(1) A service provider may apply to the Communications Access Co-ordinator for approval of a data retention implementation plan for one or more relevant services operated by the service provider.
(2) The plan must specify, in relation to each such service:
(a) an explanation of the current practices for keeping, and ensuring the confidentiality of, information and documents that section 187A would require to be kept, if the plan were not in force; and
(b) details of the interim arrangements that the service provider proposes to be implemented, while the plan is in force, for keeping, and ensuring the confidentiality of, such information and documents (to the extent that the information and documents will not be kept in compliance with section 187A (and sections 187BA and 187C )); and
(c) the day by which the service provider will comply with section 187A (and sections 187BA and 187C ) in relation to all such information and documents, except to the extent that any decisions under Division 3 apply.
(3) The day specified under paragraph (2)(c) must not be later than the day on which the plan would, if approved, cease to be in force under section 187H in relation to the service.
(4) The plan must also specify:
(a) any relevant services, operated by the service provider, that the plan does not cover; and
(b) the contact details of the officers or employees of the service provider in relation to the plan.