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Installation of furnacesE+W+S

4 Requirement that new furnaces shall be so far as practicable smokeless.E+W+S

(1)No furnace shall be installed in a building or in any fixed boiler or industrial plant unless notice of the proposal to install it has been given to the local authority.

(2)No furnace shall be installed in a building or in any fixed boiler or industrial plant unless the furnace is so far as practicable capable of being operated continuously without emitting smoke when burning fuel of a type for which the furnace was designed.

(3)Any furnace installed in accordance with plans and specifications submitted to, and approved for the purposes of this section by, the local authority shall be treated as complying with the provisions of subsection (2).

(4)Any person who installs a furnace in contravention of subsection (1) or (2) or on whose instructions a furnace is so installed shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction—

(a)in the case of a contravention of subsection (1), to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale; and

(b)in the case of a contravention of subsection (2), to a fine not exceeding level 5 on that scale.

(5)This section does not apply to the installation of domestic furnaces.

(6)This section applies in relation to—

(a)the attachment to a building of a boiler or industrial plant which already contains a furnace; or

(b)the fixing to or installation on any land of any such boiler or plant,

as it applies in relation to the installation of a furnace in any fixed boiler or industrial plant.

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