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18.—(1) It shall be the duty of an enforcement authority to enforce regulation 4(1) and Part 2 within its area.
(2) In addition, the Secretary of State may enforce regulation 4(1) and Part 2.
(3) Enforcement authorities shall carry out regular inspections in relation to category 1, 2 or 3 fireworks following entry into the EU and at storage sites.
(4) The Health and Safety Executive shall carry out regular inspections in relation to category 1, 2 and 3 fireworks at manufacturing sites within Great Britain and the Secretary of State shall carry out the same duty within Northern Ireland.
(5) Where as a result of an inspection under paragraph (4) a contravention of regulation 4(1) or of Part 2 is suspected the Health and Safety Executive within Great Britain may take action in accordance with regulations 36(6), 37(1), (5), (6), (8) and (9) and 38 and Schedule 4.
(6) Schedule 4 applies for the purposes of an inspection under paragraph (4).
(7) For the purposes of paragraphs (5) and (6), regulations 36(6), 37(1), (5), (6), (8) and (9), 38 and Schedule 4 shall be read as if any reference to—
(a)Part 3 were a reference to Part 2;
(b)a pyrotechnic article were, as the case may be, a reference to a category 1, 2 or 3 firework;
(c)a reference to regulation 4(3) were a reference to regulation 4(1);
(d)a reference to a provision in Part 3 were a reference to the corresponding provision in Part 2.
(8) A weights and measures authority in England or Wales shall have the power to investigate and prosecute for an alleged contravention of these Regulations which was committed outside its area in any part of England or Wales.
(9) A district council in Northern Ireland shall have the power to investigate and prosecute for an alleged contravention of these Regulations which was committed outside its area in any part of Northern Ireland.
(10) Any action of an enforcement authority or the Secretary of State under this regulation or regulation 19 shall take due account of the presumption (which presumption shall be rebuttable) that category 1, 2 or 3 fireworks marked with a CE marking are in conformity with the essential safety requirements set out in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 2.
(11) The Secretary of State may appoint a person to act on behalf of the Secretary of State for the purposes of paragraph (2) or (4).
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