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Civil Aviation Act 2012

Section 41: Procedure before imposing penalty

147.Section 41 provides that the CAA must, before imposing a penalty in respect of a contravention notice or contravention of a requirement of an enforcement order or urgent enforcement order that has been confirmed, give the person a notice about the proposed penalty, publish the notice as soon as practicable, send a copy to appropriate industry representatives and consider any representations made about the proposed penalty in the specified period of not less than 21 days. The notice must include the proposed amount of the penalty, which may be varied upon further notice. It must specify the relevant licence condition or requirement and the act or omission that the CAA has determined constitutes a contravention of the condition or requirement. Where the penalty is calculated entirely or partly by reference to a daily amount, the notice must specify the day on which daily amounts would begin to accumulate and the day on, or circumstances in which, they would cease to accumulate.

148.Before varying the proposed amount of the penalty, the CAA must give the person notice, specifying the proposed variation and giving the CAA’s reasons for the proposed variation. The notice must be published as soon as practicable and a copy sent to appropriate industry representatives. The CAA must consider any representations made about the proposed variation in the specified period of not less than 21 days. A notice imposing a penalty or varying the proposed amount of the penalty may be withdrawn by the CAA at any time by giving notice to the person. Such a notice must be published as soon as practicable and a copy sent to appropriate industry representatives.

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