Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009
79 Suspension or revocation of approvals
(1) The EPA may, by notice in writing, suspend or revoke an approval under this Chapter if—(a) the holder of the approval has contravened a provision of this Chapter, or(b) the holder or the premises concerned no longer satisfies the relevant requirements for approval under this Chapter, or(c) the holder has failed to comply with a condition to which the approval is subject, or(d) the holder provided false or misleading information in the application for approval, or(e) the EPA is, for any reason, of the opinion that the holder is not a fit and proper person to continue to hold the approval.(2) A suspension of an approval under this clause may be for a specified period or until further notice in writing by the EPA to the holder of the approval.(3) A suspension or revocation of an approval under this clause operates from the day the notice of the suspension or revocation is given to the holder of the approval or from such later day as the notice specifies.(4) The EPA must not suspend or revoke an approval under this clause unless before doing so—(a) it has given notice to the holder of the approval that it intends to do so, and(b) it has specified in that notice the reasons for its intention to do so, and(c) it has given the holder a reasonable opportunity to make submissions in relation to the proposed suspension or revocation, and(d) it has taken into consideration any such submissions by the holder.(5) An approval may be revoked under this clause during the currency of a suspension.