Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 No 140
72 Evidence of analysts
(1) The EPA may, by instrument in writing, appoint appropriately
qualified persons to be analysts for the purposes of this
(2) A certificate of such an analyst stating the result of an analysis
or examination is admissible in evidence in any proceedings under this Act as
evidence of the facts stated in the certificate and the correctness of the
result of the analysis or examination.
(3) A certificate of such an analyst that a container containing a
sample was received at a specified laboratory and that the container was
sealed and signed by an authorised officer is admissible in evidence in any
proceedings under this Act as evidence of the facts stated in the certificate
and that the sample has not been tampered with since the authorised person
signed and sealed the container.
(4) For the purposes of this section, a document purporting to be a
certificate under this section is, unless the contrary is proved, to be taken
to be such a certificate.