The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 No. 260

The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 No. 260

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2012 No. 260

Road Traffic And Vehicles

The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Made

28th June 2012

Coming into operation

1st July 2012

The Department of the Environment makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 47(1) and (4) and 49(3) of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010(1).

In accordance with section 57(11) of that Act the Department has consulted with such representative organisations as it sees fit.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.-(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 and shall come into operation on 1st July 2012.

(2) In these Regulations "the Act" means the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010.

Application, grant and continuation of licence

2. The fees prescribed for the purposes of section 47(1) of the Act are as set out in the Table.

Table

(1)

Fee

(2)

Matter

1. £254Application or variation of an operator's licence
2. £449Grant of an operator's licence
3. £449Continuation of an operator's licence
4. £68Application for an interim licence

Certificate of qualification

3. For the purposes of section 49(3) of the Act the fee for the issue of a certificate of qualification is £20.

Time limits

4. The fee payable for the continuation of an operator's licence shall be paid at least 28 days before the date of expiry of a period of 5 years, beginning with the date of either the issuing of licence or the most recent 5 year anniversary of that date.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 28th June 2012

Legal seal

Iain Greenway

A senior officer of the

Department of the Environment

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations implement the requirements of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 ("the 2010 Act") with regard to the fees operators will have to pay when-

(a)applying for an operator's licence or a variation of a licence;

(b)being granted an operator's licence;

(c)when a licence is being reviewed;

(d)when an interim licence is being requested; or

(e)when a certificate of qualification is requested.

The fee amounts are shown in the Table in regulation 2.

A Regulatory Impact Assessment has been prepared and copies are available from Transport Regulation Unit, Department of the Environment, Bedford House, 16 - 22 Bedford Street, Town Parks, Belfast BT2 7FD or viewed online at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr

(1)

2010 c.2 (N.I.)