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The Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (Wales) (No 2) Order 2006

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Article 31

SCHEDULE 5Measures in a surveillance zone

Record of visitors

1.  Subject to paragraph 5, the occupier of any premises where poultry or other captive birds are kept must make records of—

(a)the name and address of any person visiting the premises (unless the visit is only to a part of the premises where people live and where no poultry or other captive birds are kept);

(b)the date of the visit;

(c)whether the person had any contact with poultry or other captive birds on the premises.

Record of poultry

2.  The occupier of any premises in the zone must make a record of all poultry entering or leaving those premises as soon as reasonably practicable after the movement.

Record of poultry movements

3.  Subject to paragraph 5, any person who is engaged in the transport or marketing of poultry or poultry eggs in the zone must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, make a record of all poultry and poultry eggs transported or marketed by him.

Poultry movements to be recorded

4.  The records referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 above must include—

(a)the quantity and description (including species of poultry and type of egg) transported or marketed;

(b)in the case of a movement from premises in the zone—

(i)the date of the movement off the premises;

(ii)the premises of destination (if known);

(iii)the name and address of the person to whom ownership or possession is being or has been transferred;

(c)in the case of a movement onto premises in the zone—

(i)the date of the movement;

(ii)the premises from which the movement originated (if known);

(iii)the name and address of the person from whom ownership or possession is being or has been transferred;

(d)in the case of marketing without an associated movement, the identity and address of the person to whom and the date on which ownership was transferred.

Scope of record keeping duties

5.  Paragraphs 1 and 3 do not apply in respect of the movement of—

(a)eggs direct to retail premises, at or from such premise or subsequent to such a movement;

(b)people to zoos, wildlife parks or (unless required by the National Assembly) any other premises open to the public, provided the public has no access to any area where birds are kept;

(c)the following onto any premises where poultry or other captive birds are kept—

(i)any person on a public right of way or exercising any other right of access to the premises;

(ii)trespassers;

(iii)any person executing this Order.

Restrictions on the movement of poultry, other captive birds and mammals onto and off premises

6.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), no person is to move poultry, other captive birds or mammals from or to premises in the zone where poultry or other captive birds are kept, unless the movement is licensed by a veterinary inspector or by an inspector under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to pet animals which—

(a)only have access to that part of the premises where people live;

(b)have no contact with poultry or other captive birds on the premises; and

(c)have no access to any cages or areas on the premises where poultry or other captive birds are kept.

Biosecurity measures

7.  The occupier and any person entering or leaving premises in the zone where poultry, other captive birds or eggs are kept must—

(a)take such biosecurity measures as he considers necessary to reduce the risk of the spread of avian influenza to or from the premises; and

(b)comply with any biosecurity requirements which a veterinary inspector or an inspector under the direction of a veterinary inspector by notice to him or her, imposes.

Litter, poultry manure and slurry

8.  No person is to remove from premises in the zone or spread used poultry litter, poultry manure or poultry slurry unless licensed by a veterinary inspector or by an inspector under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

Gatherings of poultry

9.  No person is to permit any poultry or other captive birds to be collected together at any fair, market, show, exhibition or other gathering in the zone.

Release of game

10.  No person is to release game birds.

Restrictions on the movement of poultry and eggs within the zone

11.  Subject to paragraph 12, no person is to move any poultry or eggs within the zone (other than through the zone by road or rail without stopping), unless licensed by a veterinary inspector.

Wholesale and retail distribution of eggs within the zone

12.  Paragraph 11 does not apply to the movement of eggs direct to wholesale or retail premises, or subsequent to such a movement.

Biosecurity measures

13.  A veterinary inspector must not grant a licence under paragraph 11 unless he or she is satisfied that the licensee will take appropriate biosecurity measures and the taking of such measures must be conditions of the licence.

Movement of poultry to a slaughterhouse

14.  A veterinary inspector may license the movement of poultry from outside any avian influenza protection and surveillance zones to a slaughterhouse within the surveillance zone and subsequent movements of the meat derived from such poultry.

Restrictions on the movement of poultry and eggs out of the zone

15.—(1) Subject to paragraph 16, no person is to move any poultry or eggs out of the zone, unless the movement is—

(a)a movement set out in sub-paragraph (2); and

(b)licensed by a veterinary inspector.

(2) The movements referred to in sub-paragraph (1) are movements of—

(a)poultry for slaughter (if the requirements of paragraph 17 are met);

(b)day-old chicks hatched from eggs originating within the protection or surveillance zone or from eggs which came into contact with such eggs (if the requirements of paragraph 18 are met);

(c)day-old chicks hatched from eggs originating outside the protection and surveillance zones kept separate from eggs produced in such a zone (if the requirements of paragraph 19 are met);

(d)ready-to-lay poultry to premises or a part of any premises where no poultry are kept;

(e)hatching eggs from the zone—

(i)to a designated hatchery; or

(ii)to designated premises for use for scientific, diagnostic or pharmaceutical purposes

(if, in both cases, the requirements of paragraph 20 are met);

(f)eggs to a designated egg packing centre (if the requirements of paragraph 21 are met);

(g)eggs to an egg processing plant;

(h)eggs for disposal.

Wholesale and retail distribution of table eggs

16.  Paragraph 15 does not apply to a movement of table eggs direct to wholesale or retail premises or subsequent to such a movement.

Requirements for the movement of poultry from premises in the zone to a designated slaughterhouse

17.  Poultry may be moved from premises in the zone to a designated slaughterhouse, but only within 24 hours of the completion of a veterinary inspection of the premises.

Requirements for the movement of day-old chicks hatched from eggs produced within the protection or surveillance zone or from eggs which have had contact with such eggs

18.  Day-old chicks from eggs produced within the protection or surveillance zone or from eggs which have had contact with such eggs must not be moved unless any biosecurity measures laid down by a veterinary inspector by notice or licence condition are complied with.

Requirements for the movement of day-old chicks hatched from eggs originating outside the protection and surveillance zones

19.  Day-old chicks from eggs originating outside any avian influenza protection and surveillance zones must not be moved unless the hatchery within the zone is operated in such a way that eggs from outside the zone do not come into contact with eggs or day-old chicks from within the zone.

Requirements for the movement of hatching eggs from the zone to a designated hatchery, or to designated premises for use for scientific, diagnostic or pharmaceutical purposes

20.  Hatching eggs must not be moved from the zone to a designated hatchery or to designated premises for use for scientific, diagnostic or pharmaceutical purposes unless the eggs and their packaging are disinfected before they leave the premises.

Requirements for the movement of eggs to an egg packing centre

21.  Eggs must not be moved to a designated egg packing centre unless—

(a)they are packed in disposable packaging; and

(b)any person transporting the eggs complies with any biosecurity measures laid down by a veterinary inspector.

Cleansing and disinfection of vehicles carrying any thing which may be contaminated

22.  A person who transports any poultry, other captive bird, meat, feed, manure, slurry, litter or any other thing which may be contaminated must cleanse and disinfect the vehicle and any equipment used to transport that thing as soon as it is unloaded, in accordance with article 66.

Cleansing and disinfection of vehicles

23.  A person who enters or leaves premises in the zone by vehicle must cleanse and disinfect without delay any part of the vehicle which may have been contaminated, in accordance with article 66.

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