Guidance on the Carrier Bag Levy Enforcement

Date published: 04 November 2020

Last updated: 22 July 2022

This guidance:

  • highlights the key terms of the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 ("the regulations")
  • deals with possible breaches of the regulations
  • summarises DAERA's proposed approach to administration and enforcement of the carrier bag levy
  • outlines the civil sanctions that are available to DAERA in enforcing the regulations
  • indicates how DAERA will decide the amount of any civil sanctions
  • outlines the process for the imposition of civil sanctions
  • deals with rights of appeal
  • summarises the principles governing DAERA's enforcement activity
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