Road Transport Act 2011

13.

Fees.

13.— (1) The Minister may, by regulations, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, from time to time set and charge fees (if any) in respect of the application for, grant, amendment, duplication or replacement of a licensing document, and different fees may be charged for different documents F1 [ and based on the manner of an application for such documents ], and fees may be graduated in accordance with the number of vehicles referred to in such documents, where appropriate.

(2) Where a person has been duly authorised to organise and certify examinations for professional competence in accordance with the EU Road Transport Operators Regulation, the Minister shall, in consultation (either before or after the appointment) with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, fix the fees (if any) to be paid directly to that person or body in order to sit an examination, for the provision of training, for the approval of a trainer not directly engaged by that person, for the grant of a certificate of professional competence, or such other ancillary services as the Minister may agree.

(3) Any fee payable under this section, in respect of an application for, grant, amendment, duplication or replacement of any licensing document, or in respect of an examination for or the grant of a certificate of professional competence, shall not be refundable if the licence or document is not granted or issued or if the examination is not passed.

(4) Monies received by the Minister under this section shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in accordance with the directions of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

(5) Any consideration in respect of an application for, grant, amendment, duplication or replacement of any licensing document, or in respect of an examination for or the grant of a certificate of professional competence, is contingent on the payment of the appropriate fee, if any.

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

Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Inserted (20.03.2014) by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 25, S.I. No. 147 of 2014.

Editorial Notes:

E2

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.11.2015) by Road Transport Operator Licensing (Fees) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 460 of 2015), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E3

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2014) by Road Transport Operator Licensing (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 291 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 1(2); revoked (1.11.2015) by Road Transport Operator Licensing (Fees) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 460 of 2015), reg. 4, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E4

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (30.09.2013) by Road Transport Operator Licensing (Fees) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 310 of 2013), in effect as per reg. 2; revoked (1.07.2014) by Road Transport Operator Licensing (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 291 of 2014), reg. 4, in effect as per reg. 1(2).