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The TSE (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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Collection centres and incinerators

Collection centres

62.—(1) Any person delivering specified risk material to a licensed collection centre shall state in writing to the operator of the collection centre concerned the place from which that specified risk material was collected for delivery to that collection centre.

(2) No person shall take delivery of specified risk material at a collection centre, or operate a collection centre for specified risk material, unless it has been licensed and has sufficient facilities for storing and handling specified risk material in a manner which keeps it separate from other animal material.

(3) The operator of a licensed collection centre shall ensure that–

(a)without prejudice to the storage requirements of regulation 51 above, all specified risk material in the collection centre is kept separate from all other animal material; and

(b)all equipment used in relation to the collection or storage of specified risk material that comes into contact with such material is thoroughly washed and disinfected before that operator uses the equipment or allows it to be used in relation to the collection or storage of any other material.

(4) No person shall consign specified risk material from a licensed collection centre except to a licensed incinerator or a licensed rendering plant.

Incinerators

63.—(1) Any person delivering specified risk material to a licensed incinerator shall state in writing to the operator of the incinerator concerned the place from which that specified risk material was collected for delivery to that incinerator.

(2) No person shall operate an incinerator incinerating specified risk material unless–

(a)the incinerator has been licensed as having suitable facilities to incinerate specified risk material in accordance with paragraph (4) below;

(b)that person disposes of the ash in a way that does not pose a risk to human or animal health; and

(c)the incinerator is equipped with a refractory lining.

(3) The operator of a licensed incinerator shall make a consignment record on the arrival of specified risk material at the premises and shall keep that record for a period of not less than two years from the date of arrival.

(4) The operator of a licensed incinerator shall incinerate all specified risk material delivered to that operator to a standard specified in the licence and in such a way that all moisture is removed, the material is reduced to ash and the ash is disposed of in accordance with the terms of the licence.

(5) No person shall remove specified risk material from a licensed incinerator unless it has been completely incinerated.

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