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

Part 5 Register

   

24   Register to be kept

             (1)  The Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer must keep a register for the purposes of this Act, to be known as the Register of the Emissions Intensity of Non-Residential Buildings.

             (2)  The register may be kept completely or partly in electronic form.

             (3)  The register must contain any information required to be included in the register:

                     (a)  under this Act; or

                     (b)  under the regulations.

             (4)  The register may contain any other information that the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer considers it necessary to include in the register:

25   Inspection of register

             (1)  The register is to be available for public inspection, without fee, during ordinary office hours at the principal office of the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer.

             (2)  If the register is kept by use of a computer, subsection (1) is taken to be complied with by giving members of the public access to a computer terminal that they can use to inspect, either on a screen or in the form of a computer printout, particulars that are kept by the use of a computer.

             (3)  A copy of the register, to the extent that it is kept in electronic form, must be available for public inspection, without fee, on the Internet.

26   Evidentiary value of register

             (1)  The register is admissible in proceedings as evidence of the matters registered in it.

             (2)  If the register is kept by the use of a computer, the Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer may issue a document containing the details of a matter taken from the register.

             (3)  The document issued under subsection (2) is admissible in proceedings as evidence of the matter.

             (4)  The Greenhouse and Energy Data Officer may give a person a certified copy of, or extract from, the register on payment of the prescribed fee (if any).

             (5)  The certified copy is admissible in proceedings without any further proof of, or the production of, the original.

             (6)  This section does not limit the manner in which evidence may be adduced, or the admissibility of evidence, under the Evidence Act 1995 .