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SR 1996 No. 284 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures) Regulations 2017
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Registered 12 Jul 2017
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Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Regulations 1996

Statutory Rules No. 284, 1996

made under the

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989

Compilation No. 11

Compilation date:                              1 July 2017

Includes amendments up to:            F2017L00788

Registered:                                         12 July 2017

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Regulations 1996 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 July 2017 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name of Regulations........................................................................... 1

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

4............ Waste that is not household waste....................................................... 1

5............ Application for Basel export permit—information to be given to foreign country    2

5A......... Export particulars—hexachlorobenzene.............................................. 2

6............ Application to vary Basel export permit—information to be given to foreign country             2

7............ Approval of recovery facilities............................................................ 2

8............ Review of decisions............................................................................ 3

9............ Requests for further information......................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Text of items B1010, B2020, B3010, B3020 and B3030 as modified by subregulation 4(2)                                      4

Endnotes                                                                                                                                      8

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                              8

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                  9

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             10

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           11

 


1  Name of Regulations

                   These Regulations are the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Regulations 1996.

3  Definitions

                   In these Regulations:

Act means the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989.

recovery operation means an operation mentioned in Part B of Annex IV to the Basel Convention.

Note 1:       The following terms are defined in the Act:

·      Basel Convention

·      Basel export permit

·      Basel import permit

·      competent authority

·      foreign country

·      hazardous waste.

Note 2:       An expression in these Regulations has the same meaning that it has in the Act: see paragraph 13(1)(b) of the Legislation Act 2003.

4  Waste that is not household waste

             (1)  For the definition of household waste in section 4 of the Act, waste mentioned in items B1010, B2020, B3010, B3020 and B3030 of Annex IX (List B) to the Basel Convention is not household waste.

             (2)  For subregulation (1), item B3010 is taken to be modified by omitting “a specification:” and inserting “a standard (other than bale properties) not less strict than the standard applicable to the resin type, product type and category of the material, set out in Scrap Specifications Circular 1998, Guidelines for Plastic Scrap: P‑98, published by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc in 1998:”.

Note 1:       The parts of the standard set out in Scrap Specifications Circular 1998 that apply to materials in item B3010 deal with the following matters about scrap plastic:

·      contamination

·      hazardous materials

·      moisture

·      storage.

Note 2:       Items B1010, B2020, B3010, B3020 and B3030 of Annex IX (List B) to the Basel Convention, as taken to be modified by subregulation (2), are set out in Schedule 1.

5  Application for Basel export permit—information to be given to foreign country

                   For subsection 15A(3) of the Act, the Minister must give the competent authority of the foreign country the information mentioned in Annex VA to the Basel Convention.

Note:          The Basel Convention is in Australian Treaty Series 1992 No. 7 ([1992] ATS 7) and could in 2017 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).

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.

6  Application to vary Basel export permit—information to be given to foreign country

                   For subsection 28A(2) of the Act, the Minister must give the competent authority of the foreign country the information mentioned in Annex VA to the Basel Convention.

Note:          The Basel Convention is in Australian Treaty Series 1992 No. 7 ([1992] ATS 7) and could in 2017 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).

7  Approval of recovery facilities

             (1)  The Minister may approve, in writing, a facility for the purpose of carrying out recovery operations on hazardous waste imported under Basel import permits granted under the Act.

             (2)  The Minister must not approve a facility unless the Minister is satisfied that the facility is capable of carrying out recovery operations on hazardous waste in a manner appropriate to give effect to Australia's obligations under the Basel Convention.

8  Review of decisions

                   Application may be made under the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the Minister refusing to approve a facility under regulation 7.

9  Requests for further information

             (1)  This regulation applies to a person if:

                     (a)  the person makes a permit application or a variation application; and

                     (b)  the Minister gives the person a request under section 15 or 28 of the Act in relation to the application.

             (2)  The person must comply with the request before the later of the following times:

                     (a)  the end of 30 days after the request is given;

                     (b)  if the Minister, by written notice to the person, allows a longer period—the end of that longer period.

             (3)  If the person does not comply with the request before that time, the application is taken to be withdrawn at that time.

             (4)  Applications may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of decisions of the Minister under paragraph (2)(b) to refuse to allow a longer period for a request to be complied with.


Schedule 1Text of items B1010, B2020, B3010, B3020 and B3030 as modified by subregulation 4(2)

(regulation 4)

  

B1010

Metal and metal‑alloy wastes in metallic, non‑dispersible form:

·     Precious metals (gold, silver, the platinum group, but not mercury)

·     Iron and steel scrap

·     Copper scrap

·     Nickel scrap

·     Aluminium scrap

·     Zinc scrap

·     Tin scrap

·     Tungsten scrap

·     Molybdenum scrap

·     Tantalum scrap

·     Magnesium scrap

·     Cobalt scrap

·     Bismuth scrap

·     Titanium scrap

·     Zirconium scrap

·     Manganese scrap

·     Germanium scrap

·     Vanadium scrap

·     Scrap of hafnium, indium, niobium, rhenium and gallium

·     Thorium scrap

·     Rare earths scrap

B2020

Glass waste in non‑dispersible form:

·     Cullet and other waste and scrap of glass except for glass from cathode‑ray tubes and other activated glasses

