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Product Stewardship (Oil) Bill 2000

Part 1 Preliminary

   

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Parts 1, 3 and 4 commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Part 2 commences on the later of:

                     (a)  1 January 2001; and

                     (b)  the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3   Objects

                   The objects of this Act are:

                     (a)  to develop a product stewardship arrangement for waste oils; and

                     (b)  to ensure the environmentally sustainable management, re-refining and reuse of waste oil; and

                     (c)  to support economic recycling options for waste oil.

4   Extension to external Territories

                   This Act extends to all the external Territories.

5   States and Territories are bound

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island. However, it does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

6   Definitions

             (1)  In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

Advisory Council means the Oil Stewardship Advisory Council established by section 11.

Australia includes all the Territories.

Department means the Department responsible for the administration of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 .

Minister means the Minister responsible for the administration of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 .

oils : the following are oils:

                     (a)  petroleum based oils (including lubricant base oils; prepared lubricant additives containing carrier oils; lubricants for engines, gear sets, pumps and bearings; greases; hydraulic fluids; brake fluids; transmission oils; and transformer and heat transfer oils);

                     (b)  synthetic equivalents of goods covered by paragraph (a);

                     (c)  any other goods prescribed for the purposes of this definition.

product stewardship (oil) benefit means a grant payable under this Act.

recycled oil means:

                     (a)  goods produced from used oil; or

                     (b)  used oil that has been restored to its former state.

recycling of oils means:

                     (a)  the production of goods from used oils; or

                     (b)  the restoring of used oils to their former state.

waste oil means any oil that has been used and that, as a result of such use, is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities.

             (2)  An expression used in this Act that is also used in the Product Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000 has the same meaning as in that Act, unless the contrary intention appears.

7   Commissioner has general administration of this Act

                   The Commissioner has the general administration of this Act.

Note:          An effect of this provision is that the Taxation Administration Act 1953 applies to this Act as a taxation law.