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Schedule 1—Greenhouse gas storage etc.

Schedule 1 Greenhouse gas storage etc.

Part 1 Amendments

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

1  Section 7 (after paragraph (d) of the definition of approved )

Insert:

                   (da)  section 452A; or

2  Section 7

Insert:

environmental management law has the same meaning as in Schedule 2A.

3  Section 7 (definition of greenhouse gas project inspector )

Repeal the definition.

4  Section 7 (definition of petroleum environmental law )

Repeal the definition.

5  Section 7

Insert:

related body corporate has the same meaning as in the Corporations Act 2001 .

6  Section 7 (after paragraph (i) of the definition of title )

Insert:

                    (ia)  when used in section 579A—has the meaning given by subsection 579A(1); or

7  Paragraph 316(2)(b)

After “regulations”, insert “(other than the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 , Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 and the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 )”.

8  Paragraph 351(2)(b)

After “regulations”, insert “(other than the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 , Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 and the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 )”.

9  Subsection 360(3) (note)

Omit “section 595”, substitute “sections 594A and 595”.

10  Paragraph 376(3)(b)

After “regulations”, insert “(other than the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 , Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 and the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 )”.

11  Paragraph 430(5)(b)

After “Minister”, insert “, NOPSEMA or the Titles Administrator”.

12  Subsection 436(1) (table item 2, column headed “Event or circumstance”)

After “Minister”, insert “or the Titles Administrator”.

13  Subsection 440(1) (table item 4, column headed “Event or circumstance”)

After “Minister”, insert “or the Titles Administrator”.

14  At the end of subsection 442(3)

Add:

Note:          See also paragraph 646(gp) (NOPSEMA’s advisory function).

15  Paragraph 446(b)

After “Minister”, insert “, NOPSEMA or the Titles Administrator”.

16  At the end of Division 1 of Part 3.11

Add:

449A   NOPSEMA to notify the Titles Administrator of grounds for cancellation of title

                   If NOPSEMA reasonably believes that there is a ground for cancelling:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                     (c)  a greenhouse gas injection licence;

NOPSEMA must notify the Titles Administrator of:

                     (d)  the belief; and

                     (e)  the reasons for the belief.

17  After section 452

Insert:

452A   Notification requirements—registered holders of titles

Registered holders as at commencement

             (1)  If, as at the commencement of this section, a person is the registered holder, or one of the registered holders, of a greenhouse gas title, the person must:

                     (a)  give the Titles Administrator and NOPSEMA a written notice, in the approved form, that:

                              (i)  states that the person is a registered holder of the greenhouse gas title; and

                             (ii)  sets out such of the person’s contact details as are required by the form; and

                     (b)  do so within 30 days after the commencement of this section.

Note:          For contact details , see subsection (12).

Becoming a registered holder

             (2)  If, at any time after the commencement of this section, a person becomes the registered holder, or one of the registered holders, of a greenhouse gas title, the person must:

                     (a)  give the Titles Administrator and NOPSEMA a written notice, in the approved form, that:

                              (i)  states that the person has become a registered holder of the greenhouse gas title; and

                             (ii)  sets out such of the person’s contact details as are required by the form; and

                     (b)  do so within 30 days after so becoming a registered holder.

Note:          For contact details , see subsection (12).

Ceasing to be a registered holder otherwise than because of death

             (3)  If, at any time after the commencement of this section, a person ceases to be the registered holder, or one of the registered holders, of a greenhouse gas title otherwise than because of the death of the person, the person must:

                     (a)  notify the Titles Administrator and NOPSEMA, in writing, of the cessation; and

                     (b)  do so within 30 days after the cessation.

Death of a registered holder

             (4)  If, at any time after the commencement of this section, a person who is the registered holder, or one of the registered holders, of a greenhouse gas title dies, the person’s legal personal representative must:

                     (a)  notify the Titles Administrator and NOPSEMA, in writing, of the death; and

                     (b)  do so within 30 days after the death.

