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The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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30.—(1) This regulation applies to the extent that any part of these Regulations are not health and safety regulations within the meaning of Article 17 of the 1978 Order.

(2) The following provisions apply to the whole of these Regulations as if they were health and safety regulations for the purposes of that Order—

(a)Articles 18 to 28 (approved codes of practice and enforcement) and Articles 31 to 39 (provisions as to offences) and Article 43 (civil liability) of the 1978 Order(1); and

(b)the Health and Safety (Training for Employment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(2).

(3) Every function of the Executive under any provision of the 1978 Order, or under health and safety regulations, is exercisable in relation to these Regulations as if the whole of these Regulations were health and safety regulations for the purposes of that Order.

(4) Despite Article 31(1)(c) of the 1978 Order a failure to discharge a duty placed on the competent authority or the Executive by these Regulations shall not be an offence.

(5) Despite regulation 4 of the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(3), the enforcing authority for these Regulations shall be the Executive.

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S.I.1978/1039 (N.I.9); Articles 18 to 20 and 31 were amended by, and Article 34A was inserted by, S.I. 1998/2795 (N.I..18), Article 6(1) and Schedule 1

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