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Publish Date

07 March 2019

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the dipping of Queensland fruit fly (QFF) host fruit with dimethoate under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of dipping with dimethoate of eligible Queensland fruit fly host produce by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in NSW.

Disease: Queensland fruit fly

Product: Dimethoate may be used for all fruits specified on the APVMA label or minor use permit. The label or APVMA minor use permit currently includes:

  • citrus fruit (excluding edible skin species e.g. kumquats), and citrus fruit that has received pre-harvest treatment with dimethoate)
  • tropical and sub-tropical fruit with inedible peel – Abiu/Abius, Akee Apple, Avocados, Bananas, Banana Passionfruit, Breadfruit, Cactus Fruit, Caimito/Star Apple, Canistel, Casimiro / White Sapote, Cherimoya, Custard Apples, Durian, Feijoas, Granadilla, Guavas (inedible peel varieties), Ilama, Jackfruit, Kiwifruit (Chinese Gooseberries, inedible peel varieties), Longan, Lychees (inedible peel varieties), Mangoes, Mangosteen, Passionfruit, Paw Paws, Plantain, Pomegranates, Pulasan, Rambutan, Rollinia, Santol, Sapodilla, Sapote (black, green, mammey & white), Soursop, Sweetsop/Sugar apple, Tamarillos, Wax Jambus.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

13 September 2019

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that applies to the certification of unbroken skin condition of approved fruits for Queensland fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of unbroken skin condition of approved fruits from a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Pest: Queensland fruit fly

Produce: achachairú, durian, jaboticaba, jackfruit, longan, lychee, mangosteen, rambutan and pomegranate.

Location: NSW

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

01 July 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel.

The above applies to the certification of mature green condition of passionfruit, Tahitian limes and black sapote for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

Scope

This operational procedure covers all certification of mature green condition of passionfruit, Tahitian limes and black sapote from Businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Pest: Queensland fruit fly (QFF)

Host produce: passionfruit, Tahitian limes and black sapotes

This procedure covers only passionfruit of a cultivar of the species Passiflora edulis, or of a hybrid between it and Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa that has a dark purple skin and a leathery rind. Approved cultivars include Sweetheart, Nellie Kelly, Barlow’s Special, Day’s Special, Lacey, Tom’s Special, Little Bottler, Jackpot, E23, 3-1, K and Supersweet 1 – 9.

This procedure does not cover passionfruit that are cultivars of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa including Panama Red, Panama Gold, Marsh and Red Ambrosia. These cultivars have a lighter coloured pink to purple or yellow skinned fruit, a more acid, aromatic and golden flesh, and a softer rind that is susceptible to fruit fly infestation.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

21 June 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel.

The above applies to the certification of mature green condition of bananas for Queensland fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

Scope

This operational procedure covers all certification of mature green condition of bananas grown only in New South Wales (NSW) from Businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in NSW.

Pest: Queensland fruit fly (QFF)

Produce: Bananas (only those banana varieties that are green in colour when immature and excludes coloured varieties such as Red Dacca and Blue Java)

This Procedure is separated into two (2) sections.

  1. Part A covers a Business which grows, selects bunches, dehands and initially grades and packs bananas into bulk bins or cartons; and
  2. Part B covers a Business which receives, grades, packs and certifies bananas from a Business accredited under Part A.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

21 June 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the operation and principles; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to splitting a consignment or reconsigning an original consignment of produce covered by a certificate under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

Scope

This procedure covers all splitting of consignments and reconsigning of original consignments of certified produce covered by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

A certified consignment can be covered by:

  • a certificate issued by an Authorised Person (Plant Health Certificate); or
  • a certificate issued by a Business operating under an ICA arrangement (Plant Health Assurance Certificate).

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

26 June 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the operation and principles; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that applies to the treatment and inspection of custard apples and other Annona spp. for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

Scope

This Procedure covers all certification of treatment and inspection of custard apples and other Annona spp. from Businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Pest: Queensland fruit fly (QFF)

Produce: Custard apples and other Annona spp.

Certification of post-harvest treatment must be carried out in conjunction with this Procedure in accordance with the ICA Operational Procedure NSW ICA 1, Dipping with Dimethoate.

This Procedure is separated into two sections:

  1. Part A covering grower activities, and
  2. Part B covering packer activities of host produce receival, grading and packing, post-harvest inspection and certification.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

05 April 2019

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the operations and principles
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the post-harvest flood spraying of Queensland fruit fly host fruit with dimethoate under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

 

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of flood spraying with dimethoate of eligible Queensland fruit fly host produce by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in NSW.

Disease: Queensland fruit fly

Product: Dimethoate may be used for:

  • citrus fruit (excluding edible skin species e.g. kumquats, and citrus fruit that has received
    pre-harvest treatment with dimethoate)
  • tropical and sub-tropical fruit with inedible peel. including: abiu/abius, achiote, akee apple, avocado, banana, breadfruit, cactus fruit (e.g. prickly pear), caimito/star apple, canistel, casimiro/white sapote, cherimoya, custard apple, durian, elephant apple, feijoa, guava (inedible peel varieties only), genip, granadilla, ilama, jackfruit, kiwifruit (inedible peel varieties only), litchi, longan, mammey apple, mango, mangosteen, marmaladedos, naranjilla, papaya, passionfruit, pawpaw, plantain, pomegranate, pulasan, rambutan, rollinia, santol, sapodilla, sapote (black, green, mammey & white), soursop, spanish lime, sweetsop/sugar apple, tamarillo and wax jambus

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

04 October 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the operation and principles; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of table grapes for Queensland fruit fly (QFF) under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of table grapes from a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Disease: Queensland fruit fly

Product: Table grapes

Location: This procedure is separated into two sections:

  1. Part A covering grower activities
  2. Part B covering packer activities.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

20 June 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the operation and principles; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that applies to the pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of approved host fruit for Queensland fruit fly (QFF) under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and inspection of approved host produce from a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in section 6 are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Pest: Queensland fruit fly (QFF)

Product: Blueberries, persimmons, pome fruit (apples and pears) and stonefruit.

This procedure is separated into two sections:

  1. Part A covering grower activities, and
  2. Part B covering packer activities.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

13 September 2019

Purpose

This purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the operation and principles; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplants for Queensland fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and inspection of tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplant from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Disease: Queensland fruit fly

Product: Tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplants

This procedure is separated into two sections:

  1. Part A covering grower activities
  2. Part B covering packer activities of fruit receival, grading and packing, post-harvest inspection and certification.

Publish Date

26 June 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that applies to the treatment of nursery stock plants, which may be either bare-rooted or in soil-less potting media, for various Quarantine pests and diseases, under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of host produce from a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Disease: various pests and diseases.

Product: nursery stock

  • Nursery stock includes plants and seedlings in soil-less media, bare rooted plants and cuttings with leaves, dormant deciduous bare rooted plants and cuttings, bulbs, corms and rhizomes.
  • Nursery stock does not include plants in pots greater than 20 L, nursery stock bearing fruit, plants from the Myrtaceae family, and culinary herbs and leafy vegetables for consumption

Location: Tasmania and Western Australia.

All states accepting this Operational procedure have additional entry conditions.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

20 June 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the operation, design features and standards required for hard condition of avocados; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that applies to the inspection of hard condition avocados for Queensland fruit fly (QFF) under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of hard condition avocados from a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Disease: Queensland fruit fly

Product: Avocado

Location: This procedure is separated into two sections:

  1. Part A covering grower activities; and
  2. Part B covering packer activities

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

21 June 2019

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the operation and principles; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to pre-harvest treatment and inspection of blueberries for blueberry rust under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of blueberries from a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Disease: Blueberry rust (Thekopsora minima)

Product: Blueberries (Vaccinium spp.)

