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Simplified outline of this Part

This Part gives the Director of Biosecurity and biosecurity officers powers to enforce the provisions of this Chapter at a port or offshore terminal within the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone of Australia.

Under Division 2, a biosecurity officer may exercise powers for the purposes of monitoring compliance with this Chapter (such as taking samples of ballast water and requiring ballast water records to be produced).

Under Division 3, the person in charge of a vessel may be given a direction not to discharge ballast water, or a direction in relation to the movement of the vessel.

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