(1) The agency may, in
a notice given to an applicant under section 17(3), require the applicant
to pay a deposit of a prescribed amount or at a prescribed rate on account of
the charges for dealing with the application.
(2) If the agency has
required an applicant to pay a deposit on account of the charges, the agency
has to, at the request of the applicant, discuss with the applicant
practicable alternatives for changing the application or reducing the
anticipated charges, including reduction of the charges if the applicant
waives, either conditionally or unconditionally, the need for compliance by
the agency with the time limit imposed by section 13(1).
(3) A notice under
subsection (1) requiring an applicant to pay a deposit has to give
details of —
name and designation of the person who calculated the charge; and
rights of review under this Act and the procedure to be followed to exercise
those rights; and
requirements of section 19(2)(b).
(4) Further advance
deposits may be required by the agency by written notice if the agency
considers they are necessary to meet the charges for dealing with the