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SLI 2011 No. 115 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008 to: ensure consistency between the Principal Regulations and recent amendments made to the Measurement Determination. Proposed amendments to the Measurement Determination relate to revising and clarifying definitions and emission calculation methodologies. Amendments to the Principal Regulations are required to ensure that the reporting requirements are consistent with the methods for reporting as reflected in the most up-to-date Measurement Determination; and to clarify ambiguities in the Principal Regulations in order to simplify administration, reporting and auditing, including providing clarity to existing reporting arrangements.
Administered by: Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Registered 30 Jun 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR06-Jul-2011
Tabled Senate06-Jul-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Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013
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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 115

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 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.

Dated 30 June 2011

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

GREG COMBET


Contents

                        1      Name of Regulations                                                       2

                        2      Commencement                                                              2

                        3      Amendment of National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008  2

                        4      Application                                                                     2

Schedule 1                  Amendments commencing on 1 July 2011                     3

Schedule 2                  Amendments commencing on 1 July 2012                   22

 

 


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence as follows:

                 (a)     on 1 July 2011 — regulations 1 to 3 and Schedule 1;

                (b)     on 1 July 2012 — Schedule 2.

3              Amendment of National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008

                Schedules 1 and 2 amend the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008.

4              Application

                The amendments made by these Regulations do not apply to reports lodged on 31 October 2011 for the 2010–2011 financial year.


Schedule 1        Amendments commencing on 1 July 2011

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           Regulation 1.03, after definition of CO2

insert

coal briquette means an agglomerate formed by compacting a coal particulate material in a briquette press, with or without added binder material.

coal coke means a solid product obtained from the carbonisation of coal at a high temperature and includes coke oven coke, coke breeze, foundry coke, retort coke and coal char.

[2]           Regulation 1.03, definition of coke oven coke

omit

[3]           Regulation 1.03, after definition of coke oven gas

insert

coking coal means coal that is used to produce coke.

[4]           Regulation 1.03, definition of gassy mine

omit

theMeasurement

insert

the Measurement

[5]           Subdivision 2.4.1, before regulation 2.14

insert

2.13A      Definition

                In this Division :

Corporation means either a controlling corporation or a member of a controlling corporation’s group.

[6]           Subparagraph 3.05 (e) (ii)

omit

group.

insert

group;

[7]           After paragraph 3.05 (e)

insert

                (f)    a statement that the registered corporation does not hold a Reporting Transfer Certificate.

[8]           Paragraph 4.04 (3) (b)

substitute

               (b)    for a facility that is not a transport, network or pipeline facility —

                          (i)    the facility’s latitude and longitude; and

                         (ii)    the State or Territory to which its activities are attributable; and

[9]           After paragraph 4.04 (3) (d)

insert

             (da)    if the facility is a network or pipeline facility — the State or Territory in which it is located; and

[10]         Subregulation 4.04 (3), at the foot

insert

Note for paragraph (da)   A network or pipeline facility may be located in more than one State or Territory.

[11]         Subregulation 4.13 (2), table, item 2

substitute

2

Lime production

Method 1 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of commercial lime produced

  (b)  the tonnes of in‑house lime produced

   (c)  the tonnes of dolomitic lime produced;

  (d)  the tonnes of magnesian lime produced;

   (e)  the tonnes of lime kiln dust produced

   (f)  the degree of calcination of lime kiln dust produced

Method 2 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of lime produced

  (b)  the tonnes of lime kiln dust produced

   (c)  the degree of calcination of lime kiln dust produced

  (d)  the emission factor for lime production at each facility expressed in tonnes of emissions (CO2-e) per tonne of lime

[12]         Subregulation 4.17 (2), table, items 2, 3 and 4

substitute

2

Wastewater handling (industrial)

Method 1 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of industrial wastewater produced by commodity type

 

 

 

  (b)  the fraction of wastewater anaerobically treated

   (c)  the fraction of COD removed as sludge

 

 

 

  (d)  the fraction of COD in sludge anaerobically treated on site

   (e)  the tonnes of COD in sludge transferred off site and disposed of at landfill

