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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 365

Director of Biosecurity may determine biosecurity response zone

             (1)  The Director of Biosecurity may determine that a specified area in Australian territory is a biosecurity response zone if:

                     (a)  a biosecurity officer suspects, on reasonable grounds, that:

                              (i)  a disease or pest may be present in or on goods or premises in the area; and

                             (ii)  the disease or pest poses an unacceptable level of biosecurity risk; and

                     (b)  the Director of Biosecurity is satisfied it is necessary to make the determination for the purpose of managing the biosecurity risk posed by the disease or pest.

Note 1:       This Chapter does not apply in relation to certain goods or conveyances (see section 312).

Note 2:       Premises include a conveyance (see paragraph (a) of the definition of premises in section 9).

Note 3:       See section 310 in relation to the meaning of biosecurity risk in this Chapter.

Note 4:       For variation and revocation of the determination, see subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

             (2)  The Director of Biosecurity may determine that a specified area in Australian territory is a biosecurity response zone even if the area, or a part of the area, is part of:

                     (a)  another biosecurity response zone; or

                     (b)  a biosecurity monitoring zone; or

                     (c)  a biosecurity activity zone.

             (3)  A biosecurity response zone determination may relate to more than one disease or pest.

             (4)  A determination made under subsection (1) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the determination.



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