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Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Act 2023


Section 12 – Powers of entry: supplementary

40.Subsection (1) enables an authorised officer who has entered premises under the powers set out in sections 9, 10 or 11 to take with them any other persons and equipment as they consider appropriate.

41.Subsection (2) sets out that the powers of entry under section 9, 10, or 11 also apply to vehicles.

42.Subsection (3) sets out that if an authorised officer executes a warrant issued under sections 10 or 11 of the Act when the occupier is present, they must inform the occupier of their name, provide documentary evidence of their authority and supply the occupier with a copy of the warrant.

43.Subsection (4) also requires that if the premises are unoccupied or the occupier is temporarily absent, the authorised officer must leave them as effectively secured against unauthorised entry as the officer found them.

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