Report of the Third Review of the National Environment Protection Council Acts (Commonwealth State and Territory) December 2012 National Environment Protection Council Response to the Report of the Third Review of the National Protection Council Acts
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11 National Environment Protection Council NEPC Acts Third Review Response 2013 FOURTH TERM OF REFERENCE: THE REVIEW SHOULD RECOMMEND WHETHER ANY AMENDMENTS TO THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COUNCIL ACT AND/OR THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION MEASURES PROCESS SHOULD BE PROGRESSED AT THIS TIME Any significant amendments to the National Environment Protection Council Act are best progressed in conjunction with other related reform measures. RECOMMENDATION 4.4 BROADENING THE SCOPE OF THE TOOLKIT FOR NATIONAL ACTION As the Standing Council on Environment and Water considers the National Plan for Clean Air, the Council of Australian Governments Chemicals Reforms Program and other priorities, consideration should be given to adopting a framework approach in any legislative proposals to maximise the utility of the toolkit available for national action. Such proposals should include consideration of amendment of the National Environment Protection Council Acts, as well as alternative legislative approaches. Response Given competing priorities for development of enabling or amending legislation, rather than moving immediately to undertake amendments to the National Environment Protection Council Act, this could be done at the time that government may move to implement new legislation or amend existing legislation relating to implementing its priorities for actionsuch as any legislative changes which may emerge from consideration of the National Plan for Clean Air or the Council of Australian Governments Chemicals Reform Program.
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