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SR 1995 No. 389 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 4)
Principal Regulations; Repeals the former Ozone Protection Regulations.
Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Registered 04 Jan 2013
Start Date 01 Jan 2013
End Date 30 Jun 2013
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1 Name of regulations [see Note 1]
2 Definition
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Part 2 Terms used in the Act
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Part 3 Licences
Expand Part 5 Manufacture of products using scheduled substances
Part 5 Manufacture of products using scheduled substances
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Part 6A Disposal and use of scheduled substances
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Part 7 Reports and records
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Part 9 Miscellaneous

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995

Statutory Rules 1995 No. 389 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 1 January 2013
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2012 No. 261

Prepared by the Office of Parliamentary Counsel, Canberra


Contents

Part 1                          Preliminary

                        1      Name of regulations [see Note 1]                                     7

                        2      Definition                                                                        7

Part 2                          Terms used in the Act

                      2A      SGG equipment                                                              8

Part 3                          Licences

                        3      Circumstances and conditions for unlicensed manufacture, import or export 9

                      3A      Permit for use of SGG in production or casting of magnesium         10

                      3B      Review of decisions under regulation 3A                        10

                      3C      Application fee for licence (Act s 14)                              11

                        4      Publication of information about licences (Act s 22)        12

                        5      Records to be kept by licensees                                    12

                        6      Licence numbers to be shown on records                       14

                      6A      Review of decisions                                                      14

Part 5                          Manufacture of products using scheduled substances

                       70      Exemption for refrigeration and air conditioning equipment 15

                       80      Application fee for exemption (Act s 40)                         16

Part 6A                       Disposal and use of scheduled substances

Division 6A.1              Preliminary

                     100      Purpose of Part 6A                                                       17

                     101      Definitions for Part 6A                                                   17

Division 6A.2              Refrigeration and air conditioning

Subdivision 6A.2.1      Preliminary

                     110      Definitions for Division 6A.2                                          18

                     111      Offence — carrying out work in relation to RAC equipment 20

                     112      Offence — possessing or trading in refrigerant               21

                     113      Offence — possessing halon                                         21

                   113A      Offence — false representations                                    22

                     114      Refrigerant destruction facilities                                     23

Subdivision 6A.2.1A    RAC industry permits

                     120      Relevant authority’s powers and functions                      23

                     121      Applications for RAC industry permits — general            25

                   121A      Appropriate relevant authority for applications for RAC industry permits        26

                     122      Decision whether applicant or permit holder is a fit and proper person          27

                     123      Powers of Minister                                                        28

                     124      Reconsideration of decisions                                         29

                     125      Review of decisions                                                      30

                     126      Permit not in force if suspended                                    31

                     127      Powers of inspectors                                                    31

Subdivision 6A.2.2      Refrigerant handling licences

                     130      Grant of refrigerant handling licences — general             31

                     131      Refrigerant handling licences — qualified persons          32

                     133      Restricted refrigeration and air conditioning licence         35

                     134      Refrigeration and air conditioning trainee licence             35

                     135      Licence conditions                                                        36

                     136      Offence — contravention of licence condition                 41

Subdivision 6A.2.3      Refrigerant authorisations

                     140      Grant of authorisations                                                  41

                     141      Conditions on authorisations                                          43

                     142      Offence — contravention of condition on authorisation   45

Subdivision 6A.2.4      Halon special permit

                     150      Application for halon special permit                               46

Division 6A.3              Methyl bromide

Subdivision 6A.3.1      Preliminary

                     200      Definitions for Division 6A.3                                          47

                     201      Uses of methyl bromide                                                48

                     202      Powers of inspectors                                                    49

Subdivision 6A.3.2      Restrictions on the use and sale of methyl bromide

                     210      Application of Subdivision                                             49

                     211      Meaning of allocated amount                                          49

                     212      Offence — using methyl bromide for non‑QPS applications 50

                     213      Offence — supplying methyl bromide for non‑QPS applications       50

                     214      Offence — using methyl bromide as a feedstock            53

                     215      Offence — supplying methyl bromide for use as a feedstock           54

Subdivision 6A.3.2A    Discharge of methyl bromide

                     216      Discharge of methyl bromide (Act s 45B)                       55

Subdivision 6A.3.3      Record keeping requirements

                     220      Records of sale                                                            55

                     221      Records of use — QPS and non‑QPS applications         56

                     222      Summary records of use — QPS and non‑QPS applications            57

                     223      Records of use — feedstock                                         58

Subdivision 6A.3.4      Reporting requirements

                     230      Reports to be given by suppliers                                   59

                     231      Reports to be given by exempt persons                         59

                     232      Report about stockpiles of methyl bromide                    61

                     233      Reports to be given by holders of feedstock permits      61

Subdivision 6A.3.5      Feedstock permits

                     240      Definition for Subdivision 6A.3.5                                    62

                     241      Applications for feedstock permits                                62

                     242      Grant of feedstock permits                                            63

                     243      Decision whether applicant is a fit and proper person       64

                     244      Cancellation and suspension of feedstock permits         65

                     245      Review of decisions                                                      65

                     246      Delegation                                                                    66

Division 6A.4              Fire protection

Subdivision 6A.4.1      Preliminary

                     301      Definitions for Division 6A.4                                          66

                     302      Offence — handling extinguishing agent                         67

                     303      Offence — possessing or trading in extinguishing agent 68

                     304      Offence — possessing halon                                         69

                     305      Discharge of scheduled substances (Act s 45B)             70

                     306      Extinguishing agent destruction facilities                        71

Subdivision 6A.4.2      Fire protection industry permits

                     311      Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board                  72

                     312      Minister may exercise Board’s powers and functions       73

                     313      Applications for fire protection industry permits — general 74

                     314      Decision whether applicant is a fit and proper person       75

                     315      Minister may cancel or suspend permit                           76

                     316      Reconsideration of decisions                                         77

                     317      Review of decisions                                                      78

                     318      Permit not in force if suspended                                    79

                     319      Powers of inspectors                                                    79

Subdivision 6A.4.3      Extinguishing agent handling licences

                     321      Grant of extinguishing agent handling licences — general 79

                     322      Extinguishing agent handling licences — qualified persons 80

                     323      Special extinguishing agent handling licence                   85

                     324      Extinguishing agent handling licences — experienced persons         86

                     325      Extinguishing agent trainee licence                                 86

                     326      Licence conditions                                                        86

Subdivision 6A.4.4      Extinguishing agent trading authorisations

                     331      Grant of authorisations                                                  88

                     332      Conditions on authorisations                                          89

Subdivision 6A.4.5      Permit and exemption

                     341      Halon special permit                                                      91

                     342      Special circumstances exemption                                  92

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

                     343      RAC industry permit application fees                              93

                     344      Fire protection industry permit application fees               93

                     345      Other application fees in relation to fire protection          94

                     346      Increases for certain Part 6A application fees                 94

Division 6A.5              Uses of scheduled substances not otherwise mentioned in this Part

                     400      Discharge of scheduled substances (Act s 45B)             95

Division 6A.6              Scheduled substances (other than methyl bromide) used as feedstock

                     500      Discharge of scheduled substances (other than methyl bromide) used as feedstock (Act s 45B)                                                                                    96

Part 7                          Reports and records

                     900      Manufacture, import or export of scheduled substances (other than SGGs and substances in ODS equipment or SGG equipment)                               97

                     901      Manufacture, Import or export of SGGs, ODS equipment or SGG equipment            97

Part 9                          Miscellaneous

                     920      Application for remission and refund of import levy—SGGs 100

                     921      Application for remission and refund of import levy—SGG equipment          100

                     922      Application for remission and refund of manufacture levy—SGGs    101

Notes                                                                                                        102

 


Part 1                 Preliminary

  

Note   The numbers of the Parts in these Regulations correspond to those in the Act.

1              Name of regulations [see Note 1]

                These regulations are the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995.

2              Definition

                In these Regulations:

Act means the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989.

Part 2                 Terms used in the Act

  

2A           SGG equipment

                For paragraph 8D (1) (c) of the Act, the definition of SGG equipment does not include:

                (a)    imported foam equipment or products (other than expanding polyurethane foam aerosols); or

               (b)    foam equipment or products (other than expanding polyurethane foam aerosols) included in other imported products or equipment.

Part 3                 Licences

  

Note   The numbers of the Parts in these Regulations correspond to those in the Act.

3              Circumstances and conditions for unlicensed manufacture, import or export

         (1)   For subsection 13 (1A) of the Act, the following circumstances are prescribed:

                (a)    in the case of the manufacture or import of an SGG by a person—that a permit for the manufacture or import of the quantity and kind of the SGG has been granted to the person under regulation 3A;

               (b)    in the case of the manufacture of an SGG—that the manufacture consists of the formation of the SGG as a by‑product of the manufacture of aluminium.

         (2)   For subparagraph 13 (6A) (b) (ii) of the Act, the following equipment is prescribed:

                (a)    any air-conditioning equipment contained in a motor vehicle, watercraft or aircraft;

               (b)    any other air-conditioning equipment;

                (c)    a heat pump;

               (d)    any medical equipment;

                (e)    a part or component that contains an SGG or a substance referred to in any of Parts I to VIII of Schedule 1 to the Act (other than a separately imported motor vehicle part);

                (f)    any personal, household or food products;

               (g)    any refrigeration equipment;

               (h)    any safety equipment.

         (3)   For subparagraph 13 (6A) (b) (iii) of the Act, the following conditions are prescribed:

                (a)    that the person comply with any notice from the Secretary requesting evidence that:

                          (i)    the equipment has been owned for more than 12 months wholly or principally for private or domestic use before importation; and

                         (ii)    the equipment is imported wholly or principally for private or domestic use;

               (b)    that the person comply within 30 days of receiving the notice.

         (4)   However, the evidence in subparagraph (3) (a) (i) is not prescribed for equipment mentioned in paragraph (2) (d).

3A           Permit for use of SGG in production or casting of magnesium

         (1)   The Minister may grant a permit for a specified quantity of a specified SGG to be manufactured or imported for use in the production or casting of magnesium if the person proposing to manufacture or import it produces:

                (a)    if the SGG will be supplied to another person — a purchase order or similar document from the person to whom the SGG will be supplied; and

               (b)    a statement from the person intending to use the SGG that it will be used in the production or casting of magnesium.

Note   See the Criminal Code, section 136.1, in relation to the making of false statements in applications for a licence, authority or benefit.

         (2)   The permit must specify the period for which it remains valid.

         (3)   The Minister may revoke the permit if:

                (a)    because of an event occurring before the SGG is manufactured or imported, the SGG is not able to be used for the purpose for which the permit was granted; or

               (b)    there is reason to believe that a quantity of the SGG has been diverted to another purpose.

3B           Review of decisions under regulation 3A

                Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the Minister:

                (a)    to refuse to grant a permit under subregulation 3A (1); or

               (b)    to grant a permit with a particular period of validity; or

                (c)    to revoke a permit.

3C           Application fee for licence (Act s 14)

         (1)   For paragraph 14 (1) (aa) of the Act, the following application fees are prescribed:

                (a)    for a controlled substances licence — $15 000;

               (b)    for an essential uses licence — $3 000;

                (c)    for a used substances licence — $15 000;

               (d)    for an ODS/SGG equipment licence — $3 000.

         (2)   The Minister may waive the application fee for a controlled substances licence or a used substances licence if:

                (a)    the purpose of the licence is to allow the manufacture, import or export of less than half a tonne of scheduled substances; and

               (b)    the Minister is satisfied that the manufacture, import or export is for test purposes.

         (3)   The Minister may waive the application fee for an essential uses licence if the Minister is satisfied that the manufacture, import or export of the scheduled substance to which the licence relates is for test purposes.

         (4)   The Minister may waive the application fee for a controlled substances licence, a used substances licence or an essential uses licence if the Minister is satisfied that:

                (a)    the scheduled substance to which the licence relates will be imported or exported for the purpose of the disposal of the substance; and

               (b)    the disposal will be carried out by a technology approved by the parties to the Montreal Protocol.

         (5)   The Minister or an SES employee of the Department may waive part of the application fee for an ODS/SGG equipment licence if satisfied that:

                (a)    the applicant for the licence will import no more than 5 units of ODS equipment or SGG equipment in a single consignment; and

               (b)    the total hydrochlorofluorocarbon and hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant charge in the single consignment is less than 10 kilograms; and

                (c)    the applicant has not had part of an ODS/SGG equipment licence fee waived in the 2 years before the date of the application for the ODS/SGG equipment licence; and

               (d)    the applicant has paid a licence levy in relation to the import under section 69 of the Act.

4              Publication of information about licences (Act s 22)

         (1)   For section 22 of the Act, the Secretary may publish on the Department’s website details of licences granted, cancelled and surrendered.

         (2)   The details that may be published about a licence are:

                (a)    the kind of licence; and

               (b)    the name of the licensee; and

                (c)    the conditions (if any) imposed on the licence; and

               (d)    the date on which the licence was granted, cancelled or surrendered; and

                (e)    the date on which the licence expires.

         (3)   The Secretary must ensure that the published details are updated as soon as practicable after any change and, in any event, at least every 6 months.

5              Records to be kept by licensees

         (1)   A person who is, at any time in a month, a licensee must keep a record in writing of:

                (a)    the quantities of each scheduled substance manufactured, imported and exported by the person in the month; and

               (b)    in respect of each quantity of a scheduled substance that has been imported by the person in the month:

                          (i)    the date of importation; and

                         (ii)    the country of origin of the scheduled substance; and

                        (iii)    the full name and address of the person from whom the scheduled substance was imported; and

                        (iv)    the place at which the scheduled substance was discharged from the ship or aircraft on which the scheduled substance was carried; and

                         (v)    if the scheduled substance was imported on a ship — the name of the ship; and

                        (vi)    if the scheduled substance was imported on an aircraft — the flight number of the aircraft on which the scheduled substance was carried; and

                       (vii)    whether the schedule substance was imported for use as feedstock; and

                (c)    in respect of each quantity of a scheduled substance that has been exported by the person in the month:

                          (i)    the date of exportation; and

                         (ii)    the country of destination of the scheduled substance; and

                        (iii)    the full name and address of the person to whom the scheduled substance was exported; and

                        (iv)    the place at which the scheduled substance was loaded on the ship or aircraft on which the scheduled substance was carried; and

                         (v)    if the scheduled substance was exported on a ship — the name of the ship; and

                        (vi)    if the scheduled substance was exported on an aircraft — the flight number of the flight on which the scheduled substance was carried; and

               (d)    in respect of each quantity of a scheduled substance that has been manufactured by the person in the month — whether the scheduled substance was manufactured for use as feedstock; and

                (e)    the quantity of each scheduled substance destroyed by the person in the month.

                Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   Records must be retained for 5 years from the last day of the month to which the records relate.

                Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (3)   An offence under subregulation (1) or (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note 1   For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

Note 2   Section 65 of the Act (which relates to the conduct of directors, servants and agents) applies to offences under these Regulations (see subsection 65 (9) of the Act).

6              Licence numbers to be shown on records

                A record kept by a licensee must:

                (a)    show the licence number of the licensee; and

               (b)    if the record consists of more than 1 page:

                          (i)    be numbered in a regular arithmetic series beginning with the number 1; and

                         (ii)    show the licence number of the licensee on each page.

6A           Review of decisions

                Subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, an application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review of the following decisions:

                (a)    a decision:

                          (i)    under subregulation 3C (2) to refuse to waive the fee for a controlled substances licence or a used substances licence; or

                         (ii)    under subregulation 3C (3) to refuse to waive the fee for an essential uses licence; or

                        (iii)    under subregulation 3C (4) to refuse to waive the fee for a controlled substances licence, a used substances licence or an essential uses licence; or

               (b)    a decision under subregulation 3C (5) to refuse to waive part of the fee for an ODS/SGG equipment licence.

Part 5                 Manufacture of products using scheduled substances

Note 1   The numbers of the Parts in these Regulations correspond to those in the Act.

Note 2   Part 4 is intentionally not used and regulation numbers 7 to 69 (inclusive) are reserved for future use.

