Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992

Regulations regarding licences.

87.—(1) The Minister may make regulations in relation to applications for licences or for the review of licences or revised licences and the grant and review of licences or revised licences.

(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 application and of licence,

(b) the time within which an application for a licence shall be made relative to publication of a notice under section 85 (1) and relative to an application for a permission under Part IV of the Act of 1963,

(c) the publication by applicants, licensees or the Agency of such notices as may be specified,

(d) specifying the submissions, plans, documents and other information and particulars to be forwarded to the Agency or other specified person by applicants, licensees, objectors, or other persons within such periods as may be specified,

(e) requiring applicants, licensees, objectors or other persons to furnish to the Agency or any other specified person, within such period as may be specified, such additional information or particulars relating to applications or reviews as the Agency may request,

(f) extending the period within which a notification to which section 85 (3) refers shall be published—

(i) to two months from the date on which a request for additional information, particulars or evidence under paragraph (e) or (g) is complied with,

(ii) to any period with the consent of the applicant or licensee,

(g) requiring the production, within such period as may be specified, of evidence to verify any information and particulars given by an applicant, licensee, objector or other person,

(h) procedures to be followed by the Agency in the processing of applications or reviews, whether or not an oral hearing is held, and the times within which such procedures shall be carried out,

(i) the publishing of decisions on applications or reviews and the reasons therefor and of any specified documents or other information in relation thereto, or

(j) requiring an applicant or licensee to defray or contribute towards the cost of any investigation carried out, caused to be carried out, or arranged for, by the Agency in relation to an application or review.

(3) (a) A person who in relation to an application for a licence, or to a review of a licence or revised licence, under this Part, makes a statement in writing which to his knowledge is false or misleading in a material respect, shall be guilty of an offence.

(b) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this subsection, any licence or revised licence granted to that person, or to some other person on whose behalf the convicted person was authorised to act, consequent on the application or review in relation to which the information was furnished, shall stand revoked from the date of the conviction.

(4) Regulations under this section may contain such incidental, supplementary, consequential and transitional provisions (including provisions modifying the European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations, 1989, and the European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Motorways) Regulations, 1988) as appear to the Minister to be necessary for the purposes or in consequence of, or to give full effect to, the first mentioned regulations.

(5) A defrayment or contribution the payment of which is required under regulations made under this section shall be payable on demand and, in default of being so paid, shall be recoverable as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.