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The Animal Health (Miscellaneous Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2013

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Title, application and commencement

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Animal Health (Miscellaneous Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2013.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

(3) These Regulations come into force on 24 June 2013.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“veterinary officer” (“swyddog milfeddygol”) means a veterinary surgeon employed as such by the Welsh Ministers; and

“veterinary surgeon” (“milfeddyg”) means a person registered in the register of veterinary surgeons kept under section 2 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966(1).

(2) In these Regulations a reference to—

(a)Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 November 2003 on the control of salmonella and other specified food-borne zoonotic agents(2),

(b)Council Directive 90/429/EEC laying down the animal health requirements applicable to intra-Community trade in and imports of semen of domestic animals of the porcine species(3), or

(c)Council Directive 2009/158/EC of 30 November 2009 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of, poultry and hatching eggs(4),

is to be construed as a reference to that instrument as amended from time to time.

Refund of Fees

3.  If any application for which a fee is payable under or by virtue of these Regulations is withdrawn before determination of the application, the Welsh Ministers must refund to the applicant such proportion of any fee paid in respect of that application as the Welsh Ministers think fit, having regard to any reasonable costs incurred by the Welsh Ministers in connection with the application.

Salmonella national control programmes (zoonoses): amendment and fees

4.—(1) The Control of Salmonella in Poultry (Wales) Order 2008(5) is amended as follows.

(2) In article 2 (interpretation), in the appropriate place in the alphabetical order insert the following definitions—

“Commission Regulation (EU) No 200/2010” (“Rheoliad y Comisiwn (EU) Rhif 200/2010”) means Commission Regulation (EU) No 200/2010 implementing Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards a Union target for the reduction of the prevalence of Salmonella serotypes in adult breeding flocks of Gallus gallus (6);

“Commission Regulation (EU) No 517/2011” (“Rheoliad y Comisiwn (EU) Rhif 517/2011”) means Commission Regulation (EU) No 517/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards a Union target for the reduction of the prevalence of certain Salmonella serotypes in laying hens of Gallus gallus and amending Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 and Commission Regulation (EU) No 200/2010(7);.

(3) In article 3 (competent authority), for paragraphs (a) and (b) (but not the “and” at the end) substitute—

(a)Commission Regulation (EU) No 200/2010;

(b)Commission Regulation (EU) No 517/2011;.

(4) In the Schedule—

(a)in paragraph 8 (method of sampling during the laying period)—

(i)for “Commission Regulation (EC) No 1003/2005” substitute “Commission Regulation (EU) No 200/2010”, and

(ii)for “Commission Regulation (EC) No 1168/2006” substitute “Commission Regulation (EU) No 517/2011”; and

(b)in paragraph 12 (duties on the person in charge of a laboratory)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (3)(a), for “3.1.2 of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1003/2005” substitute “3.1.3 of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 200/2010”,

(ii)in sub-paragraph (3)(b), for “3.1.3” substitute “3.1.4”, and

(iii)in sub-paragraph (4)(a), for “Commission Regulation (EC) No 1168/2006” substitute “Commission Regulation (EU) No 517/2011”.

5.—(1) Schedule 1 sets out the fees payable for activities conducted by the Welsh Ministers in relation to the control of Salmonella in accordance with the relevant National Control Programme(8) established by or under Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council(9).

(2) In Schedule 1—

(a)the fees payable by the person in charge of a poultry holding for the activities specified in column 1 of Table 1 are specified in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that Table;

(b)the fees payable by the operator of a laboratory for activities specified in column 1 of Table 2 are specified in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that Table; and

(c)the fees payable by the person in charge of poultry flocks for the activities specified in column 1 of Table 3 are specified in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that Table.

Poultry Health Scheme: fees

6.  The following fees are specified in Schedule 2 for activities conducted by the Welsh Ministers in relation to the poultry health scheme(10) established under Articles 2 and 6 of, and Annex II to, Council Directive 2009/158/EC and implemented by paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the Trade in Animals and Related Products (Wales) Regulations 2011(11)—

(a)Table 1 sets out the fees payable by applicants for approval and registration activities specified in column 1 of that Table in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that Table; and

(b)Table 2 sets out the fees payable by the operator of a laboratory for activities specified in column 1 of that Table in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that Table.

