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The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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PART 1INTRODUCTION

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 and shall come into operation on 14th October 2015.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

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

EU Control Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002 (Animal by-products Regulation)(1);

“EU Implementing Regulation” means Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and implementing Council Directive 97/78/EC as regards certain samples and items exempt from veterinary checks at the border under that Directive as amended from time to time;

“animal by-product requirement” means any requirement in Part 3 and any requirement in Column 2 of the Schedule to these Regulations as read with the provisions in Column 3 to that Schedule;

“authorised person” has the meaning given in regulation 23;

“competent authority” has the meaning given in regulation 3;

“enforcement authority” has the meaning given in regulation 22;

“premises” includes—

(a)

any land, building (including any domestic premises), shed, or pen;

(b)

any receptacle or container;

(c)

any ship; or

(d)

a vehicle of any description;

“ship” includes a hovercraft, submersible craft or any other floating craft but not a vessel which—

(a)

permanently rests on or is permanently attached to the seabed; or

(b)

is an installation within section 16 of the Energy Act 2008(2).

(2) Expressions used in these Regulations that are also used in the EU Control Regulation or the EU Implementing Regulation have the same meaning in these Regulations as they have in the EU Control Regulation or in the EU Implementing Regulation.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to anything done in writing or produced in written form includes a reference to an electronic communication, as defined in the Electronic Communications Act 2000(3).

(4) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

(1)

O.J. No L300, 14.11.2009, p1, last amended by Council Regulation (EU) No 1385/2013 (OJ No L 354, 28.12.2013, p.86)

(2)

2008 c. 32 (as amended)

(3)

2000 c.7, amended by the Communications Act 2003 (c.21), sections 406 and 411(2) and (3) and Schedule 17, paragraph 158

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