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Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
Current version for 20 December 2019 to date (accessed 20 February 2020 at 09:54)
(1) The purpose of this section is to enable a regulatory authority to recover the administrative costs of preparing and giving clean-up notices.(2) A person who is given a clean-up notice by a regulatory authority must within 30 days pay the prescribed fee to the authority.(3) The regulatory authority may—(a) extend the time for payment of the fee, on the application of a person to whom subsection (2) applies, or(b) waive payment of the whole or any part of the fee, on the authority’s own initiative or on the application of a person to whom subsection (2) applies.(4) A person who does not pay the fee within the time provided under this section is guilty of an offence.Maximum penalty—200 penalty units.Note.Section 110 (5) provides that a fee is not payable for the variation of an environment protection notice under this Chapter.