70            Exemption for refrigeration and air conditioning equipment

         (1)   This regulation applies until the end of 30 June 2015.

         (2)   For paragraph 10 (1) (a) of Schedule 4 to the Act, the following kinds of equipment are specified:

                (a)    HCFC pre-charged refrigeration equipment;

               (b)    HCFC pre-charged air conditioning equipment imported by the holder of an ODS/SGG equipment licence who has been granted a partial fee waiver for a one-off low volume import;

                (c)    chillers charged with HCFC-123;

               (d)    replacement parts for existing HCFC air conditioning equipment;

                (e)    components for  existing high static ducted split system air conditioners;

                (f)    equipment insulated with foam manufactured with HCFC;

               (g)    equipment for which the Minister considers it is impracticable:

                          (i)    for the importer or licence holder for the equipment to comply with the ban; and

                         (ii)    to remove or retrofit the equipment because it is incidental to the main import.

Example for subparagraph (g) (ii)

Air conditioning equipment incorporated into a large boat or drilling rig.

         (3)   The Minister may delegate his or her powers under this regulation to an SES employee or acting SES employee in the Department.

         (4)   In exercising powers under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister.

         (5)   In this regulation:

replacement part does not include a complete, or substantially complete, indoor or outdoor unit of a split system air conditioning unit.

80            Application fee for exemption (Act s 40)

         (1)   For paragraph 40 (2) (b) of the Act, the fee is $3 000.

         (2)   The Minister may waive the fee if the Minister is satisfied that the exemption is to enable the import of a product for its disposal.

         (3)   Subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, an application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the Minister to refuse to waive the fee under subregulation (2).

Part 6A               Disposal and use of scheduled substances

Note 1   The numbers of the Parts in these Regulations correspond to those in the Act.

Note 2   Part 6 is intentionally not used and regulation numbers 81 to 99 (inclusive) are reserved for future use.

Division 6A.1        Preliminary

100         Purpose of Part 6A

                For section 45A of the Act, Part 6A imposes controls on:

                (a)    the sale, purchase, and other acquisition or disposal of:

                          (i)    scheduled substances for refrigeration and air conditioning, and fire protection; and

                         (ii)    methyl bromide; and

               (b)    the storage, use and handling of:

                          (i)    scheduled substances for refrigeration and air conditioning, and fire protection; and

                         (ii)    methyl bromide.

101         Definitions for Part 6A

                In Part 6A:

National Quality Council has the same meaning as in the Skilling Australia’s Workforce Act 2005.

NQC‑endorsed qualification means a qualification that is endorsed by the National Quality Council.

Division 6A.2        Refrigeration and air conditioning

Subdivision 6A.2.1     Preliminary

110         Definitions for Division 6A.2

                In this Division:

AMSA certificate means a certificate of competency, issued under the Marine Orders, Part 3: Seagoing Qualifications, Issue 6, Order No. 8 of 2004 (made by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority under subsection 425 (1AA) of the Navigation Act 1912), for any of the following:

                (a)    an Engineer Class 1;

               (b)    an Engineer Class 2;

                (c)    an Engineer Watchkeeper.

AMSA vessel means a ship, vessel or craft to which the Navigation Act 1912 applies and includes a vessel that is taken to be a facility under clause 4 of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

commercial stand-alone refrigeration equipment means refrigeration equipment that:

                (a)    is designed primarily for commercial use; and

               (b)    is designed not to be permanently connected to the power supply of the premises where it is installed; and

                (c)    does not require the installation of pipework to enable the movement of refrigerant.

domestic refrigeration or air conditioning equipment means refrigeration or air conditioning equipment that:

                (a)    is designed primarily for household use; and

               (b)    is designed not to be permanently connected to the power supply of the premises where it is installed; and

                (c)    does not require the installation of pipework to enable the movement of refrigerant.

Note   This definition does not cover split system air conditioners.

halon special permit means a permit granted under regulation 150.

RAC equipment (or refrigeration and air conditioning equipment) means equipment, used for the cooling or heating of anything, that uses a refrigerant.

RAC equipment manufacturing authorisation means an authorisation granted under paragraph 140 (1) (b).

RAC Industry Board means a body appointed under paragraph 120 (2) (a).

RAC industry permit means any of the following:

                (a)    a refrigerant handling licence;

               (b)    a refrigerant trading authorisation;

                (c)    an RAC equipment manufacturing authorisation;

               (d)    a halon special permit;

                (e)    a restricted refrigerant trading authorisation.

RAC industry powers and functions means the powers and functions given to the Minister by subregulation 120 (1).

refrigerant means any or all of CFC, HCFC, HFC, PFC and halon that is, or has been, used in RAC equipment.

refrigerant destruction facility means a facility approved under regulation 114.

refrigerant handling licence means a licence granted under Subdivision 6A.2.2.

refrigerant trading authorisation means an authorisation granted under paragraph 140 (1) (a).

registered training organisation has the same meaning as in the Skilling Australia’s Workforce Act 2005.

relevant authority, in relation to an RAC industry permit, or an application for a permit, means:

                (a)    the relevant Board; or

               (b)    the Minister.

relevant Board means:

                (a)    in relation to an RAC industry permit — the RAC Industry Board that granted the permit; or

               (b)    in relation to an application for a permit — the Board to which the application is made.

restricted refrigerant trading authorisation means an authorisation granted under paragraph 140 (1) (c).

temporary licence means a licence granted under regulation 138.

111         Offence — carrying out work in relation to RAC equipment

         (1)   A person commits an offence if the person carries out work in relation to RAC equipment and the person is not:

                (a)    both:

                          (i)    the holder of a refrigerant handling licence; and

                         (ii)    entitled under the licence to carry out the work; or

               (b)    both:

                          (i)    engaged in a phase of the manufacture of RAC equipment; and

                         (ii)    supervised by the holder of a licence granted under regulation 131 or 133 that entitles the holder to manufacture RAC equipment; or

               (d)    both:

                          (i)    the holder of an AMSA certificate; and

                         (ii)    required to carry out the work on an AMSA vessel as part of his or her duties on the vessel.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   For subregulation (1), carries out work in relation to RAC equipment means doing anything with a refrigerant, or a component of RAC equipment, that involves a risk of refrigerant being emitted, including:

                (a)    decanting the refrigerant; and

               (b)    manufacturing, installing, commissioning, servicing and maintaining RAC equipment, whether or not refrigerant is present; and

                (c)    decommissioning RAC equipment in which refrigerant is present.

         (3)   An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

112         Offence — possessing or trading in refrigerant

         (1)   In this regulation:

bulk refrigerant means refrigerant other than halon, but does not include refrigerant that is contained in RAC equipment.

         (2)   On or after 1 July 2005, a person must not acquire, possess, or dispose of bulk refrigerant unless the person is:

                (a)    the holder of a refrigerant trading authorisation or an RAC equipment manufacturing authorisation; or

               (b)    the operator of a refrigerant destruction facility.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (3)   It is a defence to a charge of contravening subregulation (2) that the defendant, as soon as practicable after becoming aware that he or she possessed bulk refrigerant, gave it to:

                (a)    the holder of a refrigerant trading authorisation; or

               (b)    the operator of a refrigerant destruction facility.

Note   For guidance on the Internet for locating the holders of refrigerant trading authorisations, see www.deh.gov.au/atmosphere/ozone/legislation/ refrigeration.html.

         (4)   An offence against subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

113         Offence — possessing halon

         (1)   On or after 1 January 2005, a person must not possess halon that is, or has been, for use in RAC equipment, unless the person is:

                (a)    the holder of a halon special permit; or

               (b)    the operator of a refrigerant destruction facility.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   It is a defence to a charge of contravening subregulation (1) that the defendant:

                (a)    in the case of a defendant who is the holder of an extinguishing agent trading authorisation — acquired the halon for transfer to an extinguishing agent destruction facility; or

               (b)    as soon as practicable after becoming aware that he or she possessed halon, gave it to the operator of a refrigerant destruction facility.

         (3)   An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note   The use of halon for most purposes was phased out from 1990 under State and Territory legislation. Halon was not normally used for refrigeration or air conditioning.

113A       Offence — false representations

         (1)   A person commits an offence if:

                (a)    the person makes a representation that the person can provide a service that involves the acquisition, disposal, storage, use or handling of refrigerant; and

               (b)    at the time of making the representation, the person does not hold an RAC industry permit that entitles the person to provide the service; and

                (c)    at the time of making the representation, the person does not employ, or has not engaged, a person who holds a refrigerant handling licence for work of the kind that is necessary to provide the service.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

      (1A)   Subregulation (1) does not apply to a person if:

                (a)    at the time of making the representation, the person has entered into an agreement (however described) with someone else to provide the service; and

               (b)    the agreement contains a provision to the effect that the service must be provided by the holder of an RAC industry permit that entitles the holder to provide the service.

Note   A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subregulation (1A) — see subsection 13.3 (3) of the Criminal Code.

         (2)   A person commits an offence if:

                (a)    the person makes a representation that the person is the holder of a kind of RAC industry permit; and

               (b)    at the time of making the representation, the person is not the holder of an RAC industry permit of that kind.

Penalty:  10 penalty units.

      (2A)   A person commits an offence if:

                (a)    the person is employed to work on an AMSA vessel; and

               (b)    the person makes a representation that the person holds an AMSA certificate; and

                (c)    at the time of making the representation, the person does not hold an AMSA certificate.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (3)   An offence against subregulation (1), (2) or (2A) is an offence of strict liability.

114         Refrigerant destruction facilities

         (1)   The Minister may, on application, give approval in writing for a person to operate a refrigerant destruction facility.

         (2)   An application must be in writing and must include:

                (a)    the name and address of the applicant; and

               (b)    the address of the facility; and

                (c)    enough information about the facility to enable the Minister to decide the application.

         (3)   The Minister may approve a facility only if he or she is satisfied that the facility is able to operate in a way that
is consistent with Australia’s obligations under the Montreal Protocol.

Subdivision 6A.2.1A  RAC industry permits

Note   Regulation numbers 115 to 119 (inclusive) are intentionally not used.

120         Relevant authority’s powers and functions

         (1)   The Minister has the following powers and functions:

                (a)    to receive applications for RAC industry permits;

               (b)    to collect, on behalf of the Commonwealth, the fees that are payable for those applications;

                (c)    to grant RAC industry permits;

               (d)    to collect information:

                          (i)    supplied by applicants for industry permits; and

                         (ii)    supplied in response to any request made under paragraphs 141 (1) (b) and (n);

                (e)    to publish the information mentioned in paragraph (d) in a way that does not:

                          (i)    allow any person to be identified, except as provided for in paragraph (ea); or

                         (ii)    disclose confidential information;

              (ea)    to keep and make available to the public by electronic means a register that includes the following details for the holder of an RAC industry permit:

                          (i)    the name of the holder of the permit;

                         (ii)    the type of permit held;

                        (iii)    the number allocated to the permit by the relevant authority;

                        (iv)    except for the holder of a refrigerant handling licence — the address and phone number of the holder of the permit;

                (f)    to inspect, with the occupier’s permission, premises used for activities conducted under an RAC industry permit.

         (2)   The Minister may, in writing:

                (a)    appoint 1 or more bodies that are incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001, as RAC Industry Boards; and

               (b)    specify that an appointment is subject to a condition or conditions set out in the instrument of appointment; and

                (c)    authorise the Board or Boards to exercise any or all of the Minister’s RAC industry powers and functions in relation to:

                          (i)    the refrigeration and air conditioning industry; or

                         (ii)    1 or more specified sectors of the industry.

121         Applications for RAC industry permits — general

         (1)   An application for an RAC industry permit must:

                (a)    be made to an appropriate relevant authority under regulation 121A; and

               (b)    be in a form approved by the Minister; and

                (c)    be accompanied by the fee prescribed for the particular kind of permit; and

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

               (d)    include the information needed by the authority to decide the application, including:

                          (i)    details about the applicant’s relevant training and experience; and

                         (ii)    in the case of an application by an individual — evidence about the applicant’s knowledge about this Division, the Act and any standard that is relevant to the work to be carried out under the permit; and

Note   Relevant standards are set out in Table 135.

                        (iii)    evidence that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold the permit; and

                        (iv)    for an application for an authorisation mentioned in subregulation 140 (1) — evidence that the applicant will meet the requirements mentioned in subregulation 140 (3); and

                         (v)    for an application for a halon special permit — evidence that the applicant will meet the requirements mentioned in subregulation 150 (3).

         (2)   If an applicant has not:

                (a)    provided all the information mentioned in paragraph (1) (d); or

               (b)    given any consent that has been requested for the disclosure to the relevant authority or the Minister of personal information that is relevant to whether the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold the permit;

the relevant authority:

                (c)    may ask the applicant for the information or consent; and

               (d)    need not consider the application until the applicant provides the information or gives the consent.

         (3)   If the relevant authority has not made a decision about an application within 30 days after:

                (a)    if paragraph (b) does not apply — the application was made; or

               (b)    if the authority has asked the applicant for any information or consent — the information or consent was provided;

the authority is taken to have refused the application.

121A       Appropriate relevant authority for applications for RAC industry permits

         (1)   This regulation sets out the appropriate relevant authority to which to make an application for an RAC industry permit.

         (2)   If the Minister has appointed 1 or more RAC Industry Boards to exercise his or her RAC industry powers and functions in relation to the whole refrigeration and air conditioning industry, the appropriate relevant authority is:

                (a)    if 1 Board has been appointed — that Board; or

               (b)    if more than 1 Board has been appointed — any of those Boards.

         (3)   If the Minister has appointed 1 or more RAC Industry Boards to exercise his or her RAC industry powers and functions in relation to a sector of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, the appropriate relevant authority is:

                (a)    if 1 Board grants the kind of permit sought by the applicant — that Board; or

               (b)    if more than 1 Board grants that kind of permit — any of those Boards; or

                (c)    if no Board grants that kind of permit — the Minister.

         (4)   An applicant is taken to have withdrawn an application if:

                (a)    the relevant authority asks the applicant for information or consent; and

               (b)    the applicant does not provide the information or consent within 6 months of the authority’s request.

         (5)   An applicant may withdraw an application at any time before the relevant authority decides the application.

         (6)   The fee for an application is not refundable if the applicant withdraws the application or the application is taken to have been withdrawn.

122         Decision whether applicant or permit holder is a fit and proper person

                When a relevant authority is deciding whether a person who holds, or is applying for, an RAC industry permit is a fit and proper person to hold the permit, the authority must take into account matters including the following:

                (a)    any conviction of the person for an offence against the Act or these Regulations;

               (b)    in the case of an individual:

                          (i)    any conviction of the person for an offence under a law of the Commonwealth, of a State or of a Territory that is punishable by imprisonment for a period of one year or longer; and

                         (ii)    whether the person is bankrupt;

                (c)    in the case of a corporation:

                          (i)    any conviction of the corporation for an offence under a law of the Commonwealth, of a State or
of a Territory that is punishable by a fine of 50 penalty units or more, being an offence committed at a time when a person who is a director, officer or shareholder of the corporation was a director, officer or shareholder of the corporation; and

                         (ii)    whether the corporation is an externally administered body corporate (within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001);

               (d)    if any statement by the person in an application was false or misleading in a material particular — whether the person knew that the statement was false or misleading;

                (e)    whether the person has contravened a condition of an RAC industry permit;

                (f)    whether the person held an RAC industry permit that was cancelled.

123         Powers of Minister

         (1)   The Minister may cancel or suspend an RAC industry permit if he or she is satisfied that the holder:

                (a)    is no longer a fit and proper person to hold the permit; or

               (b)    has contravened a condition to which the permit was subject; or

                (c)    does not have the knowledge, ability and experience necessary to competently carry out the work covered by the licence; or

               (d)    for an authorisation — does not meet the requirements set out in subregulation 140 (3); or

                (e)    for a halon special permit — does not meet the requirements set out in subregulation 150 (3).

      (1A)   The Minister may suspend an RAC industry permit:

                (a)    for a fixed period; or

               (b)    until the Minister is satisfied on reasonable grounds that:

                          (i)    a thing that contributes to the grounds for the suspension is remedied; and

                         (ii)    if the thing is required to be remedied in a stated way — the thing is remedied in that way or in a way that is equally effective.

