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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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D5: authorisation to use alternative parameters for the transformation of animal by-products and derived products in biogas and composting plants

Dated: 24 January 2014

Authorisation D5

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 use alternative parameters for the transformation of animal byproducts and derived products in biogas and composting plants

In accordance with Article 10(3) and Point 1 of Section 2, Chapter III, Annex V to Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, the Scottish Ministers authorise by way of derogation from Point 1, Section 1, Chapter I, Annex V of that Regulation the use of alternative transformation parameters other than the standard ones for biogas and composting on condition that the operator has demonstrated that such parameters ensure adequate reduction of biological risks and the demonstration includes a validation carried out in accordance with Point 1, Section 2, Chapter III of Annex V.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

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