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These regulations amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Regulations 2004 to clarify that while the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority may remit part of an amount of a safety case levy or an environment plan levy, only the Commonwealth may issue a refund.
Administered by: Industry, Innovation and Science
Registered 15 Dec 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR05-Feb-2018
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2018
Date of repeal 17 Dec 2017
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Safety Case and Environment Plan Levies) Regulations 2017

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 regulations.

Dated 14 December 2017

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Matt Canavan

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                                              2

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Regulations 2004    2

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                                                           7

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Regulations 2004    7

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Safety Case and Environment Plan Levies) Regulations 2017.

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.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

16 December 2017

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 following:

                     (a)  the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006;

                     (b)  the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003.

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

Part 1Amendments

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Regulations 2004

1  Paragraph 22(1)(b)

Omit “remission”, substitute “remittal or refund”.

2  Regulation 25

Repeal the regulation, substitute:

25  Remittal or refund of part of safety case levy—mobile facilities

             (1)  For the purposes of subsections 687(1) and (2) of the OPGGS Act:

                     (a)  a mobile facility is declared to be a facility that operates on an intermittent basis; and

                     (b)  this regulation makes provision for the remittal or refund of part of an amount of safety case levy imposed by the Regulatory Levies Act in respect of a mobile facility and a year, or a part of a year.

             (2)  If part of an amount of safety case levy must be remitted or refunded in accordance with this regulation, and that part has not been paid, NOPSEMA must remit the part.

             (3)  If part of an amount of safety case levy must be remitted or refunded in accordance with this regulation, and that part has been paid, the Commonwealth must refund the part.

Amounts of facility amounts

             (4)  Subject to subregulation (5):

                     (a)  an amount of facility amount within an amount of safety case levy must be remitted or refunded in respect of any period in which the mobile facility is not operated in NOPSEMA waters; and

                     (b)  the amount of facility amount within an amount of safety case levy for a quarter (the relevant quarter) that must be remitted or refunded is worked out using the formula:

                           

where:

facility amount means the facility amount due and payable for the relevant quarter in accordance with Schedule 1.

number of days not operated means the number of days in the relevant quarter on which the mobile facility is not operated in NOPSEMA waters.

             (5)  A part of an amount of safety case levy must not be remitted or refunded if the effect of the remittal or refund would be that the total amount of facility amount worked out in relation to the mobile facility (whether under regulation 21 or 29) for the period of 4 consecutive quarters ending at the end of the relevant quarter would be less than 1 quarterly instalment of facility amount worked out in relation to the mobile facility in that period using Schedule 1.

Amounts of SMS amounts

             (6)  Subject to subregulation (7):

                     (a)  an amount of SMS amount within an amount of safety case levy must be remitted or refunded in respect of any period in which no facility of the operator of the mobile facility is in operation in NOPSEMA waters (whether or not the same safety case is in operation in relation to those facilities); and

                     (b)  the amount of SMS amount within an amount of safety case levy for a quarter (the relevant quarter) that must be remitted or refunded is worked out using the formula:

                           

where:

number of days not operated means the number of days in the relevant quarter on which no facility of the operator of the mobile facility is in operation in NOPSEMA waters.

SMS amount means the SMS amount due and payable for the relevant quarter in accordance with Schedule 1.

             (7)  An amount of SMS amount must not be remitted or refunded if the effect of the remittal or refund would be that the total amount of SMS amount worked out in relation to the mobile facility (whether under regulation 21 or 29) for the period of 4 consecutive quarters ending at the end of the relevant quarter would be less than 1 quarterly instalment of SMS amount worked out in relation to the mobile facility in that period using Schedule 1.

3  Paragraph 30(1)(b)

Omit “remission”, substitute “remittal or refund”.

4  Regulation 33

Repeal the regulation, substitute:

33  Remittal or refund of part of safety case levy—mobile facilities

             (1)  For the purposes of subsections 687(1) and (2) of the OPGGS Act:

                     (a)  a mobile facility is declared to be a facility that operates on an intermittent basis; and

                     (b)  this regulation makes provision for the remittal or refund of part of an amount of safety case levy imposed by the Regulatory Levies Act in respect of a mobile facility and a year, or a part of a year.

