Local Government (Water Pollution) Act, 1977

Regulations restricting use of certain vessels.

27.—(1) The Minister may, after consultation with the Minister for Transport and Power, the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland and the Water Pollution Advisory Council, make regulations to enable local authorities to prohibit, restrict or regulate the keeping or use, in such waters (other than tidal waters) as may be specified in the regulations, of vessels with sanitary appliances from which polluting matter passes or can pass into the waters.

(2) A sanitary authority may provide facilities for the reception and disposal of sewage from vessels and may impose fees or other charges for the use of such facilities.

(3) A person who contravenes a provision in a regulation under this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £250, together with, in the case of a continuing contravention, a further fine of £100 for every day on which the contravention is continued.

(4) A prosecution for an offence under this section may be taken by a local authority.