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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Resources and Energy)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to payments to the States and the Northern Territory          5

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                               5

Schedule 2—General amendments                                                                               6

Part 1—General amendments                                                                                    6

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                               6

Part 2—Amendments relating to registration fees                                      122

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           122

Part 3—Transitional provisions commencing on Royal Assent            124

Part 4—Transitional provisions commencing on Proclamation             128

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to annual fees                                          135

Part 1—Repeal of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Annual Fees) Act 2006         135

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Annual Fees) Act 2006 135

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                   136

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           136

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                           138

Schedule 4—Amendments relating to registration fees                               139

Part 1—Repeal of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Registration Fees) Act 2006                                                                                                                             139

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Registration Fees) Act 2006                139

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                   140

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           140

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                           143

Schedule 5—Technical amendments                                                                       145

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           145

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Act 2011 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act 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

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The later of:

(a) 1 July 2011; and

(b) the first day of the month next following the month in which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2, Parts 1 and 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 3

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 4

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 3.

 

6.  Schedule 3

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 3.

 

7.  Schedule 4

The later of:

(a) the day after the end of the period of 24 months beginning at the commencement of Schedule 1 to this Act; and

(b) the 15th day of the month next following the month in which the total of the amounts received by the Commonwealth:

(i) under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Registration Fees) Act 2006 ; and

(ii) after the commencement of Schedule 1 to this Act;

      reaches:

(iii) $30.6 million; or

(iv) if the Minister, by notice in the Gazette , specifies a lesser amount—that lesser amount.

The Minister must not specify an amount unless, in the Minister’s opinion, the amount represents the total amount of costs and expenses incurred by:

(a) the Commonwealth, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority, and the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, in connection with the expansion of the functions of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority; and

(b) the Commonwealth in connection with the establishment of the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator;

before the end of the 6-month period that began at the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to this Act.

The Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the day the provision(s) commenced.

A notice under this table item is not a legislative instrument.

 

8.  Schedule 5

At the same time as item 8 of Schedule 1 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment Act 2009 commenced.

9 October 2009

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.