(1) On receiving a plan prepared under section 84AZU the Department Head must, in considering the plan—
(a) consult the Rehabilitation Authority; and
(b) in respect of the closure criteria for the plan, consult with the Crown land Minister and the Minister responsible for administering each of the following Acts—
(i) the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 ;
(ii) the Environment Protection Act 1970 ;
(iii) the Forests Act 1958 ;
(iv) the Land Act 1958 ;
(v) the National Parks Act 1975 ;
(vi) the Planning and Environment Act 1987 ;
(vii) the Water Act 1989 ;
(viii) the Wildlife Act 1975 ; and
(c) take into account any other prescribed matter; and
(d) follow any other prescribed process.
(2) The Department Head may, after considering the plan under subsection (1)—
(a) approve the plan; or
(b) require the changes to the plan specified in a notice to the declared mine licensee to be made before the plan will be approved; or
(c) refuse to approve the plan.
(3) After considering the plan, the Department Head must as soon as practicable—
(a) notify the declared mine licensee of the decision under subsection (2); and
(b) if the Department Head refuses to approve the plan under subsection (2)(c), provide reasons for the decision.
S. 84AZW inserted by No. 32/2019 s. 44.