360D Regulations that prohibit or remove certain rules

(1)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister but subject to subsection (2), make regulations to prohibit or remove specified rules or types of rules that would duplicate, overlap with, or deal with the same subject matter that is included in other legislation.

(2)

Subsection (1) does not apply to rules or types of rules that regulate the growing of crops that are genetically modified organisms.

(3)

In subsection (2), genetically modified organisms has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996.

(4)

Regulations made under this section may require that rules inconsistent with those regulations be withdrawn or amended—

(a)

to the extent necessary to remove the inconsistency; and

(b)

as soon as practicable after the date on which the regulations come into force; but

(c)

without using any of the processes under Schedule 1 for changing a plan or proposed plan.

(5)

If regulations include a requirement under subsection (4), their withdrawal or amendment must be publicly notified by the local authority not later than 5 working days after they have been withdrawn or amended.

(6)

Regulations made under this section—

(a)

may specify, in relation to a rule made before the commencement of the regulations,—

(i)

the extent to which a matter that the regulations apply to continues to have effect; or

(ii)

the period for which a matter that the regulations apply to continues to have effect; and

(b)

may apply—

(i)

generally; or

(ii)

to any specified district or region; or

(iii)

to any specified part of New Zealand.

(7)

Section 360(2) and (4) applies to regulations made under this section.

Section 360D: inserted, on 19 April 2017, by section 116 of the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 15).