Section 105 Offences relating to pollution etc: penalties on conviction
267.Section 105 raises the penalties available to the courts for offenders found guilty of offences under paragraph 25 of Schedule 1 to the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999. These offences relate to, for example, contravention of the requirement for a permit to operate an installation or mobile plant, failure to comply with or to contravene a condition of a permit and failure to comply with the requirements of an enforcement notice or a suspension notice.
268.This section increases the maximum fines available on summary conviction from £20,000 to £50,000.
269.Subsection (2) raises the maximum sentence available on summary conviction from six to twelve months, in line with a change made by section 154(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c.44).