|Made||21st December 2004|
|Coming into operation||1st February 2005|
(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.
Selection of Premises
3. - (1) The Department shall be responsible for the selection of premises, in accordance with the Technical Specifications, for sampling.
(2) An inspector may for the purposes of selecting premises for sampling in accordance with the Commission Decision and the Technical Specifications -
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4. An inspector shall, on producing, if requested, some duly authenticated document showing his authority, and on serving notice in writing, have the right at all reasonable hours to enter premises which have been selected for sampling, for the purpose of taking samples as required by the Commission Decision.
5. - (1) An inspector shall have the following powers for the purposes of sampling required by the Commission Decision -
(2) An inspector, for the purpose of sampling required by the Commission Decision, may also take and retain samples of faecal and environmental material, in accordance with the Technical Specifications, as well as take all other samples that he considers necessary.
6. - (1) A notice in writing given under regulation 4 may be sent to a person as an electronic communication (as defined in the Electronic Communications Act 2000), only if that person has consented to the use of that method of communication.
(2) A notice in writing sent to a person as an electronic communication shall be regarded as sent when the text of it is received in a legible form.
7. Any person who -
shall be guilty of an offence.
8. A person who is guilty of an offence under these Regulations shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture on
21st December 2004.
A senior officer of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
prescribe offences and penalties (regulation 7 and 8).