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(1)Section 79 (statutory nuisances and inspections) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43) (the “1990 Act”) is amended as follows.
(2)In subsection (1), after paragraph (fa), insert—
“(faa)any insects emanating from premises and being prejudicial to health or a nuisance;”.
(3)After subsection (5A), insert—
“(5AA)Subsection (1)(faa) above does not apply to insects that are wild animals included in Schedule 5 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69).
(5AB)For the purposes of subsection (1)(faa) above, “premises” does not include—
(a)a site of special scientific interest (within the meaning of section 3(6) of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 6));
(b)such other place (or type of place) as may be prescribed in regulations made by the Scottish Ministers.
(5AC)Before making regulations under subsection (5AB)(b) above, the Scottish Ministers must consult, in so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, the persons mentioned in subsection (5AD) below.
(5AD)Those persons are—
(a)such associations of local authorities; and
(b)such other persons,
as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate.”.
(4)In subsection (7), in the definition of “premises”, after “land” insert “(subject to subsection (5AB) above)”.
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