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Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

Section 8: Notification requirements

31.Section 8 imposes an obligation on an applicant to notify the relevant environmental body of any changes which materially affect the accuracy of any information which the applicant has provided in connection with the application. It also imposes an obligation on a licensee to notify the licensing authority if the name under which the licensee carries on the business as a scrap metal dealer changes (if they trade under a different name to the name of the licensee). If there is a variation in other matters that are entered in the register, i.e. those in section 7(3)(b) and (d), the licensee is required to make an application to vary the licence under paragraph 2 of Schedule 1. The licensing authority has a duty to inform the relevant environmental body of any changes to the licence that affect the entry in the register in respect of that licence, including any licences that have been revoked, within 28 days of the change taking effect. The Environment Agency or the Natural Resources Body for Wales, whichever is appropriate, must then amend the register accordingly.

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