45 Notifiable organisms

(1)

[Repealed]

(2)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, declare any organism to be a notifiable organism.

(3)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, made on the recommendation of the responsible Minister, declare any pest to which a regional pest management plan relates to be an organism notifiable within the region, or within any specified part of the region, of the regional council or regional councils concerned.

(4)

The responsible Minister shall not recommend the making of an order under subsection (3), unless—

(a)

the regional council or regional councils concerned have asked the Minister to do so; and

(b)

the Minister is satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so.

(5)

The responsible Minister must not recommend the making of an order under subsection (2) in respect of any organism which has been approved for release in New Zealand by the Authority in accordance with the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 unless that Minister has first consulted with the Authority.

Section 45(1): repealed, on 26 November 1997, by section 35(2)(b) of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 89).

Section 45(3): amended, on 18 September 2012, by section 37 of the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 (2012 No 73).

Section 45(5): inserted, on 29 July 1998, by section 132 of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 89).