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Amendment of the Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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3.  In regulation 2 (interpretation) for paragraph (1) substitute–

(1) In these Regulations–

Annex” means the Annex to the Council Regulation;

“baseline eartag” means an eartag applied under the Council Regulation, these Regulations, any provision giving effect to the Council Regulation in England, Wales or Northern Ireland or previous United Kingdom Orders or Regulations, bearing the individual identification code described in regulation 6(4);

“the Council Directive” means Council Directive 92/102/EEC of 27th November 1992 on the identification and registration of animals(1) as amended by the Council Regulation;

“the Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 21/2004 of 17th December 2003 establishing a system for the identification and registration of ovine and caprine animals and amending Regulation (EC) No. 1782/2003 and Directives 92/102/EEC and 64/432/EEC(2);

CPH”, in the forms in Schedules 1 and 2, means the number assigned to a holding by the Scottish Ministers for the purpose of identifying its geographical location;

“flockmark” means the number allocated by the Scottish Ministers to a holding on which sheep are kept;

“herdmark” means the number allocated by the Scottish Ministers to a holding on which goats are kept;

“identification code” means the alpha numeric code applied or to be applied to a means of identification in accordance with the Council Regulation, these Regulations, any provision giving effect to the Council Regulation in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or another member State, previous United Kingdom Orders or Regulations or any provision giving effect to Council Directive 92/102/EEC in another member State;

“inspector” means a person appointed to be an inspector for the purposes of these Regulations by the Scottish Ministers or a local authority;

“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(3);

“movement document” means the movement document required by Article 6 of the Council Regulation;

“previous United Kingdom Orders or Regulations” means–

(a)

the Sheep and Goats Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2000(4);

(b)

the Sheep and Goats Movement (Interim Measures) (Scotland) Order 2002(5);

(c)

the Sheep and Goats Identification (England) Order 2000(6);

(d)

the Sheep and Goats Identification and Movement (Interim Measures) (England) Order 2002(7);

(e)

the Sheep and Goats Identification and Movement (Interim Measures) (England) (No. 2) Order 2002(8);

(f)

the Sheep and Goats Identification and Movement (Interim Measures) (Wales) Regulations 2002(9);

(g)

the Sheep and Goats Identification and Movement (Interim Measures) (Wales) Order 2002(10);

(h)

the Sheep and Goats Identification and Movement (Interim Measures) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2002(11);

(i)

the Identification and Movement of Sheep and Goats Order (Northern Ireland) 1997(12); and

(j)

the Identification and Movement of Sheep and Goats Order (Northern Ireland) 2004(13);

“register” means the register required to be kept by Article 5 of the Council Regulation;

“replacement means of identification” means a replacement eartag replacement tattoo or, solely in the case of caprine animals, a replacement pastern mark;

“replacement eartag” means a red eartag approved by the Scottish Ministers in accordance with regulation 24 (approved eartags) with an individual identification code with the following information in the following order:–

(a)

the letters “UK”;

(b)

the flockmark or herdmark of the flock or herd the animal is in when the replacement eartag is applied;

(c)

a unique number; and

(d)

the letter “R”;

“replacement pastern mark” means a mark comprising the following information, in the following order:–

(a)

the letters “UK”;

(b)

the flockmark or herdmark of the flock or herd the animal is in when the replacement pastern mark is applied;

(c)

a unique number; and

(d)

the letter “R”;

“replacement tattoo” means a tattoo comprising the following information, printed in the following order:–

(a)

the letters “UK”;

(b)

the flockmark or herdmark of the flock or herd the animal is in when the replacement tattoo is applied;

(c)

a unique number; and

(d)

the letter “R”;

“slaughterhouse” means an establishment approved as a slaughterhouse in accordance with Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No. 854/2004(14); and

“unique number” means a number allocated by the Scottish Ministers which is unique to an animal in a flock or herd and contains up to 6 digits..

(1)

O.J. No. L 355, 5.12.1992, p.32.

(2)

O.J. No. L 5, 9.1.2004, p.8.

(3)

1994 c. 39. Section 2(2) was amended by the Environment Act 1995 (c. 25), Schedule 22, paragraph 232.

(6)

S.I. 2000/2027, amended by S.I. 2001/281, revoked by S.I. 2002/2153.

(7)

S.I. 2002/240, amended by S.I. 2002/764 and 2002/1349 and revoked by S.I. 2002/2153.

(8)

S.I. 2002/2153, amended by S.I. 2003/29, 2003/502 and 2003/1728 and revoked by S.I. 2005/3100.

(9)

S.I. 2002/274 (W.30), amended by S.I. 2002/811 (W.91), revoked by S.I. 2002/1354 (W.131).

(10)

S.I. 2002/1357 (W.133), revoked by S.I. 2002/2302 (W.227).

(14)

O.J. No. L 139, 30.4.2004, p.206.

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