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Air Pollution Act, 1987

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Number 6 of 1987


AIR POLLUTION ACT, 1987


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Commencement.

3.

Non application of Act.

4.

Air pollution.

5.

Best practicable means.

6.

Industrial plant and existing industrial plant.

7.

Interpretation generally.

8.

Application of Act to premises belonging to State.

9.

Repeals.

10.

Regulations.

11.

Offences.

12.

Penalties.

13.

Prosecution of offences.

14.

Powers of authorised person.

15.

Service of notices.

16.

Obligation to give information.

17.

The register.

18.

Research into air pollution.

19.

Expenses.

20.

Consultation by local authorities.

21.

Transfer of functions.

22.

Power to make charges in relation to emissions.

PART II

General Provisions relating to Air Pollution

23.

Prohibition on certain emissions.

24.

Obligation to prevent air pollution.

25.

Prohibition on emission of smoke.

26.

Power of local authority to require measures to be taken to prevent or limit air pollution.

27.

Power of local authority to take steps to prevent or limit air pollution.

28.

Power of High Court in relation to air pollution.

29.

Notification of incident causing air pollution.

PART III

Licensing of Industrial Plant

30.

Licence to operate industrial plant.

31.

Regulations regarding licences.

32.

Grant of licences.

33.

Review of licences.

34.

Appeals.

35.

Fees.

36.

Limit on duration of licence.

37.

Change of ownership of industrial plant.

38.

Alterations at industrial plant.

PART IV

Special Control Areas

39.

Special control areas.

40.

Special control area orders.

41.

Confirmation of special control area order.

42.

Oral hearings.

43.

Relaxation or suspension of special control area order.

44.

Power of local authority to require alterations to premises.

45.

Financial assistance for certain works.

PART V

Air Quality Management Plans and Standards

46.

Air quality management plans.

47.

Power of Minister in relation to an air quality management plan.

48.

Publication of notices in relation to air quality management plans.

49.

Duty of local authority on making, varying or replacing an air quality management plan.

50.

Air quality standards.

51.

Emission limit values.

52.

Directions by Minister in relation to air pollution.

53.

Regulations in relation to fuel.

PART VI

Miscellaneous

54.

Monitoring of air quality and emissions.

55.

Power of court to authorise works.

56.

Application of Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963.

57.

Transitional provisions in relation to alkali, etc. work.

58.

Transitional provisions in relation to certain licensable works.

59.

Savers.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Pollutants to which Act Applies

SECOND SCHEDULE

Part I

Enactments repealed

Part II

Statutory Instruments repealed

THIRD SCHEDULE

Industrial Processes to which Act Applies


Acts Referred to

Alkali, etc. Works Regulation Act, 1906

6 Edw. 7, c. 14

Companies Acts, 1963 to 1986

Criminal Procedure Act, 1967

1967, No. 12

County Management Acts, 1940 to 1985

Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963

1963, No. 28

Local Government (Planning and Development) Acts, 1963 to 1983

Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1962

1962, No. 26

Local Government Services (Corporate Bodies) Act, 1971

1971, No. 6

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

14 & 15 Vict. c. 93

Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878

41 & 42 Vict. c. 52

Safety in Industry Acts, 1955 and 1980

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Number 6 of 1987


AIR POLLUTION ACT, 1987


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION AND OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH AIR POLLUTION. [10th June, 1987]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: