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The Industrial Pollution Control (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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2.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the enforcing authority shall give notice of any application for an authorisation, enclosing a copy of the application, to the persons who are prescribed or directed to be consulted under this paragraph and shall do so within the specified period for notification.N.I.

(2) The Department may, by regulations, exempt any class of application from the requirements of this paragraph or exclude any class of information contained in applications for authorisations from those requirements.

(3) Any representations made by the persons so consulted within the period allowed shall be considered by the enforcing authority in determining the application.

(4) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)persons are prescribed to be consulted on any description of application for an authorisation if they are persons specified for the purposes of applications of that description in regulations made by the Department;

(b)and the persons are directed to be consulted on any particular application if the Department specifies them in a direction given to the enforcing authority;

and the “specified period for notification” is the period specified in the regulations or in the direction.

(5) Any representations made by any other persons within the period allowed shall also be considered by the enforcing authority in determining the application.

(6) Subject to sub-paragraph (7), the period allowed for making representations is—

(a)in the case of persons prescribed or directed to be consulted, the period of 42 days beginning with the date on which notice of the application was given under sub-paragraph (1); and

(b)in the case of other persons, the period of 42 days beginning with the date on which the making of the application was advertised in pursuance of paragraph 1(2).

(7) The Department may, by order, substitute for the period for the time being specified in sub-paragraph (6)(a) or (b), such other period as it thinks fit.

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