Offshore Minerals Act 1999 No 42
371 Minister may ask for samples
(1) The Minister may ask a person to produce a sample taken from the
seabed or subsoil in coastal waters if:
(a) the sample is relevant to the operation of this Act,
(b) the Minister has reasonable grounds for believing that the person
is able to produce the sample.
Note. The person must comply with the request (see section
(2) The Minister may ask the person to give the sample to:
(a) the Minister, or
(b) an inspector nominated by the Minister.
(3) The request:
(a) must be made by written notice given to the person,
(b) must specify the person to whom, and the address at which, the
sample is to be given, and
(c) must specify:
(i) the period within which the sample is to be given,
(ii) the day on which and the time at which the sample is to be
(4) The regulations may provide for the manner in which the Minister
or inspector is to deal with the sample.
(5) Without limiting subsection (4), the regulations may authorise the
Minister or inspector to test or analyse the