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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

C4: authorisation to dispose of certain category 1 material and category 2 and 3 material by burial or other means where access is difficult due to geography, climate or natural disaster

Dated: 24 January 2014

Authorisation C4

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 certain category 1 material and category 2 and 3 material by burial or other means where access is difficult due to geography, climate or natural disaster

In accordance with Articles 16(d) and 19(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 as read with Article 15 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, the Scottish Ministers authorise by way of derogation from Articles 12, 13, 14 and 21 of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 the disposal by burial or burning on site, or by other means, of category 1 fallen stock containing specified risk material and category 2 and 3 material in areas where access is practically impossible or where access would only be possible under circumstances, related to geographical or climatic reasons or due to a natural disaster, which would pose a risk to the health and safety of the personnel carrying out the collection or where access would necessitate the use of disproportionate means of collection, provided the conditions 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