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    12. Duty to report discharge of certain substances from land or apparatus

    (1) If any discharge of oil or of an oily mixture occurs from a place on land into State waters, the occupier of the place shall without delay, notify, in the prescribed manner, a prescribed officer of the occurrence.

    Penalty: $5 000.

    (2) Where, in compliance with subsection (1), the occupier of a place on land has notified a prescribed officer of the occurrence of a discharge, he shall, if so requested by a prescribed officer furnish, within the prescribed time, a report in relation to the discharge in accordance with the prescribed form to a prescribed officer.

    Penalty: $5 000.

    (3) A person shall not, in a notice given to a prescribed officer in pursuance of subsection (1) or in a report furnished to a prescribed officer in pursuance of a request made under subsection (2), make a statement that is false or misleading in a material particular.

    Penalty: $5 000.

    (4) A notice given to a prescribed officer in pursuance of subsection (1), and a report furnished to a prescribed officer in pursuance of a request made under subsection (2), shall not, without the consent of the person charged, be admitted in evidence in a prosecution for an offence against section 8(2) or 9(2).



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