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This instrument declares the operations for the harvest of mated queen ants for live commercial export to be an approved wildlife trade operation under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 06 Dec 2019
To be ceased 06 Dec 2022
Ceased by Self Ceasing

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

Approved Wildlife Trade Operation (Fluyt—Harvest of Queen Ants) Declaration 2019

 

I, Louise Vickery, Assistant Secretary, Environment Approvals and Wildlife Trade Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, am satisfied that the ‘Queen Ant Wildlife Trade Operation’ is a small-scale operation as defined by Regulation 9A.20 under subsection 303FN(10).  I declare under subsection 303FN(2) that ‘Queen Ant Wildlife Trade Operation’ is an approved wildlife trade operation.

 

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

 

1.                  The operation is undertaken in accordance with the proposal submitted on 14 August 2019.

2.                  Harvest is restricted to the native ant taxa specified in the schedule supplied by the Queen Ant Wildlife Trade Operation as part of the proposal. Additional taxa can be exported only after approval from the Department of Environment and Energy.

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

4.                  Accurate up-to-date records must be maintained 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 that includes harvest details for each taxon must be provided to the Department of the Environment and Energy as per section 8 of the proposal by 30 June each year.

 

 

Dated this   ....4th.....  day of  .........December.........  2019

 

 

 

.......................Louise Vickery...............................

 

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).

Note:   The name of this instrument was amended on registration as the instrument as lodged did not have a unique name (see subsection 10(2), Legislation Rule 2016).