(1) The regulations may require any participant in the biobanking scheme to pay to the Minister a contribution towards the following:(a) the costs of management and administration of the scheme (including payment for services provided by any person or body exercising functions under the scheme),(b) the costs of ensuring compliance with the scheme,(c) any other costs relating to the scheme.(2) The amount of the contribution (or the manner in which it is to be calculated) and other matters concerning its payment are to be set out in the regulations.(3) The contribution is recoverable by the Minister as a debt in a court of competent jurisdiction.(4) The regulations may authorise the payment of the contribution by instalments. If an instalment is not paid by the due date, the balance then becomes due and payable (together with any interest or penalty (or both) that the regulations require to be paid in respect of a late payment).(5) The regulations may:(a) exempt any person or class of persons from payment of a contribution referred to in this section, and(b) authorise the Minister to waive payment, or extend the time for payment, of a contribution, or part of a contribution, or any interest or penalty payable under this section.(6) In this section:
participant in the biobanking scheme means any of the following persons:(a) the owner of a biobank site,(b) the holder of a biodiversity credit,(c) a person who applies for a biobanking statement, a person who owns the land on which development described in a biobanking statement may be carried out or a person entitled to act on a development consent or approval under the Planning Act given in relation to a development described in a biobanking statement,(d) a person accredited as a conservation broker under the regulations.(7) For the purposes of this section, the Minister or Director-General is not considered to be a participant in the biobanking scheme in respect of any thing done on behalf of the Crown.