Adventure Activities Standards Authority Act, 2001

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Number 34 of 2001


ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES STANDARDS AUTHORITY ACT, 2001


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title, commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Orders and regulations.

4.

Offences.

5.

Penalties.

6.

Prosecution of offences.

7.

Expenses.

PART II

Adventure Activities Standards Authority

8.

Adventure activities.

9.

Adventure activities operator.

10.

Establishment day.

11.

Establishment of Adventure Activities Standards Authority.

12.

Power of Minister to vary paragraph 2 of Schedule.

13.

Power of Minister to vary paragraph 8 of Schedule.

14.

Functions of Authority.

15.

Conferral of additional functions on Authority.

16.

Investigations and special reports.

17.

Preparation of draft report and observations of affected persons.

18.

Power to direct an inquiry.

19.

Immunities from claims.

20.

Charges for services.

21.

Director.

22.

Staff of Authority.

23.

Superannuation of staff of Authority.

24.

Membership of either House of Oireachtas or of European Parliament by members or staff of Authority.

25.

Grants to Authority.

26.

Accounts and audits of Authority.

27.

Estimates, reports and information to Minister.

28.

Gifts.

29.

Borrowings by Authority.

30.

Committees of Authority.

31.

Directions by Minister to Authority.

32.

Disclosure of information.

PART III

Regulation of Operators

33.

Register of operators.

34.

Codes of practice.

35.

Regulatory schemes.

PART IV

Inspections

36.

Inspectors.

37.

Search warrants.

SCHEDULE

The Adventure Activities Standards Authority


Acts Referred to

European Parliament Elections Act, 1997

1997, No. 2

Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act, 2000

2000, No. 14

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989

1989, No. 7

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Number 34 of 2001


ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES STANDARDS AUTHORITY ACT, 2001


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BODY TO BE KNOWN AS AN tÚDAR?S UM CHAIGHDE?IN DO GHN?OMHA?OCHTA? EACHTRA?OCHTA OR, IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, THE ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES STANDARDS AUTHORITY TO REGULATE ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES AND TO DEFINE ITS FUNCTIONS AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [16th July, 2001]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: