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18.—(1) Before making a justification decision, a determination under regulation 12 or serving a contravention notice under regulation 22, the Justifying Authority or Secretary of State (as the case may be)—
(i)the Health and Safety Executive(1);
(ii)the Food Standards Agency(2);
(iii)the National Radiological Protection Board(3); and
(iv)where the class or type of practice involves a radioactive substance, the Environment Agency(4), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency(5) and the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland;
(b)may consult any other person whom he considers it appropriate to consult;
(c)shall take such steps as he considers appropriate to bring the proposed decision, determination or contravention notice to the attention of any person likely to be affected by it.
(2) Before exercising any function under Part 3 or under regulation 16, 17, 22, 26 or 27, the person proposing to exercise the function shall consult the other persons listed in regulation 6(1).
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