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The Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

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20.—(1) It is an offence for a person intentionally to obstruct an authorised person in the exercise of his powers or duties.

(2) It is an offence for a person, without reasonable excuse,—

(a)to fail to comply with any requirement imposed under Article 19;

(b)to fail or refuse to provide facilities or assistance or any information or to permit any inspection reasonably required by an authorised person in the discharge of his functions under that Article; or

(c)to prevent any other person from appearing before an authorised person, or answering any question to which an authorised person may require an answer under that Article.

(3) It is an offence for a person falsely to pretend to be an authorised person

(4) A person guilty of an offence under this Article shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(5) In this Article—

“authorised person” has the same meaning as in Article 19;

“powers or duties” includes powers or duties exercisable by virtue of a warrant under Schedule 3.

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