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Approved inspection services

    (1)     The Secretary may, by instrument, approve a person or body to be an approved inspection service

        (a)     to provide examination, inspection and treatment services for monitoring, controlling and eradicating plant pests and diseases;

        (b)     to ascertain whether plants, plant products, packages, used equipment or earth material comply with this Act;

        (c)     to verify any documents relating to plants, plant products, used packages, used equipment and earth material, and any marking and labelling on packages containing plants and plant products;

        (d)     to issue plant health certificates;

        (e)     to monitor proper observance of compliance agreements under Part 5;

        (f)     to provide services for the monitoring, examination, investigation and inspection of accredited persons and the operating procedures of those persons.

    (2)     The Secretary must not give approval under subsection (1) unless the Secretary

        (a)     is satisfied that the person or body can provide an adequate, appropriate and efficient inspection service and that the service will be provided by appropriately qualified persons; and

        (b)     has entered into an agreement under section 66 with the person or body.

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