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Contents (2000 - 92)
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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 18 September 2019 at 23:48)
Chapter 7 Part 4 Division 2
Division 2 Provisions relating to access licences
362A   Joint owners
(1)  If an access licence is co-held by two or more co-holders, those co-holders are jointly and severally liable to the Minister for the fees, charges and civil penalties relating to the licence, but as between themselves each are only liable for such part of those fees, charges and civil penalties as is proportionate to his or her interest in the licence.
(2)  If any of those co-holders pays to the Minister more than his or her proportionate part, he or she may recover the excess by way of contribution from the others.
362B   Certificate as to charges outstanding in relation to access licences
(1)  The Minister may, in relation to any access licence, issue a certificate to the effect that, as at the date on which the certificate is issued:
(a)  a specified amount is payable in relation to the access licence pursuant to fees, charges and civil penalties imposed under this Act, or
(b)  no amount is so payable.
(2)  Such a certificate is conclusive proof that, as at the date on which it was issued, no amounts were payable in respect of the access licence other than such amounts as are specified in the certificate.
362C   Unpaid fees, charges and civil penalties
(1)  Any civil penalty imposed by the Minister under this Act that remains unpaid is recoverable in any court of competent jurisdiction as a debt due to the Crown.
(2)  If a fee, charge or civil penalty imposed by the Minister under this Act relates to an access licence, the fee, charge or civil penalty may be recovered from the holder of the licence who incurred the fee, charge or penalty or the holder of the licence for the time being.
(3)  Despite subsection (2), if a person surrenders an access licence, any fee, charge or civil penalty imposed by the Minister under this Act that relates to the licence may be recovered from that person.