Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment (Trial Destruction Facilities and Other Measures) Regulation 2013

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Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment (Trial Destruction Facilities and Other Measures) Regulation 2013
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 123, 2013
I, Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989.
Dated 13 June 2013
Marie Bashir
Administrator
By Her Excellency’s Command
Amanda Rishworth
Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water
 
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995           2
 
1  Name of regulation
                   This regulation is the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment (Trial Destruction Facilities and Other Measures) Regulation 2013.
2  Commencement
                   This regulation commences on 1 July 2013.
3  Authority
                   This regulation is made under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management 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                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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
  
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995
1  At the end of regulation 2
Add:
medical device has the meaning given by the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
medicine has the meaning given by the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
veterinary device means an instrument, apparatus, material or other article (whether used alone or in combination, and including the software necessary for its proper application) that:
                     (a)  is used for animals:
                              (i)  to diagnose, prevent, monitor, treat or alleviate a disease, condition or infestation of the animal by a pest; or
                             (ii)  to test susceptibility to a disease; or
                            (iii)  to diagnose, monitor, treat, alleviate or compensate for an injury or disability; or
                            (iv)  to investigate, replace or modify the anatomy or a physiological process; or
                             (v)  to control conception; or
                            (vi)  to test for pregnancy; and
                     (b)  does not achieve its principal intended action in or on the animal by pharmacological, immunological or metabolic means, but that may be assisted in its function by those means.
veterinary medicine means a veterinary chemical product as defined in the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994.
2  At the end of regulation 2A
Add:
               ; or (c)  a medical device or medicine; or
                     (d)  a veterinary device or veterinary medicine.
3  Paragraph 3(1)(a)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                     (a)  in the case of the manufacture or import of an SGG by a person:
                              (i)  that a permit for the manufacture or import of the quantity and kind of the SGG has been granted to the person under regulation 3A; or
                             (ii)  that the whole amount of the SGG is used in a medical device, medicine, veterinary device or veterinary medicine;
4  Regulation 110 (definition of refrigerant destruction facility)
Repeal the definition, substitute:
refrigerant destruction facility means a facility that a person is approved to operate under regulation 114.
5  At the end of subregulation 112(2) (before the penalty)
Add:
               ; or (c)  approved to conduct a trial of a facility under regulation 115.
6  Subregulation 112(3) (note)
Repeal the note, substitute:
Note:          For guidance on locating holders of refrigerant trading authorisations, see www.environment.gov.au/atmosphere/ozone/rac/index.html.
7  At the end of subregulation 113(1) (before the penalty)
Add:
               ; or (c)  approved to conduct a trial of a facility under regulation 115.
8  At the end of subregulation 114(2)
Add:
            ; and (d)  if the facility was the subject of a trial under regulation 115—information about the results of the trial.
9  Subregulation 114(3)
Omit “a facility only if he or she”, substitute “a person to operate a facility only if the Minister”.
10  At the end of regulation 114
Add:
             (4)  The Minister may at any time impose, or vary, conditions in writing on the approval of a person to operate a facility.
11  At the end of Subdivision 6A.2.1
Add:
115  Trial of facility for destroying refrigerant
             (1)  The Minister may, on application, give approval in writing for a person to conduct a trial of a facility to determine whether the facility is able to operate in a way that is consistent with Australia’s obligations under the Montreal Protocol when destroying refrigerant.
             (2)  An application must be in writing and must include:
                     (a)  the name and address of the applicant; and
                     (b)  the address of the facility; and
                     (c)  enough information about the facility to enable the Minister to decide the application.
             (3)  The Minister may at any time impose, or vary, conditions in writing on the approval of a person to conduct a trial, including conditions relating to the following:
                     (a)  when the trial may be conducted;
                     (b)  the volume of SGGs or ODSs that may be destroyed in the trial;
                     (c)  the reporting and monitoring requirements that must be complied with in relation to the trial.
             (4)  In this regulation:
ODS has the meaning given by section 65A of the Act.
12  Subdivision 6A.2.1A (note after heading)
Omit “115”, substitute “116”.
13  Regulation 301 (definition of approved extinguishing agent destruction facility)
Repeal the definition, substitute:
approved extinguishing agent destruction facility means a facility that a person is approved to operate under regulation 306.
14  Regulation 301
Insert:
destruction equipment means equipment used for the destruction of extinguishing agents.
15  At the end of subregulation 303(2) (before the penalty)
Add:
               ; or (e)  approved to conduct a trial of a facility under regulation 307.
16  At the end of subregulation 304(1) (before the penalty)
Add:
               ; or (e)  the person is approved to conduct a trial of a facility under regulation 307.
17  Paragraph 306(2)(d)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                     (d)  if the facility was the subject of a trial under regulation 307—information about the results of the trial.
18  Subregulation 306(4)
Omit “a facility only if he or she”, substitute “a person to operate a facility only if the Minister”.
19  At the end of Subdivision 6A.4.1
Add:
307  Trial of facility for destroying extinguishing agent
             (1)  The Minister may, on application, give approval in writing for a person to conduct a trial of a facility to determine whether the facility is able to operate in a way that is consistent with Australia’s obligations under the Montreal Protocol when destroying an extinguishing agent.
             (2)  An application must be in writing and must include:
                     (a)  the name and address of the applicant; and
                     (b)  the address of the facility; and
                     (c)  enough information about the facility to enable the Minister to decide the application.
             (3)  The approval is subject to the condition that the destruction equipment is fit for the purpose for which it is to be used.
             (4)  The Minister may at any time impose, or vary, other conditions in writing on the approval of a person to conduct a trial, including conditions relating to the following:
                     (a)  when the trial may be conducted;
                     (b)  the volume of SGGs or ODSs that may be destroyed in the trial;
                     (c)  the reporting and monitoring requirements that must be complied with in relation to the trial.
             (5)  In this regulation:
ODS has the meaning given by section 65A of the Act.
20  Subdivision 6A.4.2 (note after heading)
Omit “307”, substitute “308”.
21  Regulation 400
Before “For”, insert “(1)”.
22  At the end of regulation 400 (before the note)
Add:
               ; or (g)  the substance is being tested to determine what the substance is, the composition of the substance or the physical or chemical properties of the substance.
             (2)  A person may also discharge a scheduled substance if:
                     (a)  the person is approved to:
                              (i)  operate a facility under regulation 114 or 306; or
                             (ii)  conduct a trial of a facility under regulation 115 or 307; and
                     (b)  the discharge:
                              (i)  occurs as a result of the facility operating, or the trial of the facility being conducted, in accordance with the approval relating to the facility or trial; or
                             (ii)  is an accidental discharge that occurs while the facility is operating, or the trial of the facility is being conducted, in accordance with the approval relating to the facility or trial.