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The Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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6.—(1) The enforcing authority may accept a permit issued under the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 as a permit for the purposes of these Regulations after the prescribed date.

(2) A permit issued under the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003, which is accepted as a permit for the purposes of these Regulations, and which authorises an activity listed in Schedule 1 of these Regulations shall be deemed to contain the appropriate activity description from Schedule 1 of these Regulations.

(3) A Part A permit, or a permit for an activity listed in section 7 of Schedule 1, which is accepted as a permit for the purposes of these Regulations, is deemed to contain the following conditions, unless such conditions are included in the permit—

(a)in the event that the operation of an installation or mobile plant gives rise to an incident or accident which significantly affects the environment, the operator must immediately—

(i)inform the regulator;

(ii)take the measures necessary to limit the environmental consequences of such an incident or accident; and

(iii)take the measures necessary to prevent further possible incidents or accidents;

(b)in the event of a breach of any permit condition the operator of an installation or mobile plant must immediately—

(i)inform the regulator; and

(ii)take the measures necessary to ensure that compliance is restored within the shortest possible time;

(c)in the event of a breach of any permit condition which poses an immediate danger to human health or threatens to cause an immediate significant adverse effect on the environment, the operator of a regulated facility must immediately suspend the operation of the installation or mobile plant or the relevant part of it until compliance with the permit conditions has been restored.

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