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The Swine Vesicular Disease Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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Declaration of protection zones and surveillance zones on confirmation of the disease in Northern Ireland

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31.—(1) A declaration of a zone under this Part—

(a)shall be in writing;

(b)shall designate the extent of the zone being declared;

(c)may be amended or revoked by further declaration at any time.

(2) In the case of a protection zone or a surveillance zone, the Department shall not revoke the declaration of the zone until—

(a)all necessary cleansing and disinfection has been carried out at all premises in the zone on which swine vesicular disease has been confirmed;

(b)all premises with pigs have been visited by a veterinary inspector, who has—

(i)inspected and as necessary examined the pigs; and

(ii)collected such samples as the Department considers necessary; and

(c)all samples have been tested with negative results.

(3) Nothing in paragraph (1) shall deem any part of a premises lying outside Northern Ireland to be within a zone

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