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The Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations 2013

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8.—(1) The following provisions of the 1974 Act apply to regulations 12 and 13(2) of these Regulations and the Biocides Regulation as if they were health and safety regulations for the purposes of that Act, subject to the following provisions of this Chapter and to the extent that they would not otherwise do so—

(a)sections 18 to 26 (in relation to enforcement); and

(b)subject to regulations 32 and 33(1), sections 33 to 42 (in relation to offences).

(2) The sections of the 1974 Act referred to in paragraph (1) shall not apply to duties placed by the Biocides Regulation on the competent authority or Member State.

(3) A failure by any person to discharge a duty referred to in paragraph (4) shall not constitute an offence under section 33(1)(c) of the 1974 Act.

(4) The duties referred to in paragraph (3) are those contained in Articles 6(1), 7(1) 13(1), (2)(b) and (3), 20(1) and (3), 26(1), 29(1), 31(1), 33(1), 34(1) and (2), the second and third sub-paragraphs of 39(1), 43(1), 45(1), (2)(b) and (3), 50(2), the second and third sub-paragraphs of 53(1), 53(4), 54(1) and (2), 59(2), 62(1), 63(1), (2) and (3), 64(2), 71(3), the second sub-paragraph of 79, the second sub-paragraph of 89(3), 93(1) and 95(1) of the Biocides Regulation.

(5) Any function of the Health and Safety Executive under any provision of the 1974 Act in respect of health and safety regulations (including their enforcement) shall be exercisable as if this Chapter and the Biocides Regulation were, to the extent that they would not otherwise be so, health and safety regulations for the purposes of that Act.

(6) The sections of the 1974 Act which are applied to the Biocides Regulation by paragraph (1) apply to the Biocides Regulation as if any reference to—

(a)danger, or danger to health and safety, were a reference to danger to the health or safety of humans or animals or to danger to the environment; and

(b)harm were a reference to harm to humans, animals or the environment.

(7) Sections 22 and 25 of the 1974 Act apply to the Biocides Regulation as if the reference to serious personal injury in those sections were a reference to—

(a)serious personal injury to humans;

(b)a breach of the Biocides Regulation and serious injury to animals; or

(c)a breach of the Biocides Regulation and serious harm to the environment.

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