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SLI 2014 No. 155 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 to update solar zones and update references to documentation and definitions following the passage of the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Act 2014.
Administered by: Environment
Made 30 Oct 2014
Registered 03 Nov 2014
Tabled HR 14 Nov 2014
Tabled Senate 17 Nov 2014
Date of repeal 05 Nov 2014
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
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Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Solar Zones and Other Measures) Regulation 2014

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 155, 2014

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated 30 October 2014

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Greg Hunt

Minister for the Environment

  

  


Contents

1............ Name................................................................................................... 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1

4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001                                               2

 


1  Name

                   This is the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Solar Zones and Other Measures) Regulation 2014.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001

1  Subregulation 3(1) (definition of Jobs and Competitiveness Program)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Jobs and Competitiveness Program means the Jobs and Competitiveness Program that was in force under the Clean Energy Act 2011 immediately before the repeal of that Act by item 1 of Schedule 1 to the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Act 2014.

2  Subregulation 3(1)

Insert:

true‑up report means a true‑up report that is required to be given to the Regulator under section 5 of the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) (Jobs and Competitiveness Program) Rules 2014.

3  Subregulations 19C(5) and (6)

Repeal the subregulations.

4  Paragraph 20(1)(b)

After “rating of the system”, insert “(worked out in accordance with Schedule 5)”.

5  Subregulation 20(4)

Repeal the subregulation.

6  Subregulations 22P(1) and (2)

Repeal the subregulations.

7  Paragraph 22P(3)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  an audit report is prepared under the Jobs and Competitiveness Program; and

8  At the end of regulation 22P

Add:

Certain applications made for 2015

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  an application under subsection 46A(1) of the Act is made in respect of 2015; and

                     (b)  an audit report included in a true‑up report deals with a site mentioned in the application;

then the audit report is prescribed information.

9  After subregulation 22UA(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  However, this subdivision does not apply to an application for 2015 if all of the following apply:

                     (a)  the Regulator has been given a true‑up report that includes an audit report;

                     (b)  all the facilities used for the production of the amount or volume of relevant product in the application were included in the true‑up report;

                     (c)  the amount or volume of relevant product produced at the facilities included in the application is the same amount or volume of relevant product produced at those facilities that was included in the true‑up report.

10  Subregulation 22UA(5)

Omit “subregulation (4)”, substitute “subregulations (3A) and (4)”.

11  Paragraph 22ZC(4)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  if the application relates to 2013 or 2014—the considerations that applied under the Jobs and Competitiveness Program in relation to an application for free carbon units in respect of an equivalent amount or volume of relevant product;

                   (ba)  if the application relates to 2015—the considerations that apply under the modified JCP in relation to a reportable application for free carbon units in respect of an equivalent amount or volume of relevant product;

12  Paragraph 22ZC(4)(c)

Omit all the words before subparagraph (i), substitute:

                     (c)  if the application relates to 2016 or a later year—the following matters in relation to the measurement of an amount or volume of relevant product:

13  At the end of regulation 22ZC

Add:

             (5)  In this regulation:

modified JCP has the meaning given by subsection 3(2) of the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) (Jobs and Competitiveness Program) Rules 2014.

reportable application has the meaning given by subsection 3(2) of the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) (Jobs and Competitiveness Program) Rules 2014.

14  Schedule 5 (note to the heading)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:       See paragraph 20(1)(b).

15  Part 1 of Schedule 5 (after the heading)

Insert:

1  Zone ratings for solar (photovoltaic) systems

                   For paragraph 20(1)(b), the zone rating for a solar (photovoltaic) system is the rating mentioned in the following table for the zone where the system is installed.

Note:          For the zone where the system is installed, see Part 2.

16  Part 1 of Schedule 5 (table, headings)

Repeal the headings, substitute:

 

Zone ratings for solar (photovoltaic) systems

Item

Zone

Rating

17  Part 2 of Schedule 5 (after the heading)

Insert:

2  Zones for solar (photovoltaic) systems

                   The zone where a solar (photovoltaic) system is installed is the zone mentioned in the following table for the postcode where the system is installed.

18  Part 2 of Schedule 5 (table, headings)

Repeal the headings, substitute:

 

Zones for postcodes where solar (photovoltaic) systems are installed

Item

Postcodes

Zone

 

From

To

 

19  Part 2 of Schedule 5 (table items 5 and 6)

Repeal the items, substitute:

 

5

1001

2355

3

6

2356

2357

2

20  Part 2 of Schedule 5 (table items 20 to 23)

Repeal the items, substitute:

 

20

2545

2554

4

21

2555

2626

3

22

2627

2628

4

23

2629

2630

3

21  Part 2 of Schedule 5 (table items 78 to 80)

Repeal the items, substitute:

 

78

4828

4828

2

79

4829

4830

2

80

4831

5261

3

22  Paragraphs 646(1)(d) to (f) of Schedule 6

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (d)  is uncoated; and

                     (e)  is generally useable as a packaging or industrial paper product, including products such as kraft liner, recycled or multiply liner, medium, sack and bag paper, wrapping paper, plasterboard liner, horticultural paper and building paper; and

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

                     (g)  is of saleable quality.