This regulation may be cited as the Biosecurity (Fire Ant Controls) Amendment Regulation 2020.
This regulation commences on 27 May 2020.
This regulation amends the Biosecurity Regulation 2016.
renumber as section 66(3).
omit, insert—A person must not move soil from a place (the original place) in a fire ant biosecurity zone to another place outside the biosecurity zone, unless—(a)the original place is in fire ant biosecurity zone 1 and the other place is in fire ant biosecurity zone 2; or(b)the person moves the soil under a biosecurity authorisation.A biosecurity instrument permit, under chapter 6, part 4 of the Act, may authorise non-compliance with a biosecurity zone regulatory provision.
(1)Section 69, heading—
omit, insert—(2)Section 69(1), ‘fire ant biosecurity zone 1 or fire ant biosecurity zone 2’, first mention—
a fire ant biosecurity zone(3)Section 69(1)(a)—
omit, insert—(a)the other place is a waste facility in the same fire ant biosecurity zone as the original place and the person moves the carrier directly to the waste facility; or(aa)if the original place is in fire ant biosecurity zone 1—the other place is a waste facility in fire ant biosecurity zone 2 and the person moves the carrier directly to the waste facility; or(4)Section 69(1)(d), ‘for a special risk fire ant carrier’—
the person(5)Section 69(1)(d)(i) and (ii), ‘the person’—
omit.(6)Section 69(1)(aa) to (d)—
renumber as sections 69(1)(b) to (e).
(1)Section 71, heading, from ‘special’ to ‘carrier’—
fire ant carrier other than soil(2)Section 71(1), ‘special risk fire ant carrier’—
fire ant carrier, other than soil,(3)Section 71—
insert—(3A)Also, the person need not comply with subsection (2) if—(a)the carrier is a relevant fire ant carrier under section 71A; and(b)the person complies with that section in relation to the carrier.
After section 71—
insert—(1)This section applies to a person who puts or otherwise deals with a relevant fire ant carrier in a place within a fire ant biosecurity zone, unless the person complies with section 71(2) for the carrier.(2)The person must—(a)ensure the relevant fire ant carrier is disturbed—(i)at least every 21 days while the carrier is kept at the place; and(ii)at least 24 hours before the carrier is moved to another place; and(b)keep a written record stating how and when the relevant carrier was disturbed.(3)In this section—
disturb, in relation to a relevant fire ant carrier, means carrying out 1 or more of the following—(a)chipping the carrier;(b)crushing the carrier;(c)screening the carrier, including, for example, by passing the carrier through a screening bucket, grate or other sieve;(d)shredding the carrier;(e)turning the carrier;(f)washing the carrier.relevant fire ant carrier means—(a)animal manure; or(b)material that is a product or by-product of mining or quarrying; orchitters, coal fines, coal stone, decomposed granite, gravel, overburden(c)material that is a product or by-product of the processing of a plant, or something that comes from a plant.mulch, sawdust, green waste, compost