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The Bovine Hides Regulations 1997

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Additional requirements in relation to tanneries

5.—(1) A registered tannery controller shall ensure that—

(a)each controlled hide delivered to him is either processed or treated as controlled waste;

(b)controlled hides delivered to him are stored and processed separately from any other hides; and

(c)any place in which, or equipment with which, controlled hides are stored or processed is thoroughly cleaned before it is used to store or process any other hide or other material.

(2) A registered tannery controller shall ensure that all controlled waste is either—

(a)stained immediately it is removed from the hide, by being treated (whether by immersion, spraying or other application) with a 0.5% weight/volume solution of the colouring agent CI Acid Green (Colour Index No. 44025(1)) in such a way that the colouring is clearly visible over the whole surface of the material; or

(b)(in the case of trimmings and splits) processed as if it were a controlled hide.

(3) Once controlled waste has been removed from the hide and stained in accordance with paragraph (2)(a) above, the person responsible for its removal and staining—

(a)shall ensure that it is placed in an impervious sealed container, the exterior surface of which is clearly marked to show that it contains controlled waste; and

(b)shall, without unreasonable delay, send it directly to an approved incinerator or an approved rendering plant.


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