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The National Waste Management Plan for Scotland Regulations 2007

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6.—(1) As soon as reasonably practicable after preparing proposals for the national waste management plan or its modification the Scottish Ministers must–

(a)send a copy of the proposals to the persons or bodies mentioned in regulation 3(5);

(b)take such steps as they consider appropriate to bring the proposals to the attention of the persons who in their opinion–

(i)are affected by,

(ii)are likely to be affected by; or

(iii)have an interest in,

the plan;

(c)inform the public consultees of the address (which may include a website)–

(i)at which a copy of the proposals may be viewed,

(ii)from which a copy of the proposals may be obtained;

(d)invite the persons or bodies mentioned in regulation 3(5) and the public consultees to express their opinion on the proposals, specifying the address to which, and the period within which, opinions must be sent.

(2) The period referred to in paragraph (1)(d) must be of such length as will ensure that the persons or bodies mentioned in regulation 3(5) and the public consultees are given an early and effective opportunity to express their opinion on the proposals.

(3) During the period referred to in paragraph (1)(d), the Scottish Ministers must keep a copy of the proposals for inspection by the public at all reasonable times free of charge.

(4) Nothing in paragraph (1)(c) requires the Scottish Ministers to provide copies free of charge; but where a charge is made, it must be of a reasonable amount.

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