EPPRD

APAL is a founding signatory to the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD). The Deed covers management and funding of responses to emergency plant pest incidents – such as the incursion of an exotic pest or disease. It also ensures participation from plant industries in decision making and their contribution towards the costs related to emergency plant pest incident responses.

Plant Health Australia (PHA) is responsible for facilitating the partnership between industry and governments during emergency responses and for maintaining the EPPRD, a formal legally binding document.

The apple and pear industry have elected to set the EPPR levy rate at zero. It will be activated in the event of an emergency plant pest incident at a rate determined by government regulation in consultation with industry through APAL. In this case, funds would be transferred by the Levies Revenue Service to PHA for disbursement.

Intention to activate the Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levy

APAL notified industry in March 2017 of the intention to activate the EPPR levy  to fund contributions of the Varroa jacobsoni and Torres Strait Fruit Fly response plans. For more information read the activation article and accompanying Q&A.

Related EPPR levy articles

Emergency Plant Pest Response levy update

The Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levy is in place to enable the funding of the apple and pear industry’s contribution to the cost of eradicating pests and diseases under the Emergency Plant Pest Response [...]

By |June 13th, 2018|Categories: Biosecurity, EPPR levy, News|0 Comments

Varroa mite response progresses

The management response plan following the detection of varroa mites (Varroa jacobsoni) in feral Asian honey bee nests in Townsville in mid-2016 has progressed with no further detections occurring since November 2016.   Bees are [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Categories: Biosecurity, EPPR levy, News|Comments Off on Varroa mite response progresses

Activation of the apple and pear industry EPPR levy

APAL is notifying apple and pear levy payers of an activation to the Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levy as our industry is required to fund contributions of the Varroa jacobsoni and the Torres Strait Fruit [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|Categories: Biosecurity, EPPR levy, News|Comments Off on Activation of the apple and pear industry EPPR levy

Australia steps up to eradicate bee-destroying mite

With two detections of the bee-destroying Varroa mite found in Queensland, APAL is informing growers that the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD) will need to be activated - this means that growers will help [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|Categories: Biosecurity, EPPR levy, News|Comments Off on Australia steps up to eradicate bee-destroying mite

Levies refresher

Sold this season’s fruit and feel it must be about time you paid your apple and pear levy, but can’t quite recall how or when you paid it last year or to whom? We’ve put [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|Categories: APAL, EPPR levy, Levies, News|Comments Off on Levies refresher

Levies: where your money goes

Author: Annie Farrow Industry Services Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 afarrow@apal.org.au By Annie Farrow All commercial apple and pear growers pay levies to support industry research and development, marketing, residue testing and biosecurity [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|Categories: EPPR levy, Industry Issues, News|Comments Off on Levies: where your money goes

Levy may rise to address exotic fruit fly

APAL will be seeking the permission of the Minister for Agriculture and growers to agree to increase the Emergency Plant Pest Response levy from zero to positive to eradicate three species of exotic Torres Strait [...]

By |December 9th, 2015|Categories: Biosecurity, EPPR levy, News|Comments Off on Levy may rise to address exotic fruit fly

APAL welcomes changes to an emergency incursion

APAL welcomes the Government’s announcement of changes to the process for striking a positive Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levy. This means a significant reduction in the costs associated with moving the apple and pear [...]

By |October 14th, 2015|Categories: Biosecurity, EPPR levy, News|Comments Off on APAL welcomes changes to an emergency incursion