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PART 6 N.I.MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY

Regulations and ordersN.I.

24—(1) Except as provided by subsection (2), regulations made by the Department under this Act are subject to negative resolution.

(2) The following regulations may not be made unless a draft of them has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Assembly—

(a)the first regulations to be made under section 2;

(b)regulations under section 2, 7 or 9(1) containing any provision that creates an offence or increases a penalty for an existing offence;

(c)regulations under section 2, 7, 8(1) or 9(1) containing any provision that amends or repeals any Northern Ireland legislation.

(3) An order may not be made by the Department under section 27(2) that contains any provision that modifies any Northern Ireland legislation unless a draft of it has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Assembly.

InterpretationN.I.

25  In this Act—

Department” means Department of the Environment;

modify”, in relation to a statutory provision, includes amend, repeal and revoke;

statutory provision” has the meaning given in section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.

Repeals and revocationsN.I.

26—(1) The statutory provisions set out in Schedule 2 are repealed to the extent specified in the second column of that Schedule.

(2) The statutory provisions set out in Schedule 3 are revoked to the extent specified in the second column of that Schedule.

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I1S. 26 partly in operation; s. 26(1) in operation at 12.4.2016 see s. 27(1)

I2S. 26(2) in operation at 10.10.2016 by S.R. 2016/332, art. 2

CommencementN.I.

27—(1) This Act, except Parts 1, 2 and 3 and section 26(2), comes into operation on the day after Royal Assent.

(2) The provisions of Parts 1, 2 and 3 and section 26(2) come into operation on such day or days as the Department may by order appoint.

(3) An order under subsection (2) may contain such consequential, incidental, supplementary, transitional or saving provisions (including provisions modifying statutory provisions) as the Department considers necessary or expedient.

Short titleN.I.

28  This Act may be cited as the Environmental Better Regulation Act (NorthernIreland) 2016.

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