1 Citation, commencement and application

These Regulations—

(a)    may be cited as the Zootechnical Standards (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2007;

(b)    come into force on 7th December 2007; and

(c)    apply only in England.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 7 December 2007: see para (b) above.

2 Amendments

2Amendments

(1)    The Zootechnical Standards Regulations 1992 are amended as follows.

(2)    After regulation 5, add—

“6 Collection, processing and storage of semen

(1)    A recognised organisation shall ensure that semen referred to in Article 2 of the 1987 Directive which is intended for intra-Community trade—

(a)    is collected and processed at an EC collection centre; and

(b)    stored at an EC storage centre.

(2)    A recognised organisation which fails to comply with paragraph (1) may have its recognition withdrawn by the Secretary of State by notice in writing at any time.

(3)    In this regulation—

“the 1987 Directive” means Council Directive 87/328/EEC on the acceptance for breeding purposes of pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species; and

“EC collection centre” and “EC storage centre” have the meanings given in the Bovine Semen (England) Regulations 2007.”.

(3)    For Part V of Schedule 3, substitute—

“Part V
Criteria for Acceptance for Breeding PurposesRegulation 5

Recognised organisations shall accept for breeding purposes bovines, and use ova and embryos, which satisfy the criteria specified in Council Directive 87/328/EEC on the acceptance for breeding purposes of pure bred breeding animals of the bovine species.”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 7 December 2007: see reg 1(b).

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Signature

Jeff Rooker

Minister of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

6th November 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Zootechnical Standards Regulations 1992, SI 1992/2370 (“the 1992 Regulations”).

The amendments give effect to the amendments to Council Directive 87/328/EEC on the acceptance for breeding purposes of pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species (OJ l 167, 26.6.1987, p 54) made by Council Directive 20005/24/EC with regard to the use of ova and embryos and storage centres for semen from pure-bred breeding animals of the bovine species (OJ L 78, 24.3.2005, p 43).

New regulation 6 of the 1992 Regulations, added by regulation 2 of these Regulations, places obligations on recognised organisations in relation to the collection, processing and storage of bovine semen. (The term “recognised organisation” is defined in regulation 2(1) of the 1992 Regulations.)

Part V of Schedule 3 of the 1992 Regulations is amended to require recognised organisations to accept for breeding purposes bovine ova and embryos.

An impact assessment has not been prepared for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.