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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013

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2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013

 

 

(1)     Schedule  1 , item  1 , page 3 (before line 11) , before section  24D , insert:

24CA  Extended meaning of coal seam gas development and large coal mining development

                   In this Subdivision:

coal seam gas development has the meaning it would have if, in the definition of coal seam gas development in section 528, the reference to coal seam gas extraction included a reference to shale gas extraction and tight gas extraction.

large coal mining development has the meaning it would have if, in the definition of large coal mining development in section 528, the reference to coal mining activity included a reference to underground coal gasification mining activity.

[inclusion of shale gas, tight gas and underground coal gasification]