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Vol. 1952, p. 383
Animals (Diseases and Importation)
253
Animals (Diseases) (Foot and Mouth) Regulations, 1952
Made by the Minister under section 12 of the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act, Cap. 253.
1.
These Regulations may be cited as the Animals (Diseases) (Foot and Mouth) Regulations, 1952.
2.
In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—
“prohibited country” shall have the same meaning as in regulation 2 of the Importation of Animals (Prohibition) Regulations, 1952;
“Inspector” includes any person authorised, whether generally or for the specific purpose, to assist the Senior Veterinary Officer in the carrying out of his various duties under the Act or under these regulations.
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3.(1)
These regulations shall apply to any prohibited country:
Provided that the Senior Veterinary Officer may declare by notice in the Official Gazette that any or all of these regulations shall not so apply, and upon the publication of such notice the regulation or regulations referred to therein shall not apply to such country.
(2)
At any time after the publication of the notice provided for in paragraph (1) of this regulation, the Senior Veterinary Officer may by further notice in the Official Gazette cancel such previous notice, and thereupon the regulation or regulations referred to in such previous notice shall apply to any prohibited country.
(3)
The Senior Veterinary Officer may exercise the powers conferred upon him by paragraphs (1) and (2) of this regulation so often as it appears necessary to him to do so.
4.(1)(a)
(a)
No through passenger arriving in this Island by any ship which has called at or cleared from any port in a prohibited country shall land in this Island, provided that, if the Senior Veterinary Officer is of opinion that exceptional circumstances exist, he may allow a through passenger to land in this Island subject to such conditions as he may see fit to impose, and thereupon such through passenger may land in this Island subject to the conditions so imposed.
(b)
Any such through passenger shall comply with any condition so imposed.
(2)
Every other person arriving in this Island by any ship or aircraft which has called at or cleared from any port or airport in a prohibited country shall on landing comply with such directions for disinfecting himself as the Inspector shall direct.
(3)
In this regulation, the expression “through passenger” means a passenger arriving in this Island intending to depart therefrom on a continuous voyage on the same ship.
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5.(1)
It shall not be lawful to land in this Island without the permission of the Inspector—
(a)
any cargo, vessel, article or other thing which has been taken on board any ship or aircraft in a prohibited country;
(b)
any cargo, vessel, utensil, article or other thing which has been in contact with any such cargo, utensil, article or thing as aforesaid;
(c)
any cargo, vessel, utensil, article or other thing which has been in contact with any ship or aircraft which has called at or cleared from any port or airport in a prohibited country.
(2)
(a)
Any cargo, vessel, article or other thing permitted to be landed in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph; and,
(b)
any lighter, drogher, boat, raft or any harbour craft used for transporting any cargo, vessel, article or other thing permitted to be landed as aforesaid,
shall, if so required by the Inspector, be disinfected in such manner and at such places as the Inspector shall direct.
6.
No person shall visit any ship or aircraft which has called at or cleared from any prohibited country without the permission, in case of ships, of the Harbour Master, or, in the case of aircraft, of the Airport Manager.
7.
Every person coming in contact with any ship or aircraft which has called at or cleared from any prohibited country or with the cargo of any such ship or aircraft, shall take such measures to disinfect himself as the Inspector may direct.
8.
If any person acts in contravention of, or fails to comply with, any of the foregoing regulations, he shall for each offence be liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.
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