Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992

Charges in relation to emissions.

93.—(1) The Agency may, in accordance with regulations made by the Minister, subject to the consent of the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Industry and Commerce, under this section, make charges in relation to such emissions to the environment from such activities 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 by which the amount of such charge is to be calculated,

(d) enable the Agency 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 the Agency regarding the imposition of a charge under this section and provide for the procedures to be followed in respect of such representations,

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

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