         (2)   The Minister cancels or suspends an RAC industry permit by giving the holder a notice:

                (a)    stating that the permit has been cancelled or suspended; and

               (b)    setting out the reasons for the cancellation or suspension; and

                (c)    stating:

                          (i)    for a suspension for a fixed period — the period of the suspension; or

                         (ii)    for a suspension mentioned in paragraph (1A) (b) — the date the suspension begins and that the permit is suspended until a stated thing is remedied.

      (2A)   A notice that contains a statement mentioned in subparagraph (2) (c) (ii) may also state how the thing is to be remedied.

      (2B)   For a permit that is suspended until a stated thing is remedied, the holder must tell the Minister in writing when, and how, the thing is remedied.

      (2C)   If the Minister decides that the thing is remedied:

                (a)    the Minister must give the holder a notice stating that the Minister is satisfied that the thing is remedied; and

               (b)    the suspension ends on the day after the day the holder is given the notice.

      (2D)   If the Minister decides that the thing is not remedied, the Minister must give the holder a notice stating that the Minister is not satisfied that the thing is remedied.

         (3)   The Minister may delegate his or her powers under this regulation to an SES employee or acting SES employee in the Department.

         (4)   In exercising powers under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister.

124         Reconsideration of decisions

         (1)   Application may be made:

                (a)    to the relevant authority for reconsideration of any of the following decisions of the authority:

                          (i)    a refusal of an application for an RAC industry permit;

                         (ii)    a decision about the period for which a permit is in force;

                        (iii)    a decision imposing a condition on a permit; or

               (b)    to the Minister for reconsideration of a decision:

                          (i)    to suspend or cancel a permit; or

                         (ii)    that a thing that contributes to the grounds for a suspension of a permit is not remedied.

         (2)   An application for reconsideration of a decision must:

                (a)    be made within 21 days of the day on which the person received notice of the decision; and

               (b)    set out the reasons why the person wants the decision reconsidered.

         (3)   If the relevant authority or Minister receives an application, the authority or Minister may:

                (a)    confirm the decision; or

               (b)    vary or reverse the decision.

         (4)   Before making a decision under subregulation (3), the relevant authority or Minister may ask the applicant in writing to give the authority or Minister further information that the authority or Minister reasonably needs to make the decision.

         (5)   If the relevant authority or Minister asks for further information under subregulation (4), the period starting on the day the written request is made and ending on the day the applicant gives the information is not to be counted for subregulation (7).

         (6)   However, if the applicant does not give the relevant authority or Minister the information before the thirtieth day after the day the written request is made, that day and each day after that is to be counted for subregulation (7).

         (7)   If the relevant authority or Minister does not confirm, vary or reverse a decision within 60 days after the day the authority or Minister receives an application for reconsideration of the decision, the authority or Minister is taken to have confirmed the decision.

125         Review of decisions

                Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for the review of a decision that was confirmed or varied by the relevant authority or the Minister under subregulation 124 (3).

126         Permit not in force if suspended

                An RAC industry permit is not in force during any period of suspension.

127         Powers of inspectors

                An inspector appointed under section 49 of the Act may exercise the powers given to him or her under Part VIII of the Act, at premises used by the holder of an RAC industry permit for:

                (a)    activities permitted by the permit; or

               (b)    storage of records relating to activities permitted by the permit.

Subdivision 6A.2.2     Refrigerant handling licences

Note   Regulation numbers 128 and 129 are intentionally not used.

130         Grant of refrigerant handling licences — general

         (3)   A licence granted under this Subdivision, other than a temporary licence, is in force:

                (a)    from the day on which it is granted, or another day specified by the relevant authority in writing; and

               (b)    for a period of no more than:

                          (i)    24 months; or

                         (ii)    if it is granted under regulation 134 — 12 months;

                        specified, in writing, by the authority.

         (4)   If the authority grants 1 or more licences to a person it must give the person a document setting out the details of each licence granted.

         (5)   If the authority grants a licence it must:

                (a)    allocate a unique number to the licence; and

               (b)    set out the number on the licence.

131         Refrigerant handling licences — qualified persons

         (1)   A relevant authority may, on application, grant to a person a licence mentioned in an item in column 2 of Table 131, entitling him or her to engage in the work described in column 3 of the item.

Note 1   Regulation 121 also applies to an application.

Note 2   A person is entitled to apply for any number of licences.

         (2)   A relevant authority may grant a licence to an applicant only if the authority is satisfied that the applicant holds:

                (a)    a qualification mentioned in column 4 of an item in Table 131 that corresponds to the licence mentioned in column 2 of the item (a relevant qualification); or

               (b)    a certificate (however described) granted by a registered training organisation, certifying that:

                          (i)    the organisation recognises that the applicant’s prior learning is equivalent to a relevant qualification; or

                         (ii)    the applicant has demonstrated to the organisation that his or her current competencies are equivalent to a relevant qualification; or

                (c)    a qualification that previously entitled the applicant to hold a licence of the kind to which the application relates.

         (3)   The authority may grant a licence to an applicant if the authority is satisfied that the applicant has the knowledge, ability and experience necessary to competently carry out the work covered by the licence.

Table 131      Licences and entitlements

 

Item

Licence

Entitlement of licensee

NQC‑endorsed qualification

1

Full refrigeration and air conditioning licence

To handle a refrigerant for any work in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, other than the automotive industry

Any of the following:

   (a)  MEM 30298 Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning);

  (b)  MEM 30205 Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning);

   (c)  UTE 30999 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Refrigeration and Air Conditioning;

  (d)  UEE 31307 Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

2

Automotive air conditioning licence

To handle a refrigerant for any work on air conditioning equipment fitted to the cabin of a motor vehicle

Either:

   (a)  AUR 20799 Certificate II in Automotive (Mechanical Air Conditioning); or

  (b)  AUR 20705 Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical (Air Conditioning)

3

Restricted heat pump installation and decommissioning licence

To handle a refrigerant for the installation and decommissioning of any of the following:

   (a)  a single-head split system air conditioner of less than 18 kW;

  (b)  a 2-part hot water heat pump of less than 18 kW;

   (c)  a 2-part swimming pool heat pump of less than 18 kW

Any of the following:

   (a)  MEM 20105 Certificate II in Engineering — Production;

  (b)  40488SA Certificate II in Split Systems Air Conditioning;

   (c)  UEE20107 Certificate II in Air Conditioning Split Systems

4

Restricted domestic refrigeration and air conditioning appliances licence

To handle a refrigerant for either or both of the following:

   (a)  any work on domestic refrigeration or air conditioning equipment;

  (b)  any work on commercial stand-alone refrigeration equipment

Any of the following:

   (a)  MEM 20105 Certificate II in Engineering — Production;

  (b)  UTE 20599 Certificate II in Electrotechnology Servicing (Appliances — Refrigeration);

   (c)  UTE 20504 Certificate II in Electrotechnology Servicing (Appliances — Refrigeration);

 

 

 

  (d)  UEE21807 Certificate II in Appliance Servicing — Refrigerants;

   (e)  UEE30507 Certificate III in Appliance Servicing

133         Restricted refrigeration and air conditioning licence

                A relevant authority may, on application, grant a refrigerant handling licence (called a restricted refrigeration and air conditioning licence) to a person, entitling him or her to carry out work:

                (a)    at a specified kind of place (for example, an RAC equipment manufacturing plant or an off‑shore oil drilling platform); or

               (b)    on specified RAC equipment (for example, aviation, maritime or transport refrigeration equipment); or

                (c)    both at a specified kind of place and on specified equipment;

if:

               (d)    the work to be covered by the licence requires skills or knowledge (or both skills and knowledge) that are outside the scope of those required for a licence mentioned in Table 131; and

                (e)    the person provides evidence that he or she is able to carry out the work in a way that is appropriate for the grant of the licence.

134         Refrigeration and air conditioning trainee licence

         (1)   A relevant authority may, on application, grant a refrigerant handling licence (called a refrigeration and air conditioning trainee licence) to:

                (a)    a person who is undertaking a course leading to a NQC‑ endorsed qualification mentioned in column 4 of an item in Table 131; or

               (b)    a person who is recognised by the relevant authority as seeking assessment that, if successful, would lead to the granting of a certificate mentioned in regulation 131 (2) (b); or

                (c)    a person who is recognised by the relevant authority
as undertaking training or seeking assessment that, if successful, would lead to the granting of a licence under subregulation 131 (3); or

               (d)    a person who is undertaking training or assessment that the relevant authority is satisfied is designed to qualify the person for a licence under regulation 133.

         (2)   A licensee is entitled to handle refrigerant while undertaking the training or assessment for which the licence was granted while under the supervision of the holder of a licence that entitles the holder to engage in the work for which the licensee is being trained or assessed.

135         Licence conditions

         (1)   A licence granted under this Subdivision is subject to the condition that the licensee:

                (a)    carries out the work to which the licence relates in accordance with any standard set out in an item in column 2 of Table 135 that relates to the work; and

              (aa)    for licensees that are supervising a refrigeration and air conditioning trainee licensee — ensures that any work carried out by the trainee licensee is in accordance with the standard set out in an item in column 2 of Table 135 that relates to the work; and

               (b)    uses only refillable containers for the storage of refrigerant; and

                (c)    gives any refrigerant recovered from RAC equipment to:

                          (i)    except for recovered halon — the holder of a refrigerant trading authorisation; or

                         (ii)    the operator of a refrigerant destruction facility; and

               (d)    in handling refrigerants, only carries out refrigerant handling work that the licensee is entitled to carry out under the item in column 3 of Table 131 that corresponds to the item in column 2 of Table 131 that describes the kind of refrigerant handling licence held by the licensee; and

                (e)    for the holder of a refrigerant handling licence who is not employed or hired by the holder of a refrigerant trading authorisation — includes the number allocated to the licence by the relevant authority on any invoices, receipts and quotes for work carried out under the licence.

         (2)   The relevant authority may specify that a licence is subject to a condition and must set out the condition on:

                (a)    the licence document; or

               (b)    a written notice given by the authority to the licensee.

         (3)   The authority may impose a condition on a licence at any time.

         (4)   A licensee must not contravene a condition of his or her licence.

Table 135      Standards

 

Item

Standard

Title of standard

1

AS/NZS 1571:1995

Copper – Seamless tubes for air‑conditioning and refrigeration

2

AS 3864‑1997

Medical refrigeration equipment – For the storage of blood and blood products

3

AS 3864‑1997/Amdt 1‑1998

Medical refrigeration equipment – For the storage of blood and blood products

4

AS 4211.1‑1996

Gas recovery or combined recovery and recycling equipment – Fluorocarbon refrigerants from automotive air conditioning systems

5

AS 4211.3‑1996

Gas recovery or combined recovery and recycling equipment – Fluorocarbon refrigerants from commercial/domestic refrigeration and airconditioning systems

6

AS 4484‑2004

Gas cylinders for industrial, scientific, medical and refrigerant use – Labelling and colour coding

8

AS 1210‑1997

Pressure vessels

9

AS 1210‑1997/Amdt 1‑1998

Pressure vessels

10

AS 1210‑1997/Amdt 2‑1998

Pressure vessels

11

AS 1210‑1997/Amdt 3‑2002

Pressure vessels

12

AS 2030.1‑1999

The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for storage and transport of compressed gases – Cylinders for compressed gases other than acetylene

13

AS 2030.1‑1999/ Amdt 1‑2002

The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for storage and transport of compressed gases – Cylinders for compressed gases other than acetylene

13A

AS 2030.2‑1996

The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for the storage and transport of compressed gases – Cylinders for dissolved acetylene

13B

AS 2030.2‑1996/ Amdt 1‑1999

The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for storage and transport of compressed gases – Cylinders for dissolved acetylene

13C

AS 2030.2‑1996/ Amdt 2‑2000

The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for the storage and transport of compressed gases – Cylinders for dissolved acetylene

14

AS 4332‑2004

The storage and handling of gases in cylinders

15

AS 4041‑1998

Pressure piping

16

AS 4041‑1998/Amdt 1‑2001

Pressure piping

17

AS/NZS 1677.1:1998

Refrigerating systems – Refrigerant classification

17A

AS/NZS 1677.1:1998/ Amdt 1:2002

Refrigerating systems – Refrigerant classification

18

AS/NZS 1677.2:1998

Refrigerating systems – Safety requirements for fixed applications

19

AS/NZS 1677.2:1998/ Amdt 1:1999

Refrigerating systems – Safety requirements for fixed applications

20

AS/NZS 1677.2:1998/ Amdt 2:2000

Refrigerating systems – Safety requirements for fixed applications

21

AS/NZS 3350.2.40:2001

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances – Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air‑conditioners and dehumidifiers (IEC 60335‑2‑40:1995,MOD)

22

AS/NZS 3823.1.1:1998

Performance of household electrical appliances – Air conditioners and heat pumps – Test methods – Non‑ducted airconditioners and heat pumps – Testing and rating for performance

23

AS/NZS 3823.1.1:1998/Amdt 1:2001

Performance of household electrical appliances – Air conditioners and heat pumps – Test methods – Non‑ducted airconditioners and heat pumps – Testing and rating for performance

24

AS/NZS 3823.1.1:1998/ Amdt 2:2002

Performance of household electrical appliances – Air conditioners and heat pumps – Test methods – Non‑ducted airconditioners and heat pumps – Testing and rating for performance

25

AS/NZS 3823.1.2:2001

Performance of electrical appliances – Airconditioners and heat pumps – Test methods – Ducted airconditioners and air‑to‑air heat pumps – Testing and rating for performance

26

AS/NZS 3823.1.2:2001/ Amdt 1:2002

Performance of electrical appliances – Airconditioners and heat pumps – Test methods – Ducted airconditioners and air‑to‑air heat pumps – Testing and rating for performance

27

AS/NZS 3823.1.2:2001/ Amdt 2:2003

Performance of electrical appliances – Airconditioners and heat pumps – Test methods – Ducted airconditioners and air‑to‑air heat pumps – Testing and rating for performance

28

AS 2823‑1985

Agricultural tractors and self propelled machines – Test procedure for performance of air‑conditioning systems

29

AS 1167.1‑1993

Welding and brazing – Filler metals – Filler metal for brazing and braze welding

30

AS 1167.2:1999

Welding and brazing – Filler metals – Filler metal for welding

31

 

The Australia and New Zealand Refrigerant Handling Code of Practice 2007, Part 1 — Self‑contained low charge systems, published by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating and the Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers New Zealand, as in force on 1 January 2008

32

 

The Australia and New Zealand Refrigerant Handling Code of Practice 2007, Part 2 — Systems other than self‑contained low charge systems, published by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating and the Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers New Zealand, as in force on 1 January 2008

34

 

The Australian Automotive Code of Practice for the Control of Refrigerant Gases during Manufacture, Installation, Servicing or Decommissioning of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners

136         Offence — contravention of licence condition

         (1)   A person commits an offence if the person:

                (a)    holds a licence granted under this Subdivision; and

               (b)    engages in conduct; and

                (c)    that conduct contravenes a condition of the licence.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   An offence under subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Subdivision 6A.2.3     Refrigerant authorisations

Note   Regulation number 139 is intentionally not used.

140         Grant of authorisations

         (1)   A relevant authority may, on application:

                (a)    grant a refrigerant trading authorisation to a person, permitting the person to acquire, store or dispose of a refrigerant other than halon; or

               (b)    grant an RAC equipment manufacturing authorisation to a corporation, permitting the corporation to acquire refrigerant other than halon for use in the manufacture of RAC equipment; or

Note   Regulation 121 also applies to an application.

                (c)    grant a restricted refrigerant trading authorisation to a person, permitting the person to:

                          (i)    recover refrigerant from RAC equipment; and

                         (ii)    store the refrigerant; and

                        (iii)    dispose of the refrigerant by causing it to be given to the operator of a refrigerant destruction facility.

