43 Duty to provide information

(1)

For the purposes of this Part, an inspector or authorised person may require any person referred to in subsection (2)—

(a)

to provide any information held by the person concerning pests, pest agents, unwanted organisms, or risk goods that the inspector or authorised person believes on reasonable grounds is necessary to ascertain the presence or distribution in New Zealand of pests, pest agents, or unwanted organisms (or pests or unwanted organisms of a particular kind or description); and

(b)

to provide such assistance as the inspector or authorised person reasonably requests to enable or facilitate the acquisition, collection, and recording of any such information ascertained.

(2)

The persons referred to for the purposes of subsection (1) are—

(a)

every person who owns, manages, or otherwise controls the means by which and the sources from which information required under subsection (1) may be generated; and

(b)

every person who owns, manages, or otherwise controls any organism, organic material, or risk goods that may be monitored for the purposes of this Part.

Compare: 1969 No 53 s 6

Section 43(1)(a): amended, on 1 January 2005, by section 3(1) of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 106).

Section 43(1)(a): amended, on 26 November 1997, by section 22 of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 89).

Section 43(2)(b): amended, on 1 January 2005, by section 3(2) of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 106).