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8.—(1) An enforcing authority may authorise persons in writing for the purposes of enforcing the EU Regulation.
(2) The following are authorised for the purposes of paragraph (1)—
(a)in England, Scotland and Wales a person authorised under section 108 of the Environment Act 1995(1);
(b)in Northern Ireland a person authorised under Article 72 of the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997(2).
(3) The powers in section 108 of the Environment Act 1995 (powers of enforcing authorities and persons authorised by them) are extended to the offshore area for the purposes of enforcing the EU Regulation.
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