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2.—(1) These Regulations apply to applications to the Secretary of State under section 16 of the 2006 Act for the deregistration of land registered as common land or as a town or village green.
(2) In these Regulations—
“the 2006 Act” means the Commons Act 2006;
“the determining authority” means—
the Secretary of State, where he is exercising functions in relation to the determination of an application under section 16 of the 2006 Act; or
a person who is exercising functions in relation to the determination of such an application pursuant to an appointment under regulation 3(1) (other than an inspector who is appointed to carry out a hearing, inquiry or site inspection but not to determine an application);
“electronic communication” has the meaning given in section 15(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(1);
where the Secretary of State is the determining authority, a person appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out a hearing, inquiry or site inspection; or
where another person is the determining authority, the person who conducts a hearing, inquiry or site inspection;
“notice of application” means a notice containing the details specified in regulation 7(2);
“register” means a register of common land or a register of town or village greens, and “registered” and “registration” are to be interpreted accordingly; and
“release land” and “replacement land” have the meanings given by section 16(1) and (3) of the 2006 Act.
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