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Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Bill 1998

Part 3 The CEO of ARPANSA

   

13   The CEO (or Chief Executive Officer) of ARPANSA

                   There is to be a CEO of ARPANSA.

Note:          ARPANSA (the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) is a part of the Department of State administered by the Minister.

14   Functions of the CEO

             (1)  The CEO has the following functions:

                     (a)  to promote uniformity of radiation protection and nuclear safety policy and practices across jurisdictions of the Commonwealth, the States and the Territories;

                     (b)  to provide advice on radiation protection, nuclear safety and related issues;

                     (c)  to undertake research in relation to radiation protection, nuclear safety and medical exposures to radiation;

                     (d)  to provide services relating to radiation protection, nuclear safety and medical exposures to radiation;

                     (e)  to accredit persons with technical expertise for the purposes of this Act;

                      (f)  such other functions as are conferred by this Act, the regulations or any other law.

             (2)  The CEO must take all reasonable steps to avoid any conflict of interest between the CEO’s regulatory functions and the CEO’s other functions.

15   Minister’s directions to CEO

             (1)  If the Minister is satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so, the Minister must, by notice in writing, give directions to the CEO with respect to the performance of the CEO’s functions or the exercise of the CEO’s powers.

             (2)  The CEO must comply with the directions.

             (3)  Within 15 sitting days of issuing a notice to the CEO under this section, the Minister must cause a copy of the notice to be tabled in each House of the Parliament.

16   Delegation by Minister

             (1)  The Minister may, by instrument in writing, delegate the Minister’s powers under section 7, 8 or 43 to the CEO.

             (2)  The Minister may, by instrument in writing, delegate the Minister’s powers under section 39 to any of the following:

                     (a)  the CEO;

                     (b)  the Secretary to the Department;

                     (c)  a person holding, or performing the duties of, a Senior Executive Service office, or equivalent, in the Department.

             (3)  In exercising powers or functions under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister.

 

17   Delegation by CEO

             (1)  The CEO may, by instrument in writing, delegate any of the CEO’s powers or functions to a person holding, or performing the duties of:

                     (a)  a Senior Executive Service office, or equivalent, in the Department;

                     (b)  a Senior Officer Grade A, B or C, or equivalent, in the Department.

             (2)  In exercising powers or functions under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the CEO.