Bovine semen: fees

7.—(1) The Bovine Semen (Wales) Regulations 2008(12) (“the 2008 Regulations”) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) For regulation 41 substitute—

41.  The fees payable to the Welsh Ministers are as provided by regulation 7(4) of the Animal Health (Miscellaneous Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2013.

(3) Omit regulation 42.

(4) The fees specified in column 2 of Schedule 3 to these Regulations are payable for the activities specified in column 1 of that Schedule and the words and expressions used in that Schedule and the 2008 Regulations have the same meanings as in the 2008 Regulations.

Porcine semen: fees

8.—(1) Schedule 4 sets out the fees payable to the Welsh Ministers in connection with the issue of licences or approvals and tests and examinations carried out under—

(a)the Artificial Insemination of Pigs (England and Wales) Regulations 1964(13) (“the 1964 Regulations”); or

(b)the Artificial Insemination of Pigs (EEC) Regulations 1992(14) (“the 1992 Regulations”).

(2) The fees payable by the applicant or holder of the licence or approval for activities specified in column 1 of the Table in Schedule 4 are specified in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that Table.

(3) In Schedule 4 “artificial insemination centre” (“canolfan ffrwythloni artiffisial”) means premises—

(a)in respect of which a licence is in force under regulation 4(1) of the 1964 Regulations, or

(b)which have been approved under regulation 2(2) or (3) of the 1992 Regulations.

Bovine embryo (collection, production and transfer): fees

9.—(1) This regulation and Schedule 5 set out the fees payable to the Welsh Ministers for activities in relation to an application for an approval or a holder of an approval under the Bovine Embryo (Collection, Production and Transfer) Regulations 1995(15) (“the 1995 Regulations”).

(2) In Schedule 5, the fees payable by applicants for, or holders of, approvals under the 1995 Regulations for activities specified in column 1 of the Table are specified in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that Table.

Checking consignments of live animals at border inspection posts: fees

10.—(1) The fees specified in this regulation and Schedule 6 are payable where inspections are carried out at border inspection posts of consignments of live animals from a third country in accordance with regulation 15 (procedure on importation) of the Trade in Animals and Related Products (Wales) Regulations 2011(16).

(2) The fees payable in respect of the inspection of a consignment of live animals specified in column 1 of the Table in Schedule 6 are specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of that Table.

(3) Paragraph (4) applies where the inspection of any live animal at a border inspection post is undertaken (whether in whole or in part)—

(a)during a weekend;

(b)after 17:00 hours but before 08:30 hours on a weekday; or

(c)during a public holiday.

(4) Where this paragraph applies, a fee of £80 is payable for every load subject to inspection (in addition to any fee payable under Schedule 6).

(5) In this regulation and Schedule 6—

(a)“border inspection post” (“arolygfa ffin”) means a port or airport approved as such by the European Commission(17);

(b)“consignment” (“llwyth”) means a quantity of animals of the same species, covered by the same veterinary certificate or document;

(c)“load” (“cyflenwad”) means one or more consignments of animals from the same country of origin that have arrived on the same means of transport and presented by a person responsible for their importation for checking at the border inspection post at the same time;

(d)“public holiday” (“gŵyl gyhoeddus”) means Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday in Wales under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(18); and

(e)“third country” (“trydedd wlad”) means a country other than a member State.

Revocations

11.  The following are revoked—

(a)the Artificial Insemination (Cattle and Pigs) (Fees) Regulations 1987(19);

(b)the Bovine Embryo (Collection, Production and Transfer) (Fees) Regulations 1995(20);

(c)the Animals (Third Country Imports) (Charges) Regulations 1997(21);

(d)the Zoonoses and Animal By-Products (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2008(22); and

(e)the Poultry Health Scheme (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2011(23).

Alun Davies

Minister for Natural Resources and Food, one of the Welsh Ministers

29th May 2013

We consent

Mark Lancaster

Robert Goodwill

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

20 May 2013

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