(a) a person who proposes to take a controlled action or is the designated proponent of an action is required or requested under this Chapter to do something; and
(b) the person does not do the thing within a period that the Minister believes is a reasonable period;
the Minister may give the person a written notice inviting the person to satisfy the Minister within a specified reasonable period that assessment of the action should continue or that the Minister should make a decision about approving the action.
Note: Sections 28A and 29 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 explain how documents may be served and when they are taken to be served.
(2) If, by the end of the specified period, the person fails to satisfy the Minister that assessment of the action should continue or that the Minister should make a decision about approving the action, the Minister may declare in writing that this Chapter no longer applies to the action.
(3) This Chapter (apart from this section) ceases to apply in relation to the action on the date specified in the declaration. The Minister must not specify a date earlier than the date of making of the declaration.
(4) The Minister must:
(a) give a copy of the declaration to the person and to the Secretary; and
(b) publish the declaration in accordance with the regulations.