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The BSE Monitoring (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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Requirements relating to bovine animals over 30 months of age

3.—(1) A person who–

(a)has in the possession of that person or under the charge of that person a notifiable bovine animal which dies; or

(b)comes into the possession of the carcase of a notifiable bovine animal,

shall, with all practical speed and in any event within 24 hours from the time when the animal dies or the carcase comes into the possession of that person, notify that fact to the Scottish Ministers or, where the Scottish Ministers have appointed an agent to receive notifications under this paragraph on their behalf, to that agent.

(2) Any veterinary surgeon or other person who, in the course of the duties of such person–

(a)examines or inspects any notifiable bovine animal which dies during the course of those duties; or

(b)examines or inspects the carcase of any notifiable bovine animal,

shall with all practicable speed, and in any event within 24 hours from the time when the animal dies or the carcase is examined or inspected, notify that fact to the Scottish Ministers or, where the Scottish Ministers have appointed an agent to receive notifications under this paragraph on their behalf, to that agent.

(3) Where the Scottish Ministers appoint an agent for the purposes of receiving notifications on their behalf under paragraphs (1) or (2) above, the Scottish Ministers shall publish by such means as they think fit, including by notice in the Edinburgh Gazette, the name of the agent, the address of the agent and other relevant contact information and the date on and after which notifications under paragraphs (1) and (2) above shall be made to the agent instead of the Scottish Ministers.

(4) A person who has in the possession of that person or under the charge of that person on any premises a notifiable bovine animal, shall detain it on the premises until it has been collected by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers.

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