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The Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003

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2003 No. 2512

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, ENGLAND

The Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003

Made

29th September 2003

Laid before Parliament

30th September 2003

Coming into force

31st October 2003

Whereas the Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (England) Regulations 1999(1) (“the principal Regulations”) prohibit the use of lead shot (as defined in those Regulations) for the purpose of shooting with a shot gun certain birds or in certain circumstances;

Now therefore the Secretary of State—

(a)

having, in accordance with section 140(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(2)—

(i)

consulted the committee established(3) under section 140(5) of that Act;

(ii)

published a notice in the London Gazette; and

(iii)

considered the representations made to her in accordance with that notice; and

(b)

considering it appropriate to make these Regulations for the purpose of preventing the substance or article specified in the principal Regulations (namely lead shot) from causing pollution of the environment and harm to the health of animals;

in exercise of the powers conferred on her by section 140(4) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, hereby makes the following Regulations:

(1)

S.I. 1999/2170, Schedules 1 and 2 to which were amended by S.I. 2002/2102.

(3)

S.I. 1991/1487, which established the Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances.

(4)

Section 140(3)(c) was amended by S.I. 1999/1108.

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