 

 

 

   (f)  the tonnes of COD in sludge transferred off site and disposed of at a site other than landfill

   (g)  the tonnes of COD in effluent leaving the site

  (h)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) captured for production of electricity on site

 

 

 

   (i)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) captured and transferred off site

   (j)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) flared

 

 

Methods 2 and 3 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of industrial wastewater produced by commodity type

  (b)  the tonnes of COD measured entering the treatment site

 

 

 

   (c)  the fraction of wastewater anaerobically treated

  (d)  the tonnes of COD removed as sludge

 

 

 

   (e)  the fraction of COD in sludge anaerobically treated on site

 

 

 

   (f)  the tonnes of COD in sludge transferred off site and disposed of at landfill

   (g)  the tonnes of COD in sludge transferred off site and disposed of at a site other than landfill

 

 

 

  (h)  the tonnes of COD in effluent leaving the site

   (i)  the tonnes of emissions (CO2‑e) generated

   (j)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) captured for production of electricity on site

 

 

 

  (k)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) captured and transferred off site

   (l)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) flared

3

Wastewater handling (domestic or commercial)

Method 1 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the population served by the wastewater treatment plant

  (b)  the fraction of COD in wastewater anaerobically treated

 

 

 

   (c)  the fraction of COD removed as sludge

 

 

 

  (d)  the fraction of COD in sludge anaerobically treated on site

   (e)  the tonnes of COD in sludge transferred off site and disposed of at landfill

 

 

 

   (f)  the tonnes of COD in sludge transferred off site and disposed of at a site other than landfill

   (g)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) captured for production of electricity on site

 

 

 

  (h)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) captured and transferred off site

   (i)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) flared

 

 

 

   (j)  the tonnes of COD in effluent leaving the site

  (k)  the tonnes of nitrogen in sludge transferred out of the plant and disposed of at landfill

   (l)  the tonnes of nitrogen in sludge transferred out of the plant and disposed of at a site other than landfill

 

 

 

(m)  the tonnes of nitrogen in effluent leaving the plant into enclosed waters

  (n)  the tonnes of nitrogen in effluent leaving the plant into estuarine waters

  (o)  the tonnes of nitrogen in effluent leaving the plant into open coastal waters

 

 

Methods 2 and 3 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the population served by the wastewater treatment plant

  (b)  the tonnes of COD measured entering treatment facility

   (c)  the fraction of COD in wastewater anaerobically treated

 

 

 

  (d)  the fraction of COD removed as sludge

   (e)  the fraction of COD in sludge anaerobically treated

 

 

 

   (f)  the tonnes of methane (CO2‑e) generated from the decomposition of COD

 

 

 

   (g)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) captured for production of electricity on site

  (h)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) captured and transferred off site

   (i)  the tonnes of methane (CO2-e) flared

 

 

 

   (j)  the tonnes of COD in effluent leaving the site

  (k)  the tonnes of COD in sludge transferred offsite and disposed of at landfill

   (l)  the tonnes of COD in sludge transferred offsite to a site other than landfill

 

 

 

(m)  the tonnes of nitrogen in influent entering the plant

 

 

 

  (n)  the tonnes of nitrogen in sludge transferred out of the plant and disposed of at landfill

 

 

 

  (o)  the tonnes of nitrogen in sludge transferred out of the plant and disposed of at a site other than landfill

 

 

 

  (p)  the tonnes of nitrogen in effluent leaving the plant into enclosed waters

  (q)  the tonnes of nitrogen in effluent leaving the plant into estuarine waters

   (r)  the tonnes of nitrogen in effluent leaving the plant into open coastal waters

4

Waste incineration

Methods 1 and 4 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

the tonnes of waste incinerated

[13]         Regulation 4.19

omit

type and amount of energy

insert

amount and energy content of the energy type

[14]         Subregulation 4.20 (2)

after

the amount

insert

and energy content

[15]         After subregulation 4.20 (2)

insert

Note   Energy content must be reported in gigajoules, in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Measurement Determination.

