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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 285
Simplified outline of this Part
This Part provides for ballast water management plans and ballast water
management certificates for vessels to be issued, endorsed and recognised.
Division 1A requires most vessels to have a ballast water management plan
and a ballast water management certificate. Australian vessels require a plan
and certificate in and outside Australian seas. Foreign vessels require a plan
and certificate only if they are in Australian seas.
Division 2 sets out what a ballast water management plan is, and provides
for the determination under section 308A to prescribe a scheme for the
Director of Biosecurity and survey authorities to approve ballast water
management plans for vessels.
Division 3 sets out what a ballast water management certificate is, and
provides for the determination under section 308A to prescribe a scheme
for the Director of Biosecurity and survey authorities to survey vessels for
the purposes of certification.
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