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Product Emissions Standards Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Product Emissions Standards Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to improve air quality by regulating emissions from certain products, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Objects of this Act.............................................................................. 2

4............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2

5............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 3

6............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 3

7............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 4

Part 2—Emissions-controlled products                                                                     7

8............ Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 7

9............ Emissions-controlled products............................................................ 7

10.......... Certification......................................................................................... 7

11.......... Exemptions......................................................................................... 8

Part 3—Enforcing product emissions standards                                                 9

Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part                                                          9

12.......... Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 9

Division 2—Importing emissions-controlled products                               10

13.......... Import of product that is not certified................................................ 10

14.......... Import of product that is not marked as required............................... 10

Division 3—Supplying emissions-controlled products                                12

15.......... Supply of product that is not certified............................................... 12

16.......... Supply of product that is not marked as required.............................. 12

Division 4—Marking emissions-controlled products                                  14

17.......... Marking product that is not certified................................................. 14

18.......... Incorrect marking of product............................................................. 14

Part 4—Record keeping                                                                                                    16

19.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 16

20.......... Rules may provide record-keeping requirements.............................. 16

21.......... Secretary may require recorded information...................................... 17

22.......... Reporting on supply of products manufactured in Australia............. 17

Part 5—Regulatory powers                                                                                            19

23.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 19

24.......... Monitoring powers........................................................................... 19

25.......... Investigation powers......................................................................... 20

26.......... Civil penalty provisions.................................................................... 21

27.......... Infringement notices.......................................................................... 21

28.......... Enforceable undertakings.................................................................. 21

29.......... Injunctions........................................................................................ 22

Part 6—Forfeiture of emissions-controlled products                                      23

Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part                                                        23

30.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 23

Division 2—Forfeiture following conviction or making of civil penalty order   24

31.......... Product forfeited to Commonwealth................................................. 24

32.......... Power to seize forfeited product........................................................ 24

33.......... Person must not interfere with seized product................................... 24

Division 3—Forfeiture of seized products                                                        26

34.......... Forfeiture notices.............................................................................. 26

35.......... Claims for return of seized product................................................... 26

36.......... Forfeiture of seized product to the Commonwealth........................... 27

37.......... Right of compensation in certain circumstances................................ 27

Division 4—General provisions                                                                             29

38.......... Forfeited products become property of Commonwealth................... 29

39.......... Disposal of forfeited products........................................................... 29

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        30

40.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 30

41.......... Inspectors.......................................................................................... 30

42.......... Publication of information relating to certifications and exemptions. 30

43.......... Disclosure of information................................................................. 31

44.......... Compliance audits............................................................................. 31

45.......... Delegation by the Minister................................................................ 32

46.......... Delegation by the Secretary............................................................... 33

47.......... Review of operation of Act............................................................... 33

48.......... Physical elements of offences........................................................... 34

49.......... Contravening offence and civil penalty provisions............................ 34

50.......... Alternative constitutional bases......................................................... 34

51.......... Rules................................................................................................. 35

 



A Bill for an Act to improve air quality by regulating emissions from certain products, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: