43. Regulations prescribing national environmental standards –
(1) The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, make regulations, to be known as national environmental standards, that prescribe any or all of the following technical standards, methods, or requirements:
(a) standards for the matters referred to in section 9, [[section 11,]] section 12, section 13, section 14, or section 15, including, but not limited to –
(ii) water quality, level, or flow:
(iii) air quality:
(iv) soil quality in relation to the discharge of contaminants:
(b) standards for noise:
(c) standards, methods, or requirements for monitoring.
(2) The regulations may include:
(a) qualitative or quantitative standards:
(b) standards for any discharge or the ambient environment:
(c) methods for classifying a natural or physical resource:
(d) methods, processes, or technology to implement standards:
(e) exemptions from standards:
(f) transitional provisions for standards, methods, or requirements.
(3) Section 360(2) applies to all regulations made under this section.]