No. S 625
Environmental Protection and Management Act
(Chapter 94A)
Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) (Amendment) Regulations 2008
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 77(1) of the Environmental Protection and Management Act, the National Environment Agency, with the approval of the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2009.
New regulation 21A
2.  The Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) Regulations (Rg 6, 2008 Ed.) are amended by inserting, immediately after regulation 21, the following regulation:
Duty to provide information
21A.—(1)  Where a person who has used or caused or permitted a motor vehicle to be used on a road (referred to in this regulation as the offender) is alleged or is suspected to have committed an offence under regulation 21 —
(a)the owner of the motor vehicle shall, where required by the Director-General or any authorised officer, give such information as to the identity and address of the offender, and as to the driving licence held by the offender (if necessary); and
(b)any other person who was or should have been in charge of the motor vehicle shall, if so required under sub-paragraph (a), give any information which is in his power to give, and which may lead to the identification of the offender.
(2)  Any owner of a motor vehicle or any other person who fails to furnish the information required from him under paragraph (1)(a) or (b), as the case may be, within 7 days of the date on which the information was required from him shall be guilty of an offence unless he proves, to the satisfaction of the court, that he did not know and could not with reasonable diligence have ascertained the information required.
(3)  Any person who wilfully furnishes any false or misleading information under paragraph (1) shall be guilty of an offence.
(4)  The Director-General or any authorised officer may require any information to be furnished under paragraph (1) to be in writing signed by the person required to furnish such information.
(5)  In this regulation, “owner”, in relation to a motor vehicle, includes —
(a)every person who is the joint owner or part owner of the vehicle and any person who has the use of the vehicle under a hiring agreement or hire-purchase agreement but who is not the owner under any such agreement;
(b)the person in whose name the vehicle is registered except where the person has sold or otherwise disposed of the vehicle and has complied with the provisions of the rules applicable to him in regard to such sale or disposal; and
(c)in the case of a vehicle in respect of which a general licence is issued under section 28 of the Road Traffic Act (Cap. 276), the person to whom the general licence is issued.”.

Made this 21st day of November 2008.

National Environment Agency,
[NEA/LD/39/2 V.4; AG/LEG/SL/94A/2003/1 Vol. 2]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 77(3) of the Environmental Protection and Management Act).