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S.I. No. 167/2007 - Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2007

S.I. No. 167 of 2007

WASTE MANAGEMENT (ENVIRONMENTAL LEVY) (PLASTIC BAG) (AMENDMENT) (No. 2) REGULATIONS 2007

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 27th April, 2007.

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 7, 29 and 72 of the Waste Management Acts 1996 to 2007 hereby makes the following Regulations—

Citation.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2007.

Interpretation.

2. In these Regulations, save where the context otherwise requires—

“the Waste Management Acts 1996 to 2007” mean the Waste Management Act 1996 (No. 10 of 1996) as amended by the Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2001 (No. 36 of 2001), Part 3 of the Protection of the Environment Act 2003 (No. 27 of 2003), the Waste Management (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005 ( S.I. No. 290 of 2005 ) and the Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) Order 2007 ( S.I. No. 62 of 2007 );

“the 2001 Regulations” means the Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) Regulations 2001 ( S.I. No 605 of 2001 ).

Commencement.

3. These Regulations shall come into operation on the 1st day of July 2007.

Amendment of Article 4 of the 2001 Regulations.

4. Article 4 of the 2001 Regulations is hereby amended by the substitution of “22” for “15”.

Amendment of Article 11 of the 2001 Regulations.

5. (1) Article 11 (1)(a) of the 2001 Regulations is hereby amended by the insertion of “or before the commencement of business on the date on which any increase in the amount of the levy comes into effect,” after “March, 2002,”

(2) Article 11 (1)(b) of the 2001 Regulations is hereby amended by the insertion of “or before the commencement of business on the date on which any increase in the amount of the levy comes into effect,” after “March, 2002”.

Revocation.

6. The Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S. I. No. 66 of 2007) are hereby revoked.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

24 April 2007

DICK ROCHE

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations revoke the Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 ( S.I. No. 66 of 2007 ) and provide for an increase in the amount of the levy on plastic bags from 15 cent to 22 cent per bag with effect from 1 July 2007.