46 Duty to report notifiable organisms

(1)

Every person who—

(a)

at any time suspects the presence of an organism in any place in New Zealand; and

(b)

suspects that it is for the time being declared to be a notifiable organism under subsection (2) of section 45; and

(c)

believes that it is not at the time established in that place; and

(d)

has no reasonable grounds for believing that the chief technical officer is aware of its presence or possible presence in that place at that time,—

shall without unreasonable delay report to the chief technical officer its presence or possible presence in that place at that time.

(2)

Every person who—

(a)

at any time suspects the presence of an organism in a place in the region, or in any part of the region, of a regional council; and

(b)

suspects that it is for the time being declared to be an organism notifiable within the region or part under subsection (3) of section 45; and

(c)

believes that it is not at that time established in that place; and

(d)

has no reasonable grounds for believing that the chief technical officer is aware of its presence or possible presence in that place at that time,—

shall without unreasonable delay report to the chief technical officer its presence or possible presence in that place at that time.

Section 46(1)(b): amended, on 26 November 1997, by section 35(2)(c) of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 89).