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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 10:37)
(1) The purpose of this section is to enable a regulatory authority to recover the administrative costs of preparing and giving prevention notices.(2) A person who is given a prevention 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) The fee is not payable during the currency of an appeal against the prevention notice.(5) If the decision of the Court on an appeal does not invalidate the prevention notice, the fee is payable within 30 days of the decision.(6) 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.