(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/1871) and the Medicated Feedingstuffs Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1046) in relation to England, Scotland and Wales.
The Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) Regulations 1999 implement in relation to zootechnical feedingstuffs and their contents a number of Community instruments including, in particular, Council Directive 95/69/EC (OJ No L 332, 30.12.95, p 15) laying down the conditions and arrangements for the approval and registration of establishments and intermediaries operating in the animal feed sector.
The effect of the amendments made by these Regulations (regulation 2 and Schedule 1) is to raise the level of fees charged under the Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) Regulations 1999 for applications and subsequent official checks in respect of establishments for which approvals are sought and held for various activities involving the manufacture and production of types of zootechnical feedingstuffs and their constituents and for intermediary activities.
The Medicated Feedingstuffs Regulations 1998 implement Council Directive 90/167/EEC (OJ No L 92, 7.4.90, p 42) laying down the conditions governing the preparation, placing on the market and use of medicated feedingstuffs in the Community.
The effect of the amendments made by these Regulations (regulation 3 and Schedule 2) is to raise the level of fees charged under the Medicated Feedingstuffs Regulations 1998 for applications for approvals and renewals of approvals in respect of premises where activities involving the manufacture of types of medicated feedingstuffs and constituents of medicated feedingstuffs are carried out or proposed to be carried out and for applications for approvals and renewals of approvals of persons as distributors of medicated feedingstuffs.
A Regulatory Impact Assessment has been carried out in respect of the measures effected by these Regulations and copies have been placed in the library of each House of Parliament. Copies may be obtained from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3LS.