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The Explosives (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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3.—(1) In these regulations—

“the 1978 Order” means the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978;

“the 2009 Regulations” means the Explosives (Hazard Information and Packaging for supply) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009(1);

“the CLP Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16th December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, of which Articles 6(5), 11(3), 12, 14, 18(3)(b), 23, 25 to 29, 35(2) second and third paragraphs and Annexes I to VII are to be read as amended from time to time;

“the Commission” means the commission of the European Union;

“competent authority” means the authority or authorities appointed by a Member State for the purpose of carrying out the duties of a competent authority under the CLP Regulation;

“the Department” means the Department of Justice;

“the Department concerned” has the same meaning as in Article 2(2) of the 1978 Order;

“inspector” means a person appointed under Article 21 of the 1978 Order;

“territorial sea” means the territorial sea of the United Kingdom adjacent to Northern Ireland and “within the territorial sea” includes on, over and under it;

“work” shall be construed in accordance with Article 2(4) of the 1978 Order.

(2) Expressions used in both—

(a)Part 3 of these Regulations; and

(b)The CLP Regulation,

have the same meaning in these Regulations as they have in the CLP Regulation.

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

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