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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Greenhouse gas storage etc.                                                                4

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     4

Division 1—General amendments                                                                             4

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                               4

Division 2—Amendments to be made if Schedule 2 to the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Act 2019 has not commenced                                 71

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             71

Division 3—Amendments contingent on the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Act 2019                              73

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             73

Part 2—Transitional and application provisions                                             75

Schedule 2—Protection of technical information                                              76

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             76

Schedule 3—Directions given by the responsible Commonwealth Minister           82

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             82

Schedule 4—Compliance powers                                                                                83

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   83

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             83

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                               90

Schedule 5—Variation of petroleum access authority                                    91

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             91

Schedule 6—Directions by the Titles Administrator                                       92

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             92

Schedule 7—Listed NOPSEMA laws                                                                       93

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             93

Schedule 8—Fees payable to the Titles Administrator on behalf of the Commonwealth               94

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             94

Schedule 9—Functions and powers of NOPSEMA                                         95

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             95

Schedule 10—Courts                                                                                                           96

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             96

Schedule 11—Recovery of costs and expenses                                                  102

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           102

Schedule 12—Appeals                                                                                                      104

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           104

Schedule 13—Boundary changes                                                                              105

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           105

Schedule 14—Fixed-term petroleum production licences                          107

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           107

Schedule 15—Additional NOPSEMA inspection powers relating to well integrity laws                108

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                 108

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           108

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                             141

Schedule 16—Civil penalties, enforceable undertakings, infringement notices, injunctions etc.               142

Part 1—Amendments commencing the day after Royal Assent          142

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           142

Part 2—Amendments commencing the same time as Schedule 1 commences     154

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           154

Part 3—Amendments commencing the same time as Schedule 15 commences   155

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           155

Schedule 17—Designated frontier areas                                                               156

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           156

Schedule 18—Regulations references                                                                     157

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           157



A Bill for an Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019.

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1, Division 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 1, Division 2

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Schedule 2 to the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Act 2019 commences before the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 1, Division 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Act 2019 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless the event mentioned in paragraph (b) occurs.

 

5.  Schedule 1, Part 2

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

6.  Schedules 2 to 14

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 15

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

8.  Schedule 16, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9.  Schedule 16, Part 2

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

10.  Schedule 16, Part 3

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 7.

 

11.  Schedule 17

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 18

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 7.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.