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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 November 2019 to date (accessed 20 November 2019 at 14:06)
Chapter 7 Part 2 Division 3 Section 339C
339C   Search warrants
(1)  An authorised officer under this Act may apply to an authorised officer within the meaning of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 for the issue of a search warrant if the authorised officer under this Act believes on reasonable grounds that—
(a)  a provision of this Act or the regulations is being or has been contravened at any premises, or
(b)  there is in or on any premises matter or a thing that is connected with an offence under this Act or the regulations.
(2)  An authorised officer within the meaning of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 to whom such an application is made may, if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for doing so, issue a search warrant authorising an authorised officer under this Act named in the warrant—
(a)  to enter the premises, and
(b)  to exercise any function of an authorised officer under this Division.
(3)  Division 4 of Part 5 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 applies to a search warrant issued under this section.
(4)  In this section—
matter or a thing connected with an offence means—
(a)  a matter or a thing with respect to which the offence has been committed, or
(b)  a matter or a thing that will afford evidence of the commission of an offence, or
(c)  a matter or a thing that was used, or is intended to be used, for the purpose of committing the offence.
offence includes an offence that there are reasonable grounds for believing has been, or is to be, committed.