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1997 No. 3044 (C.112)

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Environment Act 1995 (Commencement No. 10) Order 1997

Made

16th December 1997

The Secretary of State, in exercise of his powers under section 125(3) of the Environment Act 1995(1), hereby makes the following Order:

Citation

1. This Order may be cited as the Environment Act 1995 (Commencement No. 10) Order 1997.

Provisions coming into force on 23rd December 1997

2. The following provisions of the Environment Act 1995 shall come into force on 23rd December 1997:

sections 82 to 86;

section 90 and Schedule 11 in so far as they are not already in force;

section 120(1) in so far as it relates to paragraph 46(5) of Schedule 22.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State,

Michael Meacher

Minister of State,

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

16th December 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 makes provision for local authorities to contribute to the management of air quality within their areas. This Order brings into force on 23rd December 1997 all of the provisions of Part IV which are not already in force. It also brings into force on that date section 4(4A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, which requires local authorities to have regard to the National Air Quality Strategy published under section 80 of the 1995 Act when exercising their powers under Part I of the 1990 Act to prevent or minimise air pollution released from processes prescribed for local control.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Environment Act 1995 have been brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order.

Provision

Date of commencement

S.I. No.

Section 1

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 2

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 3(1)

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 3(2) to (8)

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 4

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 5

01.02.1996

1996/186

01.04.1996

Section 6

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 7

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 8

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 9

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Sections 10 and 11

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 12

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Sections 13 to 19

01.04.1996

1996/186

Sections 20 to 23

12.10.1995

1995/2649

Sections 25 to 29

01.04.1996

1996/186

Sections 30 to 32

12.10.1995

1995/2649

Sections 33 to 35

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 36

12.10.1995

1995/2649

Section 37

28.07.1995 and 01.04.1996

1995/1983 and 1996/186

Sections 38 to 40

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 41

21.09.1995 01.02.1996 and 01.04.1996

1995/1983 and 1996/186

Section 42

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Sections 43 to 52

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Sections 53 and 54

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 55

01.02.1996 and 01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 56

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 57 (partially)

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Section 58 (partially)

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Section 59 (partially)

12.10.1995

1995/2649

Section 60(3), (4), (5)(a) and (7)

01.07.1997

1997/1626

Section 78 and Schedule 10 (partially), with savings

23.11.1995 01.04.1996 and 01.04.1997

1995/2950 and 1996/2560

Section 80

01.02.1996

1996/186

Section 81

01.04.1996

1996/186

Sections 87 to 89

01.02.1996

1996/186

Section 90 and Schedule 11 (partially)

01.02.1996

1996/186

Section 91

01.02.1996

1996/186

Section 92

01.04.1996

1996/186

Sections 93 to 95

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Section 96(1), (5) and (6) and Schedules 13 and 14 (England and Wales)

01.11.1995

1995/2765

Section 96(1), (5) and (6) and Schedule 13 and 14 (Scotland)

01.01.1997

1996/2857

Section 96(2)

01.11.1995

1995/2765

Section 96(3)

01.01.1997

1996/2857

Section 96(4) (partially)

01.11.1995

1995/2765

Section 96(4) (partially) (Scotland)

01.01.1997

1996/2857

Sections 97 to 103

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Section 104

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 105 and Schedule 15

21.09.1995 01.02.1996 01.04.1996 and 01.01.1999

1995/1983 and 1996/186

Sections 106 to 114

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 115

01.04.1996

1995/2950 and 1996/186

Section 116 and Schedule 21 (partially)

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Section 116 and Schedule 21 (partially)

01.07.1997

1997/1626

Section 117

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 118(1) to (3), (4) and (5) (partially) and (6)

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 119

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 120(1) and Schedule 22 (partially)

12.10.1995 21.09.95 01.02.1996 01.04.1996 21.11.1996 and 31.12.1996

1995/1983 1995/2649 1996/186 and 1996/2909

Section 120(2) and Schedule 23 (partially)

01.04.1996 and 01.01.1999

1995/1983 and 1996/186

Section 120(3) and Schedule 24 (partially)

21.09.1995 01.11.1995 01.02.1996 01.04.1996 31.12.1996 01.01.1997 01.04.1997 and 01.01.1999

1995/1983 1995/2765 1996/186 1996/2560 1996/2857 and 1996/2909

Section 120(4) to (6)

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Sections 121 to 124

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 7

01.04.1997

1996/2560

(1)

1995 c. 25.

