Consultation on Australia’s Draft Regulations for the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme
The Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities will release an exposure draft of the Product Stewardship (Television and Computer) Regulations 2011 (the Regulations) which will underpin the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme in early September 2011 for a four week public consultation period. Following the consultation process, the Regulations are expected to be made into law before the end of 2011.
Consultation on the exposure draft of the Regulations allows all stakeholders and interested members of the community the opportunity to consider and contribute to the final content of the Regulations and operation of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. Consultation on the draft Regulations builds on the extensive consultation undertaken in March and April 2011 on the proposed design of the Regulations.
Public meetings will be held nationally between 13 September 2011 and 21 September 2011 in all Australian capital cities.
|Tues 13 September 2011||Sydney||10:00am – 12:00pm||Rydges World Square|
|Tues 13 September 2011||Adelaide||8:30am – 10:30am||Rydges South Park|
|Wed 14 September 2011||Brisbane||9:30am – 11:30am||Mantra South Bank|
|Wed 14 September 2011||Melbourne||8:30am – 10:30am||Oaks on Collins|
|Mon 19 September 2011||Canberra||8:30am – 10:30am||National Portrait Gallery|
|Tues 20 September 2011||Hobart||11:00am – 13:00pm||Grande Mercure Hadley’s Hotel|
|Tues 20 September 2011||Darwin||9:30am – 11:30am||Mantra Pandanas|
|Wed 21 September 2011||Perth||8:30am – 10:30am||The New Esplanade Hotel|
There is also an opportunity for face-to-face discussions with Australian Government officials in a set number of meetings for individuals or organisations who have a substantial interest in the Regulations. These meetings are limited to half hour sessions and pre-registration of interest is essential. The department regrets that it may not be able to accommodate all requests.
For planning purposes please pre-register your attendance at the public meetings or the bilateral meetings as soon as possible (at least 3 business days before the scheduled date), by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, organisation, contact details and number/names of attendees. For those who pre-register for bilateral meetings, a departmental official will respond with confirmation of the meeting.
For more information on the public meetings, please visit www.environment.gov.au/ewaste. A copy of the exposure draft of the television and computer Regulations will also be available from this website once released.
Content provided courtesy of Cathy McGowan, A/g Director | Product Stewardship E-Waste Team, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities