22 Meaning of processing period and transfer period for ch 3
For chapter 3—
processing period, for an access or amendment application to an agency or Minister—
1 The processing period is a period of 25 business days from the day the application is received by the agency or Minister.
2 However, the following periods do not count as part of the processing period—
(a) if the application is transferred to the agency or Minister—the transfer period;
(b) if the agency or Minister asks the applicant for a further specified period under section 55(1)—the period during which, under section 55(3), the agency or Minister may continue to consider the application;
(c) if the application involves consultation with a relevant third party under section 56—10 business days;
(d) if the applicant is given a notice under section 61(1)(a)—the prescribed consultation period under section 61.
transfer period, for an access or amendment application, means the lesser of the following periods—
(a) the period starting on the day the application is received by the agency or Minister who transfers the application and ending on the day the application is transferred;
(b) the period of 10 business days.