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Schedule 1—Amendments

Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989

1  Subsection 5(1) (definition of new synthetic polymer )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

new synthetic polymer means:

                     (a)  a synthetic polymer that includes a combination of monomers and other reactive components each representing greater than 2% by weight, being a combination not listed in the Inventory; or

                     (b)  a synthetic polymer of whose weight greater than 2% is attributable to a monomer or other reactive component that is not listed in the Inventory as a component of a synthetic polymer.

2  Subsection 5(1) (definition of polymer of low concern )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

polymer of low concern means a polymer that:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  has a number average molecular weight that is greater than or equal to 1,000 and has such other characteristics relating to weight as are prescribed by the regulations; or

                             (ii)  is made from a prescribed reactant and has molecules that contain 2 or more carboxylic acid ester linkages, one or more of which links internal monomer units together; and

                     (b)  has a low charge density, within the meaning prescribed by the regulations; and

                     (c)  is not a hazardous chemical; and

                     (d)  does not dissociate readily, within the meaning prescribed by the regulations; and

                     (e)  under the conditions in which it is used is stable, within the meaning prescribed by the regulations; and

                      (f)  has such other characteristics as are prescribed by the regulations.

3  At the end of subsection 21(6)

Add:

                   ; (d)  a new industrial chemical:

                              (i)  that is a polymer of low concern; and

                             (ii)  whose introduction meets any requirements, prescribed in regulations for the purposes of this subparagraph, relating to its introduction.

4  Subsection 21L(1) (note)

Repeal the note.

5  Section 40N

Repeal the section.

6  Section 80Q

Repeal the section.

7  Subsection 80QA(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

       (1AA)  This section applies in relation to a person who has paid an amount on account of the registration charge payable in relation to a registration year under any of the following:

                     (a)  subparagraph 80F(d)(i) or (ii);

                     (b)  subparagraph 80KA(1)(e)(i) or (ii);

                     (c)  subparagraph 80KB(2)(c)(i) or (ii).

             (1)  The Director must, on the basis of any relevant information that is available to the Director, issue an assessment of registration charge payable by a person in relation to the registration year.

          (1A)  The assessment must be in writing and set out the following:

                     (a)  if registration charge is payable by the person in relation to the year—the amount of charge so payable;

                     (b)  if registration charge is not payable by the person in relation to the year—a statement to that effect;

                     (c)  if registration charge is payable by the person in relation to the year but the person is entitled to be repaid the charge under subsection 80P(3)—the amount of the charge so payable and the amount of the repayment.

          (1B)  If the Director is satisfied that further information is required to issue the assessment, he or she may, by written notice given to the person, require the person to:

                     (a)  provide the further information; and

                     (b)  do so within a period specified in the notice (which must be at least 28 days after the day the notice is given).

8  Paragraph 102(1)(b)

Omit “80Q(1),”.

9  Application—polymer of low concern

The amendment of the definition of polymer of low concern in subsection 5(1) of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 made by this Schedule applies in relation to industrial chemicals that are introduced on or after the day this item commences.

10  Savings—regulations

(1)       This item applies to regulations if:

                     (a)  the regulations were made for the purposes of the definition of polymer of low concern in subsection 5(1) of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 ; and

                     (b)  the regulations were in force immediately before the day this item commences.

(2)       On and after that day, the regulations continue in force, and may be dealt with, as if the regulations had been made under that definition as amended by this Schedule.

11  Application—assessment of registration charge by Director

The amendments of section 80QA of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 made by this Schedule apply in relation to an assessment issued on or after the day this item commences.

12  Application—review of decisions

Despite the amendments made by this Schedule, section 102 of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 , as in force immediately before the day this item commences, continues to apply in relation to decisions made by the Director before that day for the purposes of subsection 80Q(1), as if those amendments had not been made.