[16]         Paragraph 4.22 (1) (a)

omit

the amount of the type of energy

insert

the amount and energy content of the energy type

[17]         Paragraph 4.22 (1) (b)

omit

of the energy

insert

and energy content of the energy type

[18]         Paragraph 4.22 (1) (c)

omit

of the energy

insert

and energy content of the energy type

[19]         Subregulation 4.22 (2)

omit

the amount of the type of energy

insert

the amount and energy content of the energy type

[20]         Subregulation 4.22 (3)

omit

type of energy

insert

energy content of the energy type

[21]         Subregulation 4.22 (3), at the foot

insert

Note   Energy content must be reported in gigajoules, in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Measurement Determination.

[22]         Subregulation 4.23 (2)

omit

of energy

insert

and energy content of the energy type

[23]         Subregulation 4.23 (3)

omit

of energy

insert

and energy content of the energy type

[24]         Subregulation 4.23 (3), at the foot

insert

Note   Energy content must be reported in gigajoules, in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Measurement Determination.

[25]         Paragraph 4.25 (3) (c)

substitute

                (c)    for each of the facilities for which the member has operational control or the business unit has administrative responsibility:

                          (i)    the street address of the facility, if any; and

                         (ii)    the State or Territory to which its activities are attributable; and

                        (iii)    if the facility is not a transport, network or pipeline facility — its latitude and longitude.

[26]         Paragraph 4.33 (1) (f)

omit

if the application is made by the registered corporation,

[27]         After paragraph 5.02 (1) (a)

insert

              (aa)    the Parliamentary Secretary of a Commonwealth Minister mentioned in paragraph (a);

              (ab)    any member of staff of a Commonwealth Minister mentioned in paragraph (a) or a Parliamentary Secretary mentioned in paragraph (aa);

[28]         Subparagraph 6.02 (1) (g) (ii)

after

subparagraph (iii)

insert

or (iv)

[29]         Subparagraph 6.02 (1) (g) (iii)

after

attributable;

insert

and

[30]         After subparagraph 6.02 (1) (g) (iii)

insert

                        (iv)    if the activity constitutes a network or pipeline facility — the State or Territory in which it is located;

[31]         After subregulation 6.02 (1)

insert

Note for subparagraph (g) (iv)   A network or pipeline facility may be located in more than one State or Territory.

[32]         Paragraph 6.03 (e)

omit

network facility

insert

network, pipeline

[33]         Subparagraph 6.03 (e) (iv)

after

attributable;

insert

and

[34]         After subparagraph 6.03 (e) (iv)

insert

                         (v)    the State or Territory to which the activities constituting the facility are attributable;

[35]         Paragraph 6.03 (f)

after

network

insert

or pipeline

[36]         Subparagraph 6.03 (f) (ii)

substitute

                         (ii)    the State or Territory in which it is located; and

[37]         After regulation 6.03

insert

Note for subparagraph (f) (ii)   A network or pipeline facility may be located in more than one State or Territory.

[38]         Regulation 6.11

substitute

6.11        Relevant academic qualifications

                The applicant must have a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree (or equivalent) that:

                (a)    is conferred by an appropriate university or an equivalent institution of higher learning; and

               (b)    is relevant, in the opinion of the Greenhouse Energy and Data Officer, to functions performed by auditors under the Act.

[39]         Subdivision 6.6.8, before regulation 6.64

insert

6.64A      Definition

                In this Subdivision:

alternative audit means an audit that has not been carried out under the Act but that is, in the opinion of the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer, comparable to a greenhouse and energy audit.

[40]         Regulation 6.66, heading

substitute

6.66        Participation in audits

[41]         Regulation 6.66

omit

A registered

insert

         (1)   A registered

[42]         After regulation 6.66

insert

         (2)   If the registered greenhouse and energy auditor has not carried out, or assisted in carrying out, a greenhouse and energy audit in accordance with subregulation (1), the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer may accept an alternative audit.

[43]         Subregulation 6.68 (1)

omit

Officer.

insert

Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer.