         (3)   The authority must not grant an authorisation unless it is satisfied that:

                (a)    the applicant has business premises that are equipped and operating so as to be able to handle, and prevent avoidable emissions of, a refrigerant; and

               (b)    if the application is for a refrigerant trading authorisation — the applicant is able to ensure that a refrigerant is handled only by:

                          (i)    the holder of an appropriate licence granted under regulation 131, 133 or 134; or

                         (ii)    if the refrigerant is handled on board an AMSA vessel — the holder of an AMSA certificate or the holder of an appropriate licence granted under regulation 131, 133 or 134.

                (c)    if the application is for an RAC equipment manufacturing authorisation — the applicant is able to ensure that, at all times, persons engaged in a phase of manufacture that could result in the emission of a refrigerant are supervised by the holder of an appropriate licence granted under regulation 131 or 133; and

               (d)    if the application is for a restricted refrigerant trading authorisation — the applicant is able to ensure that, at all times, persons engaged in removing refrigerant from RAC equipment hold a licence granted under regulation 131, 133 or 134 that entitles the holder to remove refrigerant from RAC equipment.

Note   An applicant who conducts business from a vehicle is eligible for an authorisation under paragraph (3) (a): see definition of premises in subsection 7 (1) of the Act.

         (4)   An authorisation is in force:

                (a)    from the day on which it is granted, or another day specified by the authority in writing; and

               (b)    for not more than 24 months, stated by the authority in writing.

         (5)   If the authority grants an authorisation to a person, it must give the person a document setting out the details of the authorisation.

         (6)   If the authority grants an authorisation, it must:

                (a)    allocate a unique number to the authorisation; and

               (b)    set out the number on the authorisation.

141         Conditions on authorisations

         (1)   Subject to subregulations (1A) and (1B), an authorisation granted under this Subdivision is subject to the conditions that the holder:

                (a)    keeps up‑to‑date records showing the amounts, if any, of refrigerant bought, recovered, sold and otherwise disposed of during each quarter; and

               (b)    14 days or less after receiving a request in writing by the relevant authority, sends to the authority copies of the records mentioned in paragraph (a); and

                (c)    ensures that each item of the holder’s equipment that is necessary to prevent avoidable emissions of refrigerant is operating correctly; and

               (d)    has, and maintains, equipment that is adequate for the holder’s activities, including 1 or more of each of the following:

                          (i)    leak detectors;

                         (ii)    vacuum pumps;

                        (iii)    recovery units; and

                (e)    at least every quarter, checks any refrigerant container in the holder’s possession for leaks; and

                (f)    puts into effect a risk management plan relating to
the handling and storage of refrigerant in the holder’s business; and

               (g)    ensures that any refrigerant in the holder’s possession is handled in accordance with each applicable standard set out in Table 135; and

               (h)    for an RAC equipment manufacturing authorisation — ensures that any refrigerant in its possession is handled only:

                          (i)    by the holder of an appropriate licence granted under regulation 131, 133 or 134; or

                         (ii)    under the supervision of the holder of an appropriate licence granted under regulation 131 or 133; and

                (i)    for a refrigerant trading authorisation — ensures that any refrigerant in the holder’s possession is handled only by:

                          (i)    the holder of an appropriate licence granted under regulation 131, 133 or 134; or

                         (ii)    if the refrigerant is handled on board an AMSA vessel — the holder of an AMSA certificate or the holder of an appropriate licence granted under regulation 131, 133 or 134.

                (j)    ensures that destruction of any refrigerant is carried out only by the operator of a refrigerant destruction facility; and

               (k)    uses only refillable containers for storage of refrigerant; and

                (l)    for a restricted refrigerant trading authorisation—ensures that any refrigerant in the holder’s possession is handled only by the holder of a licence granted under regulation 131, 133 or 134 that entitles the holder to handle the refrigerant in the way in which it is being handled; and

              (m)    keeps records for each quarter that set out the following:

                          (i)    details of any checks, any maintenance and any other action undertaken for paragraphs (c), (d) and (e);

                         (ii)    for each licensee who handles refrigerant that is in the possession of the holder  — the licensee’s name and the number allocated to the licensee’s licence by the relevant authority;

                        (iii)    the dates on which cylinders for the storage and transport of compressed gases were tested for paragraph (g); and

               (n)    if requested by written notice from the relevant authority, sends to the authority, no more than 14 days after receiving the request, a copy of a report that contains the records for the previous quarter; and

               (o)    for a refrigerant trading authorisation or a restricted refrigerant trading authorisation — includes the number allocated to the authorisation by the relevant authority on:

                          (i)    any advertising placed after 1 July 2009 for services the provision of which would not be permitted without the authorisation; and

                         (ii)    any invoices, receipts and quotes for work carried out under the authorisation.

Note   A number of terms included in these Regulations are defined in the Act, including quarter.

      (1A)   The relevant authority may, on application, determine that a condition mentioned in subregulation (1) does not apply to the authorisation.

      (1B)   A determination has effect according to its terms.

         (2)   It is also a condition of a refrigerant trading authorisation
that the holder accepts any surrendered refrigerant or
scheduled substance that appears to be intended for use in RAC equipment.

         (3)   The relevant authority may specify that an authorisation is subject to a condition and must set out the condition on:

                (a)    the authorisation document; or

               (b)    a written notice given by the authority to the holder.

         (4)   A notice for paragraph (3) (b) may be given at any time.

142         Offence — contravention of condition on authorisation

         (1)   A person commits an offence if the person:

                (a)    holds an authorisation granted under this Subdivision; and

               (b)    engages in conduct; and

                (c)    that conduct contravenes a condition of the authorisation.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   An offence under subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Subdivision 6A.2.4     Halon special permit

Note   Regulation numbers 144 to 149 (inclusive) are intentionally not used.

150         Application for halon special permit

         (1)   The Minister may, on application, grant to a person a permit, in writing, entitling him or her to possess halon that is, or is to be, used in RAC equipment.

Note   Regulation 121 also applies to an application.

         (3)   The Minister may grant a halon special permit to a person only if the Minister is satisfied that:

                (a)    the applicant, because of his or her training and experience, is able to competently carry out the activities covered by the permit; and

               (b)    the applicant’s use of the halon is for a purpose that is necessary to protect human life or operate equipment that is critical to the community; and

                (c)    there is no alternative to the halon’s use that is:

                          (i)    practicable; and

                         (ii)    available at a reasonable cost; and

                        (iii)    safe; and

                        (iv)    likely to result in less damage to the environment.

         (4)   A permit granted under this regulation remains in force for 24 months from the date of the grant.

         (5)   If the Minister grants a permit under this regulation, he or she must:

                (a)    allocate a unique number to the permit; and

               (b)    set out the number on the permit.

Note   Regulation numbers 151 to 199 (inclusive) are reserved for future use.

Division 6A.3        Methyl bromide

Subdivision 6A.3.1     Preliminary

200         Definitions for Division 6A.3

                In this Division:

allocated amount has the meaning given by regulation 211.

approved form means a form approved by the Minister for the purposes of the provision in which the expression is used.

exempt person, for a year, means a person who is shown as an exempt person on the Non‑QPS Exemption List for the year.

exempt use, in relation to an exempt person and a year, means the use that is shown for the exempt person on the Non‑QPS Exemption List for the year.

feedstock permit means a permit granted under regulation 242.

nominated supplier means:

                (a)    in relation to an exempt person for a year — a person that is shown as a nominated supplier for the exempt person on the Non‑QPS Exemption List for the year; and

               (b)    in relation to the holder of a feedstock permit — a person that is shown as a nominated supplier on the holder’s permit.

Non‑QPS Exemption List means:

                (a)    for the year 2005 — the document called Exemption List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2005, published by the Department, as in force on 1 May 2005; and

               (b)    for the year 2006 — the document called Exemption List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2006, published by the Department, as in force on 15 September 2006; and

                (c)    for the year 2007 — the document called Exemption List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2007, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2007; and

               (d)    for the year 2008 — the document called Exemption List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2008, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2008; and

                (e)    for the year 2009 — the document called Exemption List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2009, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2009; and

                (f)    for the year 2010 — the document called Exemption List for Non-QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2010, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2010; and

               (g)    for the year 2011 — the document called Exemption List for Non-QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2011, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2011; and

               (h)    for the year 2012 — the document called Exemption List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2012, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2012; and

                (i)    for the year 2013—the document called Exemption List for Non-QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2013, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2013.

Note   The Non‑QPS exemption lists can be viewed at the Department’s website at http://www.environment.gov.au.

201         Uses of methyl bromide

         (1)   For this Division, the uses of methyl bromide are:

                (a)    for QPS applications; and

               (b)    for non‑QPS applications; and

                (c)    as a feedstock.

Note   Section 7 of the Act provides that feedstock means an intermediate substance which is used to manufacture other chemicals.

         (2)   For this Division, methyl bromide is used for a QPS application (or quarantine and pre‑shipment application) if:

                (a)    it is applied by, or with the authorisation of, a Commonwealth, State or Territory authority to prevent the introduction, establishment or spread of a pest or disease in Australia, a State or a Territory; or

               (b)    it is applied to a commodity, before it is exported, to meet the requirements of the importing country or a law of the Commonwealth.

         (3)   For this Division, methyl bromide is used for a non‑QPS application (or non‑quarantine and pre‑shipment application) if it is used:

                (a)    for an application that is not a QPS application; and

               (b)    other than as a feedstock.

202         Powers of inspectors

                An inspector appointed under section 49 of the Act may exercise the powers given to him or her under Part VIII of the Act at premises used for:

                (a)    storage of records relating to the sale or use of methyl bromide; or

               (b)    storage of methyl bromide.

Subdivision 6A.3.2     Restrictions on the use and sale of methyl bromide

Note   Regulation numbers 203 to 209 (inclusive) are intentionally not used.

210         Application of Subdivision

                This Subdivision applies in relation to methyl bromide that is imported on or after 1 January 2005.

211         Meaning of allocated amount

                The amount of methyl bromide set out in a Non‑QPS Exemption List for an exempt person and the person’s nominated supplier (or 1 of the person’s nominated suppliers) in respect of the person’s exempt use is the person’s allocated amount for that supplier and the use for the year to which the Non‑QPS Exemption List relates.

212         Offence — using methyl bromide for non‑QPS applications

         (1)   A person who uses methyl bromide for a non‑QPS application during a year is guilty of an offence if the person is not:

                (a)    an exempt person for the year; or

               (b)    acting on behalf of an exempt person for the year.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   An exempt person is guilty of an offence if, during a year, the amount of methyl bromide that the person uses, or that is used on the person’s behalf, for non‑QPS applications is more than the total of the person’s allocated amounts for the year.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (3)   An offence against subregulation (1) or (2) is an offence of strict liability.

213         Offence — supplying methyl bromide for non‑QPS applications

         (1)   A person (the supplier), other than an importer, is guilty of an offence if:

                (a)    he or she sells methyl bromide to a buyer during a year; and

               (b)    the buyer states, in a declaration for paragraph 220 (1) (e), that the methyl bromide is for a non‑QPS application; and

                (c)    subregulations (2), (3) and (4) are not satisfied in relation to the sale.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   The buyer must be:

                (a)    an exempt person, or acting on behalf of an exempt person, for the year; or

               (b)    a nominated supplier for an exempt person for the year.

         (3)   If the buyer is, or is acting on behalf of, an exempt person for the year:

                (a)    the supplier must be a nominated supplier for the exempt person; and

               (b)    the supplier must ensure that the total amount of methyl bromide sold during the year by the supplier to the exempt person for non‑QPS applications is equal to, or less than, the exempt person’s allocated amount for the supplier for the year.

         (4)   If the buyer is a nominated supplier for an exempt person for the year:

                (a)    the supplier must be an intermediate supplier for the buyer for the year; and

               (b)    the supplier must ensure that the total amount of methyl bromide sold during the year by the supplier to the buyer for non‑QPS applications is equal to, or less than, the allocated amounts that the buyer is entitled to supply to exempt persons for non‑QPS applications for the year.

         (5)   To avoid doubt, if a buyer is an exempt person for a year and also a nominated supplier for an exempt person for the year, the amount of methyl bromide that the supplier may sell to the buyer during the year for non‑QPS applications is the sum of the total amounts mentioned in subregulations (3) and (4).

         (6)   In this regulation:

importer means a licensee who holds a controlled substances licence that:

                (a)    allows the licensee to import methyl bromide; and

               (b)    is subject to a condition to the effect that methyl bromide imported for non‑QPS applications may only be supplied to a person, or persons, specified in the licence.

Note   A licensee must not contravene a condition of his or her licence — see subsection 18 (7) of the Act.

intermediate supplier, in relation to a buyer for a year, means a person who is shown as an intermediate supplier for the buyer on the Non‑QPS Intermediate Supplier List for the year.

Non‑QPS Intermediate Supplier List means:

                (a)    for the year 2005 — the document called Intermediate Supplier List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2005, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2005; and

               (b)    for the year 2006 — the document called Intermediate Supplier List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2006, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2006; and

                (c)    for the year 2007 — the document called Intermediate Supplier List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2007, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2007; and

               (d)    for the year 2008 — the document called Intermediate Supplier List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2008, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2008; and

                (e)    for the year 2009 — the document called Intermediate Supplier List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2009, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2009; and

                (f)    for the year 2010 — the document called Intermediate Supplier List for Non-QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2010, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2010; and

               (g)    for the year 2011 — the document called Intermediate Supplier List for Non-QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2011, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2011; and

               (h)    for the year 2012 — the document called Intermediate Supplier List for Non‑QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2012, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2012; and

                (i)    for the year 2013—the document called Intermediate Supplier List for Non-QPS Applications of Methyl Bromide in 2013, published by the Department, as in force on 1 January 2013.

Note   The Non‑QPS intermediate supplier lists can be viewed at the Department’s website at http://www.environment.gov.au.

         (7)   An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

214         Offence — using methyl bromide as a feedstock

         (1)   A person who uses methyl bromide as a feedstock is guilty of an offence if the person is not:

                (a)    the holder of a feedstock permit; or

               (b)    acting on behalf of the holder of a feedstock permit.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   The holder of a feedstock permit is guilty of an offence if, during a year, the amount of methyl bromide that the holder uses, or that is used on the holder’s behalf, as a feedstock is more than the amount that the holder is permitted to use during the year under the permit.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (3)   The holder of a feedstock permit is guilty of an offence if the holder, or a person acting on behalf of the holder, uses methyl bromide to manufacture a chemical other than a chemical that the holder is permitted to manufacture under the permit.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (4)   The holder of a feedstock permit is guilty of an offence if:

                (a)    the holder, or a person acting on behalf of the holder, buys methyl bromide and states, in a declaration for paragraph 220 (1) (e), that it is for use as a feedstock; and

               (b)    some, or all, of the methyl bromide is used other than as a feedstock.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (5)   An offence against subregulation (1), (2), (3) or (4) is an offence of strict liability.

215         Offence — supplying methyl bromide for use as a feedstock

         (1)   A person (the supplier), other than an importer, is guilty of an offence if:

                (a)    he or she sells methyl bromide to a buyer; and

               (b)    the buyer states, in a declaration for paragraph 220 (1) (e), that the methyl bromide is for use as a feedstock; and

                (c)    the buyer is not:

                          (i)    the holder of a feedstock permit; or

                         (ii)    acting on behalf of the holder of a feedstock permit; and

               (d)    if the buyer is, or is acting on behalf of, the holder of a feedstock permit, the supplier:

                          (i)    is not a nominated supplier for the holder; or

                         (ii)    does not ensure that, if the sale is made in a particular year, the total amount of methyl bromide sold during the year by the supplier to the holder for use as a feedstock is equal to or less than the amount that the holder is permitted, under the permit, to buy from the supplier during the year.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   In this regulation:

importer means a licensee who holds a controlled substances licence that:

                (a)    allows the licensee to import methyl bromide; and

               (b)    is subject to a condition to the effect that methyl bromide imported for use as a feedstock may only be supplied to a person, or persons, specified in the licence.

Note   A licensee must not contravene a condition of his or her licence — see subsection 18 (7) of the Act.

