Draft facility standard for zoo animals

Closing Date:
Contact: Animal imports

Have your say

A new transitional facility standard for zoo animals has been developed. Zoo animal transitional facility requirements were formerly covered by the Standard for Low-security Farm Animal Transitional Facilities (154.02.13). A new standard for zoo animals was developed due to the specific requirements of managing zoo animals. MPI would like your feedback on this new standard.

Consultation document

Related consultation 

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking submissions on a proposed standard for zoo containment facilities. The EPA consultation runs from 16 January 2018 to 27 February 2018.

Making your submission

Comments on the draft Facility Standard: Zoo Animals should be sent to MPI by 5pm on 23 March 2018. Email your submission to animalimports@mpi.govt.nz

While we prefer email, you can post written submissions to:

Animal Imports
Transitional Facilities for Zoo Animal Consultation
Animal and Animal Products Directorate
Regulation and Assurance Branch
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
New Zealand.

Or fax: +64 4 894 0733

Make sure you include in your submission:

  • the title of this discussion document
  • your name and title
  • your organisation’s name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation)
  • your contact details (for example, phone number, address and email).

Submissions received by the closure date will be considered for the final issue of this facility standard. Submissions received after the closure date may be held on file for consideration when the issued standard is next revised or reviewed.

Legal requirements

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) must consult with interested parties in accordance with section 39(1A) of the Biosecurity Act 1993 (the Act) and MPI’s consultation policy before issuing or amending facility standards under section 39 of the Act.

A transitional facility standard sets out the requirements in relation to building, maintaining, and operating a transitional facility, and describes how a place becomes approved to this kind of facility.

Submissions are public information

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.

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