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The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order (Northern Ireland) 2019

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

    1. 1.Citation

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 OFFENCES

    1. 3.Keeping, breeding, transporting etc. of invasive alien species

    2. 4.False statements

    3. 5.Misuse of permits or licences

    4. 6.Compliance with permits and licences

    5. 7.Obstruction and deception

    6. 8.Offences committed by bodies corporate, partnerships and unincorporated associations

    7. 9.Proceedings for offences: venue and time limits

  4. PART 3 Defences

    1. 10.Defences – permits and licences

    2. 11.Defences – enforcement activity

    3. 12.Defences: due diligence

    4. 13.Transitional provision for non-commercial owners: companion animals

    5. 14.Transitional provision for non-commercial owners: commercial stocks

    6. 15.Transitional provisions for commercial stocks

  5. PART 4 PENALTIES

    1. 16.Penalties

  6. PART 5 ENFORCEMENT

    1. 17.General

    2. 18.Powers of entry

    3. 19.Power to enter and search vehicles

    4. 20.Examining relevant organisms and taking samples

    5. 21.Power of seizure

    6. 22.Enforcement notices

    7. 23.Supplementary power in relation to the owner of premises

    8. 24.Recovery of expenses of enforcement notices

    9. 25.Appeals

    10. 26.Information sharing

    11. 27.Forfeiture

  7. PART 6 PERMITS

    1. 28.Permits for activities relating to invasive alien species

  8. PART 7 LICENCES

    1. 29.Licences for activities relating to invasive alien species

  9. PART 8 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 30.The Destructive Imported Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 1933

    2. 31.Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

    3. 32.Amendments to the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE

      Animals and plants to which Article 3(2) and (3) applies

      1. PART 1 Animals to which the offence in Article 3(2) applies

      2. PART 2 Plants to which the offence in Article 3(3) applies

  11. Explanatory Note

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