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This instrument determines a landing place as a first point of entry for the purposes of section 223 of the Biosecurity Act 2015, designates specified areas of the landing place as a biosecurity entry point, and identifies other conditions.
Administered by: Agriculture
Registered 11 Jun 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019

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Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth) Determination 2019

  

I, Dean Merrilees, as delegate of the Director of Biosecurity, make the following determination.

Dated   7 June 2019

Dean Merrilees

Assistant Secretary
Compliance Division
Department of Agriculture

 


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                     1

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

Part 2—First point of entry                                                                                         2

5  First point of entry—aircraft..................................................................................................... 2

6  First point of entry—goods...................................................................................................... 2

Part 3—Biosecurity entry points                                                                                 3

7  Biosecurity entry points—aircraft............................................................................................. 3

Part 4—Conditions                                                                                                       4

8  Conditions—notifying Agriculture Department of changes..................................................... 4

 

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This is the Biosecurity (First Point of Entry—Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth) Determination 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

16 June 2019.

16 June 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 223(1) of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in section 9 of the Act.

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Biosecurity Act 2015.

aircraft means an aircraft (as defined by section 9 of the Act) that is subject to biosecurity control.

goods means goods (as defined by section 19 of the Act):

                     (a)  that are subject to biosecurity control; or

                     (b)  in relation to which an exposed goods order is in force.

 

Part 2First point of entry

  

5  First point of entry—aircraft

                   Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth is a first point of entry for aircraft generally.

6  First point of entry—goods

                   Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth is NOT a first point of entry for goods.

Part 3Biosecurity entry points

  

7  Biosecurity entry points—aircraft

Note:       An aircraft must be brought to a biosecurity entry point at a first point of entry if there is a biosecurity entry point for the aircraft at that first point of entry (see section 238 of the Act). If there are no biosecurity entry points for aircraft at a first point of entry, this requirement does not apply to aircraft landing there. This determination does not designate any area of Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth as a biosecurity entry point for aircraft.

 

Part 4Conditions

  

8  Conditions—notifying Agriculture Department of changes

             (1)  The determination of Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth as a first point of entry by this instrument is subject to the conditions in this section.

             (2)  If the owner (or, if there is more than one owner, an owner) of Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth becomes aware that there has been, or will be, a change to the business entity operating:

                     (a)  Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth; or

                     (b)  a biosecurity entry point at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth;

the owner (or, if there is more than one owner, an owner) must give the Agriculture Department, in writing, notice of the change as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the change has occurred or will occur.

             (3)  If the lessee (if any) (or, if there is more than one lessee, a lessee) of Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth becomes aware that there has been, or will be, a change to the business entity operating:

                     (a)  Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth; or

                     (b)  a biosecurity entry point at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth;

the lessee (or, if there is more than one lessee, a lessee) must give the Agriculture Department, in writing, notice of the change as soon as practicable after becoming aware that the change has occurred or will occur.

             (4)  If a person or body that is responsible for carrying out operations at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth proposes to make a change referred to in subsection (5), the person or body must give the Agriculture Department, in writing, reasonable notice of the proposed change.

             (5)  For the purposes of subsection (4), the changes are as follows:

                     (a)  a change to the procedures at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth providing for biosecurity measures to be taken to manage the level of biosecurity risk associated with operations carried out at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth;

                     (b)  a change to the facilities or amenities available at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth for biosecurity officials and human biosecurity officers to perform functions or exercise powers under the Act at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth;

                     (c)  a change to the procedures at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth that may affect the ability of a person who carries out operations at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth to identify biosecurity risks associated with those operations;

                     (d)  a change to the procedures at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth that may affect the ability for biosecurity officials or human biosecurity officials to be informed of any identified biosecurity risks associated with operations carried out at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth;

                     (e)  a change to the procedures at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth for managing any other factors that may contribute to, or affect, the level of biosecurity risk associated with operations carried out at Royal Australian Air Force Base Learmonth.