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Notice in an unexpected situation

    (1)     This regulation applies to the following situations (an "unexpected situation")—

        (a)     a sudden, unexpected event, including work required by non-routine failures of equipment, that may result in persons being exposed to airborne asbestos fibres; or

        (b)     an unexpected breakdown of an essential service (including gas, water, sewerage, electricity and telecommunications) that requires immediate rectification to enable continuance of that service.

    (2)     In an unexpected situation, the asbestos removal licence holder must, not later than 24 hours after commencing asbestos removal work, notify the Authority of the removal work in accordance with subregulation (3).

Penalty:     60 penalty units for a natural person;

300 penalty units for a body corporate.

    (3)     A notice under subregulation (2) must be in writing and include the information in Schedule 13.

    (4)     If any change occurs to any information provided at any time by the asbestos removal licence holder to the Authority in relation to the notice of a matter that is ongoing (whether in notifying the matter, under this regulation or in any other circumstance), the asbestos removal licence holder must advise the Authority in writing of that change as soon as reasonably possible after the licence holder becomes aware that the change has occurred.

Penalty:     60 penalty units for a natural person;

300 penalty units for a body corporate.

    (5)     Subregulation (4) does not apply in relation to a change of supervisor.

    (6)     The Authority may vary the notice requirements under this regulation by including a specific condition in a licence with respect to the notice.

Subdivision 7—Duties to inform

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