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Marine Act (Northern Ireland) 2013

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Preliminary

    1. 1.Sustainable development

    2. 2.The Northern Ireland inshore region

    3. 3.Arrangements to promote co-ordination of functions in Northern Ireland inshore region

  3. Part 2 Marine Planning

    1. Marine plans

      1. 4.Marine plans for Northern Ireland inshore region

      2. 5.Amendment of marine plan

      3. 6.Withdrawal of marine plan

      4. 7.Duty to keep relevant matters under review

    2. Decisions affected by a marine plan

      1. 8.Decisions affected by a marine plan

    3. Monitoring and reporting on marine plans

      1. 9.Monitoring of, and periodical reporting on, marine plans

    4. Validity of marine plans and amendments

      1. 10.Validity of marine plans

      2. 11.Powers of the High Court on an application under section 10

    5. Interpretation

      1. 12.Interpretation of this Part

  4. Part 3 Marine protection

    1. Designation of MCZs

      1. 13.Designation of marine conservation zones

    2. MCZs

      1. 14.Grounds for designation of MCZ

      2. 15.Further provision as to orders designating MCZs

    3. Designation procedure

      1. 16.Consultation before designation

      2. 17.Publication of orders

      3. 18.Hearings

      4. 19.Review of orders

    4. Duties of Department

      1. 20.Creation of network of conservation sites

      2. 21.Reports

    5. Duties of public authorities

      1. 22.General duties of public authorities in relation to MCZs

      2. 23.Duties of public authorities in relation to certain decisions

      3. 24.Advice and guidance by the Department

      4. 25.Failure to comply with duties, etc.

    6. Byelaws

      1. 26.Byelaws for protection of MCZs

      2. 27.Byelaws: procedure

      3. 28.Emergency byelaws

      4. 29.Interim byelaws for MCZ

      5. 30.Byelaws: supplementary

      6. 31.Hearings

    7. Offences

      1. 32.Offence of contravening byelaws

      2. 33.Offence of damaging, etc. protected features of MCZ

      3. 34.Exceptions

    8. Fixed monetary penalties

      1. 35.Fixed monetary penalties

      2. 36.Fixed monetary penalties: procedure

      3. 37.Fixed monetary penalties: further provision

    9. Enforcement powers

      1. 38.Enforcement officers

      2. 39.The common enforcement powers

    10. Supplementary

      1. 40.Repeals, amendments and transitional provisions

      2. 41.Interpretation of this Part

  5. Part 4 Marine licensing: Generating stations

    1. 42.Special procedure for applications relating to generating stations

  6. Part 5 Supplementary

    1. 43.Regulations and orders

    2. 44.Offences: companies, etc.

    3. 45.Disapplication of requirement for consent to certain prosecutions

    4. 46.Supplementary, incidental, consequential, transitional provision etc.

    5. 47.Crown application

    6. 48.Interpretation

    7. 49.Commencement

    8. 50.Short title

  7. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Marine plans: preparation and adoption

      1. Department to notify relevant authorities of decision to prepare plan

        1. 1.(1) Where the Department decides to prepare a marine plan...

      2. Secretary of State to be kept informed of Department's intentions as to certain matters.

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies in any case where the Department...

      3. Marine plans to be compatible with certain other marine plans and development plans

        1. 3.(1) In preparing or amending a marine plan for a...

      4. Consultation with other relevant Northern Ireland departments.

        1. 4.The Department must consult the other relevant Northern Ireland departments—...

      5. Statement of public participation.

        1. 5.(1) Before preparing a marine plan for any marine plan...

      6. Further provision about the content of an SPP.

        1. 6.(1) An SPP must include a proposed timetable.

      7. Review and revision of the SPP

        1. 7.(1) The Department must keep the SPP under review..

      8. Advice and assistance.

        1. 8.(1) In connection with the preparation of a marine plan,...

      9. Matters to which the Department is to have regard in preparing a marine plan

        1. 9.(1) The matters to which the Department is to have...

      10. Sustainability appraisal.

        1. 10.(1) The Department must carry out an appraisal of the...

      11. Preparation and publication of a consultation draft.

        1. 11.(1) The Department must publish a draft containing its proposals...

      12. Representations about the consultation draft.

        1. 12.(1) Any person may make representations about the consultation draft....

      13. Independent investigation

        1. 13.(1) Where it has published a consultation draft in accordance...

      14. Matters to which Department is to have regard in settling text for adoption

        1. 14.In settling the text of a marine plan for adoption...

      15. Adoption and publication of a marine plan.

        1. 15.(1) A marine plan is “adopted” by the Department when...

      16. Action taken by the Department before commencement

        1. 16.(1) This paragraph applies to any action taken by the...

    2. Schedule 2

      Further provision about fixed monetary penalties under section 35

      1. Fixed monetary penalties: other sanctions

        1. 1.(1) An order under section 35 must secure that, in...

      2. Monetary penalties

        1. 2.(1) An order under section 35 may include provision—

      3. Appeals

        1. 3.(1) An order under section 35 may not provide for...

      4. Consultation

        1. 4.(1) Before making an order under section 35, the Department...

      5. Guidance as to use of fixed monetary penalties

        1. 5.(1) An order under section 35 must secure the results...

      6. Guidance as to enforcement of offences

        1. 6.(1) Where an order under section 35 confers powers to...

      7. Publication of enforcement action

        1. 7.(1) An order under section 35 must secure the result...

      8. Disclosure of information

        1. 8.(1) Information held by or on behalf of a person...

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