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Waste and Contaminated Land (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011


Section 6 – Right of entry with heavy equipment or to domestic premises

This section removes the requirement, as set out in Article 72 of the 1997 Order, for enforcement officers investigating illegal waste offences to give 24 hours notice before they can enter residential premises or bring heavy machinery onto premises.

Enforcement officers must continue to obtain a court warrant by virtue of Schedule 4 of the 1997 Order, or alternatively must have permission from a person occupying the premises.

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