Change of contact details of registered holder

             (5)  If:

                     (a)  a person is the registered holder, or one of the registered holders, of a greenhouse gas title; and

                     (b)  the person has given a notice under:

                              (i)  subsection (1); or

                             (ii)  subsection (2); or

                            (iii)  this subsection;

                            that sets out one or more contact details of the person; and

                     (c)  any or all of those contact details have changed;

the person must:

                     (d)  give the Titles Administrator and NOPSEMA a written notice, in the approved form, that:

                              (i)  states that the relevant contact details have changed; and

                             (ii)  sets out the changed contact details; and

                     (e)  do so within 30 days after the change.

Note:          For contact details , see subsection (12).

Publication of approved form

             (6)  The Titles Administrator must publish on the Department’s website a form approved for the purposes of subsection (1), (2) or (5).

Offence

             (7)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a requirement under subsection (1), (2), (3), (4) or (5); and

                     (b)  the person omits to do an act; and

                     (c)  the omission breaches the requirement.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (8)  An offence against subsection (7) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

Civil penalty

             (9)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes a requirement under subsection (2), (3), (4) or (5).

Civil penalty:          90 penalty units.

Continuing offences and continuing contraventions of civil penalty provisions

           (10)  The maximum penalty for each day that an offence under subsection (7) continues is 10% of the maximum penalty that can be imposed in respect of that offence.

Note:          Subsection (7) is a continuing offence under section 4K of the Crimes Act 1914 .

           (11)  The maximum civil penalty for each day that a contravention of subsection (9) continues is 10% of the maximum civil penalty that can be imposed in respect of that contravention.

Note:          Subsection (9) is a continuing civil penalty provision under section 93 of the Regulatory Powers Act.

Definitions

           (12)  In this section:

approved means approved, in writing, by the Titles Administrator and the Chief Executive Officer of NOPSEMA.

contact details of a person includes the following:

                     (a)  the person’s name;

                     (b)  the address of:

                              (i)  the place of residence or business of the person; or

                             (ii)  if the person is a body corporate—the head office, a registered office or a principal office of the body corporate;

                     (c)  the person’s telephone number;

                     (d)  the person’s fax number (if any);

                     (e)  the person’s email address;

                      (f)  if the person is a body corporate that has an ACN (within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001 )—the ACN.

greenhouse gas title means:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                     (c)  a greenhouse gas injection licence; or

                     (d)  a greenhouse gas search authority; or

                     (e)  a greenhouse gas special authority.

18  After subsection 454(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  If, in the performance of its functions or the exercise of its powers, NOPSEMA becomes aware of circumstances that:

                     (a)  relate to:

                              (i)  the registered holder of a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                             (ii)  the registered holder of a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                            (iii)  the registered holder of a greenhouse gas injection licence; and

                     (b)  may make it appropriate for the responsible Commonwealth Minister to require the registered holder to lodge an additional security under subsection (1);

NOPSEMA may inform the responsible Commonwealth Minister of those circumstances.

19  After subsection 454(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  If, in the performance of its functions or the exercise of its powers, NOPSEMA becomes aware of circumstances that:

                     (a)  relate to:

                              (i)  the registered holder of a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                             (ii)  the registered holder of a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                            (iii)  the registered holder of a greenhouse gas injection licence; and

                     (b)  may make it appropriate for the responsible Commonwealth Minister to require the registered holder to lodge a security under subsection (2);

NOPSEMA may inform the responsible Commonwealth Minister of those circumstances.

20  Paragraph 454(3)(b)

After “Minister”, insert “, NOPSEMA or the Titles Administrator”.

21  Paragraph 570(7)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  a direction given by NOPSEMA or the responsible Commonwealth Minister under:

                              (i)  Chapter 3; or

                             (ii)  this Chapter; and

22  Paragraph 572(7)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  a direction given by NOPSEMA or the responsible Commonwealth Minister under:

                              (i)  Chapter 3; or

                             (ii)  this Chapter; and

23  Subsection 572(7) (note)

Repeal the note.

24  Subsection 574(5) (not including the heading)

Repeal the subsection.

25  Subsection 576B(7)

Repeal the subsection (not including the notes).

26  Section 579

Repeal the section, substitute:

579   Simplified outline of this Part

•      NOPSEMA or the responsible Commonwealth Minister may give a direction to a greenhouse gas titleholder. A direction may extend to other persons.

