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Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005

 

No. 145, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to make provision in relation to the selection of a site for, and the establishment and operation of, a radioactive waste management facility, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                2

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 2

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

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

Part 1A—Nomination of sites                                                                                           4

3A......... Who may make nominations.............................................................. 4

3B......... Rules about nominations.................................................................... 4

3C......... Approval of nominated land............................................................... 6

3D......... Procedural fairness in relation to approvals....................................... 7

Part 2—Selecting the site for a facility                                                                        7

4............ Authority to conduct activities.......................................................... 7

5............ Application of State and Territory laws............................................ 8

6............ Application of Commonwealth laws.................................................. 9

Part 3—Acquisition or extinguishment of rights and interests                     10

7............ Minister’s declarations..................................................................... 10

8............ Procedural fairness in relation to Minister’s declarations................ 10

9............ Acquisition or extinguishment.......................................................... 11

10.......... Application of Commonwealth and Northern Territory laws......... 12

11.......... Notice to Registrar-General.............................................................. 12

Part 4—Conducting activities in relation to selected site                               13

12.......... Authority to conduct activities........................................................ 13

13.......... Application of State and Territory laws.......................................... 14

14.......... Application of Commonwealth laws................................................ 15

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        16

15.......... Compensation................................................................................... 16

16.......... Compensation for acquisition of property....................................... 16

16A....... Indemnity by Commonwealth.......................................................... 17

16B....... Management of Northern Territory controlled material free of charge 17

17.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 17

Schedule 1—Sites                                                                                                          18

1............ Mt Everard site................................................................................. 18

2............ Harts Range site................................................................................ 18

3............ Fishers Ridge site.............................................................................. 18

 



 

 

Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005

No. 145, 2005

 

 

 

An Act to make provision in relation to the selection of a site for, and the establishment and operation of, a radioactive waste management facility, and for related purposes

[ Assented to 14 December 2005 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:



Schedule 1 Sites

Note:       See the definition of site in section 3.

     

   

1   Mt Everard site

                   The land being Northern Territory Portion 1502 delineated on Survey Plan S74/123.

2   Harts Range site

                   The land being Northern Territory Portion 1503 delineated on Survey Plan S74/124.

3   Fishers Ridge site

                   The land being Northern Territory Portion 3260 delineated on Survey Plan S86/252.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[ Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 13 October 2005

Senate on 7 November 2005 ]

 

 

 

 

(168/05)