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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021

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2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (table item 4), omit “Schedule 2”, substitute “Schedules 2 and 3”.

[declared States and Territories]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 5 (after line 24), after subsection 65C(3), insert:

Sunsetting of first standards

          (3A)  Despite Part 4 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003 , each of the first standards made under this section in relation to a particular matter is repealed at the end of the earlier of the following days (unless revoked earlier):

                     (a)  the day after the end of the period of 30 months beginning on the day that the standard commences;

                     (b)  the day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day that the report of the first review of the standard as mentioned in section 65G is published on the Department’s website.

[sunsetting of first standards]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 7 (line 27), omit “undertaken”, substitute “completed”.

[timing of reviews]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 7 (lines 29 and 30), omit subsection 65G(3), substitute:

             (3)  Each later review must be completed before the end of 5 years after the previous review was completed.

[timing of reviews]

(5)     Page 23 (after line 28), at the end of the Bill, add:

Schedule 3 Declared States and Territories

   

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

1  Paragraph 505D(1)(b)

Omit “declared State or Territory”, substitute “State or self-governing Territory”.

2  Paragraph 505D(1)(b)

Omit “relevant State or Territory”, substitute “State or self-governing Territory”.

3  Paragraph 505D(2)(b)

Omit “declared State or Territory”, substitute “State or self-governing Territory”.

4  Paragraph 505D(2)(b)

Omit “Minister of the State or Territory”, substitute “Minister of the State or self-governing Territory”.

5  Section 505E

Repeal the section.

6  Section 528 (definition of declared State or Territory )

Repeal the definition.

[declared States and Territories]