23A. Minister may give directions for urgent measures to control disease
(1) Where, in the opinion of the Minister, a procedure must be carried out immediately to ¾
(a) prevent the introduction into the State or into any part of the State of a disease affecting plants;
(b) eradicate and control disease; or
(c) prevent the spread of disease,
the Minister may, in writing, direct an inspector, with or without assistants, to enter any property in order to carry out that procedure forthwith.
(2) A direction referred to in subsection (1) must specify ¾
(a) the proposed procedure;
(b) where there is a procedure prescribed in the regulations, the manner in which the proposed procedure is different from or varies the prescribed procedure; and
(c) the period, being not more than 8 weeks, during which the direction remains in force.
(3) In subsection (2) }proposed procedure~ means a procedure approved by the Director General.
[Section 23A inserted by No. 40 of 1993 s. 15.]