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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Order 2006

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Transport, treatment and spreading of dung and manure produced in a protection zone

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20.—(1) This paragraph applies to dung or manure–

(a)from premises within a protection zone keeping susceptible animals, or

(b)collected from vehicles carrying susceptible animals from or within a protection zone.

(2) No person shall transport dung or manure to which this paragraph applies unless such transport or spreading complies with sub paragraph (3) or sub paragraph (5), and with sub paragraph (6).

(3) Transport of dung or manure complies with this sub paragraph where it is to a plant for treatment to destroy the disease virus and is authorised by a licence granted by an inspector.

(4) The occupier of any premises to which dung or manure is transported by authority of a licence granted under sub paragraph (3) shall ensure that it is treated in accordance with point 5 of Section II in Part A of Chapter III of Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002, as amended(1).

(5) Transport of dung or manure for spreading complies with this sub paragraph if it satisfies the following requirements–

(a)the dung or manure is for spreading at premises not keeping susceptible animals;

(b)the dung or manure was produced more than 21 days before the earliest infection date in the protection zone;

(c)where the dung or manure is from bovine animals or pigs–

(i)all animals on the premises where it was produced have been clinically examined by a veterinary inspector who is satisfied by such examination that they are free of infection; and

(ii)the dung or manure was produced at least 4 days before such examination;

(6) Transport of dung or manure complies with this sub paragraph if it is carried out in vehicles which are–

(a)constructed and maintained so that there is no leakage of the load during transport; and

(b)cleansed and disinfected after loading and before leaving the premises of origin.

(7) After transporting dung or manure under this paragraph, the person in charge of the vehicle shall ensure it is cleansed and disinfected after unloading or spreading and before leaving the premises of destination.

(8) The person in charge of a vehicle to be cleansed and disinfected under sub paragraph (6) or (7) shall ensure that such cleansing and disinfection is carried out so that–

(a)the exterior (including the wheels and wheel arches) is not visibly contaminated with mud, dung, manure or similar matter on leaving either premises;

(b)the interior (excluding any driver or passenger compartment) is not so contaminated on leaving the premises of destination; and

(c)any additional requirements as an inspector directs are complied with.

(9) No person shall spread dung or manure to which this paragraph applies unless such spreading is authorised by a licence granted by an inspector and the dung or manure –

(a)is spread from not more than 1 metre above the ground;

(b)if spread as a liquid is not discharged by equipment producing a jet or spray unless the discharge point is directed downwards at an angle of not less than 45° from the horizontal; and

(c)once spread is immediately incorporated into the ground;

(10) Any licence granted under sub paragraph (9) shall contain at least the following terms–

(a)designation of the fields on which dung or manure from bovine animals or pigs may be spread; and

(b)designation of a distance from premises keeping susceptible animals within which dung or manure must not be spread.

(1)

O.J. No. L 273, 10.10.02, p.1 as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 668/2004 (O.J. No. L 112, 19.4.04, p.1).

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