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Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

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8Notification requirements

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(1)An applicant for a scrap metal licence, or for the renewal or variation of a licence, must notify the authority to which the application was made of any changes which materially affect the accuracy of the information which the applicant has provided in connection with the application.

(2)A licensee who is not carrying on business as a scrap metal dealer in the area of the authority which issued the licence must notify the authority of that fact.

(3)Notification under subsection (2) must be given within 28 days of the beginning of the period in which the licensee is not carrying on business in that area while licensed.

(4)If a licensee carries on business under a trading name, the licensee must notify the authority which issued the licence of any change to that name.

(5)Notification under subsection (4) must be given within 28 days of the change occurring.

(6)An authority must notify the relevant environment body of—

(a)any notification given to the authority under subsection (2) or (4),

(b)any variation made by the authority under paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 (variation of type of licence or matters set out in licence), and

(c)any revocation by the authority of a licence.

(7)Notification under subsection (6) must be given within 28 days of the notification, variation or revocation in question.

(8)Where an authority notifies the relevant environment body under subsection (6), the body must amend the register under section 7 accordingly.

(9)An applicant or licensee who fails to comply with this section is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(10)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove that the person took all reasonable steps to avoid committing the offence.

(11)In this section “the relevant environment body” means—

(a)for an authority in England, the Environment Agency;

(b)for an authority in Wales, the Natural Resources Body for Wales.

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