Location: New South Wales

This procedure is separated into two sections:

  1. Part A covering grower activities, and
  2. Part B covering packer activities.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

20 June 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the intra and interstate movement of wine grapes where quarantine restrictions apply for the pests grapevine phylloxera and Queensland fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of the movement of wine grapes by a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Pest/s: Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tyroni); Grapevine phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae)

Produce:

Wine grapes for processing;

  • produced in a NSW Phylloxera Exclusion Zone for consignment to South Australia; and
  • received by a winery in a NSW Phylloxera Exclusion Zone from an interstate Phylloxera Risk Zone.

Location: This procedure is separated into two (2) sections.

  1. Part A covering grower activities; and
  2. Part B covering the receiving winery activities.

Limitations:

  • Wine grapes originating from a PIZ or a NSW infested area must not be certified or received under this procedure.
  • Wine grapes may only be certified by a Business that is accredited in the same state (eg a NSW Business may only certify NSW produce).
  • New South Wales only accepts wine grapes originating from a state or territory, or any part of a state or territory that is free from Mediterranean fruit fly and certified by an Area Freedom Certificate issued by the Accrediting Authority for that state or territory.
  • Wine grapes from the NSW Phylloxera Exclusion Zone may be consigned anywhere in NSW and Victoria without certification under this procedure if;

o the load is securely transported
o the grapes are accompanied by a cart note, and
o the grapes are processed at the winery within 24hrs.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

22 June 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for hot water treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel.

that  apply to the certification of hot water treatment (HWT) of grapevine material for phylloxera under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This operational procedure covers all certification of hot water treatment of grapevine material by a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

This operational procedure is applicable to the requirements specified in section 6 Requirements where the requirements are a specified entry condition of an interstate authority for phylloxera.

Pest: Grapevine phylloxera

Produce: Vine material (dormant)

This procedure is separated into two (2) sections.

  1. Part A covering the hot water treatment facility; and
  2. Part B covering packer activities.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

28 February 2020

Purpose

This purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the operation and principles; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the inspection of host produce for melon thrips under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Host produce for melon thrips are listed in the attachments to the procedure.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Scope

This procedure covers certification of melon thrips host produce that has been inspected within 48 hours prior to dispatch and found free from melon thrips.

Publish Date

28 October 2020

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

(a) the principles of operation, design features and standards required for fumigation chambers and facilities; and

(b) the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the certification of methyl bromide fumigation of produce under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of methyl bromide fumigation by a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Disease: Fruit fly and other plant pests

Product: Fruit and fruiting vegetables, food producing plants and ornamentals

Location: Businesses operating in areas of NSW where the requirements specified are a condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority.

This procedure does not abrogate or override the responsibility of licensed fumigators to comply with the legislative requirements as prescribed in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001.

Certification under this procedure may not fulfil all quarantine entry conditions for all produce to interstate markets. It is the responsibility of the consigning business to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

17 October 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the requirements for nursery freedom, treatment and inspection; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to live plants of the Myrtaceae family for freedom from myrtle rust under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers certification of live plants of the Myrtaceae family for freedom from myrtle rust from a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

This procedure is applicable where the requirement(s) specified in section 6 is a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for live plants of the Myrtaceae family for freedom of myrtle rust.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

01 July 2020

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel

when repacking and certifying imported produce certified with a phytosanitary certificate, repacking and certifying certified QFF host produce, and repacking certified melon thrips host produce, under this Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification for the repacking of certified host produce by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Pests: Queensland fruit fly. melon thrips

Produce: Queensland fruit fly and melon thrips host produce

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

12 February 2015

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the operation and principles; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that applies to the certification of property freedom of potatoes for potato cyst nematode under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of potatoes from a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in section 6 are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for potato cyst nematode.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

20 June 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for cold treatment facilities; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel.

The above applies to the certification of cold treatment of fruit for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of cold treatment of fruit by Businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in New South Wales.

Pest: Queensland Fruit Fly

Product: Queensland fruit fly host produce

This procedure is separated into two (2) sections:

  1. Part A covering cold treatment activities, and
  2. Part B covering packer activities.

This Operational Procedure is applicable where cold treatment is an acceptable entry condition of the interstate authority.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

10 June 2011

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel.

The above applies to the certification of mature green condition and immature green condition of pawpaw and babaco for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of mature green condition and immature green condition of pawpaw and babaco from Businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in New South Wales.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6. Requirements are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Disease: Queensland fruit fly

Product: pawpaw and babaco

  • Certification of mature green condition of defective flower end-type pawpaw prior to fumigation with methyl bromide
  • Certification of mature green condition of pawpaws (other than effective flower end-types) and babacos as a condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly
  • Certification of immature green condition of pawpaw as a condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

13 July 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for dipping equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to dipping produce with dimethoate for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of dipping with dimethoate by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in the Northern Territory.

Pests

Dipping with dimethoate may be used for citrus fruit (excluding all edible skin species and mandarins that have received pre-harvest treatment with dimethoate), tropical and sub-tropical fruit with inedible peel (including, but not limited to avocado, banana, bread fruit, custard apple, durians, feijoa, guava, jack fruit, kiwi fruit, lychee, longan, mango, magosteen, melons, pawpaw, passionfruit, tamarillo, pineapple, rambutan, sapodilla, sapote, tamarind) and watermelon:

  • Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni)
  • Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratis capitata)
  • Lesser Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera neohumeralis)
  • Northern Territory fruit fly (Bactrocera aquilonis)

For melons (including watermelons):

  • Cucumber fly (Bactrocera cucumis)
  • Lesser Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera neohumeralis)
  • Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni)
  • Mediterranean fly (Ceratitis capitata)
  • Banana fly (Bactrocera musae)
  • Mango fly (Bactrocera frauenfeldi)

Produce

Dimethoate may be used for all melon fruits as specified on the APVMA minor use permit; or
all produce specified on the APVMA minor use permit, except for WA, which do not accept citrus except mandarins. The APVMA minor use permit currently includes:

  • Citrus fruit (excluding all edible skin species and mandarins that have received pre-harvest treatment with dimethoate)
  • Tropical and sub-tropical fruit with inedible peel (including, but not limited to avocado, banana, bread fruit, custard apple, durians, feijoa, guava, jack fruit, kiwi fruit, lychee, longan, mango, mangosteen, melons, pawpaw, passionfruit, tomarillo, pineapple, rambutan, sapodilla, sapote, tamarind) and watermelon

Location

All Australian states and Territories.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

21 June 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for hot water treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the certification of hot water treatment of mangoes for fruit fly for movement under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of hot water treatment of mangoes from businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in the Northern Territory.

Hot water treatment is approved for use on mangoes only.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

21 June 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of unbroken skin condition of approved fruits for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of unbroken skin condition of approved fruits from businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Approved fruits means; fruit of rambutan, durian, mangosteen, jackfruit, longan, lychee, and pomegranate.

This operational procedure covers the requirements for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

21 June 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of mature green condition of passionfruit, Tahitian limes and black sapotes for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of mature green condition of passionfruit, Tahitian limes and black sapotes from businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in the Northern Territory.

This procedure covers only passionfruit of a cultivar of the species Passiflora edulis or of a hybrid between it and Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa that has a dark purple skin and a leathery rind. Approved cultivars include Nellie Kelly, Barlow’s Special, Day’s Special, Lacey, Tom’s Special, Little Bottler, Jackpot, E23, 3-1, K and Supersweet 1-9.

This procedure does not cover passionfruit that are cultivars of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa including Panama Red, Panama Gold, Marsh and Red Ambrosia. These cultivars have a lighter coloured pink to purple or yellow skinned fruit, a more acid, aromatic and golden flesh and a softer rind that is susceptible to fruit fly infestation.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

22 June 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of mature green condition of bananas for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This operational procedure covers all certification of mature green condition of bananas from businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in the Northern Territory.

This procedure covers Northern Territory and Queensland fruit fly only.

