Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000

12 Term of strategy

(1)

Subject to subsection (4), a strategy comes into force on the day after the date on which it is first published under section 17 and continues in force for a term of 5 years from that date.

(2)

The Minister must, at least 6 months before the end of the term of a strategy, determine whether or not the strategy needs to be replaced by a new strategy.

(3)

If the Minister determines that the strategy should be replaced, the Minister must, as soon as practicable,—

(a)

give public notification that the determination has been made; and

(b)

ensure that a replacement strategy is prepared and issued in accordance with the procedure specified in sections 13 to 17.

(4)

If the Minister determines that the strategy does not need to be replaced, the strategy continues in force for a term of 5 years beginning with the expiry of the immediately preceding term of the strategy.