Local Government (Water Pollution) Act, 1977

Transfer of certain appeals to An Bord Pleanála.

21.—(1) The Minister may by order provide that all appeals under sections 8 and 20 (or such classes of such appeals as he specifies in the order) shall, in lieu of being brought to the Minister, be brought to An Bord Pleanála.

(2) Where an order under this section is made references in sections 8 and 20 to the Minister in relation to appeals the subject of the order shall be construed as references to An Bord Pleanála and the determination of such appeals shall be a function of An Bord Pleanála.

(3) An order under this section may contain such incidental, supplementary, consequential and transitional provisions (including modification of any provision of this Act and modification or application of any provision of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Acts, 1963 and 1976) as appear to the Minister to be necessary for the purpose of, in consequence of or to give full effect to the order.

(4) The Minister may by order amend or revoke an order under this section.

(5) Every order under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.