National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 2)

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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 2)1
Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 269
I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.
Dated 7 December 2011
QUENTIN BRYCE
Governor-General
By Her Excellency’s Command
GREG COMBET
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
1              Name of Regulations
                These Regulations are the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 2).
2              Commencement
                These Regulations commence on 8 December 2011.
3              Amendment of National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008
                Schedule 1 amends the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008.
Schedule 1        Amendments
(regulation 3)
 
[1]           Regulation 1.03, definition of audited body
substitute
audited body means a registered corporation, a person referred to in section 20 of the Act or a project proponent, in respect of whose compliance with the Act, the regulations or the CFI Act a greenhouse and energy audit or CFI audit is to be, or is being, carried out.
[2]           Regulation 1.03, after definition of Auditor Registration Instrument
insert
audit team leader has the meaning given:
                (a)    for a greenhouse and energy audit — in the Act;
               (b)    for a CFI audit — in the CFI Act.
[3]           Regulation 1.03, after definition of Category 3 auditor
insert
CFI Act means the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.
CFI legislation means:
                (a)    the CFI Act; and
               (b)    any legislative instrument made under the CFI Act.
[4]           Regulation 1.03, after definition of efficiency method
insert
eligible offsets project has the same meaning as in the CFI Act.
[5]           Regulation 1.03, after definition of metal product
insert
methodology determination has the same meaning as in the CFI Act.
[6]           Regulation 1.03, after definition of professional members of the audit team
insert
project proponent has the same meaning as in the CFI Act.
[7]           Regulation 1.03, note
omit
·      audit team leader
[8]           Regulation 1.03, note
after
·      audit team member
insert
·       CFI audit
[9]           After subparagraph 5.02 (1) (a) (iii)
insert
                        (iv)    the Treasurer;
[10]         After subparagraph 5.02 (1) (b) (iii)
insert
                        (iv)    the Treasury;
[11]         Subparagraph 5.02 (1) (e) (xiv)
omit
corporations.
insert
corporations;
[12]         After subparagraph 5.02 (1) (e) (xiv)
insert
                       (xv)    an APS employee in the Treasury.
[13]         Paragraph 6.06 (i)
omit
[14]         Regulation 6.06, note
omit
‘technical’
insert
‘NGER technical’, ‘CFI technical’
[15]         Paragraph 6.07 (1) (d)
omit
company;
insert
company.
[16]         Paragraph 6.07 (1) (e)
omit
[17]         Subregulation 6.07 (1), note
omit
‘technical’
insert
‘NGER technical’, ‘CFI technical’
[18]         Subregulation 6.09 (2)
substitute
                (2)    There are 3 types of Category 1 auditors as follows:
                        (a)        NGER technical;
                        (b)        CFI technical; and     
                        (c)        non-technical.
[19]         After regulation 6.14
insert
6.14A      CFI legislation knowledge
         (1)   The applicant must have knowledge of the CFI legislation relevant to the category of auditor for which the applicant has applied to be registered.
         (2)   To demonstrate that knowledge, the applicant must provide the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer with appropriate evidence.
Note   The Auditor Registration Instrument sets out the ways in which the requirements of this subregulation may be met.
[20]         Subregulation 6.23 (2), note
omit
‘technical’
insert
‘NGER technical’, ‘CFI technical’
[21]         Subparagraph 6.25 (3) (b) (i)
omit
(technical or non-technical)
insert
(NGER technical, CFI technical or non-technical)
[22]         Paragraph 6.29 (1) (d)
after
energy audit
insert
or a CFI audit
[23]         Paragraph 6.34 (1) (d)
after
energy audit
insert
or a CFI audit
[24]         Subregulation 6.38 (1)
omit
audits.
insert
audits or CFI audits.
[25]         Paragraph 6.38 (2) (a)
after
audits
insert
or CFI audits
[26]         Paragraph 6.38 (2) (b)
omit
audits.
insert
audits or CFI audits.
[27]         Subregulation 6.39 (1)
omit
audit.
insert
audit or a CFI audit.
[28]         Subregulation 6.41 (1)
omit
audits.
insert
audits or CFI audits.
[29]         Regulation 6.43
omit
energy audit,
insert
energy audit or a CFI audit,
