designated hatchery or to designated premises for use for scientific, diagnostic or pharmaceutical purposes

      24. 24.Requirements for the movement of eggs to an egg packing centre

      25. 25.Requirements at a slaughterhouse

      26. 26.Requirements for poultry meat from the zone

      27. 27.Requirements for poultry meat from outside the zone

      28. 28.Cleansing and disinfection of vehicles carrying any thing which may be contaminated

      29. 29.Cleansing and disinfection of vehicles

      30. 30.Access to prohibited places

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      MEASURES IN A SURVEILLANCE ZONE

      1. 1.Record of visitors

      2. 2.Record of poultry

      3. 3.Record of poultry movements

      4. 4.Poultry movements to be recorded

      5. 5.Scope of record keeping duties

      6. 6.Restrictions on the movement of poultry, other captive birds and mammals onto or off premises

      7. 7.Biosecurity measures

      8. 8.Litter, poultry manure and slurry

      9. 9.Gatherings of poultry

      10. 10.Release of game

      11. 11.Restrictions on the movement of poultry and eggs within the zone

      12. 12.Wholesale and retail distribution of eggs within the zone

      13. 13.Biosecurity measures

      14. 14.Movement of poultry to a designated slaughterhouse

      15. 15.Restrictions on the movement of poultry and eggs out of the zone

      16. 16.Wholesale and retail distribution of table eggs

      17. 17.Requirements for the movement of poultry from premises in the zone to a designated slaughterhouse

      18. 18.Requirements for the movement of day-old chicks hatched from eggs produced within the protection or surveillance zone or from eggs which have had contact with such eggs

      19. 19.Requirements for the movement of day-old chicks hatched from eggs originating outside the protection and surveillance zones

      20. 20.Requirements for the movement of hatching eggs from the zone to a designated hatchery, or to designated premises for use for scientific, diagnostic or pharmaceutical purposes

      21. 21.Requirements for the movement of eggs to an egg packing centre

      22. 22.Cleansing and disinfection of vehicles carrying any thing which may be contaminated

      23. 23.Cleansing and disinfection of vehicles

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      MEASURES WHEN LOW PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA IS CONFIRMED

      1. PART I MEASURES ON PREMISES WHERE LOW PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA IS CONFIRMED

        1. 1.Record of poultry, other captive birds and mammals

        2. 2.Housing or isolation of poultry and other captive birds

        3. 3.Prohibition on movement of poultry and other captive birds to or from the premises

        4. 4.Movement of poultry to a designated slaughterhouse

        5. 5.Duty not to tamper with or remove seal on vehicles transporting poultry

        6. 6.Cleansing and disinfection of vehicles transporting any bird or thing which may be contaminated

        7. 7.Prohibition on the movement of people, animals, vehicles and equipment to or from premises

        8. 8.Disposal of carcases

        9. 9.Restrictions in relation to eggs

        10. 10.Hatching eggs on special category premises

        11. 11.Tracing

        12. 12.Manure, slurry and bedding

        13. 13.Cleansing and disinfection

        14. 14.Other material which may be contaminated

        15. 15.Killing and seizure

        16. 16.Restriction on the movement of eggs

        17. 17.Disinfection at entrances and exits

      2. PART II CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE DEPARTMENT BEFORE PERMITTING MOVEMENTS FROM PREMISES WHERE LOW PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA HAS BEEN CONFIRMED

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      MEASURES IN A LOW PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA RESTRICTED ZONE

      1. 1.Restrictions on the movement of poultry, other captive birds and mammals from or to premises

      2. 2.Biosecurity measures

      3. 3.Litter, poultry manure and slurry

      4. 4.Gatherings of poultry

      5. 5.Release of game

      6. 6.Restrictions on the movement of poultry, other captive birds and eggs within the zone

      7. 7.Restrictions on the movement of poultry and eggs out of the zone

      8. 8.Wholesale and retail distribution of eggs

      9. 9.Carcases

      10. 10.Cleansing and disinfection of vehicles

  12. Explanatory Note

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