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The Cattle Identification (Wales) Regulations 2007

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Powers of inspectors

10.—(1) An inspector may, on producing a duly authenticated document showing his or her authority, if required, at all reasonable hours enter any land or premises for the purposes of ascertaining whether there is or has been any contravention of —

(a)these Regulations;

(b)Title I of Regulation (EC) No. 1760/2000;

(c)Commission Regulation (EC) No. 494/98 (laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 820/97 as regards the application of minimum administrative sanctions in the framework of the system for the identification and registration of bovine animals(1));

(d)Commission Regulation (EC) No. 509/1999 (concerning an extension of the maximum period laid down for the application of ear tags to bison(2))

(e)Commission Regulation (EC) No. 911/2004; and

(f)Commission Regulation (EC) No. 644/2005,

and in this regulation “premises” includes any place, installation, vehicle, ship, vessel, boat, craft, hovercraft or aircraft.

(2) The power to enter premises only includes a power to enter domestic premises if they are being used in connection with the provisions in paragraph (1).

(3) An inspector may carry out all checks and examinations necessary for the enforcement of the provisions in paragraph (1), and in particular may—

(a)collect, pen and inspect any cattle, and may require the keeper to arrange for the collection, penning and securing of cattle;

(b)take samples;

(c)examine any records in whatever form, and take copies of those records;

(d)remove and retain any records or documents (including passports) relating to these Regulations;

(e)have access to, and inspect and check the operation of, any computer and any associated apparatus or material that is or has been used in connection with records, and may require any person having charge of, or otherwise concerned with the operation of, the computer, apparatus or material to afford him or her such assistance as he or she may reasonably require;

(f)where records are kept by means of a computer, require the records to be produced in a form in which they may be taken away;

(g)require production of any unused ear tags and record their numbers; and

(h)take with him or her a representative of the European Commission or any other person he or she considers necessary.

(1)

OJ No. L60, 28.2.1998, p. 78.

(2)

OJ No. L60, 9.3.1999, p. 53,

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