Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009
73 Approved mechanics
(1) An individual may apply to the EPA for an approval to carry out tests or inspections.(2) The application must—(a) be made in the manner and form approved by the EPA, and(b) be supported by any information required by the EPA.(3) In order to determine the suitability of an applicant, the EPA may require the applicant to furnish to the EPA, within a specified time, any further particulars that the EPA considers necessary.(4) The EPA is to determine an application under this clause by granting or refusing to grant the application.(5) The EPA may refuse to grant the application if, in its opinion, the individual is not a fit and proper person to carry out tests or inspections. This subclause does not limit the grounds on which the EPA may refuse to grant the application.(6) The EPA must give notice in writing of the determination of the application to the applicant, including, if the application is granted, notice of the date from which the approval takes effect and any conditions to which the approval is subject.(7) An approval under this clause—(a) applies to tests or inspections generally or to tests or inspections of the class or classes of motor vehicles specified in the approval, and(b) remains in force until it is surrendered, suspended or revoked, and(c) is to be given in the manner and in the form approved by the EPA, and(d) may be given unconditionally or subject to such conditions as the EPA considers appropriate.(8) A person must not hold himself or herself out as a person authorised to carry out tests or inspections, or issue a vehicle inspection report in relation to any such test or inspection, unless the person is an approved mechanic.Maximum penalty—(a) in the case of a corporation—200 penalty units, or(b) in the case of an individual—100 penalty units.