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The Waste (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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Powers of enforcing authorities

18.—(1) In Article 72 of the 1997 Order (powers of enforcement authorities)—

(a)in paragraph (2)(b)(i) (power of entry) for “duly authorised by the enforcing authority, and” substitute “including,”;

(b)in paragraph (2)(g) (powers in relation to articles or substances found) omit from “being an article” to “human health”;

(c)in paragraph (4)(a) (notice of entry) for “7 days” substitute “24 hours”.

(2) In Article 74 of the 1997 Order (offences of obstruction, etc) after paragraph (5) insert—

(5A) Summary proceedings for an offence under paragraph (2) or (3) may be instituted at any time within 12 months after the commission of the offence..

Power to stop vehicles

19.  In the 1997 Order, after Article 73 insert—

Power of authorised officers of Department to stop vehicles

73A.(1) An authorised officer may require any person driving a vehicle on a road or other public place to stop, and any person who fails to stop when he is so required shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(2) In this Article —

“authorised officer” means an officer of the Department who is authorised in writing for the purposes of this Article;

“public place” has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 1)..

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