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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures No. 2) Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

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 No. 2) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Resources and Energy)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Compliance measures                                                                              4

Part 1—Infringement notices, injunctions and adverse publicity orders 4

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                           4

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                               4

Division 2—Application                                                                                            15

Part 2—Continuing offences and civil penalty provisions                        17

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         17

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             17

Division 2—Application                                                                                            30

Schedule 2—Prohibition and improvement notices                                         31

Part 1—Environmental prohibition and improvement notices                31

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               31

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             31

Division 2—Minor amendments: do not disturb notices                                     38

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             38

Division 3—Minor amendments: prohibition notices                                          40

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             40

Division 4—Minor amendments: improvement notices                                     41

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             41

Division 5—Application                                                                                            43

Part 2—Publication of prohibition and improvement notices                  44

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         44

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             44

Division 2—Application                                                                                            46

Schedule 3—Financial assurance, polluter pays and directions               47

Part 1—Financial assurance                                                                                      47

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         47

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             47

Division 2—Application                                                                                            50

Part 2—Polluter pays                                                                                                    52

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         52

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             52

Division 2—Application                                                                                            56

Part 3—Directions                                                                                                         57

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             57

Schedule 4—Minor amendments                                                                                 59

Part 1—Service of documents                                                                                 59

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         59

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             59

Division 2—Application                                                                                            60

Part 2—Standing Council on Energy and Resources                                  61

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         61

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             61

Division 2—Transitional                                                                                            61

Part 3—Multiple titleholders                                                                                    63

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         63

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             63

Division 2—Application                                                                                            64

Part 4—Acting Titles Administrator                                                                    65

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         65

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             65

Division 2—Application                                                                                            65

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 , and for related 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 No. 2) Act 2013 .

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 2

Column 3

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3

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 Schedule 2 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures) Act 2013 .

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures) Act 2013 .

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

 

4.  Schedule 3, Part 1

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

5.  Schedule 3, Parts 2 and 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 4, Part 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

7.  Schedule 4, Part 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 4, items 15 to 19

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

9.  Schedule 4, items 20 and 21

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 4, item 22

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

11.  Schedule 4, items 23 to 25

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.