Animal Welfare (Cost Recovery) Amendment Regulations 2022

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Animal Welfare (Cost Recovery) Amendment Regulations 2022

Cindy Kiro, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of May 2022

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

These regulations are made under section 183 of the Animal Welfare Act 1999

(a)

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

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture made after complying with section 182 of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Animal Welfare (Cost Recovery) Amendment Regulations 2022.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 July 2022.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 3 amended (Interpretation)

(1)

In regulation 3, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

double time means the rate for time worked at any of the following times on days other than public holidays:

(a)

any time between 10 pm and 8 am on a weekday:

(b)

any time between 12 am and 8 am on a Saturday:

(c)

any time after midday on a Saturday:

(d)

any time on a Sunday

public holiday has the meaning given by section 5(1) of the Holidays Act 2003

standard working hours means the hours between 8 am and 5 pm on any day except—

(a)

a Saturday or a Sunday; or

(b)

a public holiday

time and a half means the rate for time worked between the following times on days other than public holidays:

(a)

5 pm and 10 pm on a weekday:

(b)

8 am and midday on a Saturday

(2)

In regulation 3, revoke the definition of working hours.

5 Schedule amended

(1)

In the Schedule, Part 1, item 1, replace all the text in the second column with:

$46.58 per application

Plus assessment charge—

(a)

on hourly basis after the first 15 minutes, as specified in subpart 1 of Part 2, if time worked during standard working hours:

(b)

on hourly or daily basis, as specified in subpart 2 of Part 2, if time worked outside standard working hours

(2)

In the Schedule, Part 1, item 2, replace all the text in the second column with:

$67.50

Plus assessment charge—

(a)

on hourly basis after the first 30 minutes, as specified in subpart 1 of Part 2, if time worked during standard working hours:

(b)

on hourly or daily basis, as specified in subpart 2 of Part 2, if time worked outside standard working hours

(3)

In the Schedule, replace Part 2 with:

Part 2 Assessment charges on hourly or daily basis

Subpart 1—Assessment charges for time worked during standard working hours

Where Part 1 of this schedule specifies an assessment charge on an hourly basis for time worked during standard working hours, that charge is to be determined as follows for each hour (or final part-hour) beyond the first 15 minutes or 30 minutes, as the case may be, spent on assessing the matter concerned:

CategoryFee
(a)for each hour (excluding final part-hour) during standard working hours spent by a person employed by the Ministry under item 1 in Part 1 of this schedule$186.30
(b)for each 15-minute block in final part-hour spent under paragraph (a)$46.58
(c)for each hour (excluding final part-hour) during standard working hours spent by a person (whether or not employed by the Ministry) under item 2 in Part 1 of this schedule$135.00
(d)for each 15-minute block in final part-hour spent under paragraph (c)$33.75

Subpart 2—Assessment charges for time working outside standard working hours

Where Part 1 of this schedule specifies an assessment charge on an hourly or daily basis for time worked outside standard working hours, that charge is to be determined as follows for the time spent on assessing the matter concerned:

CategoryFee
(a)for time spent at time and a half by a person employed by the Ministry under item 1 in Part 1 of this schedule$252.17 per hour or part-hour
(b)for time spent at double time by a person employed by the Ministry under item 1 in Part 1 of this schedule$318.04 per hour or part-hour
(c)for time spent on a public holiday by a person employed by the Ministry under item 1 in Part 1 of this schedule$845.13 per day or part-day, plus $211.28 per hour or part-hour

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 2022, amend the Animal Welfare (Cost Recovery) Regulations 2015 (the principal regulations). The amendments update the charges for assessment work done outside standard working hours by employees of the Ministry for Primary Industries so that,—

  • for time spent at time and a half, the charge is $252.17 per hour or part-hour:

  • for time spent at double time, the charge is $318.04 per hour or part-hour:

  • for time spent on a public holiday, the charge is $845.13 per day or part-day, plus $211.28 per hour or part-hour.

These regulations also insert new definitions of double time, public holiday, standard working hours, and time and a half into the principal regulations and revoke the definition of working hours.

Regulatory impact statement

The Ministry for Primary Industries produced a regulatory impact statement on 9 March 2022 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 May 2022.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.