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This instrument declares as an approved wildlife trade operation - Mr Fern Nurseries to harvest and export tree ferns from the Otway district in Colac Otway Shire in south-west Victoria.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 21 Dec 2016
Date ceased to have effect 21 Dec 2019
Ceased by Self Ceasing

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

DECLARATION OF AN
APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE OPERATION

 

I, Paul Murphy, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity

Conservation Act 1999, am satisfied that an operation to harvest and export Dicksonia antarctica and Cyathea australis by Mr Fern Nurseries Pty Ltd is a small-scale operation as defined by Regulation 9A.20 under subsection 303FN(10).  I declare under subsection 303FN(2) that Mr Fern is an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation.

 

This declaration has effect subject to the following conditions applied under S303FT:

 

1.      The operation is to be undertaken in accordance with the proposal submitted on

19 July 2016.

2.      Harvest is restricted to tree-ferns (Dicksonia antarctica and Cyathea australis) from the Otway district in Colac Otway Shire in south-west Victoria.

3.      Initially only specimens from the list of species approved under the Wildlife Trade Operation are eligible for export permit application. Additional species and families may only be exported with the prior approval of the Department of the Environment and Energy.

4.      Accurate records must be maintained and kept up-to-date and include all information necessary for the reporting outlined in condition 5. If requested, records will be made available to the Department of the Environment and Energy.

5.      An annual report is to be provided to the Department of the Environment and Energy indicating the number of tree-ferns of each species harvested and exported.

6.      This declaration is valid for three years from the date of registration on the Federal Register of Legislation.

 

Dated this 19th day of December 2016

 

 

Paul Murphy

 

Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy

 

A person whose interests are affected by this declaration may, within 28 days, make an application in writing to the Department of the Environment and Energy for the reasons for the decision.

An application for independent review of the decision (under section 303GJ(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), on payment of the relevant fee (currently $884 or reduced fee where applicable due to financial hardship) by the applicant, 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. Applications should be made to the Deputy Registrar, AAT in your Capital City. Please visit the AAT’s website at http://www.aat.gov.au/ for further information.

You may make an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) to access documents relevant to this decision. For further information, please visit http://www.environment.gov.au/foi/index.html.

Further enquiries should be directed to the Director, Wildlife Trade Assessments Section, Department of the Environment and Energy, Email: wta@environment.gov.au, Telephone: (02) 6274 1900 (options 2).