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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

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2015 No. 918

Environmental Protection, England And Wales

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

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20th March 2015

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2)

The Secretary of State, in relation to England, and the Welsh Ministers, in relation to Wales, have in accordance with section 2(4) of the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999(1) consulted—

(a)the Environment Agency;

(b)the Natural Resources Body for Wales;

(c)such bodies or persons appearing to them to be representative of the interests of local government, industry, agriculture and small businesses as they consider appropriate; and

(d)such other bodies or persons as they consider appropriate.

A draft of this instrument has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament and by the National Assembly for Wales pursuant to section 2(8) and (9)(d) of that Act.

The Secretary of State in relation to England, and the Welsh Ministers in relation to Wales, make the following Regulations in exercise of section 2, and Schedule 1 to, that Act.

(1)

1999 c.24. There are amendments to Schedule 1, but none is relevant to these Regulations. Functions of the Secretary of State under or in relation to section 2, so far as exercisable in relation to Wales, were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales, by article 3 (subject to exceptions contained within that article that are not relevant to these Regulations) of the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/1958). Those functions were subsequently transferred to the Welsh Ministers by section 162 of, and paragraph 30 of Schedule 11 to, the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c.32). Section 2(4) was amended by the Natural Resources Body for Wales (Functions) Order 2013 (2013/755 W. 90), Schedule 2, Part 1, paragraphs 394, 395(1) and (3).

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