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The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introductory provisions

    1. 1.Citation, commencement, extent and application

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 Offences

    1. 3.Import, keeping, breeding, purchase, release etc. of invasive alien species

    2. 4.False statements

    3. 5.Misuse of permits or licences

    4. 6.Compliance with permits and licences

    5. 7.Obstruction and deception

    6. 8.Attempts to commit offences etc.

    7. 9.Offences by bodies corporate

    8. 10.Offences by Scottish partnerships

    9. 11.Offences by partnerships and unincorporated associations

    10. 12.Application of offences in the offshore marine area

    11. 13.Proceedings for offences: venue and time limits

  4. PART 3 Defences

    1. 14.Defences: permits and licences

    2. 15.Defences: enforcement activity

    3. 16.Transitional provision for non-commercial owners: companion animals

    4. 17.Transitional provision for non-commercial owners: commercial stocks

    5. 18.Transitional provisions for commercial stocks

    6. 19.Defences: due diligence

  5. PART 4 Penalties

    1. 20.Penalties etc.

  6. PART 5 Enforcement

    1. 21.General

    2. 22.Power to stop and search persons

    3. 23.Power to enter and search vehicles

    4. 24.Powers of entry

    5. 25.Examining relevant organisms and taking samples

    6. 26.Power of seizure for purposes of investigation etc.

    7. 27.Power of seizure to facilitate functions of an enforcement officer

    8. 28.Power to use reasonable force

    9. 29.Proof of lawful import or export

    10. 30.Action following seizure

    11. 31.Information sharing

    12. 32.Recovery of costs

    13. 33.Forfeiture

  7. PART 6 Civil sanctions

    1. 34.Civil Sanctions

  8. PART 7 Permits

    1. 35.Permits for activities relating to invasive alien species

  9. PART 8 Licences

    1. 36.Licences for activities relating to invasive alien species

  10. PART 9 Amendments, revocations and effect in relation to other enactments

    1. 37.The Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932

    2. 38.The Customs and Excise Management Act 1979

    3. 39.The Keeping and Introduction of Fish (Wales) Regulations 2014

    4. 40.The Keeping and Introduction of Fish (England and River Esk Catchment Area) Regulations 2015

    5. 41.Amendments

    6. 42.Revocations

  11. PART 10 Review

    1. 43.Review: England

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Provisions of the Principal Regulation

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Animals and plants to which Articles 3(2) to (4) apply

      1. PART 1 Animals to which the offence in article 3(2) applies

      2. PART 2 Plants to which the offence in article 3(3) applies

      3. PART 3 Species to which the offences in article 3(4) apply

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Civil sanctions

      1. PART 1 Power to impose civil sanctions

        1. 1.The regulator

        2. 2.Compliance notice

        3. 3.Restoration notice

        4. 4.Imposition of a fixed monetary penalty

        5. 5.Imposition of a variable monetary penalty

        6. 6.Notice of intent

        7. 7.Combination of penalties

        8. 8.Discharge of liability – fixed monetary penalties

        9. 9.Making representations and objections

        10. 10.Third party undertakings

        11. 11.Final notice

        12. 12.Contents of final notice: compliance and restoration notices

        13. 13.Contents of final notice: fixed and variable monetary penalties

        14. 14.Fixed monetary penalty: discount for early payment

        15. 15.Appeals against a final notice

        16. 16.Fixed monetary penalty: non-payment within the stated payment period

        17. 17.Criminal proceedings

      2. PART 2 Stop notices

        1. 18.Stop notices

        2. 19.Contents of a stop notice

        3. 20.Appeals

        4. 21.Completion certificates

        5. 22.Compensation

        6. 23.Offences

      3. PART 3 Enforcement undertakings

        1. 24.Enforcement undertakings

        2. 25.Contents of an enforcement undertaking

        3. 26.Acceptance of an enforcement undertaking

        4. 27.Discharge of an enforcement undertaking

        5. 28.Inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information

        6. 29.Non-compliance with an enforcement undertaking

      4. PART 4 Non-compliance penalties

        1. 30.Non-compliance penalties

        2. 31.Appeals

      5. PART 5 Withdrawal and amendment of notices

        1. 32.Withdrawing or amending a notice

      6. PART 6 Costs recovery

        1. 33.Recovery of enforcement costs

      7. PART 7 Appeals

        1. 34.Appeals

      8. PART 8 Guidance and publicity

        1. 35.Guidance as to use of civil sanctions

        2. 36.Consultation on guidance

        3. 37.Publication of enforcement action

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Amendments

      1. PART 1 Amendments to primary legislation

        1. 1.Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

      2. PART 2 Amendments to secondary legislation

        1. 2.The Prohibition of Keeping of Live Fish (Crayfish) Order 1996

        2. 3.The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Prohibition on Sale etc. of Invasive Non-native Plants (England) Order 2014

  13. Explanatory Note

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