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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 12 November 2019 at 09:24)
Modification of certification
The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, modify any biodiversity certification by:modifying the description of land that is biodiversity certified (to extend or limit biodiversity certification), ormodifying the approved conservation or other measures under the biodiversity certification.Biodiversity certification may be modified:on application (in the form approved by the Minister) by a party to the biodiversity certification or a party to a biodiversity certification agreement entered into in connection with the biodiversity certification, oron the Minister’s own initiative (following at least 28 days notice to the parties to the biodiversity certification of the proposed modifications).Despite section 8.7, a biodiversity certification assessment report is not required in respect of a proposed modification that substitutes equivalent conservation measures for any of the approved conservation measures under a biodiversity certification. Unless a biodiversity certification assessment report is not required, an application for the modification of a biodiversity certification is to be accompanied by a revised biodiversity certification assessment report prepared by an accredited person.Section 8.7 requires a biodiversity certification assessment report for any proposed modification.Biodiversity certification may be modified on the Minister’s own initiative:if the approved conservation or other measures under the biodiversity certification have not been complied with to the satisfaction of the Minister, orif the Minister is of the opinion that a party to the biodiversity certification has failed to comply with an order made by the Minister in respect of the party under section 8.18 (Minister may order party to rectify contravention of agreement), orif the Minister is of the opinion that any agreement entered into in connection with the biodiversity certification has been contravened, orin any other circumstances prescribed by the regulations.