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2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Clean Energy Bill 2011

 

 

(1)     Clause 5, page 12 (line 24), omit “covered emissions and legacy emissions”, substitute “covered emissions, legacy emissions and exempt landfill emissions”.

[landfill emissions]

(2)     Clause 5, page 14 (after line 22), after the definition of executive officer , insert:

exempt landfill emissions , in relation to a landfill facility, has the meaning given by section 32A.

[landfill emissions]

(3)     Clause 5, page 20 (line 26), after “sections”, insert “11AA, 11AB,”.

[provisional emissions number]

(4)     Clause 20, page 38 (line 14), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(5)     Clause 20, page 38 (line 31), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(6)     Clause 21, page 41 (line 12), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(7)     Clause 21, page 41 (line 29), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(8)     Clause 22, page 44 (line 4), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(9)     Clause 22, page 44 (line 20), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(10)   Clause 23, page 45 (lines 25 and 26), omit “covered emissions and legacy emissions”, substitute “covered emissions, legacy emissions and exempt landfill emissions”.

[landfill emissions]

(11)   Clause 23, page 46 (lines 8 and 9), omit “covered emissions and legacy emissions”, substitute “covered emissions, legacy emissions and exempt landfill emissions”.

[landfill emissions]

(12)   Clause 23, page 47 (line 10), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(13)   Clause 23, page 47 (line 27), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(14)   Clause 24, page 49 (lines 26 and 27), omit “covered emissions and legacy emissions”, substitute “covered emissions, legacy emissions and exempt landfill emissions”.

[landfill emissions]

(15)   Clause 24, page 50 (lines 8 and 9), omit “covered emissions and legacy emissions”, substitute “covered emissions, legacy emissions and exempt landfill emissions”.

[landfill emissions]

(16)   Clause 24, page 51 (line 2), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(17)   Clause 24, page 51 (line 19), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(18)   Clause 25, page 53 (lines 23 and 24), omit “covered emissions and legacy emissions”, substitute “covered emissions, legacy emissions and exempt landfill emissions”.

[landfill emissions]

(19)   Clause 25, page 54 (lines 5 and 6), omit “covered emissions and legacy emissions”, substitute “covered emissions, legacy emissions and exempt landfill emissions”.

[landfill emissions]

(20)   Clause 25, page 54 (line 22), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(21)   Clause 25, page 55 (line 7), omit “supply”, substitute “use that resulted in that combustion”.

[natural gas]

(22)   Clause 30, page 63 (after line 4), after subclause (9), insert:

Exclusion of exempt landfill emissions from landfill facilities

          (9A)  For the purposes of this Act, a covered emission from the operation of a landfill facility does not include exempt landfill emissions from the operation of the facility.

[landfill emissions]

(23)   Heading to Subdivision F, page 64 (line 1), omit “ Legacy emissions” , substitute “ Emissions ”.

[landfill emissions]

(24)   Clause 32, page 64 (lines 9 and 10), omit “the regulations”, substitute “a determination under subsection 10(3) of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 ”.

[landfill emissions]

(25)   Page 64 (after line 12), at the end of Subdivision F, add:

32A   Exempt landfill emissions

                   For the purposes of this Act, if:

                     (a)  a person is a liable entity for an eligible financial year (the relevant eligible financial year ) under a particular provision of Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part 3 in so far as that provision applies to a particular landfill facility; and

                     (b)  the landfill facility’s threshold number for the relevant eligible financial year is 10,000 for the purposes of that provision; and

                     (c)  the following conditions are satisfied in relation to each earlier eligible financial year at any time during which the landfill facility was in existence:

                              (i)  no person was a liable entity for the earlier eligible financial year under Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part 3 in so far as that Subdivision applies to the landfill facility;

                             (ii)  the landfill facility’s threshold number for the earlier eligible financial year was 25,000 for the purposes of a provision of that Subdivision; and

                     (d)  an amount of greenhouse gas was emitted from the operation of the landfill facility during:

                              (i)  the relevant eligible financial year; or

                             (ii)  a later eligible financial year; and

                     (e)  waste was accepted by the landfill facility during the period:

                              (i)  beginning on 1 July 2012; and

                             (ii)  ending immediately before the start of the relevant eligible financial year;

so much of the amount mentioned in paragraph (d) as is, under a determination under subsection 10(3) of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 , taken to be attributable to waste accepted by the facility during the period mentioned in paragraph (e) is an exempt landfill emission from the operation of the landfill facility.

[landfill emissions]

(26)   Clause 33, page 65 (line 10), omit “supply”, substitute “use”.

[natural gas]

(27)   Clause 35, page 66 (after line 17), after paragraph (1)(a), insert:

                    (aa)  it may reasonably be expected that the natural gas is wholly or partly for use by the OTN holder; and

[natural gas]

(28)   Clause 35, page 66 (line 19), omit “supply”, substitute “use”.

