Explanatory Memorandum

Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

2016 CHAPTER 13

11 April 2016

Commentary on Sections

Part 4 – Amendments to the Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

Section 17: Removal of assessments under Article 13

Section 17 removes the requirement in Article 13 of the Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (“the 2002 Order”) for district councils to undertake a Further Assessment of air quality in Air Quality Management Areas.

Section 18: Amendments consequential on the amendments to Article 13

Section 18 makes consequential amendments to the 2002 Order.