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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 surveillance zone

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

(a)from premises within a surveillance zone keeping susceptible animals; or

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

(2) No person shall transport dung or manure to which this paragraph applies unless such transport complies with sub paragraph (3) or sub paragraph (5) or sub paragraph (7), and with sub paragraph (10).

(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 the Scottish Ministers.

(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.

(5) Transport of dung or manure complies with this sub paragraph if–

(a)the dung or manure is for spreading;

(b)the transport it is under the authority of a licence granted by an inspector; and

(c)before grant of the licence a veterinary inspector has clinically examined all susceptible animals on the premises where it was produced and is satisfied by such examination that they are not suspected of infection.

(6) 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 horizontal; and

(c)is immediately incorporated into the ground.

(7) Transport of dung or manure complies with this sub paragraph if–

(a)the dung or manure is for spreading;

(b)the transport is under the authority of a licence granted by an inspector; and

(c)before grant of the licence a veterinary inspector has clinically inspected all susceptible animals on the premises where it was produced and is satisfied that they are not suspected of infection.

(8) No person shall spread dung or manure transported under authority of a licence granted under sub paragraph (7) unless such spreading is authorised by a licence granted by an inspector and the dung or manure is injected into the ground.

(9) Any licence granted under sub paragraph (6) or sub paragraph (8) shall contain at least the following terms–

(a)designation of the areas within which the dung or manure must be spread;

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

(10) Transport of dung or manure complies with this sub paragraph if it is carried out in a vehicle which is–

(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.

(11) 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.

(12) The person in charge of a vehicle to be cleansed and disinfected under sub paragraph (10) or (11) 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.

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