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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 20 September 2019 at 15:39)
4.13 Scientific Committee’s preliminary determination (except for proposals by other jurisdictions under common assessment method)
(1) The Scientific Committee is to make a preliminary determination as to whether a proposal to list a species or ecological community should be supported or not supported.(2) A preliminary determination is not required in the case of a proposed assessment for listing by the Commonwealth or another State or Territory under a common assessment method agreed between the Commonwealth, States and Territories.(3) As soon as possible after making a preliminary determination, the Scientific Committee must:(a) in a case involving a nomination, notify the person who made the nomination and the Environment Agency Head, and(b) in a case of a proposal raised on its own initiative or in response to a request from the Minister, notify the Minister and the Environment Agency Head, and(c) publish notice of, and invite submissions on, its preliminary determination in accordance with any requirements of the regulations.(4) The Scientific Committee is to consider written submissions duly received by it in accordance with the published notice.