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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
Disposal of animal by-products

C2: authorisation to dispose of dead pet animals and equidae by burial

Dated: 24 January 2014

Authorisation C2

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 dispose of dead pet animals and equidae by burial

In accordance with Articles 16(d) and 19(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 as read with Article 15 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, the Scottish Ministers authorises by way of derogation from Articles 12, 13 and 21 of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 the burial of dead pet animals including equidae:

(a) on the premises of origin
(b) in an authorised landfill; or
(c) at a site which meets the requirements of Point 1(c), Section 1, Chapter III, Annex VI of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011

Provided that the conditions of Points 3 and 4 of Section 1, Chapter III, Annex VI of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 are complied with.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

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