—(1) The Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint any person to be the Director-General of Environmental Protection who shall be responsible for the administration of this Act and any other written law, subject to the general or special directions of the Minister.
(2) The Director-General may in writing appoint any public officer or any officer of the Agency or of any statutory authority or any member or employee of any Town Council to be an authorised officer for the purposes of this Act.
(3) The Director-General may, with the approval of the Minister, delegate the exercise of all or any of the powers conferred or duties imposed upon him by this Act to any authorised officer, subject to such conditions or limitations as the Director-General may specify.
4. Any authorised officer who is generally or specially authorised under section 3(2) to perform or exercise all or any of the functions, duties or powers which are imposed or conferred by this Act upon the Director-General shall be deemed to be a public servant for the purposes of the Penal Code (Cap. 224).
—(1) No liability shall lie against the Agency or any authorised officer by reason of the fact that —
any works are carried out in accordance with the provisions of this Act; or
such works or plans of the works are subject to inspection, approval or certification by the Director-General or an authorised officer.
(2) Nothing in this Act shall make it obligatory for the Director-General or any authorised officer to inspect any building or works or the site of any proposed works to ascertain whether the provisions of this Act are complied with or whether any plans, certificates, reports, notices or other documents submitted to him are accurate.
(3) No matter or thing done by the Director-General or by any authorised officer shall, if it were done in good faith for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, subject him or such person personally to any action, liability, claim or demand whatsoever.
(4) Where the Director-General or any authorised officer provides any information to any person in respect of any building or works by electronic or other means, neither the Agency, the Director-General nor any authorised officer shall be liable for any loss or damage suffered by any person by reason of any error or omission of whatever nature or howsoever caused, including any defect or breakdown in the equipment used for providing the information, if such error or omission is made in good faith and in the ordinary course of duties of the Director-General or authorised officer.