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Groundwater (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2009 No. 359

European Communities

Environmental Protection

Groundwater (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

Made

6th November 2009

Coming into operation

14th December 2009

The Department of the Environment, being a department designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2), acting in relation to measures relating to the environment in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by that section, makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Groundwater (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 and shall come into operation on 14 December 2009.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the Principal Regulations” means the Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009(3).

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Amendment of the Principal Regulations

3.—(1) The Principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In Regulation 29(a) for “not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale” substitute “not exceeding the statutory maximum”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 6 November 2009

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Maggie Smith

A senior officer of the Department of the Environment

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (“the Principal Regulations”). They amend the Penalties provision (regulation 29(a)) in respect of the formula to be used for determining the penalty to be applied on summary conviction.

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