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EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations

The EU Animal By-Products Regulation allows member states to derogate from the basic framework of animal by-products controls in specified areas provided certain conditions are met. Some types of derogation are provided for directly in the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013. Others will be the subject of an authorisation issued by the Scottish Ministers.

EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations
Application of animal by-products and derived products to land

B5: authorisation to apply to land digestion residues from the transforming into biogas of category 1 or 2 glycerine obtained from the biodiesel process

Dated: 24 January 2014

Authorisation B5

The Scottish Ministers for the Scottish Government, acting as the Competent Authority for Scotland in respect of the following EU Regulations:

  • Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009* of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 laying down health rules as regards animal byproducts and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011* of 25 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Authorisation to apply to land digestion residues from the transforming into biogas of Category 1/2 glycerine obtained from the biodiesel process

In accordance with Article 9(c) and Annex IV, Chapter IV, Section 3, point 2(b)(iii) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 the Scottish Ministers authorise, the application to land of digestion residues produced by transforming into biogas glycerine derived from Category 1 and 2 animal by-products which have been used in the biodiesel production process, provided that those animal by-products were previously processed in accordance with processing method 1 (pressure sterilisation) as set out in Chapter III, Annex IV of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

*Enforced in Scotland by the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013