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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 10 December 2018 to date (accessed 24 January 2019 at 22:27)
6.6 Miscellaneous provisions relating to biodiversity offsets scheme
(1) The Minister, the Environment Agency Head, the Biodiversity Conservation Trust and other public authorities may participate in the biodiversity offsets scheme, including by purchasing, holding, transferring and retiring biodiversity credits.(2) The regulations may make further provision for or with respect to the biodiversity offsets scheme, including making provision:(a) for the retirement of biodiversity credits, and(b) for arrangements between participants in the biodiversity offsets scheme or between those participants and other persons in connection with the scheme, and(c) for the resolution of disputes arising in connection with the operation of the scheme, and(d) for the provision of information by authorities or other persons involved in the administration or operation of the scheme.(3) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to conservation brokers, being persons who provide or offer to provide any of the following services (whether or not for fee or reward):(a) the identification of potential biodiversity stewardship sites or management actions,(b) the negotiation of a biodiversity stewardship agreement on behalf of a land owner,(c) assistance with buying or selling biodiversity credits,(d) any other related service in connection with the biodiversity offsets scheme.