•      If there is a breach of a direction given by NOPSEMA or the responsible Commonwealth Minister under Chapter 3, this Chapter or the regulations, NOPSEMA or the responsible Commonwealth Minister may do anything required by the direction to be done, and NOPSEMA’s costs or the responsible Commonwealth Minister’s costs may be recovered from the person to whom the direction was given.

•      In a prosecution for an offence relating to a breach of a direction given by NOPSEMA or the responsible Commonwealth Minister under Chapter 3, this Chapter or the regulations, it is a defence if the defendant proves that the defendant took all reasonable steps to comply with the direction.

27  Before section 580

Insert:

579A   General power to give directions—NOPSEMA

Definitions

             (1)  In this section:

greenhouse gas matter means:

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

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

                     (c)  the injection of a greenhouse gas substance into the seabed or subsoil of an offshore area; or

                     (d)  the storage of a greenhouse gas substance in the seabed or subsoil of an offshore area.

title means:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                     (c)  a greenhouse gas injection licence; or

                     (d)  a greenhouse gas search authority; or

                     (e)  a greenhouse gas special authority.

Direction to registered holder

             (2)  NOPSEMA may, by written notice given to the registered holder of a title, give the registered holder a direction as to any matter in relation to which regulations may be made.

Note 1:       Section 782 is the main provision setting out matters in relation to which regulations may be made.

Note 2:       For enforcement, see section 582.

Extended application of direction

             (3)  A direction given under this section to a registered holder applies to the registered holder and may also be expressed to apply to:

                     (a)  a specified class of persons, so long as the class consists of, or is included in, either or both of the following classes:

                              (i)  employees or agents of, or persons acting on behalf of, the registered holder;

                             (ii)  persons performing work or services, whether directly or indirectly, for the registered holder; or

                     (b)  any person (other than the registered holder or a person to whom the direction applies in accordance with paragraph (a)) who is:

                              (i)  in an offshore area for any reason touching, concerning, arising out of, or connected with, a greenhouse gas matter; or

                             (ii)  in, on, above, below or in the vicinity of a vessel, aircraft, structure or installation, or equipment or other property, that is in the offshore area for a reason of that kind.

             (4)  If a direction so expressed is given, the direction is taken to apply to each person included in the specified class mentioned in paragraph (3)(a) or to each person who is in the offshore area as mentioned in paragraph (3)(b), as the case may be.

Note:          For notification requirements, see section 581.

Additional matters

             (5)  A direction under this section has effect, and must be complied with, despite:

                     (a)  any previous direction under this section; and

                     (b)  anything in the regulations or the applied provisions.

Note:          For applied provisions , see subsection 80(2).

             (6)  A direction under this section may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating (with or without modification) a code of practice or standard contained in an instrument as in force or existing at the time when the direction takes effect, so long as the code of practice or standard is relevant to that matter.

             (7)  To avoid doubt, subsection (6) applies to an instrument, whether issued or made in Australia or outside Australia.

             (8)  A direction under this section may prohibit the doing of an act or thing:

                     (a)  unconditionally; or

                     (b)  subject to conditions, including conditions requiring the consent or approval of a person specified in the direction.

             (9)  If NOPSEMA gives a direction under this section, NOPSEMA must:

                     (a)  give the responsible Commonwealth Minister a copy of the direction; and

                     (b)  do so as soon as practicable after the direction was given.

Directions

           (10)  If paragraph (3)(b) applies to a direction under this section, the direction is a legislative instrument.

           (11)  If paragraph (3)(b) does not apply to a direction under this section, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

28  Section 580 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

580   General power to give directions—responsible Commonwealth Minister

29  Paragraph 580(5)(b)

After “regulations”, insert “(other than the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 , Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 and the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 )”.

30  After subsection 580(8)

Insert:

Inconsistency

          (8A)  If a direction under this section is inconsistent with a direction under section 579A, the direction under this section has no effect to the extent of the inconsistency.

