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The Beef Special Premium (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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PART IINational administrative documents

Application of regulations 5 to 9

4.  Regulations 5 to 9 shall not apply in relation to any bovine animal in respect of which a cattle passport–

(a)has been issued; or

(b)may be granted pursuant to Part III of the Cattle Identification Regulations 1998.

National administrative documents

5.—(1) A national administrative document shall take the form of a document accompanying each individual bovine animal in accordance with Article 4(3)(a) of Commission Regulation 2342/1999.

(2) A person holding a bovine animal for which no national administrative document has been issued may apply to the Scottish Ministers for a national administrative document for that bovine animal.

(3) An application for a national administrative document shall be made in such form, and shall be accompanied by such information about the bovine animal to which that application relates, as the Scottish Ministers may reasonably require.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5), the Scottish Ministers shall, following the receipt of an application made pursuant to paragraph (2), issue to the person who made that application a national administrative document in respect of the bovine animal to which that application related.

(5) The Scottish Ministers shall not issue a national administrative document in respect of any bovine animal where any requirement of Article 4 of Regulation 1760/2000, Articles 1 to 3 of Commission Regulation 2629/1997 or Part II of the Cattle Identification Regulations 1998 (eartags) is being contravened in relation to that bovine animal.

Sale, purchase and movement of bovine animals

6.  No person shall–

(a)sell or purchase a bovine animal;

(b)transfer or take possession of a bovine animal; or

(c)move a bovine animal other than from one part of any premises to another,

unless that bovine animal is accompanied by a national administrative document in respect of it.

Loss, theft or export of bovine animals

7.  On the loss, theft or export from the United Kingdom of a bovine animal in respect of which a national administrative document has been issued, the person holding the national administrative document in respect of that animal shall, within seven days of that loss, theft or export, surrender that document to the Scottish Ministers.

Slaughter and death of bovine animals

8.—(1) Immediately on the arrival of a bovine animal at a licensed slaughterhouse, the person holding that bovine animal shall give the national administrative document in respect of that bovine animal, to the operator of that slaughterhouse.

(2) On the slaughter of a bovine animal at a licensed slaughterhouse, the operator of that slaughterhouse shall, within seven days of that slaughter, surrender the national administrative document in respect of that bovine animal to the Scottish Ministers and, for the purposes of this paragraph, the surrender of that national administrative document to the official veterinary surgeon shall be treated as its surrender to the Scottish Ministers.

(3) On the death of a bovine animal other than by slaughter at a licensed slaughterhouse, the person holding that bovine animal at the time of death shall, within seven days of that death, surrender the national administrative document in respect of that animal to the Scottish Ministers.

Duplicate or replacement national administrative documents

9.—(1) Where a bovine animal which has been lost or stolen is subsequently restored to the person who surrendered the national administrative document in respect of it pursuant to regulation 7, that person may apply to the Scottish Ministers for a duplicate of that national administrative document.

(2) Where a national administrative document issued in respect of a bovine animal has been lost, stolen or destroyed, the person then holding that bovine animal may apply to the Scottish Ministers for a duplicate of that national administrative document.

(3) Where, in the event of the replacement of an eartag on a bovine animal in respect of which a national administrative document has been issued, the eartag number identifying that bovine animal is replaced with a different eartag number, the person holding that bovine animal may apply to the Scottish Ministers for a replacement national administrative document in respect of that bovine animal.

(4) Following the receipt of an application made under this regulation, together with, in the case of an application made pursuant to–

(a)paragraph (1), such details relating to the bovine animal concerned and such proof as the Scottish Ministers may reasonably require regarding that bovine animal’s loss or theft and subsequent restoration;

(b)paragraph (2), such proof as the Scottish Ministers may reasonably require regarding the loss, theft or destruction of the national administrative document concerned; or

(c)paragraph (3), such proof as the Scottish Ministers may reasonably require regarding the replacement of the eartag number in question,

the Scottish Ministers shall, save where any requirement specified in regulation 5(5) is being contravened in relation to that bovine animal, issue to the person making that application a duplicate or replacement national administrative document, as the case may be.

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