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These regulations amend the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008.
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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2020

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 25 June 2020

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Angus Taylor

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction

 

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                                                   2

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008                                                 2

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                                                           5

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008                                                 5

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Regulations 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

1 July 2020.

1 July 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 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 1Amendments

Part 1Main amendments

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008

1  Regulation 2.02 (table)

Repeal the table (not including the notes), substitute:

 

Values specified for determining carbon dioxide equivalence

Item

Greenhouse gas

Chemical formula

Global Warming Potential (GWP)

1

Carbon dioxide

CO2

1

2

Methane

CH4

28

3

Nitrous oxide

N2O

265

4

Sulphur hexafluoride

SF6

23,500

5

HFC‑23

CHF3

12,400

6

HFC‑32

CH2F2

677

7

HFC‑41

CH3F2

116

8

HFC‑43‑10mee

C5H2F10

1,650

9

HFC‑125

C2HF5

3,170

10

HFC‑134

C2H2F4 (CHF2CHF2)

1,120

11

HFC‑134a

C2H2F4 (CH2FCF3)

1,300

12

HFC‑143

C2H3F3 (CHF2CH2F)

328

13

HFC‑143a

C2H3F3 (CF3CH3)

4,800

14

HFC‑152a

C2H4F2 (CH3CHF2)

138

15

HFC‑227ea

C3HF7

3,350

16

HFC‑236fa

C3H2F6

8,060

17

HFC‑245ca

C3H3F5

716

18

Perfluoromethane (tetrafluoromethane)

CF4

6,630

19

Perfluoroethane (hexafluoroethane)

C2F6

11,100

20

Perfluoropropane

C3F8

8,900

21

Perfluorobutane

C4F10

9,200

22

Perfluorocyclobutane

c‑C4F8

9,540

23

Perfluoropentane

C5F12

8,550

24

Perfluorohexane

C6F14

7,910

 

2  Regulation 2.02 (note 2)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 2:       The Global Warming Potential figures in the above table represent the findings published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its Fifth Assessment Report. The Fifth Assessment Report could in 2020 be viewed on the Intergovernmental Panel’s website (https://www.ipcc.ch).

3  Source 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 (table item 1, column headed “Method”)

Omit “Method 1”, substitute “Methods 1 and 4”.

4  Source 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 (at the end of the cell at table item 1, column headed “Matters to be identified”)

Add:

(c) the number of well completions without hydraulic fracturing

(d) the number of well completions with hydraulic fracturing and without flaring or capture

(e) the number of well completions with hydraulic fracturing and flaring

(f) the number of well completions with hydraulic fracturing and capture

(g) the number of well workovers without hydraulic fracturing

(h) the number of well workovers with hydraulic fracturing and without flaring or capture

(i) the number of well workovers with hydraulic fracturing and flaring

(j) the number of well workovers with hydraulic fracturing and capture

5  Source 5 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 (cell at table item 1, column headed “Matters to be identified”)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

 

(a) the tonnes of natural gas throughput

(b) the total number of wells (including producing wells and suspended wells but not decommissioned wells)

(c) the tonnes of natural gas throughput for each natural gas gathering and boosting station

(d) the tonnes of natural gas throughput for each natural gas processing station

(e) kilometres of natural gas gathering and boosting pipeline length

(f) megalitres of produced water

 

6  Source 5 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 (at the end of the cell at table item 2, column headed “Matters to be identified”)

Add:

(c) the total number of wells (including producing wells and suspended wells but not decommissioned wells)

(d) the tonnes of natural gas throughput for each natural gas gathering and boosting station

(e) the tonnes of natural gas throughput for each natural gas processing station

(f) kilometres of natural gas gathering and boosting pipeline length

(g) megalitres of produced water

7  Source 9 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 (table item 1, column headed “Method”)

Omit “Method 4”, substitute “Methods 1 and 4”.

8  Source 9 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 (cell at table item 1, column headed “Matters to be identified”)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

 

(a) the tonnes of vented gas

(b) the tonnes of vented gas related to natural gas production

(c) the tonnes of vented gas related to natural gas processing

(d) the tonnes of vented gas related to natural gas gathering and boosting

 

Part 2Application provisions

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008

9  In the appropriate position in Part 7

Insert:

Division 7.5Application provisions relating to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2020

7.16  Application

                   The amendments of these Regulations made by Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2020 apply in relation to a report under Part 3, 3E, 3F or 3G of the Act for:

                     (a)  the financial year beginning on 1 July 2020; and

                     (b)  each later financial year.