THE ENVIRONMENT (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 2002

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This Explanatory Memorandum refers to the Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (N.I. 7)

THE ENVIRONMENT (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 2002

2002 No. 3153 (N.I. 7)

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EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

INTRODUCTION

1.     This Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (the Order) was made on 17 December 2002.

PURPOSE

2.     The purpose of the Order is to:

    (a)     provide a statutory framework to enable transposition of the requirements of EC Directives 96/61 on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (the IPPC Directive) and 96/62 on Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management;
    (b)     make additional provision for the prevention and control of environmental pollution; and
    (c)     introduce measures to allow for the better protection and management of Areas of Special Scientific Interest (ASSIs).

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