About the application
The Department of the Environment and Energy has received an application and draft assessment report under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) to include the dung beetles Euonthophagus crocatus, Onthophagus andalusicus, and Gymnopleurus sturmi on the Live Import List.
The report has been prepared against the standard terms of reference and assesses the suitability of these species for import into Australia.
How can I get involved
Comments are invited on the draft report. It is available for public comment for 40 business days, closing on Friday 5 April 2019.
Read the report
Information supporting the application to amend the List of Specimens Suitable for Live Import to include three new species of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) as suitable for import and for release (PDF - 1.05 MB)
Information supporting the application to amend the List of Specimens Suitable for Live Import to include three new species of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) as suitable for import and for release (DOCX - 1.14 MB)
Send your comments
All comments received will be provided to the applicant to address in finalising the assessment report. Any relevant information provided will be considered by the Department prior to briefing the Minister.
If it is not possible to meet the deadline, please contact the Department at email@example.com
Please forward any written comments to:
Environmental Biosecurity Section
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Finalised risk assessment reports may be published on the Department’s website. Comments received during this consultation process may be used and referenced in the final report. Comments will be attributed to organisations, not to individuals. If you wish your comments to remain confidential, you should clearly mark the relevant part(s) of your comments as ‘confidential’.
Personal information that you provide will only be used for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.
The draft assessment report has been prepared by the applicant and is being circulated for public comment in compliance with section 303EF (2b) of the EPBC Act. The views and opinions expressed in the report are those of the applicant and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government or the Minister for the Environment and Energy.