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Pest management statutory instrument

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Effective from: 29 May 2020

Posted: 4 June 2020

STATUTORY INSTRUMENT

Section 12(5)(a), COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020

Modification of statutory time limit under sections 22 and 23, Pest Management Act 2001

This statutory instrument is made under section 12(5)(a) of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020.

I, Dr John Wakefield PSM, chief executive of Queensland Health, am satisfied that this statutory instrument is necessary to achieve a purpose of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, namely to facilitate the continuance of public administration, judicial process, small business and other activities disrupted by the COVID-19 emergency, including by easing regulatory requirements.

MODIFICATION OF STATUTORY TIME LIMIT

  1. The statutory time limit under section 22 of the Pest Management Act 2001 to decide applications for licences is modified as follows:
    1. Section 22 applies in relation to an application for a pest management licence as if each reference in the section to 60 days were a reference to 90 days;
    2. Section 23 applies in relation to the application as if –
      1. The reference to 60 days in section 23(6), paragraph (a) of the definition of final consideration day, were a reference to 90 days;
      2. The reference to 60 days in section 23(6) paragraph (b) of the definition of final consideration day, were a reference to 90 days; and
      3. The reference to 60 days in section 23(6) paragraph (c) of the definition of final consideration day, were a reference to 90 days.
  2. Any period extended under this statutory instrument that would, but for this clause, end on a day that is after 31 December 2020, is taken to end on 31 December 2020.
  3. This statutory instrument expires on 31 December 2020, unless it is revoked or replaced.

Dr John Wakefield PSM
Director-General

4 June 2020

Published on the Queensland Health website 4 June 2020 at 2:15 pm

Last updated: 5 June 2020