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Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999

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(1)This Act may be cited as the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.

(2)In this Act—

  • “enactment” includes an enactment comprised in subordinate legislation within the meaning of the [1978 c. 30.] Interpretation Act 1978;

  • “modifications” includes additions, alterations and omissions and “modify” shall be construed accordingly.

(3)Section 6 and Schedules 2 and 3 shall not come into force until such day as the Secretary of State may appoint by order made by statutory instrument, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes.

(4)An order under subsection (3) may contain such consequential, incidental, supplementary, transitional or saving provisions (including provisions modifying enactments) as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(5)This section and sections 3 and 5 extend to Northern Ireland but, subject to subsections (6) to (8), the other provisions of this Act do not extend there.

(6)The amendment by this Act of any enactment extending to Northern Ireland also extends there.

(7)The repeal by this Act of any enactment extending to Northern Ireland, except section 3(5) to (7) of the [1990 c. 43.] Environmental Protection Act 1990, also extends there.

(8)Where an enactment extending to Northern Ireland is amended or repealed by any regulations or order under this Act, the regulations or order may provide for the amendment or repeal to extend to Northern Ireland.

(9)Regulations and orders under this Act may make provision applying in relation to (and to places above and below)—

(a)the territorial waters adjacent to any part of the United Kingdom,

(b)the sea in any designated area within the meaning of the [1964 c. 29.] Continental Shelf Act 1964, and

(c)the sea in any area specified under section 10(8) of the [1998 c. 17.] Petroleum Act 1998.

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