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Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Agriculture, Water and the Environment)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Hazardous waste                                                                                        4

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                      4

Schedule 2—Regulatory powers                                                                                    5

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     5

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                      5

Part 2—Application and saving provisions                                                       31

Schedule 3—Record keeping, information and confidentiality                35

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   35

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    35

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                               45

Schedule 4—Offence and civil penalty provisions                                            46

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   46

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    46

Part 2—Transitional and saving provisions                                                       76

Part 3—Contingent amendments                                                                           78

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    78

Schedule 5—Other amendments                                                                                  79

Part 1—Australian waters                                                                                          79

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    79

Part 2—Commenting on permit applications                                                   80

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         80

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    80

Division 2—Application of amendments                                                               82

Part 3—Granting, revoking or varying Basel permits                                  83

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               83

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    83

Division 2—Consequential amendments                                                               95

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  95

Division 3—Application and transitional provisions                                            96

Part 4—Publication of certain particulars                                                          98

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         98

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                    98

Division 2—Application provisions                                                                         99

Part 5—Fees                                                                                                                    101

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                  101

Part 6—New consultation mechanism                                                               102

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989                  102

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment 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.  Schedules 1, 2 and 3

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 4, Parts 1 and 2

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

4.  Schedule 4, Part 3

The later of:

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

(b) immediately after the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 .

 

5.  Schedule 5

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

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.