National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement 3




НазваниеNational Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement 3
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NBMCC to prepare advice for NBMG (step 8)

The NBMCC, with the assistance of the other parties, will review the notifying party’s assessment of whether the pest or disease outbreak is of national significance and whether it can be eradicated, and prepare advice for the NBMG. In particular, the NBMCC will:

review the pest or disease in the context a list of nationally significant species and/or the criteria for national significance (in accordance with ), and make a recommendation to the NBMG regarding the pest or disease outbreak in relation to this assessment

      1. analyse the pest or disease and the outbreak and make recommendations to the NBMG regarding the technical feasibility of successful eradication of the pest or disease, and the cost:benefit of doing so

      2. make a recommendation to the NBMG on the need for and nature of a national biosecurity incident response to the outbreak, taking into account the outcomes of clauses (g) and (h)

      3. make a recommendation on the review points required for a national biosecurity incident response under item 3(h) of Schedule 4, at which time the NBMG may review the ongoing technical and economic feasibility of the response.

      4. NBMG to decide whether a national biosecurity incident response is required (steps 9 and 10)

    1. Based on its determination, and in accordance with clause 5.2(c)(iii), the NBMG must decide whether an outbreak of a pest or disease requires a national biosecurity incident response.

      1. The NBMG may decide, on the basis of advice from the NBMCC, that a national biosecurity incident response will commence if:

        1. the technical feasibility analysis of the outbreak indicates that eradication is possible and likely (see ); and

        2. the cost:benefit analysis indicates that it is cost beneficial (see ); and

        3. the risk assessment indicates that the outbreak would have national impacts and an unacceptable likelihood of the pest or disease establishing itself or spreading (see ); and

        4. one or more of the national significance criteria are met (see ).

        5. If the NBMG determines, in accordance with clause 5.3(k)5.4, that a national biosecurity incident response is required, it must:

        6. determine whether to approve the draft national biosecurity incident response plan prepared by the notifying party and reviewed by the NBMCC; or

        7. if it does not approve the draft national biosecurity incident response plan, advise the affected parties on an appropriate course of action.

      2. In making a determination in accordance with clause 5.3(k)(a)(v), the NBMG may:

        1. seek and have regard to advice from technical experts

        2. consider an existing emergency response plan

        3. approve a plan for one or more phases of a national biosecurity incident response prior to giving consideration to a plan to achieve eradication. A national biosecurity incident response plan may be approved for any phase, including the delineation of distribution and/or initial containment.

        4. To avoid any doubt, the NBMG must decide, on the basis of advice from the NBMCC, that a national biosecurity incident response will not commence if:

        5. the technical feasibility analysis for the outbreak indicates that eradication is not possible or likely (see ); or

        6. the cost:benefit analysis indicates that it is not cost beneficial to do so (see ); or

        7. the risk assessment indicates that the outbreak would not have national impacts or a strong likelihood of the pest or disease establishing itself or spreading (see ); or

        8. none of the national significance criteria are met (see ); or

        9. the NBMG has not reached a consensus that a national biosecurity incident response should commence.

        10. The NBMG must decide, on the basis of advice from the NBMCC, that a national biosecurity incident response will not continue if:

      3. it considers that the national biosecurity incident response has been successful in eradicating the pest or disease; or

        1. it considers that the national biosecurity incident response has failed to eradicate the pest or disease; or

        2. it has not reached consensus that a national biosecurity incident response should continue.

        3. Involvement of the parties in NBMG decisions

    2. Only those parties involved in the cost-sharing associated with a national biosecurity incident response have the right to participate (by voting) in related NBMG determinations.

      1. Determinations by the NBMG in accordance with this clause Part V. must be:

        1. made unanimously by the parties participating, in accordance with clause 5.4(c)(iii)5.5, where the determination relates to cost-sharing; or

        2. made by the consensus of participating parties, in accordance with clause 5.4(c)(iii)5.5, in relation to all other determinations.

      2. All NBMG members may express views relating to its decisions, which the group must consider

      3. Cost-sharing

  1. Cost-sharing in accordance with this agreement

Where the NBMG has determined, in accordance with clause 5.3(k), that an emergency response to a pest or disease will be addressed by a national biosecurity incident response under this agreement, the cost-sharing will be determined in accordance with this clause (c).

Cost-sharing formula

Eligible costs associated with a national biosecurity incident response will be shared in accordance with the following:

      1. The Commonwealth’s share will be 50 per cent of eligible costs

      2. The state and territory parties’ combined share will be 50 per cent of eligible costs

      3. Of the state and territory parties’ combined share, as calculated in accordance with clause (d), only those jurisdictions affected by the pest or disease must contribute

      4. Each state or territory party’s contribution is determined by reference to that party’s share of the total number of beneficiaries of the national biosecurity incident response, according to the following formula:



      1. The total number of people in a potentially affected area of a jurisdiction is determined by assuming that:

        1. for pest/disease incidents in terrestrial environments, 1 per cent of the jurisdiction’s land area potentially affected equates to 1 per cent of the jurisdiction’s population

