14 Short title, commencement and extent.E+W+N.I.
(1)This Act may be cited as the Noise Act 1996.
(2)This Act is to come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint, and different days may be appointed for different purposes.
(3)This Act does not extend to Scotland.
(4)In its application to Northern Ireland this Act has effect with the following modifications—
(a)for any reference to a local authority there is substituted a reference to a district council,
(b)for any reference to the area of a local authority there is substituted a reference to the district of a district council,
(c)for any reference to the Secretary of State there is substituted a reference to the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland,
(d)any reference to an enactment includes reference to an enactment comprised in Northern Ireland legislation,
(e)in section 10(4) for the words “sworn information” there is substituted the words “ a complaint made on oath and ”,
(f)in section 11 for subsection (3) there is substituted—
“(3)The power to make orders under this Act shall be exercisable by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979, and any orders made under this Act shall (except in the case of an order under section 14) be subject to negative resolution within the meaning assigned by section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 as if they were statutory instruments within the meaning of that Act.”,
(g)in section 12 for subsection (2) there is substituted—
“(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to liability under section 81 or 82 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (powers of local government auditor and court).”,
(h)the following provisions are omitted—
(ii)in section 10(8) the words “or by virtue of subsection (7)”,
(iv)in the Schedule, paragraph 1(a)(ii) and the word “and” immediately before it,
(v)in the Schedule, in paragraph 1(b), the words “or section 81(3) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (as so extended)”.
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