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The Single Use Carrier Bags Charge Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introduction

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Meaning of “single use carrier bag”

    4. 4.Meaning of “seller”

    5. 5.Administrator

  3. PART 2 The Charge

    1. 6.Requirement to charge

    2. 7.Exemption from the requirement to charge

    3. 8.Payment of net proceeds of the charge to the Department of the Environment

  4. PART 3 Records

    1. 9.Record-keeping

    2. 10.Availability of records

  5. PART 4 Breaches

    1. 11.Breaches

  6. PART 5 Civil Sanctions

    1. 12.Civil sanctions

    2. 13.Combination of sanctions

  7. PART 6 Enforcement and Non-compliance

    1. 14.Enforcement powers

    2. 15.Non-monetary discretionary requirements: enforcement

    3. 16.Enforcement costs recovery

    4. 17.Debt recovery

    5. 18.Publicity for imposition of civil sanctions

  8. PART 7 Administration

    1. 19.Withdrawing or amending a notice

    2. 20.Appeals

    3. 21.Guidance as to use of civil sanctions

    4. 22.Additional guidance

    5. 23.Consultation on guidance

    6. 24.Publication of enforcement action

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Exemptions

      1. 1.(1) The kinds of single use carrier bags to which...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Fixed monetary penalties

      1. PART 1 Imposition of fixed monetary penalties and procedure

        1. 1.Power to impose fixed monetary penalty

        2. 2.Fixed monetary penalties

        3. 3.Notice of intent

        4. 4.Discharge of liability following notice of intent

        5. 5.Making representations and objections

        6. 6.Decision whether to impose a fixed monetary penalty

        7. 7.Contents of final notice

        8. 8.Payment

        9. 9.Early payment discount

        10. 10.Late payment penalty

        11. 11.Grounds of appeal

      2. PART 2 Fixed monetary penalty amounts and specified sums

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Discretionary requirements

      1. PART 1 Imposition of discretionary requirements and procedure

        1. 1.Power to impose discretionary requirements

        2. 2.Variable monetary penalties: maximum amounts

        3. 3.Notice of intent

        4. 4.Making representations and objections

        5. 5.Decision whether to impose discretionary requirements

        6. 6.Contents of a final notice

        7. 7.Payment

        8. 8.Early payment discount

        9. 9.Late payment penalty

        10. 10.Grounds of appeal

      2. PART 2 Variable monetary penalties: maximum amounts

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Non-monetary Discretionary requirements: enforcement

      1. 1.(1) In this Schedule— “specified steps” means the steps specified...

      2. 2.Power to impose non-compliance penalties

      3. 3.Notice of intent

      4. 4.Making representations and objections

      5. 5.Decision whether to impose a non-compliance penalty

      6. 6.Contents of a non-compliance notice

      7. 7.Payment of non-compliance penalties following appeal

      8. 8.Non-compliance penalties: late payment penalty

  10. Explanatory Note

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