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The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Annual reports

37.—(1) The Department shall, for each financial year, prepare and publish a report on the discharge by the Department of its functions under this Part or under any relevant instrument.

(2) A report under paragraph (1) shall include information as respects—

(a)the licences respectively applied for, granted, in force, modified, revoked, suspended, surrendered or transferred during the year and the appeals made against decisions taken in respect of them;

(b)the exercise by the Department of its powers under Article 16 or 30 or any relevant instrument;

(c)the implementation by district councils of plans under Article 23, with particular reference to recycling waste;

(d)the number and description of prosecutions brought under this Part; and

(e)the cost incurred, and the sums received, by the Department in discharging its functions under this Part.

(3) The Department may require district councils to furnish the Department with the particulars necessary to enable it to comply with paragraphs (1) and (2).

(4) The Department shall arrange for the report for any year under paragraph (1) to be published not later than the end of the period of 6 months following the end of the year to which the report relates.

(5) In paragraphs (1) and (2) “relevant instrument” means any instrument under section 2(2) of the [1972 c. 68.] European Communities Act 1972 under which the Department has functions with respect to waste.

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