Pest management statutory instrument
Effective from: 29 May 2020
Posted: 4 June 2020
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
- The statutory time limit under section 22 of the Pest Management Act 2001 to decide applications for licences is modified as follows:
- 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;
- Section 23 applies in relation to the application as if –
- The reference to 60 days in section 23(6), paragraph (a) of the definition of final consideration day, were a reference to 90 days;
- 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
- The reference to 60 days in section 23(6) paragraph (c) of the definition of final consideration day, were a reference to 90 days.
- 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.
- This statutory instrument expires on 31 December 2020, unless it is revoked or replaced.
Dr John Wakefield PSM
4 June 2020
Published on the Queensland Health website 4 June 2020 at 2:15 pm