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Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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3.—(1) Enabling the Department to exercise functions conferred by the regulations for or in connection with regulating regulated activities.

(2) Determining other persons by whom any such functions are to be exercisable.

(3) Specifying any purposes for which any such functions are to be exercisable by regulators.

(4) Enabling the Department to give directions (whether general or specific) with which regulators are to comply, or guidance to which regulators are to have regard, in exercising functions under the regulations, including—

(a)directions providing for any functions exercisable by one regulator to be exercisable instead by another;

(b)directions given for the purposes of the implementation of any obligations of the United Kingdom under the EU Treaties or under any international agreement to which the United Kingdom is a party;

(c)directions relating to the exercise of any function in a particular case or class of case; and

(d)directions providing for any matter to which the directions relate to be determined, in such manner (if any) as the directions may specify, by a person other than the Department.

(5) Authorising regulators to appoint suitable persons to exercise functions or powers conferred on regulators by the regulations (including functions and powers with respect to compliance with, and enforcement of, the regulations) and conferring powers on persons so appointed.

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