Biosecurity (Animal Identification Systems) Amendment Regulations 2013

2013/199

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Biosecurity (Animal Identification Systems) Amendment Regulations 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of May 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 50 and 165 of the Biosecurity Act 1993, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Biosecurity (Animal Identification Systems) Amendment Regulations 2013.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 July 2013.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 2 amended (Interpretation)
  • (1) In regulation 2, revoke the definitions of Animal Health Board identification system, herd of origin, identification device, and supplier.

    (2) In regulation 2, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    TB identification system means the identification system approved by the Director, Preparedness and Partnerships, on 22 June 2012 for the purposes of bovine tuberculosis control, marking the presence or absence in organisms of particular qualities, and meeting the certification requirements of overseas authorities and notified in the Gazette on 28 June 2012 at 2074 (or any other identification system that is approved in its place).

5 Regulations 3 to 4F replaced
  • Replace regulations 3 to 4F with:

    3 Requirement to use TB identification system for cattle for bovine tuberculosis control
    • Every person who owns or is in charge of a cattle beast aged 181 days or more must use the TB identification system to identify each cattle beast.

    4 Requirement to use TB identification system for deer for bovine tuberculosis control
    • Every person who owns or is in charge of a deer aged 181 days or more must use the TB identification system to identify each deer.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2013, amend the Biosecurity (Animal Identification Systems) Regulations 1999 (the principal regulations) in order to make them consistent with the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012 and the National Animal Identification and Tracing (Obligations and Exemptions) Regulations 2012.

All of the matters dealt with in the definitions and provisions that are revoked or replaced by these regulations are now dealt with under the National Animal Identification and Tracing (Obligations and Exemptions) Regulations 2012 and are therefore no longer required to be dealt with in the principal regulations.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 May 2013.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.