Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991 No 60

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Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991 No 60

Assented to 12.12.1991.

Date of commencement, Part 1, secs 15 and 18, Sch 1, item (2) of the provisions of Sch 3 relating to the Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Trust Act 1990, item (4) (a) of the provisions of Sch 3 relating to the Public Sector Management Act 1988 and cl 3 of Part 2 of Sch 4 excepted, 1.3.1992, sec 2 and GG No 26 of 21.2.1992, p 1043.

Date of commencement of Part 1, secs 15 and 18, Sch 1, item (4) (a) of the provisions of Sch 3 relating to the Public Sector Management Act 1988 and cl 3 of Part 2 of Sch 4, 16.12.1991, sec 2 and GG No 176 of 13.12.1991, p 10528.

Date of commencement of item (2) of the provisions of Sch 3 relating to the Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Trust Act 1990, 1.7.1992, sec 2 and GG No 26 of 21.2.1992, p 1043.

Government Sector Finance Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2018 No 70

Assented to 22.11.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 1.12.2018, sec 2 (1) and 2018 (673) LW 30.11.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 4.87, 1.7.2021, sec 2(1) and 2021 (305) LW 25.6.2021.

Forestry Legislation Amendment Act 2018 No 40

Assented to 27.06.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.10, 9.11.2018, sec 2 and 2018 (620) LW 9.11.2018.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017 No 22

Assented to 01.06.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.16, 7 days after assent, sec 2 (1).

Protection of the Environment Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Act 2017 No 21

Assented to 01.06.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.6.2017, sec 2 (1).

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63

Assented to 23.11.2016.

Date of commencement, 25.8.2017, sec 1.2 and 2017 (459) LW 25.8.2017.

Protection of the Environment Operations Amendment (Enforcement of Gas and Other Petroleum Legislation) Act 2015 No 42

Assented to 02.11.2015.

Date of commencement, 1.12.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (695) LW 20.11.2015.

Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No 65

Assented to 28.10.2014.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2015, sec 2 and 2014 (835) LW 19.12.2014.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 No 33

Assented to 24.06.2014.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.25, 4.7.2014, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2013 No 111

Assented to 03.12.2013.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 3.1.2014, sec 2 (1).

Protection of the Environment Operations Amendment (Illegal Waste Disposal) Act 2013 No 60

Assented to 03.09.2013.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.10.2013, sec 2 and 2013 (553) LW 27.9.2013.

State Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Act 2013 No 50

Assented to 26.06.2013.

Date of commencement of Sch 6, 1.7.2013, Sch 6.

Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No 63

Assented to 16.11.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, 29.2.2012, sec 2 and 2012 (13) LW 20.1.2012.

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 No 95

Assented to 03.12.2008.

Date of commencement, 1.5.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (122) LW 17.4.2009.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 No 27

Assented to 04.07.2007.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, assent, sec 2 (2).

Public Sector Employment Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No 2

Assented to 13.03.2006.

Date of commencement, 17.3.2006, sec 2 and GG No 35 of 17.3.2006, p 1378.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2003 No 82

Assented to 27.11.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.27, assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2002 No 112

Assented to 29.11.2002.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.14, 28.4.2003, Sch 2.14 and GG No 74 of 17.4.2003, p 4487.

Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2001 No 58

Assented to 17.07.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.6, 8.10.2001, sec 2 and GG No 143 of 21.9.2001, p 7867.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No 53

Assented to 29.06.2000.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, assent, sec 2 (1).

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sentencing) Act 1999 No 94

Assented to 08.12.1999.

Date of commencement of sec 7 and Sch 5, 1.1.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 144 of 24.12.1999, p 12184.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1999 No 85

Assented to 03.12.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).

Pesticides Act 1999 No 80

Assented to 03.12.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.5 [1], 1.1.2000, sec 2 and GG No 144 of 24.12.1999, p 12189.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.5 [2] and [3], 1.7.2000, sec 2 and GG No 144 of 24.12.1999, p 12189.

Protection of the Environment Administration Amendment (Environmental Education) Act 1998 No 167

Assented to 14.12.1998.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 (Sch 1 [2]–[6], so much of Sch 1 [9] as inserts sec 28 (8) and (9) and Sch 1 [15] excepted), 14.1.1999, sec 2 (1) and GG No 4 of 8.1.1999, p 14.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [2]–[6], 1.7.1999, sec 2 (2) and GG No 178 of 24.12.1998, p 9952.

So much of Sch 1 [9] as inserts sec 28 (8) and (9) and Sch 1 [15] were not commenced and were repealed by the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999 No 31.

Environmental Trust Act 1998 No 82

Assented to 14.07.1998.

Date of commencement, 9.11.1998, sec 2 and GG No 155 of 30.10.1998, p 8511.

Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156

Assented to 19.12.1997.

Date of commencement, 1.7.1999, sec 2 and GG No 178 of 24.12.1998, p 9952.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1997 No 147

Assented to 17.12.1997.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.21, assent, sec 2 (2).

Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 No 140

Assented to 17.12.1997.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.5, 1.6.1998, sec 2 and GG No 79 of 15.5.1998, p 3368.

Road and Rail Transport (Dangerous Goods) Act 1997 No 113

Assented to 09.12.1997.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.5, 20.4.1998, sec 2 and GG No 67 of 9.4.1998, p 2491.

Waste Minimisation and Management Act 1995 No 102

Assented to 22.12.1995.

Date of commencement of the provisions of Sch 6 relating to the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991, 19.1.1996, sec 2 and GG No 5 of 19.1.1996, p 164.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1995 No 99

Assented to 21.12.1995.

Date of commencement of the provisions of Sch 1 relating to the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991, assent, sec 2 (2).

