Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)1
Select Legislative Instrument 2012 No. 109
I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General 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 (Import Levy) Act 1995.
Dated 14 June 2012
By Her Excellency’s Command
Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water
1 Name of regulation
This regulation is the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1).
This regulation commences on 1 July 2012.
3 Amendment of Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Regulations 2004
Schedule 1 amends the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Regulations 2004.
Schedule 1 Amendments
 Regulation 4, after the definition of Act
Management Regulations means the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995.
 Regulation 5
5 Value for calculation of carbon dioxide equivalence of an amount of SGG
(1) For subsection 2B (1) of the Act, the value is the global warming potential amount in the following table for a kind of SGG.
Kind of SGG
Global warming potential (Value)
HFC-134 (C2H2F4 (CHF2CHF2))
HFC-134a (C2H2F4 (CH2FCF3))
HFC-143 (C2H3F3 (CHF2CH2F))
HFC-143a (C2H3F3 (CF3CH3))
HFC-152a (C2H4F2 (CH3CHF3))
Perfluromethane (tetrafluromethane) (CF4)
Perfluroethane (hexafluroethane) (C2F6)
Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)
Note The values in the table are derived from table 4 on page 22 of Climate Change 1995—The Science of Climate Change: Contribution of Working Group I to the Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, published in 1996 by Cambridge University Press.
In 2012, the report was available online at www.ipcc.ch.
(2) If an SGG is composed of more than one kind of SGG, for each component that is specified in the table:
(a) the value is worked out separately; and
(b) the value is the amount specified in the table for the component.
Example R410A is composed of 50% of HFC-32 and 50% of HFC-125. If a person imports 1 kilogram of R410A, the SGG amount in metric tonnes of the component will be 50% multiplied by 0.001, multiplied by the value for the component HFC-32 specified (650) (which equals 0.325 tonnes), plus 50% multiplied by 0.001, multiplied by the value for the component HFC‑125 specified (2 800) (which equals 1.4 tonnes) to equal the carbon dioxide equivalence of 1.725 tonnes for the 1 kilogram of R410A.
6 Conditions for exemption from import levy for SGG imported for destruction
(1) This regulation specifies conditions for paragraph 3A (4) (b) of the Act.
(2) A licensee must provide the Secretary evidence that:
(a) an agreement for the destruction to occur within 90 days of the SGG being imported has been entered into; and
(b) the SGG was destroyed within 90 days of the SGG being imported; and
(c) the destruction took place, or will take place, at:
(i) a refrigerant destruction facility approved under regulation 114 of the Management Regulations; or
(ii) an extinguishing agent destruction facility approved under regulation 306 of the Management Regulations.
(3) The evidence must be provided to the Secretary:
(a) for paragraph (2) (a)—before the SGG is imported; and
(b) for paragraph (2) (b)—within 30 days of the destruction.
(4) The evidence must be in a form approved by the Secretary.
7 Import levy—SGGs equipment
For subsection 4A (2) (a) of the Act, a metered dose inhaler that is used for medical purposes is prescribed.
8 Import levy rate—SGGs
For the definition of prescribed rate in subsection 3A (7) of the Act, the rate is $165 per tonne.
9 Import levy rates—substances other than SGGs
For subsection 4 (1) of the Act, the following rates of levy are prescribed:
(a) for HCFCs—$3 000 per ODP tonne;
(b) for methyl bromide—$135 per tonne.
10 Import levy rate—SGG equipment
For the definition of prescribed rate in subsection 4A (5) of the Act, the rate is $165 per tonne.
11 Import levy rate—ODS equipment
For the definition of prescribed rate in subsection 4B (4) of the Act, the rate is $3 000 per ODP tonne.
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