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These Regulations implement Council Directive 83/477/EEC of 19 September 1983 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work (second individual Directive within the meaning of Article 8 of Directive 80/1107/EEC) (O.J. L No. 263, 24.09.1983, p.25), as amended by Council Directive 91/382/EEC of 25 June 1991 (O.J. L No. 206, 29.07.1991, p.16), Council Directive 98/24/EC of 7 April 1998 (O.J. L No. 131, 5.5.1998, p. 11), Directive 2003/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 March 2003 (O.J. L No. 97, 15.04.2003, p.48), and Directive 2007/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 (O.J. L No. 165, 27.6.2007, p.21).
regulations 25 and 27
(regulations 4 and 20).
(regulations 8 to 10).
(regulations 11 and 12)
(regulations 13 and 15 to 19).
regulations 21 to 28).
These Regulations are made under the powers in the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 except in respect of their application to Government ships where the power is provided by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972.
Merchant Shipping Notices can be read or downloaded free from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency website (www.mcga.gov.uk). Printed copies can be obtained from M-Notices Subscriptions, PO Box 362, Europa Park, Grays, Essex, RM17 9AY (telephone number 01375 484548, fax number 01375 484556 and email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
An impact assessment of the effect of these Regulations on the cost of business has been prepared and copies can be obtained from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1EG. A copy has been placed in the library of each House of Parliament. A copy of the Transposition Note is also available from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. These documents are also annexed to the Explanatory Memorandum which is available on the Office of Public Sector Information website ( http://www.opsi.gov.uk).
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Impact Assessments generally accompany all UK Government interventions of a regulatory nature that affect the private sector, civil society organisations and public services. They apply regardless of whether the regulation originates from a domestic or international source and can accompany primary (Acts etc) and secondary legislation (SIs). An Impact Assessment allows those with an interest in the policy area to understand:
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