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This instrument amends the Regulations to specify the particulars of a proposed export of hazardous waste, namely hexachlorobenzene, that is currently stored by Orica Australia Pty Ltd in Matraville, New South Wales to Finland for final disposal by high temperature incineration on land and removes the current regulation 5A because it is redundant.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 02 Sep 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Sep-2016
Tabled Senate12-Sep-2016
Date of repeal 04 Sep 2016
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Table of contents.

 

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment (Hexachlorobenzene) Regulation 2016

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated 01 September 2016

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Josh Frydenberg

Minister for the Environment and Energy

 

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Regulations 1996                                2

 


1  Name

                   This is the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment (Hexachlorobenzene) Regulation 2016.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

3 September 2016

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Regulations 1996

1  Regulation 5A

Repeal the regulation, substitute:

5A  Export particulars—hexachlorobenzene

                   The following particulars are specified for the purposes of paragraph 18A(2)(a) of the Act:

                     (a)  the hazardous waste to be exported is hexachlorobenzene and other chlorinated waste that contains hexachlorobenzene;

                     (b)  up to 135 tonnes of the waste is to be exported to Finland, which is a party to the Basel Convention, for disposal;

                     (c)  the waste is stored by Orica Australia Pty Ltd of 16‑20 Beauchamp Road, Matraville, New South Wales 2036;

                     (d)  the waste is stored in 200 litre steel drums contained within 20 foot shipping containers;

                     (e)  the drums and containers are to be transported by road to Port Botany, New South Wales, where they are to be loaded onto ships for export to a facility in Finland;

                      (f)  the waste is to be disposed of in the facility by high temperature incineration on land.