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Producer Responsibility Obligations (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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7.—(1) Regulations shall be subject to negative resolution.

(2) Regulations may include incidental, consequential, supplemental or transitional provisions.

(3) Any direction given by the Department under Article 4—

(a)shall be in writing;

(b)may include such incidental, consequential, supplemental or transitional provision as the Department considers necessary or expedient; and

(c)shall, on the application of the Department, be enforceable by injunction.

(4) Any power conferred by Article 4 to give a direction shall include power to vary or revoke the direction.

(5) Paragraphs (6) and (7) apply to any direction given by the Department under Article 4 being a direction to any extent so given for the purpose of implementing any obligations of the United Kingdom under the Community Treaties.

(6) A direction to which this paragraph applies shall not be varied or revoked unless, notwithstanding the variation or revocation, the obligations mentioned in paragraph (5), as they have effect for the time being, continue to be implemented, whether by directions or any other instrument or by any statutory provision.

(7) Any variation or revocation of a direction to which this paragraph applies shall be published in such manner as the Department considers appropriate for the purpose of bringing the matters to which it relates to the attention of persons likely to be affected by them; and—

(a)copies of the variation or revocation shall be made available to the public; and

(b)notice of the variation or revocation, and of where a copy of the variation or revocation may be obtained, shall be given in the Belfast Gazette.

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