31  Before section 581

Insert:

580A   Directions may extend outside of title area

             (1)  A direction under this Division may require the registered holder of the title in relation to which the direction is given to take an action (or not to take an action) anywhere in an offshore area, whether within or outside the title area of the title.

             (2)  If a direction under section 579A requires the registered holder of a title (the first title ) to take an action in, or in relation to, the title area of another title (the related title ), NOPSEMA must give a copy of the direction to the registered holder of the related title as soon as practicable after the direction is given to the registered holder of the first title.

             (3)  If a direction under section 580 requires the registered holder of a title (the first title ) to take an action in, or in relation to, the title area of another title (the related title ), the responsible Commonwealth Minister must give a copy of the direction to the registered holder of the related title as soon as practicable after the direction is given to the registered holder of the first title.

             (4)  In this section:

title means any title covered by section 572.

title area of a title has the meaning given by section 572 in relation to the title.

Note:          Section 572 sets out the title area for certain petroleum titles and greenhouse gas titles.

32  Before subsection 581(1)

Insert:

Notification—direction under section 579A

          (1A)  If a direction under section 579A applies to:

                     (a)  a registered holder; and

                     (b)  a person referred to in paragraph 579A(3)(a);

the registered holder must cause a copy of the notice by which the direction was given to be:

                     (c)  given to that other person; or

                     (d)  displayed at a prominent position at a place in the offshore area frequented by that other person.

          (1B)  If a direction under section 579A applies to:

                     (a)  a registered holder; and

                     (b)  a person referred to in paragraph 579A(3)(b);

the registered holder must cause a copy of the notice by which the direction was given to be displayed at a prominent position at a place in the offshore area.

          (1C)  If a direction under section 579A applies to:

                     (a)  a registered holder; and

                     (b)  a person referred to in paragraph 579A(3)(b);

NOPSEMA may, by written notice given to the registered holder, require the registered holder to cause to be displayed:

                     (c)  at such places in the offshore area; and

                     (d)  in such manner;

as are specified in the notice, copies of the notice by which the direction was given.

33  Subsection 581(1) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Notification—direction under section 580

34  Paragraph 581(4)(a)

After “subsection”, insert “(1A), (1B), (1C),”.

35  Paragraph 582(1)(a)

After “section”, insert “579A or”.

36  Paragraph 582(3)(a)

After “section”, insert “579A or”.

37  Division 3 of Part 6.3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 3 NOPSEMA or the responsible Commonwealth Minister may take action if there is a breach of a direction

38  Before section 583

Insert:

582A   NOPSEMA may take action if there is a breach of a direction

Action by NOPSEMA

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person is subject to a direction given by NOPSEMA under:

                              (i)  this Chapter (other than Part 6.2); or

                             (ii)  the regulations; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person’s conduct breaches the direction;

NOPSEMA may do any or all of the things required by the direction to be done.

Recovery of costs and expenses incurred by NOPSEMA

             (2)  Costs or expenses incurred by NOPSEMA under subsection (1) in relation to a direction are:

                     (a)  a debt due to NOPSEMA by the person subject to the direction; and

                     (b)  recoverable in:

                              (i)  the Federal Court; or

                             (ii)  the Federal Circuit Court; or

                            (iii)  a court of a State or Territory that has jurisdiction in relation to the matter.

Exception—direction that has an extended application

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  a direction under section 579A applies to:

                              (i)  a registered holder; and

                             (ii)  another person; and

                     (b)  an action under subsection (2) relating to the direction is brought against the other person; and

                     (c)  the other person adduces evidence that the other person did not know, and could not reasonably be expected to have known, of the existence of the direction;

the other person is not liable under subsection (2) unless the plaintiff proves that the other person knew, or could reasonably be expected to have known, of the existence of the direction.

Defence

             (4)  In an action under subsection (2), it is a defence if the defendant proves that the defendant took all reasonable steps to comply with the direction.

39  Subparagraph 583(1)(a)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

40  Section 584

After “Minister”, insert “, NOPSEMA or the Titles Administrator”.

