Comments on this application closed 18 October 2018. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
About the application
The Department of the Environment and Energy has received an application for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move a listed threatened species in a Commonwealth Area under Part 13, sections 200 and 215 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The application is to tag Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus), Christmas Island. The Whale Shark is a listed threatened species and is also listed as Migratory under the EPBC Act.
Please see the documents above for further details on the proposal.
If the application for a permit to conduct the activity is approved the permit will be valid for a period of up to five years.
How can I get involved?
In accordance with the provisions of sections 200(3) and 215(3) of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.
Read the application
Send your comments
Please submit your comments by 18 October 2018.
To assist in considering comments, you are encouraged to provide comments under the following headings:
- Management and methodology
- Monitoring procedures
- Ecological sustainability of the operation
- Animal welfare
Please include your full name and address in your submission.
Comments should be addressed to:
Major Projects West Section
Assessments and Post Approvals Branch
Environmental Standards Division
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be e-mailed to: EPBC.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.