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The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Suspension notices

20.—(1) If SEPA is of the opinion, as respects an installation or mobile plant authorised under these Regulations, that the operation of the installation or mobile plant, or the operation of it in a particular manner, involves a risk of serious pollution, it shall, unless it intends to arrange for steps to be taken under regulation 21(1) in relation to the risk, serve a notice under this regulation (“a suspension notice”) on the operator of the installation or mobile plant.

(2) Paragraph (1) applies whether or not the particular manner of operating the installation or mobile plant in question is regulated by or contravenes a condition of the permit.

(3) If SEPA is of the opinion, as respects the carrying out of specified waste management activities under a permit, that the operator carrying out the activities has ceased to be a fit and proper person in relation to those activities by reason of their management having ceased to be in the hands of a technically competent person, it may serve a suspension notice under this regulation on that operator.

(4) A suspension notice served under this regulation shall–

(a)state SEPA’s opinion, as mentioned in paragraph (1) or (3), as the case may be;

(b)in the case of a notice served under paragraph (1), specify–

(i)the imminent risk involved in the operation of the installation or mobile plant;

(ii)the steps that must be taken to remove it and the period within which they must be taken;

(c)state that the permit shall, until the notice is withdrawn, cease to have effect to authorise the operation of the installation or mobile plant or the carrying out of specified activities in the installation or by means of the mobile plant; and

(d)where the permit is to continue to have effect to authorise the carrying out of activities, state any steps, in addition to those already required to be taken by the conditions of the permit, that are to be taken in carrying out those activities.

(5) Where a suspension notice is served under this regulation, the permit shall, on the service of the notice, cease to have effect as stated in the notice.

(6) SEPA may withdraw a suspension notice at any time and shall withdraw a notice when it is satisfied that–

(a)in the case of a notice served under paragraph (1), the steps required by the notice to remove the imminent risk of pollution have been taken;

(b)in the case of a notice served under paragraph (3), the management of the specified waste management activities is in the hands of a technically competent person.

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