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The Disease Control (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2017

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1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Disease Control (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2017.

(2) This Order applies in relation to Wales.

(3) This Order comes into force on 12 June 2017.

Amendments to the Disease Control (Wales) Order 2003

2.  The Disease Control (Wales) Order 2003(1) is amended as follows.

3.  In article 2 (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “slaughterhouse” (“lladd-dy”), for “the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995” substitute the “Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulations 2006”(2); and

(b)in the appropriate place insert—

“quarantine unit” (“uned gwarantin”) means a facility or premises approved in writing for quarantine purposes by a body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS);.

4.  In article 8 (isolation facilities)—

(a)for paragraph (1) substitute—

(1) Where pigs are held in an isolation facility under any provision of this Order, and other pigs are moved in before they are released from the isolation facility, no pig may be removed from the isolation facility before the last date of release of the last pigs moved into the isolation facility.; and

(b)after paragraph (2) insert—

(3) An isolation facility may not be used to hold any animals other than pigs.

5.  After article 8 insert—

Quarantine units

8A.(1) A quarantine unit may only be used to hold cattle, sheep and goats.

(2) Where animals are held in a quarantine unit under any provision of this Order, and other animals are moved in before they are released from the quarantine unit, no animal may be removed from the quarantine unit before the last date of release of the last animal moved into the quarantine unit.

(3) No person may move any animal off premises direct from a quarantine unit unless the movement is one specified in paragraphs 1, 2, 4, 13 or 14 of Schedule 1.

(4) Where the Welsh Ministers have served on the keeper of cattle a notice requiring the keeper to have any such cattle tested for tuberculosis with a relevant test before a date specified in the notice, no cattle may be held in, or moved into, a quarantine unit on the date of the relevant test unless—

(a)a skin test has been applied to those cattle no more than 60 days before the date of the relevant test, and

(b)the results of the test have been read by a veterinary inspector or an approved veterinary surgeon and are negative.

(5) Where a relevant test for tuberculosis has been applied to such cattle as specified in a notice in paragraph (4) but before the result of that test has been read by an inspector, or an approved veterinary surgeon, the keeper of the cattle may move any animal into a quarantine unit.

(6) A keeper must record—

(a)movement of an animal into a quarantine unit within 24 hours of the movement;

(b)movement of an animal out of a quarantine unit within 3 days of the movement; and

(c)all movements in the holding register within 36 hours of the movement.

(7) Approval of a quarantine unit may be made subject to conditions and may be suspended, amended or revoked by notice in writing at any time by a body accredited by UKAS or by the Welsh Ministers.

(8) In this article—

“approved veterinary surgeon” (“milfeddyg cymeradwy”) means a veterinary surgeon who is approved in accordance with article 2A of the Tuberculosis (Wales) Order 2010(3);

“holding register” (“cofrestr y daliad”) means a register for the purposes of the Cattle Identification (Wales) Regulations 2007(4) or the Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) (Wales) Order 2015(5);

“record” (“cofnodi”) means notifying or reporting the movement of an animal in accordance with the Cattle Identification (Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) (Wales) Order 2015;

“relevant test” (“prawf perthnasol”) means—

(a)

a skin test; or

(b)

any other diagnostic test for tuberculosis approved by the Welsh Ministers;

“skin test” (“prawf croen”) means a single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin test for tuberculosis using bovine and avian tuberculin; and

“tuberculosis” (“twbercwlosis”) means infection with Mycobacterium bovis (M.bovis).

6.  Omit article 15 (general licences).

7.  After article 15 insert—

Movement documents for deer

15A.  Where deer are moved under a general licence, and that licence requires the person moving the deer to have a movement document, the occupier of premises which they are moved on to must—

(a)comply with the conditions of the licence relating to the reporting of movement information; and

(b)keep a copy of the completed movement document for six months and during that period produce it to an inspector on request.

8.  Schedules 1 and 2 are amended in accordance with the Schedule to this Order.

Lesley Griffiths

Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, one of the Welsh Ministers

31 May 2017

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