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The Single Common Market Organisation (Exceptional Adjustment Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

“agent” means a person, other than an authorised person, who is appointed in writing by the Department for the purposes of these Regulations;

“applicant” means any person who makes an application;

“application” means an application under regulation 5 or regulation 8;

“authorised person” means a person authorised by the Department, either generally or specifically, to act in relation to the enforcement of these Regulations;

“beneficiary” means a person who has applied for and been granted financial assistance under these Regulations;

“Council Regulation 73/2009” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 73/2009 establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers(1);

“Council Regulation 1782/2003” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 1782/2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers(2);

“the Department” means the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs;

“Regulation 1307/2013” means Regulation (EU) No. 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy(3).

(2) Other terms used in these Regulations that are also used in Council Regulation 1782/2003, Council Regulation 73/2009 and Regulation 1307/2013 have the meaning that they bear in those Regulations.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to a Community instrument is a reference to that instrument as amended on the date on which these Regulations are made.

(4) A reference in these Regulations to anything done in writing or produced in written form includes a reference to an electronic communication which has been recorded and is consequently capable of being reproduced.

(5) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(1)

O.J. No. L 30, 31.1.2009, p16, as last amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 320/2014 (O.J. No. L 93, 28.3.2014, p.81) and repealed on 1 January 2015 by Article 72(2) of Regulation 1307/2013

(2)

O.J. No. L 270, 21.10.2003, p.1, as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 1009/2008 (O.J. No. L 270, 17.10.2008, p.1) and repealed on 1 January 2009 by Council Regulation 73/2009

(3)

O.J. No. L 374, 20.12.2013, p. 608 as amended by Regulation (EU) 1310/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (O.J. No. L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 865)

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