Mature green condition certification under this operational procedure is approved for all commercial varieties and types of banana.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

22 June 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the treatment and inspection of mangoes for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of treatment and inspection of mangoes by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in the Northern Territory.

This procedure covers the requirements for Queensland fruit fly and is applicable to Businesses operating where the pre-harvest and post-harvest requirements specified in Section 6. Requirement, are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

13 July 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for flood spraying equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to flood spraying produce with dimethoate for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of flood spraying with dimethoate by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in the Northern Territory.

Pests

Flood spraying with dimethoate may be used for citrus fruit (excluding all edible skin species and mandarins that have received pre-harvest treatment with dimethoate), tropical and sub-tropical fruit with inedible peel include (avocado, banana, bread fruit, custard apple, durians, feijoa, guava, jackfruit, kiwi fruit, lychee, longan, mango, mangosteen, melons, pawpaw, passionfruit, tamarillo, pineapple, rambutan, sapodilla, sapote, tamarind and watermelon), and hot chilli peppers (excluding all sweet chilli peppers and capsicum):

  • Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni)
  • Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata)
  • Lesser Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera neohumeralis)
  • Northern Territory fruit fly (Bactrocera aquilonis)

For melons (including water melons):

  • Cucumber fly (Bactrocera cucumis)
  • Lesser Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera neohumeralis)
  • Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni)
  • Mediterranean fly (Ceratitis capitata)
  • Banana fly (Bactrocera musae)
  • Mango fly (Bactrocera frauenfeldi)

Produce

Dimethoate may be used for all melon fruits as specified on the APVMA minor use permit, or all fruits specified on the APVMA minor use permit, except for WA, which do not accept citrus except mandarins. The APVMA minor use permit currently includes:

  • Citrus fruit (excluding all edible skin species and mandarins that have received pre-harvest treatment with dimethoate)
  • Tropical and sub-tropical fruit with inedible peel (including, but not limited to avocado, banana, bread fruit, custard apple, durians, feijoa, guava, jack fruit, kiwi fruit, lychee, longan, mango, mangosteen, melons, pawpaw, passionfruit, tamarillo, pineapple, rambutan, sapodilla, sapote, tamarind) and watermelon
  • Hot chilli peppers (excluding all sweet chilli peppers and capsicum)

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

22 June 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of produce for area or property freedom based on verification, inspection and monitoring by the accrediting authority, for intra or interstate movement under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of area and property freedom based on verification, inspection and monitoring by the Accrediting Authority issued by Businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in the Northern Territory.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

07 September 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the pre-harvest treatment and inspection of tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplants for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This Operational Procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and inspection of
tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplants by a business operating under an Interstate
Certification Assurance arrangement to prevent the movement of the quarantine pest
Queensland Fruit Fly in the Northern Territory.

Pests

  • Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni)
  • Lesser Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera neohumeralis)
  • Northern Territory fruit fly (Bactrocera aquilonis)
  • Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata)

Produce

For Queensland fruit fly, Lesser Queensland fruit fly and Northern Territory fruit fly on:

  • Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • Capsicum and chilli (Capsicum annuum)
  • Eggplant (Solanum melongena)

For Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) on field-grown tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) only.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

23 June 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the treatment of nursery stock plants, which may be either bare rooted or in a soil-less potting media, for various quarantine pests and diseases, under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure allows a business accredited to issue certification facilitating the movement of nursery stock that has been treated and certified by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in the Northern Territory.

Pest: various pests and diseases and permitted species

Produce: nursery stock: eg plants for propagation: bulbs, seedlings, potted plants

Location: Northern Territory

Certification under this procedure may not fulfil all quarantine entry conditions for all produce to Western Australia. Additional pest specific treatment/s may be required.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

24 June 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the design features for inspection, treatment and secure storage facilities;
  • the standards required for inspection and treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the inspection and treatment of plants for spiraling whitefly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of inspection and treatment of plants for spiraling whitefly from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Northern Territory.

This procedure covers the inspection and treatment of living plants and parts of plants only. It does not cover the inspection and treatment of seeds, fruit, underground parts, and dried or processed plant materials.

This procedure is applicable where the requirement(s) specified in Section 7, are a
specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for spiralling whitefly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

27 June 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the design features for inspection facilities;
  • the standards required for inspection equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the inspection of fruits and vegetables (post harvest), live plants, cut flowers and foliage for melon thrips under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of inspection of fruits and vegetables (post harvest), live plants, cut flowers and foliage for melon thrips from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in the Northern Territory. This procedure does not cover the inspection and certification of seeds, underground parts of plants or dried or processed plant materials.

For Western Australia only – whole plant vegetables (ie compact leafy vegetables or parts thereof, such as lettuces, cabbage, broccoli, broccolini, cauliflower etc) and bitter melon, snake beans, long beans, okra and luffa are also excluded for certification under this procedure.

This procedure is applicable where the requirement specified in Section 6. Requirement is a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for melon thrips.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

01 July 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for inspection;
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to inspecting used vehicles and associated equipment under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all inspection and certification of used vehicles and associated equipment by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in the Northern Territory.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

15 June 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of hard green condition of bananas for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of hard green condition of bananas by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in the Northern Territory.

Hard green condition is approved for Cavendish type bananas only.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

21 July 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of mature green condition and immature green condition of pawpaw and babaco for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of mature green condition and immature green condition of papaw and babaco from Businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Northern Territory.

This procedure is applicable to:

  • Businesses certifying mature green condition of defective flower end-type papaws prior to fumigation with methyl bromide; or
  • Businesses certifying mature green condition of papaws (other than defective flower end-type papaws) and babacos as a condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly; or
  • Businesses certifying immature green condition of papaws as a condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

10 February 2020

Purpose

This procedure has been developed to meet the tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) entry conditions of Victoria and New South Wales for hosts of TYLCV consigned from a business operating under BioSecure HACCP Certification.

Scope

This procedure covers the certification of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum), lobed croton (Croton lobatus) and all species of capsicum, euphorbia and physalis plants produced under a pest management program which prevents the introduction of TYLCV and silverleaf whitefly as its vector.

The pest management program includes host plants grown in an insect proof facility, or under a pesticide treatment and weed management regime plus monitoring for silverleaf whitefly.

See Nursery Production Farm Management System (external link)

Publish Date

19 March 2019

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for dipping equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to dipping produce with dimethoate for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of dipping with dimethoate by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Queensland.

Dipping with dimethoate may be used for citrus fruits (excluding all edible skin species and mandarins that have received pre-harvest treatment with dimethoate), tropical and sub-tropical fruit with inedible peel and melons (including watermelons).

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

05 November 1998

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for hot water treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the certification of hot water treatment of mangoes for fruit fly for under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of hot water treatment of mangoes for fruit fly by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Queensland.

This operational procedure covers hot water treatment of mangoes only.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

18 October 2011

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of unbroken skin condition of approved fruits for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of unbroken skin condition of approved fruits from businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

Approved fruits means fruit of achachairu, durian, jaboticaba, jackfruit, longan, lychee, mangosteen, rambutan and pomegranate.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

05 November 1998

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of mature green condition of passionfruit, Tahitian limes and black sapotes for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of mature green condition of passionfruit, Tahitian limes and black sapotes from businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure covers only passionfruit of a cultivar of the species Passiflora edulis, or of a hybrid between it and Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa that has a dark purple skin and a leathery rind. Approved cultivars include Nellie Kelly, Barlow’s Special, Day’s Special, Lacey, Tom’s Special, Little Bottler, Jackpot, E23, 3-1, K and Supersweet 1 – 9.

This procedure does not cover passionfruit that are cultivars of Passiflora edulis f.
 flavicarpa including Panama Red, Panama Gold, Marsh and Red Ambrosia. These cultivars have a lighter coloured pink to purple or yellow skinned fruit, a more acid, aromatic and golden flesh, and a softer rind that is susceptible to fruit fly infestation.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

08 April 1997

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of mature green condition of bananas for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of mature green condition of bananas from Businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure excludes any Business operating within a Suspension Area of a Papaya Fruit Fly Pest Quarantine Area.

