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

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Notices served by an authorised person

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27.—(1) An authorised person may serve a notice in accordance with paragraph (2) where that person—

(a)considers that there is a contravention of, or failure to comply with an animal by-product requirement; or

(b)reasonably suspects that as a result of such contravention or failure to comply, premises constitute a risk to human or animal health.

(2) An authorised person may serve a notice on the occupier of any premises, or the person considered to be in charge of or responsible for the premises or considered responsible for any animal by-product—

(a)requiring the disposal, and, where applicable, storage pending such disposal of—

(i)animal by-products and derived products;

(ii)material in premises to which paragraph (1)(b) applies;

(b)requiring the cleansing and disinfection of premises to which paragraph (1)(b) applies, and where applicable, specifying the method for such cleansing and disinfection;

(c)prohibiting animal by-products and derived products being—

(i)moved in or brought on to premises;

(ii)moved in or brought on to premises unless in accordance with conditions specified in the notice;

(iii)moved in or brought on to premises referred to in paragraph (1)(b) until the satisfactory completion of cleansing and disinfection in accordance with a notice as provided in sub-paragraph (b).

(3) A notice served under paragraph (2) shall be complied with at the expense of the person on whom the notice is served, and if it is not complied with, an authorised person may arrange for it to be complied with at the expense of that person.

(4) Paragraph (1) does not apply where Article 46(1)(a) or (b) (suspensions, withdrawals and prohibitions on operations) of the EU Control Regulation applies.

(5) Any person on whom a notice is served who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of that notice is guilty of an offence.

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