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Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, 2019 (Act No. 8 of 2019)

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Interim Critical Infrastructure Protection Regulations, 2022

4. Special meeting of the Critical Infrastructure Council

 

(1) The Chairperson of the Council—
(a) must convene a special meeting of the Council in terms of regulation 5(6) where any matter referred to in regulation 5(6), 6(7) or 8(1) must be considered; or
(b) must convene a special meeting of the Council in terms of section 8(3) at the written request of the Minister;
(c) may convene a special meeting of the Council in terms of section 8(3) or 8(4) of the Act where a matter that is to be discussed is of such an urgent nature that it should not be delayed until the next ordinary meeting.

 

(2) In the event that a special meeting of the Critical Infrastructure Council is required as contemplated in subregulation (1), the Chairperson must, in writing, notify the members of the Council of the date, time, venue and purpose of such special meeting no less than 7 days, or within such reasonable period as the Chairperson may deem fit, prior to the date of such special meeting.

 

(3) The notification referred to in subregulation (1) must include the venue, date and time of such special meeting and must be accompanied by an agenda of the business to be considered at such special meeting.

 

(4) Any matter on the agenda of a special meeting must contain sufficient information to enable the members of the Council to adequately prepare for the special meeting.

 

(5) A member of the Council who is of the opinion that the agenda does not describe the matter in question sufficiently, may request further particulars from the Chairperson at least 3 days before the special meeting.

 

(6) The Chairperson may direct that a special meeting of the Council be conducted on an electronic virtual platform.

 

(7) A copy of any—
(a) application  for  declaration  of  infrastructure  as  critical  infrastructure referred to in section 7(1)(a) of the Act;
(b) request for a departure from the provisions of section 17(4)(a) of the Act;
(c) proposed policies, protocols or standards referred to in section 7(1)(b) of the Act; or
(d) assignment of functions by the Minister referred to in section 7(1)(c) of the Act,

that will be discussed during a special meeting of the Council, must accompany the notification referred to in subregulation (2).

 

(8)        The provisions of regulation 3(5) to 3(18) apply to special meetings with the changes required by the context.

 

 


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