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Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
Current version for 20 December 2019 to date (accessed 30 January 2020 at 07:42)
134 Directions by authorised officers concerning fires
(1) This section applies if an authorised officer is of the opinion that a fire is burning in or on any premises and—(a) the fire is prohibited by an order of the EPA under this Division or by the regulations, or(b) air pollution from the fire is injurious to the health of any person or is causing or is likely to cause serious discomfort or inconvenience to any person.(2) The authorised officer may, by notice in writing given to—(a) the occupier of the premises or person apparently in charge of the premises, ordirect the occupier or other person to whom the notice is given to extinguish the fire immediately.(b) the person apparently in charge of the fire,(3) The authorised officer may, by that notice, also direct the occupier or other person not to light or maintain a similar fire in or on the premises during such period (not exceeding 48 hours) as is specified in the notice.(4) A notice under this section may be revoked by a further notice under this section.