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(1) The owner of a dam or the operator of a dam shall not alter that dam or alter the operation of that dam with an intention to decommission the dam, unless the owner or operator holds a Decommissioning Licence granted by the Commission.

(2) The owner of a dam or the operator of a dam may apply to the Commission for a Decommissioning Licence by completing the application form set out in the Sixth Schedule and submitting the form to the Commission together with

(a) general details of the decommissioning project;

(b) engineering drawings indicating:

(i) the location of the dam;

(ii) the contour plan of the reservoir;

(iii) the proposed changes to the hydraulic components of the dam to release water that could be dammed up by the remaining structure;

(iv) the proposed structural changes to the dam;

(v) works required to deal with sediments deposited in the reservoir; and

(vi) disposal sites for materials removed from the dam during the decommissioning of the dam; and

(c) other information determined by the Commission.

(3) The owner of the dam or the operator of the dam shall, in addition to the information submitted under sub-regulation (2), submit to the Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency, a social and environmental impact assessment report in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 1999 (L. I. 1652).

(4) Despite sub-regulations (2) and (3), the Dam Safety Officer may as a result of new information available to the Commission at the date of submitting an application, require an applicant to provide  further information on the dam as the Commission considers appropriate.

(5) The Dam Safety Officer shall, in writing, acknowledge receipt of an application within fifteen days from the date of receipt of the application.

(6) A person who contravenes sub-regulation (1) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than five hundred penalty units and not more than seven hundred and fifty penalty units or to a term of imprisonment of not less than one year and not more than two years or to both the fine and the imprisonment.