Biosecurity (Costs) Amendment Regulations 2018

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Biosecurity (Costs) Amendment Regulations 2018

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 28th day of May 2018

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 165 of the Biosecurity Act 1993

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister for Biosecurity made after consultation in accordance with section 164D(2) of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Biosecurity (Costs) Amendment Regulations 2018.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 July 2018.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Biosecurity (Costs) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).

4 Schedule amended

(1)

In the Schedule, replace item 8 with:

8

Monitoring controls on new organisms in containment facilities

$102.27 per hour for each general inspector involved

Person holding an approval (issued under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996) to import the organism into containment, or to hold the organism in containment; or (where there is no approval) the importer or owner of the organism or the goods that harbour the organism

$186.30 per hour for each veterinary inspector involved

(2)

In the Schedule, replace item 9 with:

9

Inspection of an animal after arrival for the purpose of ascertaining whether the animal should—

(a)

be cleared; or

(b)

be directed to be held in a transitional or containment facility for inspection and monitoring (see item 11)

$102.27 per hour for each general inspector involved or $186.30 per hour for each veterinary inspector involved (unless another rate applies under this item)

Importer

$49.61 per pet animal unless the pet animal requires veterinary inspection

No costs apply in relation to an assistance animal if the animal is accompanying a person who requires animal assistance

(3)

In the Schedule, replace item 11 with:

11

Inspection and monitoring of an animal or plant held in a transitional or containment facility for the purpose of ascertaining whether the animal or plant should—

(a)

be cleared; or

(b)

be moved from a transitional facility to a containment facility; or

(c)

continue to be held in a transitional or containment facility, as the case may be

$102.27 per hour for each general inspector involved

Importer

$186.30 per hour for each veterinary inspector involved

(4)

In the Schedule, replace item 12 with:

12

Inspection of a consignment of animal material (other than fish meal) for the purpose of ascertaining whether it should be cleared

$102.27 per hour for each general inspector involved

Importer

$186.30 per hour for each veterinary inspector involved

Michael Webster,
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 2018, amend the Biosecurity (Costs) Regulations 2010. The amendments remove the different biosecurity inspection costs that applied to animals and animal materials imported from Switzerland or a country that is a member of the European Community. The costs for those inspections are now the same as the costs for inspections of imports from any other country.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 May 2018.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.