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Preliminary regulatory impact statements by ARPANSA for RPS3

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

In 2016, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) amended Schedule 5 of the 'Radiation Protection Standard for Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields - 3 kHz to 300 GHz (2002)'

Prior to this they consulted the Office of Best Practice Regulation regarding whether or not they needed a regulatory impact statement (RIS).

Please provide an electronic copy of any RIS preliminary assessment/s (or similar if known by a different name) sent to you by ARPANSA regarding the standard: RPS3 or Radiation Protection Series 3

Please also provide the outcome/advice from the preliminary assessment and correspondence to or from ARPANSA relating to that assessment be it via email or letter.

Yours faithfully,

charlie:faulk

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FOI/2019/091

 

Dear Mr Fauk

 

Thank you for your email dated 5 April 2019 to the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which you made a request to the
Department under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) in the
following terms:

 

In 2016, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
(ARPANSA) amended Schedule 5 of the 'Radiation Protection Standard for
Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields - 3 kHz to 300 GHz
(2002)'

 

Prior to this they consulted the Office of Best Practice Regulation
regarding whether or not they needed a regulatory impact statement (RIS).

 

Please provide an electronic copy of any RIS preliminary assessment/s (or
similar if known by a different name) sent to you by ARPANSA regarding the
standard: RPS3 or Radiation Protection Series 3

 

Please also provide the outcome/advice from the preliminary assessment and
correspondence to or from ARPANSA relating to that assessment be it via
email or letter.

 

Timeframe for receiving your decision

 

The Department received your request on 5 April 2019 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after
that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 6 May 2019.
The period of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances. We will
advise you if there is any extension of time.

 

Charges

 

Agencies may decide that an applicant is liable to pay a charge in respect
of a request for access to documents. If the Department decides that you
are liable to pay a charge, we will send you a preliminary assessment of
the charge as soon as possible.

 

Publication of documents

 

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log at
[1]http://www.dpmc.gov.au/pmc/accountabilit...,
subject to certain exceptions. If you think you might wish to raise any
objections to the publication of any of the information which may be
released to you please contact us by email at [2][DPMC request email].  If you
do wish to object to the publication of information, you would need to
provide supporting reasons.

 

Exclusion of officers’ names and contact details

 

For documents that fall within scope of the request, it is the
Department’s policy to withhold:

·         any person’s signature;

·         the names and contact details of Australian Public Service
officers not in the Senior Executive Service (SES);

·         the mobile or direct numbers of SES officers;

·         the names and contact details of Ministerial staff at a level
below Chief of Staff.

 

The names and other details of SES officers will not be withheld unless
there is some reason for that information to be exempt from release. If
you require signatures, the names and contact details of non-SES officers
or Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff, or the mobile or
direct numbers of SES officers please let us know at [3][DPMC request email] so
the decision-maker may consider; otherwise we will take it that you agree
to that information being excluded from the scope of your request (that
is, the information will be treated as irrelevant and redacted from any
documents for release).

 

We will write again when the Department has more information.  Further
information on FOI processing can be found at the website of the Office of
the Australian Information Commissioner at
[4]http://www.oaic.gov.au/foi-portal/about_....

 

Sincerely

 

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [5][DPMC request email] | w. [6]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[7]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

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FOI/2019/091

 

Dear Mr Faulk,

 

I refer to your request dated 5 April 2019 to the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet (the Department) seeking access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) in the following terms:

 

In 2016, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
(ARPANSA) amended Schedule 5 of the 'Radiation Protection Standard for
Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields - 3 kHz to 300 GHz
(2002)'

 

Prior to this they consulted the Office of Best Practice Regulation
regarding whether or not they needed a regulatory impact statement (RIS).

 

Please provide an electronic copy of any RIS preliminary assessment/s (or
similar if known by a different name) sent to you by ARPANSA regarding the
standard: RPS3 or Radiation Protection Series 3

 

Please also provide the outcome/advice from the preliminary assessment and
correspondence to or from ARPANSA relating to that assessment be it via
email or letter.

 

Notification of extension of processing period

 

I am writing to inform you that the Department has identified information
concerning a third party in the documents relevant to your request. The
Department has formed the view that it is appropriate to consult the
relevant third party in respect of the possible disclosure of the
documents in accordance with section 27 of the FOI Act.

 

Under s 15(6) of the FOI Act, the statutory period for processing an FOI
request is extended by 30 days in these situations. We advise that the
timeframe for processing this request has been extended by 30 days in
accordance with this provision and the date by which we must give you a
decision is now 60 days from the date on which your request was received
by the Department. You should therefore expect a decision on this request
by 4 June 2019.

 

Sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [1][DPMC request email] | w. [2]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[3]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

 

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From: c.faulk

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Dear Mr Reed,

Thank you for the update. Please note that this request is not restricted by dates, it includes any RIS up until present day which pertain to ARPANSA.

Yours sincerely,

c.faulk

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Dear Mr Faulk

 

I’m writing in relation to your FOI request with the Department of the
Prime Minister and Cabinet – reference FOI/2019/091.

 

The due date for a decision on the FOI request is today (4 June 2019).
Regrettably, the Department is not currently in a position to finalise the
decision on the FOI request. Accordingly, we are seeking your consent to a
seven day extension of time to the processing period, in accordance with
section 15AA of the FOI Act. We will endeavour to notify you of the
decision by tomorrow (5 June 2019), but have requested this amount of time
finalise the Department’s decision.

 

We kindly request you confirm your consent to the extension by way of
return email. If you are not inclined to agree to an extension of time, we
ask that you let us know as soon as possible so the decision-maker may
consider seeking an extension of time from the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner, in accordance with section 15AB of the FOI Act.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [1][DPMC request email] | w. [2]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[3]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

 

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Dear Mr Faulk

 

Please see attached the decision relating to the request you made to the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

Sincerely

 

 

FOI Adviser

FOI and Privacy | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

e. [1][DPMC request email] | w. [2]www.pmc.gov.au

One National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 | PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

[3]Title: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present. -
Description: Reconcilation branding and acknowledgment: The Department
acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia
and their continuing connections to the land, waters and community. We pay
respect to their Cultures, Country and Elders both past and present.

 

 

 

 

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