Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Fees Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Published: 1996-04-15

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1996 No. 159

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Fees Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made
15th April 1996

Coming into operation
20th May 1996

The Department of Economic Development being the Department concerned(1), in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 40(2) and (4) of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with Article 46(1) of that Order with the Health and Safety Agency for Northern Ireland and such other bodies as appear to it to be appropriate, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Fees Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 20th May 1996.

Amendment of the Road Traffic (Training of Drivers of Vehicles Carrying Dangerous Goods) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992

2.  In each of the regulations 6(2)(c) and 6(5)(b) of the Road Traffic (Training of Drivers of Vehicles Carrying Dangerous Goods) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992(3) for the sum “£2·50” there shall be substituted “£2·70”.

Amendment of the Notification of New Substances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994

3.  For Schedule 4 of the Notification of New Substances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(4) there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in Schedule 1.

Amendment of the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994

4.  The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(5) shall be amended to the extent specified in Schedule 2.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Economic Development on .

L.S.
Philip B. Strong
Assistant Secretary
15th April 1996

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 1Schedule to be substituted for Schedule 4 to the Notification of New Substances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994

Regulation 24

“SCHEDULE 4Fees for Notifications etc.

Column 1
Column 2

Subject matter
Fee payable

For the evaluation of a notification under regulation 4 (“base set”) (See Note 1)

£6,090 (+£350 VAT)

For the evaluation of information provided under regulation 5(1)(a)

£2,000

For the evaluation of information provided under regulation 5(1)(b)

£4,200

For the evaluation of information provided under regulation 5(1)(c)

£3,500

For a notification under regulation 6 (see Note 2)—

(a)
quantity of the new substance equal to or more than 100 kg (regulation 6(1))

£1,170 (+£87·50 VAT)

(b)quantity of the new substance up to 100 kg (regulation 6(2))

£915 (+£87·50 VAT)

For an application made by a notifier for an exemption relating to him under regulation 23
£2,000

Note 1.
Rebate where an adequate draft risk assessment is included
£2,000 (and £350 VAT)

Note 2.
Rebate where an adequate draft risk assessment is included
£500 (and £87·50 VAT)”

Regulation 4
SCHEDULE 2
For regulation 22 of the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994 there shall be substituted—
“Fees for notifications

22.—(1) Fees shall be payable in accordance with paragraph (2) by a notifier to the Department in relation to any matter referred to in that paragraph.

(2) The fees referred to in paragraph (1) shall be—

(a)subject to sub-paragraph (b), on each notification of the intention to use premises for activities involving genetic modification for the first time under regulation 8, £70·15;

(b)on each notification of the intention to use premises for activities involving genetic modification for the first time, where a consent is required under regulation 8(3), £87·15;

(c)subject to sub-paragraph (d), on each notification of individual activities involving genetic modification under regulation 9, £106·65;

(d)on each notification of individual activities involving genetic modification for which a consent is required under regulation 9(5), £217·25.

(3) This regulation shall not apply to any notification made for the purposes of regulation 24(1) or (3) (which relates to transitional provisions).”
Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

1.  These Regulations—

(a)amend the Road Traffic (Training of Drivers of Vehicles Carrying Dangerous Goods) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992 so as to increase the fee payable to the Secretary of State for the issue of a vocational training certificate (regulation 2);

(b)amend the Notification of New Substances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994 so as to increase certain of the fees payable by a notifier to the Department of Economic Development in relation to the notification of new substances (regulation 3 and Schedule 1); and

(c)amend the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994 so as to reduce the fees payable by a notifier to the Department of Economic Development in relation to the notification of the use of premises for activities involving genetic modification, and of individual activities involving genetic modification (regulation 4 and Schedule 2).

2.  The new fees compared with those previously fixed by the Regulations set out in paragraph 1 are as follows:

Fee charging provision
Matter to which fee relates
Previous fee
New fee

Road Traffic (Training of Drivers of Vehicles Carrying Dangerous Goods) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992
Issue of a vocational training certificate under regulation 6(1), or the extension of the period of validity of such a certificate under regulation 6(5)
£2·50
£2·70

Notification of New Substances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994
For the evaluation of a notification under regulation 4 (“base set”) (see Note 1)
£5,500 +£350 VAT
£6,090 +£350 VAT

For the evaluation of information provided under regulation 5(1)(a) (>10 tonnes per year)
£2,000
£2,000

For the evaluation of information provided under regulation 5(1)(b) (>100 tonnes per year)
£4,200
£4,200

For the evaluation of information provided under regulation 5(1)(c) (>1000 tonnes per year)
£3,500
£3,500

For a notification under regulation 6 (See note 2)— (a)

(a)
quantity of the new substance equal to or more than 100 kg (regulation 6(1))

£950 +£87·50 VAT
£1,170 +£87·50 VAT

(b)quantity of the new substance up to 100 kg (regulation 6(2))

£800 +£87·50 VAT
£915 +£87·50 VAT

For an application made by a notifier for an exemption relating to him under regulation 23
£2,000
£2,000

Note 1. Rebate where an adequate risk assessment is included
£2,000 +£350 VAT
£2,000 +£350 VAT

Note 2. Rebate where an adequate risk assessment is included
£500 +£87·50 VAT
£500 +£87·50 VAT

Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994
Notification of intention to use premises for activities involving genetic modification for the first time under regulation 8 other than a case where a consent is required under regulation 8(3)
£100
£70·15

Notification of the intention to use premises for activities involving genetic modification for the first time, where a consent is required under regulation 8(3)
£130
£87·15

Notification of individual activities involving genetic modification under regulation 9, other than in a case where a consent is required under regulation 9(5)
£180
£106.65

Notification of individual activities involving genetic modification where a consent is required under regulation 9(5)
£270
£217·25

(1)
See Article 2(2) of S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9)

(2)
S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9)

(3)
S.R. 1992 No. 262, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

(4)
S.R. 1994 No. 6

(5)
S.R. 1994 No. 143
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