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This instrument amends the Biosecurity (Ballast Water and Sediment) Determination 2017 to give effect to amendments to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments which comes into effect on 13 October 2019, and to require vessels which are equipped with a ballast water management system (that complies with the Act) to manage ballast water using that system before discharging ballast water in specified areas where the vessel is no longer permitted to manage ballast water through ballast water exchange.
Administered by: Agriculture
Registered 04 Oct 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-Oct-2019
Tabled Senate14-Oct-2019
To be repealed 06 Dec 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Biosecurity (Ballast Water and Sediment) Amendment (Ballast Water Management Methods) Determination 2019

I, Daryl Quinlivan, Director of Biosecurity, make the following determination.

Dated     3 October 2019

Daryl Quinlivan

Director of Biosecurity

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Part 1—Amendments commencing day after registration                                                    2

Biosecurity (Ballast Water and Sediment) Determination 2017                                                  2

Part 2—Amendments commencing 13 October 2019                                                            3

Biosecurity (Ballast Water and Sediment) Determination 2017                                                  3

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Biosecurity (Ballast Water and Sediment) Amendment (Ballast Water Management Methods) 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.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

13 October 2019.

13 October 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 section 308A of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

Part 1Amendments commencing day after registration

Biosecurity (Ballast Water and Sediment) Determination 2017

1  At the end of subsection 21(1)

Add:

             ; and (c)  at the time of the discharge, the vessel is not excluded from the operation of section 275 of the Act by section 12 of this instrument.

2  In the appropriate position

Insert:

Part 7Transitional and application provisions

  

33  Application provisions relating to the Biosecurity (Ballast Water and Sediment) Amendment (Ballast Water Management Methods) Determination 2019

                   The amendment made by item 1 of Schedule 1 to the Biosecurity (Ballast Water and Sediment) Amendment (Ballast Water Management Methods) Determination 2019 applies in relation to a discharge of ballast water from a vessel that occurs after the commencement of that item.

Part 2Amendments commencing 13 October 2019

Biosecurity (Ballast Water and Sediment) Determination 2017

3  Paragraph 9(1)(c)

Omit “the IMO guidelines for approval of the ballast water management system”, substitute “the Code for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization at London on 13 April 2018 by resolution MEPC.300(72), as in force from time to time”.

4  At the end of subsection 9(1)

Add:

Note:          Resolution MEPC.300(72) could in 2019 be viewed on the International Maritime Organization’s website (http://www.imo.org).

5  Section 33

Before “The amendment”, insert “(1)”.

6  At the end of section 33

Add:

             (2)  The amendments made by items 3 and 4 of Schedule 1 to the Biosecurity (Ballast Water and Sediment) Amendment (Ballast Water Management Methods) Determination 2019 apply in relation to an application to approve a method of ballast water management that is made under subsection 273(1) of the Biosecurity Act 2015 on or after 13 October 2019.