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Act No. 93 of 2019 as made
An Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003, and for related purposes
Administered by: Industry, Innovation and Science
Originating Bill: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2019
Registered 31 Oct 2019
Date of Assent 28 Oct 2019
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Act 2019

 

No. 93, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Well activity levy                                                                                        4

Part 1—Amendments commencing on the day after Royal Assent      4

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003              4

Part 2—Amendments commencing on a day to be fixed by Proclamation           6

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003              6

Schedule 2—Greenhouse gas storage                                                                        8

Part 1—Well investigation levy                                                                               8

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003              8

Part 2—Annual well levy                                                                                          12

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003              12

Part 3—Well activity levy                                                                                         17

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003              17

Schedule 3—Investigations                                                                                             20

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003              20

Schedule 4—Abandoned wells                                                                                     22

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003              22

Schedule 5—Removal of spent provisions                                                            24

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003              24

Schedule 6—Regulations references                                                                         25

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003              25

 


Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Act 2019

No. 93, 2019

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003, and for related purposes

[Assented to 28 October 2019]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Act 2019.

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

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

28 October 2019

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

29 October 2019

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 2

At the same time as Schedule 1 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019 commences.

 

5.  Schedule 3

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

6.  Schedules 4 and 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

29 October 2019

7.  Schedule 6

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 3.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Well activity levy

Part 1Amendments commencing on the day after Royal Assent

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003

1  Paragraph 10C(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  a person makes an application to NOPSEMA, under Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011, for acceptance of a well operations management plan; and

2  Subsection 10C(5)

Repeal the subsection.

3  Paragraph 10D(1)(a)

Omit “either”, substitute “any of the following subparagraphs applies”.

4  Subparagraph 10D(1)(a)(i)

Omit “or” (last occurring).

5  Subparagraph 10D(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011”, substitute “Part 5 of the old Resource Management and Administration Regulations”.

6  Subparagraph 10D(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “and” (last occurring).

7  At the end of paragraph 10D(1)(a)

Add:

                            (iii)  a person makes an application to NOPSEMA, under the regulations of a State or Territory that substantially correspond to Part 5 of the old Resource Management and Administration Regulations, for acceptance of a well operations management plan; and

8  Paragraph 10D(5)(a)

Omit “Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011”, substitute “Part 5 of the old Resource Management and Administration Regulations”.

9  Subsection 10D(6)

Insert:

old Resource Management and Administration Regulations means the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011, as in force before the commencement of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment (Well Operations) Regulation 2015.

10  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments of section 10C of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Schedule apply in relation to an application made to NOPSEMA after the commencement of this item.

(2)       The amendments of section 10D of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Part, so far as they relate to an application made to NOPSEMA, apply in relation to an application made to NOPSEMA after the commencement of this item.

Part 2Amendments commencing on a day to be fixed by Proclamation

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003

11  Paragraph 10C(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  a person makes an application to NOPSEMA, under Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011, for acceptance of a well operations management plan; or

                             (ii)  a person submits to NOPSEMA, under regulation 5.13 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011, a proposed revision of a well operations management plan; and

12  At the end of subsection 10C(1)

Add “or submission”.

13  Subsection 10C(4)

After “application”, insert “or submission”.

14  Subparagraph 10D(1)(a)(iii)

Omit “and” (last occurring).

15  At the end of paragraph 10D(1)(a)

Add:

                            (iv)  a person submits to NOPSEMA, under a regulation of a State or Territory that substantially corresponds to regulation 5.13 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011, a proposed revision of a well operations management plan; and

16  At the end of subsection 10D(1)

Add “or submission”.

17  Subsection 10D(4)

After “application”, insert “or submission”.

18  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments of section 10C of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Part, so far as they relate to an application to NOPSEMA, apply in relation to an application made to NOPSEMA after the commencement of this item.

(2)       The amendments of sections 10C and 10D of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Part, so far as they relate to a submission to NOPSEMA of a proposed revision of a well operations management plan, apply in relation to a submission made to NOPSEMA after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 2Greenhouse gas storage

Part 1Well investigation levy

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003

1  Section 9 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

9  Imposition of well investigation levy—Commonwealth titles

2  Subparagraphs 9(1)(a)(i) and (ii)

Omit “a petroleum title”, substitute “an eligible title”.

