Chemicals Act 2008

30.

Penalties.

30.— (1) A person guilty of an offence under section 29 (other than subsection (16)) shall be liable—

(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding F33[12 months] or both, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €3,000,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or both.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under section 29(16) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €5,000.

(3) Where a person is convicted of an offence under the relevant chemicals statutory provisions in proceedings brought by a national authority, the court shall, unless it is satisfied that there are special and substantial reasons for not so doing, order the person to pay to that national authority the costs and expenses measured by the court, incurred by the national authority in relation to the investigation, detection and prosecution of the offence, including costs and expenses incurred in the taking of samples, the carrying out of tests, examinations and analyses and in respect of the remuneration and other expenses of employees, consultants and advisers engaged by the national authority.

Annotations

Amendments:

F33

Substituted (10.12.2010) by Chemicals (Amendment) Act 2010 (32/2010), s. 10, S.I. No. 591 of 2010.