This procedure covers Queensland fruit fly only.

Mature green condition certification under this procedure is approved for all commercial varieties and types of banana.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

30 July 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the standards and requirements; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to splitting a consignment or reconsigning an original consignment of produce covered by a Plant Health Certificate under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all splitting of consignments and reconsigning of original consignments of certified produce by a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

‘Certified produce’ means any produce covered by one or more of the following Plant Health Certificates:

  • an Inspector’s certificate; or
  • an Assurance Certificate; or
  • a declaration issued by a business;

for the purpose of demonstrating conformance with an intrastate or interstate quarantine requirement.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

15 June 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for treatment and inspection equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the treatment and inspection of custard apples and other Annona spp for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of treatment and inspection of custard apples and other Annona spp from businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

Certification of post-harvest treatment must be carried out in conjunction with this procedure in accordance with the ICA Operational Procedure Dipping in Dimethoate (ICA 1).

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified entry condition of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

29 September 1998

Purpose

**Operational Procedure temporarily unavailable, undergoing amendment to remove the chemical fenthion**

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for preharvest treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the treatment and inspection of mangoes for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

 

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of all cultivars of mangoes from a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

Certification of post-harvest treatment must be carried out in conjunction with this procedure in accordance with the Operational Procedures ICA 1, ICA 2 or ICA 3.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

19 March 2019

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for flood spraying equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to flood spraying produce with dimethoate for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of flood spraying with dimethoate by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Queensland.

Flood spraying with dimethoate may be used for citrus fruit (excluding all edible skin species and mandarins that have received pre-harvest treatment with dimethoate), tropical and sub-tropical fruit with inedible peel, and melons (including watermelons).

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

11 October 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment equipment and inspection equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of pre-harvest treatment and inspection of table grapes for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

 

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and inspection of table grapes from businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

16 October 2013

Purpose

**Operational Procedure temporarily unavailable, undergoing amendment to remove the chemical fenthion**

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the pre-harvest treatment and inspection of approved fruits for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

 

 

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and inspection of approved fruit from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

Approved fruits means fresh blueberries and stonefruit including apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

13 December 2002

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

the principles of operation and standards required; and

the responsibilities and practices of personnel; that apply to the certification of grape must and fresh juice moving from a Phylloxera Infested Zone (PIZ) or Phylloxera Risk Zone (PRZ) to a Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ) under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of grape must and fresh juice moving from a PIZ or PRZ to a PEZ from businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

The state of Queensland is classified as a PRZ.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

08 February 2019

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment equipment and inspection equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplants for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

 

 

 

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and post harvest inspection of tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplant from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

01 November 2012

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of mature green condition of tomatoes for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of mature green condition of tomatoes from a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

01 November 2012

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment, fruit fly trapping and inspection equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to pre-harvest bait spraying and inspection of citrus for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest bait spraying and inspection of citrus from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure is applicable only to the following:

Cultivars – Eureka and other true lemons (not Meyer lemons), all cultivars of mandarins, tangors, oranges, limes and grapefruit;

Harvest period – 1 March to 25 August inclusive;

Production areas – Central Burnett, Emerald and similar inland areas of Queensland west of the coastal ranges and south of latitude 22 degrees South; and coastal areas of Queensland east of the coastal ranges south of latitude 24 degrees 30 minutes South and north of latitude 26 degrees South.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

23 April 2019

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features, treatment equipment and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the cover spraying of plants and treatment of potting media under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers certification for cover spraying of plants and the treatment of potting media from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure is applicable where the requirement(s) specified in Section 6 Requirement is a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Certification of nursery stock under this Operational Procedure is currently only accepted by Western Australia and Tasmania and is not an accepted quarantine entry condition for other interstate markets.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

22 August 2012

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of hard condition of avocado for Queensland fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of hard condition of avocados from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure is applicable only to the following:

Pests – Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni);

Produce – This procedure is limited to the following avocado cultivars: Hass and Lamb Hass.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

23 September 2019

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment equipment and inspection equipment
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel

that apply to preharvest treatment and inspection of blueberries for blueberry rust under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers certification of blueberries for freedom from blueberry rust from a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in 6. Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for blueberry rust.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

31 August 2020

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest field control;
  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for inspection; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of pre-harvest field control and inspection of strawberries for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest field control and inspection of strawberries for Queensland fruit fly from a business operating under and ICA arrangement within Queensland.

This procedure is applicable only to the following:

Pests – Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and lesser Queensland fruit fly (B. neohumeralis);

Production areas – south-east Queensland;

Production – in ground production only.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

14 October 2002

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the design features for inspection, treatment and secure storage facilities;
  • the standards required for inspection and treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the inspection and treatment of plants for spiraling whitefly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of inspection and treatment of plants for spiraling whitefly from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure covers the inspection and treatment of living plants and parts of plants only. It does not cover the inspection and treatment of seeds, fruit, underground parts, and dried or processed plant materials.

This procedure is applicable where the requirement(s) specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for spiraling whitefly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

14 October 2002

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the applicable standards and principles of operation; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to certification of property freedom of plants for spiraling whitefly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of plants for property freedom for spiraling whitefly from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for spiraling whitefly

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

07 January 2013

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe

  • the design features for inspection facilities;
  • the standards required for inspection equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the inspection of fruits and vegetables (post harvest), live plants, cut flowers and foliage for melon thrips under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of inspection of fruits and vegetables (post harvest), live plants, cut flowers and foliage for melon thrips from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure does not cover the inspection and certification of seeds, underground parts of plants or dried or processed plant materials.

For Western Australia only – whole plant vegetables (i.e. compact leafy vegetables or parts thereof, such as lettuces, cabbage, broccoli, broccolini, cauliflower etc) and bitter melon, snake beans, long beans, okra and luffa are also excluded for certification under this procedure.

This procedure is applicable where the requirement specified in Section 6 Requirement is a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for melon thrips.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

19 November 2001

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the design features for inspection and treatment facilities;
  • the standards required for inspection and treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the inspection and treatment of plants for red imported fire ant under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of inspection and treatment of plants for red imported fire ant from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure covers the inspection and treatment of plants with media attached. Media includes soil, potting mixtures and other non-liquid mixtures of organic and inorganic material in which plants can grow.

This procedure is applicable where the requirement(s) specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for red imported fire ant.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

22 November 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

(a) the principles of operation, design features and standards required for fumigation chambers and facilities; and

(b) the responsibilities and actions of personnel

that apply to the certification of methyl bromide fumigation of produce under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of methyl bromide fumigation by an Accredited Certifier operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure covers the requirements for fruit fly and other plant pests where the requirements in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority.

This procedure does not abrogate or override the responsibility of licensed fumigators to comply with the legislative requirements as prescribed in the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 and Work Place Health and Safety Act 1995.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

09 August 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the applicable standards and principles of operation; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to certification of property freedom of plants for red imported fire ant (RIFA) under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of property freedom of plants for red imported fire ant from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure covers property freedom of plants with media attached.

Media includes soil, potting mixtures and other non-liquid mixtures of organic and inorganic material in which plants can grow.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for red imported fire ant.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

19 January 2012

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the requirements for nursery freedom, treatment and inspection; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to live plants of the Myrtaceace family for freedom of myrtle rust under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers certification of live plants of the Myrtaceace family for freedom of myrtle rust from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure is applicable where the requirement specified in Section 6 Requirement is a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for live plants of the Myrtaceace family for freedom of myrtle rust.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

19 August 2013

Purpose

**Operational Procedure temporarily unavailable, undergoing amendment to remove the chemical fenthion**

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment equipment and inspection equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of tomato and capsicum for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

 

 

 

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of tomato and capsicum from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure is applicable only to the following:

Production area – Bowen and Gumlu region

Harvest period – 1 April to 30 November inclusive.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

08 March 2011

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for irradiation faciities; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the certification of irradiated product under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of irradiated product by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure covers the requirements for fruit fly and other plant pests where the requirements in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority.