Public Sector Management Amendment Act 1995 No 36

Assented to 25.09.1995.

Date of commencement, 13.10.1995, sec 2.

Amending legislation

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1995 No 99

Assented to 21.12.1995.

Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 2 relating to the Public Sector Management Amendment Act 1995, assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law Revision (Local Government) Act 1995 No 11

Assented to 09.06.1995.

Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 1 relating to the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991, 23.6.1995, sec 2 (1) and GG No 77 of 23.6.1995, p 3279.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1993 No 108

Assented to 02.12.1993.

Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 2 relating to the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991, assent, Sch 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993 No 46

Assented to 15.06.1993.

Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 2 relating to the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991, 16.12.1991, Sch 2.

Protection of the Environment Administration (Amendment) Act 1993 No 40

Assented to 08.06.1993.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1992 No 57

Assented to 08.10.1992.

Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 1 relating to the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991, assent, Sch 1.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 No 34

Assented to 18.05.1992.

Date of commencement of the provisions of Sch 2 relating to the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991, assent, Sch 2.

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Sec 3

Am 1993 No 46, Sch 2; 1995 No 36, Sch 6; 1995 No 102, Sch 6; 1997 No 113, Sch 1.5; 1997 No 140, Sch 1.5; 1997 No 147, Sch 1.21; 1997 No 156, Sch 4.15 [1]–[3]; 1998 No 82, Sch 2.2; 1999 No 80, Sch 3.5 [1] [2]; 2001 No 58, Sch 3.6; 2002 No 112, Sch 2.14; 2007 No 27, Sch 2.41; 2008 No 95, Sch 2.8; 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [1] [2]; 2015 No 42, Sch 2.3; 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [1].

Sec 4

Am 1997 No 156, Sch 4.15 [4].

Sec 6

Am 1997 No 156, Sch 4.15 [6]; 2016 No 63, Sch 11.7.

Sec 7

Am 1997 No 156, Sch 4.15 [5]; 2006 No 2, Sch 4.54 [1]; 2014 No 33, Sch 3.25 [1].

Sec 10

Am 1997 No 156, Sch 4.15 [7] [8]; 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [1]; 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [2].

Sec 12

Am 1992 No 34, Sch 2; 1995 No 11, Sch 1.

Sec 12A

Ins 1993 No 40, sec 3.

Sec 13

Am 1997 No 156, Sch 4.15 [9]; 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 13A

Ins 1997 No 156, Sch 4.15 [10].

Sec 14

Am 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 15

Am 1995 No 102, Sch 6; 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 16

Am 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [3]; 2003 No 82, Sch 1.27; 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [5] [6].

Sec 17

Am 1997 No 156, Sch 4.15 [11]; 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [4]–[6]; 1999 No 80, Sch 3.5 [3]; 2013 No 60, Sch 2; 2018 No 40, Sch 3.10 [1].

Part 5, Div 3, heading

Am 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [7].

Sec 18

Rep 1995 No 36, Sch 6. Ins 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [8]. Am 2014 No 33, Sch 3.25 [2].

Sec 18A

Ins 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [8].

Sec 19

Am 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 20

Rep 2006 No 2, Sch 4.54 [2].

Sec 21

Am 1995 No 99, Sch 1; 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [3].

Part 6, heading

Am 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [7]. Subst 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [3].

Part 6, Div 1

Rep 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [4].

Sec 22

Am 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [8]. Rep 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [4].

Part 6, Div 2

Rep 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [4].

Sec 23

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 2.15 [1]. Rep 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [4].

Sec 24

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 2.15 [2]; 2011 No 63, Sch [3]. Rep 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [4].

Sec 25

Rep 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [4].

Part 6, Div 3

Subst 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [9]. Rep 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [4].

Secs 26, 27

Subst 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [9]. Rep 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [4].

Sec 28

Subst 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [9] (am 1999 No 31, Sch 1.36 [1]). Am 2013 No 111, Sch 2.12. Rep 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [4].

Secs 28A–28C

Ins 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [9]. Rep 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [4].

Part 6, Div 4, heading

Rep 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [5].

Sec 32

Subst 1992 No 57, Sch 1.

Sec 34

Am 2018 No 70, Sch 4.87.

Sec 34A

Ins 2013 No 50, Sch 6. Am 2014 No 65, Sch 4 [1]; 2017 No 22, Sch 1.16; 2018 No 40, Sch 3.10 [2]; 2018 No 70, Sch 3.51.

Sec 35

Am 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [10]; 2000 No 53, Sch 2.15 [3] [4]; 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [3]; 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [6] [7].

Sec 36

Am 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 40

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.

Sch 1

Am 1992 No 34, Sch 2; 1995 No 102, Sch 6; 1997 No 156, Sch 4.15 [12]–[16]; 1999 No 94, sec 7 (2) and Sch 5, Part 2; 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [3] [9]–[11]; 2014 No 33, Sch 3.25 [3] [4].

Sch 2, heading

Am 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [11]. Subst 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [8].

Sch 2

Am 1992 No 34, Sch 2; 1993 No 108, Sch 2; 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [12]–[14] [16]; 1999 No 94, sec 7 (2) and Sch 5, Part 2; 2014 No 33, Sch 3.25 [5]; 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [9]–[17].

Sch 2A

Ins 2014 No 33, Sch 3.25 [6].

Sch 3

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.

Sch 4

Am 1998 No 167, Sch 1 [17]–[19]; 2011 No 63, Sch 1 [12] [13]; 2014 No 65, Sch 4 [2]; 2017 No 21, Sch 2 [18].

Protection of the Environment Administration Bill 1991

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