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Marine Act (Northern Ireland) 2013

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Policy Objectives

  3. Key Terms

  4. Overview

    1. Part 1: Preliminary

    2. Part 2 Marine Planning

    3. Part 3 Marine Protection

    4. Part 4 Marine Licensing

    5. Part 5 Supplementary

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Preliminary

      1. Section 1: Sustainable Development

      2. Section 2: The Northern Ireland inshore region

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

    2. Part 2: Marine Planning

      1. Section 4: Marine plans for Northern Ireland inshore region

      2. Section 6: Withdrawal of marine plans

      3. Section 7: Duty to keep relevant matters under review

      4. Section 8: Decisions affected by a marine plan

      5. Section 9: Monitoring of, and periodical reporting on, marine plans

      6. Section 10: Validity of marine plans

      7. Section 11: Powers of the High Court on an application under section 10

    3. Part 3: Marine Protection

      1. Section 13: Designation of marine conservation zones

      2. Section 14: Grounds for designation of

      3. Section 15: Further provisions as to orders designating s

      4. Section 16: Consultation before designation

      5. Section 17: Publication of orders

      6. Section 18: Hearings

      7. Section 19: Review of orders

      8. Section 20: Creation of network of conservation sites

      9. Section 21: Reports

      10. Section 22: General duties of public authorities in relation to s

      11. Section 23: Duties of public authorities in relation to certain decisions

      12. Section 24: Advice and guidance by the Department

      13. Section 25: Failure to comply with duties,

      14. Section 26: Byelaws for protection of s

      15. Section 27: Byelaws: procedure

      16. Section 28: Emergency byelaws

      17. Section 29: Interim byelaws for

      18. Section 30: Byelaws: supplementary

      19. Section 31: Hearings

      20. Section 32: Offence of contravening byelaws

      21. Section 33: Offence of damaging, protected features of

      22. Section 34: Exceptions

      23. Section 35: Fixed monetary penalties

      24. Section 36: Fixed monetary penalties: procedure

      25. Section 37: Fixed monetary penalties: further provision

      26. Section 38: Enforcement officers

      27. Section 39: The common enforcement powers

      28. Section 40: Repeals, amendments and transitional provisions

      29. Section 41: Interpretation of this Part

    4. Part 4: Marine Licensing: Generating Stations

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

    5. Part 5: Supplementary

      1. Section 43: Regulations and orders

      2. Section 44: Offences: companies,

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

      4. Section 46: Supplementary, incidental, consequential, transitional provision

      5. Section 47: Crown application

      6. Section 48: Interpretation

  6. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1: Marine plans: preparation and adoption

    2. Schedule 2: Further provision about fixed monetary penalties under section 35

  7. Hansard References

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