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This instrument declares that the Whole Plant Sustainable Management Plan 2018-2022 For the commercial harvest, salvage and propagation of protected whole plants (prepared by the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage) is an Approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
General Comments: This instrument revokes the Declaration of Approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan - Sustainable Management Plan for the commercial harvest, salvage and propagation of protected whole plants 2013-2017 on 21 December 2017.
Registered 20 Dec 2017
To be ceased 31 Dec 2022
Ceased by Self Ceasing

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

REVOCATION OF AN APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND DECLARATION OF APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE MANAGEMENT PLAN (NSW WHOLE PLANTS) 2017

 

I, Ilse Kiessling, Acting Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy:

a) revoke, pursuant to section 303FT(10) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act), the declaration made on 17 June 2013 that the Sustainable Management Plan for the commercial harvest, salvage and propagation of protected whole plants 2013-2017, is an approved wildlife trade management plan for the purposes of section 303FO of the EPBC Act;

b) declare under subsection 303FO(2) of the Act, that the plan Whole Plant Sustainable Management Plan 2018-2022 For the commercial harvest, salvage and propagation of protected whole plants (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 Whole Plant Sustainable Management Plan 2018-2022 for the commercial harvest, salvage and propagation of protected whole plants.
  2. The approval excludes wild harvested specimens of species listed as threatened under the Act.
  3. Monitoring and harvest data is to be kept by the Office of Environment and Heritage and supplied to the Department of Environment and Energy on request.  Data requested may include details of:

·         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 January 2018 until 31 December 2022.

 

Dated this 18 day of December 2017

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 information may be obtained from:

 

Director, Wildlife Trade Assessments

Department of the Environment and Energy

GPO Box 787

CANBERRA ACT 2601

Telephone: (02) 6274 1900