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Appendix 1: Further information requests

"92. Further information may be requested

  1. A consent authority may send a written notice requesting the applicant to provide further information relating to the application.
  2. Any notice under subsection (1) shall only be made if it -
    1. is necessary to understand the nature of any potential adverse effect on the environment; and
    2. (b) it contains the authority's reasons for the request.
  3. A consent authority may commission any person to prepare a report on an application if -
    1. the authority considers on reasonable grounds that-
      1. the activity for which the resource consent is sought will have a more than minor effect on the environment; and
      2. the report is necessary for the purpose of understanding the nature of the more than minor effect on the environment; and
    2. the notification contains the authority's reasons for the request."

"92A. Responses to request

  1. An applicant who receives a request under section 92 may:
    1. provide the information to the consent authority; or
    2. tell the consent authority that the applicant refuses to provide the information."
  • Section 88B remains (processing provisions from which periods described in section 88C are excluded)."

"88C. Description of excluded periods

  1. The period that must be excluded from the provisions listed in section 88B is the period -
    1. starting with the date the first request under section 92 is received by the applicant; and
    2. ending with the date on which -
      1. the written information provided by the applicant is received by the consent authority; or
      2. the applicant tells the consent authority in a written notice that the applicant refuses to provide the information, including the applicant's reasons for the refusal."