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The Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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1.—(1) Byelaws made by a relevant undertaker under Article 218 shall not have effect until confirmed by the Department under this Schedule.

(2) At least 28 days before it applies for the confirmation of any such byelaws, a relevant undertaker shall publish in the Belfast Gazette and at least once in each of two successive weeks in at least two newspapers circulating in the locality to which the byelaws relate, a notice—

(a)stating its intention to apply to the Department for such confirmation;

(b)stating the general effect of the byelaws;

(c)specifying a place where a copy of the byelaws may be inspected free of charge at all reasonable times during the period of 28 days beginning with the date of the first publication of the notice in a newspaper;

(d)stating that any person may, within that period, by notice in writing to the Department, object to the confirmation of the byelaws.

(3) During the period referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(c), the relevant undertaker shall—

(a)deposit a copy of the byelaws at the place specified under sub-paragraph (2)(c);

(b)provide reasonable facilities for the inspection free of charge of a copy of the byelaws so deposited; and

(c)at the request of any person, provide him with a copy of the byelaws on payment of such reasonable charge as the undertaker may determine.

(4) Where the byelaws regulate fishing, the relevant undertaker shall consult the DCAL before submitting the byelaws to the Department for confirmation.

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