41Penalties on convictionE+W
(1)In section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (offence of unauthorised or harmful deposit etc of waste), for subsections (8) and (9) (penalties) substitute—
“(8)A person who commits an offence under this section is liable—
(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine not exceeding £50,000 or both;
(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or a fine or both.”
(2)Subsection (1) does not have effect in relation to offences committed before the commencement of this section.
(3)In relation to offences committed after the commencement of this section but before the commencement of section 154(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), the amendment made by this section has effect as if for “12 months” there were substituted “ 6 months ”.