Application for a permit to interfere with a listed species or ecological community
Department of the Environment and Water Resources, June 2007
- Application to seek closer approach to whales and dolphins in waters around Norfolk Island (PDF - 342 KB)
About the application
The Department of the Environment and Water Resources has received an application for a permit to interfere with (close approach) a cetacean under Part 13, section 237 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The application is for close approach (50 m) to whale and dolphin species in waters around Norfolk Island. The applicant wishes to take photographs and collect sloughed skin samples for scientific research.
A permit is sought for the period commencing from the date of approval to 28 June 2012.
In accordance with the provisions of section 237(3b) of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.
Please submit your comments by 28 June 2007.
Please include your full name and address in your submission.
Comments should be addressed to:
Cetacean Policy and Recovery
Department of the Environment and Water Resources
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be e-mailed to: EPBC.firstname.lastname@example.org
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