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Offshore Petroleum (Annual Fees) Act 2006

Act No. 15 of 2006 as made
An Act to provide for the payment of annual fees for certain permits, leases and licences under the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006, and for related purposes
Administered by: Resources, Energy and Tourism
Registered 03 Apr 2006
Date of Assent 29 Mar 2006
Date of repeal 01 Jan 2012
Repealed by Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Act 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offshore Petroleum (Annual Fees) Act 2006

 

No. 15, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to provide for the payment of annual fees for certain permits, leases and licences under the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 2

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Application of Chapter 1 of the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006.......... 2

4............ Fees..................................................................................................... 3

5............ Regulations......................................................................................... 3

6............ Transitional provisions....................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Transitional provisions                                                          4

1............ Pre‑commencement years................................................................... 4

2............ Transitional—regulations................................................................... 4

3............ Re‑enactment of the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Fees Act 1994.. 5

 


 

 

Offshore Petroleum (Annual Fees) Act 2006

No. 15, 2006

 

 

 

An Act to provide for the payment of annual fees for certain permits, leases and licences under the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006, and for related purposes

[Assented to 29 March 2006]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Offshore Petroleum (Annual Fees) Act 2006.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 and 2 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

29 March 2006

2.  Sections 3 to 6

At the same time as Chapter 2 of the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006 commences.

1 July 2008

3.  Schedule 1

At the same time as Chapter 2 of the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006 commences.

1 July 2008

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3  Application of Chapter 1 of the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006

                   Chapter 1 of the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006 applies to this Act in a corresponding way to the way in which it applies to the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006.

Note:          This means, for example, that the definitions in section 6 of the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006 apply to this Act.

4  Fees

Scope

             (1)  This section applies to the following:

                     (a)  a work‑bid exploration permit;

                     (b)  a special exploration permit;

                     (c)  a retention lease;

                     (d)  a production licence;

                     (e)  an infrastructure licence;

                      (f)  a pipeline licence.

Liability to pay fee

             (2)  The registered holder of the permit, lease or licence is liable to pay a fee for each year of the term of the permit, lease or licence, if that year begins at or after the commencement of this section.

Amount of fee

             (3)  The amount of a fee is to be specified in, or calculated in accordance with, the regulations.

             (4)  Different amounts may be prescribed in relation to different permits, leases or licences mentioned in subsection (1).

Note:          For collection of fees, see Part 4.6 of the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006.

5  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations for the purposes of section 4.

6  Transitional provisions

                   Schedule 1 has effect.


Schedule 1Transitional provisions

Note:       See section 6.

  

  

1  Pre‑commencement years

             (1)  Despite the repeal of the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Fees Act 1994, that Act continues to apply, in relation to a fee in respect of a pre‑commencement year of the term of an exploration permit, retention lease, production licence, infrastructure licence or pipeline licence, as if that repeal had not happened.

             (2)  For the purposes of this clause, a year of the term of an exploration permit, retention lease, production licence, infrastructure licence or pipeline licence is a pre‑commencement year if the year began before the commencement of this clause.

2  Transitional—regulations

             (1)  This clause applies to regulations if:

                     (a)  the regulations were in force immediately before the commencement of this clause; and

                     (b)  the regulations were made for the purposes of a particular provision of the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Fees Act 1994.

             (2)  The regulations have effect, after the commencement of this clause, as if:

                     (a)  they had been made for the purposes of the corresponding provision of this Act; and

                     (b)  any requirement imposed by this Act or the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 in relation to the making of the regulations (including a requirement about the form of words) had been satisfied.

             (3)  Subclause (2) does not prevent the regulations continuing to have effect for the purposes of a particular provision of the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Fees Act 1994 as that Act continues to apply after its repeal because of clause 1 of this Schedule.

             (4)  For the purposes of this clause, in determining whether a provision is a corresponding provision:

                     (a)  regard must be had to the substance of the provision; and

                     (b)  if the provision appears to have expressed the same idea in a different form of words for the purpose of using a clearer style—disregard the difference.

3  Re‑enactment of the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Fees Act 1994

                   This Act re‑enacts the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Fees Act 1994 with certain modifications.

Note:          Section 15AC of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides that if an Act has expressed an idea in a particular form of words, and a later Act appears to have expressed the same idea in a different form of words for the purpose of using a clearer style, the ideas shall not be taken to be different merely because different forms of words were used.


 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 23 June 2005

Senate on 5 September 2005]

(115/05)