Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989

The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 is federal Government legislation that sets out the system of system of controls on the manufacture, import and export of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gasses and provide industry a framework for responsible management of scheduled substances so as to minimise their impact on the atmosphere.

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989
Section 3 - The objectives of this Act are:

  1. to institute, for the purpose of giving effect to Australia's obligations under the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol, a system of controls on the manufacture, import and export of ozone depleting substances and SGGs; and
  2. to institute, and to provide for the institution of, specific controls on the manufacture, import, export, distribution and use of equipment that contains such substances or uses such substances in its operation; and
  3. to use the best endeavours to encourage Australian industry to:
    1. replace ozone depleting substances and SGGs; and
    2. achieve a faster and greater reduction in the levels of production and use of ozone depleting substances and SGGs than are provided for in the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol;
  4. to the extent that such replacements and achievements are reasonably possible within the limits imposed by the availability of suitable alternate substances, and appropriate technology and devices; and
  5. to provide controls on the manufacture, import, export and use of SGGs, for the purposes of giving effect to Australia's obligations under the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol; and
  6. to promote the responsible management of scheduled substances so as to minimise their impact on the atmosphere.

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