740. Directions relating to the environment.

The Secretary of State1 may give such directions as he thinks are necessary or expedient:

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    (1)     to prevent or deal with noise, vibration, pollution or other disturbance attributable to aircraft used for the purpose of civil aviation2; or

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    (2)     to limit or mitigate the effects of such noise, vibration, pollution or disturbance3.

Such directions may be given to an air traffic services licence holder4 or to air traffic services licence holders generally, or to a person who is authorised by an exemption5 to provide air traffic services (an 'authorised person') or to authorised persons generally6.

A direction may be of a