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The Industrial Pollution Control (Prescribed Processes and Substances) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Industrial Pollution Control (Prescribed Processes and Substances) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 31st August 1998.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

the Directive” means the European Parliament and Council Directive 94/63/EC on the control of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions resulting from the storage of petrol and its distribution from terminals to service stations(1);

the Order” means the Industrial Pollution Control (Northern Ireland) Order 1997; and

“the principal Regulations” means the Industrial Pollution Control (Prescribed Processes and Substances) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998(2).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

3.  The principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with regulation 4.

4.  In Schedule 1 Chapter 1 Section 1.4 (Petroleum processes) in Part C the word “NIL” shall be deleted and there shall be inserted:

The following process unless falling within a description in Part A or Part B of this Section—

The unloading of petrol into stationary storage tanks at a service station, if the total quantity of petrol unloaded into such tanks at the service station in any 12 month period is likely to be equal to or greater than 100m3.

Paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 shall not apply to a process described in this Part.

In this Part—

“petrol” means any petroleum derivative, with or without additives, having a reid vapour pressure of 27.6 kilopascals or more which is intended for use as a fuel for motor vehicles, other than liquified petroleum gas;

“service station” means any premises where petrol is dispensed to motor vehicle fuel tanks from stationary storage tanks..

Date from which authorisation is required under Article 6 of the Order

5.  The Schedule shall have effect in relation to the date from which authorisation is required under Article 6 of the Order.

Amendment of the Industrial Pollution Control (Applications, Appeals and Registers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

6.  In the Industrial Pollution Control (Applications, Appeals and Registers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998(3)—

(a)in paragraph (1) of regulation 5 (consultation), after the words “Subject to regulations 7 and 8(2)” there shall be inserted “and except in the case of a prescribed process to which regulation 7A applies,”;

(b)in paragraph (1) of regulation 6 (advertisements), for the words “regulation 7” there shall be substituted “regulations 7 and 7A,”; and

(c)after regulation 7 there shall be inserted the following regulation—

Exemption for service stations

7A.(1) This regulation applies to a prescribed process falling within Part C of Section 1.4 in Chapter I of Schedule 1 to the Industrial Pollution Control (Prescribed Processes and Substances) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998.

(2) The following requirements shall not apply in relation to a process to which this regulation applies—

(a)the requirement in paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 1 to the Order to advertise an application for an authorisation;

(b)the requirement in paragraph 6(2) of that Schedule to advertise the action to be taken by the holder of an authorisation in consequence of a variation;

(c)the requirement in paragraph 7(2) of that Schedule to advertise an application for a variation of an authorisation..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on

L.S.

R. W. Rogers

Assistant Secretary

31st July 1998.

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