Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
209 Power to seize articles (other than vehicles or vessels) to test for noise
(1) An authorised officer may take possession of an article (other than a vehicle or vessel) and take it to a place approved by the EPA for the purpose of measuring its noise level or its noise emission characteristics.
(2) An authorised officer who takes possession of an article under this section must provide the person from whom it is taken with a receipt that:
(a) specifies the make, model and serial number of the article, or any other information that will identify the article, and
(b) specifies the time and date of issue of the receipt, and
(c) specifies a date (being a date not more than 21 days after the date of issue) on or before which the article will be returned, and
(d) is signed by the authorised officer issuing it.
(3) The authorised officer must return the article to its owner, or to the person from whose possession it was taken, on or before the date specified in the receipt for its return.