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General powers of Authority

8 General powers of Authority

The Authority may--

(a) formulate and promote plans for environment protection, and
(b) publish reports and information on any aspect of environment protection, and
(c) carry out or commission research into environment protection, and
(d) co-ordinate the collection of information on environment protection which is published or supplied by public or other authorities, and
(e) provide or promote the development of specialist guidance and technical advisory services relating to environment protection, and
(f) invite and consider public submissions when it formulates environment protection plans, when it develops objectives, guidelines or policies under section 9 or when it issues, renews or amends licences under the environment protection legislation, and
(g) make any register of particulars of any such licences in force available for public inspection and provide (on payment of any reasonable fee demanded by the Authority) copies of or extracts from any such register, and
(h) make grants to industry, commerce, public authorities, educational institutions and such other persons who the Authority considers are acting in the public interest for the purpose of funding projects which assist or advance environment protection, and
(i) make grants to groups of citizens incorporated for the purpose of representing the public interest in environment protection to enable them to obtain technical assistance in making submissions referred to in paragraph (f) or on other environment protection matters.

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