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The Building Regulations (2009 Amendment Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2012 No. 186 (C. 16)

Building Regulations

The Building Regulations (2009 Amendment Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

Made

14th May 2012

The Department of Finance and Personnel, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 15(4) of the Building Regulations (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009(1), makes the following Order:

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Building Regulations (2009 Amendment Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012.

Commencement

2.  The following provisions of the Building Regulations (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009 shall come into operation on the 15th May 2012—

(a)section 4(b) (Further provisions as to the making of building regulations, etc.);

(b)section 5 (Guidance documents);

(c)section 8 (Contravention notices); and

(d)section 13 (Minor amendment).

3.  The following provisions of the Building Regulations (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009 shall come into operation on the 31st October 2012—

(a)section 4(a) (Further provisions as to the making of building regulations, etc.); and

(b)section 14 (Repeals).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 14th May 2012.

Legal seal

Philip Irwin

A senior officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides for the coming into operation on 15th May 2012 of sections 4(b), 5, 8 and 13 of the Building Regulations (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009 (the 2009 Act).

Section 4(b) permits the Department to provide guidance in relation to compliance with the Building Regulations.

Section 5 sets out procedures under which guidance with respect to the requirements of building regulations is to be prepared and published.

Section 8 permits the Department to prescribe a period within which a district council may issue a contravention notice.

Section 13 removes the definition of “rack rent” from The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (the 1979 Order).

This Order also provides for the coming into operation on 31st October 2012 of sections 4(a) (removal of the deemed to satisfy provision) and 14 (Repeals) of the 2009 Act.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDER

(This note is not part of the Order)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I.No.
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4(c) and 1021st July 2009

S.R. 2009 No.272

(c.17)

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