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The Bovine Hides Regulations 1997

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Registration, approvals and directions

3.—(1) The appropriate Minister may on application register a person as a hide dealer or tannery controller, if he is satisfied that the person has the necessary facilities—

(a)to ensure that any controlled hide in his possession is reasonably secure against theft;

(b)to produce the returns required under regulation 7 below in a timely fashion and to keep the records required under that regulation in a manner which will facilitate the inspection of those records by an authorised officer in accordance with regulation 8(3)(a) below; and

(c)to carry out all other functions of a hide dealer or tannery controller (as the case may be) in accordance with these Regulations.

(2) For the purposes of these Regulations, the appropriate Minister may on application, approve a place as an approved rendering plant if he is satisfied that it has the facilities—

(a)necessary to process controlled waste without risk to human or animal health;

(b)to process controlled waste separately from all other material without any contamination occurring; and

(c)to satisfy the record keeping requirement imposed under regulation 7(6) below.

(3) Any approval or registration granted under these Regulations shall be in writing and may be made subject to conditions and be amended, suspended or revoked at any time by notice in writing served on the person to whom the approval or registration was granted if the appropriate Minister is satisfied that the conditions of these Regulations, or any additional conditions in the approval or registration, are not being complied with.

(4) Any direction given under these Regulations shall be given in writing by means of a notice addressed to each person to whom that direction relates.

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