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Temporary Derogation for the-on farm disposal of fallen animals in exceptional circumstances 12 April 2013

The Minister for the Department for Environment, Food and Agriculture, acting as the Competent Authority for the Isle of Man 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 by-products 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 in remote areas 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)(b) of Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 as read with Article 15 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, the Minister authorises 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 material in Article 8(a)(v) and (b)(ii) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009, Category 2 material and Category 3 material, in remote areas where access is practically impossible or where access would only be possible 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 and under the supervision of a DEFA Officer.

This authorisation applies in Isle of Man between 15th April 2013 and 28th April 2013 inclusive. All disposals must be approved by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture in advance.

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