Chemical Weapons Act, 1997


12.—(1) The Minister may make such regulations as he or she considers necessary or expedient for carrying out and giving effect to the provisions of this Act or the Convention and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, may make regulations—

(a) designating an authority to be the National Authority for the purposes of this Act in place of the National Authority for Occupational Safety and Health,

(b) prescribing conditions under which activities referred to in section 4 may be carried on, providing for the issue, suspension and cancellation of licences governing the carrying on of any such activity, and prescribing the fees or the manner of calculating the fees to be paid in respect of any such licences,

(c) prescribing the procedures to be followed by authorised officers performing their functions or exercising their powers under this Act, and

(d) prescribing anything that by this Act is required or permitted to be prescribed.

(2) Regulations made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as practicable after they are made and, if a resolution annulling a regulation is passed by either House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the regulations are laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under the regulation.