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SR 2004 No. 17 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)
Principal Regulations. These Regulations repeal the Ozone Protection (Licence Fees - Imports) Regulations 1995.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 04 Jul 2012
Start Date 01 Jul 2012
End Date 31 Jul 2017
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Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Regulations 2004

Statutory Rules 2004 No. 17 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 1 July 2012
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2012 No. 109

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

                        1      Name of Regulations [see Note 1]                                    3

                        2      Commencement [see Note 1]                                           3

                        3      Ozone Protection (Licence Fees — Imports) Regulations 1995 — repeal         3

                        4      Definition                                                                        3

                        5      Value for calculation of carbon dioxide equivalence of an amount of SGG    3

                        6      Conditions for exemption from import levy for SGG imported for destruction            5

                        7      Import levy—SGGs equipment                                         5

                        8      Import levy rate—SGGs                                                   6

                        9      Import levy rates—substances other than SGGs               6

                       10      Import levy rate—SGG equipment                                    6

                       11      Import levy rate—ODS equipment                                    6

Notes                                                                                                            7

 


  

  

1              Name of Regulations [see Note 1]

                These Regulations are the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Regulations 2004.

2              Commencement [see Note 1]

                These Regulations commence on the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3              Ozone Protection (Licence Fees — Imports) Regulations 1995 — repeal

                The following Statutory Rules are repealed:

                  ·    1995 No. 390

                  ·    2003 No. 280.

4              Definition

                In these Regulations:

Act means the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995.

Management Regulations means the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995.

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.

Item

Kind of SGG

Global warming potential (Value)

Hydroflurocarbons

1

HFC-23 (CHF3)

11 700

2

HFC-32 (CH2F2)

650

3

HFC-41 (CH3F)

150

4

HFC-43-10mee (C5H2F10)

1 300

5

HFC-125 (C2HF5)

2 800

6

HFC-134 (C2H2F4 (CHF2CHF2))

1 000

7

HFC-134a (C2H2F4 (CH2FCF3))

1 300

8

HFC-143 (C2H3F3 (CHF2CH2F))

300

9

HFC-143a (C2H3F3 (CF3CH3))

3 800

10

HFC-152a (C2H4F2 (CH3CHF3))

140

11

HFC-227ea (C3HF7)

2 900

12

HFC-236fa (C3H2F6)

6 300

13

HFC-245ca (C3H3F5)

560

Perflurocarbons

14

Perfluromethane (tetrafluromethane) (CF4)

6 500

15

Perfluroethane (hexafluroethane) (C2F6)

9 200

16

Perfluropropane (C3F8)

7 000

17

Perflurobutane (C4F10)

7 000

18

Perflurocyclobutane (c-C4F8)

8 700

19

Perfluoropentane (C5F12)

7 500

20

Perfluorohexane (C6F14)

7 400

Sulfur hexafluoride

21

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)

23 900

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.


Notes to the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Regulations 2004

Note 1

The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Regulations 2004 (in force under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995) as shown in this compilation comprise Statutory Rules 2004 No. 17 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Year and
Number

Date of notification in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

2004 No. 17

26 Feb 2004

26 Feb 2004

 

2012 No. 109

19 June 2012 (see F2012L01250)

1 July 2012

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

R. 4.................................

am. 2012 No. 109

R. 5.................................

rs. 2012 No. 109

R. 6.................................

ad. 2012 No. 109

R. 7.................................

ad. 2012 No. 109

R. 8.................................

ad. 2012 No. 109

R. 9.................................

ad. 2012 No. 109

R. 10...............................

ad. 2012 No. 109

R. 11...............................

ad. 2012 No. 109