What's new in law 2007

Recent significant changes to legislation administered by DECC and related topics are listed below. Links to the text of the new Act, Regulation or Bill are provided where available (obtained from the NSW legislation or NSW Parliament websites in PDF format).

  • For a list of legislation administered by OEH, see legislation.
  • See the Glossary for explanations of these terms: assent, Bill, gazette.

September 2007

  • The Radiation Control Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2007 (gazetted 7.9.2007) makes a number of changes to the Radiation Control Regulation 2003, including: (1) exempting registered dentists and dental auxiliaries from certain licensing requirements under the Radiation Control Act 1990; (2) enabling the Minister to grant exemptions for licensed radiation professionals and their equipment from licensing and registration requirements in NSW in an emergency situation; (3) introducing the option of a three year licence in addition to the current one year licence; and (4) extending certain exemptions from licensing and registration requirements.

August 2007

July 2007

  • Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 makes a number of minor changes to legislation administered by the DECC, including: (1) inserting a standard provision penalty notice provision into the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997; (2) clarifying that the administrative fees for pesticide control notices under the Pesticides Act 1999 are not payable for the variation or revocation of a notice and may be waived by the EPA without an application being made for such a waiver; (4) clarifying that "approved form" for an application for a biobanking statement in the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 ("TSC Act") means approved by the Director-General; (5) inserting an asterisk in front of certain species and communities in Schedules 1 and 2 to the TSC Act; (6) other miscellaneous changes to the Sch 2 to the TSC Act.
  • Energy and Utilities Administration Amendment (Climate Change Fund) Act 2007 amends Part 6A of the Energy and Utilities Administration Act 1987 ("Energy and Utilities Act") to establish the Climate Change Fund. The Climate Change Fund is a consolidation of the Energy Savings Fund and Water Savings Fund previously established under the Energy and Utilities Act.  The purposes of the Climate Change Fund are similar to the previous funds (e.g. to provide funding to encourage water and energy savings) but have been widened to providing funding to reduce the impacts of climate change and for water savings measures (e.g. rainwater tanks) in any area of the State.

June 2007

  • Protection Of The Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Licensing Fees) Regulation 2007 (gazetted 29.6.2007) amends the Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 1998 to change licence fees payable. The administrative fee unit will increase from $95 to $100. The pollutant fee unit will increase from $35 to $36.75. New load based fees will apply to licensed premises in the Sydney Basin area that emit nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile compounds of hydrogen and carbon (VOCs) in the summer period.

March 2007

February 2007

January 2007

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