14. Steps to be taken by inspector when orchard infected
(1) Whenever an inspector is satisfied that disease exists on any orchard, land, or premises he may by requisition to the owner and occupier or either of them require them or him to do whatever is necessary in order to eradicate such disease from such orchard, land, or premises and to prevent the spread thereof, and the requisition may specify any particular steps which the inspector requires to be taken.
(2) Such requisition may name a time by which the doing of anything thereby required shall be commenced and a time within which it shall be completed.
(3) The owner and occupier, jointly or severally, or the owner or occupier, as the case may be, shall be responsible for due compliance with the requisition, and shall do everything thereby required to be done.
Penalty: $5 000.
(4) In case of any default in compliance with the terms of the requisition, any inspector may do or cause to be done all such things as may be necessary in order to carry the terms of the requisition completely into effect, and the expenses incurred in and about so doing shall be recoverable from the person or persons guilty of the default.
[Section 14 4 amended by No. 22 of 1966 s. 7; No. 55 of 1981 s. 12; No. 51 of 1984 s. 14.]