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The Industrial Pollution Control (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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6.  In section 9 (supplementary provisions as to consents under section 7 or 8)—

(a)for subsection (9) substitute—

(9) The Department shall maintain a register containing particulars of—

(a)consents and conditions which are for the time being in force under section 7 or 8; and

(b)any matter about which particulars are required to be kept in any register under Article 20 of the Industrial Pollution Control (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (particulars about authorisations for prescribed processes, etc.) by the chief inspector appointed under that Order.

(9A) The register maintained under subsection (9)—

(a)shall be open to inspection by any person at all reasonable hours;

(b)shall, in favour of a person charged with an offence under this Act, be conclusive evidence as to the terms of any consent or condition under section 7 or 8 as it has effect for the time being..

(b)in subsection (10) for the words “subsection (11)” substitute “subsections (11) and (11 A)”; and

(c)after subsection (11) insert—

(11A) A person does not commit an offence by contravening section 7 or 8 by discharging any effluent or matter if the discharge is authorised by an authorisation granted under the Industrial Pollution Control (Northern Ireland) Order 1997..

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