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WET TROPICS MANAGEMENT PLAN 1998 - REG 47

Authority may ask for more information

47 Authority may ask for more information

(1) The authority, by written notice (the
"initial notice" ), may ask the applicant for more information or documents relevant to deciding the application.
Examples of information or documents that may be requested—
• an environmental impact assessment for the proposed activity meeting stated terms of reference
• information about the nature, scale, duration and extent of the proposed activity
• information about whether there is a prudent and feasible alternative to the activity
• information about the effects that a proposed decision on the application may have for the community or a part of the community.
(2) The initial notice must state a reasonable period of at least 90 days for giving the information or documents.
(3) The authority may ask the applicant for an environmental impact assessment under this section only if it considers—
(a) the proposed activity might have an impact on the world heritage values and integrity of the area that is unacceptable under this plan; and
(b) having regard to the significance of the proposed activity, it would be reasonable to ask for the assessment.
(4) If the authority asks the applicant for an environmental impact assessment, the applicant may comply by giving a copy of an environmental impact assessment for the proposed activity prepared to comply with another law (an
"existing EIA" ).
(5) Subsection (6) applies if—
(a) the applicant gives the authority an environmental impact assessment, including an existing EIA; and
(b) the authority considers the assessment does not adequately address a matter relevant to deciding the application.
(6) The authority may, by written notice (the
"supplementary notice" ), ask the applicant to give the authority, within a stated period of at least 30 days, another environmental impact assessment, but only to address the matter stated in the supplementary notice.
(7) If the authority asks for and obtains an environmental impact assessment under subsection (6) , the authority may not ask for another assessment under this section.
(8) The authority may, by written notice (the
"extension notice" ) to the applicant, extend the period stated for giving information or documents in the initial notice or supplementary notice.
(9) The authority must not unreasonably refuse a request from the applicant for an extension mentioned in subsection (8) .
(10) If the applicant does not give the authority information or documents within the period required by the initial or supplementary notice, or if extended, the extension notice, the application lapses.



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