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Environment (Wales) Act 2016

Section 69 - Regulations

269.Section 69 amends section 161 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, to make provision for the procedure to be followed in relation to regulations brought forward by the Welsh Ministers under the new sections 45AA and 34D of that Act. In particular, subsection (4) inserts a new subsection (2AA) into section 161, which provides that regulations under the new sections are subject to affirmative procedure in the National Assembly for Wales. The amendments to section 161 also update terminology by replacing references to subordinate legislation made by the old National Assembly for Wales with references to the Welsh Ministers.

270.Section 69 also amends section 20 of the Waste (Wales) Measure 2010 to provide that regulations under the new section 9A of the Measure are subject to affirmative procedure in the National Assembly.

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