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This determination amends the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008.
Administered by: Environment
Registered 30 Jun 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Aug-2015
Tabled Senate10-Aug-2015
Date of repeal 02 Jul 2016
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 2)

I, Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment, make the following determination.

Dated   26 June                                    2015

Greg Hunt

Minister for the Environment

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Fugitive emissions and scope 2 emissions                                                              2

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008                 2

Schedule 2—Biological treatment of solid waste                                                                           7

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008                 7

Schedule 3—Application and transitional                                                                                         9

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008                 9

 


1  Name

                   This is the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 2).

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

2.  Schedule 1

1 July 2015.

1 July 2015

3.  Schedule 2

1 July 2016.

1 July 2016

4.  Schedule 3, item 1

1 July 2015.

1 July 2015

5.  Schedule 3, item 2

1 July 2016.

1 July 2016

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

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 1Fugitive emissions and scope 2 emissions

  

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008

1  Section 1.8 (definition of applicable State or Territory legislation)

After “coal mining health and safety,”, insert “including such a law that prescribes performance‑based objectives,”.

2  Paragraph 3.6(2)(b)

Omit “3.12”, substitute “3.13”.

3  At the end of subsection 3.6(2)

Add:

Note:          Any estimates of emissions must be consistent with the principles in section 1.13.

4  Section 3.13

Omit “measured in accordance with section 1.34”, substitute “consistent with an appropriate standard or applicable State or Territory legislation”.

5  At the end of section 3.13

Add:

Note:          The performance characteristics of PEM equipment includes calibration.

6  Paragraphs 3.43(1)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  if estimating emissions of methane released—one of the following methods must be used:

                              (i)  method 1 under section 3.44;

                             (ii)  method 2A under section 3.45A; and

                     (c)  if estimating emissions of nitrous oxide released—one of the following methods must be used:

                              (i)  method 1 under section 3.44;

                             (ii)  method 2A under section 3.45A.

7  Section 3.45 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

3.45  Method 2—oil or gas exploration (flared carbon dioxide emissions)

8  Subsection 3.45(2)

Omit “method 1, but the carbon dioxide emissions factor EFh”, substitute “method 1 under section 3.44, but the carbon dioxide emissions factor EFij”.

9  After section 3.45

Insert:

3.45A  Method 2A—oil or gas exploration (flared methane or nitrous oxide emissions)

                   For subparagraphs 3.43(1)(b)(ii) and (c)(ii), method 2A is:

where:

EFhij is the emission factor of gas type (j), being methane or nitrous oxide, for the total hydrocarbons (h) within the fuel type (i) in oil or gas exploration during the year, mentioned for the fuel type in the table in subsection 3.44(2) and measured in CO2‑e tonnes per tonne of the fuel type (i) flared.

Eij is the fugitive emissions of gas type (j), being methane or nitrous oxide, from fuel type (i) flared from oil or gas exploration during the year, measured in CO2‑e tonnes.

OFi is 0.98, which is the destruction efficiency of fuel type (i) flared.

Qh is the total quantity of hydrocarbons (h) within the fuel type (i) in oil or gas exploration during the year, measured in tonnes in accordance with Division 2.3.3 for gaseous fuels or Division 2.4.3 for liquid fuels.

10  Paragraphs 3.51(1)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  if estimating emissions of methane released—one of the following methods must be used:

                              (i)  method 1 under section 3.52;

                             (ii)  method 2A under section 3.53A; and

                     (c)  if estimating emissions of nitrous oxide released—one of the following methods must be used:

                              (i)  method 1 under section 3.52;

                             (ii)  method 2A under section 3.53A.

11  After section 3.53

Insert:

3.53A  Method 2A—crude oil production (flared methane or nitrous oxide emissions)

                   For subparagraphs 3.51(1)(b)(ii) and (c)(ii), method 2A is:

where:

EFhij is the emission factor of gas type (j), being methane or nitrous oxide, for the total hydrocarbons (h) within the fuel type (i) in crude oil production during the year, mentioned for the fuel type in the table in subsection 3.52(2) and measured in CO2‑e tonnes per tonne of the fuel type (i) flared.