         (3)   An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Subdivision 6A.3.2A  Discharge of methyl bromide

216         Discharge of methyl bromide (Act s 45B)

                For paragraph 45B (1) (e) of the Act, a person may discharge methyl bromide if:

                (a)    the discharge occurs while it is being used for a QPS application; or

               (b)    the discharge occurs:

                          (i)    during a year for which the person has an allocated amount of methyl bromide; and

                         (ii)    while the allocated amount for the year is being used for a non‑QPS application by the person or a person acting on behalf of the person; or

                (c)    the methyl bromide was imported before 1 January 2005 for a non‑QPS application; or

               (d)    the person is the holder of a feedstock permit.

Subdivision 6A.3.3     Record keeping requirements

Note   Regulation numbers 217 to 219 (inclusive) are intentionally not used.

220         Records of sale

         (1)   A person (the supplier) who sells methyl bromide to another person (the buyer) must keep a record of the sale, in an approved form and signed by the supplier, that contains the following:

                (a)    the name and ABN (if any) of the supplier;

               (b)    the name, address, telephone number and ABN (if any) of the buyer;

                (c)    the date of sale;

               (d)    the amount of methyl bromide sold;

                (e)    a declaration, signed by the buyer, stating the following in relation to the amount of methyl bromide sold:

                          (i)    how much is to be used for non‑QPS applications;

                         (ii)    how much is to be used for QPS applications;

                        (iii)    how much is to be used as a feedstock.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   The supplier must retain the record of sale for 5 years from the date of the sale.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (3)   An offence against subregulation (1) or (2) is an offence of strict liability.

         (4)   The supplier must give the Minister a copy of a record retained under subregulation (2) within 14 days after receiving a request in writing from the Minister for a copy of the record.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

221         Records of use — QPS and non‑QPS applications

         (1)   A person who uses methyl bromide for a QPS or non‑QPS application must keep a record, in an approved form and
signed by the person, of the information mentioned in subregulation (2).

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   For subregulation (1), the following information must be recorded in relation to each occasion on which methyl bromide is used (each fumigation) by the person for a QPS or non‑QPS application:

                (a)    the name and address of the person;

               (b)    the date of the fumigation;

                (c)    the amount of methyl bromide used;

               (d)    if the fumigation is a non‑QPS application:

                          (i)    the kind of produce for which, or to which, the methyl bromide is applied; and

                         (ii)    the dosage rate at which the methyl bromide is applied; and

                        (iii)    the methyl bromide/chloropicrin ratio used; and

                        (iv)    the number of hectares fumigated or the number of containers, and the volume of each container, fumigated; and

                         (v)    if the person is a contractor — the name and address of the exempt person for whom the fumigation was carried out;

                (e)    if the fumigation is a QPS application:

                          (i)    the kind of QPS application; and

                         (ii)    the commodity or pest fumigated; and

                        (iii)    any reference number issued to the person by a Commonwealth, State or Territory authority in relation to the fumigation.

         (3)   A record of the information mentioned in subregulation (2) must be retained for 5 years from the date of the fumigation to which the record relates.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (4)   An offence against subregulation (1) or (3) is an offence of strict liability.

         (5)   The person must give the Minister a copy of a record retained under subregulation (2) within 14 days after receiving a request in writing from the Minister for a copy of the record.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

222         Summary records of use — QPS and non‑QPS applications

         (1)   A person who uses methyl bromide for a QPS or non-QPS application must keep a record (a summary record) in accordance with subregulation (1A) that summarises the information in the record kept under regulation 221.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

      (1A)   The summary record must:

                (a)    be kept in accordance with the form approved by the Minister; and

               (b)    relate to each period of 6 months commencing on 1 January and 1 July in each year during which the person uses methyl bromide for a QPS or non-QPS application.

         (2)   The person must retain the summary record for 5 years from the end of the 6-month period to which the record relates.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (3)   An offence against subregulation (1) or (2) is an offence of strict liability.

         (4)   The person must give the Minister a copy of the summary record within 14 days after receiving a request in writing from the Minister for a copy of the record.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

223         Records of use — feedstock

         (1)   A person who uses methyl bromide as a feedstock must keep a record of the following information in relation to each day on which the person uses methyl bromide as a feedstock:

                (a)    the date;

               (b)    the amount of methyl bromide used by the person as a feedstock on the day;

                (c)    the type and amount of chemical or chemicals that the methyl bromide was used to manufacture;

               (d)    what, if any, measures where taken to minimise methyl bromide emissions.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   The person must retain the record for 5 years from the day to which the record relates.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (3)   An offence against subregulation (1) or (2) is an offence of strict liability.

         (4)   The person must give the Minister a copy of a record retained under subregulation (2) within 14 days after receiving a request in writing from the Minister for a copy of the record.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

Subdivision 6A.3.4     Reporting requirements

Note   Regulation numbers 224 to 229 (inclusive) are intentionally not used.

230         Reports to be given by suppliers

         (1)   A person (the supplier) who sells methyl bromide must, within 14 days after the end of a quarter, give the Minister a report that sets out:

                (a)                the name and ABN (if any) of the supplier; and

               (b)    in relation to each sale of methyl bromide made by the supplier in the quarter:

                          (i)    the date of sale; and

                         (ii)    the name and ABN (if any) of the buyer; and

                        (iii)    the amount of methyl bromide sold; and

                        (iv)    from the declaration made by the buyer for paragraph 220 (1) (e) — how much of the methyl bromide is to be used for QPS applications, for non‑QPS applications and as a feedstock; and

                (c)    if the supplier sold no methyl bromide in the quarter, a statement to that effect.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

Note   It is an offence to give false or misleading information to a Commonwealth entity — see section 137.1 of the Criminal Code.

         (2)   An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

231         Reports to be given by exempt persons

         (1)   An exempt person for a year must, within 14 days after the end of a report period in the year, give the Minister a report for the period that:

                (a)    is in an approved form; and

               (b)    sets out the information mentioned in subregulation (2); and

                (c)    is signed by the exempt person and by any contractor who carried out a fumigation to which the report relates.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

Note   It is an offence to give false or misleading information to a Commonwealth entity — see section 137.1 of the Criminal Code.

         (2)   For paragraph (1) (b), the information is:

                (a)    the name, address and ABN (if any) of the exempt person; and

               (b)                in relation to each occasion on which methyl bromide is used (each fumigation) by, or on behalf of, the exempt person for a non‑QPS application in the report period:

                          (i)    the date of the fumigation; and

                         (ii)    the amount of methyl bromide used; and

                        (iii)    the kind of produce for which, or to which, the methyl bromide was applied; and

                        (iv)    the methyl bromide/chloropicrin ratio used; and

                         (v)    the dosage rate at which the methyl bromide was applied; and

                        (vi)    the number of hectares fumigated or the number
of containers, and the volume of each container, fumigated; and

                       (vii)    if the fumigation was carried out by a contractor — the name, address, telephone number and ABN (if any) of the contractor; and

                (c)    if no methyl bromide was used by, or on behalf of, the exempt person for non‑QPS applications in the report period, a statement to that effect.

         (3)   In this regulation:

report period means a period of 6 months commencing on 1 January or 1 July.

         (4)   An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

232         Report about stockpiles of methyl bromide

         (1)   If a person buys methyl bromide on or after 1 January 2005, he or she must, within 14 days after the end of the first quarter in which the person buys the methyl bromide, give the Minister a report that sets out how much methyl bromide the person possessed immediately before the purchase.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

Note   It is an offence to give false or misleading information to a Commonwealth entity — see section 137.1 of the Criminal Code.

         (2)   An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

233         Reports to be given by holders of feedstock permits

         (1)   A person who is the holder of a feedstock permit during a year must, within 21 days after the end of the year, give the Minister a report that sets out:

                (a)    the amount of methyl bromide used by, or on behalf of, the person as a feedstock in the year; and

               (b)    what chemical, or chemicals, the methyl bromide was used to manufacture; and

                (c)    if no methyl bromide was used by, or on behalf of, the person as a feedstock in the year, a statement to that effect.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

Note   It is an offence to give false or misleading information to a Commonwealth entity — see section 137.1 of the Criminal Code.

         (2)   An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Subdivision 6A.3.5     Feedstock permits

Note   Regulation numbers 234 to 239 (inclusive) are intentionally not used.

240         Definition for Subdivision 6A.3.5

                In this Subdivision:

permit year, in relation to a feedstock permit, means the calendar year for which the permit is granted.

241         Applications for feedstock permits

         (1)   An application for a feedstock permit must:

                (a)    be made to the Minister in an approved form; and

               (b)    set out the information mentioned in subregulation (2); and

                (c)    be signed by the applicant.

         (2)   For paragraph (1) (b), the information is:

                (a)    the name, address and ABN (if any) of the applicant; and

               (b)    the name, address, telephone number, facsimile number and e‑mail address of a contact person for the applicant; and

                (c)    the permit year for which the applicant is seeking the permit; and

               (d)    the amount of methyl bromide that the applicant intends to use as a feedstock during the permit year; and

                (e)    what chemical, or chemicals, the applicant will use the methyl bromide to manufacture; and

              (ea)    a description of the process in which the methyl bromide will be used to manufacture the chemical or chemicals; and

                (f)    an estimate of the methyl bromide emissions that will result from the applicant’s use of the methyl bromide; and

               (g)    in relation to any methyl bromide that the applicant intends to buy during the permit year for use as a feedstock:

                          (i)    the name, address and ABN (if any) of each intended supplier of the methyl bromide; and

                         (ii)    the amount of methyl bromide that the applicant intends to buy from each supplier; and

               (h)    the amount of methyl bromide that the applicant already possesses for use as a feedstock during the permit year; and

                (i)    evidence that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold the permit.

         (3)   If an applicant does not provide all the information mentioned in subregulation (2), the Minister:

                (a)    may ask the applicant for the missing information; and

               (b)    need not consider the application until the applicant provides the information.

         (4)   If, 30 days after an application is made, and any information sought under subregulation (3) is provided, the Minister has not made a decision about the application, the Minister is taken to have refused the application.

242         Grant of feedstock permits

         (1)   The Minister must grant a feedstock permit to a person who makes an application under regulation 241 if the Minister is satisfied that:

                (a)    methyl bromide can be used as a feedstock for the chemical, or chemicals, mentioned in the person’s application; and

               (b)    the proposed use of methyl bromide by the person will result in minimum methyl bromide emissions; and

                (c)    the person is a fit and proper person to hold the permit.

         (2)   The permit must set out, in writing, the details of the permit and must state:

                (a)    the permit year; and

               (b)    the conditions of the permit, including:

                          (i)    the amount of methyl bromide that the person may use; and

                         (ii)    what chemical, or chemicals, the person may use the methyl bromide to manufacture; and

                        (iii)    the amount of methyl bromide that the person may buy; and

                        (iv)    the nominated supplier, or suppliers, of the methyl bromide; and

                (c)    that the holder of the permit must not contravene a condition of the permit.

         (3)   A permit is in force:

                (a)    from the later of:

                          (i)    1 January in the permit year; and

                         (ii)    the day on which it is granted; and

               (b)    until the end of the permit year.

         (4)   For paragraph (1) (b), a use of methyl bromide results in minimum methyl bromide emissions if no more than 2% of the methyl bromide used is emitted.

243         Decision whether applicant is a fit and proper person

                When the Minister is deciding whether a person who holds, or is applying for, a feedstock permit is a fit and proper person to hold the permit, the Minister must take into account matters including the following:

                (a)    any conviction of the person for an offence against the Act or these Regulations;

               (b)    in the case of an individual:

                          (i)    any conviction of the person for an offence under
a law of the Commonwealth, of a State or of a Territory that is punishable by imprisonment for a period of one year or longer; and

                         (ii)    whether the person is bankrupt;

                (c)    in the case of a corporation:

                          (i)    any conviction of the corporation for an offence under a law of the Commonwealth, of a State or
of a Territory that is punishable by a fine of 50 penalty units or more, being an offence committed at a time when a person who is a director, officer or shareholder of the corporation was a director, officer or shareholder of the corporation; and

                         (ii)    whether the corporation is an externally administered body corporate (within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001);

               (d)    if any statement by the person in an application was false or misleading in a material particular — whether the person knew that the statement was false or misleading;

                (e)    whether the person has contravened a condition of a feedstock permit held by the person;

                (f)    whether the person held a feedstock permit that was cancelled.

244         Cancellation and suspension of feedstock permits

         (1)   The Minister may cancel or suspend a feedstock permit if he or she:

                (a)    is satisfied that the holder is no longer a fit and proper person to hold the permit; or

               (b)    is notified, by the holder in writing, that the holder no longer intends to use methyl bromide as a feedstock.

         (2)   The Minister cancels or suspends a feedstock permit by giving the holder a notice:

                (a)    stating that the permit has been cancelled or suspended; and

               (b)    setting out the reasons for the cancellation or suspension; and

                (c)    in the case of a suspension — stating the period of the suspension.

         (3)   A feedstock permit is not in force during any period of suspension.

245         Review of decisions

                An application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision by the Minister:

                (a)    under regulation 242:

                          (i)    not to grant a feedstock permit; or

                         (ii)    to grant a permit to use a particular amount of methyl bromide; or

                        (iii)    not to grant a permit to use methyl bromide to manufacture a particular chemical; or

                        (iv)    to grant a permit to buy a particular amount of methyl bromide from a particular supplier; or

               (b)    to cancel or suspend a permit under paragraph 244 (1) (a).

246         Delegation

         (1)   The Minister may delegate his or her powers and functions under this Division to an SES employee or acting SES employee in the Department.

         (2)   In exercising powers or functions under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister.

Note    Regulation numbers 247 to 300 are intentionally not used.

Division 6A.4        Fire protection

Subdivision 6A.4.1     Preliminary

301         Definitions for Division 6A.4

                In this Division:

approved extinguishing agent destruction facility means a facility of a kind mentioned in regulation 306, operated by a person who holds a current approval under that regulation.

extinguishing agent means a scheduled substance that can be used to prevent, control or extinguish a fire, or suppress an explosion.

extinguishing agent handling licence means a licence granted under Subdivision 6A.4.3.

extinguishing agent trading authorisation means an authorisation granted under regulation 331.

fire protection equipment means equipment that releases an extinguishing agent to prevent, control or extinguish a fire, or suppress an explosion.

Fire Protection Industry (Ozone Depleting Substances and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas) Board (or Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board) means the Board appointed under paragraph 311 (1) (a).

fire protection industry permit means any of the following:

                (a)    an extinguishing agent handling licence;

               (b)    an extinguishing agent trading authorisation;

                (c)    a halon special permit.

halon special permit has the meaning given by regulation 341.

special circumstances exemption has the meaning given by regulation 342.

302         Offence — handling extinguishing agent

         (1)   On or after 1 November 2005, a person must not handle an extinguishing agent that is, or has been, for use in fire protection equipment unless he or she holds:

                (a)    an extinguishing agent handling licence; or

               (b)    a special circumstances exemption that covers the handling of the agent.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

      (1A)   Subregulation (1) does not apply to a person if:

                (a)    the fire protection equipment is or will be installed in an aircraft; and

               (b)    the person handles the equipment for the purpose of installing or removing the equipment; and

                (c)    the person:

                          (i)    holds an aircraft maintenance engineer licence under regulation 31 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988; and

                         (ii)    has achieved the unit of competency PRMPFES43A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions.

Note   A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subregulation (1A) — see subsection 13.3 (3) of the Criminal Code.

         (2)   For subregulation (1), handle an extinguishing agent means to do anything with the extinguishing agent (other than use it to prevent, control or extinguish a fire, or suppress an explosion) that carries the risk of its emission, including:

                (a)    decanting the extinguishing agent; or

               (b)    installing or maintaining fire protection equipment; or

                (c)    decommissioning or disposing of fire protection equipment.

         (3)   An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

303         Offence — possessing or trading in extinguishing agent

         (1)   In this regulation:

bulk extinguishing agent means an extinguishing agent, other than halon, that is, or has been, for use in fire protection equipment, but does not include an agent that is contained in fire protection equipment.

