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These guidelines repeal and replace the Fuel Quality Standards (Register of Prohibited Fuel Additives) Guidelines 2003 and ensure a consistent and objective process is followed in determining whether a fuel additive should be entered into or removed from the Register of Prohibited Fuel Additives.
Administered by: Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Registered 27 Sep 2019
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Tabled HR14-Oct-2019
Tabled Senate14-Oct-2019
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Fuel Quality Standards (Register of Prohibited Fuel Additives) Guidelines 2019

I, Jo Evans, as delegate of the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, make the following guidelines.

Dated   20 September 2019

Jo Evans

Acting Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy

 

  

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

5............ Guidelines for making a decision.................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                                                       3

Fuel Quality Standards (Register of Prohibited Fuel Additives) Guidelines 2003                  3

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Fuel Quality Standards (Register of Prohibited Fuel Additives) Guidelines 2019.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 October 2019.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 36 of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

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                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

5  Guidelines for making a decision

             (1)  The Minister must have regard to the matters mentioned in subsection (2) when deciding whether or not to:

                     (a)  enter a fuel additive, or a class of fuel additives, in the Register; or

                     (b)  remove a fuel additive, or a class of fuel additives, from the Register.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the matters are as follows:

                     (a)  the effect that the fuel additive or class of fuel additives has, or will have, on emissions;

                     (b)  the effect that the fuel additive or class of fuel additives has, or will have, on the operation and durability of engines, fuel and exhaust systems and pollution control systems;

                     (c)  the effect that the fuel additive or class of fuel additives has, will have, or is likely to have, on the environment;

                     (d)  the effect that the fuel additive or class of fuel additives has, will have, or is likely to have, on human health and safety;

                     (e)  the effect that the listing or removal of the fuel additive or class of fuel additives would have on the interests of consumers;

                      (f)  the availability and cost of alternatives to the fuel additive or class of fuel additives;

                     (g)  any existing State or Territory regulation of the fuel additive or class of fuel additives;

                     (h)  any previous decisions made under the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 relating to the fuel additive or class of fuel additives;

                      (i)  to the extent reasonably practicable—any international regulations or international standards concerning the fuel additive or class of fuel additives;

                      (j)  to the extent reasonably practicable—any relevant scientific advice and research in relation to the fuel additive or class of fuel additives;

                     (k)  the effect that the fuel additive or class of fuel additives has, or will have, on economic and regional development.