Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Cross-boundary Greenhouse Gas Titles and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Bill home page  


Download WordDownload Word


Download PDFDownload PDF

8897

2019-2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Cross-boundary Greenhouse Gas Titles and Other Measures) Bill 2019

 

 

 (1)    Clause  2 , page 3 (at the end of the table), add:

 

12.  Schedule 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent .

 

[commencement]

( 2 )     Page 201 (after line 19) , at the end of the Bill, add:



Schedule 5 Duration of petroleum exploration permits

Part 1 Amendments

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

1  Section 7

Insert:

Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area has the meaning given by Schedule 9.

2  After section 102

Insert:

102A   Duration of petroleum exploration permit—limit on extensions of permits relating to Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area

             (1)  This section applies to a petroleum exploration permit granted in respect of an area in the Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area.

             (2)  Despite the provisions of this Act that allow for the extension of the duration of a petroleum exploration permit, the period for which the petroleum exploration permit remains in force must not be extended under those provisions (whether by a single extension or by multiple extensions under one or more of those provisions) to remain in force for a period of more than 10 years beginning on the day the permit came into force.

Note:          See notes 1 to 4A at the end of section 102 for the provisions about the extension of the duration of permits.

3  At the end of the Act

Add:

Schedule 9 Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area

Note:       See the definition of Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area in section 7.

   

   

1   Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area

                   The Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area is an area in the Southern Ocean bounded by the line commencing at the point described in item 1 of the following table and running progressively as described in the table.

 

C ommonwealth Great Australian Bight area

 

 

Item

Description

South latitude

East longitude

1

The intersection of the outer limit of the State waters of South Australia (three nautical miles) with the meridian of longitude 140° 34’ 8.13” East

38° 4’ 51.07”

140° 34’ 8.13”

2

South along that meridian to its intersection by the outer limit of the exclusive economic zone (200 nautical miles)

42° 37’ 30.68”

140° 34’ 8.13”

3

Generally north-westerly along the outer limit of the exclusive economic zone to its intersection by the meridian of longitude 123° 19’ 60.00” East

37° 42’ 47.02”

123° 19’ 60.00”

4

North along that meridian to its intersection with the outer limit of State waters of Western Australia (Dome Island)

34° 13’ 2.64”

123° 19’ 60.00”

5

Generally easterly, then northerly, north-westerly along the State waters of Western Australia (Dome Island) to its intersection by the meridian of longitude 123° 19’ 60.00” East

34° 6’ 16.92”

123° 19’ 60.00”

6

North along that meridian to its intersection with the outer limit of State waters of Western Australia

34° 3’ 39.69”

123° 19’ 60.00”

7

Generally easterly and north-easterly along the easternmost point on the outer limit of State waters of Western Australia (excluding the State waters of the following islands: South East Islands, Round Island and Eastern Group) to the westernmost point on the outer limit of the State waters of South Australia

-

-

8

Generally easterly and south-easterly along the outer limit of State waters of South Australia (and excluding the following State waters of South Australia: Flinders Island, Ward Island, Pearson Islands, Greenly Island, Rocky Island, Lipson Reef, Young and North Rocks) to the point of commencement

-

-

 

Part 2 Application and transitional provisions

4  Application provision

The amendments made by Part 1 of this Schedule apply in relation to the following:

                     (a)  a petroleum exploration permit that is granted on or after the commencement of this Schedule;

                     (b)  a petroleum exploration permit that:

                              (i)  is in force immediately before the commencement of this Schedule; and

                             (ii)  has not been in force at that time for a period of more than 10 years; and

                            (iii)  has not, before that time, been granted an extension of the duration of the permit that would result in the permit remaining in force for a period of more than 10 years beginning on the day the permit came into force.

5  Transitional provision—petroleum exploration permit in force for more than 10 years

(1)       This item applies in relation to a petroleum exploration permit that:

                     (a)  is in force immediately before the commencement of this Schedule; and

                     (b)  was granted in relation to an area in the Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area; and

                     (c)  has been extended one or more times under one or more provisions of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 such that:

                              (i)  the permit has been in force, when this Schedule commences, for a period of more than 10 years beginning on the day the permit came into force; or

                             (ii)  the permit will, as a result of an extension granted before this Schedule commences, remain in force for a period of more than 10 years beginning on the day the permit came into force.

(2)       On and after the commencement of this Schedule, the duration of the petroleum exploration permit must not be extended again under any of the provisions the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 that would otherwise allow for the extension of the duration of the permit.

[10 year maximum for permit extensions]