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SLI 2015 No. 44 Regulations as made
This regulation makes minor amendments to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008, primarily to update the values specified for determining the carbon dioxide equivalence of greenhouse gases. It also clarifies that, in the context of carbon capture and storage activities, it is greenhouse gas substances that must be identified and measured.
Administered by: Environment
Made 16 Apr 2015
Registered 20 Apr 2015
Tabled HR 12 May 2015
Tabled Senate 11 May 2015
Date of repeal 02 Jul 2015
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the
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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2015

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 44, 2015

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 16 April 2015

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

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008                       2

 


1  Name

                   This is the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2015.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 July 2015.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.

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                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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

  

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008

1  Regulation 1.03

Insert:

greenhouse gas substance has the same meaning as in section 7 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

2  Regulation 2.02

Repeal the regulation, substitute:

2.02  Definition of carbon dioxide equivalence—values specified for determining carbon dioxide equivalence

                   For the definition of carbon dioxide equivalence in section 7 of the Act, the value specified in relation to a kind of greenhouse gas is the value specified as the Global Warming Potential for that greenhouse gas mentioned in an item of the following table.

 

Table—Values specified for determining carbon dioxide equivalence

Item

Greenhouse gas

Chemical formula

Global Warming Potential (GWP)

1

Carbon dioxide

CO2

1

2

Methane

CH4

25

3

Nitrous oxide

N2O

298

4

Sulphur hexafluoride

SF6

22 800

5

HFC‑23

CHF3

14 800

6

HFC‑32

CH2F2

675

7

HFC‑41

CH3F2

92

8

HFC‑43‑10mee

C5H2F10

1 640

9

HFC‑125

C2HF5

3 500

10

HFC‑134

C2H2F4 (CHF2CHF2)

1 100

11

HFC‑134a

C2H2F4 (CH2FCF3)

1 430

12

HFC‑143

C2H3F3 (CHF2CH2F)

353

13

HFC‑143a

C2H3F3 (CF3CH3)

4 470

14

HFC‑152a

C2H4F2 (CH3CHF2)

124

15

HFC‑227ea

C3HF7

3 220

16

HFC‑236fa

C3H2F6

9 810

17

HFC‑245ca

C3H3F5

693

18

Perfluoromethane (tetrafluoromethane)

CF4

7 390

19

Perfluoroethane (hexafluoroethane)

C2F6

12 200

20

Perfluoropropane

C3F8

8 830

21

Perfluorobutane

C4F10

8 860

22

Perfluorocyclobutane

c‑C4F8

10 300

23

Perfluoropentane

C5F12

9 160

24

Perfluorohexane

C6F14

9 300

 

Note 1:       Global Warming Potential (also known as GWP) is defined in the Glossary published by the UNFCCC as an index representing the combined effect of the differing times greenhouse gases remain in the atmosphere and their relative effectiveness in absorbing outgoing infrared radiation.

Note 2:       The Global Warming Potential figures in the above table are the figures published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007).

3  Subregulation 4.12(2)

Omit “CO2” (wherever occurring), substitute “greenhouse gas substances”.

4  Paragraph 4.12(3)(a)

Omit “the CO2”, substitute “greenhouse gas substances”.

5  Paragraph 4.12(3)(b)

Omit “the CO2 was”, substitute “greenhouse gas substances were”.

6  Paragraph 4.12(3)(f)

After “gas”, insert “substances”.