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The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Exclusion from the register of information affecting national security

28.—(1) No information shall be included in the register maintained by SEPA under regulation 27 if and so long as, a direction under section 21 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(1) is issued or has been issued, in relation to that information, to the effect that in the opinion of the Secretary of State (or in the case of a direction issued by the Scottish Ministers with the consent of the Secretary of State, in the opinion of the Scottish Ministers(2)) that information, or information of that description, would be contrary to the interests of national security.

(2) Directions issued under section 21(2) of that Act shall apply to the register maintained by SEPA under regulation 27 as they apply to the register maintained under section 20 of that Act and no information referred by SEPA in pursuance of section 21(2)(b) of that Act shall be included in the register maintained by SEPA under regulation 27 until the question of its inclusion is determined for the purposes of section 21 of that Act.

(3) Section 21(3) and (4) of that Act shall apply to the register maintained by SEPA under regulation 27 as it applies to the register maintained under section 20 of that Act and no information notified under section 21(4)(b) of that Act shall be included in the register maintained by SEPA under regulation 27 until the question of its inclusion is determined for the purposes of section 21 of that Act.

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See S.I. 1999/1750, Schedule 2.

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