1997 No. 3044 (C.112)

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Environment Act 1995 (Commencement No. 10) Order 1997

Made

16th December 1997

The Secretary of State, in exercise of his powers under section 125(3) of the Environment Act 1995(1), hereby makes the following Order:

Citation

1. This Order may be cited as the Environment Act 1995 (Commencement No. 10) Order 1997.

Provisions coming into force on 23rd December 1997

2. The following provisions of the Environment Act 1995 shall come into force on 23rd December 1997:

sections 82 to 86;

section 90 and Schedule 11 in so far as they are not already in force;

section 120(1) in so far as it relates to paragraph 46(5) of Schedule 22.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State,

Michael Meacher

Minister of State,

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

16th December 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 makes provision for local authorities to contribute to the management of air quality within their areas. This Order brings into force on 23rd December 1997 all of the provisions of Part IV which are not already in force. It also brings into force on that date section 4(4A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, which requires local authorities to have regard to the National Air Quality Strategy published under section 80 of the 1995 Act when exercising their powers under Part I of the 1990 Act to prevent or minimise air pollution released from processes prescribed for local control.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Environment Act 1995 have been brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order.

Provision

Date of commencement

S.I. No.

Section 1

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 2

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 3(1)

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 3(2) to (8)

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 4

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 5

01.02.1996

1996/186

01.04.1996

Section 6

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 7

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 8

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 9

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Sections 10 and 11

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 12

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Sections 13 to 19

01.04.1996

1996/186

Sections 20 to 23

12.10.1995

1995/2649

Sections 25 to 29

01.04.1996

1996/186

Sections 30 to 32

12.10.1995

1995/2649

Sections 33 to 35

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 36

12.10.1995

1995/2649

Section 37

28.07.1995 and 01.04.1996

1995/1983 and 1996/186

Sections 38 to 40

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 41

21.09.1995 01.02.1996 and 01.04.1996

1995/1983 and 1996/186

Section 42

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Sections 43 to 52

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Sections 53 and 54

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 55

01.02.1996 and 01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 56

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Section 57 (partially)

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Section 58 (partially)

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Section 59 (partially)

12.10.1995

1995/2649

Section 60(3), (4), (5)(a) and (7)

01.07.1997

1997/1626

Section 78 and Schedule 10 (partially), with savings

23.11.1995 01.04.1996 and 01.04.1997

1995/2950 and 1996/2560

Section 80

01.02.1996

1996/186

Section 81

01.04.1996

1996/186

Sections 87 to 89

01.02.1996

1996/186

Section 90 and Schedule 11 (partially)

01.02.1996

1996/186

Section 91

01.02.1996

1996/186

Section 92

01.04.1996

1996/186

Sections 93 to 95

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Section 96(1), (5) and (6) and Schedules 13 and 14 (England and Wales)

01.11.1995

1995/2765

Section 96(1), (5) and (6) and Schedule 13 and 14 (Scotland)

01.01.1997

1996/2857

Section 96(2)

01.11.1995

1995/2765

Section 96(3)

01.01.1997

1996/2857

Section 96(4) (partially)

01.11.1995

1995/2765

Section 96(4) (partially) (Scotland)

01.01.1997

1996/2857

Sections 97 to 103

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Section 104

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 105 and Schedule 15

21.09.1995 01.02.1996 01.04.1996 and 01.01.1999

1995/1983 and 1996/186

Sections 106 to 114

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 115

01.04.1996

1995/2950 and 1996/186

Section 116 and Schedule 21 (partially)

21.09.1995

1995/1983

Section 116 and Schedule 21 (partially)

01.07.1997

1997/1626

Section 117

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 118(1) to (3), (4) and (5) (partially) and (6)

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 119

01.04.1996

1996/186

Section 120(1) and Schedule 22 (partially)

12.10.1995 21.09.95 01.02.1996 01.04.1996 21.11.1996 and 31.12.1996

1995/1983 1995/2649 1996/186 and 1996/2909

Section 120(2) and Schedule 23 (partially)

01.04.1996 and 01.01.1999

1995/1983 and 1996/186

Section 120(3) and Schedule 24 (partially)

21.09.1995 01.11.1995 01.02.1996 01.04.1996 31.12.1996 01.01.1997 01.04.1997 and 01.01.1999

1995/1983 1995/2765 1996/186 1996/2560 1996/2857 and 1996/2909

Section 120(4) to (6)

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Sections 121 to 124

28.07.1995

1995/1983

Paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 7

01.04.1997

1996/2560

(1)

1995 c. 25.