In mid 2020 ABRI became aware of the QLD Environmental Regulation 62 ERA 62 which saw a reduction in storage limits along with significant increases in permit fees. A meeting was held with the Department to highlight industry concerns and discuss options.
In October 2020, ABRI met with Khokan Bagchi & Jason Dunn at the Hazardous Waste Branch, Agriculture, Water & Environment to discuss the Implications & opportunities for battery recycling in the context of hazardous waste regulation.
ABRI was asked to respond to the National Transport Commission Issues Paper: Examining the legal framework for the land transport of dangerous goods (June 2020). We believe the recommendation to harmonise the implementation of the ADG is an essential and would be a major improvement to regulation of battery transport in Australia.
ABRI was asked to comment on proposed amendments to the UN Model Regulations (for transport of dangerous goods). These changes are generally adopted into the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, as a matter of course, and as such we have prepared a submission.