41  Section 591

Omit:

•      The responsible Commonwealth Minister may give remedial directions to greenhouse gas titleholders or former greenhouse gas titleholders about the following matters:

       (a)     the removal of property;

      (b)     the plugging or closing off of wells;

       (c)     the conservation and protection of natural resources;

      (d)     the making good of damage to the seabed or subsoil.

substitute:

•      NOPSEMA or the responsible Commonwealth Minister may give remedial directions to greenhouse gas titleholders or former greenhouse gas titleholders about the following matters:

       (a)     the removal of property;

      (b)     the plugging or closing off of wells;

       (c)     the conservation and protection of natural resources;

      (d)     the making good of damage to the seabed or subsoil.

42  Section 591

Omit:

•      If there is a breach of a direction, the responsible Commonwealth Minister may do anything required by the direction to be done.

•      If property has not been removed in accordance with a direction, the responsible Commonwealth Minister may direct the owner to remove or dispose of the property.

substitute:

•      If there is a breach of a direction, NOPSEMA or the responsible Commonwealth Minister may do anything required by the direction to be done.

•      If property has not been removed in accordance with a direction, NOPSEMA or the responsible Commonwealth Minister may direct the owner to remove or dispose of the property.

43  Section 591A

Before “the responsible Commonwealth Minister”, insert “NOPSEMA or”.

44  At the end of section 591A

Add:

               ; or (c)  a provision of Chapter 3.

45  After section 591A

Insert:

591B   Remedial directions to current holders of permits, leases and licences—NOPSEMA

Scope

             (1)  This section applies to:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                     (c)  a greenhouse gas injection licence, if no operations for the injection of a greenhouse gas substance into an identified greenhouse gas storage formation have been carried on under the licence.

Direction to registered holder

             (2)  NOPSEMA may, by written notice given to the registered holder of the permit, lease or licence, direct the holder to do any or all of the following things on or before the applicable date:

                     (a)  to:

                              (i)  remove, or cause to be removed, from the title area all property brought into that area by any person engaged or concerned in the operations authorised by the permit, lease or licence; or

                             (ii)  make arrangements that are satisfactory to NOPSEMA in relation to that property;

                     (b)  to plug or close off, to the satisfaction of NOPSEMA, all wells made in the title area by any person engaged or concerned in those operations;

                     (c)  to provide, to the satisfaction of NOPSEMA, for the conservation and protection of the natural resources in the title area;

                     (d)  to make good, to the satisfaction of NOPSEMA, any damage to the seabed or subsoil in the title area caused by any person engaged or concerned in those operations.

Note 1:       For applicable date and title area , see subsection (7).

Note 2:       For variation and revocation, see subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

             (3)  Paragraph (2)(c) has effect subject to:

                     (a)  Chapter 3; and

                     (b)  this Chapter; and

                     (c)  the regulations.

             (4)  In attaining a state of satisfaction for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), NOPSEMA must have regard to the principle that plugging or closing off wells should be carried out in a way that minimises damage to the petroleum-bearing qualities of geological formations.

Offence

             (5)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a direction under subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the person omits to do an act; and

                     (c)  the omission breaches the direction.

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

             (6)  An offence against subsection (5) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

Applicable date and title area

             (7)  For the purposes of this section, the table has effect:

 

Applicable date and title area

Item

In the case of ...

the applicable date is ...

and the title area is ...

1

a greenhouse gas assessment permit

the expiry date of the permit

the permit area.

2

a greenhouse gas holding lease (other than a special greenhouse gas holding lease)

the expiry date of the lease

the lease area.

3

a special greenhouse gas holding lease

the date determined, in writing, by NOPSEMA

the lease area.

4

a greenhouse gas injection licence

the first date on which the licence can be terminated under this Act

the licence area.

             (8)  A notice under subsection (2) need not identify the applicable date as a particular calendar date.

46  Section 592 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

592   Remedial directions to current holders of permits, leases and licences—responsible Commonwealth Minister

47  Paragraph 592(2)(d)

Omit “operations.”, substitute “operations;”.

48  At the end of subsection 592(2) (before the notes)

Add:

so long as the direction is given for a purpose that relates to:

                     (e)  resource management; or

                      (f)  resource security; or

                     (g)  decommissioning.

