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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 285

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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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