Contents (1979 - 13)
Coastal Protection Act 1979 No 13
11 Offence relating to authorised officers and exercise of functions under Act
(1) A person who, without lawful excuse, neglects or fails to comply with a requirement made of the person under this Act is guilty of an offence.(2) A person who furnishes any information or does any other thing in purported compliance with a requirement made under this Act, knowing that it is false or misleading in a material respect is guilty of an offence.(3) A person who wilfully delays, threatens, intimidates or obstructs an authorised officer in the exercise of the authorised officer’s powers under this Act is guilty of an offence.(4) A person who interferes with, damages or destroys or does any act which may tend to interfere with, damage or destroy any vehicle, vessel, asset or equipment which is used in relation to the exercise of a function by an authorised officer under this Act is guilty of an offence.(5) A person who impersonates an authorised officer is guilty of an offence.Maximum penalty:(a) in the case of a corporation—500 penalty units and, in the case of a continuing offence, a further penalty of 50 penalty units for each day the offence continues, or(b) in the case of an individual—100 penalty units and, in the case of a continuing offence, a further penalty of 10 penalty units for each day the offence continues.