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EXPORT INSPECTION AND MEAT (ESTABLISHMENT REGISTRATION CHARGES) REGULATIONS(AMENDMENT) 1996 NO. 81EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
STATUTORY RULES 1996 No. 81
Issued by the authority of the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy
Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Act 1985
Export Inspection and Meat (Establishment Registration Charges) Regulations (Amendment)
Section 9 of the Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Act 1985 (the Act) provides that the Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with the Act, prescribing matters required or permitted by the Act to be prescribed, or necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to the Act.
The Export Inspection and Meat (Establishment Registration Charges) Regulations (the Regulations) prescribe establishment classifications and rates of charge imposed by the Act.
The purpose of the proposed Export Inspection and Meat (Establishment Registration Charges) Regulations (Amendment) is to correct minor errors of omission which occurred in a previous amendment (being Statutory Rules 1996 No. 17) which reduced existing meat establishment charges for 1995/1996 financial year and added an additional establishment classification and charge.
The omission relates to references to Schedule 3 of the Regulations entitled "Registration charges for meat establishments registered in the financial year commencing on 1 July 1993". This Schedule was relevant at the time it was legislated due to different fee rates between 1993/94 and 1994/95 but is no longer required. The previous amendment omitted the regulation relating to the use of this Schedule, but other references to it were not omitted.
Details of the Regulations are as follows:
Regulation 1 - Amendment and Commencement
Subregulation 1.1 provides for the Export Inspection and Meat (Establishment Registration Charges) Regulations to be amended with commencement on gazettal.
Regulation 2 - Interpretation
Subregulation 2.1 and subregulation 2.2 amend the definition of "apportionment factor" to exclude references to Schedule 3 and alter the item reference in line with the previous amendment (Statutory Rules No. 17). The item numbering for Schedule 2 was amended in that previous amendment.
Regulation 3 - Establishment specified in more than one item
Subregulation 3.1 omits sub-regulation 9(2) from the Regulations. This subregulation is no longer relevant as it refers to Schedule 3 which relates to 1993194 financial year only.
Regulation 4 - Apportionment factors for calculation of charge
Subregulation 4.1 updates subregulation 13(1) by removing the reference to Schedule 3.
Subregulation 4.2 and subregulation 4.3 updates subregulation 13(2) by removing the references to Schedule 3.
Regulation 5 - Schedule 3
Subregulation 5.1 omits the Schedule 3, "Registration charges for meat establishments registered in the financial year commencing on 1 July 1993." This Schedule referred to the amount of charge in the financial year commencing on 1 July 1993 and is no longer applicable.