49  At the end of section 592

Add:

Inconsistency

             (8)  If a direction under this section is inconsistent with a direction under section 591B, the direction under this section has no effect to the extent of the inconsistency.

50  After section 594

Insert:

594A   Remedial directions to former holders of permits, leases, licences and authorities etc.—NOPSEMA

Scope

             (1)  This section applies if an event specified in the table has happened:

 

Scope

Item

Title

Event

1

Greenhouse gas assessment permit

(a) the permit has been cancelled;

(b) the permit has expired.

2

Greenhouse gas holding lease (other than a special greenhouse gas holding lease)

(a) the lease has been cancelled;

(b) the lease has expired.

3

Special greenhouse gas holding lease

the lease has been cancelled.

4

Greenhouse gas injection licence

(a) the licence has been cancelled;

(b) the licence has been terminated.

5

Greenhouse gas search authority

(a) the authority has been surrendered;

(b) the authority has been cancelled;

(c) the authority has expired.

6

Greenhouse gas special authority

(a) the authority has been revoked;

(b) the authority has been surrendered;

(c) the authority has expired.

Direction

             (2)  NOPSEMA may, by written notice given to the person who was, or is, as the case may be, the registered holder of the permit, lease, licence or authority, direct the person to do any or all of the following things within the period specified in the notice:

                     (a)  to:

                              (i)  remove, or cause to be removed, from the vacated area all property brought into that area by any person engaged or concerned in the operations authorised by the permit, lease, licence or authority; or

                             (ii)  make arrangements that are satisfactory to NOPSEMA in relation to that property;

                     (b)  to plug or close off, to the satisfaction of NOPSEMA, all wells made in the vacated area by any person engaged or concerned in those operations;

                     (c)  to provide, to the satisfaction of NOPSEMA, for the conservation and protection of the natural resources in the vacated area;

                     (d)  to make good, to the satisfaction of NOPSEMA, any damage to the seabed or subsoil in the vacated area caused by any person engaged or concerned in those operations.

             (3)  The period specified in the notice must be reasonable.

             (4)  Paragraph (2)(c) has effect subject to:

                     (a)  Chapter 3; and

                     (b)  this Chapter; and

                     (c)  the regulations.

             (5)  In attaining a state of satisfaction for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), NOPSEMA must have regard to the principle that plugging or closing off wells should be carried out in a way that minimises damage to the petroleum-bearing qualities of geological formations.

Offence

             (6)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a direction under subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the person omits to do an act; and

                     (c)  the omission breaches the direction.

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

             (7)  An offence against subsection (6) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

51  Section 595 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

595   Remedial directions to former holders of permits, leases, licences and authorities etc.—responsible Commonwealth Minister

52  Paragraph 595(2)(d)

Omit “operations.”, substitute “operations;”.

53  At the end of subsection 595(2)

Add:

so long as the direction is given for a purpose that relates to:

                     (e)  resource management; or

                      (f)  resource security; or

                     (g)  decommissioning.

54  At the end of section 595

Add:

Inconsistency

             (8)  If a direction under this section is inconsistent with a direction under section 594A, the direction under this section has no effect to the extent of the inconsistency.

55  After section 595

Insert:

595A   NOPSEMA may take action if a direction has been breached

Scope

             (1)  This section applies if a direction is given under section 594A.

NOPSEMA may take action

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  a direction under section 594A has been breached in relation to the vacated area; or

                     (b)  an arrangement under section 594A has not been carried out in relation to the vacated area;

NOPSEMA may do any or all of the things required by the direction or arrangement to be done.

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  a direction is given under section 594A; and

                     (b)  any property brought into the vacated area by any person engaged or concerned in the operations authorised by the permit, lease, licence or authority has not been removed in accordance with:

                              (i)  a direction under section 594A in relation to the vacated area; or

                             (ii)  an arrangement under section 594A in relation to the vacated area;

NOPSEMA may, by notifiable instrument, direct the owner or owners of that property to:

                     (c)  remove the property from the vacated area; or

                     (d)  dispose of the property to the satisfaction of NOPSEMA;

within the period specified in the instrument.

Note:          For sanctions, see section 596A.

