Transformation of animal by-products into biogas or compost (UK)

New Regulation on parameters for the transformation of animal by-products into biogas or compost, conditions for imports of pet food and for the export of processed manure

On 2nd February 2017 on the Official Journal of the European Union it was published Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/172 of 1 February 2017 amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards parameters for the transformation of animal by-products into biogas or compost, conditions for imports of petfood and for the export of processed manure. This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, which lays down rules implementing Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009, including parameters for the transformation of animal by-products into biogas or compost, conditions for the placing on the market of imported pet food and rules for the export of Category 2 materials.

Annex V to Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 sets out standards for the transformation of animal by-products into biogas and compost. In accordance with point 3(b) of Section 2 of Chapter III of Annex V, the competent authority may under certain conditions authorise specific requirements other than those set out in Chapter III.

Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/172 of 1 February 2017 amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards parameters for the transformation of animal by-products into biogas or compost, conditions for imports of petfood and for the export of processed manure. This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, as following:

“In Article 25 of Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, the following paragraph is added:

‘4. The rules set out in Chapter V of Annex XIV shall apply to exports from the Union of the derived products specified therein.’.

Annexes V and XIV to Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 are amended in accordance with the text set out in the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/172.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.”

This Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/172 shall enter into force on 22nd February 2017.

For further details consult the official document of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/172 of 1 February 2017 amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards parameters for the transformation of animal by-products into biogas or compost, conditions for imports of petfood and for the export of processed manure.

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Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/172 of 1 February 2017 amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards parameters for the transformation of animal by-products into biogas or compost, conditions for imports of petfood and for the export of processed manure