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Phosphate Fertilizers Bounty Regulations (Amendment)

  • - C2004L05763
  • No longer in force
SR 1979 No. 166 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Phosphate Fertilizers Bounty Regulations.
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate23-Aug-1979
Gazetted 21 Aug 1979
Date of repeal 19 Mar 1984
Repealed by Enabling legislation repealed by Prices Surveillance Act 1983 (Act No. 145 of 1983).

1979 No. 166*1* PHOSPHATE FERTILIZERS BOUNTY REGULATIONS*2* (AMENDMENT)

*1* Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 21 August 1979.

*2* Statutory Rules 1964 No. 29 as amended by Statutory Rules 1969 No. 70.

1979 No. 166 PHOSPHATE FERTILIZERS BOUNTY REGULATIONS (AMENDMENT) - REG 1

After regulation 2 of the Phosphate Fertilizers Bounty Regulations the following regulation is inserted:

Determination of available phosphorus content
'' 2AA. (1) In this regulation-
' approved analyst ' means an analyst approved for the purposes of this regulation by the person for the time being holding, or performing the duties of, the office of Assistant Secretary, Analytical Services Branch, in the Department of Science and the Environment;
' prepared sample ', in relation to a phosphatic substance, means such part of a representative sample of the substance as is prepared in accordance with the method described in section 2.007 of the relevant publication;
' relevant publication ' means the twelfth edition of the publication the method described in section 2.007 of the relevant publication; entitled ' Official Methods of Analysis of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists ' and published by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (being the association having that name established in the United States of America) as revised and existing at the commencement of this regulations;
' representative sample ', in relation to a phosphatic substance, means a sample of the substance-
(a) taken in a manner referred to-
(i) where the substance is packed in bags-in paragraph (a) of section 2.001 of the relevant publication; or
(ii) where the substance is in bulk-in paragraph (b) of that section,
by a person authorized for that purpose by the Controller-General; and
(b) sealed in clean, air-tight containers.

" (2) The available phosphorus content of a phosphatic substance is that mass that is the percentage of the total mass of the substance that is the same percentage as the prescribed percentage in relation to the substance.

" (3) The prescribed percentage in relation to a phosphatic substance is the percentage of available phosphorus in a representative sample of the substance as-
(a) determined by an approved analyst in accordance with sub-regulations (5) and (6); and
(b) specified in a certificate issued in respect of the sample by the analyst in accordance with sub-regulation (4).

" (4) A certificate referred to in paragraph (3) (b) shall specify-
(a) the percentage of available phosphorus in the representative sample to which the certificate relates; and
(b) the method in accordance with which the representative sample was analysed.

" (5) For the purpose of ascertaining the percentage of available phosphorus in a representative sample of a phosphatic substance, an approved analyst shall-
(a) determine the moisture content of the representative sample of the substance by using the method described in section 2.014 of the relevant publication in relation to a prepared sample as if the representative sample were a prepared sample;
(b) determine the moisture content of a prepared sample of the substance in accordance with the method described in section 2.014 of the relevant publication; and
(c) analyse the representative sample of the substance in accordance with-
(i) the method described under the heading 'Spectrophotometric Molybdovanadophosphate Method (17)-Official Final Action ' in section 2.044 of the relevant publication; or
(ii) the method described under the heading 'Gravimetric Quinolinium Molybdophosphate Method (18)-Official Final Action ' in section 2.045 of the relevant publication.

" (6) The percentage of available phosphorus in a representative sample of a phosphatic substance that has been examined by an approved analyst as set out in sub-regulation (5) shall be determined in accordance with the formula-
100 - M1
Px --------
100 - M2
where-
P is the percentage of phosphorus reported as being present in the representative sample of the substance after the sample has been analysed in accordance with a method referred to in paragraph 5 (c);
M1 is the percentage of moisture in the representative sample of the substance determined in the manner referred to in paragraph 5 (a); and
M2 is the percentage of moisture in the prepared sample of the substance determined in the manner referred to in paragraph 5 (b).".