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

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

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

 

No.      , 2021

 

(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—National environmental standards                                                  3

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          3

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                    3

Part 2—Contingent amendments                                                                           11

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  11

Schedule 2—Environment Assurance Commissioner                                    12

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  12

 

 



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 (Standards and Assurance) Act 2021 .

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, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

The later of:

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

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 2 of Schedule 5 to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Act 2021 .

However, the provision does not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

4.  Schedule 2

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.