Air Pollution Act, 1987

Power to make charges in relation to emissions.

22.—(1) A local authority may, in accordance with regulations made by the Minister under this section, make charges in relation to such emissions as may be specified in the regulations.

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

(a) specify the emissions in relation to which a charge under this section may be imposed;

(b) specify the manner in which such a charge is to be imposed;

(c) specify the method in which the amount of such charge is to be calculated;

(d) enable a local authority to make different charges under this section in respect of different emissions and in different circumstances;

(e) specify the manner in which representations may be made to a local authority regarding the imposition of a charge under this section and provide for the procedure to be followed in respect of such representations;

(f) provide for the amendment, revocation or review of charges imposed under this section.

(3) A local authority may recover the amount of any charges made by them under this section from the person by whom they are payable as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.