Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
20 Submission of draft PEP to Minister
(1) Having completed all the steps required by this Part in relation
to a draft policy, the EPA:
(a) in the case of a draft policy that the Minister has, under Part
2.2, directed the EPA to prepare—must submit a copy of the draft policy
to the Minister with a recommendation as to whether or not it be made,
(b) in the case of a draft policy that is not the subject of such a
direction—may submit a copy of the draft policy to the Minister with a
recommendation that it be made.
(2) The copy of a draft policy submitted to the Minister under this
section is to be accompanied by a report by the EPA about all relevant
submissions made in accordance with this Part and any consultation undertaken
by the EPA in connection with the draft policy.