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Question & Answer briefing for the transitional arrangements from the existing to the new SAPO licensing regime

The revised arrangements for the regulation of specified animal pathogens will come into effect on 1 April 2015. HSE will be writing to all SAPO licence holders in April, to provide the details of how you will transfer from the existing SAPO licence to a new SAPO licence, and the timeframe in which this will take place. The time period will be at least 6 months and will be tailored to the complexity and scale of specified animal pathogens work and to allow licence holders sufficient time to meet their new licence requirements. A question and answer briefing has been produced on the transitional arrangements. This information will be available on the HSE website with effect from 1 April 2015.