[natural gas]

(29)   Clause 35, page 68 (lines 33 to 35), omit paragraph (7)(c).

[natural gas]

(30)   Clause 36, page 70 (after line 2), after paragraph (1)(a), insert:

                    (aa)  it may reasonably be expected that the natural gas is wholly or partly for use by the OTN holder; and

[natural gas]

(31)   Clause 36, page 70 (line 6), omit “supply”, substitute “use”.

[natural gas]

(32)   Page 70 (after line 21), at the end of Division 3, add:

36A   Extended meaning of use

                   For the purposes of this Division, if:

                     (a)  a person (the first person ) provides an amount of natural gas for use by another person; and

                     (b)  the provision of the natural gas does not involve a supply of the natural gas;

any use of the natural gas by the other person is taken to be use by the first person.

[natural gas]

(33)   Clause 55B, page 83 (line 12), omit “supply”, substitute “use”.

[natural gas]

(34)   Clause 56, page 84 (after line 3), after paragraph (1)(a), insert:

                    (aa)  it may reasonably be expected that the natural gas is wholly or partly for use by the recipient; and

[natural gas]

(35)   Clause 56, page 84 (line 5), omit “supply”, substitute “use”.

[natural gas]

(36)   Clause 56, page 84 (lines 7 and 8), omit paragraph (1)(d).

[natural gas]

(37)   Clause 56, page 85 (line 7), omit “the facility”, substitute “an eligible facility of the applicant”.

[natural gas]

(38)   Clause 56, page 85 (after line 12), after subclause (6), insert:

          (6A)  For the purposes of subsection (6), a facility is an eligible facility of the applicant if:

                     (a)  the facility is under the operational control of the applicant; or

                     (b)  the following conditions are satisfied:

                              (i)  the facility is under the operational control of another person;

                             (ii)  the applicant provides natural gas to the other person for use in the operation of the facility;

                            (iii)  the provision of the natural gas does not involve a supply of the natural gas.

[natural gas]

(39)   Clause 57, page 85 (after line 19), after paragraph (1)(a), insert:

                    (aa)  it may reasonably be expected that the natural gas is wholly or partly for use by the recipient; and

[natural gas]

(40)   Clause 57, page 85 (line 21), omit “supply”, substitute “use”.

[natural gas]

(41)   Clause 57, page 85 (lines 23 and 24), omit paragraph (1)(d), substitute:

                     (d)  it is intended that the whole or a part of that amount will be used as a feedstock;

[natural gas]

(42)   Clause 58, page 86 (after line 14), after paragraph (1)(a), insert:

                    (aa)  it may reasonably be expected that the natural gas is wholly or partly for use by the recipient; and

[natural gas]

(43)   Clause 58, page 86 (line 16), omit “supply”, substitute “use”.

[natural gas]

(44)   Clause 58, page 86 (lines 18 to 20), omit paragraph (1)(d), substitute:

                     (d)  the natural gas is to be used, in the course of carrying on a business, to manufacture compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or liquid petroleum gas;

[natural gas]

(45)   Page 87 (after line 4), at the end of Subdivision C, add:

58A   Extended meaning of use

                   For the purposes of this Subdivision, if:

                     (a)  a person (the first person ) provides an amount of natural gas for use by another person; and

                     (b)  the provision of the natural gas does not involve a supply of the natural gas;

any use of the natural gas by the other person is taken to be use by the first person.

[natural gas]

(46)   Clause 92A, page 121 (after line 25), after subclause (4), insert:

          (4A)  For the purposes of this section, in determining whether an entity is entitled to a fuel tax credit in respect of the acquisition, manufacture or import of an amount of taxable fuel, disregard section 41-30 of the Fuel Tax Act 2006 .

[Opt-in Scheme]

(47)   Clause 125, page 163 (lines 26 to 28), omit paragraph (7)(b), substitute:

                     (b)  the number of eligible Australian carbon credit units exceeds:

                              (i)  if at least 50% of the total of the interim emissions numbers of the person for the relevant eligible financial year is attributable to, or to estimates of, provisional emissions numbers under Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part 3 (which deals with landfill facilities)—the total of the interim emissions numbers of the person for the relevant eligible financial year; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—5% of the total of the interim emissions numbers of the person for the relevant eligible financial year;

[provisional unit shortfall]

(48)   Clause 128, page 169 (lines 12 and 13), omit paragraph (7)(b), substitute:

                     (b)  the number of eligible Australian carbon credit units exceeds:

                              (i)  if at least 50% of the person’s emissions number for the relevant eligible financial year is attributable to provisional emissions numbers under Subdivision B of Division 2 of Part 3 (which deals with landfill facilities)—the person’s emissions number for the relevant eligible financial year; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the number worked out using the formula in subsection (8);

[final unit shortfall]