National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2015

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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2015
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 44, 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 16 April 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............................................................................................ 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008                       2
 
1  Name
                   This is the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2015.
2  Commencement
                   This instrument commences on 1 July 2015.
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                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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 1—Amendments
  
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008
1  Regulation 1.03
Insert:
greenhouse gas substance has the same meaning as in section 7 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.
2  Regulation 2.02
Repeal the regulation, substitute:
2.02  Definition of carbon dioxide equivalence—values specified for determining carbon dioxide equivalence
                   For the definition of carbon dioxide equivalence in section 7 of the Act, the value specified in relation to a kind of greenhouse gas is the value specified as the Global Warming Potential for that greenhouse gas mentioned in an item of the following table.
 
Table—Values specified for determining carbon dioxide equivalence

Item
Greenhouse gas
Chemical formula
Global Warming Potential (GWP)

1
Carbon dioxide
CO2
1

2
Methane
CH4
25

3
Nitrous oxide
N2O
298

4
Sulphur hexafluoride
SF6
22 800

5
HFC‑23
CHF3
14 800

6
HFC‑32
CH2F2
675

7
HFC‑41
CH3F2
92

8
HFC‑43‑10mee
C5H2F10
1 640

9
HFC‑125
C2HF5
3 500

10
HFC‑134
C2H2F4 (CHF2CHF2)
1 100

11
HFC‑134a
C2H2F4 (CH2FCF3)
1 430

12
HFC‑143
C2H3F3 (CHF2CH2F)
353

13
HFC‑143a
C2H3F3 (CF3CH3)
4 470

14
HFC‑152a
C2H4F2 (CH3CHF2)
124

15
HFC‑227ea
C3HF7
3 220

16
HFC‑236fa
C3H2F6
9 810

17
HFC‑245ca
C3H3F5
693

18
Perfluoromethane (tetrafluoromethane)
CF4
7 390

19
Perfluoroethane (hexafluoroethane)
C2F6
12 200

20
Perfluoropropane
C3F8
8 830

21
Perfluorobutane
C4F10
8 860

22
Perfluorocyclobutane
c‑C4F8
10 300

23
Perfluoropentane
C5F12
9 160

24
Perfluorohexane
C6F14
9 300

 
Note 1:       Global Warming Potential (also known as GWP) is defined in the Glossary published by the UNFCCC as an index representing the combined effect of the differing times greenhouse gases remain in the atmosphere and their relative effectiveness in absorbing outgoing infrared radiation.
Note 2:       The Global Warming Potential figures in the above table are the figures published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
3  Subregulation 4.12(2)
Omit “CO2” (wherever occurring), substitute “greenhouse gas substances”.
4  Paragraph 4.12(3)(a)
Omit “the CO2”, substitute “greenhouse gas substances”.
5  Paragraph 4.12(3)(b)
Omit “the CO2 was”, substitute “greenhouse gas substances were”.
6  Paragraph 4.12(3)(f)
After “gas”, insert “substances”.
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