[44]         Subregulations 6.69 (1) and (2)

substitute

         (1)   A registered greenhouse and energy auditor must give the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer a report containing information relating to each of the following:

                (a)    greenhouse and energy audits;

               (b)    alternative audits;

                (c)    continuing professional development;

undertaken by the auditor, during the previous 12 months.

         (2)   The report must be given to the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer on each anniversary of a person’s registration as a greenhouse and energy auditor.

[45]         Paragraph 6.69 (3) (a)

omit

audits:

insert

audits, and alternative audits:

[46]         Subparagraphs 6.69 (3) (a) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v)

substitute

                          (i)    the greenhouse and energy audits, or alternative audits, carried out by the auditor as audit team leader, or leader of the alternative audit, during the year (whether completed during the year or not); and

                         (ii)    the greenhouse and energy audits, or alternative audits, that the auditor assisted in carrying out as an audit team member, or a team member of the alternative audit, during the year (whether completed during the year or not) and the position that the auditor held; and

                        (iii)    the name of the audited body, or body being audited in the alternative audit, for each greenhouse and energy audit, or alternative audit, carried out during the year; and

                        (iv)    the greenhouse and energy audits, or alternative audits, completed during the year; and

                         (v)    if a greenhouse and energy audit, or alternative audit, was completed during the year, the time taken to complete it; and

[47]         Schedule 1, item 4

omit

Brown coal

insert

Coal

[48]         Schedule 1, item 5

omit

Coke oven coke

insert

Coal coke

[49]         Schedule 1, item 17

omit

if

[50]         Schedule 1, item 49

omit

Bitumen

insert

Bitumen (including bitumen production), other than consumption for non-combustion purposes

[51]         Schedule 1, item 66

after

acquired

insert

by any means from outside the facility boundary (regardless of whether any payment or exchange has been made)

Schedule 2        Amendments commencing on 1 July 2012

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           Regulation 1.03, after definition of affected group member

insert

anthracite means coal having a volatile matter of less than 14.0% on a dry ash-free basis.

[2]           Regulation 1.03, after definition of Australian Statistician

insert

bituminous coal means coal having:

                (a)    a volatile matter of not less than 14.0% on a dry ash-free basis; and

               (b)    gross specific energy of either:

                          (i)    not less than 26.50 megajoules per kilogram on an ash-free moist basis; or

                         (ii)    not less than 24.00 megajoules per kilogram on an ash-free moist basis if the crucible swelling number is not less than one.

[3]           Regulation 1.03, definition of brown coal

substitute

brown coal means coal having a gross specific energy of less than 19.00 megajoules per kilogram on an ash-free moist basis.

[4]           Regulation 1.03, after definition of source

insert

sub-bituminous coal means coal having a gross specific energy of:

                (a)    19.00–23.99 megajoules per kilogram on an ash-free moist basis; or

               (b)    if the crucible swelling number is 0 or 1/2 — 19.00–26.49 megajoules per kilogram on an ash-free moist basis.

[5]           Subregulation 4.14, table, item 5

substitute

5

Chemical or mineral production, other than carbide production, using a carbon reductant or carbon anode

Method 1 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of chemical or mineral products, containing carbon, produced

  (b)  the carbon content of the chemical or mineral products, containing carbon, produced in tonnes of carbon per tonne of output

   (c)  the tonnes of solid waste by-products, containing carbon, produced by the activity

  (d)  the average carbon content factor of solid waste by‑products expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of solid waste by‑product

   (e)  the change in stock, containing carbon, for the activity measured in tonnes

   (f)  the carbon content factor of the change in stock expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of stock

 

 

Methods 2, 3 and 4 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of chemical or mineral products, containing carbon, produced

  (b)  the carbon content of the chemical or mineral products, containing carbon, produced in tonnes of carbon per tonne of output

   (c)  the tonnes of solid waste by-products, containing carbon, produced by the activity

  (d)  the average carbon content factors of solid waste by‑products expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of solid waste by‑product

   (e)  the change in stock, containing carbon, for the activity measured in tonnes

 

 

   (f)  the carbon content factor of the change in stock expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of stock

   (g)  the facility specific carbon content factor of fuel or carbonaceous input material consumed expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of fuel

