(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Governor-General may from time to time, on the recommendation of the Minister, by Order in Council, make regulations—
(2) The Minister shall not recommend the making of any regulations without first consulting all persons and organisations the Minister thinks appropriate, having regard to the regulations' content.
(3) The Minister, before recommending the making of any regulations relating to hazardous substances or new organisms, must consult the Environmental Protection Authority established by section 7 of the Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011 about the contents of such regulations, and shall take into account any submissions made by that Authority.
Section 21(1)(a)(iv): added, on 5 May 2003, by section 15 of the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 86).
Section 21(3): brought into force for all other purposes, on 2 July 2001, by clause 2 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act Commencement Order (No 2) 2001 (SR 2001/171).
Section 21(3): added for those items relating to new organisms, on 29 July 1998, by section 149 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (1996 No 30).
Section 21(3): amended, on 1 July 2011, by section 53(1) of the Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011 (2011 No 14).