         (2)   On or after 1 November 2005, a person must not acquire, possess, or dispose of bulk extinguishing agent unless the person is:

                (a)    the operator of an approved extinguishing agent destruction facility; or

               (b)    the holder of an extinguishing agent trading authorisation; or

                (c)    the holder of a special circumstances exemption that is appropriate for the acquisition, possession or disposition of the agent; or

               (d)    the officer in charge of a fire station.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (3)   It is a defence to a charge of contravening subregulation (2) that the defendant, as soon as practicable after becoming aware that he or she possessed bulk extinguishing agent, gave it to:

                (a)    the operator of an approved extinguishing agent destruction facility; or

               (b)    the holder of an extinguishing agent trading authorisation; or

                (c)    the officer in charge of a fire station.

         (4)   An offence against subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

304         Offence — possessing halon

         (1)   On or after 1 November 2005, a person must not possess halon that is, or has been, for use in fire protection equipment unless:

                (a)    subregulation (4) applies to the equipment; or

               (b)    the halon is for use in fire protection equipment and the person is the holder of a halon special permit; or

                (c)    the person is the holder of a special circumstances exemption that covers the possession of the halon; or

               (d)    the person is the operator of an approved extinguishing agent destruction facility.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

         (2)   It is a defence to a charge of contravening subregulation (1) that the defendant:

                (a)    in the case of a defendant who is the officer in charge of a fire station or the holder of an extinguishing agent trading authorisation — acquired the halon for transfer to an approved extinguishing agent destruction facility; or

               (b)    as soon as practicable after becoming aware that he or she possessed halon, gave it to:

                          (i)    the officer in charge of a fire station; or

                         (ii)    the holder of an extinguishing agent trading authorisation; or

                        (iii)    the operator of an approved extinguishing agent destruction facility.

         (3)   An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

         (4)   This subregulation applies to:

                (a)    equipment that is used by the Defence Force in:

                          (i)    a Collins Class submarine; or

                         (ii)    an armoured fighting vehicle; or

               (b)    equipment (other than a portable fire extinguisher) that is used by the Defence Force in:

                          (i)    an FFG7 Class destroyer; or

                         (ii)    an ANZAC Class frigate; or

                (c)    equipment that is installed in, or carried in, an aircraft; or

               (d)    equipment that is installed in an enclosed space containing machinery, including the pump room, of a vessel:

                          (i)    of more than 500 tonnes dead weight; or

                         (ii)    that is entered in the Australian Register of Ships established under the Shipping Registration Act 1981.

Note   If halon ceases to be essential for use with a particular item of equipment mentioned in subregulation (4), the subregulation will be amended to omit the item.

305         Discharge of scheduled substances (Act s 45B)

         (1)   For paragraph 45B (1) (e) of the Act, a person may discharge a scheduled substance if:

                (a)    the discharge is to:

                          (i)    test the design of a fire extinguishing system or a fire extinguisher; or

                         (ii)    calibrate equipment used to detect extinguishing agent leaks; and

               (b)    the person is granted a permit by the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board, allowing the discharge.

         (2)   A person may apply in writing to the Board for a permit.

         (3)   An application must include:

                (a)    the name and address of the applicant; and

               (b)    information about each proposed discharge, including:

                          (i)    the location of the discharge; and

                         (ii)    if more than 1 discharge is proposed — the number of discharges; and

                        (iii)    the quantity of substance in each discharge; and

                        (iv)    the reason it is necessary to discharge the substance; and

                (c)    any other information relevant to any proposed discharge.

         (4)   The Board may grant a permit if, in its opinion:

                (a)    the applicant, because of his or her training and experience, is able to carry out the discharge in a way that minimises the amount of the substance discharged; and

               (b)    the discharge is to test the design of a system that is necessary to protect human life or critical to the community; and

                (c)    there is no alternative to the discharge that is:

                          (i)    practicable; and

                         (ii)    available at a reasonable cost; and

                        (iii)    safe; and

                        (iv)    likely to result in less damage to the environment.

306         Extinguishing agent destruction facilities

         (1)   The Minister may, on application, give approval in writing for a person to operate an extinguishing agent destruction facility.

         (2)   An application must be in writing and must include:

                (a)    the name and address of the applicant; and

               (b)    the address of the facility; and

                (c)    enough information about the facility to enable the Minister to decide the application; and

               (d)    evidence that the equipment to be used by the applicant for the destruction of extinguishing agents (the destruction equipment) was, no more than 2 years before the date
of the application, tested and approved by a person accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia to conduct the testing.

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

         (4)   The Minister may approve a facility only if he or she is satisfied that the facility is able to operate in a way that is consistent with Australia’s obligations under the Montreal Protocol.

         (5)   An approval is subject to the condition that:

                (a)    the destruction equipment is fit for the purpose for which it is to be used; and

               (b)    of each batch of an extinguishing agent given to the facility for destruction, at least 99.99% is converted into something that is not a scheduled substance.

         (6)   An approval granted under this regulation is effective for 2 years.

Subdivision 6A.4.2     Fire protection industry permits

Note   Regulation numbers 307 to 310 (inclusive) are intentionally not used.

311         Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board

         (1)   The Minister may:

                (a)    appoint a body that is incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 as the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board; and

               (b)    authorise the Board to exercise any or all of the powers and functions mentioned in subregulation (2).

         (2)   The powers and functions are to:

                (a)    receive applications for fire protection industry permits; and

               (b)    collect, on behalf of the Commonwealth, the fees that are payable for those applications; and

                (c)    grant fire protection industry permits; and

               (d)    collect information:

                          (i)    supplied by applicants for industry permits; and

                         (ii)    supplied in response to any request made by the Board under paragraph 332 (1) (b); and

                (e)                publish the information mentioned in paragraph (d) in a way that does not:

                          (i)    allow any individual to be identified, unless the individual’s name is included in a business or trading name.

                         (ii)    disclose confidential information; and

                (f)    inspect, with the occupier’s permission, premises used for activities conducted under a fire protection industry permit; and

               (g)    if requested by an employer of a holder of a fire protection industry permit, disclose to the employer the following information about the holder’s permit:

                          (i)    the type of permit held;

                         (ii)    the expiry date for the permit.

312         Minister may exercise Board’s powers and functions

         (1)   This regulation applies if the Minister:

                (a)    does not appoint a body under subregulation 311 (1); or

               (b)    appoints a body as the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board but authorises it to exercise only some of the powers and functions mentioned in subregulation 311 (2); or

                (c)    revokes, or suspends, the appointment of the Board; or

               (d)    revokes or suspends some of the powers and functions of the Board.

         (2)   The Minister may:

                (a)    exercise any powers and functions mentioned in subregulation 311 (2) not being exercised by the Board; or

               (b)    if there is no Board — exercise any or all of the powers and functions mentioned in subregulation 311 (2).

         (3)   A reference in this Division to the Board, in relation to a power or function that is being exercised by the Minister, is a reference to the Minister.

313         Applications for fire protection industry permits — general

         (1)   An application for a fire protection industry permit must:

                (a)    be made to the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board in a form approved by the Minister; and

               (b)    be accompanied by the fee prescribed for the particular kind of permit; and

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

                (c)    include the information needed by the Board to decide the application, including:

                          (i)    details about the applicant’s relevant training and experience; and

                         (ii)    in the case of an application by an individual — evidence about the applicant’s knowledge about this Division, the Act and any standard that is relevant to the work to be carried out under the permit; and

Note   Relevant standards are set out in Table 326.

                        (iii)    evidence that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold the permit; and

                        (iv)    the name of the applicant’s employer (if any); and

                         (v)    for an application for an extinguishing agent trading authorisation — evidence that the applicant will meet the requirements mentioned in subregulation 331 (3); and

                        (vi)    for an application for a halon special permit — evidence that the applicant will meet the requirements mentioned in subregulation 341 (3).

         (2)   If an applicant has not:

                (a)    provided all the information mentioned in paragraph (1) (c); or

               (b)    given any consent that has been requested for the disclosure to the Board or the Minister of personal information that is relevant to whether the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold the permit;

the Board:

                (c)    may ask the applicant for the information or consent; and

               (d)    need not consider the application until the applicant provides the information or gives the consent.

         (3)   If the Board has not made a decision about an application within 30 days after:

                (a)    if paragraph (b) does not apply — the application was made; or

               (b)    if the Board has asked the applicant for any missing information or consent — the information or consent was provided;

the Board is taken to have refused the application.

314         Decision whether applicant is a fit and proper person

                When the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board is deciding whether a person who holds, or is applying for, a fire protection industry permit is a fit and proper person to hold the permit, the Board must take into account matters including the following:

                (a)    any conviction of the person for an offence against the Act or these Regulations;

               (b)    in the case of an individual:

                          (i)    any conviction of the person for an offence under a law of the Commonwealth, of a State or of a Territory that is punishable by imprisonment for a period of one year or longer; and

                         (ii)    whether the person is bankrupt;

                (c)    in the case of a corporation:

                          (i)    any conviction of the corporation for an offence under a law of the Commonwealth, of a State or of a Territory that is punishable by a fine of 50 penalty units or more, being an offence committed at a time when a person who is a director, officer or shareholder of the corporation was a director, officer or shareholder of the corporation; and

                         (ii)    whether the corporation is an externally administered body corporate (within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001);

               (d)    if any statement by the person in an application was false or misleading in a material particular — whether the person knew that the statement was false or misleading;

                (e)    whether the person has contravened a condition of a fire protection industry permit;

                (f)    whether the person held a fire protection industry permit that was cancelled.

315         Minister may cancel or suspend permit

         (1)   The Minister may cancel or suspend a fire protection industry permit if he or she is satisfied that the holder:

                (a)    is no longer a fit and proper person to hold the permit; or

               (b)    has contravened a condition to which the permit was subject; or

                (c)    for an extinguishing agent trading authorisation — does not meet the requirements mentioned in subregulation 331 (3); or

               (d)    for a halon special permit — does not meet the requirements mentioned in subregulation 341 (3).

      (1A)   The Minister may suspend a fire protection industry permit:

                (a)    for a fixed period; or

               (b)    until the Minister is satisfied on reasonable grounds that:

                          (i)    a thing that contributes to the grounds for the suspension is remedied; and

                         (ii)    if the thing is required to be remedied in a stated way — the thing is remedied in that way or in a way that is equally effective.

         (2)   The Minister cancels or suspends a fire protection industry permit by giving the holder a notice:

                (a)    stating that the permit has been cancelled or suspended; and

               (b)    setting out the reasons for the cancellation or suspension; and

                (c)    stating:

                          (i)    for a suspension for a fixed period — the period of the suspension; or

                         (ii)    for a suspension mentioned in paragraph (1A) (b) — the date the suspension begins and that the permit is suspended until a stated thing is remedied.

      (2A)   A notice that contains a statement mentioned in subparagraph (2) (c) (ii) may also state how the thing is to be remedied.

      (2B)   For a permit that is suspended until a stated thing is remedied, the holder must tell the Minister in writing when, and how, the thing is remedied.

      (2C)   If the Minister decides that the thing is remedied:

                (a)    the Minister must give the holder a notice stating that the Minister is satisfied that the thing is remedied; and

               (b)    the suspension ends on the day after the day the holder is given the notice.

      (2D)   If the Minister decides that the thing is not remedied, the Minister must give the holder a notice stating that the Minister is not satisfied that the thing is remedied.

         (3)   The Minister may delegate his or her powers under this regulation to an SES employee or acting SES employee in the Department.

         (4)   In exercising powers under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister.

316         Reconsideration of decisions

         (1)   Application may be made:

                (a)    to the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board for reconsideration of any of the following:

                          (i)    a refusal of an application for a fire protection industry permit;

                         (ii)    a decision about the period for which a permit is in force;

                        (iii)    a decision imposing a condition on a permit; or

               (b)    to the Minister for reconsideration of a decision:

                          (i)    to suspend or cancel a permit; or

                         (ii)    that a thing that contributes to the grounds for a suspension of a permit is not remedied.

         (2)   An application for reconsideration of a decision must:

                (a)    be made within 21 days of the day on which the person received notice of the decision; and

               (b)    set out the reasons why the person wants the decision reconsidered.

         (3)   If the Board or Minister receives an application, the Board or Minister may:

                (a)    confirm the decision; or

               (b)    vary or reverse the decision.

         (4)   Before making a decision under subregulation (3), the Board or Minister may ask the applicant in writing to give the Board or Minister further information that the Board or Minister reasonably needs to make the decision.

         (5)   If the Board or Minister asks for further information under subregulation (4), the period starting on the day the written request is made and ending on the day the applicant gives the information is not to be counted for subregulation (7).

         (6)   However, if the applicant does not give the Board or Minister the information before the thirtieth day after the day the written request is made, that day and each day after that is to be counted for subregulation (7).

         (7)   If the Board or Minister does not confirm, vary or reverse a decision within 60 days after the day the Board or Minister receives an application for reconsideration of the decision, the Board or Minister is taken to have confirmed the decision.

317         Review of decisions

                Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for the review of a decision that was confirmed or varied by the Board or Minister under subregulation 316 (3).

318         Permit not in force if suspended

                A fire protection industry permit is not in force during any period of suspension.

319         Powers of inspectors

                An inspector appointed under section 49 of the Act may exercise the powers given to him or her under Part VIII of the Act at premises used, by the holder of a fire protection industry permit, for:

                (a)    activities permitted by the permit; or

               (b)    storage of records relating to activities permitted by the permit.

Subdivision 6A.4.3     Extinguishing agent handling licences

Note   Regulation number 320 is intentionally not used.

321         Grant of extinguishing agent handling licences — general

         (3)   A licence granted under this Subdivision is in force:

                (a)    from the day on which it is granted, or another day specified, in writing, by the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board; and

               (b)    for a period of no more than:

                          (i)    24 months; or

                         (ii)    if the licence is granted under regulation 324 — 12 months;

                        specified, in writing, by the Board.

         (4)   If the Board grants 1 or more licences to a person it must give the person a document setting out the details of each licence granted.

         (5)   The holder of a licence that is in force (a first licence) may apply, free of charge, for a licence of another kind (a further licence).

         (6)   A further licence granted by the Board must cease to be in force on, or before, the day on which the first licence ceases to be in force.

322         Extinguishing agent handling licences — qualified persons

         (1)   The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board may, on application, grant to a person a licence mentioned in an item in column 2 of Table 322, entitling him or her to engage in the work described in column 3 of the item if it is satisfied that he or she has achieved all of the units of competency mentioned in column 4 of the item.

Note 1   Regulation 313 also applies to an application.

Note 2   A person is entitled to apply for any number of licences.

         (2)   For this regulation, a unit of competency is a unit of competency endorsed by the National Quality Council.

