Biosecurity Act 1993

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24 Review

(1)

A person consulted under section 23(3)(b) may raise with the Director-General the question of whether scientific evidence about which the person raised a significant concern received sufficient regard in the development of the standard.

(2)

The Director-General must ensure that there is a process to establish an independent review panel to review the question of whether scientific evidence about which a person has raised a significant concern received sufficient regard in the development of the standard.

(3)

The process must deal with—

(a)

the criteria for setting up the panel; and

(b)

how the Director-General will appoint the panel members, including the knowledge and experience that members must have; and

(c)

the procedures to be followed by—

(i)

a person consulted under section 23(3)(b); and

(ii)

the panel in undertaking its review; and

(d)

the reporting requirements for the panel.

(4)

If a panel reports to the Director-General, the Director-General must, as soon as reasonably practicable,—

(a)

take the panel’s findings and recommendations into account; and

(b)

determine the issue in dispute; and

(c)

give reasons for the determination.

Section 24: replaced, on 18 September 2012, by section 20 of the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 (2012 No 73).