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The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

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PART 4Offences and penalties

Offence in respect of EU Control Regulation

17.—(1) Any person—

(a)to whom an animal by-product requirement applies; and

(b)who contravenes or fails to comply with such a requirement,

commits an offence.

(2) In these Regulations “animal by-product requirement” means a requirement in any provision of the EU Control Regulation or the EU Implementing Regulation specified in column 2 of Schedule 1 to these Regulations as read with, where applicable, any provision of the EU Control Regulation, the EU Implementing Regulation or these Regulations specified in column 3 of that Schedule.

Offence of obstruction

18.  A person is guilty of an offence if that person, in relation to an authorised person acting under these Regulations—

(a)intentionally obstructs the authorised person;

(b)without reasonable cause, fails to give to the authorised person any information or assistance or to provide any facilities that such person may reasonably require;

(c)knowingly or recklessly gives false or misleading information to the authorised person; or

(d)fails to produce a record or document when required to do so by the authorised person.

Offences by bodies corporate, Scottish partnerships and unincorporated associations

19.—(1) Where—

(a)an offence under these Regulations has been committed by a body corporate or a Scottish partnership or other unincorporated association; and

(b)it is proved that the offence was committed with the consent or connivance of, or was attributable to any neglect on the part of—

(i)a relevant individual; or

(ii)an individual purporting to act in the capacity of a relevant individual,

the individual as well as the body corporate, Scottish partnership or unincorporated association, is guilty of the offence and is liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

(2) In paragraph (1), “relevant individual” means—

(a)in relation to a body corporate—

(i)a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body;

(ii)where the affairs of the body are managed by its members, a member;

(b)in relation to a Scottish partnership, a partner; and

(c)in relation to an unincorporated association other than a Scottish partnership, a person who is concerned in the management or control of the association.

Penalties

20.  A person guilty of an offence under these Regulations is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both; or

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or both.

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