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Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Regulation of activities

4.—(1) Prohibiting persons from carrying on, or from causing or permitting others to carry on, any regulated activity.

(2) Prohibiting persons from carrying on any regulated activity except so far as it is—

(a)authorised by or under the regulations; and

(b)carried on in accordance with the regulations.

(3) Enabling the carrying on of regulated activities to be authorised by providing that they are to be carried on—

(a)in accordance with a permit granted by a regulator under the regulations;

(b)subject to a requirement to register the carrying on of the activity with a regulator; or

(c)subject to compliance with rules specified in, or made under, the regulations (“general environmental rules”).

(4) Enabling the carrying on of regulated activities to be authorised by grant of a permit or by registration whether or not the carrying on of those activities is also subject to general environmental rules.

(5) Specifying a procedure under which the Department may make general environmental rules.

(6) Treating as authorised the carrying on of regulated activities that are subject to general environmental rules.

(7) Specifying the subsistence of an authorisation to carry on regulated activities which are subject to general environmental rules.

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