Table 322      Licences and entitlements

 

Item

Licence

Entitlement of licensee

Units of competency required

1

Portable Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Licence

To charge and recharge a portable fire extinguisher, and repair the extinguisher valve

PRMPFES03C Safely move materials and loads in the workplace

PRMPFES06C Prepare for installation and service operations

 

 

 

PRMPFES14C Service portable fire extinguishers in the workshop

PRMPFES21C Service wheeled fire extinguishers in the workshop

 

 

 

PRMPFES43A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

 

 

 

PRMPFES53A Participate in workplace safety arrangements

2

Fixed System Installation and Decommissioning Licence

(1)  To install and decommission a gaseous fire extinguishing system (fire protection equipment) including:

    (a)   to install and disconnect actuation devices (mechanisms) to and from container valves; and

PRMPFES03C Safely move materials and loads in the workplace

PRMPFES06C Prepare for installation and service operations

PRMPFES43A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

 

 

    (b)   to install and disconnect gaseous agent containers; and

PRMPFES44A Interpret installation requirements for gaseous fire

 

 

    (c)   to install and disconnect any interconnections to other gaseous system containers; and

suppression systems

PRMPFES45A Install gaseous agent containers and actuation devices

 

 

    (d)   to install and disconnect ancillary equipment connections to manifold and pipework; and

    (e)   to attach and remove transport equipment, such as valve outlet and actuator port caps, plugs and locking devices installed to prevent accidental discharge

PRMPFES46A Decommission gaseous agent containers and actuation devices

PRMPFES53A Participate in workplace safety arrangements

 

 

(2)  Commission actuation control devices set to operate and engage safety devices as needed and decommission these devices

 

3

Fixed System Testing and Maintenance Licence

To test and maintain a gaseous fire extinguishing system (fire protection equipment), including:

    (a)   to test actuation release systems; and

    (b)   to disconnect and reconnect actuation devices (mechanisms); and

PRMPFES03C Safely move materials and loads in the workplace

PRMPFES06C Prepare for installation and service operations

PRMPFES25C Inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire suppression systems

 

 

    (c)   to disconnect and reconnect any interconnections to other gaseous systems containers; and

    (d)   to disconnect and reconnect ancillary equipment connections from containers to manifold and pipework; and

    (e)   to test actuation devices (mechanisms); and

PRMPFES43A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

PRMPFES46A Decommission gaseous agent containers and actuation devices

PRMPFES47A Inspect and test control and indicating equipment

PRMPFES53A Participate in workplace safety arrangements

 

 

     (f)   to perform any tests and maintenance on any Fire Detection and Alarm System, including any remote operation panel and actuation and control system that interfaces with or forms part of a gaseous fire extinguishing system; and

 

 

 

    (g)   to perform any tests and maintenance on gaseous agent containers and ancillary equipment connections from containers to manifold and pipework

 

4

Recovery, Reclamation, Fill and Recycling Licence

To recover, reclaim, fill and recycle an extinguishing agent into and from a fire extinguisher and gaseous fire extinguishing system container from and to a bulk agent container

PRMPFES03C Safely move materials and loads in the workplace

PRMPFES14C Service portable fire extinguishers in the workshop

PRMPFES43A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

 

 

 

PRMPFES48A Receive and dispatch ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas containers

 

 

 

PRMPFES49A Recover, reclaim and fill operations for ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases

PRMPFES53A Participate in workplace safety arrangements

5

Warehouse Maintenance Licence

To monitor for leakage stocks of extinguishing agent bulk agent containers in a warehouse and, as needed, to transfer the extinguishing agent from a leaking storage container

PRMPFES03C Safely move materials and loads in the workplace

PRMPFES43A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

PRMPFES48A Receive and dispatch ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse containers

 

 

 

PRMPFES49A Recover, reclaim and fill operations for ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases

PRMPFES50A Monitor storage operations for ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases

 

 

 

PRMPFES53A Participate in workplace safety arrangements

6

Control Systems Installation, Commissioning and Decommissioning Licence

To install, commission and decommission a fire detection and alarm system, including any remote operation panel and actuation and control system that interfaces with or forms part of a gaseous fire extinguishing system

PRMPFES43A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

UEENEEH061A Position and terminate fire detection and warning system apparatus

UEENEEH062A Verify compliance and functionality of fire protection installations

 

 

 

UEENEEH063A Enter and verify programs in preparation for commissioning fire protection systems

UEENEEH064A Commission commercial fire protection systems

 

 

 

UEENEEH065A Find and repair faults in fire protection systems

Note   A unit of competency is referred to by a code followed by a description of the unit.

323         Special extinguishing agent handling licence

                The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board may, on application, grant an extinguishing agent handling licence (called a special extinguishing agent handling licence) to a person, entitling him or her to carry out work:

                (a)    at a specified kind of place (for example, an off‑shore drilling platform); or

               (b)    on specified fire protection equipment (for example, aviation or maritime equipment); or

                (c)    both at a specified kind of place and on specified equipment;

if:

               (d)    the work to be covered by the licence requires skills or knowledge (or both skills and knowledge) that are outside the scope of those required for a licence mentioned in Table 322; and

                (e)    the person provides evidence that he or she is able to carry out the work in a way that is appropriate for the grant of the licence.

324         Extinguishing agent handling licences — experienced persons

                The Board may, on application, grant an extinguishing agent handling licence to a person if the Board is satisfied that the person is suitably qualified to hold a licence because he or she has engaged in, or supervised, work of the kind to be permitted by the licence.

325         Extinguishing agent trainee licence

                The Board may, on application, grant an extinguishing agent handling licence (called an extinguishing agent trainee licence) to a person, entitling the person to carry out activities authorised by a licence mentioned in an item in Table 322 while under the supervision of a holder of a licence of that kind.

326         Licence conditions

         (1)   A licence granted under this Subdivision is subject to the condition that the licensee:

                (a)    carries out the work to which the licence relates in accordance with any standard set out in an item in column 2 of Table 326 that relates to the work; and

               (b)    gives any extinguishing agent recovered from fire protection equipment to:

                          (i)    the holder of an extinguishing agent trading authorisation; or

                         (ii)    the operator of an approved extinguishing agent destruction facility; and

                (c)    ensures that any equipment used to transfer an extinguishing agent from one vessel to another:

                          (i)    is fit for its purpose; and

                         (ii)    is tested, and approved as being fit for the transfer of extinguishing agents, at least once every 2 years by a person accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia; and

                        (iii)    is otherwise appropriately maintained; and

               (d)    submits a report to the Board describing the circumstances relating to any lawful emission of an extinguishing  agent; and

                (e)    does not carry out any work to which the licence relates (other than decommissioning or disposal or work in the aviation or maritime industries) on fire protection equipment that does not comply with any standard mentioned in Table 326 that applies to the equipment.

         (2)   The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board may impose a condition on a licence, and must set out the condition on:

                (a)    the licence document; or

               (b)    a written notice given by the Board to the licensee.

         (3)   The Board may impose a condition on a licence at any time.

         (4)   A licensee must not contravene a condition of his or her licence.

Table 326        Standards

Item

Standard

Title of standard

1

AS 1851‑2005

Maintenance of fire protection equipment – Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets

2

AS 1851‑2005

Maintenance of fire protection equipment  Halon 1301 total flooding systems

3

AS 1851‑2005

Maintenance of fire protection equipment – Gaseous fire extinguishing systems

4

AS 2030.1‑1999

The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for storage and transport of compressed gases – Cylinders for compressed gases other than acetylene

5

AS 1210‑1997

Pressure vessels

6

AS 4214‑2002

Gaseous fire extinguishing systems

7

AS 4077.1‑1992

Fire protection – Fire extinguishing media – Halogenated hydrocarbons – Specifications for halon 1211 and halon 1301

8

AS 4077.2‑1992

Fire protection – Fire extinguishing media – Halogenated hydrocarbons – Code of practice for safe handling and transfer procedures of halon 1211 and halon 1301

9

ISO 14520

Gaseous fire extinguishing systems – Physical properties and system design

Subdivision 6A.4.4     Extinguishing agent trading authorisations

Note   Regulation numbers 328, 329 and 330 are intentionally not used.

331         Grant of authorisations

         (1)   The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board may, on application, grant an extinguishing agent trading authorisation to a person, permitting the person to acquire, store or dispose of an extinguishing agent that is for use, or has been used, in fire protection equipment.

Note   Regulation 313 also applies to an application.

      (1A)   However, an authorisation does not permit a person to acquire, store or dispose of halon.

Note   For a permit to posses halon: see regulation 341.

         (3)   The Board must not grant an authorisation unless it is satisfied that the applicant:

                (a)    has business premises that are equipped and operating so as to be able to handle, and prevent avoidable emissions of, any extinguishing agent; and

               (b)    is able to ensure that extinguishing agents are handled only by persons who are licensed to do so.

         (5)   An authorisation is in force:

                (a)    from the day on which it is granted, or another day specified by the Board in writing; and

               (b)    for a period, of no more than 24 months, specified, in writing, by the Board.

332         Conditions on authorisations

         (1)   An extinguishing agent trading authorisation is granted subject to the conditions that the holder:

                (a)    keeps up‑to‑date records showing the amounts of extinguishing agent acquired, disposed of and recovered from equipment by the holder during each quarter; and

               (b)    14 days or less after receiving a request in writing by the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board, sends to the Board copies of the records mentioned in paragraph (a); and

                (c)    has equipment that is adequate for the holder’s activities, including 1 or more of each of the following:

                          (i)    unless the holder has leak detection procedures in place — leak detectors;

                         (ii)    vacuum pumps;

                        (iii)    recovery units; and

               (d)    maintains, so that it operates correctly, each item of the holder’s equipment that is necessary to prevent avoidable emissions of any extinguishing agent; and

                (e)    at least every quarter, checks any extinguishing agent container at the holder’s premises for leaks; and

                (f)    does not fill a container unless it meets AS/NZS 2030.1; and

               (g)    puts into effect for the premises a risk management plan that is approved, in writing, by the Board; and

               (h)    handles any extinguishing agent in accordance with each applicable standard mentioned in Table 326; and

                (i)    delivers, to the operator of an approved extinguishing agent destruction facility, any extinguishing agent that is to be destroyed.

         (2)   A holder may satisfy a requirement of subregulation (1) by ensuring that another person satisfies the requirement on behalf of the holder.

         (3)   A risk management plan for paragraph (1) (g):

                (a)    must be prepared in accordance with AS 4360:2004; and

               (b)    must include information about how the following matters will be dealt with:

                          (i)    emissions from leaks in, or the failure of, storage vessels;

                         (ii)    damage by intruders;

                        (iii)    the transfer of extinguishing agents from a leaking storage vessel; and

                (c)    may be approved by the Board only if the Board thinks that the plan, if put into effect, would allow the premises to operate in a way that is consistent with Australia’s obligations under the Montreal Protocol.

         (4)   It is also a condition of a extinguishing agent trading authorisation that the holder accepts any surrendered extinguishing agent that has been used, or appears to be intended for use, in fire protection equipment.

         (5)   The Board may specify that an authorisation is subject to a condition, and must set out the condition on:

                (a)    the document that provides evidence of the authorisation; or

               (b)    a written notice given by the Board to the holder.

         (6)   For paragraph (5) (b), a notice may be given at any time.

Subdivision 6A.4.5     Permit and exemption

Note   Regulation numbers 334 to 340 (inclusive) are intentionally not used.

341         Halon special permit

         (1)   The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board may, on application, grant a written permit (a halon special permit) to a person, entitling him or her to possess halon that is for use in fire protection equipment.

Note   Regulation 313 also applies to an application.

         (3)   The Board may grant a halon special permit to a person only if it is satisfied that:

                (a)    the applicant, because of his or her training and experience, is able to competently carry out the activities covered by the permit; and

               (b)    the applicant’s use of the halon is for a purpose that is necessary to protect human life or operate equipment that is critical to the community; and

                (c)    there is no alternative to the halon’s use that is:

                          (i)    practicable; and

                         (ii)    available at a reasonable cost; and

                        (iii)    safe; and

                        (iv)    likely to result in less damage to the environment.

         (4)   A permit granted under this regulation remains in force for 12 months, or any lesser period specified in the permit, from the date of the grant.

         (5)   The Board may put a condition on a halon special permit.

Examples

1   A condition about the purpose for which the halon is to be used.

2   A condition about the people who are allowed to deal with the halon when it is in the permit-holder’s possession.

342         Special circumstances exemption

         (1)   The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board may grant a written exemption (a special circumstances exemption) to a person, entitling the person to the privileges of the holder of:

                (a)    an extinguishing agent handling licence; or

               (b)    an extinguishing agent trading authorisation; or

                (c)    a halon special permit;

as specified in the exemption.

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

         (2)   The Board may accept an application from a person who applies, in writing, to the Board, setting out:

                (a)    the name and address of the person; and

               (b)    the activities to be carried out by the person, for which the exemption is being sought; and

                (c)    any other information relevant to the Board’s decision whether or not to grant the exemption.

         (3)   The Board:

                (a)    may grant the exemption only if it is satisfied that there are special circumstances that justify the grant, and:

                          (i)    if the applicant is an individual — he or she is able to competently carry out the activities covered by the exemption; or

                         (ii)    if the applicant is an organisation — the organisation has suitably qualified employees and suitable equipment to carry out the activities covered by the exemption; and

               (b)    must on the exemption, specify:

                          (i)    the period for which the exemption is in force; and

                         (ii)    the activities that may be carried out under the exemption; and

                        (iii)    any other information that is relevant to the exemption.

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.

Division 6A.5        Uses of scheduled substances not otherwise mentioned in this Part

400         Discharge of scheduled substances (Act s 45B)

                For paragraph 45B (1) (e) of the Act, a person may discharge a scheduled substance if the discharge occurs while:

                (a)    the substance is being manufactured or mixed; or

               (b)    the substance is being used for foam blowing or is contained in a foam structure that is being machined, cut, shredded or disposed of; or

                (c)    an aerosol containing the substance is being used; or

               (d)    a solvent containing the substance is being used; or

                (e)    the substance is being used for research or analysis conducted in a laboratory; or

                (f)    a device containing the substance is being used to remove a cork from a bottle.

Note   Regulation numbers 401 to 499 (inclusive) are intentionally not used.

Division 6A.6        Scheduled substances (other than methyl bromide) used as feedstock

500         Discharge of scheduled substances (other than methyl bromide) used as feedstock (Act s 45B)

                For paragraph 45B (1) (e) of the Act, a person may discharge
a scheduled substance (other than methyl bromide) if the substance is being used as feedstock.

Note 1   Regulation numbers 501 to 899 (inclusive) are intentionally not used.

Note 2   Discharge of methyl bromide is dealt with by regulation 216.

Part 7                 Reports and records

  

Note   The numbers of the Parts in these Regulations correspond to those in the Act.

900         Manufacture, import or export of scheduled substances (other than SGGs and substances in ODS equipment or SGG equipment)

         (1)   For subsection 46 (1) of the Act, a report given by a person to the Minister, must be prepared in accordance with this regulation.

         (2)   The person must keep a copy of the report for 5 years from the date the report is submitted to the Minister.

         (3)   The report must state the following:

                (a)    the name and address of the person;

               (b)    the combination of numbers, letters or symbols used to provide a unique identifier for the licence granted to the person under section 16 of the Act;

                (c)    the quarter to which the report relates;

               (d)    the kind of scheduled substance, other than SGGs, manufactured, imported or exported;

                (e)    the amount of scheduled substance, other than SGGs, in metric tonnes manufactured, imported or exported.

901         Manufacture, Import or export of SGGs, ODS equipment or SGG equipment

         (1)   For subsections 46A (1), (2) and (3) of the Act, a report given by a person to the Minister, must be prepared in accordance with this regulation.

         (2)   The person must keep a copy of the report for 5 years from the date the report is submitted to the Minister.

         (3)   The report must state the following:

                (a)    the name and address of the person;

               (b)    the combination of numbers, letters or symbols used to provide a unique identifier for the licence granted to the person under section 16 of the Act;

                (c)    the quarter to which the report relates;

               (d)    the number of units in each category of ODS equipment or SGG equipment that the person manufactured, imported or exported during the quarter;

                (e)    the total amount of each kind of HFC, PFC or sulfur hexafluoride in metric tonnes, that the person manufactured, imported or exported during the quarter;

                (f)    for the relevant category of ODS equipment or SGG equipment mentioned in subregulation (4) manufactured, imported or exported by the person during the quarter—the total amount of each kind of the following substances contained in the equipment:

                          (i)    HFC;

                         (ii)    PFC;

                        (iii)    sulfur hexafluoride;

                        (iv)    any substance referred to in any of Parts I to VIII of Schedule 1 to the Act.

         (4)   For paragraph (3) (f), the categories of ODS equipment or SGG equipment are as follows:

                (a)    commercial use air-conditioning excluding heat pumps;

               (b)    domestic use air-conditioning excluding heat pumps;

                (c)    motor vehicle, watercraft or aircraft air-conditioning;

               (d)    commercial or domestic use heat pumps;

                (e)    commercial use refrigeration;

                (f)    domestic use refrigeration;

               (g)    motor vehicle, watercraft or aircraft refrigeration;

               (h)    expanding polyurethane foam aerosols;

                (i)    food, household and personal use aerosols;

                (j)    industrial, safety or technical use aerosols excluding fire protection equipment mentioned in paragraph (q) or (r);

               (k)    metered dose inhalers;

                (l)    novelty use aerosols or any other aerosol not mentioned in paragraphs (h) to (k);

              (m)    consumer goods not mentioned in paragraphs (h) to (l);

               (n)    electrical switchgear;

               (o)    components and parts that contain ODS equipment or SGG equipment;

               (p)    medical, scientific, or electrical equipment not mentioned in any other paragraph;

               (q)    fixed systems and components for fire protection not mentioned in any other paragraph;

                (r)    portable extinguishers for fire protection not mentioned in any other paragraph.

