Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment (Rotterdam Convention) Regulation 2014

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Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment (Rotterdam Convention) Regulation 2014
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 143, 2014
I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.
Dated 02 October 2014
Peter Cosgrove
Governor‑General
By His Excellency’s Command
Fiona Nash
Assistant Minister for Health
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2
Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990          2
 
1  Name of regulation
                   This regulation is the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment (Rotterdam Convention) Regulation 2014.
2  Commencement
                   This regulation commences on the day after it is registered.
3  Authority
                   This regulation is made under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments
  
Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990
1  Regulation 2
Insert:
Rotterdam Convention means the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, done at Rotterdam on 10 September 1998, as amended by any amendment of the Convention that has entered into force for Australia.
Stockholm Convention means the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, done at Stockholm on 22 May 2001, as amended by any amendment of the Convention that has entered into force in Australia.
2  Subregulation 11B(1)
Omit “(1) For”, substitute “For”.
3  Subregulation 11B(2)
Repeal the subregulation.
4  At the end of subregulation 11C(1)
Add:
                   ; (g)  commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether (including tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether);
                     (h)  commercial octabromodiphenyl ether (including hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether);
                      (i)  perfluorooctane sulfonic acid;
                      (j)  perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls, including the following:
                              (i)  potassium perfluorooctane sulfonate;
                             (ii)  lithium perfluorooctane sulfonate;
                            (iii)  ammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate;
                            (iv)  diethanolammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate;
                             (v)  tetraethylammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate;
                            (vi)  didecyldimethylammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate;
                           (vii)  N‑ethylperfluorooctane sulfonamide;
                          (viii)  N‑methylperfluorooctane sulfonamide;
                            (ix)  N‑ethyl‑N‑(2‑hydroxyethyl) perfluorooctane sulfonamide;
                             (x)  N‑(2‑hydroxyethyl)‑N‑methylperfluorooctane sulfonamide;
                            (xi)  perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride.
5  Subregulation 11C(3)
Repeal the subregulation, substitute:
             (3)  The introduction of an industrial chemical mentioned in paragraph (1)(a), (f), (g), (h), (i) or (j) is prohibited unless the Director has given written approval for its introduction at or before the time of the proposed introduction.
Note:          Section 21 of the Act (which relates to the introduction of new industrial chemicals) may also apply to the introduction of an industrial chemical mentioned in paragraph (1)(a), (h) or (i) or subparagraph (1)(j)(vi) or (vii).