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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures) Bill 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

(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)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Monitoring and investigation powers                                            4

Part 1—Application of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2012                4

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                               4

Part 2—Petroleum environmental inspections                                                 22

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             22

Part 3—OHS inspections                                                                                           42

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             42

Part 4—Consequential amendments                                                                     72

Division 1—General amendments                                                                           72

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             72

Division 2—NOPSEMA inspectors                                                                          75

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             75

Part 5—Transitional, application and savings provisions                           76

Schedule 2—Offences and civil penalties                                                                81

Part 1—Offences and civil penalty provisions                                                81

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             81

Part 2—Civil penalty enforcement                                                                      102

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           102

Part 3—Application and transitional                                                                  105

Schedule 3—Using and sharing information and things                            106

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                 106

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           106

Part 2—Application and transitional                                                                  111

Schedule 4—Joint Authority for Tasmania                                                        112

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                 112

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           112

Part 2—Transitional                                                                                                    116

 



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 (Compliance Measures) Act 2012 .

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) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Parts 2 and 3 of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2012 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

3.  Schedule 2

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2012 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

4.  Schedules 3 and 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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.