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SLI 2011 No. 11 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 to update the Renewable Energy Target to include further EITE activities eligible for partial exemptions.
Administered by: Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Made 24 Feb 2011
Registered 01 Mar 2011
Tabled HR 02 Mar 2011
Tabled Senate 02 Mar 2011
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Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013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 2011 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 11

I, PROFESSOR MARIE BASHIR, AC, CVO, Administrator of the Government 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 24 February 2011

MARIE BASHIR

Administrator

By Her Excellency’s Command

GREG COMBET


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1).

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        Amendments

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           Subregulation 22A (3)

substitute

         (3)   An emissions-intensive trade-exposed activity is highly emissions-intensive if the activity is classified as a highly emissions-intensive activity in Division 2 of the relevant Part in Schedule 6 for the activity.

[2]           Subregulation 22A (5)

substitute

         (5)   An emissions-intensive trade-exposed activity is moderately emissions-intensive if the activity is classified as a moderately emissions-intensive activity in Division 2 of the relevant Part in Schedule 6 for the activity.

[3]           Subregulation 22ZA (2), at the foot

insert

Note   To check if an activity is a highly emissions-intensive activity or a moderately emissions-intensive activity, see Division 2 of the relevant Part in Schedule 6 for the activity.

[4]           Schedule 6, after Part 30

insert

Part 31        Production of carbamide (urea)

Division 1       Production of carbamide (urea)

689         Production of carbamide (urea)

     (1)       The production of carbamide (urea (CO(NH2)2)) is the chemical transformation of carbon dioxide (CO2) and anhydrous ammonia (NH3) to produce carbamide solution (urea (CO(NH2)2(aq))) that:

                (a)    has a concentration of carbamide (urea (CO(NH2)2)) equal to or greater than 80%; and

               (b)    is subsequently used to produce either or both of:

                          (i)    carbamide solutions (urea (CO(NH2) 2(aq))); and

                         (ii)    saleable granulated, prilled or other solid forms of carbamide (urea (CO(NH2) 2(s))).

     (2)       The production of carbamide (urea) is specified as an emissions-intensive trade-exposed activity.

Division 2       Classification of activity

690         Classification of activity

                The production of carbamide (urea) is a moderately emissions‑intensive activity.

Division 3       Electricity baseline for calculating partial exemption

691         Electricity baseline for product

                The electricity baseline for calculating the amount of a liable entity’s partial exemption in respect of the production of carbamide (urea) is 0.285 MWh per tonne of 100% equivalent carbamide (urea (CO(NH2)2)) on a dry weight basis that is:

                (a)    contained within either of the following products:

                          (i)    carbamide solutions (urea (CO(NH2)2(aq)));

                         (ii)    saleable, granulated, prilled or other solid forms of carbamide (urea (CO(NH2)2(s))); and

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

                (c)    of saleable quality.

Note   Saleable quality is defined in regulation 22C.

Part 32        Production of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate

Division 1       Production of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate

692         Production of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate

     (1)       The production of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate is the chemical and physical transformation of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), sodium chloride (salt (NaCl)), ammonia (NH3) and carbon bearing materials (such as coke) into 1 or more of the following:

                (a)    light sodium carbonate (light soda ash (Na2CO3)) which has a concentration of sodium carbonate (soda ash (Na2CO3)) equal to or greater than 98.0%;

               (b)    dense sodium carbonate (dense soda ash (Na2CO3)) which has a concentration of sodium carbonate (soda ash (Na2CO3)) equal to or greater than 97.5%;

                (c)    refined sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) which has a concentration of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) equal to or greater than 95.0%.

     (2)       The production of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate             is specified as an emissions-intensive trade exposed activity.

Division 2       Classification of activity

693         Classification of activity

                The production of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate is a highly emissions-intensive activity.

Division 3       Electricity baseline for calculating partial exemption

694         Electricity baseline for product

                The electricity baseline for calculating the amount of a liable entity’s partial exemption in respect of the production of sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate is 0.130 MWh per tonne of 1 or more of the following:

                (a)    light sodium carbonate (light soda ash (Na2CO3)) that:

                          (i)    has a concentration of sodium carbonate (soda ash (Na2CO3)) equal to or greater than 98.0%; and

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

                        (iii)    is of saleable quality;

               (b)    dense sodium carbonate (dense soda ash (Na2CO3)) that:

                          (i)    has a concentration of sodium carbonate (soda ash (Na2CO3)) equal to or greater than 97.5%; and

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

                        (iii)    is of saleable quality;

                (c)    refined sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) that:

                          (i)    has a concentration of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) equal to or greater than 95.0%; and

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

                        (iii)    is of saleable quality.

Note   Saleable quality is defined in regulation 22C.

[5]           Further amendments — omissions

                The note to each of the following provisions is omitted:

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 603

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 606

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 609

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 612

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 615

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 618

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 621

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 624

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 627

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 630

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                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 636

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 639

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 642

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 645

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                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 651

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                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 666

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                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 681

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 684

                   ·     Schedule 6, Item 687.


Note

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