(1) The Environment Protection Authority established under section 5(1) of the Environment Protection Act 1970 as in force immediately before the commencement day continues in existence in accordance with this Act.
(2) The Authority—
(a) is a body corporate with perpetual succession; and
(b) has an official seal; and
(c) may sue and be sued; and
(d) may acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property; and
(e) may do and suffer all acts and things that a body corporate may by law do and suffer.
(3) All courts must take judicial notice of the official seal of the Authority affixed to a document and, until the contrary is proved, must presume that it was duly affixed.
(4) The official seal of the Authority must—
(a) be kept in such custody as the Authority determines; and
(b) not be used except as authorised by the Authority.
(5) The Authority continues to be the same body despite the re-constitution of the body by this Act.
S. 5(6) inserted by No. 39/2018 s. 10, renumbered as s. 356(6) by No. 39/2018 s. 22.
(6) In this section—
"commencement day" means 1 July 2018.
S. 6 renumbered as s. 357 by No. 39/2018 s. 22.