Aviation Regulation Act 2001

Levy.

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23.—(1) For the purpose of meeting expenses properly incurred by the Commission in the discharge of its functions under this Act, the Commission shall make regulations imposing a levy (“levy”), to meet but not to exceed the estimated operating costs and expenses of the Commission, to be paid each year beginning with such year as specified in the regulations on such classes of undertakings as may be specified by the Commission in the regulations.

(2) Levy shall be payable to the Commission at such time and at such rates as may be prescribed in regulations by the Commission and different rates may be prescribed in respect of different classes of undertaking liable to pay levy.

(3) The Commission may make regulations to provide for the following—

( a) the keeping of records and the making of returns by persons liable to pay levy,

( b) the collection and recovery of levy, and

( c) such other matters as are necessary or incidental to the procurement of the payment of levy.

(4) An increase in levy may only take effect in the year after the year in which the increase is made in regulations.

(5) The Commission may recover, as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction, from the person by whom it is payable any amount due and owing to it under this section.

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

(7) The Commission shall ensure that its own costs of operations are kept to a minimum and are not excessive.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E4

Power pursuant to section exercised (17.12.2018) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 19) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 556 of 2018).

E5

Power pursuant to section exercised (11.12.2017) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 18) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 560 of 2017).

E6

Power pursuant to section exercised (7.12.2016) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 17) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 592 of 2016).

E7

Power pursuant to section exercised (7.12.2015) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 16) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 552 of 2015).

E8

Power pursuant to section exercised (11.12.2014) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 15) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 563 of 2014).

E9

Power pursuant to section exercised (12.12.2013) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 14) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 491 of 2013).

E10

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.12.2012) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 13) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 546 of 2012).

E11

Power pursuant to section exercised (22.12.2011) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 12) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 689 of 2011).

E12

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.12.2010) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 11) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 611 of 2010).

E13

Power pursuant to section exercised (17.12.2009) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 10) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 535 of 2009).

E14

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.12.2008) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 9) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 570 of 2008).

E15

Power pursuant to section exercised (20.12.2007) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 8) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 840 of 2007).

E16

Power pursuant to section exercised (20.12.2006) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 7) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 658 of 2006).

E17

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2005) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 6) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 829 of 2005).

E18

Power pursuant to section exercised (22.11.2004) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 5) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 722 of 2004).

E19

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.12.2003) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 4) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 695 of 2003).

E20

Power pursuant to section exercised (20.12.2002) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 3) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 612 of 2002).

E21

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.10.2002) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 482 of 2002).

E22

Power pursuant to section exercised (3.09.2002) by Aviation Regulation Act 2001 (Levy) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 439 of 2002).