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The Gas Appliances (Enforcement) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2018

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1.—(1) An enforcement authority may serve a compliance notice on a relevant economic operator in respect of an appliance or fitting if the authority has reasonable grounds for believing that there is non-compliance with the requirements or obligations in EU Regulation 2016/426.

(2) A compliance notice must—

(a)require the relevant economic operator on which it is served to—

(i)end the non-compliance within such period as may be specified in the notice; or

(ii)provide evidence, within such period as may be specified in the notice, demonstrating to the satisfaction of the enforcement authority that the non-compliance has not in fact occurred;

(b)warn the relevant economic operator that, if the non-compliance persists or if satisfactory evidence has not been produced under paragraph (a) within the period specified in the notice, further action may be taken in respect of the appliance or fitting or any appliance or fitting of the same type made available on the market by that relevant economic operator.

(3) A compliance notice may include directions as to the measures to be taken by the relevant economic operator to secure compliance, including different ways of securing compliance.

(4) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), an enforcement authority may revoke or vary a compliance notice by serving a notification on the economic operator.

(5) An enforcement authority may not vary a compliance notice so as to make it more restrictive for the relevant economic operator or more onerous for the economic operator to comply.

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