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Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Part 3 - Amendments to the Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

Section 15: Authorised fuel

Section 15 simplifies the procedure for declaring a fuel to be an authorised fuel for the purposes of the Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (“the 1981 Order”). It replaces the definition of “authorised fuel” in Article 2(2) of the 1981 Order with a new definition. The new definition provides that authorised fuel means a fuel that is included on a list of authorised fuels published by the Department. Previously the Department authorised fuels by regulations.

Section 16: Exempt fireplaces

Section 16 simplifies the procedure for exempting classes of fireplace from the provisions of Article 17 of the 1981 Order. Under the amended procedure the Department must publish a list of those classes of fireplace that are exempt. Previously the Department exempted classes of fireplace by regulations.

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