(1) The territorial authority must continue to process the requirement and must comply with subsections (2) to (4).
(2) The territorial authority must prepare a report on the requirement within the longer of the following periods:
(a) the period that ends 20 working days after the date on which the period for submissions on the requirement closes:
(b) the period that ends 20 working days after the date on which the territorial authority makes its decision under section 198H(1).
(3) In the report, the territorial authority may—
(a) address issues that are set out in section 168A(3) or 189A(10) to the extent that they are relevant to the requirement; and
(b) suggest conditions that it considers should be imposed if the Environment Court confirms the requirement (with or without modifications).
(4) As soon as is reasonably practicable after the report is prepared, the territorial authority must provide a copy to every person who made a submission on the requirement.
Section 198J: inserted, on 1 October 2009, by section 119 of the Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 31).