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The Specified Risk Material (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001

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1.  —These Regulations may be cited as The Specified Risk Material (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001, shall come into force on 1st April 2001 and shall extend to England.

Amendment of the Specified Risk Material Regulations 1997

2.—(1) In so far as they extend to England, the Specified Risk Material Regulations 1997(1) shall be amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this regulation.

(2) In paragraph (4) of regulation 24, for the words “Without prejudice to the storage requirements of regulation 28 below,” there shall be substituted the words “Subject to paragraph (4A) below, and without prejudice to the storage requirements of regulation 28 below,”.

(3) After paragraph (4) of regulation 24 there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

(4A) The operator of an approved rendering plant may keep, handle, store or render specified risk material at the plant together with other material at the plant provided—

(a)all of that material is kept, handled, stored and rendered at the plant in accordance with the requirements of these Regulations applying to specified risk material; and

(b)the operator keeps a record for two years of the exact quantity of the specified risk material and the other material together with which the specified risk material is kept, handled, stored and rendered.

(4B) For the purposes of these Regulations, references to specified risk material shall include references to any—

(a)specified risk material kept, handled, stored or rendered together with other material; and

(b)any other material together with which the specified risk material is kept, handled, stored or rendered..

(4) In regulation 24(9) for the words “After the specified risk material has been processed and separated into protein and tallow the operator of the plant shall ensure that” there shall be substituted the words “Subject to paragraph (9A) below, after the specified risk material has been processed and separated into protein and tallow the operator of the plant shall ensure that”.

(5) After paragraph (9) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(9A) An operator of an approved rendering plant shall ensure that no protein or tallow produced from any specified risk material—

(a)is consigned from the plant for disposal by burial; or

(b)is disposed of by burial,

unless the specified risk material has been processed at the plant in accordance with method 4 prescribed in Part II of Schedule 1 to these Regulations..

Hayman

Minister of State Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

6th March 2001

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