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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 285A

Vessels to have a ballast water management plan and certificate

             (1)  An Australian vessel (whether in or outside Australian seas) must, subject to subsection (3) and section 285B, have:

                     (a)  a ballast water management plan; and

                     (b)  a ballast water management certificate that is in force.

Note:          A person may commit an offence if the vessel does not have a ballast water management plan and a ballast water management certificate that is in force (see section 285C).

             (2)  A foreign vessel in Australian seas must, subject to subsection (3) and section 285B, have:

                     (a)  a ballast water management plan; and

                     (b)  a ballast water management certificate that is in force.

             (3)  The determination under section 308A may prescribe vessels that are exempt from the requirements in subsections (1) and (2).



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