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Environment (Wales) Act 2016

Section 88 – Coming into force

326.Section 88 provides that Part 8 of the Act comes into force on the day that the Act receives Royal Assent. Some provisions come into force at the end of two months after the Act receives Royal Assent. These are: Part 1 (sustainable management of natural resources), Part 2 (climate change), Part 5 (fisheries for shellfish), section 83 (repeal of publication requirements), section 84 (appeals against special drainage levies), section 85 (power of entry) and section 86 (byelaws).

327.Other provisions of the Act will come into force when the Welsh Ministers bring them into force by order. These are: Part 3 (charges for carrier bags), Part 4 (collection and disposal of waste), Part 6 (marine licensing), and section 82 (flood and coastal erosion committee).

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