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Proposed Pest Management Regulations Under the Biosecurity Act 1993


Analyses of submissions

Regulatory Impact Statements


Comments are now invited on the following proposals for Regulations that are to be made under Part 5 of the Biosecurity Act 1993:

  • The proposed National Policy Direction 2013 for pest management plans and programmes; and
  • proposal for Regulations that set out the process for the Minister for Primary Industries to assign responsibility for a decision on the appropriate response to an issue relating to a harmful organism or pathway.

Consultation documents

How to make a submission

Submissions, either by email, or by post, must be made by no later than 5.00pm on Friday 14 June 2013.

Submissions can be emailed to

Postal submissions or requests for hard copies of the consultation documents and proposed National Policy Direction must be addressed to:

Pest Management Consultation
Readiness and Response Policy Group
Biosecurity, Food and Animal Welfare Policy Directorate
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

Please note that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA. Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as the information is commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.