30 Mar 2017
House of Representatives
Environment and Energy
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Act 1995,
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 and
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Act 1995 to: implement Australia’s commitment to phase-down import, export and production of hydrofluorocarbons from 1 January 2018, in advance of the global phase-down implemented under the Montreal Protocol, as amended by the Kigali Amendment; amend provisions in relation to the hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) phase-out and prohibit the use of new HCFCs from 1 January 2020 other than for permitted uses; implement Australia’s obligations under the Kyoto Protocol to regulate two newly listed synthetic greenhouse gases; amend provisions in relation to equipment bans and ensure that the provisions apply consistently to all entities regulated under the Act; and amend provisions in relation to licensing and reporting requirements.