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 Animal Welfare (Records and Statistics) Regulations 1999 by substituting new regulation 5, which relates to annual returns. New regulation 5 requires code holders to provide details of the records kept under regulation 4(1) (which relate to research, testing, and teaching carried out by the code holder) to the Director-General for a project approved by an Animal Ethics Committee—
of, or up to, 3 years' duration, in the annual return made in the year following the year that the project ends:
of more than 3 years' duration, in the annual return made in the year following every third year of the project.
A code holder must provide a nil return if the code holder has not carried out any research, testing, or teaching during the immediately preceding year or is not required to report on the records kept in regulation 4(1) in the annual return.
Date of notification in Gazette: 13 August 2009.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.