Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

11 Powers of officers.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)[F1Alicensing authority] may authorise any person, subject to such limitations as may be specified in the instrument authorising him, to enforce this Part of this Act; and the following provisions of this Act shall be construed, in reference to a person so authorised, as subject to any such limitations.

(2)Subject to the following provisions of this Act, a person so authorised may enter—

(a)land and vehicles in [F2 Scotland ];

[F3(b)vessels, aircraft, hovercraft and marine structures in Scotland or within the Scottish inshore region,]

if he has reasonable grounds for believing that any substances or articles intended to be deposited in the sea or under the sea-bed or incinerated on a vessel or marine structure at sea are or have been present there.

(3)A person so authorised may board [F4 any vessel within the Scottish inshore region ]

if it appears to him that it is intended to be scuttled.

(4)A person so authorised shall not enter premises used only as a dwelling for the purpose of enforcing this Part of this Act.

(5)Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect with respect to persons authorised to enforce this Part of this Act.

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Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 11(1) substituted (30.6.1999) by S.I. 1999/1756, art. 2, Sch. para. 10(9) (with art. 8); S.I. 1998/3178

F4Words in s. 11(3) substituted for s. 11(2)(a)(b) (6.4.2011) by Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c. 23), s. 324(3), Sch. 8 para. 2(7)(b) (with ss. 111, 323(6), Sch. 9 Pts. 3); S.I. 2011/556, art. 3(2)(a)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 11 power to transfer functions conferred (1.12.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 22(1)(c)(5), Sch. 3 Pt. I, para. 4(1)(a) (with ss. 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2789, art. 2