This Act imposes a duty upon every landholder to take appropriate measures to prevent soil loss or deterioration or to mitigate the same where it has occurred. Where a breach of said duty occurs, the landholder may be served with a notice directing him or her to take remedial action within a specified time – usually 30 days. If the landholder fails to comply with the directions given in the notice, a person authorised by the local authority may enter upon the land and take remedial action at the landholder’s expense. If the local authority does not take appropriate actions then the Minister can appoint an officer with the authority to do so. The legislation also provides appeal and dispute settlement mechanisms.

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