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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 15 November 2019 to date (accessed 28 February 2020 at 11:38)
4.15 Scientific Committee’s final determination
(1) The Scientific Committee must either accept or reject a proposal for listing a species or ecological community and must give reasons for its determination.(2) The reasons for a determination are to include reference to such of the criteria for listing as may be relevant to the determination.(3) The final determination of the Scientific Committee may differ from its preliminary determination on the matter.(4) In a case involving a nomination, the Scientific Committee must make a final determination within 6 months (or, with the approval of the Minister, within a further 2 years) after the closing date for making submissions to the Scientific Committee about its preliminary determination on the matter.(5) Failure to make a final determination within the period required by this section does not affect the validity of the determination.