        2. for pest/disease incidents in inland water environments, 1 per cent of the jurisdiction’s surface water area potentially affected equates to 1 per cent of the jurisdiction’s population

        3. for pest incidents in marine environments, 1 per cent of the jurisdiction’s length of coastline potentially affected equates to 1 per cent of the jurisdiction’s population

      2. When determining the total number of people in a potentially affected area:

        1. the potentially affected area in a jurisdiction, expressed as a percentage of its total area, determines the risk faced by that jurisdiction

        2. the potentially affected area is represented by the potential distribution of a pest or disease calculated in accordance with:

  1. Attachment 5A to Schedule 2 for pest/disease incidents in a terrestrial environment

  2. Attachment 5B to Schedule 2 (for pest incidents) and Attachment 5C to Schedule 5 (for disease incidents) in inland water environments

  3. Attachment 5D to Schedule 2 (for pest incidents) and Attachment 5E to Schedule 5 (for disease incidents) in marine environments

      1. the total number of people potentially affected in Australia is determined by the sum of all the potentially affected people in the affected jurisdictions

      2. the population data used for cost-sharing calculations will be the most recently available Australian Bureau of Statistics demographic statistics

      3. for pest or disease incidents in marine environments the Australian population calculated in accordance with clause 6.1(h) will not include the Australian Capital Territory.

      4. Eligible costs

      5. Eligible costs are determined in accordance with Schedule 2.

      6. Eligible costs are only those costs that are above and beyond normal commitments.

      7. Funding a national biosecurity incident response plan

      8. When a national biosecurity incident response plan is implemented each party must:

        1. initially meet its own costs arising from the implementation of the plan

        2. meet its cost-sharing obligations.

      9. Subject to an application being made in accordance with clause (s), reimbursement (of net payments) between parties is to be made on no less than a three-monthly basis (or such other longer period as agreed by the NBMG).

      10. No cost-sharing in relation to ongoing management, containment and recovery

To avoid any doubt, cost-sharing with regard to this agreement relates to NBMG-agreed national biosecurity incident responses, and not other arrangements and activities, including:

      1. ongoing management arrangements, including containment that is not leading to eradication; or

      2. recovery.

      3. Reimbursement of a party

If a national biosecurity incident response plan is approved a party may apply for reimbursement in accordance with clause 6.2(m) under the cost-sharing arrangements for eligible costs incurred as a result of:

      1. if the party is the notifying party

        1. verifying the outbreak and undertaking a risk assessment in accordance with step 2 of clause 5

        2. assessing whether the outbreak is of national significance in accordance with step 6 of clause 5

        3. preparing a draft national biosecurity incident response plan, including conducting a technical feasibility analysis and a cost:benefit analysis in accordance with step 7 of clause 5 

      2. undertaking initial containment activities in accordance with step 1 of clause 5

      3. undertaking any other activity that is part of the response as set out in the national biosecurity incident response plan.

      4. Limit on cost-sharing obligation

The obligations of affected parties, with regard to contributing to cost-sharing for a national biosecurity incident response, will not apply beyond any caps or limits specified in the national biosecurity incident response plan.

Initial rapid national biosecurity incident response cost-sharing obligations

    1. The NBMG/s may commit up to $5 million (in annual aggregate) towards the eligible costs associated with agreed national biosecurity incident responses under this agreement.

      1. The parties must be in a position to provide their contribution to the amount in clause 6.2, determined in accordance with this clause.

      2. If the $5 million for eligible costs is exceeded in any one financial year, the relevant NBMG (and any subsequent NBMGs) must seek ministerial approval from all parties to continue activities and/or begin new emergency responses.

      3. The Commonwealth will be responsible for monitoring expenditure under this delegation and will report biannually to the Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers responsible for biosecurity matters.

      4. Contributions by private beneficiaries

In accordance with clause 4.1(u):

      1. parties acknowledge the challenge of implementing a ‘private beneficiary pays’ approach for national cost-sharing for matters not already covered by pre-existing arrangements

      2. the parties agree that, given the complexities of issues associated with species-specific emergency responses, private beneficiary contributions should be considered by the NBMG on a case-by-case basis

      3. in assessing whether private beneficiary contributions will be sought when funding a national biosecurity incident response under this agreement (in accordance with step 9(e) of clause 5), the NBMG will take into account whether the payment mechanism would be

        1. practical

        2. equitable

        3. non-distortionary

        4. efficient

      4. the parties agree that, where there is one or more private beneficiary and no existing arrangements, the NBMG and parties will negotiate with those private beneficiaries on contributing financially to a national biosecurity incident response to an outbreak of a pest or disease under this agreement

      5. NBMG approval of a national biosecurity incident response plan in accordance with clause 5.4(a)(v) may be contingent on a commitment by a private beneficiary to contribute in accordance with clause (d).

      6. Reimbursement to parties of contributions by private beneficiaries

Where a contribution to a national biosecurity incident response is obtained from private beneficiaries in accordance with clause (d), the amount to be distributed to a party will be a proportion of their investment in the response in accordance with the relevant cost-sharing arrangement.

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