[30]         Paragraph 6.46 (1) (a)
after
energy audit
insert
or a CFI audit
[31]         Subregulation 6.46 (2)
omit
audits.
insert
audits or CFI audits.
[32]         Subregulation 6.47 (1)
omit
audit.
insert
audit or a CFI audit.
[33]         Paragraphs 6.47 (3) (a) and (4) (a)
omit
greenhouse and energy
[34]         Regulation 6.48
after
energy audit
insert
or the CFI audit
[35]         Paragraph 6.49 (1) (a)
omit
energy audit;
insert
energy audit or the CFI audit;
[36]         Regulation 6.50
omit
energy audit,
insert
energy audit or a CFI audit,
[37]         Regulation 6.51
omit
energy audit.
insert
energy audit or a CFI audit.
[38]         Paragraphs 6.53 (1) (a), 6.54 (1) (a) and 6.56 (2) (b)
omit
energy audit;
insert
energy audit or a CFI audit;
[39]         Regulation 6.58
after
energy audit
insert
or a CFI audit
[40]         Paragraphs 6.58 (a)
omit
greenhouse gas emissions and energy
insert
greenhouse gas emissions or energy
[41]         Paragraph 6.58 (c)
substitute
                (c)    to provide technical assistance to the audited body to develop monitoring methodologies for greenhouse gas emissions or energy for the audited body; or
               (d)    to develop or appraise a project under the CFI Act.
[42]         Subregulation 6.59 (2)
substitute
         (2)   The audit team leader must not carry out a greenhouse and energy audit or a CFI audit in relation to the audited body as the audit team leader for more than 5 consecutive greenhouse and energy audits or CFI audits carried out in relation to the audited body.
[43]         After subregulation 6.59 (3)
insert
      (3A)   Between each set of 5 consecutive CFI audits, there must be at least 2 successive CFI audits carried out in relation to the audited body for which the audit team leader was not the audit team leader.
[44]         Subregulation 6.60 (1)
after
energy audit
insert
or a CFI audit
[45]         Paragraph 6.60 (3) (a)
after
energy audit
insert
or a CFI audit
[46]         Paragraph 6.61 (3) (a)
after
energy audits
insert
or CFI audits
[47]         Paragraph 6.61 (3) (b)
omit
energy audit.
insert
energy audit or a CFI audit.
[48]         Subregulation 6.61 (4) (c)
substitute
                (c)    a condition that the auditor may only be an audit team member or an audit team leader in relation to:
                          (i)    specified types of greenhouse and energy audits or CFI audits; or
                         (ii)    eligible offsets projects covered by specified CFI methodology determinations; or
                        (iii)    specified industry sectors.
[49]         Regulation 6.63
after
energy audit
insert
or a CFI audit
[50]         Subregulation 6.66 (1)
substitute
         (1)   A Category 1 NGER technical auditor or non-technical auditor, or Category 2 or 3 auditor must carry out, or assist in carrying out, a greenhouse and energy audit at least once in every 3 calendar years following registration.
      (1A)   A Category 1 auditor who is a CFI technical auditor must carry out, or assist in carrying out, a CFI audit at least once in every 3 calendar years following registration.
[51]         Subregulation 6.66 (2)
after
energy audit
insert
or a CFI audit
[52]         Paragraph 6.68 (3) (b)
after
energy audit
insert
or CFI audit
[53]         After paragraph 6.69 (1) (a)
insert
(aa) CFI audits;
[54]         Subregulation 6.69 (3)
substitute
         (3)   The report must include the following information for the previous 12 months in relation to greenhouse and energy audits, CFI audits or alternative audits:          
                (a)                the audits carried out by the auditor during the year (whether completed during the year or not) as audit team leader or leader of the alternative audit;
               (b)    the audits that the auditor assisted in during the year (whether completed during the year or not) as an audit team member or a team member of the alternative audit;
                (c)    the position the auditor held in relation to the audits the auditor assisted in carrying out as an audit team member during the year;
               (d)    the name of the audited body, or body being audited in the alternative audit, for each audit carried out during the year;
                (e)    the audits completed during the year and the time taken to complete each audit;
                (f)    any other matter specified by the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer in writing for the purposes of this paragraph.
[55]         Regulation 6.70
after
energy audit
insert
or a CFI audit
[56]         Paragraph 6.71 (2) (c)
after
energy audit
insert
or the CFI audit
 
Note
1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.
 

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