(1) The holder of a substance authority may apply (a
"renewal application" ) to the chief executive to renew the authority unless the authority states it must not be renewed.
(2) The renewal application must—(a) be made to the chief executive; and(b) be in the approved form; and(c) be accompanied by the fee prescribed by regulation; and(d) be made within the period starting 90 days before the term of the substance authority ends.
(3) Despite subsection (2) (d) , the chief executive may accept a renewal application for a substance authority made within 30 days after the term of the authority ends if the chief executive is satisfied it is reasonable to accept the application in the circumstances.
(4) If the chief executive accepts the renewal application, the substance authority is taken to have authorised the carrying out of the regulated activity with the regulated substance stated in the authority for the period between—(a) the day the authority ended; and(b) the day the chief executive accepted the application.Note—See section 85 about a substance authority being in force while a renewal application is considered.