This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Biosecurity (Animal Identification Systems) Regulations 1999. They impose a charge on identification devices that form part of the identification system approved by the chief technical officer on 3 October 1999 and notified in the Gazette at page 3579 on 14 October 1999 (or any other identification system that is approved in its place). The system administrator of this system is the Animal Health Board (Incorporated).
The charge is payable to the Animal Health Board (Incorporated) by suppliers and is recoverable from purchasers of the devices. The funds collected are to be used to meet the costs to the Animal Health Board (Incorporated) of—
•administration of the Animal Health Board identification system:
•administration of any national register of cattle or deer:
•any matters relating to the authorisation of suppliers of the devices:
•any matters relating to the approval of identification devices:
•co-ordination of any national identification programme for cattle or deer.