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Water Abstraction and Impoundment (Licensing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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25.—(1) It is an offence for a person to—

(a)contravene regulation 4;

(b)fail to comply with the requirements of a notice issued under regulation 20(2);

(c)intentionally to make a false entry in any record required to be kept as a condition of a licence;

(d)with intent to deceive, forge or use a document issued or authorised to be issued under a condition of a licence or required for any purpose under a condition of such a licence or to make or have in that person’s possession a document so closely resembling any such document so as to be likely to deceive;

(e)cause any person to commit an offence under sub-paragraphs (b) to (d) .

(2) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (e) shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction—

(i)to a fine not exceeding £20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both; and

(ii)in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding £200 for every day during which the offence is continued after conviction;

(b)on conviction on indictment—

(i)to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or to both; and

(ii)in the case of a continuing offence to a further fine for every day during which the offence is continued after conviction.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1)(c) or (d) shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum;

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

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