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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
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D4: authorisation to move fat derived from category 1 and 2 materials to other plants for combustion

Dated: 24 January 2014

Authorisation D4

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 move fat derived from category 1 and 2 materials to other plants for combustion

In accordance with Part F (2)(e), Section 2, Chapter IV, Annex IV of Commission Regulation No 142/2011 as read with Article 9 of that Regulation the Scottish Ministers authorise by way of derogation from the first sentence of Part F (2)(e),  that fat derived from category 1 and 2 materials may be moved to other plants for combustion provided that the conditions of sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) of Part F (2)(e), Section 2, Chapter IV, Annex IV of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 are complied with, i.e. that:

(i) The plant of destination is authorised for the combustion
(ii) The processing of food or feed in an approved plant on the same premises takes place under strict condition of separation.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

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