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2002-2003

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Fuel Quality Standards (Amendment) Bill 2003

 

 

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 1 page 3, (lines 16 and 17), omit paragraph (b), substitute:

                     (b)  ensure that where appropriate, information about fuel is provided when fuel is suppled, in particular in relation to:

                              (i)  relative fuel efficiency; and

                             (ii)  relative effects of fuel emissions on public health and the environment.

[objects]

(2)     Schedule 1, page 6 (after line 14), after item 23, insert:

23 A  After subsection 21(1)

       Insert:

                  (1A) The Minister will, in writing, determine a fuel quality information standard for all kinds of automotive fuels.

[making fuel standards]

(3)     Schedule 1, page 6 (after line 20), after item 24, insert:

24A  Subsection 22(1)

                   Repeal the subsection, substitute:

                     (1)  The Minister must develop written guidelines that he or she must have regard to in applying subsections 21(1) and (2).

                     (2)  In determining guidelines that he or she must have regard to in applying subsection 21(1A), the Minister will have regard to subsection 22A(2) of the Act.

[guideline for determining information standard]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 25, page 6 (line 25), to page 7 (line 6), omit subsections (1) and (2), substitute:

             (1)  The Minister will, in writing, determine fuel quality information standards for all kinds of automotive fuels.

                   Content of fuel quality information standards

             (2)  The fuel quality information standard will be a standard graphic representation which will apply to all fuels.

           (2a)  The standard graphic representation will display information about the relative fuel efficiency of fuels.

           (2b)  The standard graphic will display information about relative emissions levels of fuels with regard to:

                             (a)  full life cycle emission levels of greenhouse gases; and

                             (b)  levels of particulates, carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulphur dioxide and hydrocarbons; and

                             (c)  other emissions harmful to human health.

[ministerial determination]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 25, page 6 (line 25) omit “may”, substitute “will”.

[making standards]