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

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8886

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 .

 

[moratorium—Great Australian Bight drilling]

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

Schedule 5 Moratorium on drilling exploration in Great Australian Bight

   

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 97

Insert:

97A   Moratorium—drilling exploration in the Great Australian Bight

             (1)  A petroleum exploration permit may not be granted on or after the moratorium start day in respect of an area in the Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area.

             (2)  A petroleum exploration permit that is in force immediately before the moratorium start day ceases to have effect on and after that day.

             (3)  On and from the moratorium start day, nothing in this Act authorises or requires, or gives the power to authorise or require, any of the following:

                     (a)  exploring for petroleum in the Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area;

                     (b)  recovering petroleum in the Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area;

                     (c)  carrying on operations, and executing works, in the Commonwealth Great Australian Bight area for those purposes.

             (4)  In this section:

moratorium start day means the day this section commences.

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

-

-

 

[moratorium—Great Australian Bight drilling]