Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
Current version for 1 January 2015 to date (accessed 1 February 2015 at 01:37)

52   Commencement of licensing requirements

(1)  If, because of the enactment or the amendment or replacement of Schedule 1, it would become necessary for a person to be authorised by a licence to continue to carry out any work or activity, a licence is not required until the later of the following:
(a)  the end of the prescribed period after the commencement of Schedule 1 or of the amendment or replacement,
(b)  the relevant licence application (if any) made before the end of that period by the person has been finally determined.
(2)  The regulations may make provision excluding the issue of the licence from the application of Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
(3)  This section does not apply to any work or activity for which a licence or approval was required, under an Act repealed by this Act, immediately before its repeal.
Note. Schedule 5 makes provision for licences under an Act repealed by this Act to be taken to be licences issued under this Act.
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