417. Powers of the appropriate national authority and the Coal Authority.

The appropriate national authority1 has a general power to make regulations in accordance with the provisions of the Opencast Coal Act 19582. His confirmation was required for compulsory rights orders3, orders suspending certain public rights of way4, and orders conferring rights for the purposes of drainage or water supply5. He also had the power to give a direction designating land in relation to the powers of prospecting conferred by the Act6. Any expenses incurred for the purposes of the Opencast Coal Act 1958 by the appropriate national authority are payable out of the moneys provided by Parliament7.

The Coal Authority8