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Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
Current version for 5 July 2019 to date (accessed 6 December 2019 at 14:29)
General defence for tier 1 offences
It is a defence in any proceedings against a person for an offence under this Part if the person establishes:that the commission of the offence was due to causes over which the person had no control, andthat the person took reasonable precautions and exercised due diligence to prevent the commission of the offence.