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The Ozone-Depleting Substances (Qualifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“authorised person” means a person authorised under regulation 7(4);

“competent” has the meaning given in regulation 3;

“the EU Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on substances that deplete the ozone layer(1);

“course of training” includes the training of an employee while that employee is engaged in work for which the employee is employed;

“the Department” means the Department of the Environment;

“employed” means employed under a contract of employment, and “employee” and “employer” shall be construed accordingly;

“the enforcing authority” means the district council, or in a case where the Department makes a direction under regulation 7(2), the Department;

“in-house qualification” means a qualification verified by a certificate of competence or other written confirmation issued by an employer to such of the employees of that employer who have successfully completed a course of training provided by that employer relating to relevant work; and

“relevant work” has the meaning given in regulation 4.

(2) Expressions used in these Regulations and in the EU Regulation have the same meaning in these Regulations as they have in the EU 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.

(4) References in these Regulations to “controlled substances” are references to those substances in Annex I to the EU Regulation as amended from time to time.

(1)

OJ No L286, 31.10.2009, p1, amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 744/2010 (OJ No L 218, 19.08.2010, p2).

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