Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
Historical version for 27 March 2009 to 30 April 2009 (accessed 4 August 2020 at 15:48) Current version
Part 14 Division 2 Clause 231
231   Director-General may make requirements concerning preparation of environmental impact statements
(cf clause 85 of EP&A Regulation 1994)
(1)  For the purposes of section 112 of the Act, the prescribed manner in which an environmental impact statement under that section is to be prepared is as follows:
(a)  the proponent responsible for preparing the statement must consult with the Director-General, and have regard to the Director-General’s requirements concerning:
(i)  the form and content of the statement, and
(ii)  the availability of the statement for public comment,
(b)  for the purposes of the consultation, the proponent must give the Director-General written particulars of the location, nature and scale of the activity,
(c)  written notice of the Director-General’s requirements must be given to the proponent within 28 days after the consultations are completed or within such further time as is agreed between the Director-General and the proponent,
(d)  written notice of the Director-General’s requirements must also be given to the relevant determining authority at the same time as it is given to the proponent,
(e)  if the environmental impact statement is not exhibited within 2 years after the notice is given, the applicant must consult further with the Director-General in relation to the preparation of the statement.
(2)  For the purposes of subclause (1), any requirements outstanding under clause 85 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 1994 immediately before 1 January 2001 are taken to have been notified on 1 January 2001.
(3)  The Director-General may waive the requirement for consultation under this clause in relation to any particular activity or any particular kind of activity.