A consultation session will be held on Tuesday 10 January
2017 at 10am at the Fortress Interpretation Centre, St. Mark Street, Valletta.
Deadline for comments on the draft regulations is 6 February 2017.
A Public Consultation exercise is being launched regarding
the drafting of ‘Daily Penalty Regulations’. These regulations will replace the ‘Daily Penalty Regulation’ presently in force, (S.L. 549.72 enacted by Legal Notice 276 of 2012, and amended by Legal Notice 124 of 2015). These draft regulations propose the introduction of daily penalties
for environmental offences.
In this respect, the regulations will function as
1. Where an infringement listed under any
Schedule of these regulations is carried out, ERA gives notice in writing to
2. This notice will establish the applicable relevant
penalty as established in the Schedule and an administrative fine of €100.
3. The daily penalty starts arruing after 15 days from the Notice of
the Authority in which 15 days the offender can rectify the infringment without incurring any penalties.
These regulations will target those who repeatedly persist to
disregard the law.
Offences that fall under this draft LN include:
· Failure to submit data reporting and information
under the Regulations established in the Schedule within the specified deadline as
required by the Authority;
· Operation without authorisation; and
· Failure to comply with any permit condition
or any lawful order issued by the Authority.
You are kindly invited to submit
any feedback, through any of the following channels:
By post –
The Director of Environment
Daily Penalty Regulations
For further information,
one can contact ERA on 2292 3500. Submissions must be sent by not later than Monday 1st May 2017.
We thank you in advance for your input.
Consultation on draft Daily Penalty Regulations, 2017 - English versionConsultation on draft Daily Penalty Regulations, 2017 - Maltese version