Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
295ZC Conduct of health risk analysis
(1) If the EPA reasonably suspects that a pollution incident has
occurred or is occurring, the EPA may request that the Chief Health Officer of
the Ministry of Health undertake an analysis of the risk created by that
incident to the health of any person or group of
(2) The Chief Health Officer may undertake such an
(3) If such an analysis is undertaken, the Director-General of the
Ministry of Health may, by notice in writing, require any or all of the
relevant persons in relation to the pollution incident to pay any or all of
the reasonable costs and expenses incurred by the Chief Health Officer in
connection with that analysis.
(4) The Chief Health Officer may make use of the staff or facilities
of the Ministry of Health, or engage agents or consultants, for the purposes
of carrying out an analysis under this section.