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This instrument exempts the models of external power supplies specified in the Schedule attached to the instrument from the requirements of sections 7 and 8 of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (External Power Supplies) Determination 2012.
Administered by: Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation Act 2003 s 54(1)
Registered 12 Sep 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Sep-2014
Tabled Senate22-Sep-2014



Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Exemption) Instrument (No. 1) 2014

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012



I, David Walker, being the person occupying the position of GEMS Regulator, make this instrument under subsection 37(1) and (2) of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012.



Dated 8 September 2014




David Walker

GEMS Regulator



1              Name of Determination

This instrument is the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Exemption) Instrument (No.1) 2014.

2              Commencement

This instrument comes into force on the day after it is registered.

3              Definitions


In this instrument:


Act means the Greenhouse and energy Minimum Standards Act 2012.


exempt models: see section 4.


Note:                Several other words and expressions used in this instrument have the meaning given by section 5 of the Act. For example:

·         GEMS

·         GEMS determination

·         GEMS labelling requirements

·         GEMS level requirements

·         model

·         model identifier

·         product classes

·         supply


4              Exemption of model of a GEMS product from requirements of GEMS determination

The models specified at clause 1 of the Schedule (the exempt models) are exempt from the requirements of the GEMS determination as described at clause 2 of the Schedule with respect to the supplies or uses of the exempt model specified at clause 3 of the Schedule.

5              Conditions of exemption

The conditions (if any) at clause 4 of the Schedule are specified for the purposes of subsection 37(2) of the Act.


Note:               Subsection 37(2) of the Act provides that the exemption may specify conditions to which the exemption is subject. Subsection 37(3) provides that a person must comply with a condition of an exemption to the extent that it applies to the person.


Schedule           Exemption and conditions of exemption

Part 1      Exemption

1              Specification of exempt models


Product Class


Model No.

Registration No.

Product class 1

Canon Australia Pty Ltd



Product class 1

Sony Australia Pty Ltd



Product class 1

PFU Limited




2              Requirements from which model is exempt

Requirements of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (External Power Supplies) Determination 2012 as follows:


GEMS labelling requirements (section 7)

The model is exempted from the requirements mentioned in clause 5.1 of AS/NZS 4665.2:2005 and Appendix A of AS/NZS 4665.1:2005 in relation to the energy performance mark to be shown on the product

Other GEMS requirements (section 8)

The model is exempted from the requirements mentioned in section 8 for products to meet the high efficiency level


3              Supplies and uses to which the exemption applies

All supplies and uses of the exempt models.


4              Specification of conditions of exemption

The products must meet the requirements for the level VI efficiency mark specified in the International Efficiency Marking Protocol, and be marked with the level VI efficiency mark.