3  Paragraph 9(1)(b)

After “(2)”, insert “or 13B(1) or (2)”.

4  Subsection 9(1) (note)

After “Note”, insert “1”.

5  At the end of subsection 9(1)

Add:

Note 2:       Clause 13B of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 deals with the duties of greenhouse gas titleholders in relation to wells.

6  Subsection 9(5)

Insert:

eligible title means:

                     (a)  a petroleum title; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas title.

greenhouse gas title has the same meaning as in Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

7  Subsection 9(5) (definition of registered holder)

Omit “a petroleum title”, substitute “an eligible title”.

8  Subsection 9(5) (definition of title area)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

title area:

                     (a)  in relation to a petroleum title—has the same meaning as in clause 13A of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006; or

                     (b)  in relation to a greenhouse gas title—has the same meaning as in clause 13B of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

9  Section 10 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

10  Imposition of well investigation levy—State/Territory titles

10  Subparagraph 10(1)(a)(i)

Omit “petroleum”.

11  Subparagraph 10(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “petroleum”, substitute “State/Territory”.

12  Paragraph 10(1)(b)

After “(2)”, insert “or 13B(1) or (2)”.

13  Subsection 10(1) (note)

After “Note”, insert “1”.

14  At the end of subsection 10(1)

Add:

Note 2:       Clause 13B of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 deals with the duties of greenhouse gas titleholders in relation to wells.

15  Subsection 10(5)

Insert:

Commonwealth greenhouse gas title means a greenhouse gas title within the meaning of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

16  Subsection 10(5) (definition of registered holder)

Omit “petroleum”.

17  Subsection 10(5)

Insert:

State/Territory greenhouse gas title means an instrument under a State PSLA or Territory PSLA that confers, in relation to the designated coastal waters of a State or Territory, some or all of the rights that a Commonwealth greenhouse gas title confers in relation to the offshore area of the State or Territory.

State/Territory title means:

                     (a)  a State/Territory petroleum title; or

                     (b)  a State/Territory greenhouse gas title.

18  Subsection 10(5) (definition of title area)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

title area:

                     (a)  in relation to a State/Territory petroleum title—has the same meaning as in the provisions of the relevant State PSLA or Territory PSLA that substantially correspond to clause 13A of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006; or

                     (b)  in relation to a State/Territory greenhouse gas title—has the same meaning as in the provisions of the relevant State PSLA or Territory PSLA that substantially correspond to clause 13B of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

19  Application of amendments

The amendments of sections 9 and 10 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Part apply in relation to an investigation that starts to be conducted by a NOPSEMA inspector after the commencement of this item.

Part 2Annual well levy

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003

20  Section 10A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

10A  Imposition of annual well levy—Commonwealth titles

21  Subsection 10A(1)

Omit “a petroleum title”, substitute “an eligible title”.

22  Subsection 10A(3)

Omit “petroleum title”, substitute “eligible title”.

23  Paragraph 10A(5)(a)

Omit “a petroleum title”, substitute “an eligible title”.

24  Subparagraph 10A(5)(b)(ii)

Omit “a petroleum title”, substitute “an eligible title”.

25  Paragraph 10A(6)(a)

Omit “a petroleum title”, substitute “an eligible title”.

26  Subparagraph 10A(6)(b)(ii)

Omit “a petroleum title”, substitute “an eligible title”.

27  Subsection 10A(8)

Insert:

eligible title means:

                     (a)  a petroleum title; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas title.

greenhouse gas title has the same meaning as in Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

28  Subsection 10A(8) (definition of registered holder)

Omit “a petroleum title”, substitute “an eligible title”.

29  Subsection 10A(8) (definition of title area)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

title area:

                     (a)  in relation to a petroleum title—has the same meaning as in clause 13A of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006; or

                     (b)  in relation to a greenhouse gas title—has the same meaning as in clause 13B of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

30  Section 10B (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

10B  Imposition of annual well levy—State/Territory titles

31  Paragraphs 10B(1)(a) and (b)

Omit “petroleum”.

