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Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Enforcement and civil liability

26.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) and to the extent they would not otherwise do so, the provisions of—

(a)Articles 18 to 28 (approved codes of practice and enforcement), Articles 31 to 39 (provisions as to offences) and Article 43 (civil liability) of the 1978 Order(1); and

(b)the Health and Safety (Training for Employment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(2),

shall apply to these Regulations as if they were health and safety regulations for the purposes of that Order.

(2) A failure to discharge a duty placed on the competent authority or the Executive by these Regulations shall not be an offence, and Article 31(1)(c) of the 1978 Order shall have effect accordingly.

(3) Notwithstanding regulation 4 of the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(3), the enforcing authority for these Regulations shall be the Executive.

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S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9); Articles 18 to 20 and 31 were amended by, and Article 34A was inserted by, S.I. 1998/2795 (N.I. 18), Article 6(1) and Schedule 1.

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