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Schedule 3—Technical amendments

Schedule 3 Technical amendments

Part 1 Amendments

Division 1—General amendments

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

1  Section 7 (definition of boundary-change petroleum exploration permit )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

boundary-change petroleum exploration permit means:

                     (a)  a petroleum exploration permit granted under Division 4A of Part 2.2; or

                     (b)  a petroleum exploration permit granted under Division 5 of Part 2.2 by way of the renewal of a permit referred to in paragraph (a).

2  Section 7 (definition of cash-bid greenhouse gas assessment permit )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

cash-bid greenhouse gas assessment permit means:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit granted under Division 3 of Part 3.2; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit granted under Division 4 of Part 3.2 by way of the renewal of a permit referred to in paragraph (a).

3  Subsection 242(1) (at the end of the table)

Add:

4

an applicant for a petroleum special prospecting authority relating to a particular offshore area

the Titles Administrator

carry on petroleum exploration operations in an area that is:

(a) part of that offshore area but outside the authority area of the proposed petroleum special prospecting authority; or

(b) part of an adjoining offshore area.

4  Section 243

Before “If”, insert “(1)”.

5  Paragraph 243(a)

Omit “section 242”, substitute “item 1, 2 or 3 of the table in subsection 242(1)”.

6  At the end of section 243

Add:

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  an application for a petroleum access authority has been made under item 4 of the table in subsection 242(1); and

                     (b)  the Titles Administrator is satisfied that, assuming the petroleum special prospecting authority mentioned in that item were to be granted to the applicant, it would be necessary or desirable to grant the petroleum access authority for:

                              (i)  the more effective exercise of the applicant’s rights; or

                             (ii)  the proper performance of the applicant’s duties;

                            in the applicant’s capacity as the registered holder of the petroleum special prospecting authority;

the Titles Administrator may:

                     (c)  grant the applicant a petroleum access authority; or

                     (d)  by written notice given to the applicant, refuse to grant a petroleum access authority to the applicant.

Note:          Consultation procedures apply—see section 244.

7  Paragraph 267A(7)(b)

Omit “permit”, substitute “lease”.

8  Paragraph 586A(2)(a)

Omit “those operations”, substitute “the operations authorised by the permit, lease or licence”.

9  Paragraph 587A(2)(a)

Omit “those operations”, substitute “the operations authorised by the permit, lease, licence or authority”.

10  Section 735

Omit “petroleum mining samples”, substitute “eligible samples”.

11  Clause 2 of Schedule 3

Omit :

•      An OHS inspector may conduct an inspection:

       (a)     to ascertain whether a listed OHS law is being complied with; or

       (c)     concerning an accident or dangerous occurrence that has happened at or near a facility.

substitute:

•      A NOPSEMA inspector may conduct an inspection:

       (a)     to ascertain whether a listed OHS law is being complied with; or

      (b)     concerning an accident or dangerous occurrence that has happened at or near a facility.

12  Subparagraph 27(b)(ii) of Schedule 3

Omit “OHS inspectors”, substitute “NOPSEMA inspectors”.

13  Subparagraph 34(1)(c)(i) of Schedule 3

Omit “an OHS inspector”, substitute “a NOPSEMA inspector”.

14  Paragraph 35(4)(a) of Schedule 3

Omit “an OHS inspector”, substitute “a NOPSEMA inspector”.

15  Paragraph 39(3)(b) of Schedule 3

Omit “the OHS inspector”, substitute “the NOPSEMA inspector”.

16  Subclause 39(4) of Schedule 3

Omit “the OHS inspector”, substitute “the NOPSEMA inspector”.

17  Paragraph 39(6)(a) of Schedule 3

Omit “an OHS inspector”, substitute “a NOPSEMA inspector”.

18  Subclause 39(8) of Schedule 3

Omit “the OHS inspector” (wherever occurring), substitute “the NOPSEMA inspector”.

19  Subparagraph 45(1)(b)(ii) of Schedule 3

Omit “an OHS inspector”, substitute “a NOPSEMA inspector”.

20  Subclause 89(1) of Schedule 3

Omit “an OHS inspector”, substitute “a NOPSEMA inspector”.

Division 2—Work-bid greenhouse gas assessment permits

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

21  Section 7 (definition of work-bid greenhouse gas assessment permit )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

work-bid greenhouse gas assessment permit means:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit granted under Division 2 of Part 3.2; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit granted under Division 4 of Part 3.2 by way of the renewal of a permit referred to in paragraph (a).

Part 2 Validation

22  Validation—NOPSEMA inspectors

Scope

(1)       This item applies to a thing purportedly done by, or in relation to, a NOPSEMA inspector under, or for the purposes of, a provision of Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 before the commencement of this item, to the extent that the thing purportedly done would, apart from this item, be invalid because the provision referred to an OHS inspector or OHS inspectors.

Validation

(2)       The thing purportedly done is as valid and effective, and is taken to always have been as valid and effective, as it would have been if the amendments of that Schedule made by Part 1 of this Schedule had been in force when the thing was done.