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Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003

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27Regulations under Chapter 1: consultation
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(1)This section applies to regulations under this Chapter, other than regulations under section 1, 2, 3 or 23.

(2)Before making regulations to which this section applies, an allocating authority shall (subject to subsection (4))—

(a)consult such bodies or persons appearing to it to be representative of the interests of waste disposal authorities in its area as it considers appropriate,

(b)consult such bodies or persons appearing to it to be representative of the interests of persons concerned in the operation of landfills in its area as it considers appropriate, and

(c)consult such bodies or persons appearing to it to be representative of any other affected persons as it considers appropriate.

(3)In subsection (2)(c) “affected person” means a person appearing to the allocating authority to be a person who will or may be affected by the regulations.

(4)The allocating authority need not consult as mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (2) if it appears to the authority that the interests mentioned in that paragraph will not be affected by the regulations.

(5)Subsection (2) may be satisfied by consultation before, as well as by consultation after, the coming into force of this section.

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