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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020

2019-2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Environment)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Referral of controlled actions                                                             3

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                    3

Schedule 2—Flexibility in performing assessment of controlled actions   7

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                    7

Schedule 3—Accreditation of certain State processes                                    13

Part 1—Amendments relating to water resources                                         13

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  13

Part 2—Amendments relating to bilaterally accredited authorisation processes 15

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  15

Schedule 4—Minor amendments of bilateral agreements                            18

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  18

Schedule 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                              21

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  21

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Act 2020 .

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.  Schedules 1 to 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 5, items 1 and 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 5, item 3

Immediately after the commencement of item 11 of Schedule 3.

 

5.  Schedule 5, items 4 to 10

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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.