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16. (1) The council which has issued a safety certificate for a regulated stand at a sports ground—
(a)shall, if at any time it appears to the council that the stand in respect of which it was issued is not or has ceased to be a regulated stand, revoke their previous determination and, by notice to its holder, cancel the certificate;
(b)may, in any case where it appears appropriate to the council to do so, amend the certificate by notice to its holder; or
(c)may replace the certificate.
[F1(1A) The council shall, if it appears to the council that a safety certificate would require a person to contravene any provision of Part III of the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 or regulations made under it, amend the safety certificate by notice to its holder; but nothing in this paragraph shall be taken to require the council to take any action unless it is aware of such an inconsistency between a safety certificate and that Part.]
(2) A safety certificate may be cancelled, amended or replaced under paragraph (1) either on the application of the holder or without such an application.
(3) Article 14 shall apply on the amendment or replacement of a safety certificate.
(4) A notice under paragraph (1)(b) [F2or (1A) ] amending a general safety certificate shall specify the date on which the amendment to which it relates is to come into operation, and the date so specified may be a date later than the date of issue of the notice.
(5) If the council receives an application for the transfer of a safety certificate for a regulated stand from the holder to some other person, the council—
(a)shall determine whether that person would, if he made an application for the purpose, qualify for the issue of the certificate; and
(b)if it determines that he would, may transfer the certificate to him.
(6) The council shall give notice of its determination under paragraph (5) to the person in question.
(7) An application under paragraph (5) may be made either by the holder of the safety certificate or by the person to whom it is proposed that it should be transferred.
(8) The council shall send a copy of an application for the transfer of a safety certificate for a regulated stand to the Chief Constable and the [F3Fire and Rescue Service Board ] .
(9) The council shall consult the Chief Constable and the [F3Fire and Rescue Service Board ] about any proposal to amend, replace or transfer a safety certificate.
(10) The holder of a safety certificate may surrender it to the council, and it shall thereupon cease to have effect.
(11) The council may cancel a safety certificate if the holder dies or (if a body corporate) is dissolved.
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