(1) If any activity is undertaken by any person exercising emergency powers during a state of emergency declared under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, the provisions of sections 9, 12, 13, 14, and 15 do not apply to any activity undertaken by or on behalf of that person to remove the cause of, or mitigate any actual or adverse effect of, the emergency.
(2) If an activity is undertaken to which subsection (1) applies, the person who authorised the activity must advise the appropriate consent authority, within 7 days, that the activity has been undertaken.
(3) If such an activity, but for this section, would contravene any of sections 9, 12, 13, 14, and 15 and the adverse effects of the activity continue, the person who authorised the activity must apply in writing to the appropriate consent authority for any necessary resource consents required in respect of the activity, within 20 working days of the notification under subsection (2).
(4) If the application is made within the time stated in subsection (3), the activity may continue until the application for a resource consent and any appeals have been finally determined.
(5) A person does not commit an offence under section 338(1)(a) by acting in accordance with this section.
Section 330B: inserted, on 1 December 2002, by section 117 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 (2002 No 33).