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A Bill for an Act to amend the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005, and for related purposes
Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
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Registered 30 Sep 2010
Introduced Senate 29 Sep 2010

2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment Bill 2010

 

No.      , 2010

 

(Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005       3

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment Act 2010.

2  Commencement

             (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.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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.

             (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.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act 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.


 

Schedule 1Amendment of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005

  

1  After subsection 19(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  If the WELS standard requires or permits the products to be registered, the WELS standard may require either or both of the following:

                     (a)  that the products comply with requirements relating to plumbing that are contained in a specified document, as in force from time to time (including the Plumbing Code of Australia, or an Act or regulations made by a State or Territory, for example);

                     (b)  that a specified type of person or body certifies that the products comply with requirements relating to plumbing that are contained in a specified document, as in force from time to time (including the Plumbing Code of Australia, or an Act or regulations made by a State or Territory, for example).

2  Paragraph 29(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the product does not satisfy:

                              (i)  a minimum water efficiency or minimum general performance requirement that the product is required to satisfy by the WELS standard for products of that kind; or

                             (ii)  a requirement under subsection 19(3A).