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SLI 2015 No. 120 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Regulations 2011 to repeal spent provisions and transfers remaining operational provisions to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015, in accordance with the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 (CFI Act) and also provides for a number of new provisions necessary to support the operation of the Emissions Reduction Fund, and in accordance with the CFI Act.
Administered by: Environment
Registered 31 Jul 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Aug-2015
Tabled Senate10-Aug-2015
Date of repeal 02 Aug 2015
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Table of contents.

 

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Regulation 2015 (No. 1)

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 120, 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 23 July 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............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Regulations 2011                       3

 


1  Name

                   This is the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Regulation 2015 (No. 1).

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.

1 August 2015

2.  Schedule 1

At the same time as the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Rule 2015 (No. 1).

1 August 2015

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 Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.

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

  

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Regulations 2011

1  Subregulation 1.3(1)

Omit “(1) In these Regulations”, substitute “In these Regulations and any original methodology determination continuing to apply under subsection 125(2), 126(2) or 127(2) of the Act”.

2  Subregulation 1.3(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of Aboriginal person;

                     (b)  definition of accounted for;

                     (c)  definition of approved form;

                     (d)  definition of associated provisions;

                     (e)  definition of authorised representative;

                      (f)  definition of certified copy.

3  Subregulation 1.3(1) (subparagraph (b)(i) of the definition of CFI rainfall map)

Omit “for the period from at least 1921 to 2010”.

4  Subregulation 1.3(1) (definition of consent)

Omit “, for Divisions 3.6 and 3.12,”.

5  Subregulation 1.3(1)

Insert:

conservation land means an area that is owned and managed by the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory Government for biodiversity conservation.

6  Subregulation 1.3(1) (definition of entity)

Repeal the definition.

7  Subregulation 1.3(1)

Insert:

farm means:

                     (a)  any tract of land:

                              (i)  which is used by a person for agriculture; and

                             (ii)  for which the person holds an estate in fee simple or a lease over the land; or

                     (b)  multiple tracts of land:

                              (i)  which are used by the same person for agriculture; and

                             (ii)  for which the person holds an estate in fee simple or a lease over each tract of land; and

                            (iii)  to which the same methodology determination is applied, regardless of whether those tracts of land are touching.

8  Subregulation 1.3(1) (definition of multiple project proponents)

Repeal the definition.

9  Subregulation 1.3(1)

Insert:

native forest means an area of land that:

                     (a)  is dominated by trees that:

                              (i)  are located within their natural range; and

                             (ii)  have attained, or have the potential to attain, a crown cover of at least 20% of the area of land; and

                            (iii)  have reached, or have the potential to reach, a height of at least 2 metres; and

                     (b)  is not a plantation.

10  Subregulation 1.3(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of nominee;

                     (b)  definition of non‑CFI scheme;

                     (c)  definition of prescribed non‑CFI offsets scheme;

                     (d)  definition of Registry Act;

                     (e)  definition of Registry Regulations;

                      (f)  definition of relevant area.

11  Subregulation 1.3(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of section 27 declaration;

                     (b)  definition of Torres Strait Islander;

                     (c)  definition of transferee offsets project;

                     (d)  definition of transferor offsets project.

12  Subregulation 1.3(1) (note)

Repeal the note.

13  Subregulations 1.3(2) to (4)

Repeal the subregulations.

14  Regulations 1.4 to 1.10

Repeal the regulations.

15  Part 2

Repeal the Part.

16  Divisions 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.6 and 3.9 of Part 3

Repeal the Divisions.

17  Regulation 3.33

Omit “paragraph 55(1)(c) and”.

18  Regulations 3.35 and 3.35A

Repeal the regulations.

19  Subregulation 3.36(2)

Repeal the subregulation.

20  Division 3.13 of Part 3

Repeal the Division.

21  Parts 7 to 19

Repeal the Parts.