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This instrument revokes 16 methodology determinations made under the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 (the Act) before the commencement of the Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Act 2014. The determinations that are being revoked have been superseded by subsequent determinations. There is no change in the scope of activities that are covered by determinations made under the Act due to the revocation of these 16 determinations. The legislative instrument reduces duplication and confusion over which rules should govern the crediting of emissions reduction from certain types of projects.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 25 Jun 2015
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Tabled HR10-Aug-2015
Tabled Senate10-Aug-2015
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Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Superseded Methodology Determinations—Revocation and Transitional Provisions) Instrument 2015

I, Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment, make the following legislative instrument.

Dated     23 June  2015

 

GREG HUNT

Greg Hunt

Minister for the Environment


 

 

  

Contents

1  Name 3

2  Commencement....................................................................................................................... 3

3  Authority................................................................................................................................. 3

4  Interpretation............................................................................................................................ 3

5  Revocation of methodology determinations............................................................................. 3

6  Transitional provision for applications not decided at time of revocation................................. 4


 

1  Name

                   This is the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Superseded Methodology Determinations—Revocation and Transitional Provisions) Instrument 2015.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 July 2015.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 123(1) of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.

4  Interpretation

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.

5  Revocation of methodology determinations

                   The following methodology determinations made under subsection 106(1) of the Act are revoked:

                     (a)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Avoided Deforestation) Methodology Determination 2013;

                     (b)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Avoided Emissions from Diverting Legacy Waste from Landfill for Process Engineered Fuel Manufacture) Methodology Determination 2012;

                     (c)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Avoided Emissions from Diverting Legacy Waste through a Composting Alternative Waste Technology) Methodology Determination 2013;

                     (d)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Capture and Combustion of Methane in Landfill Gas from Legacy Waste: Upgrade projects) Methodology Determination 2012;

                     (e)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Diversion of Legacy Waste to an Alternative Waste Treatment Facility) Methodology Determination 2013;

                      (f)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Enclosed Mechanical Processing and Composting Alternative Waste Treatment) Methodology Determination 2013;

                     (g)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Human Induced Regeneration of a Permanent Even-Aged Native Forest) Methodology Determination 2013;

                     (h)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Quantifying Carbon Sequestration by Permanent Mallee Plantings using the Reforestation Modelling Tool) Methodology Determination 2013;

                      (i)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Early Dry Season Savanna Burning—1.1) Methodology Determination 2013;

                      (j)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Reforestation and Afforestation) Methodology Determination 2013;

                     (k)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Reforestation and Afforestation—1.1) Methodology Determination 2013;

                      (l)  Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Reforestation and Afforestation—1.2) Methodology Determination 2013;

                    (m)  Carbon Farming (Capture and Combustion of Methane in Landfill Gas from Legacy Waste) Methodology Determination 2012;

                     (n)  Carbon Farming (Destruction of Methane Generated from Manure in Piggeries) Methodology Determination 2012;

                     (o)  Carbon Farming (Quantifying Carbon Sequestration by Permanent Environmental Plantings of Native Species using the CFI Reforestation Modelling Tool) Methodology Determination 2012;

                     (p)  Carbon Farming (Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Early Dry Season Savanna Burning) Methodology Determination 2012.

6  Transitional provision for applications not decided at time of revocation

Note:           The effect of this provision is that if an application was made in relation to a project before the revocation of the relevant determination, the determination will continue to apply in relation to that project as if it had not been revoked. 

             (1)  This section applies if, at the beginning of 1 July 2015:

                     (a)  a person has made an ERF transitional application (within the meaning of item 382 of Schedule 1 to the Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Act 2014) for the declaration of an offsets project as a eligible offsets project; and

                     (b)  the Regulator has neither:

                              (i)  declared that the project is an eligible offsets project for the purposes of the Act; nor

                             (ii)  refused to declare that the project is an eligible offset project for the purposes of the Act: and

                     (c)  a methodology determination that was revoked by section  applied to the project (the covering determination).

             (2)  The covering determination continues to apply to the project as if it had not been revoked, and no other methodology determination applies to the project, until:

                     (a)  the applicant withdraws the application; or

                     (b)  the Regulator refuses to declare that the project is an eligible offset project for the purposes of the Act; or

                     (c)  after the Regulator declares that the project is an eligible offsets project,  the Regulator approves, under section 130, the application of another methodology determination to the project, with effect from a particular time.