Eij is the fugitive emissions of gas type (j), being methane or nitrous oxide, from fuel type (i) flared from crude oil production during the year, measured in CO2‑e tonnes.

OFi is 0.98, which is the destruction efficiency of fuel type (i) flared.

Qh is the total quantity of hydrocarbons (h) within the fuel type (i) in crude oil production during the year, measured in tonnes in accordance with Division 2.3.3 for gaseous fuels or Division 2.4.3 for liquid fuels.

12  Section 3.55

Repeal the section.

13  Paragraphs 3.62(4)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  if estimating emissions of methane released—one of the following methods must be used:

                              (i)  method 1 under section 3.67;

                             (ii)  method 2A under section 3.68A; and

                     (c)  if estimating emissions of nitrous oxide released—one of the following methods must be used:

                              (i)  method 1 under section 3.67;

                             (ii)  method 2A under section 3.68A.

14  After section 3.68

Insert:

3.68A   Method 2A—crude oil refining (flared methane or nitrous oxide emissions)

                   For subparagraphs 3.62(4)(b)(ii) and (c)(ii), method 2A is:

where:

EFhij is the emission factor of gas type (j), being methane or nitrous oxide, for the total hydrocarbons (h) within the fuel type (i) in crude oil refining during the year, mentioned for the fuel type in the table in subsection 3.67(2) and measured in CO2‑e tonnes per tonne of the fuel type (i) flared.

Eij is the fugitive emissions of gas type (j), being methane or nitrous oxide, from fuel type (i) flared from crude oil refining during the year, measured in CO2‑e tonnes.

OFi is 0.98, which is the destruction efficiency of fuel type (i) flared.

Qh is the total quantity of hydrocarbons (h) within the fuel type (i) in crude oil refining during the year, measured in tonnes in accordance with Division 2.3.3.

15  Paragraphs 3.83(3)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  if estimating emissions of methane released—one of the following methods must be used:

                              (i)  method 1 under section 3.85;

                             (ii)  method 2A under section 3.86A; and

                     (c)  if estimating emissions of nitrous oxide released—one of the following methods must be used:

                              (i)  method 1 under section 3.85;

                             (ii)  method 2A under section 3.86A.

16  Section 3.86 (formula)

Repeal the formula, substitute:

17  Section 3.86 (definition of EFh)

Repeal the definition.

18  Section 3.86 (after the definition of Qh)

Insert:

EFhi is the carbon dioxide emission factor for the total hydrocarbons (h) within the fuel type (i) in the natural gas production and processing during the year, measured in CO2‑e tonnes per tonne of fuel type (i) flared, estimated in accordance with Division 2.3.3.

19  After section 3.86

Insert:

3.86A  Method 2A—natural gas production and processing (flared methane or nitrous oxide emissions)

                   For subparagraphs 3.83(3)(b)(ii) and (c)(ii), method 2A is:

where:

EFhij is the emission factor of gas type (j), being methane or nitrous oxide, for the total hydrocarbons (h) within the fuel type (i) in natural gas production and processing during the year, mentioned for the fuel type in the table in subsection 3.85(2) and measured in CO2‑e tonnes per tonne of the fuel type (i) flared.

Eij is the fugitive emissions of gas type (j), being methane or nitrous oxide, from fuel type (i) flared from natural gas production and processing during the year, measured in CO2‑e tonnes.

OFi is 0.98, which is the destruction efficiency of fuel type (i) flared.

Qh is the total quantity of hydrocarbons (h) within the fuel type (i) in natural gas production and processing during the year, measured in tonnes in accordance with Division 2.3.3.

20  After subsection 7.1(2) (before the note)

Insert:

             (3)  The facilities to which this Chapter applies include a facility the operation of which is constituted by an electricity transmission network or distribution network that consumes electricity through electricity losses.

