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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ACT 1999 - SECT 34C

Declarations relating to declared Ramsar wetlands

             (1)  The Minister may make a declaration under section 33 relating to a declared Ramsar wetland only if:

                     (a)  the Minister is satisfied that the declaration is not inconsistent with Australia's obligations under the Ramsar Convention; and

                     (b)  the Minister is satisfied that the declaration will promote the management of the wetland in accordance with the Australian Ramsar management principles; and

                     (c)  the declaration meets the requirements (if any) prescribed by the regulations.

             (2)  The Minister may accredit a management arrangement or authorisation process under section 33 for the purposes of a declaration relating to a declared Ramsar wetland only if:

                     (a)  the Minister is satisfied that the management arrangement or authorisation process is not inconsistent with Australia's obligations under the Ramsar Convention; and

                     (b)  the Minister is satisfied that the management arrangement or authorisation process will promote the management of the wetland in accordance with the Australian Ramsar management principles.



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