(1) This section applies to the following applications—
(a) an application under section 287(1) for approval to carry on one or more key greenhouse gas operations under a greenhouse gas assessment permit;
(b) an application under section 329(1) for approval to carry on one or more key greenhouse gas operations under a greenhouse gas holding lease;
(c) an application under section 379 for the grant of a greenhouse gas injection licence;
(d) an application under section 392 for the grant of a greenhouse gas injection licence—
where either or both of the following are relevant to the Minister's decision on the application—
(e) the existence or non‑existence of a designated agreement;
(f) the terms of a designated agreement.
(2) The Minister may, by written notice given to the applicant, require the applicant to give to the Minister, within the period specified in the notice, a written report about negotiations, or attempts at negotiations, relating to—
(a) the entering into of the designated agreement; and
(b) the terms of the designated agreement.
(3) If the applicant breaches the requirement, the Minister may, by written notice given to the applicant—
(a) refuse to consider the application; or
(b) refuse to take any action, or any further action, in relation to the application.
(4) Subsection (3) has effect despite any provision of this Act that requires the Minister to—
(a) consider the application; or
(b) take any particular action in
relation to the application.
Part 3.9 —Variation, suspension and exemption
Division 1 —Variation, suspension and exemption decisions relating to greenhouse gas assessment permits, greenhouse gas holding leases and greenhouse gas injection licences