21  Subsections 7.2(3) and 7.3(3)

After “purchased”, insert “(or lost)”.

22  Part 6 of Schedule 1

Repeal the Part, substitute:

Part 6Indirect (scope 2) emission factors from consumption of purchased electricity from grid

 

Indirect (Scope 2) Emissions Factors from Consumption of Purchased Electricity from Grid

Item

State, Territory or grid description

Emission factor kg CO2‑e/kWh

77

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

0.84

78

Victoria

1.13

79

Queensland

0.79

80

South Australia

0.56

81

South West Interconnected System in Western Australia

0.76

82

Tasmania

0.12

83

Northern Territory

0.67

 

Schedule 2Biological treatment of solid waste

  

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008

1  Paragraph 1.3(4)(d)

After “landfill”, insert “or other facilities,”.

2  Section 1.8

Insert:

biological treatment of solid waste:

                     (a)  means an alternative waste treatment activity consisting of a composting or anaerobic digestion process in which organic matter in solid waste is broken down by microorganisms; but

                     (b)  does not include solid waste disposal in a landfill.

Note:          Chapter 5 (waste) deals with solid waste disposal in a landfill as well as the biological treatment of solid waste (whether at a landfill or at a facility elsewhere).

3  Subsection 1.10(1)

Omit “column 3”, substitute “the column headed ‘Source of emissions’”.

4  Subsection 1.10(1) (after table item 4A)

Insert:

 

4AA

 

Biological treatment of solid waste

5  Section 5.2

Repeal the section, substitute:

5.2  Application

             (1)  This Part applies to emissions released from:

                     (a)  the decomposition of organic material from:

                              (i)  solid waste disposal in a landfill; or

                             (ii)  the biological treatment of solid waste at a landfill or at a facility elsewhere; and

                     (b)  flaring of landfill gas.

             (2)  This Part does not apply to solid waste disposal in a landfill unless:

                     (a)  the landfill was open for the acceptance of waste on and after 1 July 2012; and

                     (b)  during a year, the landfill emits more than 10 000 tonnes of CO2‑e from solid waste disposal in the landfill.

             (3)  This Part does not apply to the biological treatment of solid waste at a facility (whether at a landfill or at a facility elsewhere) unless, during a year, the facility emits more than 10 000 tonnes of CO2‑e from the biological treatment of solid waste at the facility.

6  Subsection 5.3(1)

Omit “Subject to section 1.18 for emissions released from the operation of a facility that is constituted by a landfill during a year:”, substitute “For the purposes of this Part, subject to section 1.18, for estimating emissions released from the operation of a facility (including a facility that is a landfill) during a year:”.

7  Paragraphs 5.3(a) and (b)

Omit “the landfill”, substitute “a landfill”.

8  Paragraphs 5.3(1)(c) and (d)

Omit “at the landfill”, substitute “at the facility”.

9  Section 5.22 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

5.22  Method 1—emissions of methane and nitrous oxide from biological treatment of solid waste

10  Subsections 5.22(1) and (2)

Omit “landfill” (wherever occurring), substitute “facility”.

11  Section 5.22AA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

5.22AA  Method 4—emissions of methane and nitrous oxide from biological treatment of solid waste

Schedule 3Application and transitional

  

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008

1  Chapter 9

Insert in their appropriate numerical positions:

9.3  Amendments made by the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 1)

             (1)  The amendments made by Schedule 1 to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 1) apply in relation to the financial year starting on 1 July 2015 and later financial years.

             (2)  This section is repealed on 1 November 2015.

9.4  Amendments made by the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 2)

             (1)  The amendments made by Schedule 1 to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 2) apply in relation to the financial year starting on 1 July 2015 and later financial years.

             (2)  This section is repealed on 1 November 2015.

2  Chapter 9

Insert in its appropriate numerical position:

9.5  Amendments made by the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 2)

             (1)  The amendments made by Schedule 2 to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 2) apply in relation to the financial year starting on 1 July 2016 and later financial years.

             (2)  This section is repealed on 1 November 2016.