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Energy Efficiency Opportunities Bill 2006

Part 4 Registration

   

12   The Register

          (1A)  The object of this section is to encourage compliance with this Act by providing for a register containing information about corporations registered under this Part and their compliance with this Act.

             (1)  The Secretary must cause a Register to be kept for the purposes of this Act.

             (2)  The Register is called the Register of Corporations for the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Scheme.

             (3)  The Secretary may cause the contents of part or all of the Register to be made available to the public by electronic or other means.

             (4)  The Secretary must cause the following information, and only that information, to be entered on the Register:

                     (a)  the name of each corporation that the Secretary must register under section 13;

                     (b)  any other matters required by the regulations.

          (4A)  Regulations made for the purposes of paragraph (4)(b) may only require information that is reasonably necessary to further the object of this section.

             (5)  A corporation is registered under this Part when the Secretary has entered the name of the corporation on the Register.

13   Secretary must register corporation

                   The Secretary must register a corporation under this Part if:

                     (a)  the Secretary is satisfied that the corporation must apply to be registered in accordance with sections 9 and 11; and

                     (a)  the corporation has applied for registration in accordance with section 9.

14   Corporation may apply for deregistration

             (1)  A registered corporation may apply to the Secretary to be deregistered.

Note:          Section 70 of the Crimes Act 1914 creates an offence where Commonwealth officers (including persons performing services for or on behalf of the Commonwealth) disclose information in breach of a duty of confidentiality.

             (2)  The application must:

                     (a)  contain information required by the regulations; and

                     (b)  be in the form (if any) specified in the regulations.

          (2A)  Regulations made for the purposes of paragraph (2)(a) may only require information that is reasonably necessary for assessing applications made under this section.

             (3)  The Secretary must remove the name of the corporation from the Register if the Secretary is satisfied that the registered corporation’s group is not likely to meet the energy use threshold in section 10 for:

                     (a)  the financial year in which the application is made; and

                     (b)  the next 2 financial years.

             (4)  The corporation ceases to be registered under this Part when the Secretary has removed its name from the Register.