Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 5 July 2020 at 20:38)
Chapter 5 Part 5.2 Section 117
117   Emission of ozone depleting substances
(1)  If a person wilfully or negligently causes any controlled substance (within the meaning of the Ozone Protection Act 1989) to be emitted into the atmosphere in contravention of the regulations under that Act and in a manner that harms or is likely to harm the environment—
(a)  the person, and
(b)  if the person is not the owner of the substance, the owner,
are each guilty of an offence.
 An offence against subsection (1) committed by a corporation is an offence attracting special executive liability for a director or other person involved in the management of the corporation—see section 169.
(2)  In this section—
owner of a substance includes, in relation to a substance that has been emitted into the atmosphere, the person who was the owner of the substance immediately before it was emitted.