[6]           Subregulation 4.15 (2), table, items 1 and 2

substitute

1

Iron, steel or other metal production using an integrated metalworks

Method 1 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of iron produced for sale

  (b)  the carbon content of the iron produced for sale in tonnes of carbon per tonne of output

   (c)  the tonnes of crude steel produced

  (d)  the carbon content factor of the crude steel in tonnes of carbon per tonne of output

   (e)  the tonnes of solid waste by-product, containing carbon, produced by the activity

   (f)  the average carbon content factor of solid waste by‑products, containing carbon, expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of waste by‑product

   (g)  the change in stock, containing carbon, for the activity measured in tonnes

  (h)  the carbon content factor of the change in stock expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of stock

   (i)  the tonnes of coke transferred beyond the boundary of the activity

   (j)  the tonnes of coal tar transferred beyond the boundary of the activity

 

 

Methods 2, 3 and 4 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of iron produced for sale

  (b)  the carbon content of the iron produced for sale in tonnes of carbon per tonne of output

   (c)  the tonnes of crude steel produced

  (d)  the carbon content factor of the crude steel in tonnes of carbon per tonne of output

 

 

   (e)  the facility specific carbon content factor of fuel consumed expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of fuel

   (f)  tonnes of solid waste by-product, containing carbon, produced by the activity

 

 

   (g)  the average carbon content factor of solid waste by‑products, containing carbon, expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of waste by‑product

 

 

  (h)  the change in stock, containing carbon, for the activity measured in tonnes

 

 

   (i)  the carbon content factor of the change in stock expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of stock

   (j)  the tonnes of coke transferred beyond the boundary of the activity

  (k)  the tonnes of coal tar transferred beyond the boundary of the activity

2

Ferroalloys production

Method 1 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of ferroalloys produced containing carbon

  (b)  the carbon content factor of the ferroalloy produced in the activity in tonnes of carbon per tonne of output

   (c)  the tonnes of solid waste by-products, containing carbon, produced by the activity

  (d)  the average carbon content factors of solid waste by‑products expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of solid waste by‑product

   (e)  the change in stock, containing carbon, for the activity measured in tonnes

   (f)  the carbon content factor of the change in stock expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of stock

Methods 2, 3 and 4 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of ferroalloy, containing carbon, produced

  (b)  the carbon content factor of the ferroalloy produced in the activity in tonnes of carbon per tonne of output

   (c)  the tonnes of solid waste by‑products, containing carbon, produced by the activity

  (d)  the average carbon content factor of solid waste by‑products expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of solid waste by‑product

   (e)  the change in stock, containing carbon, for the activity measured in tonnes

   (f)  the carbon content factor of the change in stock expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of stock

   (g)  the facility specific carbon content factor of fuel consumed expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of fuel

[7]           Subregulation 4.15 (2), table, item 4

substitute

4

Production of other metals

Method 1 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of other metals produced

  (b)  the carbon content of the other metals produced in tonnes of carbon per tonne of output

   (c)  the tonnes of solid waste by-products, containing carbon, produced by the activity

  (d)  the average carbon content factor of solid waste by‑products expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of solid waste by‑product

   (e)  the change in stock, containing carbon, for the activity measured in tonnes

   (f)  the carbon content factor of the change in stock expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of stock

Methods 2, 3 and 4 for the source, as set out in the Measurement Determination

   (a)  the tonnes of other metal produced

  (b)  the carbon content factor of the other metal in tonnes of carbon per tonne of output

   (c)  the tonnes of solid waste by‑products, containing carbon, produced by the activity

  (d)  the average carbon content factors of solid waste by‑products expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of solid waste by‑product

   (e)  the change in stock, containing carbon, for the activity measured in tonnes

   (f)  the carbon content factor of the change in stock expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of stock

   (g)  the facility specific carbon content factor of fuel consumed expressed as tonnes of carbon per tonne of fuel

[8]           Schedule 1, item 1

substitute

1

Bituminous coal

1A

Sub-bituminous coal

1B

Anthracite


Note

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