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Dangerous Goods Act 1974  026
Commenced: 1 Apr 1975
II: Licensing
9   Licensing of premises for storage of dangerous goods




                                 PART II
                                LICENSING

   9. Licensing of premises for storage of dangerous goods---(1) A local
 licensing authority may, on application in such form as it may require
 and after receiving any prescribed fees, grant licences for the storage
 of dangerous goods within the district of that local licensing
 authority.

   (2) The Chief Inspector may grant licences for the storage of
 dangerous goods within any district, area, or place for which he is the
 licensing authority.

   (3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, where any premises
 to which this Act applies are situated partially within the district of
 one licensing authority and partially within the district of another
 licensing authority or other licensing authorities, the Chief Inspector
 may designate any one of those licensing authorities to be the sole
 licensing authority for those premises.

   (4) On any application for a licence under this section, the licensing
 authority may---
   (a) Grant the licence in accordance with the application; or
   (b) Grant the licence subject to such modifications of the proposals
         as it or he thinks fit, having regard to the interests of public
         safety or the safety of any person or the protection of any
         property; or
   (c) Refuse to grant the licence if it or he thinks the interests of
         public safety so require.

   (5) The licensing authority in granting, or after having granted, any
 licence under this section, may impose such further conditions as it or
 he thinks fit in the interests of public safety or the safety of any
 person or the protection of any property:

   Provided that the applicant for a licence or the holder of a licence
 may, within 14 days after the imposition of any further conditions and
 notwithstanding section 14 of this Act, object in writing to all or any
 of the further conditions to the licensing authority which imposed them,
 and that licensing authority shall refer the matter to the Chief
 Inspector who may reject, modify, or confirm the further conditions
 being the subject of the objection and the licensing authority shall
 advise the objector in writing of the Chief Inspector's decision. For
 the purposes of an appeal under section 14 of this Act the decision of
 the Chief Inspector shall be deemed to be the decision of the licensing
 authority.

   (6) Any person who commits a breach of any condition imposed by a
 licence or by a licensing authority under this section commits an
 offence against this Act.
     Cf. 1957, No. 20, s. 16
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