32  Subsection 10B(3)

Omit “petroleum”.

33  Paragraph 10B(5)(a)

Omit “petroleum”.

34  Subparagraph 10B(5)(b)(ii)

Omit “petroleum”.

35  Paragraph 10B(6)(a)

Omit “petroleum”.

36  Subparagraph 10B(6)(b)(ii)

Omit “petroleum”.

37  Subsection 10B(8)

Insert:

Commonwealth greenhouse gas title means a greenhouse gas title within the meaning of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

38  Subsection 10B(8) (definition of registered holder)

Omit “petroleum”.

39  Subsection 10B(8)

Insert:

State/Territory greenhouse gas title means an instrument under a State PSLA or Territory PSLA that confers, in relation to the designated coastal waters of a State or Territory, some or all of the rights that a Commonwealth greenhouse gas title confers in relation to the offshore area of the State or Territory.

State/Territory title means:

                     (a)  a State/Territory petroleum title; or

                     (b)  a State/Territory greenhouse gas title.

40  Subsection 10B(8) (definition of title area)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

title area:

                     (a)  in relation to a State/Territory petroleum title—has the same meaning as in the provisions of the relevant State PSLA or Territory PSLA that substantially correspond to clause 13A of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006; or

                     (b)  in relation to a State/Territory greenhouse gas title—has the same meaning as in the provisions of the relevant State PSLA or Territory PSLA that substantially correspond to clause 13B of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

41  Application of amendments

Commonwealth greenhouse gas titles

(1)       The amendments of section 10A of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Part, so far as they concern an eligible well in relation to a greenhouse gas title for a year, apply in relation to an eligible well in relation to a greenhouse gas title for a year that began at or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       For the purposes of the application of:

                     (a)  subitem (1); and

                     (b)  section 10A of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 (as amended by this Part);

to a well that is or was drilled under the authority of a greenhouse gas title, if this item does not commence on a 1 January, the period:

                     (c)  beginning at the commencement of this item; and

                     (d)  ending at the end of 31 December next following that commencement;

is taken to be a year.

State/Territory greenhouse gas titles

(3)       The amendments of section 10B of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Part, so far as they concern an eligible well in relation to a State/Territory greenhouse gas title for a year, apply in relation to an eligible well in relation to a State/Territory greenhouse gas title for a year that began at or after the commencement of this item.

(4)       For the purposes of the application of:

                     (a)  subitem (3); and

                     (b)  section 10B of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 (as amended by this Part);

to a well that is or was drilled under the authority of a State/Territory greenhouse gas title, if this item does not commence on a 1 January, the period:

                     (c)  beginning at the commencement of this item; and

                     (d)  ending at the end of 31 December next following that commencement;

is taken to be a year.

Commonwealth petroleum titles

(5)       The amendments of section 10A of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Part, so far as they concern an eligible well in relation to a petroleum title for a year, apply in relation to an eligible well in relation to a petroleum title for a year that began at or after the commencement of this item.

State/Territory petroleum titles

(6)       The amendments of section 10B of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Part, so far as they concern an eligible well in relation to a State/Territory petroleum title for a year, apply in relation to an eligible well in relation to a State/Territory petroleum title for a year that began at or after the commencement of this item.

Part 3Well activity levy

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003

42  Section 3

Insert:

greenhouse gas assessment permit has the same meaning as in the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

43  Section 10C (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

10C  Imposition of well activity levy—Commonwealth titles

44  Paragraph 10C(1)(b)

Omit “a petroleum title”, substitute “an eligible title”.

45  Subsection 10C(6)

Insert:

eligible title means:

                     (a)  a petroleum title; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas title.

greenhouse gas title means:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                     (c)  a greenhouse gas injection licence.

46  Subsection 10C(6) (definition of registered holder)

Omit “a petroleum title”, substitute “an eligible title”.

47  Section 10D (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

10D  Imposition of well activity levy—State/Territory titles

48  Paragraph 10D(1)(b)

Omit “petroleum”.