This procedure does not abrogate or override the responsibility of irradiation facilities to comply with the legislative requirements as prescribed in the Radiation Safety Act 1999 and the Food Act 2006.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

26 July 2000

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of hard green condition of bananas for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of hard green condition of bananas from businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Queensland. Hard green condition is approved for Cavendish type bananas only.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

30 July 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of banana fruit under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement for freedom of soil and other plant material for Panama disease tropical race 4.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of banana fruit for freedom of soil and other plant material from businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement in Queensland.

Freedom of soil and plant material for banana fruit may not be an accepted quarantine entry condition for Panama disease tropical race 4 for all intrastate or interstate markets.

Some intrastate or interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification for pests and diseases other than Panama disease tropical race 4 as a condition of entry.

It is the responsibility of the business consigning the produce to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.
Information on intrastate and interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from the Certification Assurance Supervisor for your district.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

13 December 1999

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for cold treatment facilities; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel.

The above applies to the certification of cold treatment of fruit for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of cold treatment of fruit by businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure covers verification of cold treatment using fruit pulp temperatures and return air temperatures.

This operational procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirements are a specified entry condition of an interstate authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

27 July 2000

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of mature green condition and immature green condition of papaw and babaco for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of mature green condition and immature green condition of papaw and babaco from businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Queensland.

This procedure is applicable to:

  • Businesses certifying mature green condition of defective flower end-type papaws prior to fumigation with methyl bromide; or
  • Businesses certifying mature green condition of papaws (other than defective flower end-type papaws) and babacos as a condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly; or
  • Businesses certifying immature green condition of papaws as a condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

01 May 2005

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for dipping equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to dipping produce with dimethoate or fenthion for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of dipping with dimethoate and fenthion by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in South Australia.

  • Dipping with dimethoate may be used for all host fruits except strawberries and capsicums.
  • Dipping with fenthion may be used for all host fruits with inedible peel except capsicum.
  • Dipping in dimethoate or fenthion may not be an accepted quarantine entry condition for all fruits to all interstate markets.

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority stipulates that stonefruit be treated at 200ppm (not 400ppm) due to excessive MRL’s being detected in stonefruit treated at 400ppm. Stonefruit may not enter Western Australia under this procedure. Western Australia does not accept stonefruit treated at 200ppm and treatment of stonefruit at 400ppm is illegal.

Information on interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from the Certification Assurance Supervisor or South Australian Quarantine Inspection Service by phoning 8269 4500.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

30 June 2014

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the requirements; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that applies to splitting a consignment or reconsigning an original consignment of produce covered by a Plant Health Certificate under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

 

Scope

This procedure covers all splitting of consignments and reconsigning of original consignments of certified produce covered by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in South Australia.

Certified produce means any produce covered by one or more of the following Plant Health Certificates:

  • an Inspector’s Certificate; or
  • an Assurance Certificate.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

01 May 2005

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for flood spraying equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to flood spraying produce with dimethoate or fenthion for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

 

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of flood spraying with dimethoate and fenthion by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in South Australia.

  • Flood spraying with dimethoate may be used for all host fruit except strawberries.
  • Flood spraying with fenthion may be used for all host fruit with inedible peel except capsicum.
  • Dipping in dimethoate or fenthion may not be an accepted quarantine entry condition for all fruits to all interstate markets.

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority stipulates that stonefruit be treated at 200ppm (not 400ppm) due to excessive MRL’s being detected in stonefruit treated at 400ppm. Stonefruit may not enter Western Australia under this procedure. Western Australia does not accept stonefruit treated at 200ppm and treatment of stonefruit at 400ppm is illegal.

Information on interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from the Certification Assurance Supervisor or South Australian Quarantine Inspection Service by phoning 8269 4500.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

28 February 2006

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required for processing grapes in PIZ or PRZ into an approved product (grape must or unfiltered juice), the secure transport to a PEZ and the procedures required for receival at the PEZ winery to avoid the escape of any live phylloxera crawlers that may be present; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel that apply to the procedures and responsibilities involved with an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) Arrangement covering:
  1. primary processing facility (crusher) in a Phylloxera Infested Zone or Phylloxera Risk Zone undertaking, crushing, pressing, filtration, centrifuging, or sedimentation;
  2. transport (carrier); and
  3. secondary processing facility (winery) in a Phylloxera Exclusion Zone for processing, through fermentation, into wine.

 

Scope

The scope of this Operational Procedure covers only nominated businesses.

This Operational Procedure cannot be extended to businesses without the permission of the Relevant Accrediting Authority in the importing state.

This Operational Procedure can be applied to situations where the PIZ or PRZ and PEZ are all in the one state or are located in different states. However, each business must be accredited by the Accrediting Authority of the state in which the business is located.

It is the responsibility of each business to lodge a completed application to the Accrediting Authority in the importing state. The winery must assume overall responsibility for the effective movement of product.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

01 June 2011

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of produce for area or property freedom based on verification, inspection and monitoring by the accrediting authority, for intra or interstate movement under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

 

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of area and property freedom based on verification, inspection and monitoring by the Accrediting Authority issued by businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in South Australia.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

13 November 2008

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the cover spraying, treatment of soil-less potting media and certification for various quarantine pests destined to move to Western Australia under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

 

Scope

This procedure allows a business accredited to issue certification facilitating the movement of nursery stock that has been treated and certified by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in South Australia.

Pest: various pests and diseases and non-permitted species

Produce: nursery stock (if permitted on Western Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service’s Permitted and Quarantine Species List), soil-less media

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

02 September 2013

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required, and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of South Australian grown apricot fruit destined to move from South Australia to Western Australia under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

 

Scope

This procedure covers South Australian grown apricot fruit from an orchard verified as having low pest prevalence for oriental fruit moth and packed in a pack-house, both located in an area free of fruit fly in accordance with the Code of Practice and registered under a Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) accreditation in accordance with the import risk assessment, being certified by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in South Australia.

Source orchards and pack-houses covered by this protocol must be located in an area declared free of fruit fly and require registration by PIRSA based on inspection and verification of the facility, records, treatments and systems to ensure they comply with the necessary requirements in accordance with the PIRSA protocol.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

31 March 2014

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required for the intra- and interstate movement of wine grapes where quarantine restrictions apply for the pests phylloxera, Mediterranean or Queensland fruit fly; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel.

 

Scope

This procedure covers the movement of wine grapes by a business operating in South Australia under an ICA arrangement (agreed between SA, NSW and Victoria).

Part A Consigning Business

This procedure is applicable where the requirements are a specified entry condition of an interstate quarantine authority for the pests grape phylloxera (1) and or Mediterranean and or Queensland Fruit Fly (2).

Certification of the movement of wine grapes under this Operational Procedure is currently only accepted by New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, and is not an accepted quarantine entry condition for other interstate markets.

1) It is the responsibility of the business consigning produce to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

  • The introduction of wine grapes into South Australia originating from a Phylloxera Risk Zone is prohibited except under a permit from the Chief Inspector.
  • South Australia does not accept Property Freedom for Phylloxera PHY-06.

2) NSW and Victoria will only accept wine grapes originating from the state or territory, or any part of the state or territory, that is free from Mediterranean fruit fly and certified by an Area Freedom Certificate and issued by the accrediting authority for that state or territory.

Part B – Receiving wineries is not used in SA.

South Australian receiving wineries will need to register as importers and have CA-01 Import Verification Compliance Arrangement (IVCA) accreditation or have direct inspection by PIRSA for clearing consignments.

