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National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to make provision in relation to the selection of a site for, and the establishment and operation of, a radioactive waste management facility, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Object of Act....................................................................................... 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

Part 2—Nomination of sites                                                                                              5

Division 1—Nomination by a Land Council                                                      5

5............ Nomination by a Land Council........................................................... 5

Division 2—General nominations                                                                           7

6............ Minister may declare that nominations can be made under section 7... 7

7............ Nominations of potential sites............................................................. 7

8............ Rules about nominations..................................................................... 9

Division 3—Approval of nominated land                                                         11

9............ Approval of nominated land.............................................................. 11

Division 4—Procedural fairness in relation to Minister’s declarations and approvals                 12

10.......... Procedural fairness in relation to Minister’s declarations and approvals  12

Part 3—Selecting the site for a facility                                                                     14

11.......... Authority to conduct activities........................................................... 14

12.......... Application of State and Territory laws............................................. 15

13.......... Application of Commonwealth laws................................................. 16

Part 4—Acquisition or extinguishment of rights and interests                 17

Division 1—Minister may declare a site as the site for a facility        17

14.......... Minister’s declaration of land as selected site or required for road access                17

15.......... Formalities relating to Minister’s declarations................................... 18

16.......... When Minister’s declarations take effect etc..................................... 18

17.......... Revocation of Minister’s declaration................................................. 18

Division 2—Procedural fairness                                                                            20

18.......... Procedural fairness in relation to Minister’s declarations.................. 20

Division 3—Acquisition or extinguishment                                                      22

19.......... Acquisition or extinguishment.......................................................... 22

20.......... Application of Commonwealth and State or Territory laws.............. 22

21.......... Notice to Registrar-General or other appropriate officer................... 22

Division 4—Regional consultative committee                                                24

22.......... Regional consultative committee....................................................... 24

Part 5—Conducting activities in relation to selected site                               25

23.......... Authority to conduct activities........................................................... 25

24.......... Application of State and Territory laws............................................. 26

25.......... Application of Commonwealth laws................................................. 27

Part 6—Granting of rights and interests in land to original owners     28

26.......... Application of Part............................................................................ 28

27.......... Declaration of intention to grant rights and interests in land to original owners       29

28.......... Declaration granting rights and interests in land to original owners.. 30

29.......... Grant of rights and interests in land to original owners..................... 31

30.......... No earlier rights and interests granted............................................... 32

31.......... Application of Commonwealth, State and Territory laws.................. 32

32.......... Notice to Registrar-General............................................................... 32

33.......... Indemnity by Commonwealth........................................................... 32

34.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 33

Part 6A—National Repository Capital Contribution Fund                       34

34A....... Application of Part............................................................................ 34

34B....... National Repository Capital Contribution Fee................................... 34

34C....... National Repository Capital Contribution Fund................................ 35

34D....... Credits of amounts to the Fund......................................................... 35

34E........ Conditions attaching to the initial use of facility................................ 35

34F........ Commonwealth acceptance of waste destined for facility.................. 36

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        37

35.......... Compensation................................................................................... 37

36.......... Compensation for acquisition of property......................................... 37

37.......... Indemnity by Commonwealth and management of Northern Territory controlled material for section 5 nominations.......................................................................................................... 38

38.......... Severability—additional effect of Act............................................... 38

39.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 39

40.......... Schedule(s)....................................................................................... 39

Schedule 1—Repeal and consequential amendments                                     40

Part 1—Repeal of the Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005          40

Part 2—Consequential amendment                                                                       41

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                        41

Schedule 2—Transitional provisions                                                                         42

 



A Bill for an Act to make provision in relation to the selection of a site for, and the establishment and operation of, a radioactive waste management facility, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:





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