Part of a package of three bills, the bill amends the:
Ozone Protection Act 1989 to: provide for a national regulatory scheme for the management of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases used as their replacements; ratify the Beijing Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer which requires a ban on trade in and manufacture of bromochloromethane, and a ban on trade in hydrochlorofluorocarbons with certain countries; change the long and short titles of the Act; and
Evidence Act 1995 and
Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 to reflect the title change of the
Ozone Protection Act 1989 to the
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989. Also contains application and transitional provisions.