Crown Minerals Act 1991

33D Annual review meeting for holders of Tier 1 permits

(1)

The chief executive may require the holder of a Tier 1 permit to attend, once in each permit year, a review meeting for the purposes of—

(a)

monitoring the permit holder’s progress against the work programme for the permit; and

(b)

providing an opportunity for discussion between the chief executive, the permit holder, the appropriate Minister (but only if the permit relates to Crown land), and any regulatory agency that the chief executive has invited to attend the meeting.

(2)

Without limiting subsection (1)(b), the chief executive must invite any regulatory agency that he or she thinks is likely to have regulatory oversight of the activities under the permit to attend a review meeting. However, the chief executive may limit the agency’s attendance at the meeting to only those parts of the meeting that are relevant to its oversight.

(3)

Unless otherwise agreed between the chief executive and a permit holder, a review meeting must be—

(a)

held on a date and at a place notified to the permit holder by the chief executive (which date must be at least 20 working days after the date of notification); and

(b)

attended by at least 1 representative of the permit operator who has sufficient seniority, expertise, and knowledge to enable full discussion of the work programme and conditions of the permit.

(4)

Any person other than those referred to in subsections (1) and (2) may attend a review meeting only with the consent of the permit holder.

Section 33D: inserted, on 24 May 2013, by section 26 of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 14).