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SR 2002 No. 198 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Resources, Energy and Tourism
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. The Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967 was repealed on 01/07/2008 however this instrument remains in force under the transitional provisions in clause 4 of schedule 6 to the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006.
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR16-Sep-2002
Tabled Senate16-Sep-2002
Gazetted 29 Aug 2002
Date of repeal 29 Apr 2011
Repealed by Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011
Table of contents.

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Datum) Regulations 2002

Statutory Rules 2002 No. 1981

I, PETER JOHN HOLLINGWORTH, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967.

Dated 22 August 2002

PETER HOLLINGWORTH

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

IAN MACFARLANE


Contents

                        1  Name of Regulations                                                         2

                        2  Commencement                                                                2

                        3  Definitions                                                                        2

                        4  Declaration of current datum (Act s 150N)                           3

                        5  Variation of instruments (Act s 150R)                                  3

                        6  Variation of titles etc (Act s 150R)                                      4

                        7  Variation of applications for titles (Act s 150S)                    5

                        8  Documents submitted to Designated Authority                   5

                        9  Documents made or prepared under Act etc                       6

                       10  Transitional provisions (Act s 150U)                                    6

Schedule 1           Geocentric Datum of Australia                                          8

 


  

  

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Datum) Regulations 2002.

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on gazettal.

3              Definitions

                In these Regulations:

Act means the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967.

Geocentric Datum of Australia means the datum described in Schedule 1.

Note 1   For the meaning of block, datum, geographic co-ordinate, Register and the Designated Authority, see subsection 5 (1) of the Act.

Note 2   Designated Authority includes any delegate under section 15 of the Act. This may include a person known as a Director.

Note 3   For the meaning of current datum, previous datum and changeover time, see section 150N of the Act.

Note 4   For the meaning of instrument under this Act and title, see section 150W of the Act.

4              Declaration of current datum (Act s 150N)

                For subsection 150N (1) of the Act, for the purposes of describing, in a title or other instrument under the Act, the position on the surface of the Earth of a point, line or area:

                (a)    the current datum is the Geocentric Datum of Australia; and

               (b)    the current datum replaces the previous datum.

5              Variation of instruments (Act s 150R)

         (1)   For subsection 150R (1) of the Act, the Designated Authority may issue an instrument varying a permit in force immediately before the changeover time for the sole purpose of relabelling the permit area using geographic co‑ordinates based on the current datum.

         (2)   For subsection 150R (2) of the Act, the Designated Authority may issue an instrument varying a lease in force immediately before the changeover time for the sole purpose of relabelling the lease area using geographic co‑ordinates based on the current datum.

         (3)   For subsection 150R (3) of the Act, the Designated Authority may issue an instrument varying a licence in force immediately before the changeover time for the sole purpose of relabelling the licence area using geographic co‑ordinates based on the current datum.

         (4)   For subsection 150R (4) of the Act, the Designated Authority may issue an instrument varying an infrastructure licence in force immediately before the changeover time for the sole purpose of relabelling the infrastructure licence area using geographic co‑ordinates based on the current datum.

         (5)   For subsection 150R (5) of the Act, the Designated Authority may issue an instrument varying a special prospecting authority or an access authority in force immediately before the changeover time for the sole purpose of relabelling the area in respect of which the authority is in force using geographic co‑ordinates based on the current datum.

         (6)   For subsection 150R (6) of the Act, the Designated Authority may issue an instrument varying a pipeline licence in force immediately before the changeover time for the sole purpose of relabelling the route of the pipeline using geographic co‑ordinates based on the current datum.

         (7)   For subsection 150R (7) of the Act, the Designated Authority may issue an instrument varying any other instrument under the Act that:

                (a)    sets out a point, line or area; and

               (b)    is in force immediately before the changeover time;

for the sole purpose of relabelling the point, line or area using geographic co‑ordinates based on the current datum.

6              Variation of titles etc (Act s 150R)

         (1)   For subsection 150R (8) of the Act, the Designated Authority may issue an instrument (the amending instrument) that varies any title or other instrument under the Act for the sole purpose of inserting either of the following into the title or other instrument:

                (a)    an annotation about the current datum stating that co‑ordinates are shown in GDA94 reference;

               (b)    an annotation about the previous datum stating that co‑ordinates are shown in AGD66 reference.

         (2)   If an amending instrument is issued, the Designated Authority must ensure that any paper copy of the title or other instrument that is kept by the Designated Authority in its Register is appropriately amended by:

                (a)    attaching an adhesive label of the relevant annotation; or

               (b)    imprinting the text of the annotation; or

                (c)    replacing the copy with a copy incorporating the annotation.

         (3)   For this regulation, instrument means an instrument registered or registrable by a Designated Authority in its Register.

