National Animal Identification and Tracing (Obligations and Exemptions) Regulations 2012

17 Exemption if unsafe to fit device
NAIT animals to which regulation applies

(1)

This regulation applies to NAIT animals except for fallow deer.

Exemption

(2)

A PICA is exempt from the obligations in sections 30 and 31A if the PICA decides that it is unsafe for the PICA to fit a NAIT device to the animal.

(3)

It is a condition of the exemption that, during the period of the exemption, an owner of the animal pay any levy set under the Act on the owner of a NAIT animal that is not fitted with a NAIT device.

Animal movements to which this regulation applies

(4)

This regulation applies to the movement of the animal to a place that is a meat processing facility, game estate, safari park, or zoo.

Condition on point of origin PICA

(5)

It is a condition of the exemption that, when the animal is to be moved, the point of origin PICA—

(a)

provide the information described in subclause (6) in a form supplied by the NAIT organisation; and

(b)

provide the form to—

(i)

the NAIT organisation; and

(ii)

the destination PICA at the place to which the animal is to be moved; and

(c)

ensure that the completed form is received by the NAIT organisation and the destination PICA before the movement starts; and

(d)

ensure that the animal is visibly identifiable before the movement starts.

(6)

The information is—

(a)

the point of origin PICA’s NAIT number; and

(b)

the destination PICA’s—

(i)

NAIT number, if the destination PICA is registered as a PICA; or

(ii)

name, and information about the place to which the animal is being moved, if the destination PICA is not registered as a PICA; and

(c)

the animal’s gender, breed, and approximate age; and

(d)

the start date of the animal movement.

Condition on destination PICA who knows facts correct

(7)

It is also a condition of the exemption that, when the animal has been moved and the destination PICA knows that the facts in the point of origin PICA’s information are correct, the destination PICA—

(a)

confirm to the NAIT organisation that the facts are correct; and

(b)

provide to the NAIT organisation the end date of the animal movement; and

(c)

do the confirming and providing within 48 hours after the end of the day on which the movement ends.

Condition on destination PICA who does not know facts correct

(8)

It is also a condition of the exemption that, when the animal has been moved and the destination PICA does not know that the facts in the point of origin PICA’s information are correct, the destination PICA—

(a)

provide the information described in subclause (9); and

(b)

provide it to the NAIT organisation; and

(c)

provide it within 48 hours after the end of the day on which the movement ends.

(9)

The information is—

(a)

the destination PICA’s—

(i)

NAIT number, if the destination PICA is registered as a PICA; or

(ii)

name, and information about the place to which the animal has been moved, if the destination PICA is not registered as a PICA; and

(b)

the point of origin PICA’s—

(i)

NAIT number, if the point of origin PICA is registered as a PICA; or

(ii)

name, and information about the place from which the animal has been moved, if the point of origin PICA is not registered as a PICA; and

(c)

the animal’s gender, breed, and approximate age; and

(d)

the end date of the animal movement.

Review

(10)

The NAIT organisation must, as soon as practicable after the date that is 5 years after the National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Act 2019 comes into force,—

(a)

review the need for this exemption; and

(b)

provide the Minister with a written report of the review and the NAIT organisation’s recommendations.

Regulation 17: replaced, on 14 December 2019, by section 27 of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 74).