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SLI 2012 No. 227 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2011 to amend waste coal mine gas provisions, and to include an additional EITE activity as eligible for partial exemptions under the RET, and some technical adjustments.
Administered by: Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Made 27 Sep 2012
Registered 03 Oct 2012
Tabled HR 09 Oct 2012
Tabled Senate 09 Oct 2012
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
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Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 7)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2012 No. 227

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

Dated 27 September 2012



By Her Excellency’s Command



                        1      Name of regulation                                                          2

                        2      Commencement                                                              2

                        3      Amendment of Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001        2

Schedule 1                  Amendments commencing on registration                    3

Schedule 2                  Amendments commencing 1 January 2013                    5



1              Name of regulation

                This regulation is the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 7).

2              Commencement

                This regulation commences as follows:

                 (a)     on the day after it is registered—sections 1 to 3 and Schedule 1;

                (b)     on 1 January 2013—Schedule 2.

3              Amendment of Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001

                Schedules 1 and 2 amend the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001.

Schedule 1        Amendments commencing on registration

(section 3)


[1]           After subregulation 20FC (4)


         (5)   Despite paragraph (3) (b), an application for the variation of the 2008 WCMG limit of 2 or more power stations for the 6 months commencing on 1 July 2012 must be given to the Regulator by the nominated person no later than 31 October 2012.

         (6)   Subregulation (5) and this subregulation expire on 1 November 2012 as if they had been repealed by another legislative instrument.

[2]           Paragraph 22X (1B) (c)





[3]           After paragraph 22X (1B) (c)


               (d)    for an activity mentioned in Part 47 of Schedule 6—no later than 31 October 2012.

[4]           Schedule 6, after Part 46


Part 47        Production of ceramic floor and wall tiles

Division 1       Production of ceramic floor and wall tiles

737         Production of ceramic floor and wall tiles

                The production of ceramic floor and wall tiles is the physical and chemical transformation of raw clay and other raw materials, such as feldspar and quartz, into saleable ceramic floor and wall tiles that conform to ISO 13006:2012 (issued by the International Organization for Standardization), or an equivalent standard, as in force when the tiles are produced.

Note   ISO 13006:2012 is published at www.iso.org.

Division 2       Classification of activity

738         Classification of activity

                The production of ceramic floor and wall tiles is a moderately emissions‑intensive activity.

Division 3       Electricity baseline for calculating partial exemption

739         Electricity baseline for product

                The electricity baseline for calculating the amount of a liable entity’s partial exemption in respect of the production of ceramic floor and wall tiles is 0.221 MWh per tonne of ceramic floor and wall tiles that:

                (a)    conform to ISO 13006:2012; and

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

                (c)    are of saleable quality.

Note   Saleable quality is defined in regulation 22C.

Schedule 2        Amendments commencing 1 January 2013

(section 3)


[1]           Schedule 6, clause 703





[2]           Schedule 6, clause 705


moderately emissions‑intensive


highly emissions‑intensive

[3]           Schedule 6, clause 706






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