Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 Commencement Order 2017

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Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 Commencement Order 2017

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 31st day of July 2017

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 2(1) of the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 Commencement Order 2017.

2 Commencement of section 19 and Part 2 of Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012

Section 19 and Part 2 of the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 come into force on 8 September 2017.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force, on 8 September 2017, section 19 and Part 2 of the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 (the Act).

Part 2 of the Act amends the Maritime Transport Act 1994 to set up a regime under which ballast water may be discharged from a ship only in accordance with marine protection rules.

Section 19 of the Act makes a related amendment to section 18 of the Biosecurity Act 1993, which is a consequence of moving the management of ballast water risks from the Biosecurity Act 1993 to the Maritime Transport Act 1994.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 3 August 2017.

This order is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.