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2016-2017-2018-2019

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (table item 2), omit the table item, substitute:

 

2.  Sections 3 to 180

1 July 2020.

1 July 2020

 

(2)     Clause 9, page 14 (line 22), omit “1 September 2018”, substitute “1 September 2020”.

(3)     Clause 11, page 17 (line 2), after “Parts 1, 4, 7, 9 and 10”, insert “and Division 4 of Part 6”.

(4)     Clause 26, page 26 (line 29), at the end of subclause (3), add:

                   ; (e)  the volume of the industrial chemical that is introduced in a period.

(5)     Clause 27, page 27 (line 29), at the end of subclause (3), add:

                    ; (f)  the volume of the industrial chemical that is introduced in a period.

(6)     Clause 41, page 35 (lines 17 and 18), omit “to remove the person as a holder of the certificate”, substitute “to be removed as a holder of the certificate”.

(7)     Clause 86, page 72 (line 28), omit “has conducted an evaluation”, substitute “has completed an evaluation”.

(8)     Clause 95, page 78 (line 29), omit “has conducted an evaluation”, substitute “has completed an evaluation”.

(9)     Page 81 (before line 2), before clause 97, insert:

96A   Post-introduction declarations for exempted introductions

             (1)  A person contravenes this subsection if:

                     (a)  the person first introduces an industrial chemical during a registration year; and

                     (b)  the introduction is an exempted introduction; and

                     (c)  the person does not make the declaration mentioned in subsection (2) within 4 months after the start of the last month of that registration year.



 

             (2)  The declaration must:

                     (a)  be in the approved form; and

                     (b)  contain the information prescribed by the rules for the purposes of this paragraph for the type of exempted introduction.

             (3)  The rules may prescribe circumstances in which subsection (1) does not apply.

Fault-based offence

             (4)  A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  300 penalty units.

Strict liability offence

             (5)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Civil penalty provision

             (6)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          300 penalty units.

(10)   Clause 102, page 87 (line 7), after “must”, insert “, or must not,”.

(11)   Clause 102, page 87 (lines 16 and 17), omit subclause (3), substitute:

             (3)  Without limiting paragraph (1)(b), the rules may:

                     (a)  prescribe different requirements for different categories of introduction; and

                     (b)  prescribe a requirement that a person must obtain the approval of the Executive Director before having regard to particular information in determining the category of introduction.

(12)   Clause 103, page 88 (lines 9 and 10), omit “1 July 2018”, substitute “1 July 2020”.

(13)   Page 97 (after line 26), after clause 113, insert:

113A   Executive Director may request further information

             (1)  The Executive Director may, by written notice given to an applicant, request further information to be provided for the purposes of considering the application.

             (2)  The information must be given within the period specified in the notice, which must not be less than 20 working days after the day the notice is given.

             (3)  If the requested information is not provided within the period mentioned in subsection (2), the Executive Director may take the application to be withdrawn.

(14)   Clause 117, page 101 (line 1), omit paragraph (2)(a), substitute:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth entity (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 );



 

(15)   Clause 163, page 130 (line 10), after “conditions”, insert “or restrictions”.

(16)   Clause 163, page 130 (after line 11), after subclause (1), insert:

          (1A)  Without limiting paragraph (1)(b), the conditions or restrictions that may be imposed include that the introduction or export of the industrial chemical must be approved by the Executive Director.

          (1B)  A person may apply to the Executive Director for the approval.

(17)   Clause 166, page 134 (at the end of the table), add:

 

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A decision under the rules that is specified in the rules to be a decision that is reviewable under this section

The provision specified in the rules as the provision under which the decision is made

 

(18)   Clause 167, page 136 (after line 4), after paragraph (1)(d), insert:

                   (da)  subject to subsection (1B), not contain any information prescribed by the rules for the purposes of this paragraph; and

(19)   Clause 167, page 136 (after line 11), after subclause (1), insert:

          (1A)  To avoid doubt:

                     (a)  the rules may provide for applications to be made under the rules; and

                     (b)  this section applies in relation to such applications.

          (1B)  The rules may provide that the restriction in paragraph (1)(da) does not apply in relation to particular information, if the inclusion of the information in the application is approved by the Executive Director.

(20)   Clause 167, page 136 (line 13), after “this Act”, insert “or the rules”.

(21)   Clause 168, page 137 (line 7), omit “1 July 2018”, substitute “1 July 2020”.

(22)   Clause 169, page 140 (after table item 10), insert:

 

10A

Information is requested from an applicant under section 113A

The day notice of the request is given

The earlier of:

(a) the day a complete response is given to the request; or

(b) the last day of the period specified in the notice in accordance with subsection 113A(2)

 



 

(23)   Clause 169, page 140 (at the end of the table), add:

 

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A circumstance prescribed by the rules for the purposes of this item

The day prescribed by the rules for the purposes of this item

The day prescribed by the rules for the purposes of this item

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

14 February 2019