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These regulations amend the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 to respond to feedback on the economic impact on regional aviation due to amendments made by the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Domestic Cargo) Regulations 2020, taking into account the broader impacts on industry that have arisen as a result of the global pandemic, while also maintaining or improving domestic air cargo security.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 25 Jun 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR03-Aug-2021
Tabled Senate03-Aug-2021
To be repealed 02 Jul 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Domestic Air Cargo—Regional Airports) Regulations 2021

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 24 June 2021

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Karen Andrews

Minister for Home Affairs

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments commencing first                                                                                  2

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005                                                                               2

Schedule 2—Amendments commencing later                                                                                 3

Part 1—Stage 1 amendments                                                                                                              3

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005                                                                               3

Part 2—Stage 2 amendments                                                                                                              4

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005                                                                               4

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Domestic Air Cargo—Regional Airports) Regulations 2021.

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.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered.

26 June 2021

2.  Schedule 1

The day after this instrument is registered.

26 June 2021

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Domestic Cargo) Regulations 2020.

1 July 2021

4.  Schedule 2, Part 2

1 July 2022.

1 July 2022

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 Aviation Transport Security Act 2004.

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 commencing first

  

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005

1  Regulation 1.03

Insert:

foreign consignment security declaration has the meaning given by subregulation 4.41D(3).

2  Regulation 4.41D

Before “A security declaration”, insert “(1)”.

3  Regulation 4.41D

After “a document that”, insert “is covered by subregulation (3) or that”.

4  At the end of regulation 4.41D

Add:

             (2)  To avoid doubt:

                     (a)  a document issued by a known consignor and described in paragraphs (1)(a) and (c) is a security declaration even if the information described in subparagraph (1)(c)(vi):

                              (i)  is not included by the known consignor at the time of issue; and

                             (ii)  is later included in the document by a RACA or a cargo examining aircraft operator; and

                     (b)  the RACA or cargo examining aircraft operator does not issue the document merely by including that information in the document.

             (3)  This subregulation covers a document (the foreign consignment security declaration) that:

                     (a)  relates to cargo that originates overseas; and

                     (b)  is issued by a person with functions like those of a known consignor, a RACA or a cargo examining aircraft operator, when the cargo is in the possession of the person overseas; and

                     (c)  is in English or can be readily translated into English by a RACA, or a cargo examining aircraft operator, who handles the cargo in Australia; and

                     (d)  includes details of how the person assessed the cargo; and

                     (e)  states that the cargo does not contain an unauthorised explosive.

5  Paragraph 4.41F(7)(a)

After “a security declaration”, insert “, except a foreign consignment security declaration,”.

6  Subregulation 4.41G(3) (paragraph (b) of the definition of loading person)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  an aircraft operator of a prescribed air service; or

Schedule 2Amendments commencing later

Part 1Stage 1 amendments

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005

1  At the end of subregulation 4.41A(2)

Add:

                   ; (c)  the cargo is to be loaded onto the aircraft at:

                              (i)  a designated airport; or

                             (ii)  a tier 1 security controlled airport.

2  In the appropriate position in Part 10

Insert:

Division 19Amendments made by the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Domestic Air Cargo—Regional Airports) Regulations 2021

10.43  Application of new paragraph 4.41A(2)(c)

                   Paragraph 4.41A(2)(c), as added by Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Domestic Air Cargo—Regional Airports) Regulations 2021, applies to cargo that is to be loaded onto an aircraft after the commencement of that Part.

Part 2Stage 2 amendments

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005

3  At the end of paragraph 4.41A(2)(c)

Add:

                     ; or (iii)  a tier 2 security controlled airport; or

                            (iv)  Bankstown Airport; or

                             (v)  Essendon Fields Airport.

4  At the end of Division 19 of Part 10

Add:

10.44  Application of amended paragraph 4.41A(2)(c)

                   Paragraph 4.41A(2)(c), as amended by Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Domestic Air Cargo—Regional Airports) Regulations 2021, applies to cargo that is to be loaded onto an aircraft after the commencement of that Part.