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2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Product Stewardship Bill 2011

 

 

(1)     Clause 5, page 8 (lines 1 to 34), omit the clause, substitute:

5   Product stewardship criteria

                   The product stewardship criteria are satisfied in relation to a class of products if:

                     (a)  the products in the class are in a national market; and

                     (b)  at least one of the following applies in relation to the products in the class:

                              (i)  the products contain hazardous substances;

                             (ii)  there is the potential to significantly increase the conservation of materials used in the products, or the recovery of resources (including materials and energy) from waste from the products;

                            (iii)  there is the potential to significantly reduce the impact that the products have on the environment, or that substances in the products have on the environment, or on the health or safety of human beings.

Note:          Whether the product stewardship criteria are satisfied in relation to a class of products is relevant for determining whether:

(a)    to accredit a voluntary arrangement in relation to that class of products (see subsection 13(3)); or

(b)    regulations can be made under this Act in relation to the class of products (see sections 19 (co-regulatory product stewardship—liable parties for class of products) and 39 (mandatory product stewardship requirements)).

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