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Safe Climate (Energy Efficient Non-Residential Buildings Scheme) Bill 2009

Part 3 Reporting

   

15   Annual reporting by owners

             (1)  An owner of a non-residential building must provide an annual report to the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer, for a financial year which commences after the end of the relevant transitional reporting period.

Civil penalty:          100 penalty units.

Note 1:       Under Division 137 of the Criminal Code it may be an offence to provide false or misleading information or documents to the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer in purported compliance with this Act.

Note 2:       Under section 28 the person may be liable for an additional civil penalty for each day after the day specified in the determination for which it fails to provide information in accordance with this section.

             (2)  An annual report under this section must:

                     (a)  be given in a manner and form approved by the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer; and

                     (b)  include information based on methods determined by the Minister under subsection 10(3), or methods which meet criteria determined by the Minister under that subsection, for the calculation of the emissions intensity of the relevant non-residential building, where the use of those methods satisfies any conditions specified in the determination under that subsection; and

                     (c)  include any information specified by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph; and

                     (d)  be given to the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer before the end of 90 days after the end of the relevant financial year.

             (3)  Regulations made for the purposes of paragraph (2)(c) may specify different requirements for different circumstances.

             (4)  Regulations made for the purposes of paragraph (2)(c) may also specify information that a State or Territory has requested the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer to collect.

             (5)  The Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer must include the information provided under paragraph (2)(b) in the register established under section 24.