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Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Published Date 02 Jul 2013

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

DECLARATION OF APPROVED

WILDLIFE TRADE MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

I, Matthew White, A/g Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act), declare under subsection 303FO(2) of the Act, that the plan “Sustainable Management Plan for the commercial harvest, salvage and propagation of protected whole plants 2013-2017” (prepared by the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage) is an Approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan for the purposes of section 303FO of the Act.

This declaration has effect subject to the following conditions applied under section 303FT of the Act:

  1. Harvesting of whole plants in New South Wales is to be done in accordance with the Sustainable Management Plan for the commercial harvest, salvage and propagation of protected whole plants 2013-2017.
  2. The approval excludes wild harvested specimens of species listed as threatened under the Act.
  3. An annual report is to be provided by the Office of Environment and Heritage at the end of each financial year.  The report must include details of:

·         Harvest quotas and the basis for determining those quotas.

·         The number of licences and tags issued.

·         Harvest data: species harvested, quantity, source of plant (picked and grown).

·         Enforcement activities, including statistics showing the number and type of offences detected, and action taken.

  1. This declaration is valid from 1 July 2013 until 30 June 2018.

 

Dated this 17th day of June 2013

 

 

Matthew White

Delegate of the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, a person or persons whose interests are affected by this declaration may, within 28 days, make an application in writing to the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, for the reasons for the decision. An application for independent review of the decision may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, on payment of the relevant fee, by or on behalf of the person or persons whose interests are affected, either within 28 days of receipt of the reasons for the decision, or within 28 days of this declaration if reasons for the decision are not sought. Further information may be obtained from:

Director, Wildlife Trade Assessments

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

GPO Box 787

CANBERRA ACT 2601

Telephone: (02) 6274 2880 Facsimile: (02) 6274 1921