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The Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 349

Environmental Protection

The Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013

Made

11th December 2013

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

13th December 2013

Coming into force

31st January 2014

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 140 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 140(6)(b) of that Act, they have published notices in the London Gazette and in the Edinburgh Gazette and have considered representations made to them in accordance with those notices.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 and come into force on 31st January 2014.

Amendment of the Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2004

2.—(1) The Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2004(2) are amended in accordance with the following paragraphs.

(2) In regulation 4 (prohibition on use of lead shot), at the end insert—

, other than in the circumstances specified in regulation 4A (permitted use of lead shot).

(3) After regulation 4 (prohibition on use of lead shot), insert—

Permitted use of lead shot

4A.(1) Lead shot may be used by the persons specified in paragraph (2) during the period beginning on 1st July 2014 and ending on 29th July 2014 in the Barry Buddon Training Area, Barry, Carnoustie, DD7 7RY for the purposes of, or in connection with, the clay target event at the Commonwealth Games 2014 (including for the purposes of training for that event).

(2) The persons specified are the competitors in that event, any persons acting as reserve shot gun fillers, and any persons involved in the testing of equipment..

PAUL WHEELHOUSE

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

11th December 2013

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (which prohibit the use of lead shot for the purpose of shooting with a shot gun on or over wetlands) to create an exception in respect of the clay target event at the Commonwealth Games 2014.

(1)

1990 c.43. The requirement to consult the Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances formerly established under section 140(5) of the 1990 Act was removed by S.I. 2012/1923. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46).

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