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Schedule 2—Application of greenhouse gas provisions to bodies politic

Schedule 2 Application of greenhouse gas provisions to bodies politic

   

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

1  At the end of Part 3.1

Add:

287A   Application of this Chapter (and associated provisions) to bodies politic

             (1)  The following provisions:

                     (a)  this Chapter and regulations made for the purposes of this Chapter;

                     (b)  the remaining provisions of this Act and the regulations, so far as they relate to:

                              (i)  this Chapter; or

                             (ii)  exploring for a potential greenhouse gas storage formation; or

                            (iii)  exploring for a potential greenhouse gas injection site; or

                            (iv)  the injection of a greenhouse gas substance; or

                             (v)  the storage of a greenhouse gas substance;

apply, and are taken always to have applied, to the following bodies politic:

                     (c)  a State;

                     (d)  the Northern Territory.

             (2)  Subsection (1) has effect in addition to section 35.

             (3)  This Act does not make:

                     (a)  a State; or

                     (b)  the Northern Territory;

liable to a pecuniary penalty or to be prosecuted for an offence.

             (4)  The protection in subsection (3) does not apply to an authority of:

                     (a)  a State; or

                     (b)  the Northern Territory.