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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 18 November 2019 at 10:30)
Biodiversity Stewardship Operations Account
There is to be established in the Special Deposits Account an account called the Biodiversity Stewardship Operations Account.Money in the account is under the control of the Minister.There is to be paid into the account:all contributions paid by participants in the biodiversity offsets scheme under this Division, andall fees payable by accredited persons for accreditation under the scheme established under section 6.10, andall costs or damages recovered in connection with enforcement action taken against an owner of a biodiversity stewardship site in respect of a failure to comply with a biodiversity stewardship agreement or a provision of or made under this Division, other than any amount that is payable to the Biodiversity Stewardship Payments Fund, andthe proceeds of investment of money in the account, andany money received by the Minister for the disposal of property related to the biodiversity offsets scheme that the regulations require to be paid into the account, andany other money appropriated by Parliament for the purposes of the account or required by this or any other Act or law to be paid into the account.There may be paid out of the account:the costs of the management and administration of the biodiversity offsets scheme, andthe costs of the accreditation of persons under the scheme established under section 6.10, andthe costs of ensuring compliance with the biodiversity offsets scheme, andsuch costs as the Minister directs to be paid from the account to an owner of a biodiversity stewardship site, andsuch costs as the Minister directs to be paid from the account in payment of the remuneration of the Fund Manager of the Biodiversity Stewardship Payments Fund, andsuch other costs relating to the biodiversity offsets scheme as the Minister directs to be paid out of the account.There may be paid out of the account to the Consolidated Fund any amount in the account that, in the opinion of the Minister, is in excess of the amounts required to meet the costs required to be paid out of the account.