49  Subparagraph 10D(5)(c)(ii)

Omit “petroleum”.

50  Subsection 10D(6)

Insert:

Commonwealth greenhouse gas title means:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                     (c)  a greenhouse gas injection licence.

51  Subsection 10D(6) (definition of registered holder)

Omit “petroleum”.

52  Subsection 10D(6)

Insert:

State/Territory greenhouse gas title means an instrument under a State PSLA or Territory PSLA that confers, in relation to the designated coastal waters of a State or Territory, some or all of the rights that a Commonwealth greenhouse gas title confers in relation to the offshore area of the State or Territory.

State/Territory title means:

                     (a)  a State/Territory petroleum title; or

                     (b)  a State/Territory greenhouse gas title.

53  Subsection 10F(7) (definition of greenhouse gas assessment permit)

Repeal the definition.

54  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments of sections 10C and 10D of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Part, so far as they relate to an application made to NOPSEMA, apply in relation to an application made to NOPSEMA after the commencement of this item.

(2)       The amendments of sections 10C and 10D of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Part, so far as they relate to a submission to NOPSEMA of a proposed revision of a well operations management plan, apply in relation to a submission made to NOPSEMA after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 3Investigations

  

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003

1  Section 3

Insert:

compliance investigation means an investigation under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014, in its application under Division 1 of Part 6.5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

2  Paragraph 5(1)(b)

Omit “an inspection”, substitute “a compliance investigation”.

3  Subsection 5(8) (definition of inspection)

Repeal the definition.

4  Paragraph 9(1)(b)

Omit “an inspection concerning”, substitute “a compliance investigation relating to”.

5  Paragraphs 9(1)(d) and (e)

Omit “inspection”, substitute “compliance investigation”.

6  Subsection 9(1)

Omit “on the inspection”, substitute “on the compliance investigation”.

7  Paragraph 9(1)(g)

Omit “inspection”, substitute “compliance investigation”.

8  Subsection 9(4)

Omit “an inspection”, substitute “a compliance investigation”.

9  Subsection 9(5) (definition of conduct)

Omit “an inspection”, substitute “a compliance investigation”.

10  Subsection 9(5) (definition of conduct)

Omit “the inspection”, substitute “the compliance investigation”.

11  Subsection 9(5) (definition of inspection)

Repeal the definition.

12  Application of amendments

The amendments of sections 5 and 9 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Schedule apply in relation to a compliance investigation that began to be conducted after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 4Abandoned wells

  

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003

1  Before subsection 10A(7)

Insert:

          (6A)  For the purposes of this section, disregard the abandonment of a well unless the process of abandoning the well was the subject of a notification under paragraph 5.17(c) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011.

2  Subsection 10A(7)

After “if”, insert “a well commences to be abandoned, and”.

3  Subsection 10A(7)

Before “requires”, insert “(as in force at the time when the abandonment commenced)”.

4  Subsection 10A(7)

Omit “a well”, substitute “the well”.

5  Subsection 10B(7)

Omit “Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011”, substitute “Part 5 of the old Resource Management and Administration Regulations”.

6  Subsection 10B(8)

Insert:

old Resource Management and Administration Regulations means the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011, as in force before the commencement of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment (Well Operations) Regulation 2015.

7  Application of amendment

Subsection 10A(6A) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 (as amended by this Schedule) applies in relation to the abandonment of a well if the abandonment commenced at or after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 5Removal of spent provisions

  

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003

1  Subsections 10A(9) and (10)

Repeal the subsections.

2  Subsections 10B(9) and (10)

Repeal the subsections.

3  Transitional

(1)       Despite the repeal of subsection 10A(9) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 by this Schedule, that subsection continues to apply, in relation to the period mentioned in that subsection, as if that repeal had not happened.

(2)       Despite the repeal of subsection 10A(10) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 by this Schedule, that subsection continues to apply, in relation to a well mentioned in that subsection, as if that repeal had not happened.

(3)       Despite the repeal of subsection 10B(9) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 by this Schedule, that subsection continues to apply, in relation to the period mentioned in that subsection, as if that repeal had not happened.

