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EC Fertilisers Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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PART 1General

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the EC Fertilisers Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 and shall come into operation on 1st February 2007.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the Community Regulation” means Regulation (EC) 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council relating to fertilisers(1);

“the Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development;

“fertiliser” means material, the main function of which is to provide nutrients for plants;

“premises” includes any place, any vehicle or trailer, any container, any stall or moveable structure, and any ship or aircraft.

(2) In these Regulations—

(a)a reference to a numbered Article or Annex is a reference to the Article in, or the Annex to the Community Regulation so numbered; and

(b)expressions that are used in the Community Regulation and these Regulations have the same meaning in these Regulations as in the Community Regulation.

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(2) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(1)

O.J. No. L304, 21.11.2003, p. 1

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