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Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 15 July 2020 at 17:51)
142B Defence of authority conferred by regulation
(1) The regulations may, for the purposes of this Division, regulate the carrying out of an activity that pollutes land.(2) It is a defence in proceedings for an offence under this Division if the person establishes that—(a) the pollution resulted from an activity regulated by such a regulation, and(b) the requirements of that regulation were not contravened.