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Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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General environmental rules

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5.—(1) General environmental rules specified in, or made under, the regulations under section 2 pursuant to paragraph 4(3)(c) of Schedule 1 may—

(a)impose conditions or requirements;

(b)prescribe standards or objectives to be complied with or achieved; or

(c)require standards or objectives specified in or under other statutory provisions to be complied with or achieved.

(2) Before making any general environmental rules in accordance with a procedure specified under paragraph 4(5) of Schedule 1, the Department must—

(a)publish a draft of the proposed rules;

(b)publicise the opportunity to make representations about the proposed rules under subsection (3) in such manner as the Department thinks fit; and

(c)make copies of the proposed rules available for public inspection for such period, which must be at least 28 days, as the Department may determine.

(3) Any person who wishes to make a representation about the proposed rules to the Department may do so within the period determined under subsection (2)(c).

(4) The Department must, in making the rules, have regard to any representations on the proposed rules received by it within that period.

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