If not already registered as an importer or accredited for IVCA for clearing arrivals, an additional application for these accreditations will be required. The direct inspection option is available instead of IVCA if arriving consignments are limited to a few (see here).

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

21 August 2009

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for hot water treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the certification of hot water treatment of grapevine material for phylloxera under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of hot water treatment of grapevine material by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in South Australia where approved by Primary Industries and Regions SA.

This procedure is applicable to the requirements specified in Section 6. Requirement, where the requirements are a specified entry condition of an interstate authority for phylloxera.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

25 May 2015

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for fumigation chambers and facilities; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the certification of methyl bromide fumigation of produce under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

 

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of methyl bromide fumigation by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in South Australia.

This procedure covers the requirements for fruit fly and other plant pests and is applicable to:

  • Businesses operating within a Fruit Fly Quarantine Area; or
  • Businesses operating outside a Fruit Fly Quarantine Area where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirements are a specified condition of entry of and interstate quarantine authority; or
  • All other quarantine pests of economic importance.

This procedure does not abrogate or override the responsibility of licensed fumigators to comply with the legislative requirements as prescribed in the Controlled Substances Act 1984 and The Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act.

Information on intrastate and interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from the Plant Health Operations website at www.pir.sa.gov.au/ica or by phoning 08 8168 5200.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

04 April 2006

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for inspection;
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to inspecting used vehicles and associated equipment under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all inspection and certification of used vehicles and associated equipment (see Section 4. Definitions) by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

21 January 2012

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the treatment and inspection and certification of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) and Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) host produce for intra- or interstate movement under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers treatment, inspection and certification for produce that has undergone a program of pre-harvest bait sprays for the control of Qfly or Medfly in areas monitored in accordance with the applicable Code of Practice where a fruit fly outbreak has been declared by businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in South Australia.

The procedure is separated into two sections:

  • Part A covering grower activities of baiting and inspection, and
  • Part B covering packer activities for packing and certification.

This procedure is only applicable for properties:

  • located within the Suspension Area and more than 1.5km from an outbreak epicentre; and
  • where Qfly or Medfly trapping (with minimum of 1 trap) has been installed on the property and is being monitored by Primary Industries and Regions SA.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

01 June 2014

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for repacking of certified Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly host produce; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

when certifying and repacking certified fruit fly host produce under this Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification for the repacking of certified fruit fly host produced by a business operating under this ICA arrangement in South Australia.

Pest(s): Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly, Bactrocera tryoni) and Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly, Ceratitis capitata)

Produce: Qfly and Medfly susceptible host fruits.

This procedure does not allow for repacking of uncertified produce nor does it allow for repacking of produce already certified under ICA-57. Produce sourced from an area free of either Qfly or Medfly that is uncertified for these pests, must not be repacked and certified under this Operational Procedure.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

26 August 2014

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for cold treatment facilities; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the certification of cold treatment of fruit for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

 

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of cold treatment of fruit by businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in South Australia.

This procedure covers verification of cold treatment using fruit pulp temperatures and return air temperatures.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified entry condition of an interstate authority for fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are Accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

10 April 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe the:

  • principles of operation, design features and standards required for dipping; and
  • responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to dipping produce of Queensland fruit fly host produce under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure details requirements for businesses operating under an ICA to:

  • post harvest dip Queensland fruit fly host fruit with dimethoate; and
  • certify that produce has been treated as required.

Dimethoate must be applied in accordance with current label and Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines (APVMA) permit requirements for dipping and may only be used on specified crops, including avocados, custard apples and mangoes.

Some fruits may not enter WA under this ICA procedure.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

25 May 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of unbroken skin condition of approved fruits under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of unbroken skin condition of approved fruits from businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in Victoria.

Approved fruits means fruit of achachairu, durian, jaboticaba, jackfruit, longan, lychee, mangosteen, rambutan and pomegranate..

This procedure is applicable where the requirements, as specified in section 6, are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for fruit fly

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Certification of unbroken skin condition for approved fruits under this procedure may not be an accepted quarantine entry condition for all intrastate and interstate markets.

Some intrastate and interstate markets may require additional certification for pests and diseases other than fruit fly as a condition of entry.

It is the responsibility of the business consigning the produce to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Information on intrastate quarantine requirements can be obtained from the Agriculture Victoria Branch for your district. Information on interstate requirements can be obtained from the plant quarantine service in the destination state or territory.

Publish Date

20 March 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that applies to certification of reconsigning original whole or split consignments under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all splitting and reconsigning of original certified consignments received by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Victoria. A certified consignment can be covered by:

  • a Plant Health Certificate (PHC) issued by an authorised person or Inspector; or
  • a Plant Health Assurance Certificate (PHAC) issued by a business operating under an ICA arrangement.

This procedure is not intended for use by the business that prepared the produce. If the business that prepared the produce is deciding on the destination of parts of a consignment, separate certificates must be issued at the time of certification.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

It is the responsibility of the business reconsigning the produce to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Information on intrastate requirements can be obtained from a local Agriculture Victoria Officer. Information on interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from the plant quarantine service in the destination state.

The Plant Biosecurity Act 2010 provides for severe penalties where alterations are made without proper approval, or are not in accordance with the requirements of this procedure.

Publish Date

10 April 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe the:

  • principles of operation, design features and standards required for flood spraying; and
  • responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to flood spraying of Queensland fruit fly host produce under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure details requirements for business operating under an ICA to:

  • post-harvest flood spray Queensland fruit fly host fruit with dimethoate;
  • certify that produce has been treated as required.

Dimethoate must be applied in accordance with current label and Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) permit requirements for flood spraying, and may only be used on certain specified crops, including avocados, custard apples and mangoes.

Some fruits may not enter WA under this ICA procedure.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

27 August 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment equipment and inspection equipment
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel

that apply to pre-harvest treatment and inspection of table grapes for the quarantine control of Queensland fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure details requirements for businesses operating under an ICA to:

  • pre-harvest treat and inspect table grapes;
  • certify that produce has been treated as required.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

16 September 2020

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required for the calibration, use and maintenance of pre-harvest treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the pre-harvest treatment and inspection of stone fruit, pome fruit, persimmons and blueberries for Queensland fruit fly (QFF) under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and inspection of stone fruit, pome fruit, persimmons and blueberries from a business operating under an ICA arrangement to prevent the movement of the quarantine pest QFF.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for QFF

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Certification of pre-harvest treatment and inspection of host produce under this procedure is not an accepted quarantine entry condition for all intrastate and interstate markets.

Some intrastate and interstate markets may require additional certification for pests and diseases other than fruit fly as a condition of entry.

It is the responsibility of the business consigning the produce to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine entry requirements.

Information on intrastate and interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from a local Agriculture Victoria Inspector. Information on interstate requirements can be obtained from the plant quarantine service in the destination state or territory.

Publish Date

20 July 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for the transfer of grape must and fresh juice; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the transfer of grape must and fresh juice from a phylloxera infested zone (PIZ) or phylloxera risk zone (PRZ) for winemaking in a PRZ or phylloxera exclusion zone (PEZ) under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of the transfer of grape must and fresh juice by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement.

This procedure is in three parts under the headings of responsibility, requirements, specifications and control by the crusher, the carrier and the winery.

The different zones (PIZ, PRZ, PEZ) can be within a state, or in different states.

The arrangement cannot be extended to other products, or another business without the approval of the Accreditation Authority in the importing state.

Juice which has been filtered or otherwise processed to achieve a maximum particle size of 50 microns is exempted from intrastate and interstate quarantine conditions. As such, filtered juice is able to move without restriction.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Certification under this procedure may not be an accepted quarantine entry condition for all produce to all intrastate and interstate markets.

Some intrastate or interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification for pests and disease other than phylloxera as a condition of entry.

