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Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 3 July 2020 at 09:12)
Part 3.6 Duration and review of licences
77 Duration of licence
(1) Once a licence comes into force, the licence remains in force until it is suspended, revoked or surrendered.(2) The licence is, while it remains in force, subject to any variations made to the licence under this Act.
78 Review of licences
(1) The appropriate regulatory authority is required to review each licence at intervals not exceeding 5 years after the issue of the licence.(2) The appropriate regulatory authority must give public notice of the licences that are to be reviewed as follows—(a) not less than 1 month, and not more than 6 months, before the review is undertaken, a notice of the review of each licence is to be published on the website of the EPA,(b) (Repealed)(c) the notice is to specify the activity or work to which the licence relates and the address of the premises (if any) at which it is carried out.(3) Any failure by the EPA to comply with the requirements of this section to review a licence is to be reported by the EPA to the Board of the EPA, and in the annual report of the EPA, together with a statement of reasons for the failure.(4) Any failure by a regulatory authority (other than the EPA) to comply with the requirements of this section to review a licence is to be reported to the EPA by that authority.(4A) The EPA must audit, on an industry wide or regional basis, compliance with licence requirements under this Act and whether such requirements reflect best practice in relation to the matters regulated by the licences.(5) Any failure to comply with the requirements of this section cannot be the subject of proceedings under this Act.