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FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND ACT 1991 - SECT 23

Application guidelines

Authority may make guidelines

             (1)  The Authority may, by legislative instrument, make guidelines:

                     (a)  specifying the form in which applications for the development of a food regulatory measure, or the variation of a food regulatory measure, are to be made; and

                     (b)  specifying the information, or the kinds of information, to be included with such applications; and

                     (c)  specifying any thing, or kind of thing, to be included with such applications.

Note 1:       Section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the guidelines: see subsection 44(1) of that Act.

Note 2:       Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the guidelines: see subsection 54(1) of that Act.

             (2)  The Authority may only specify information, or kinds of information, under paragraph (1)(b) in relation to an application if the inclusion of that information, or information of those kinds:

                     (a)  would enable the Authority to assess the application and develop the relevant food regulatory measure, or the relevant variation of a food regulatory measure; or

                     (b)  would enable the Authority to determine whether a charge under section 146 is payable to the Authority in relation to the application.

             (3)  The Authority may only specify a thing, or a kind of thing, under paragraph (1)(c) in relation to an application, if the inclusion of that thing, or things of those kinds, would enable the Authority to assess the application and develop the relevant food regulatory measure, or the relevant variation of a food regulatory measure.



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