It is the responsibility of the business consigning the produce to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Information on intrastate and interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from the DEPI Inspector in your district.

Publish Date

17 December 2013

Purpose

This procedure describes the intrastate or interstate movement of produce certified under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement for freedom in an area or property from a pest or disease, based on monitoring by the Department for the pest or disease.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of produce as being free of specified pest or disease based on monitoring by the Department.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

12 May 2006

Purpose

This procedure has been developed to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for equipment and facilities; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to dipping aquatic plants in a solution of copper sulphate, holding plants in quarantine and inspecting plants for fresh water snail under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers the post-harvest treatment, quarantine, inspection and certification of submergent aquatic plants, which are packed in Victoria and exported to Western Australia by a business operating under an ICA arrangement.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

16 August 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for the calibration, use and maintenance of pre-harvest treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplants for Queensland fruit fly (QFF) under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and inspection of tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplants from a business operating under an ICA arrangement to prevent the movement of the quarantine pest QFF.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for QFF.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Certification of pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of host produce under this procedure may not be an accepted quarantine entry condition for all interstate markets.

Some interstate and intrastate markets may require additional plant health certification for pests and diseases other than fruit fly as a condition of entry.

It is the responsibility of the business consigning the produce to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Information on intrastate quarantine requirements can be obtained from a local Agriculture Victoria Inspector. Information on interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from the plant quarantine service in the destination state or territory.

Publish Date

24 December 2013

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the treatment of nursery stock plants, which may be either bare-rooted or in a soil-less potting media, for various quarantine pests and diseases, under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure allows a business accredited to issue certification facilitating the movement to interstate markets of nursery stock that has been treated and certified by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Victoria.

Pest: various pests and diseases

Host: nursery stock including plants for propagation, bulbs, seedlings and potted plants.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Certification under this procedure may not fulfil all quarantine entry conditions for all produce to interstate markets. It is the responsibility of the business consigning the produce to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

10 April 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the operation and principles; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that applies to the inspection of hard condition avocados for Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) and Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of hard condition avocados from a Business operating under an ICA arrangement in Victoria.

Pest or disease: Queensland fruit fly, Mediterranean fruit fly

Product: Avocados

This procedure is separated into two sections:

  • Part A covering grower activities; and
  • Part B covering packer activities.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

20 October 2014

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

a. the operation and principles
b. the responsibilities and actions of personnel

that apply to the pre-harvest treatment and inspection of blueberries for blueberry rust under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of blueberry fruit from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Victoria.

Disease: Blueberry rust
Product: Blueberry fruit
Location: This procedure is separated into two sections:

  • Part A covering grower activities
  • Part B covering packer activities.

Certification under this procedure may not be an accepted quarantine entry condition for all interstate and intrastate markets.

Some interstate and intrastate markets may require additional plant health certification for pests and diseases other than blueberry rust as a condition of entry.

It is the responsibility of the business consigning the produce to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Information on interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from a local DEPI Officer or the plant quarantine service in the destination state or territory.

Publish Date

15 March 2011

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required for the intra- and interstate movement of wine grapes where quarantine restrictions apply for the pests phylloxera, Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to secure transport and inspection of wine grapes for the quarantine control of phylloxera, Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly under this procedure.

Scope

This procedure details the requirements for movement of wine grapes by businesses operating under this procedure from areas in a Phylloxera Exclusion Zone or Phylloxera Risk Zone, and in non fruit fly free areas.

Note that this procedure does not allow for:

  • the movement of wine grapes from a Phylloxera Infested Zone; or
  • the movement of wine bins that require other treatments.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements are a specified entry condition of an interstate quarantine authority for the pests phylloxera, Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly.

1. The introduction of wine grapes into South Australia that originate from a Phylloxera Risk Zone is prohibited except under a permit issued by the Chief Inspector, Primary Industries and Resources South Australia.

2. The introduction of wine grapes into or within Victoria and New South Wales from a Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak area is prohibited.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

17 July 2007

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for hot water treatment equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that applies to the certification of hot water treatment of grapevine material for phylloxera under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of hot water treatment of grapevine material by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Victoria or New South Wales where approved by NSW Department of Agriculture.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

05 March 2020

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for fumigation chambers and facilities
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel

that apply to the certification of produce fumigated under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of methyl bromide fumigation by a business operating under an ICA arrangement.

This procedure covers the requirements of plant and plant material for quarantine treatment for Queensland fruit fly and other pests, where the requirements are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority and/or intrastate markets.

This procedure does not override the responsibility of fumigators to comply with chemical use obligations and relevant occupational health and safety legislation.

Certification of fumigation under this procedure may not be an accepted quarantine entry condition for all produce to all intrastate or interstate markets.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some intrastate or interstate markets may require additional plant health certification for other pests and diseases as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Information on interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from a local Agriculture Victoria Officer or the plant quarantine service in the destination state or territory.

Publish Date

23 January 2012

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the applicable standards and principles of operation; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to certification of nursery freedom, treatment and inspection of live plants of the Myrtaceae family for freedom of myrtle rust under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure details requirements for businesses operating under an ICA to:

  • routinely inspect the nursery for presence of myrtle rust;
  • treat and inspect myrtaceous plants;
  • certify that live plants have been treated and inspected as required.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

12 November 2013

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to address:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the production, certification and consignment of ware potatoes for processing potatoes as free from potato cyst nematode (PCN) for export from Victoria under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) Arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers the movement of potatoes (processing and ware) sourced from PCN linked land to local and interstate markets, by a business operating under an ICA arrangement.

Pest: Potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Wollenweber)

Produce: Ware Potatoes and potatoes for processing (Solanum tuberosum)

Destination: Qld, Vic, SA, NT, NSW (excluding the Seed Potato Protection Areas of NSW)

This procedure does not permit:

  • the certification of potatoes for propagation/planting; or
  • the certification of potatoes sourced from land which is known to be or found to be infested by PCN.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

22 August 2019

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

a. the principles of operation, design features and standards required for irradiation
facilities
b. the responsibilities and actions of personnel

that apply to the certification of irradiated product under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of irradiated product by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Victoria.

This procedure covers the requirements for fruit fly and other plant pests where the requirements in section 6 are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority.

This procedure does not abrogate or override the responsibility of irradiation facilities to comply with the legislative requirements as prescribed in the Radiation Act 2005 and the Food Act 1984.

Certification of irradiated product under this Operational Procedure may not be an accepted quarantine entry condition for all product to all intrastate or interstate markets.

Some intrastate or interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry.

It is the responsibility of the business consigning the product to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Information on interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from a local Agriculture Victoria Officer or the plant quarantine service in the destination state or territory.

Publish Date

27 July 2020

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for repacking of certified fruit fly and
    melon thrips host produce; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to certification of repacking of certified host produce under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA)
arrangement.

This procedure does not allow for repacking of uncertified produce. This procedure does not allow for repacking of produce already certified under ICA-57 nor does it allow for repacking of repackaged produce certified on a PHC. Produce sourced from an area free of either Queensland fruit fly, Mediterranean fruit fly or melon thrips that is uncertified for these pests, must not be repacked and certified under the operational procedure.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification for the repacking of certified Queensland fruit fly, Mediterranean fruit fly and melon thrips host produce by a business operating under this ICA arrangement in Victoria.

Pest(s): Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and melon thrips (Thrips palmi)

Produce: Queensland fruit fly, Mediterranean fruit fly and melon thrip susceptible host fruits.

Certification of repacking of certified host produce under this procedure may not be an accepted quarantine
entry condition for all interstate and intrastate markets.

Some interstate and intrastate markets may require additional plant health certification for other pests and
diseases as a condition of entry.

It is the responsibility of the business consigning the produce to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Information on interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from the local authorising authority Officer
or the plant quarantine service in the destination state or territory.

