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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

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Guidance as to use of civil sanctions

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9(1)Where the Scottish Ministers make provision about the imposition of civil sanctions under section 46 or 48 the provision must secure the results in sub-paragraph (2).

(2)The results are that—

(a)the Scottish Ministers must publish guidance about their use of the sanction,

(b)in the case of guidance relating to a fixed monetary penalty or a variable monetary penalty, the guidance must contain the relevant information,

(c)the Scottish Ministers must revise the guidance where appropriate,

(d)the Scottish Ministers must consult such persons as the provision may specify before publishing any guidance or revised guidance,

(e)the Scottish Ministers must have regard to the guidance or the revised guidance in exercising their functions under Part 4.

(3)In the case of guidance relating to a fixed monetary penalty, the relevant information referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(b) is information as to—

(a)the circumstances in which the penalty is likely to be imposed,

(b)the circumstances in which it may not be imposed,

(c)the amount of the penalty,

(d)how liability for the penalty may be discharged and the effect of the discharge,

(e)rights to make representations and objections and rights of appeal.

(4)In the case of guidance relating to a variable monetary penalty, the relevant information referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(b) is information as to—

(a)the circumstances in which the penalty is likely to be imposed,

(b)the circumstances in which it may not be imposed,

(c)the matters likely to be taken into account by the Scottish Minister in determining the amount of the penalty (including, where relevant, any discounts for voluntary reporting of non-compliance), and

(d)rights to make representations and objections and rights of appeal.

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