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The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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1.  For the purposes of enforcing these Regulations, the following Articles of the 1978 Order apply subject to the modifications in paragraph 2—

(a)Article 21 (Appointment of inspectors);

(b)Article 22 (Powers of inspectors);

(c)Article 23 (Improvement notices);

(d)Article 24 (Prohibition notices);

(e)Article 25 (Provisions supplementary to Articles 23 and 24);

(f)Article 26 (Appeal against improvement or prohibition notice);

(g)Article 27 (Power to deal with cause of imminent danger);

(h)Article 27A (Power of customs officer to detain articles and substances);

(i)Article 28 (Power of enforcing authorities to indemnify inspectors);

(j)Article 29 (Obtaining of information);

(k)Article 29A (Information communicated by Commissioners for Revenue and Customs);

(l)Article 30 (Restrictions on disclosure of information);

(m)Article 31 (Offences);

(n)Article 32 (Extension of time for bringing summary proceedings);

(o)Article 33 (Venue);

(p)Article 36 (Prosecution by inspectors);

(q)Article 38 (Evidence); and

(r)Article 39 (Power of court to order cause of offence to be remedied and, in certain cases, forfeiture).

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