Sea Pollution Act 1991

Proceedings for offences.

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30.— (1) Summary proceedings for any offence under this Act may be brought and prosecuted by the Minister.

(2) Summary proceedings for an offence in relation to a particular harbour or a particular harbour-master may be brought and prosecuted by the harbour authority.

(3) Notwithstanding section 10 (4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851, summary proceedings in relation to an offence under this Act may be instituted—

( a) in every case, within two years from the date of the offence, or

( b) if, at the expiry of that period, the person to be charged is outside the State, within six months of the date on which he next enters the State.

(4) Proceedings in relation to an offence under this Act may be taken at any place in the State, and the offence, for all incidental purposes, may be treated as having been committed in that place.

(5) Without prejudice to any other jurisdiction, proceedings in relation to an offence under this Act may be brought against a person at any place where he may, for the time being, be.

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Section (other than subs. (2)) applied with necessary modifications to Sea Pollution (Amendment) Act 1999 (1.09.1999) by Sea Pollution (Amendment) Act 1999 (18/1999), s. 17, S.I. No. 295 of 1999.