At any time, any person or the chief executive of the EPA may request the EPA to decide whether there are grounds to reassess a containment approval or a conditional release approval. The EPA may decide to undertake a reassessment if significant new information relating to the effects of the organism or information showing a significant change in the use or quality of the organism has become available. 2367
If the EPA decides grounds exist for a reassessment, the procedures applying to an application apply to the reassessment with any necessary modifications. 2368
Reassessment may result in more relaxed controls, more stringent controls or the decline of an approval. No compensation is available if a reassessment results in new controls or results in the decline of an approval.
If an approval is declined on reassessment the EPA may require the owner of any organisms already in New Zealand to dispose of them.
Section 62 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
Section 63 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
Section 65 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
Section 67 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
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