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Water Charge Amendment (Termination Fees) Rules 2020

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These rules amend the Water Charge Amendment Rules 2019 to make a minor or technical amendment to clarify the limit on termination fees under certain circumstances. This has the effect of imposing a quantitative cap on termination fees in the circumstances set out in subrules 71(2)(a) and (c), including where a customer gives less than 6 months’ notice of exit to the relevant infrastructure operators.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 67
Registered 29 Jun 2020
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Water Charge Amendment (Termination Fees) Rules 2020

I, Keith Pitt, Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, make the following rules.

Dated 26 June 2020

Keith Pitt

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Water Charge Amendment Rules 2019                                                                                              2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Water Charge Amendment (Termination Fees) Rules 2020.

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.

30 June 2020

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 section 92 of the Water 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

  

Water Charge Amendment Rules 2019

1  Item 85 of Schedule 1 (subrule 72(1))

After “subrules 71(6) and (7)”, insert “and 74(6)”.

2  Item 85 of Schedule 1 (at the end of note 3 to subrule 74(5))

Add “and subrule (6) of this rule”.

3  Item 85 of Schedule 1 (at the end of rule 74)

Add:

Maximum general termination fees in a termination information statement

             (6)  The general termination fee set out in a termination information statement must not exceed the maximum amount set by rule 72.