Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
Current version for 1 November 2014 to date (accessed 24 November 2014 at 05:40)

17   Public consultation on draft PEP and impact statement

(1)  Before a policy is made, the EPA must publish a notice:
(a)  stating how copies of the draft policy and the impact statement may be obtained, and
(b)  inviting submissions to the EPA on the draft policy, or on the impact statement, within a specified period.

The notice must be published at least 30 days after the day on which section 15 (2) has been fully complied with.

(2)  The notice must:
(a)  be published in the Gazette, and
(b)  also be published, on at least 2 occasions, in a newspaper circulating in the State, and
(c)  if it is intended that the policy will specifically affect only a particular region of the State—also be published, on at least 2 occasions, in a newspaper circulating in the region.
(3)  The period specified in the notice must end not less than 3 months after the day on which subsection (2) has been fully complied with.
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