Title, application and commencement
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Swine Vesicular Disease Regulations 2009; they apply in England and come into force on 30th June 2009.
2. In these Regulations—
“carcase” means a carcase or part of a carcase of a pig;
“infected premises” means any premises declared as such by the Secretary of State under Part 3;
“inspector” and “veterinary inspector” mean persons appointed as such under the Animal Health Act 1981(1);
“livestock” means hoofed animals other than horses;
“local authority” means—
where there is, within the meaning of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994(2), a unitary authority for that local government area, that authority;
where there is not a unitary authority—
in a metropolitan district, the council of that district;
in a non-metropolitan county, the county council;
in each London borough the council of that borough; or
in the City of London, the Common Council;
“pig” means any animal of the suidae family;
“premises” includes any place.
References to occupier
3.—(1) Any notice required or authorised under these Regulations to be served on the occupier of premises may be served on a person appearing to the person serving the notice to have day-to-day responsibility for the premises or for any pigs on the premises (see regulation 32 for further provision as to notices).
(2) Where a notice has been served on a person referred to in paragraph (1), any reference in these Regulations to the occupier of those premises is a reference to that person.
4.—(1) These Regulations do not apply to—
(a)anything done under the terms of a licence granted under the Specified Animal Pathogens Order 2008(3), or
(b)any border inspection post, quarantine centre or quarantine facility approved for the purposes of the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England) Regulations 2006(4).
(2) Parts 3 and 4 do not apply in any period during which action is being taken under the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (England) Order 2006(5).