Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
295Z Environmental monitoring levies
(1) The regulations may require a specified licence holder, or a specified class of licence holders, to pay to the EPA a contribution towards the costs of environmental monitoring programs (referred to in this Part as an environmental monitoring levy).
(2) The amount of the environmental monitoring levy (or the manner in which it is to be calculated) and other matters concerning its payment, including interest payable for late payment, are to be set out in the regulations.
(3) An environmental monitoring levy is recoverable by the EPA as a debt in a court of competent jurisdiction.
(4) For the purposes of this Part, the costs of environmental monitoring programs include:
(a) the costs of investigating the need for, and the development, implementation, operation and administration of, environmental monitoring programs (including any costs incurred by the EPA before the commencement of this Part), and
(b) payments by the EPA for services provided by a person or body exercising functions in relation to environmental monitoring programs on behalf of the EPA.