Publish Date

01 June 2020

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for cold treatment facilities; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the certification of cold treatment of fruit for control of fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers certification of cold treatment of fruit by businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in Victoria.

This procedure may be applicable where cold treatment is an acceptable entry condition
of an interstate authority for control of fruit fly.

Cold treatment may not be an accepted quarantine entry condition for some interstate
markets.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

14 February 2013

Purpose

***No longer in operation in WA***

 

Scope

Publish Date

23 May 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the certification of mature green condition of passionfruit, Tahitian limes, black sapotes and tomatoes for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of mature green condition of passionfruit, Tahitian limes, black sapotes and tomatoes from a business operating under an ICA.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly or Mediterranean fruit fly.

Information on interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from the plant quarantine service in the destination state or territory.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

24 May 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel.

The above applies to the certification of mature green condition of bananas for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This operational procedure covers all certification of mature green condition of bananas grown only in Western Australia (WA) from businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in WA.

This procedure covers Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean Fruit Fly only.

This operational procedure only covers banana varieties that are green in colour when mature and excludes coloured varieties such as Red Dacca and Blue Java.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

24 May 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the requirements; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to reconsigning of original or splitting a consignment in original packaging of produce covered by a Plant Health Certificate under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all splitting of consignments and reconsigning of original consignments of certified produce covered by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Western Australia.

A certified consignment can be covered by:

  • a certificate issued by an Inspector or other authorised officer (Plant Health Certificate); or
  • a certificate issued by a business operating under an ICA arrangement (Plant Health Assurance Certificate).

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

14 February 2013

Purpose

***No longer in operation in WA***

Scope

Publish Date

06 May 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of produce for area or property freedom based on monitoring by the accrediting authority, for intrastate or interstate movement under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of area and property freedom based on monitoring by the Accrediting Authority issued by businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Western Australia.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

24 May 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for cover spraying equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to cover spraying plants for green snail and palm leaf beetle, under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of cover spraying of living plants or plant parts for green snail and palm leaf beetle by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Western Australia. The procedure is applicable to:

  • cover spraying with carbaryl for the control of palm leaf beetle;
  • cover spraying with methiocarb for the control of green snail.

where any of the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified entry condition of an interstate authority.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

24 May 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for pre-harvest treatment equipment and inspection equipment; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplant for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of pre-harvest treatment and post-harvest inspection of tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplant from a business operating under an ICA.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

05 August 2019

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of hard condition of avocado for Mediterranean fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of hard condition of Hass, Lamb Hass, Fuerte, Sharwil or Reed avocados from businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Western Australia.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

25 May 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the design features for inspection facilities, the standards required for inspection equipment
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the inspection of fruits and vegetables (post-harvest), live plants, cut flowers and foliage for melon thrips under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of inspection of fruits and vegetables (post-harvest), live plants, cut flowers and foliage for melon thrips from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Western Australia.

This procedure does not cover the inspection and certification of seeds, underground parts of plants or dried or processed plant materials.

This procedure is applicable where the requirement specified in Section 6 Requirement is a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for melon thrips.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

12 November 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for fumigation chambers and facilities; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the certification of methyl bromide fumigation of produce under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of methyl bromide fumigation by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Western Australia. This procedure covers the requirements for fruit fly and other plant pests and is applicable to:

Businesses operating inside areas where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified condition of entry of and interstate quarantine authority.

This procedure does not abrogate or override the responsibility of licensed fumigators to comply with the legislative requirements as prescribed in the Health (Pesticides) Regulations 1956 and the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

25 May 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation and standards required; and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to the certification of produce for area or property freedom from green snail (Helix aperta) based on monitoring by the accrediting authority, for intrastate or interstate movement under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers certification for area or property freedom from green snail (within 2-25km from a known green snail infestation), based on monitoring by the accrediting authority issued by businesses operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Western Australia.

Note: This procedure does not cover area or property freedom for properties located less than 2km from a known green snail outbreak.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

16 July 2020

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

(a) the principles of operation, design features and standards required for repacking of certified Queensland fruit fly, Mediterranean fruit fly and melon thrips host produce; and

(b) the responsibilities and practices of personnel;

that apply to certification of repacking of certified fruit fly host produce under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification for the repacking of certified fruit fly host produce by a business operating under this ICA arrangement in Victoria.

Pest(s): Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and melon thrips (Thrips palmi)

Produce: Queensland fruit fly, Mediterranean fruit fly and melon thrip susceptible host fruits

Publish Date

21 July 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the design features for inspection facilities, the standards required for inspection equipment and
  • the responsibilities and practices of personnel

that apply to the post-harvest inspection of and secure packaging of strawberry fruit for tomato potato psyllid under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of post-harvest inspection of strawberry fruit for tomato potato psyllid from a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Western Australia.

This procedure is applicable where the requirement specified in Section 6 Requirement is a specified condition of entry of an interstate quarantine authority for tomato potato psyllid.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

27 February 2020

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the requirements for treatment and dispatch
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel

that apply to packhouse washing, inspection and secure consignment of tomato potato psyllid carrier produce with leaves, calyx or other attached green material under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers certification of pack-house washed, inspected and packed fruit and vegetables with leaves, calyx or other attached green material (excluding fruit and vegetables from the Convolvulaceae, Lamiaceae and Solanaceae family of plants) for interstate movement by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Western Australia.

This procedure is applicable where any of the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified movement condition.

Pest: tomato-potato psyllid

Carrier produce: pack-house washed, inspected and packed fruit and vegetables with leaves, calyx or other attached green material (excluding fruit and vegetables from the Convolvulaceae, Lamiaceae and Solanaceae family of plants).

Fruit and vegetables of the Solanaceae, Convolvulaceae and Lamiaceae families cannot be certified under this arrangement.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

21 September 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the requirements for treatment and inspection
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel

that  apply  to treatment and  inspection  of carrier nursery  stock  for tomato potato psyllid, under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers certification of treatment and inspection of carrier nursery stock for tomato potato psyllid by a business operating under an ICA arrangement in Western Australia.

Pest: Tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli)

Product: Carrier nursery stock ONLY

Plants and planting material (eg potted plants, bare rooted plants, root stock, cuttings) from the true tomato potato psyllid host plant families Convolvulaceae, Lamiaceae and Solanaceae are prohibited to enter New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Victoria and cannot be certified under this procedure.

Location: All jurisdictions

This procedure is applicable where any of the requirements specified in Section 6. Requirement are a specified entry condition of an interstate authority

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

Publish Date

10 May 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the requirements for treatment and inspection
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel

that apply to the post-harvest treatment and inspection of cut flowers for tomato potato psyllid, under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers certification of post-harvest treatment and inspection of cut flowers for tomato potato psyllid by a business operating under an Interstate Certification Assurance arrangement in Western Australia.

Pest: tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli)

Product: cut lowers ONLY

Cut flowers from the host plant families of Convolvulaceae, Lamiaceae and Solanaceae cannot be certifiable under this arrangement.

Location: All Jurisdictions

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some intrastate or interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business consigning the cut flowers to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements. Information on intrastate and interstate quarantine requirements can be obtained from Quarantine WA.

Publish Date

23 May 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe:

  • the principles of operation, design features and standards required for cold treatment facilities; and
  • the responsibilities and actions of personnel;

that apply to the certification of cold treatment of fruit for fruit fly under an Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangement.

Scope

This procedure covers all certification of cold treatment of fruit by businesses operating under an ICA arrangement in Western Australia.

This procedure covers verification of cold treatment using fruit pulp temperatures and return air temperatures.

This procedure is applicable where the requirements specified in Section 6 Requirement are a specified entry condition of an interstate authority for Mediterranean fruit fly.

Not all ICA Operational Procedures are accepted by all states and territories of Australia.

Some interstate markets may require additional quarantine certification as a condition of entry. It is the responsibility of the business entering into an ICA arrangement to ensure compliance with all applicable quarantine requirements.

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