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The Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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16.—(1) For the purpose of the discharge of its functions under these Regulations the Department may, by notice in writing served on him, require any person to furnish such information specified in the notice as the Department reasonably considers it needs, in such form and within such period following service of the notice, or at such time, as is so specified.

(2) A person who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with a requirement to provide information imposed under paragraph (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable–

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum;

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

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