(4)       Despite the repeal of subsection 10B(10) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 by this Schedule, that subsection continues to apply, in relation to a well mentioned in that subsection, as if that repeal had not happened.

Schedule 6Regulations references

  

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003

1  Subsection 7(8) (definition of safety case in force in relation to a facility)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

safety case in force in relation to a facility has the meaning given by prescribed regulations, or a prescribed provision of regulations, made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

2  Subsection 7(9)

Repeal the subsection.

3  Subsection 8(8) (definition of safety case in force in relation to a facility)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

safety case in force in relation to a facility has the same meaning as in regulations of that State or Territory that substantially correspond to prescribed regulations, or a prescribed provision of regulations, made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

4  Subsection 8(9)

Repeal the subsection.

5  Before subsection 10A(6A)

Insert:

Abandoned wells

6  Subsection 10A(6A)

Omit “paragraph 5.17(c) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011”, substitute “a prescribed provision of regulations made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

7  Subsection 10A(7) (heading)

Repeal the heading.

8  Subsection 10A(7)

Omit “the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 (as in force at the time when the abandonment commenced)”, substitute “prescribed regulations, or a prescribed provision of regulations, made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (as those prescribed regulations are in force, or as that prescribed provision is in force, at the time when the abandonment commenced)”.

9  Paragraph 10B(1)(c)

Omit “Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011”, substitute “prescribed regulations, or a prescribed provision of regulations, made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

10  Subparagraph 10C(1)(a)(i)

Omit “Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011”, substitute “prescribed regulations, or a prescribed provision of regulations, made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

11  Subparagraph 10C(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “regulation 5.13 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011”, substitute “a prescribed provision of regulations made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

12  Subparagraph 10D(1)(a)(i)

Omit “Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011”, substitute “prescribed regulations, or a prescribed provision of regulations, made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

13  Subparagraph 10D(1)(a)(iv)

Omit “regulation 5.13 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011”, substitute “a prescribed provision of regulations made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

14  Subparagraph 10F(1)(a)(i)

Omit “regulation 9 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009”, substitute “a prescribed provision of regulations made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

15  Subparagraph 10F(1)(b)(i)

Omit “regulation 17, 18 or 19 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009”, substitute “a prescribed provision of regulations made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

16  Subparagraph 10F(1)(c)(i)

Omit “regulation 9 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009”, substitute “a prescribed provision of regulations made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

17  Subparagraph 10G(1)(a)(i)

Omit “regulation 9 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009”, substitute “a prescribed provision of regulations made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

18  Subparagraph 10G(1)(b)(i)

Omit “regulation 17, 18 or 19 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009”, substitute “a prescribed provision of regulations made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

19  Subparagraph 10G(1)(c)(i)

Omit “regulation 9 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009”, substitute “a prescribed provision of regulations made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006”.

20  Application and transitional provisions

(1)       For the purposes of the operation of subsection 10A(6A) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 on and after the commencement of this item, a notification under paragraph 5.17(c) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 is taken to be a notification covered by that subsection.

(2)       For the purposes of the operation of subsection 10A(7) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 on and after the commencement of this item, an approval by NOPSEMA, under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011, of the commencement of the abandonment of a well is taken to be an approval covered by that subsection.

(3)       The amendment of paragraph 10B(1)(c) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Schedule applies in relation to years beginning on or after the commencement of this item.

(4)       The amendment of subparagraph 10C(1)(a)(i) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Schedule applies in relation to an application made on or after the commencement of this item.

(5)       The amendment of subparagraph 10C(1)(a)(ii) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Schedule applies in relation to a submission made on or after the commencement of this item.

(6)       The amendment of subparagraph 10D(1)(a)(i) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Schedule applies in relation to an application made on or after the commencement of this item.

(7)       The amendment of subparagraph 10D(1)(a)(iv) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Schedule applies in relation to a submission made on or after the commencement of this item.

(8)       The amendments of sections 10F and 10G of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 made by this Schedule apply in relation to a submission made on or after the commencement of this item.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 25 July 2019

Senate on 11 September 2019]

 

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