Title Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to amend the [itals]Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999[eitals], and for related purposes
Date 25-02-2021 09:32 AM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 46
Bill Number 23/21
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Environment
Reps Bill Code M
Status Before Reps
System Id legislation/bills/r6683_first-reps/0000


Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2019‑2020‑2021</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2021</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Environment)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to amend the <i>Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999</i>, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmSchNo"> </span><span class="CharAmSchText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmPartNo"> </span><span class="CharAmPartText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2</p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 1—National environmental standards<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Main amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Contingent amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">11</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">11</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 2—Environment Assurance Commissioner<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">12</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">12</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to amend the <i>Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999</i>, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <opc-section depth="0" ref="ec764b5d58294718bb43430993829b03" title="1  Short title"><a name="ec764b5d58294718bb43430993829b03"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc61535086"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  Short title</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act is the <i>Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Act 2021</i>.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="b797a0e0faa046f48f287711a849bd68" title="2  Commencement"><a name="b797a0e0faa046f48f287711a849bd68"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc61535087"><span class="CharSectno">2</span>  Commencement</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (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.</p> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="margin-left:5.35pt;border-collapse:collapse"> <thead> <tr style="page-break-inside:avoid"> <td width="474" colspan="3" valign="top" style="width:355.55pt;border-top:solid windowtext 1.5pt; border-left:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:none; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement information</p> </td> </tr> <tr style="page-break-inside:avoid"> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 1</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 2</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 3</p> </td> </tr> <tr style="page-break-inside:avoid"> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Provisions</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Date/Details</p> </td> </tr> </thead> <tr style="page-break-inside:avoid"> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr style="page-break-inside:avoid"> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">2.  Schedule 1, Part 1</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr style="page-break-inside:avoid"> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">3.  Schedule 1, Part 2</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The later of:</p> <p class="Tablea">(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and</p> <p class="Tablea">(b) immediately after the commencement of item 2 of Schedule 5 to the <i>Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Act 2021</i>.</p> <p class="Tabletext">However, the provision does not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr style="page-break-inside:avoid"> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">4.  Schedule 2</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class="notetext"><span style="layout-grid-mode:line">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.</span></p> <p class="subsection">              (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.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="7651b3647fea4ae7971b63e3af9ca4e8" title="3  Schedules"><a name="7651b3647fea4ae7971b63e3af9ca4e8"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc61535088"><span class="CharSectno">3</span>  Schedules</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    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.</p> </opc-section><?DMS-Include seriesId="06ad385b-7b5f-46c6-b064-f185cbda1252"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="ee0b9e2b-0247-47bf-b569-2b4c586ad7f1"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>