Part IAB - Controlled operations  

Division 2 - Authorisation of controlled operations  

Subdivision A - Authorities to conduct controlled operations  

SECTION 15GN   Commencement and duration of authorities  

An authority to conduct a controlled operation comes into force, and the controlled operation is taken to commence, at the time the authority is granted under section 15GI .

To avoid doubt, an urgent authority is granted when the authorising officer tells the applicant that the urgent authority is granted.


An authority is granted under subsection 15GI(1) . Paragraph 15GJ(1)(b) enables an authority to be granted orally in specified circumstances.

An authority (whether formal or urgent) has effect for the period of effect specified in it under paragraph 15GK(1)(h) or (2)(h) unless:

(a) it is cancelled before the end of the period of effect; or

(b) in the case of a formal authority - the period of effect is extended under Subdivision B or C ; or

(c) in the case of an integrity testing controlled operation authority - the integrity testing authority concerned (the earlier ITA ) stops being in effect under Part IABA (see section 15JJ ).


For integrity testing controlled operation authorities, see subparagraph 15GI(2)(a)(ii) .


Paragraph (3)(c) does not apply if a further integrity testing authority is granted under Part IABA that continues the effect of the earlier ITA.

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