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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2001 No. 2253 (W.163)

AGRICULTURE, WALES

The Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001

Made

14th June 2001

Coming into force

1st August 2001

In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 66(1), 77(4), 78(6) and 84 of the Agriculture Act 1970 (1) (as read with regulation 14 of the Food Standards Act 1999 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions and Savings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (2)) and now vested in the National Assembly for Wales (3), after consultation as required by section 84(1) of that Act with the persons or organisations appearing to represent the interests concerned, and being designated (4) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 (5) in relation to the common agricultural policy of the European Community, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by the said section 2(2) (in so far as these Regulations cannot be made under the powers in the Agriculture Act 1970 specified above), the National Assembly for Wales makes the following Regulations:

Title, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001 and shall come into force on 1st August 2001.

(2) These Regulations apply to Wales only.

Amendment of the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1999

2.  The Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1999 (6) shall be amended in relation to Wales in accordance with regulations 3 and 4 below.

3.  In regulation 6 —

(a)in paragraph (1), after the words “pursuant to the Act,” there shall be added the words “or, in the cases of the substances vitamin A and vitamin E, in a sample of a premixture to be analysed pursuant to Commission Directive 2000/45/EC establishing Community methods of analysis for the determination of vitamin A, vitamin E and tryptophan in feedingstuffs,” (7); and

(b)in paragraph (2) subparagraph (c) shall be deleted.

4.  Annex 1 to Part II of Schedule 2 shall be amended as follows—

(a)after the entry for Theobromine there shall be added in columns 1 to 3 the following entry:

TryptophanPart C of the Annex to Directive 2000/45/ECOJ No. L174, 13.7.2000,

(b)for the provisions in columns 2 and 3 relating to the entry for Vitamin A there shall be substituted the following provisions:

Part A of the Annex to Directive 2000/45/ECOJ No. L174, 13.7.2000, p.32.

and

(c)after the entry for Vitamin A there shall be added in columns 1 to 3 the following entry:

Vitamin EPart B of the Annex to Directive 2000/45/ECOJ No. L174, 13.7.2000, p.32.

Amendment of the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 2000

5.  In the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 2000 (8), regulation 26, paragraph (b) of regulation 27 and subparagraph (d)(i) of that regulation shall be omitted.

Amendment of the Feeding Stuffs (Establishments and Intermediaries) Regulations 1999

6.—(1) The Feeding Stuffs (Establishments and Intermediaries) Regulations 1999(9)) shall be amended in relation to Wales as follows—

(a)in the provisions specified in paragraph (2) below, after the words “the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1999.”, wherever they occur, there shall be inserted the words “, as amended by the Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) Regulations 1999 and as modified by the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 2000 and amended by the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001,” (10); and

(b)in regulation 106(2), subparagraph (c) shall be deleted.

(2) The provisions referred to in paragraph (1)(a) above are regulations 98(8) and (9), 99 and 106(1).

Amendment of the Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) Regulations 1999

7.  The Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) Regulations 1999(11) shall be amended in relation to Wales as follows—

(a)in regulation 8, after the words “the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1999” there shall be added the words “as amended by the Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) Regulations 1999 and as modified by the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 2000 and amended by the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001”; and

(b)in regulation 10, in the modification of section 76(8), (9) and (10) of the Agriculture Act 1970, after the words “the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1999” there shall be inserted the words “as amended by the Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) Regulations 1999 and as modified by the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 2000 and amended by the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001”; and

(c)in regulation 11, for the words “not a feeding stuff”, there shall be substituted the words “neither a feeding stuff, nor a premixture to which Part A or Part B of Commission Directive 2000/45/EC establishing Community methods of analysis for the determination of vitamin A, vitamin E and tryptophan in feedingstuffs applies”.

8.  The Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) Regulations 1999 shall be amended in relation to Wales by the insertion, after regulation 11, of the following regulation—

11A.  For the purposes of sections 77(4) and 78(6) of the Act, analysis shall (as specified in regulation 7) be treated as carried out in the prescribed manner, in relation to a sample of a premixture to which Part A or Part B of Commission Directive 2000/45/EC establishing Community methods of analysis for the determination of vitamin A, vitamin E and tryptophan in feedingstuffs applies, if it is carried out in accordance with whichever of those Parts is applicable in the case concerned..

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(12).

D.Elis Thomas

The Presiding Office of the National Assembly

14th June 2001

Explanatory Note

(This note does not form part of the Regulations)

1.  These Regulations, which apply to Wales only, amend the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1999 and implement Commission Directive 2000/45/EC establishing Community methods of analysis for the determination of vitamin A, vitamin E and tryptophan in feedingstuffs (OJ No. L174, 13.7.2000, p.32).

2.  The Regulations—

(a)amend the 1999 Regulations by prescribing a revised method of analysis for the determination of vitamin A, and new methods for the determination of vitamin E and tryptophan, in feeding stuffs and, in the cases of vitamins A and E, in premixtures (regulation 4), and

(b)make minor and consequential amendments to those Regulations, the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 2000, the Feeding Stuffs (Establishments and Intermediaries) Regulations 1999 and the Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) Regulations 1999 (regulations 3 and 5 - 8).

3.  A regulatory appraisal for these Regulations has been prepared pursuant to section 65 of the Government of Wales Act 1998 and placed in the library of the National Assembly for Wales. Copies may be obtained from the Food Standards Agency, 1st Floor, Southgate House, Cardiff CF10 1EN.

(1)

1970 c. 40. The definition of “the Ministers” was amended by the Transfer of Functions (Wales) (No.1) Order 1978 (SI 1978/272), Schedule 5, paragraph 1.

(3)

By virtue of the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (SI 1999/672), functions of “the Ministers” are now exercisable in Wales by the National Assembly for Wales.

(6)

SI 1999/1663; to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(7)

OJ No. L174, 13.7.2000, p.32.

(10)

The reference for the Feeding Stuffs (Zootechnical Products) Regulations 1999 is SI 1999/1871, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(11)

SI 1999/2325, modified by SI 2001/343(W.15).

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