             (2)  If part of an amount of safety case levy must be remitted or refunded in accordance with this regulation, and that part has not been paid, NOPSEMA must remit the part.

             (3)  If part of an amount of safety case levy must be remitted or refunded in accordance with this regulation, and that part has been paid, the Commonwealth must refund the part.

Amounts of facility amounts

             (4)  Subject to subregulation (5):

                     (a)  an amount of facility amount within an amount of safety case levy must be remitted or refunded in respect of any period in which the mobile facility is not operated in NOPSEMA waters; and

                     (b)  the amount of facility amount within an amount of safety case levy for a quarter (the relevant quarter) that must be remitted or refunded is worked out using the formula:

                           

where:

facility amount means the facility amount due and payable for the relevant quarter in accordance with Schedule 1.

number of days not operated means the number of days in the relevant quarter on which the mobile facility is not operated in NOPSEMA waters.

             (5)  A part of an amount of safety case levy must not be remitted or refunded if the effect of the remittal or refund would be that the total amount of facility amount worked out in relation to the mobile facility (whether under regulation 21 or 29) for the period of 4 consecutive quarters ending at the end of the relevant quarter would be less than 1 quarterly instalment of facility amount worked out in relation to the mobile facility in that period using Schedule 1.

Amounts of SMS amounts

             (6)  Subject to subregulation (7):

                     (a)  an amount of SMS amount within an amount of safety case levy must be remitted or refunded in respect of any period in which no facility of the operator of the mobile facility is in operation in NOPSEMA waters (whether or not the same safety case is in operation in relation to those facilities); and

                     (b)  the amount of SMS amount within an amount of safety case levy for a quarter (the relevant quarter) that must be remitted or refunded is worked out using the formula:

                           

where:

number of days not operated means the number of days in the relevant quarter on which no facility of the operator of the mobile facility is in operation in NOPSEMA waters.

SMS amount means the SMS amount due and payable for the relevant quarter in accordance with Schedule 1.

             (7)  An amount of SMS amount must not be remitted or refunded if the effect of the remittal or refund would be that the total amount of SMS amount worked out in relation to the mobile facility (whether under regulation 21 or 29) for the period of 4 consecutive quarters ending at the end of the relevant quarter would be less than 1 quarterly instalment of SMS amount worked out in relation to the mobile facility in that period using Schedule 1.

5  Regulation 59E (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

59E  Remittal or refund of compliance amount

6  Subregulation 59E(1)

Omit “, NOPSEMA must”.

7  Paragraphs 59E(1)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  NOPSEMA must remit each instalment of the compliance amount that has not yet been paid; and

                     (b)  the Commonwealth must refund each instalment of the compliance amount that has been paid.

8  Subregulation 59E(3)

Omit “, NOPSEMA must”.

9  Paragraphs 59E(3)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  NOPSEMA must remit each instalment of the compliance amount that has not yet been paid; and

                     (b)  the Commonwealth must refund each instalment of the compliance amount that has been paid.

10  Regulation 59I (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

59I  Remittal or refund of compliance amount

11  Subregulation 59I(1)

Omit “, NOPSEMA must”.

12  Paragraphs 59I(1)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  NOPSEMA must remit each instalment of the compliance amount that has not yet been paid; and

                     (b)  the Commonwealth must refund each instalment of the compliance amount that has been paid.

13  Subregulation 59I(3)

Omit “, NOPSEMA must”.

14  Paragraphs 59I(3)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  NOPSEMA must remit each instalment of the compliance amount that has not yet been paid; and

                     (b)  the Commonwealth must refund each instalment of the compliance amount that has been paid.

15  Clause 4 of Schedule 2 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          A mobile facility mentioned in this Schedule may operate intermittently. See regulations 25 and 33 for when a part of an amount of safety case levy imposed by the Regulatory Levies Act in respect of a mobile facility and a year, or a part of a year, must be remitted or refunded.

Part 2Application provisions

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Regulations 2004

16  In the appropriate position in Part 13

Insert:

66  Application provision—Amendments made by the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Safety Case and Environment Plan Levies) Regulations 2017

                   Regulations 25, 33, 59E and 59I, as amended by the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Safety Case and Environment Plan Levies) Regulations 2017 (the amending regulations), apply in relation to levy imposed by the Regulatory Levies Act before, on or after the commencement of the amending regulations.