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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2014 No. 58

Animals

The Zoonoses (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

Made

26th February 2014

Coming into operation

1st April 2014

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to the common agricultural policy of the European Community.

These Regulations make provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of that Act and it appears to the Department that it is expedient for references to Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the control of salmonella and other specified food-borne zoonotic agents(3) and for certain provisions of other Community instruments to be construed as references to that Regulation and those provisions as amended from time to time.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of, as read with paragraph 1A of Schedule 2(4) to, the European Communities Act 1972 and section 56(1), (2) and (5) of the Finance Act 1973(5).

In accordance with section 56(1) and (5) of the Finance Act 1973, the Department of Finance and Personnel consents to the making of these Regulations.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Zoonoses (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2014.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(6) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment of the Zoonoses (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

2.—(1) The Zoonoses (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011(7) shall be amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) For the Schedule substitute the Schedule to these Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 26th February 2014

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Kate Davey

A senior officer of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 26th February 2014

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John McKibbin

A senior officer of the Department of Finance and Personnel

Regulation 2(2)

SCHEDULESchedule to be substituted for the Schedule to the Zoonoses (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

Regulation 3

SCHEDULEFees payable to the Department

ActivitiesFeeFee to be paid by:
(1)(2)(3)
Taking or supervising the taking of official control samples and or tests under point 4 of part D of Annex II to the European Regulation£59.00 for the first ½ hour (or part thereof) of each visit plus £13.00 per ½ hour (or part thereof) thereafterThe person in charge of the holding
Conducting tests under point 4(b)(i) of part D of Annex II to the European Regulation£85.26 for the examination of 5 faecal samples and 2 dust samplesThe person in charge of the holding
Conducting tests under point 4(b)(i) of part D of Annex II to the European Regulation£87.56 for the examination of 5 pairs of boot swab samples and 2 dust samplesThe person in charge of the holding
Conducting tests under point 4(b)(ii) of part D of Annex II to the European Regulation£1,830.00 for testing 300 birdsThe person in charge of the holding
Conducting tests under point 4(b)(iii) of part D of Annex II to the European Regulation£3,255.00 for testing 4000 eggsThe person in charge of the holding
Examination of official control samples (Layers caged birds)

£12.18 for 2 faecal samples

£24.36 for 2 faecal and 1 dust samples

The person in charge of the holding
Examination of official control samples (Layers free range / barn)

£12.64 for 2 pairs of boot swab samples

£24.82 for 2 boot swab and 1 dust sample

The person in charge of the holding
Examination of official control samples ( Broiler breeder)£14.02 for 5 pairs of boot swab samplesThe person in charge of the holding
Examination of official control samples (Broilers and Turkeys)£12.64 for 2 pairs of boot swab samplesThe person in charge of the holding

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Zoonoses (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011.

They make provision for the Department to charge fees for activities required under Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1003/2005, Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1168/2006, Commission Regulation (EC) No. 646/2007, Commission Regulation (EC) No. 584/2008, Regulation (EC) No. 2160/2003 and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1237/2007. The activities and the fees are listed in the Schedule.

A regulatory impact assessment, which includes compliance cost assessment of the effect that these Regulations are likely to have on business costs, has been placed in the Library of the Assembly. Copies may be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Animal Disease Control and Trade Policy Branch, Room 714, Dundonald House, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SB.

(3)

O.J. No. L 325, 12.12.2003, p.1 as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 517/2013

(4)

Paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 was inserted by section 28 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c. 51)

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