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This instrument declares an approved wildlife trade operation for the Tasmanian Native Flora and Fillers.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 18 Sep 2018
To be ceased 19 Sep 2021
Ceased by Self Ceasing

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

Declaration of an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation –
Tasmanian Native Flora and Fillers – 2018

 

 

I, Paul Murphy, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, am satisfied that an operation conducted by Tasmanian Native Flora and Fillers to harvest flowers, foliage and ripe fruit from specified native species, and scrub worms, is a small-scale operation as defined by regulation 9A.20(2) under subsection 303FN(10)(b). I declare under subsection 303FN(2) that Tasmanian Native Flora and Fillers 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 amended proposal agreed on 17 July 2018.

2.      Harvest from state forest sites is restricted to selected sites within the Bass District only, as specified by Forestry Tasmania. Harvest from other state forest areas must be approved by the Forest Manager for that area. Harvest from private land tenures must be undertaken with property owner’s consent.

3.      All activities covered by this approval must be carried out in accordance with the necessary permits and approvals as required under State and Commonwealth law.

4.      The maximum number of species which may be harvested from the wild is limited to the number specified by Forestry Tasmania. Annual harvests from the wild must not exceed 30,000 units for each species, except Xanthorrheoa australis which must not exceed 70,000 units, and ripe fruit from Tasmannia lanceolata must not exceed 3,000 kilograms. Copies of state permits must be provided to the Department of the Environment and Energy within 14 days of receipt.

5.      Tasmanian Native Flora and Fillers must submit annual reports by 31 January to the Department of the Environment and Energy. The annual reports should include the total number of specimens harvested, harvest location, and the number exported overseas. The operation must also meet all state reporting requirements.

6.      This declaration comes into effect the day after registration of this declaration, and is valid for three years from that date.

 

Dated this       12th      day of             September       2018

 

 

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 (option 2).