Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992

Register kept in computer or other non-legible form and evidence of entries.


112.(1) The Agency may keep a register under any provision of this Act otherwise than in legible form so that the register is capable of being used to make a legible copy or reproduction (a “copy record”) of any entry in the register.

(2) In any proceedings a certificate signed by an officer of the Agency, stating that a copy record of an entry in a register under a specified provision of this Act has been made in accordance with subsection (1) shall be evidence of the fact of the making of the entry and that the copy or reproduction of the entry attached to the certificate is a true copy record of the entry until the contrary is shown.

(3) A document purporting to be a certificate under subsection (2) shall be deemed to be such a certificate without proof of the signature of the person purporting to sign the certificate or that such person was a proper person to so sign, until the contrary is shown.

(4) In any proceedings any copy record may be given in evidence and shall be prima facie evidence of any fact therein stated:

Provided that the court is satisfied of the reliability of the system used to make the copy record and the original entry on which it was based.