Annual Report 2010-2011 National Environment Protection Council
Tabled paper 1729
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National Environmental Protection Council annual report 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 158 D IE SE L V E H IC L E E M IS SI O N S PART 1 GENERAL INFORMATION NEPM details Title: National Environment Protection (Diesel Vehicle Emissions) Measure. Made by Council: 29 June 2001. Commencement date: 18 July 2001 (advertised in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. GN 28, 18 July 2001, p. 2014). NEPM goal (or purpose) The goal of the National Environment Protection (Diesel Vehicle Emissions) Measure is set out in clause 10 of the measure as follows: The goal of this Measure is to reduce exhaust emissions from diesel vehicles, by facilitating compliance with in-service emissions standards for diesel vehicles. Desired environmental outcomes The desired environmental outcome of the National Environment Protection (Diesel Vehicle Emissions) Measure is set out in clause 11 of the measure as follows: The desired environmental outcome of this Measure is to reduce pollution from in-service diesel vehicles. Evaluation criteria The National Environment Protection (Diesel Vehicle Emissions) Measure has been evaluated against the evaluation criteria for this NEPM. PART 2 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEPM AND ANY SIGNIFICANT ISSUES Legislative, regulatory and administrative framework Table 1: Summary of implementation frameworks Jurisdiction Summary of implementation frameworks Commonwealth The NEPM is implemented administratively. The NEPM is supported by the Australian Design Rules under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989, Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 and fuel tax credit arrangements. New South Wales The key legislative instruments are the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and the Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation 2010. Victoria The primary legislative tools are the Environment Protection (Vehicle Emissions) Regulations 2003 under the Environment Protection Act 1970. Queensland The NEPM is implemented by the National Environment Protection Council (Queensland) Act 1994. Western Australia The NEPM is implemented by the National Environment Protection Council (Western Australia) Act 1996, the Environmental Protection Act 1986, the Road Traffic (Vehicle Standards) Rules 2002 and through programs under the Perth Air Quality Management Plan. South Australia The transitional provisions in the Environment Protection (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2005 enable the NEPM to continue to operate as an Environment Protection Policy. Tasmania The NEPM is a State Policy under the State Policies and Projects Act 1993. Australian Capital Territory The key legislative instrument is the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2000. Northern Territory Vehicle performance standards are enforced under the Motor Vehicles Act and the Australian Vehicle Standard Rules. NEPC Report on the implementation of the Diesel Vehicle Emissions NEPM
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