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The Animal By-Products (Wales) Regulations 2006

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Sampling at biogas and composting plants

19.—(1) In the case of biogas and composting plants the operator must, at intervals specified in the approval, take a representative sample of material that has been treated to the time temperature parameters specified in Part II of Schedule 1 to these Regulations or the Community Regulation and send it for testing for Salmonella and Enterobacteriaceae (or, in the case of material derived from catering waste, Salmonella only) in a laboratory approved to carry out those tests.

(2) In the event of tests establishing that treated material does not comply with the limits in Annex VI, Chapter II, paragraph 15 to the Community Regulation, the operator must–

(a)immediately notify the National Assembly , giving full details of the failure, the nature of the sample and the batch from which it was derived;

(b)ensure that no digestion residue or compost suspected or known to be contaminated is moved from the premises unless–

(i)it has been re-treated under the supervision of the National Assembly and re-sampled and re-tested by the National Assembly and the re-testing has shown that the re-treated digestion residue or compost complies with the standards in the Community Regulation; or

(ii)it is consigned for processing or incineration at an approved processing plant or incinerator or (in the case of catering waste) it is consigned to landfill; and

(c)record the action taken in accordance with this regulation.

(3) Any person who fails to comply with any provision of this regulation is guilty of an offence.

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