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Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Environment and Energy)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to ozone protection and synthetic greenhouse gas management, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments commencing day to be proclaimed                   3

Part 1—HFCs                                                                                                                     3

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995       3

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989       3

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995                27

Part 2—References to equipment and products                                             28

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995     28

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     28

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995                35

Part 3—References to conventions                                                                       37

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     37

Part 4—Delegations                                                                                                      39

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     39

Schedule 2—Amendments commencing 1 January 2018                             40

Part 1—Licences                                                                                                             40

Division 1—Renewing licences                                                                                 40

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     40

Division 2—Equipment licences                                                                              46

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995     46

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     46

Division 3—Application, saving and transitional provisions                              53

Part 2—Levy periods, threshold and penalty interest                                 56

Evidence Act 1995                                                                                                      56

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995     56

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     57

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995                59

Part 3—Licence quantity limits                                                                               62

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     62

Part 4—Synthetic greenhouse gases                                                                     63

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     63

Part 5—Export of HCFCs                                                                                         65

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     65

Schedule 3—Amendments commencing 1 January 2020                             66

Part 1—Bulk HCFC use                                                                                             66

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     66

Part 2—HCFC equipment                                                                                         67

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995     67

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989     67



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to ozone protection and synthetic greenhouse gas management, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Legislation Amendment Act 2017 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) the start of 1 January 2018.

 

4.  Schedule 3

1 January 2020.

1 January 2020

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.