7              Variation of applications for titles (Act s 150S)

                For section 150S of the Act, the Designated Authority may issue an instrument varying an application for a title for the sole purpose of relabelling a point, line or area by reference to geographic co‑ordinates that are based on the current datum.

8              Documents submitted to Designated Authority

         (1)   This regulation applies to a record or other document, other than a title or other instrument under this Act, that, at any time after the changeover time, a person gives to the Designated Authority or an inspector because it is required by, or serves a purpose under, the Act, or regulations or directions made under the Act.

         (2)   If the document refers to a geographic coordinate but does not specify a datum, the Designated Authority or inspector may:

                (a)    within 30 days of receiving the record or other document, and by any convenient method, request the person to provide the Designated Authority or inspector, within 14 days, with information in writing about the datum that applies to the geographic coordinate; or

               (b)    accept or consider the record or other document as it is.

         (3)   If the Designated Authority or an inspector makes a request under paragraph (2) (a) and the person does not provide the information as required, the Designated Authority or inspector may, for that reason, reject or refuse to consider the record or other document.

Note   If, for the purposes of a data collection program or an investigation under the Act, a person submits a document that mentions a geographic coordinate but does not specify the datum and, after receiving a request under paragraph (2) (a), the person does not provide the requested details about the datum:

(a)   the Designated Authority or an inspector may require that information to be provided under section 115 of the Act; or

(b)   the Designated Authority may require it to be provided under section 101 of the Act.

9              Documents made or prepared under Act etc

         (1)   This regulation applies to a record or other document, other than a title or other instrument under this Act, that:

                (a)    is made because it is required by, or serves a purpose under, the Act, or regulations or directions made under the Act; and

               (b)    is made more than 12 months after the changeover time.

         (2)   If the document includes information about the position on the surface of the Earth of a point, line or area, and mentions a geographic coordinate, the document does not fulfil the requirement, or serve the purpose, mentioned in paragraph (1) (a), unless:

                (a)    the geographic coordinate refers to the current datum; and

               (b)    the record or other document specifies that the geographic coordinate refers to the current datum.

10            Transitional provisions (Act s 150U)

         (1)   The conversion of the previous datum to the current datum must be done by using the national coverage transformation grid from AGD66 to GDA94, mentioned in the notice ‘TRANSFORMATION OF COORDINATES TO THE NEW GEOCENTRIC DATUM OF AUSTRALIA (GDA94)’, published in Gazette No. GN 40 on 10 October 2001.

         (2)   The conversion of a geographic co-ordinate that is based on the previous datum into a geographic co-ordinate that is based on the current datum must be quoted to 2 decimal places of a second of latitude and of a second of longitude.

         (3)   If, after conversion from the previous datum to the current datum, the geographic co‑ordinates of a block indicate an area that is not exactly 5 minutes of latitude by 5 minutes of longitude, the area is nonetheless taken to be a block within the meaning of the Act.

         (4)   For subregulation (2), if the conversion results in a second measured to more than 2 decimal places, it is made accurate to 2 decimal places:

                (a)    if the third decimal place is a digit equal to or greater than 5, by increasing the digit in the second decimal place by 1; or

               (b)    if the third decimal place is a digit less than 5, by leaving the second decimal place unchanged.


Schedule 1        Geocentric Datum of Australia

(regulation 3)

  

1              Reference Ellipsoid

                Geodetic Reference System 1980 ellipsoid with a semi-major axis of 6 378 137 metres and an inverse flattening of 298.257 222 101.

2              Reference Frame

                The Geocentric Datum of Australia is realised by the co‑ordinates of the following Australian Fiducial Network geodetic stations referred to the Geodetic Reference System 1980 ellipsoid determined within the International Earth Rotation Service Terrestrial Reference Frame 1992 at the epoch of 1994.0:

Geodetic station

South latitude

East longitude

Ellipsoidal height (metres)

AU 012 Alice Springs

23° 40¢ 12.44592²

133° 53¢ 07.84757²

603.358

AU 013 Karratha

20° 58¢ 53.17004²

117° 05¢ 49.87255²

109.246

AU 014 Darwin

12° 50¢ 37.35839²

131° 07¢ 57.84838²

125.197

AU 015 Townsville

19° 20¢ 50.42839²

146° 46¢ 30.79057²

587.077

AU 016 Hobart

42° 48¢ 16.98506²

147° 26¢ 19.43548²

41.126

AU 017 Tidbinbilla

35° 23¢ 57.15627²

148° 58¢ 47.98425²

665.440

AU 019 Ceduna

31° 52¢ 00.01664²

133° 48¢ 35.37527²

144.802

AU 029 Yaragadee

29° 02¢ 47.61687²

115° 20¢ 49.10049²

241.291

Note

1.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 29 August 2002.