Local Government (Water Pollution) Act, 1977

Regulations for the purpose of section 4 and 8.

6.—(1) The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of sections 4 and 8.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations under this section may make provision for all or any of the following:

(a) the form of licence;

(b) requiring the furnishing by applicants of specified information or the publication of notices;

(c) requiring the production of evidence to verify any information given by an applicant;

(d) requiring local authorities to furnish to the Minister and to any other specified persons any specified information in relation to any applications and the manner in which they have been dealt with, or to publish any specified notices in relation to applications for, and the granting or refusing of, licences;

(e) prescribing charges for, or the method of calculation of charges for, the discharge of effluents or classes of effluents;

(f) requiring an applicant to defray or contribute towards the cost of any investigation carried out by a local authority in relation to an application.

(3) (a) A person who, in relation to an application for a licence under section 4 or an appeal under section 8, when furnishing information under this section or when verifying any such information, makes a statement in writing which is false or to his knowledge misleading in a material respect shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £100.

(b) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this subsection, any licence issued to that person consequent on the application or appeal in relation to which the information was furnished shall stand revoked from the date of the conviction.

(4) A charge the payment of which is required under section 4 (5) (d) or a defrayment or contribution under subsection (2) (f) or section 4 (5) (b) shall be payable on demand and, in default of being so paid, shall be recoverable as a simple contract debt in a court of competent jurisdiction.

(5) A prosecution for an offence under this section may be taken by the Minister or a local authority.