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Quarantine Regulations 1915 (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
SR 1916 No. 279 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Quarantine Regulations 1915 (Provisional).
Gazetted 10 Nov 1916
Date of repeal 18 May 1917
Repealed by Quarantine Regulations 1917

STATUTORY RULES.

1916. No. 279.

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REGULATIONS UNDER THE QUARANTINE ACT 1908–1915.

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Quarantine Act 1908–1915 to come into operation forthwith.

Dated this ninth day of November, One thousand nine hundred and sixteen.

R. M. FERGUSON,

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

J. A. JENSEN,

for Minister of State for Trade and Customs.

Amendment of Quarantine Regulations 1915.

(Statutory Rules 1915, No. 88, as amended by Statutory Rules 1916, Nos. 87 and 116.)

Regulations 61 and 63a (Statutory Rules No. 87 of 1916) and 67 (Statutory Rules No. 116 of 1916) of the Quarantine Regulations are hereby repealed and the following Regulations are made in lieu thereof:—

61. (1)      The master or owner of any vessel in any port in Australia shall—

(a) effectively obstruct by means of stout netting or other means all openings or holes in the side of the vessel next to any wharf or lighter or other vessel and shall keep them so obstructed while the vessel is alongside such wharf or lighter or other vessel;

(b) affix and keep affixed an effective rat guard disc or screen not less than 1 foot or more than 3 feet from the side of the vessel to every rope or hawser connecting the vessel with any wharf or lighter or other vessel;

(c) when so ordered by a quarantine officer thoroughly illuminate from sunset to sunrise with electric or other brilliant lights the whole of the side of the vessel next to the wharf or to any vessel or lighter lying alongside;

(d) remove at sunset and keep removed until sunrise the landing stages and all nets and gangways between the vessel and any wharf, except during such time as those landing stages, nets or gangways are required for the discharge or loading of cargo or for access of persons to and from the vessel and are actually being used for such discharge, loading or access; and

(e) take any other necessary and practicable measures to prevent the migration of rats to and from the vessel.

 

 

 

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(2)  No rat guard disc or screen shall be regarded as effective for the purpose of these Regulations unless it complies in all respect with the following requirements:—

(a) It shall be circular in outline formed in the shape of cone and shall measure not less than 6 inches from hasp to apex, and not less than 24 inches directly across any diameter of its base, rim to rim;

(b) It shall be made of sheet metal of at least 26 gauge without any opening or perforation except as hereafter specified

(c) It shall be so constructed that when fitted the apex of the cone shall point towards the shore and the rope or hawser shall pass through the apex of the cone and the center of the base, and all openings in the disc screen or guard shall be effectively closed.

63a.     The Master or Owner of any vessel in any port in Australia shall, when the vessel is about to undergo overhaul or to be docked for repairs or for any other purpose, give notice to that effect to the Quarantine Officer at least twenty-four hours before the beginning of any such overhaul or before the vessel is taken to the dock.

67. (1)  The fees charged for the fumigation of vessels by means of any approved mechanical appliance worked by steam, oil, or electric power and not forming part of the equipment of the vessels concerned, shall be as follows:—

£ s. d.

(a) For every vessel of not more than 20,000 cubic feet of hold space .................  2 0 0

(b) In the case of vessels of over 20,000 cubic feet of hold space—

For the first 20,000 cubic feet of hold space ...................................................  2 0 0

For each additional 20,000 cubic feet or part thereof ......................................  1 0 0

(c) The minimum fee for the fumigation of any vessel or portion of a vessel shall be .  2 0 0

(2)   The fees charged for the fumigation of vessels by means of approved appliances other than those described in sub-section (1) of this Regulation shall be as follows: —

£ s. d.

(a) For every vessel of less than 50 tons gross ....................................................  0 15 0

(b) For every vessel of 50 tons to 500 tons gross ................................................  1 10 0

(c) In the case of every vessel of over 500 tons gross—

For the first 100,000 cubic feet of hold space or part thereof .......................  4 10 0

For each additional 20,000 cubic feet or part thereof ....................................  0 15 0

(3)  When the fumigation or disinfection of any vessel is carried out by the owners or agents, or their employees, the work shall be supervised by Quarantine or other authorized officer, and a fee of £1 1s. shall be charged for such supervision.

(4)            In any case where overtime is worked, or travelling or other expenses are incurred by an officer in the fumigation or disinfection, or in the supervision of the fumigation or disinfection of any vessel, the cost of the overtime and travelling or other expenses shall be paid by the owners or agents of the vessel.

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