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Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 (c. 10).

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act makes provision for administration and enforcement in relation with the presence of hazardous substances in or over land.
Various public bodies are appointed as authorities at state and local level for purposes of this Act. The Act prescribes that the presence of a hazardous substance on, over or under land requires the consent of the hazardous substances authority. For the purposes of this Act the Secretary of State shall by Regulations specify: (a) the substances that are hazardous substances; and (b) the quantity which is to be the controlled quantity of any such substance. The Act defines offences and defines the power to issue hazardous substances contravention notice by a hazardous substances authority.
Long title of text
An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to special controls in respect of hazardous substances with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Last amendment was made by the Business and Planning Act 2020 (c. 16). Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 17 September 2020. . There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date.(See end of Document for details) View outstanding changes.
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