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5(1)Without prejudice to the generality of section 10(3) of this Act, byelaws under that section may also be made for the purpose of providing for the registration of pleasure craft.E+W
(2)Where any such byelaws are made, the Authority shall set up and maintain the necessary register.
(3)The byelaws may, in particular—
(a)provide for the registration of pleasure craft under different categories;
(b)make provision as to the display on registered craft of registration documents or numbers;
(c)provide for the exemption of prescribed craft or classes of craft from the requirement to register under the byelaws;
(d)prescribe the period for which any registration is to remain effective; and
(e)determine the procedure to be followed in registering.
(4)The Authority may require an applicant for registration, on making his application, to pay a reasonable fee in respect of the administrative expenses of dealing with the application; and different fees may be specified in relation to different cases or classes of case.
(5)Where any person tenders the appropriate fee for registering any craft under the byelaws, the Authority shall register the craft in accordance with the provisions of the byelaws unless it appears to it that any safety, noise or pollution requirement has not been complied with in respect of that craft.
(6)Where the Authority refuses to register a craft on the ground mentioned in sub-paragraph (5) above, it shall notify the applicant in writing of the defects which gave rise to the refusal to register.
(7)Where the Authority is satisfied that a registered pleasure craft does not comply with one or more of the safety, noise or pollution requirements, it may cancel the registration of that craft if—
(a)it has given the owner written notice of the defect in question and required him to remedy it within 14 days of the date on which the notice is given; and
(b)that period has expired without the defect being remedied;
but where the Authority considers that it is necessary to cancel the registration as a matter of urgency, it may do so with effect from the date on which the notice is given.
(8)In this paragraph “safety, noise or pollution requirement” means any requirement imposed by virtue of paragraph 4(e) above.
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