Part 9                 Miscellaneous

  

920         Application for remission and refund of import levy—SGGs

         (1)   For paragraphs 69AA (1) (c) and (4) (c) of the Act, a licensee must apply, in writing, to the Minister.

         (2)   An application must be accompanied by the following information:

                (a)    evidence the levy imposed by section 3A of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995 in respect of the import of an SGG by a licensee was paid;

               (b)    for paragraph 69AA (1) (d) of the Act—evidence that the licensee exported the SGG within 12 months after the import of the SGG;

                (c)    for paragraph 69AA (4) (d) of the Act—evidence that the licensee sold the SGG to another person and the other person exported the SGG within 12 months after the import of the SGG.

921         Application for remission and refund of import levy—SGG equipment

         (1)   For paragraphs 69AB (1) (c) and 69AB (5) (c) of the Act, a licensee must apply, in writing, to the Minister.

         (2)   An application must be accompanied by the following information:

                (a)    evidence the levy imposed by section 4A of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995 in respect of the import of SGG equipment by a licensee was paid;

               (b)    for paragraph 69AB (1) (d)—evidence that the licensee exported the equipment within 12 months after the import of the equipment;

                (c)    for paragraph 69AB (5) (d) of the Act—evidence that the licensee sold the equipment to another person and the other person exported the equipment within 12 months after the import of the equipment.

922         Application for remission and refund of manufacture levy—SGGs

         (1)   For paragraphs 69AC (1) (c) and 69AC (4) (c), a licensee must apply, in writing, to the Minister.

         (2)   An application must be accompanied by the following information:

                (a)    evidence the levy imposed by section 3A of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995 in respect of the manufacture of an SGG by a licensee was paid;

               (b)    for paragraph 69AC (1) (d)—evidence that the licensee exported the SGG within 12 months after the manufacture;

                (c)    for paragraph 69AC (4) (d)—evidence that the licensee sold the SGG to another person and the other person exported the SGG within 12 months after the manufacture of the SGG.


Notes to the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995

Note 1

The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 (in force under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989) as shown in this compilation comprise Statutory Rules 1995 No. 389 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

For all relevant information pertaining to application, saving or transitional provisions see Table A.

Table of Instruments

Year and
number

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

1995 No. 389

12 Dec 1995

12 Dec 1995

 

1999 No. 73

19 May 1999

19 May 1999

2002 No. 8

21 Feb 2002

21 Feb 2002

2003 No. 279

13 Nov 2003

13 Nov 2003

2004 No. 16

26 Feb 2004

26 Feb 2004

2004 No. 296

7 Sept 2004

7 Sept 2004

2004 No. 380

23 Dec 2004

1 Jan 2005

2004 No. 381

23 Dec 2004

1 Jan 2005

2005 No. 71

29 Apr 2005 (see F2005L00953)

1 May 2005

2005 No. 90

27 May 2005 (see F2005L01205)

28 May 2005

2005 No. 254

14 Nov 2005 (see F2005L03476)

Rr. 1–3 and Schedule 1: 15 Nov 2005
Remainder: 1 Jan 2006

2006 No. 237

8 Sept 2006 (see F2006L02998)

15 Sept 2006

2006 No. 312

1 Dec 2006 (see F2006L03919)

1 Jan 2007

2007 No. 217

23 July 2007 (see F2007L02307)

24 July 2007

2007 No. 335

8 Oct 2007 (see F2007L03917)

1 Jan 2008

2008 No. 136

25 June 2008 (see F2008L02217)

Rr. 1–3 and Schedule 1: 26 June 2008
Schedule 2: 1 Jan 2009

2009 No. 4

9 Feb 2009 (see F2009L00224)

10 Feb 2009

2009 No. 171

10 July 2009 (see F2009L02691)

11 July 2009

2010 No. 64

19 Apr 2010 (see F2010L00945)

20 Apr 2010

R. 4

2011 No. 64

16 May 2011 (see F2011L00768)

18 May 2011 (see r. 2)

2011 No. 256

14 Dec 2011 (see F2011L02667)

15 Dec 2011

2012 No. 110

19 June 2012 (see F2012L01257)

1 July 2012

2012 No. 169

13 July 2012 (see F2012L01555)

14 July 2012

2012 No. 260

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1 Jan 2013

Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

Heading to Part 1........................

ad. 2004 No. 296

Note to heading to Part 1...........

ad. 2004 No. 296

R. 1.................................................

rs. 1999 No. 73

 

am. 2004 No. 16

R. 2.................................................

rs. 2004 No. 16

Part 2

 

Part 2 ............................................

ad. 2012 No. 110

R. 2A..............................................

ad. 2012 No. 110

Part 3

 

Heading to Part 3........................

ad. 2004 No. 296

 

rs. 2012 No. 110

Note 1 to heading to Part 3.......

ad. 2004 No. 296

 

rep. 2012 No. 110

Note 2 to heading to Part 3.......

ad. 2004 No. 296

 

rep. 2012 No. 110

Note to heading to Part 3...........

ad. 2012 No. 110

R. 3.................................................

am. 2003 No. 279

 

rs. 2004 No. 16; 2012 No. 110

R. 3A..............................................

ad. 2004 No. 16

R. 3B..............................................

ad. 2004 No. 16

R. 3C..............................................

ad. 2004 No. 16

 

am. 2007 No. 217; 2009 No. 171; 2012 No. 110

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

ad. 2004 No. 16

 

rep. 2004 No. 296

 

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

rs. 2007 No. 217

 

am. 2007 No. 335; 2012 No. 110

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

am. 2002 No. 8

R. 6A..............................................

ad. 1999 No. 73

 

am. 2004 No. 16; 2007 No. 217

 

rs. 2009 No. 171

 

am. 2012 No. 110

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

rep. 2003 No. 279

Part 5

 

Part 5.............................................

ad. 2004 No. 296

Note 2 to Part 5............................

am. 2011 No. 64

R. 70..............................................

ad. 2011 No. 64

 

am. 2012 No. 110

R. 80..............................................

ad. 2004 No. 296

 

rs. 2007 No. 217

Part 6A

 

Part 6A..........................................

ad. 2004 No. 296

 

rs. 2004 No. 380

Division 6A.1

 

Div. 6A.1 of Part 6A....................

ad. 2004 No. 380

R. 100............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

rs. 2004 No. 381

 

am. 2005 No. 71

R. 101............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

rs. 2007 No. 217

Division 6A.2

 

Div. 6A.2 of Part 6A....................

ad. 2004 No. 380

Subdivision 6A.2.1

 

Subdiv. 6A.2.1 of Div. 6A.2.......
of Part 6A

ad. 2004 No. 380

R. 110............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90; 2007 No. 217; 2009 Nos. 4 and 171; 2010 No. 64

R. 111............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2007 No. 217; 2008 No. 136

 

rs. 2009 No. 4

 

am. 2009 No. 171

 

rs. 2010 No. 64

 

am. 2012 No. 169

R. 112............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

Note to r. 112 (3).........................

ad, 2005 No. 90

R. 113............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

R. 113A.........................................

ad. 2009 No. 4

 

am. 2009 No. 171; 2010 No. 64

R. 114............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

Subdivision 6A.2.1A

 

Subdiv. 6A.2.1A of Div. 6A.2.....
of Part 6A

ad. 2004 No. 380

R. 120............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

rs. 2005 No. 90

 

am. 2009 Nos. 4 and 171

R. 121............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90; 2009 No. 4

 

rs. 2007 No. 217

 

am. 2010 No. 64

Note to r. 121 (1) (c) ...................

ad. 2012 No. 260

R. 121A.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 217

Heading to r. 122........................

rs. 2007 No. 217

R. 122............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90

R. 123............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90; 2008 No. 136; 2009 No. 4; 2010
No. 64

R. 124............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90; 2010 No. 64

R. 125............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90; 2010 No. 64

R. 126............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

R. 127............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

Subdivision 6A.2.2

 

Subdiv. 6A.2.2 of Div. 6A.2.......
of Part 6A

ad. 2004 No. 380

R. 130............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am 2005 No. 90; 2009 No. 4; 2010 No. 64; 2012 No. 260

Note to r. 130 (3).........................

rep. 2010 No. 64

R. 131............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 Nos. 90 and 254; 2007 No. 217; 2009 No. 4; 2010 No. 64

R. 132............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

rs. 2005 No. 90

 

rep. 2010 No. 64

R. 133............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90

R. 134............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90

 

rs. 2007 No. 217

R. 135............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90; 2007 Nos. 217 and 335; 2008
No. 136; 2009 No. 4

R. 136............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90

 

rs. 2009 No. 4

R. 137............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

rep. 2009 No. 4

R. 138............................................

ad. 2005 No. 90

 

rep. 2009 No. 4

Subdivision 6A.2.3

 

Subdiv. 6A.2.3 of Div. 6A.2.......
of Part 6A

ad. 2004 No. 380

Heading to Subdiv. 6A.2.3........

rs. 2009 No. 4

Note to heading to......................
Subdiv. 6A.2.3

rs. 2005 No. 90; 2009 No. 4

R. 140............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90; 2007 No. 217; 2009 Nos. 4 and 171; 2010 No. 64; 2012 Nos. 169 and 260

Note to r. 140 (3) (c).............

rep. 2009 No. 4

R. 141............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90; 2007 No. 217; 2009 Nos. 4 and 171; 2012 No. 169

R. 142............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

rs. 2009 No. 4

R. 143............................................

ad. 2005 No. 90

 

rep. 2009 No. 4

Subdivision 6A.2.4

 

Subdiv. 6A.2.4 of Div. 6A.2.......
of Part 6A

ad. 2004 No. 380

Note to heading to......................
Subdiv. 6A.2.4

rs. 2005 No. 90

R. 150............................................

ad. 2004 No. 380

 

am. 2005 No. 90; 2009 No. 4; 2012 No. 260

Note to r. 150...............................

rs. 2004 No. 381

Note to r. 150 (4).........................

rep. 2009 No. 4

Division 6A.3

 

Div. 6A.3 of Part 6A....................

ad. 2004 No. 381

Subdivision 6A.3.1

 

R. 200............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

 

am. 2005 No. 71; 2005 No. 254; 2006 Nos. 237 and 312; 2007 No. 335; 2008 No. 136; 2009 No. 171; 2010 No. 64; 2011 No. 256; 2012 No. 261

R. 201............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

 

rs. 2005 No. 71

R. 202............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

Subdivision 6A.3.2

 

R. 210............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

R. 211............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

 

rs. 2005 No. 254; 2006 No. 312

R. 212............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

 

am. 2005 No. 254

R. 213............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

 

rs. 2005 No. 254

 

am. 2006 No. 312; 2007 No. 335; 2008 No. 136; 2009 No. 171; 2010 No. 64; 2011 No. 256; 2012 No. 261

R. 214............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 215............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

Subdivision 6A.3.2A

 

Subdiv. 6A.3.2A of Div. 6A.3.....
of Part 6A

ad. 2007 No. 217

R. 216............................................

ad. 2007 No. 217

Subdivision 6A.3.3

 

Note to heading to......................
Subdiv. 6A.3.3

rs. 2005 No. 71

Note to Subdiv. 6A.3.3...............

am. 2007 No. 217

R. 220............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

 

am. 2005 No. 71; 2007 No. 217

Heading to r. 221........................

rs. 2005 No. 71

R. 221............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

 

am. 2005 No. 71; 2007 No. 217; 2009 No. 171

Heading to r. 222........................

rs. 2005 No. 71

R. 222............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

 

am. 2005 No. 71; 2007 No. 217; 2009 No. 171

R. 223............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2007 No. 217; 2009 No. 4

Subdivision 6A.3.4

 

Note to heading to......................
Subdiv. 6A.3.4

rs. 2005 No. 71

R. 230............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

 

am. 2005 No. 71

R. 231............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

 

am. 2005 No. 254

R. 232............................................

ad. 2004 No. 381

Note to r. 232 (2).........................

rep. 2005 No. 71

R. 233............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

Subdivision 6A.3.5

 

Subdiv. 6A.3.5 of Div. 6A.3.......
of Part 6A..................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 240............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 241............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2008 No. 136; 2009 No. 4

R. 242............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2008 No. 136

R. 243............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2008 No. 136

R. 244............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2008 No. 136

R. 245............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2008 No. 136

Note to r. 245...............................

rep. 2008 No. 136

R. 246............................................

ad. 2008 No. 136

Division 6A.4

 

Div. 6A.4 of Part 6A....................

ad. 2005 No. 71

Subdivision 6A.4.1

 

R. 301............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 302............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2007 No. 217; 2009 No. 4; 2010 No. 64

R. 303............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 304............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2005 No. 254

R. 305............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 306............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2012 No. 260

Subdivision 6A.4.2

 

R. 311............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2009 No. 4

R. 312............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 313............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

rs. 2007 No. 217

 

am. 2009 No. 4; 2010 No. 64

Note to r. 313 (1) (b)...................

ad. 2012 No. 260

R. 314............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 315............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2008 No. 136; 2010 No. 64

R. 316............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2010 No. 64

R. 317............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 318............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 319............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

Subdivision 6A.4.3

 

R. 321............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2012 No. 260

Note to r. 321 (3).........................

rep. 2010 No. 64

R. 322............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

rs. 2007 No. 217

Note to Item 3 of table 322.......

rep. 2007 No. 335

R. 323............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 324............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

rs. 2007 No. 217

R. 325............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 326............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2007 No. 217

R. 327............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

rep. 2010 No. 64

Subdivision 6A.4.4

 

R. 331............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2007 No. 217; 2010 No. 64; 2012 No. 260

R. 332............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

R. 333............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

rep. 2010 No. 64

Subdivision 6A.4.5

 

R. 341............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2010 No. 64; 2012 No. 260

R. 342............................................

ad. 2005 No. 71

 

am. 2007 No. 217; 2012 No. 260

Note to r. 342...............................

am. 2007 No. 217

 

rep. 2012 No. 260

Division 6A.4A

 

Div. 6A.4A of Part 6A..................

ad. 2012 No. 260

R. 343............................................

ad. 2012 No. 260

R. 344............................................

ad. 2012 No. 260

R. 345............................................

ad. 2012 No. 260

R. 346............................................

ad. 2012 No. 260

Division 6A.5

 

Div. 6A.5 of Part 6A....................

ad. 2007 No. 217

R. 400............................................

ad. 2007 No. 217

Division 6A.6

 

Div. 6A.6 of Part 6A....................

ad. 2007 No. 217

R. 500............................................

ad. 2007 No. 217

Part 7

 

Part 7.............................................

ad. 2004 No. 296

R. 900............................................

ad. 2004 No. 296

 

am. 2005 No. 90

 

rs. 2012 No. 110

R. 901............................................

ad. 2004 No. 296

 

am. 2005 No. 90; 2010 No. 64

 

rs. 2012 No. 110

Part 9

 

Part 9.............................................

ad. 2012 No. 110

R. 920............................................

ad. 2012 No. 110

R. 921............................................

ad. 2012 No. 110

R. 922............................................

ad. 2012 No. 110

Schedule......................................

rep. 2004 No. 16

Table A                  Application, saving or transitional provisions

Select Legislative Instrument 2010 No. 64

4            Transitional

         (1)   The provisions mentioned in subregulation (2) apply to an application for reconsideration of a decision mentioned in those provisions that is received by the relevant authority, Board or Minister before the day these Regulations commence if:

                 (a)     the authority, Board or Minister has not confirmed, varied or reversed the decision; and

                (b)     it is not more than 30 days after the day the application is received.

         (2)   For subregulation (1), the provisions are the following provisions of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995:

                 (a)     regulation 124 as amended by these Regulations, other than the amendment of paragraph 124 (1) (b);

                (b)     regulation 316 as amended by these Regulations, other than the amendment of paragraph 316 (1) (b).