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(1)This section applies in relation to notices required or authorised to be given to any person by any of the following—
(a)section 57(1) and (2);
(b)section 65(1) and (2);
(d)section 73(2), (4), (5), (7) and (9).
(2)The notice may be given to the person in question—
(a)by delivering it to him,
(b)by sending it by post, or
(c)subject to subsection (3), by transmitting it electronically.
(3)If the notice is transmitted electronically, it is to be treated as given only if the requirements of subsection (4) or (5) are met.
(4)If the person required or authorised to give the notice is the Chief Inspector—
(a)the person to whom the notice is required or authorised to be given must have indicated to the Chief Inspector his willingness to receive notices transmitted by electronic means and provided an address suitable for that purpose, and
(b)the notice must be sent to the address provided by him.
(5)If the person required or authorised to give the notice is not the Chief Inspector, the notice must be transmitted in such manner as the Chief Inspector may require.
(6)An indication given for the purposes of subsection (4) may be given generally for the purposes of notices required or authorised to be given by the Chief Inspector under this Part or may be limited to notices of a particular description.
(7)A requirement imposed by the Chief Inspector under subsection (5) must be published in such manner as the Chief Inspector thinks appropriate for the purpose of bringing it to the attention of persons who are likely to be affected by it.
(8)In relation to the taking of a step mentioned in subsection (1)(b) or (c) of section 73, notification authorised to be given to the Chief Inspector under subsection (4) or (9) of that section may be given orally to a person authorised by the Chief Inspector to receive such notification (as well as by any of the methods mentioned in subsection (2)).
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