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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 42.455

Using materials

             (1)  An individual who is carrying out maintenance must not use a material in or on an aircraft or aeronautical product unless:

                     (a)  the material is accompanied by:

                              (i)  information that identifies the specification with which the material complies; and

                             (ii)  information that allows the material to be traced to its manufacturer; and

                            (iii)  evidence that the material complies with the specification; and

                     (b)  the material is eligible to be used in or on the aircraft or aeronautical product; and

                     (c)  the material appears to be in a satisfactory condition; and

                     (d)  if the manufacturer of the material has specified a storage life for the material--the storage life for the material has not expired.

Note:          For the definition of eligible to be used , see regulation 42.015.

Obligation for approved maintenance organisation

             (2)  An approved maintenance organisation must ensure that an individual who carries out maintenance on its behalf complies with subregulation (1).

Offence for breach of obligation

             (3)  An approved maintenance organisation commits an offence if:

                     (a)  an individual is carrying out maintenance on an aircraft or aeronautical product on behalf of the organisation; and

                     (b)  the individual uses a material in the aircraft or aeronautical product; and

                     (c)  the use of the material is not permitted by subregulation (1).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Obligation for independent maintainer

             (4)  An independent maintainer must:

                     (a)  comply with subregulation (1) when carrying out maintenance on an aircraft; and

                     (b)  if the independent maintainer is supervising the carrying out of maintenance on an aircraft by another individual--ensure that the individual complies with subregulation (1).

Note:          A person mentioned in item 1 of table 42.300 is the only independent maintainer who is permitted to supervise the carrying out of maintenance by another individual--see subregulation 42.300(2).

Offences for breach of obligation

             (5)  An independent maintainer commits an offence if:

                     (a)  he or she is carrying out maintenance on an aircraft; and

                     (b)  he or she uses a material in the aircraft; and

                     (c)  the use of the material is not permitted by subregulation (1).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (6)  An independent maintainer commits an offence if:

                     (a)  he or she is supervising the carrying out of maintenance on an aircraft by another individual; and

                     (b)  the individual uses a material in the aircraft; and

                     (c)  the use of the material is not permitted by subregulation (1).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (7)  An offence against subregulation (3), (5) or (6) is an offence of strict liability.



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