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RAIL SAFETY (LOCAL OPERATIONS) ACT 2006 - SECT 55

Safety Director may vary, revoke or impose new conditions of or restrictions on an accreditation on own initiative

    (1)     The Safety Director may at any time on his or her own initiative—

S. 55(1)(a) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 75(2).

        (a)     vary or revoke a condition of or restriction on an accreditation; or

        (b)     impose a new condition or restriction.

    (2)     Before taking action under this section, the Safety Director must—

S. 55(2)(a) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 75(4).

        (a)     give the accredited rail transport operator written notice of the action that the Safety Director proposes to take; and

S. 55(2)(b) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 75(4).

        (b)     allow the accredited rail transport operator to make written representations about the intended action within 10 business days (or any other period that the Safety Director and the accredited rail transport operator agree upon).

    (3)     Subsection (2) does not apply if the Safety Director considers it necessary to take immediate action in the interests of public safety.

S. 55(3A) inserted by No. 13/2009 s. 85, amended by No. 23/2013 s. 75(4).

    (3A)     If the Safety Director takes immediate action under subsection (3), the Safety Director must notify the accredited rail transport operator within 48 hours of making the decision.

    (4)     The Safety Director must—

S. 55(4)(a) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 75(4).

        (a)     give the accredited rail transport operator

              (i)     details of any action taken under subsection (1); and

S. 55(4)(a)(ii) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 75(3).

              (ii)     details of any change to the conditions of or restrictions on the accreditation that occur as a result of any amendment to the regulations; and

              (iii)     a statement of reasons for any action taken under subsection (1); and

S. 55(4)(b) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 75(4).

        (b)     notify the accredited rail transport operator that the operator has a right to seek review of the Safety Director's decision under Part 7.

    (5)     The Safety Director must give the details, the statement of reasons and notice under subsection (4) in writing.



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