Statutory Instrument No. 118

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S.I. No. 118 of 2014

BOVINE VIRAL DIARRHOEA REGULATIONS 2014

I, SIMON COVENEY, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 36 of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 (No. 15 of 2013), hereby make the following Regulations: Citation and commencement 1. These Regulations may be cited as the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Regulations 2014 and come into operation on 6 March 2014.

Interpretation 2. In these Regulations-

“approved tag” means a tag within the meaning of the European Communities (Identification of Bovines) Regulations 2009; “submit” in relation to a sample means submission of the sample with any ancil- lary documentation, fee or other material required by a designated laboratory; “supplementary tag” means a tag, other than an approved tag, that includes a robust container that operates in such a manner that when the tag is attached to a bovine, the tag takes a sample from the bovine, seals itself or is sealable in the container without interfering with the integrity of the sample and has marked on it the identification of the bovine; “tissue tag” means an approved tag that includes a robust container that operates in such a manner that when the tag is attached to a bovine, the tag takes a sample from the bovine, seals itself or is sealable in the container without interfering with the integrity of the sample and has marked on it the identifi- cation of the bovine. Duty to test 3. (1) A person who after the commencement of these Regulations, has in his or her possession or under his or her control a bovine shall no later than when it attains the age of 20 days take a sample from the bovine using a tissue tag or supplementary tag and shall, as soon as possible but in any event within such period as recommended by the designated laboratory to which it is to be submitted, submit the sample to that designated laboratory for testing for the bovine viral diarrhoea virus. (2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to a bovine born before 1 January 2013 or from which a sample was taken under the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Order 2012.

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in “Iris Oifigiúil” of 7 th March , 2014.

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