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SLI 2012 No. 260 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 to increase the permit application fees for refrigeration and air conditioning or fire protection equipment, to hold a licence.
Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Registered 27 Nov 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Nov-2012
Tabled Senate28-Nov-2012
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

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Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 3)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2012 No. 260

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 Management Act 1989.

Dated 22 November 2012

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

DON FARRELL


1              Name of regulation

                This regulation is the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 3).

2              Commencement

                This regulation commences on 1 January 2013.

3              Amendment of Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995

                Schedule 1 amends the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)

 

[1]           After paragraph 121 (1) (c)

insert

Note   Application fees for Part 6A are set out in Division 6A.4A.

[2]           Subregulation 306 (3)

substitute

         (3)   An application must be accompanied by the fee mentioned for the approval in regulation 345.

[3]           After paragraph 313 (1) (b)

insert

Note   Application fees for Part 6A are set out in Division 6A.4A.

[4]           Subregulation 342 (1A)

substitute

      (1A)   An application for a special circumstances exemption must be accompanied by the fee mentioned for the exemption in regulation 345.

[5]           Subregulation 342 (3), note

omit

[6]           After Division 6A.4

insert

Division 6A.4A     Application fees for Part 6A

343         RAC industry permit application fees

                For paragraph 121 (1) (c), the following application fees are specified:

                (a)    for a refrigerant handling licence granted under Subdivision 6A.2.2:

                          (i)    if the application is for a trainee licence only—$26; and

                         (ii)    if the application is for one licence only, other than a trainee licence, that is to be in force for 12 months or less—$65; and

                        (iii)    if the application is for a temporary licence—nil; and

                        (iv)    in any other case, if the application is for one or more licences under Subdivision 6A.2.2—$130;

               (b)    for a refrigerant trading authorisation or an RAC equipment manufacturing authorisation granted under paragraph 140 (1) (a) or (b) or both:

                          (i)    if the application is for an authorisation that is to be in force for 12 months or less—$210; and

                         (ii)    in any other case—$420;

                (c)    for a restricted refrigerant trading authorisation granted under paragraph 140 (1) (c)—$130;

               (d)    for a halon special permit granted under regulation 150—$250.

344         Fire protection industry permit application fees

                For paragraph 313 (1) (b), the following application fees are specified:

                (a)    for an extinguishing agent handling licence granted under regulation 321:

                          (i)    if the application is for one licence which is to be in force for 12 months or less—$125; or

                         (ii)    in any other case—$250;

               (b)    for an extinguishing agent trading authorisation granted under regulation 331—$420;

                (c)    for a halon special permit granted under regulation 341—$250.

345         Other application fees in relation to fire protection

                The following fees are specified for other fire protection applications:

                (a)    for approval to operate an extinguishing agent destruction facility granted under regulation 306—$300;

               (b)    for a special circumstances exemption granted under regulation 342—$200.

346         Increases for certain Part 6A application fees

         (1)   This regulation applies to:

                (a)    a fee mentioned in regulation 343 or 344 that is in force on 30 September of a calendar year; and

               (b)    an increase to take effect on or after 1 January 2014.

         (2)   If, for a calendar year, the latest WPI number is greater than the earlier WPI number, the fee is taken to increase, on 1 January of the next calendar year, in accordance with the following formula:

         (3)   If a fee increased under subregulation (2) would be an amount of dollars and cents, the amount is to be rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

         (4)   If the amount to be rounded is 50 cents, the amount is to be rounded up.

         (5)   In this regulation:

earlier WPI number, for a calendar year, means the WPI number published in respect of the September quarter before the calendar year begins.

September quarter means a period of 3 months ending at the end of September.

latest WPI number, for a calendar year, means the WPI number published in respect of the September quarter that occurs during the calendar year.

WPI number means the Wage Price Index number (the original number for all sectors in Australia for the total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses) published by the Australian Statistician.

[7]           Further amendments—omissions

                The following provisions are omitted:

                   ·     subregulations 130 (1) and (2)

                   ·     subregulations 140 (2) and (2A)

                   ·     subregulation 150 (2)

                   ·     subregulations 321 (1) and (2)

                   ·     subregulation 331 (2)

                   ·     subregulation 341 (2).


Note

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