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SLI 2010 No. 256 Regulations as made
These regulations amend the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 to include 4 additional activities for the provision of partial exemption certificates for activities defined as eligible under the emissions-intensive, trade exposed assistance program.
Administered by: Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Made 27 Oct 2010
Registered 29 Oct 2010
Tabled HR 15 Nov 2010
Tabled Senate 15 Nov 2010
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 7)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2010 No. 256

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000.

Dated 27 October 2010

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

GREG COMBET


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 7).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

3              Amendment of Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001

                Schedule 1 amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001.


Schedule 1        Amendment

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           Schedule 6, after Part 28

insert

Part 29        Production of fused alumina

Division 1       Production of fused alumina

683         Production of fused alumina

     (1)       The production of fused alumina is the physical transformation of alumina (aluminium oxide (Al2O3)) by heating it to its fusion point to produce fused alumina that:

                (a)    has an alpha alumina crystalline structure; and

               (b)    has a concentration of aluminium oxide equal to or greater than 99.0%.

     (2)       The production of fused alumina is specified as an emissions‑intensive trade‑exposed activity.

Division 2       Classification of activity

684         Classification of activity

                The production of fused alumina is a highly emissions‑intensive activity.

Note   See subregulations 22ZA (2) and (5).

Division 3       Electricity baseline for calculating partial exemption

685         Electricity baseline for product

                The electricity baseline for calculating the amount of a liable entity’s partial exemption in respect of the production of fused alumina is 2.03 MWh per tonne of fused alumina (aluminium oxide (Al2O3)) that:

                (a)    has an alpha alumina crystalline structure; and

               (b)    has a concentration of aluminium oxide equal to or greater than 99.0%; and

                (c)    is produced by carrying on the emissions-intensive trade‑exposed activity; and

               (d)    is of saleable quality.

Note   Saleable quality is defined in regulation 22C.

Part 30        Production of copper

Division 1       Production of copper

686         Production of copper

     (1)       The production of copper is either or both of the following:

                (a)    the physical and chemical transformation of concentrated mineralised copper compounds into either or both of the following:

                          (i)    copper cathode that has a concentration of copper greater than 99.90%;

                         (ii)    copper anode that has a concentration of copper:

                                   (A)     equal to or greater than 99.00%; and

                                   (B)     equal to or less than 99.90%;

               (b)    the physical and chemical transformation of copper anode into copper cathode that has a concentration of copper greater than 99.90% where the copper anode:

                          (i)    has a concentration of copper:

                                   (A)     equal to or greater than 99.00%; and

                                   (B)     equal to or less than 99.90%; and

                         (ii)    was not produced as part of the transformation in subparagraph (a) (i).

     (2)       For subclause (1), concentrated mineralised copper compounds include:

                (a)    copper sulphide concentrates that have a concentration of copper equal to or greater than 20% on a dry weight basis; and

               (b)    copper electrolyte solution that has a concentration of copper equal to or greater than 35 grams per litre of electrolyte.

     (3)       The production of copper is specified as an emissions-intensive trade‑exposed activity.

Division 2       Classification of activity

687         Classification of activity

                The production of copper is a highly emissions-intensive activity.

Note   See subregulations 22ZA (2) and (5).

Division 3       Electricity baseline for calculating partial exemption

688         Electricity baseline for product

     (1)       For the production of copper cathode from concentrated mineralised copper compounds, the electricity baseline for calculating the amount of a liable entity’s partial exemption is 1.69 MWh per tonne of copper cathode that:

                (a)    has a concentration of copper greater than 99.90%; and

               (b)    is produced by carrying on the emissions-intensive trade‑exposed activity; and

                (c)    is not transformed into copper cathode as part of the transformation mentioned in paragraph 686 (1) (b); and

               (d)    is of saleable quality.

Note   Saleable quality is defined in regulation 22C.

     (2)       For the production of copper anode from concentrated mineralised copper compounds, the electricity baseline for calculating the amount of a liable entity’s partial exemption is 1.31 MWh per tonne of copper anode that:

                (a)    has a concentration of copper:

                          (i)    equal to or greater than 99.00%; and

                         (ii)    equal to or less than 99.90%; and

               (b)    is produced by carrying on the emissions-intensive trade‑exposed activity; and

                (c)    is not subsequently transformed into copper cathode as part of the transformation mentioned in subparagraph 686 (1) (a) (i); and

               (d)    is of saleable quality.

Note  Saleable quality is defined in regulation 22C.

     (3)       For the production of copper cathode from copper anode, the electricity baseline for calculating the amount of a liable entity’s partial exemption is 0.387 MWh per tonne of copper cathode that:

                (a)    has a concentration of copper equal to or greater than 99.90%; and

               (b)    is produced from copper anode that was not produced as part of the transformation mentioned in subparagraph 686 (1) (a) (i); and

                (c)    is produced by carrying on the emissions-intensive trade‑exposed activity; and

               (d)    is of saleable quality.

Note   Saleable quality is defined in regulation 22C.


Note

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