B3010

Solid plastic waste:

The following plastic or mixed plastic materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a standard (other than bale properties) not less strict than the standard applicable to the resin type, product type and category of the material, set out in Scrap Specifications Circular 1998, Guidelines for Plastic Scrap: P‑98, published by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc in 1998:

·     Scrap plastic of non‑halogenated polymers and co‑polymers, including but not limited to the following[1]:

-      ethylene

-      styrene

-      polypropylene

-      polyethylene terephthalate

-      acrylonitrile

-      butadiene

-      polyacetals

-      polyamides

-      polybutylene terephthalate

-      polycarbonates

-      polyethers

-      polyphenylene sulphides

-      acrylic polymers

-      alkanes C10 – C13 (plasticiser)

-      polyurethane (not containing CFC’s)

-      polysiloxanes

-      polymethyl methacrylate

-      polyvinyl alcohol

-      polyvinyl butyral

-      polyvinyl acetate

·     Cured waste resins or condensation products including the following:

-        urea formaldehyde resins

-        phenol formaldehyde resins

-        melamine formaldehyde resins

-        epoxy resins

-        alkyd resins

-        polyamides

·     The following fluorinated polymer wastes[2]

-        perfluoroethylene/propylene (FEP)

-        perfluoroalkoxy alkane (PFA)

-        perfluoroalkoxy alkane (MFA)

-        polyvinylfluoride (PVF)

-        polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF)

B3020

Paper, paperboard and paper product wastes

The following materials, provided they are not mixed with hazardous wastes:

Waste and scrap of paper or paperboard of:

·     unbleached paper or paperboard or of corrugated paper or paperboard

·     other paper or paperboard, made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in the mass

·     paper or paperboard made mainly of mechanical pulp (for example newspapers, journals and similar printed matter)

·     other, including but not limited to

-        laminated paperboard

-        unsorted scrap

B3030

Textile wastes

The following materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a specification:

·     Silk waste (including cocoons unsuitable for reeling, yarn waste and garnetted stock)

-        not carded or combed

-        other

-        wastes shall not be mixed

-        problems arising from open‑burning practices to be considered

·     Waste of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair, including yarn waste but excluding garnetted stock

-        noils of wool or of fine animal hair

-        other waste of wool or of fine animal hair

-        waste of coarse animal hair

·     Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

-        yarn waste (including thread waste)

-        garnetted stock

-        other

·     Flax tow and waste

-        Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of true hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

-        Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of jute and other textile bast fibres (excluding flax, true hemp and ramie)

·     Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of sisal and other textile fibres of the genus Agave

·     Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of coconut

·     Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of abaca (Manila hemp or Musa textilis Nee)

·     Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) or ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, not elsewhere specified or included

 

 

·     Waste (including noils, yarn waste and garnetted stock) of man‑made fibres

-        of synthetic fibres

-        of artificial fibres

·     Worn clothing and other worn textile articles

·     Used rags, scrap twine, cordage, rope and cables and worn out articles of twine, cordage, rope or cables of textile materials

-        sorted

-        other

Note:       For the meaning of other wastes in item B3010, see paragraph 2 of Article 1 of the Basel Convention. The Basel Convention is in Australian Treaty Series 1992 No. 7 ([1992] ATS 7) and could in 2017 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Number and year

FRLI registration or gazettal

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

1996 No. 284

12 Dec 1996

12 Dec 1996

 

2001 No. 203

2 Aug 2001

2 Aug 2001

2003 No. 83

8 May 2003

8 May 2003

2005 No. 20

1 Mar 2005 (F2005L00156)

2 Mar 2005

2005 No. 253

15 Nov 2005 (F2005L03452)

16 Nov 2005

2007 No. 34

2 Mar 2007 (F2007L00553)

3 Mar 2007

2008 No. 231

2 Dec 2008 (F2008L04513)

3 Dec 2008

2010 No. 229

22 July 2010 (F2010L02115)

23 July 2010

74, 2014

16 June 2014 (F2014L00723)

17 June 2014

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Amendments) Regulation 2016

29 Feb 2016 (F2016L00170)

Sch 1 (item 20): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

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

2 Sept 2016 (F2016L01383)

Sch 1 (item 1): 3 Sept 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures) Regulations 2017

29 June 2017 (F2017L00788)

Sch 1 (items 6–9): 1 July 2017 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

r 1................................................

rs 2001 No 203

r 2................................................

rep LA s 48D

r 3................................................

am 2001 No 203; 2007 No 34; F2016L00170

r 4................................................

rs 2001 No 203

r 5................................................

am F2017L00788

r 5A..............................................

ad 2001 No 203

 

rs 2003 No 83; 2005 No 20

 

am 2005 No 253

 

rs No 74, 2014; F2016L01383

r 5B..............................................

ad 2001 No 203

 

rep 2003 No 83

 

ad 2007 No 34

 

rep No 74, 2014

r 5C..............................................

ad 2008 No 231

 

am 2010 No 229

 

rep No 74, 2014

r 6................................................

am F2017L00788

r 8................................................

am 2007 No 34

r 9................................................

ad F2017L00788

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1....................................

rs 2001 No 203

 

am F2017L00788


 



[1] It is understood that such scraps are completely polymerized.

[2] Post‑consumer wastes are excluded from this entry.