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The Diseases of Animals (Importation of Machinery and Vehicles) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

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2.  In this Order—

“approved disinfectant” means a disinfectant approved for the time being by the Department under the Diseases of Animals (Approval of Disinfectants) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008(1);

“cleansed” means cleansed with water, steam or where appropriate chemicals or chemical compounds or, if necessary, any combination of these;

“contaminated” means contaminated by—

(a)

animals, insects or other invertebrates (in any lifecycle stage);

(b)

eggs, egg casings or rafts of any insect or other invertebrate;

(c)

eggs of poultry;

(d)

any organic material of animal origin including blood, bones, fibre, meat, secretions or excretions;

(e)

plants or plant products including fruit, seeds, leaves, twigs, roots, bark, saw dust, or other organic material; or

(f)

soil;

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

“disinfected” means—

(a)

treated by means of an approved disinfectant where disinfection is to be carried out in accordance with a notice served under Article 3; or

(b)

in any other case treated by means of an approved disinfectant which has been officially approved in the country where disinfection takes place;

“machinery” means any article of machinery or equipment or any part thereof;

“vehicle” includes—

(a)

a trailer, semi-trailer or other thing which is designed or adapted to be towed by another vehicle;

(b)

anything on a vehicle;

(c)

a detachable part of a vehicle;

(d)

a container or other structure designed or adapted to be carried by or on a vehicle,

but does not include a private car.

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