(1) Before granting an authority to enter land under section 26AS, the Department Head must require the person to provide a security, of an amount and kind specified by the Department Head, against the risk of damage to the property of the owner or occupier of the land as a result of the person's entry on to, or activities on, the land.
(2) The Department Head—
(a) may use the security, or part of it, to compensate the owner or occupier for any damage resulting from that entry or those activities; and
(b) must return the balance of the security to the applicant no later than 30 days after the day on which the authority expires or is withdrawn.
S. 26AV inserted by No. 68/2014 s. 30.