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The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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[F1Public participation proceduresN.I.

19B.(1) As soon as reasonably practicable after preparing proposals for the waste management strategy the Department shall—

(a)send a copy of the proposals to the persons or bodies mentioned in Article 19(5)(a);

(b)take such steps as it considers appropriate to bring the proposals to the attention of the persons who in its opinion—

(i)are, or are likely to be, affected by the strategy, or

(ii)have an interest in the strategy;

(c)inform the public consultees of the address (which may include a website)—

(i)at which a copy of the proposals may be viewed,

(ii)from which a copy of the proposals may be obtained;

(d)invite the persons or bodies mentioned in Article 19(5)(a) and the public consultees to express their opinion on the proposals, specifying the address to which, and the period within which, opinions must be sent.

(2) The period referred to in paragraph (1) (d) shall be of such length as will ensure that the persons or bodies mentioned in Article 19(5)(a) and the public consultees are given an early and effective opportunity to express their opinion on the proposals.

(3) The Department shall keep a copy of the proposals for inspection by the public at all reasonable times free of charge.

(4) Nothing in paragraph (1) (c) requires the Department to provide copies of the proposals free of charge; but where a charge is made, it shall be of a reasonable amount.]

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