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Water Abstraction and Impoundment (Licensing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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3.—(1) These Regulations shall not apply to a person who—

(a)holds a licence under Article 10(1)(a) of the Electricity (NI) Order 1992(1) (licences to supply electricity etc); and

(b)is acting in accordance with an authorisation obtained from the Department under paragraph 2 of Schedule 5 to that Order (abstraction, diversion and use of water for hydro-electric generating stations).

(2) Regulation 4 shall not apply—

(a)to the doing of anything for—

(i)extinguishing fires;

(ii)protecting life and property in the event of fire; or

(iii)for the purpose of testing apparatus used for either of those purposes or for training or practice in the use of such apparatus; and

(b)to any abstraction by machinery or apparatus installed on a vessel, where the water is abstracted for use on that, or any other, vessel.

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