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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT 1986 - SECT 11

11 .         Meetings of Authority

        (1)         The Authority shall hold meetings at such times and places as it determines, but —

            (a)         the Chairman may at any time; or

            (b)         the Minister may when he wishes the Authority to discuss a matter on which he has requested its advice,

                convene a meeting of the Authority.

        (2)         At a meeting of the Authority —

            (a)         the Chairman or, in his absence, the Deputy Chairman shall preside, but, if both the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman are absent from such a meeting, the Authority members present shall elect one of their number to preside at that meeting; and

            (b)         3 Authority members constitute a quorum; and

            (c)         subject to section 12(2) each Authority member present shall cast a deliberative vote on any question that is to be decided; and

            (d)         any question shall be decided by a majority of the votes cast by the Authority members present, but if the voting on a question is equally divided, the person presiding at that meeting has a casting vote in addition to a deliberative vote; and

            (e)         a question shall not be decided unless at least 3 Authority members vote thereon.

        (3)         Notice of meetings of the Authority shall be given to the Department, and the CEO, or a representative of the CEO, is entitled to attend any meeting and to take part in the consideration and discussion of any matter before a meeting, but shall not vote on any matter.

        [Section 11 amended by No. 34 of 1993 s. 8; No. 54 of 2003 s. 140(2).]



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