18 Meaning of processing period, revision period and transfer period
In this Act—
processing period, for an 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 35(1)—the period during which, under section 35(3), the agency or Minister may continue to consider the application;
(c) if the applicant is given a charges estimate notice under section 36—the revision period;
(d) if the application involves consultation with a relevant third party under section 37—10 business days;
(e) if the applicant is given a notice under section 42(1)(a)—the prescribed consultation period under section 42.
revision period, for an application, means the period starting on the date of the first charges estimate notice given under section 36 and ending on the day the applicant confirms the application or, if the applicant narrows the application, confirms the changed application.
transfer period, for an 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.