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Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
Historical version for 1 March 2018 to 15 March 2018 (accessed 27 January 2020 at 23:36) Current version
Part 14 Division 9
Division 9 Special provisions relating to electricity distributors and transmission operators
244J   Definitions
In this Division:
activity for the purposes of a transacted electricity transmission or distribution network includes activities (within the meaning of Part 5 of the Act) for any one or more of the following purposes:
(a)  development for the purposes of the construction, maintenance or operation of a transacted electricity transmission or distribution network,
(b)  geotechnical investigations relating to a transacted electricity transmission or distribution network,
(c)  environmental management and pollution control relating to a transacted electricity transmission or distribution network,
(d)  access for the purpose of the construction, maintenance or operation of a transacted electricity transmission or distribution network,
(e)  temporary construction sites and storage areas, including temporary batching plants, the storage of plant and equipment and the stockpiling of excavated material.
approved Code means a Code approved by the Minister under this Division.
authorised network operator means an authorised network operator under the Electricity Network Assets (Authorised Transactions) Act 2015.
electricity transmission or distribution network has the same meaning as it has in Division 5 of Part 3 of State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007.
transacted electricity transmission or distribution network means a transacted distribution system or transacted transmission system under the Electricity Network Assets (Authorised Transactions) Act 2015.
244K   Approved Code
(1)  An approved Code may make provision for or with respect to the exercise by an authorised network operator of its functions under section 5.5 of the Act in respect of an activity for the purposes of a transacted electricity transmission or distribution network.
(2)  An approved Code is not to apply to activities for the purposes of a transacted electricity transmission or distribution network for which the operator is required under Part 5 of the Act to furnish or obtain an environmental impact statement.
(3)  Without limitation, an approved Code may include provision for or with respect to any of the matters listed in section 5.6 (2) of the Act.
(4)  An approved Code may specify the period for which the approved Code is in force.
(5)  The Minister may by notice in writing to an authorised network operator exempt a specified activity of the operator from the operation of an approved Code. Such an exemption may be made subject to conditions and may be revoked or varied at any time by notice in writing to the operator.
244L   Procedure for approval of Code
(1)  The Minister may approve a Code for the purposes of this Division and may vary or revoke an approved Code.
(2)  An approval of a Code, or a variation or revocation of an approved Code, takes effect when notice of it is published in the Gazette or on such later date as is specified in the approval, variation or revocation.
(3)  The Minister must, before varying or revoking a Code or approving a Code as a replacement for an existing Code, give each authorised network operator who will be affected by it notice of the proposal and an opportunity to make submissions on the proposal. The Minister must take into account any submission made by an authorised network operator within 20 business days after the operator was given notice of the proposal.