             (4)  The period specified in the instrument must be reasonable.

             (5)  If a direction is given under subsection (3) in relation to property, NOPSEMA must give a copy of the instrument to each person whom NOPSEMA believes to be an owner of the property or of any part of the property.

56  After section 596

Insert:

596A   Removal, disposal or sale of property by NOPSEMA—breach of direction

Power to remove, dispose of or sell property

             (1)  If a direction under subsection 595A(3) has been breached in relation to property, NOPSEMA may do any or all of the following things:

                     (a)  remove, in such manner as NOPSEMA thinks fit, any or all of that property from the vacated area concerned;

                     (b)  dispose of, in such manner as NOPSEMA thinks fit, any or all of that property;

                     (c)  if, under subsection 595A(5), a person was given a copy of the notice of the direction—sell, by public auction or otherwise, as NOPSEMA thinks fit, any or all of that property that belongs, or that NOPSEMA believes to belong, to that person.

Deduction of costs and expenses etc. from proceeds of sale

             (2)  NOPSEMA may deduct, from the proceeds of a sale under subsection (1) of property that belongs (or that NOPSEMA believes to belong) to a particular person, the whole or a part of:

                     (a)  any costs and expenses incurred by NOPSEMA under that subsection in relation to that property; and

                     (b)  any costs and expenses incurred by NOPSEMA in relation to the doing of any thing required by a direction under section 594A to be done by that person; and

                     (c)  any fees or amounts payable by that person to NOPSEMA under this Act, so long as the fee or amount is due and payable.

             (3)  NOPSEMA may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, deduct, from the proceeds of a sale under subsection (1) of property that belongs (or that NOPSEMA believes to belong) to a particular person, the whole or a part of:

                     (a)  any fees or amounts payable by that person to the Commonwealth under this Act, so long as the fee or amount concerned is due and payable; and

                     (b)  any amounts payable by that person under any of the following provisions of the Regulatory Levies Act:

                              (i)  section 5;

                             (ii)  section 7;

                            (iii)  section 9;

                            (iv)  section 10A;

                             (v)  section 10C;

                            (vi)  section 10E;

                           (vii)  section 10F;

                            so long as the amount concerned is due and payable.

             (4)  If NOPSEMA deducts an amount under subsection (3), NOPSEMA must remit that amount to the Commonwealth.

Balance of proceeds of sale to be paid to owner of property

             (5)  The proceeds of a sale of property under subsection (1), less any deductions under subsection (2) or (3), are to be paid to the owner of the property.

Recovery of costs and expenses—removal, disposal or sale of property

             (6)  If NOPSEMA incurs any costs or expenses under subsection (1) in relation to the removal, disposal or sale of property, the costs or expenses:

                     (a)  are a debt due by the owner of the property to NOPSEMA; and

                     (b)  to the extent to which they are not recovered under subsection (2)—are recoverable in:

                              (i)  the Federal Court; or

                             (ii)  the Federal Circuit Court; or

                            (iii)  a court of a State or Territory that has jurisdiction in relation to the matter.

Recovery of costs and expenses—breach of direction

             (7)  If NOPSEMA incurs costs or expenses in relation to the doing of anything required by a direction under section 594A to be done by a person who is or was the registered holder of:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                     (c)  a greenhouse gas injection licence; or

                     (d)  a greenhouse gas search authority; or

                     (e)  a greenhouse gas special authority;

the costs or expenses:

                      (f)  are a debt due by the person to NOPSEMA; and

                     (g)  to the extent to which they are not recovered under subsection (2)—are recoverable in:

                              (i)  the Federal Court; or

                             (ii)  the Federal Circuit Court; or

                            (iii)  a court of a State or Territory that has jurisdiction in relation to the matter.

57  Paragraph 597(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  any amounts payable by that person under any of the following provisions of the Regulatory Levies Act:

                              (i)  section 5;

                             (ii)  section 7;

                            (iii)  section 9;

                            (iv)  section 10A;

                             (v)  section 10C;

                            (vi)  section 10E;

                           (vii)  section 10F;

                            so long as the amount concerned is due and payable.

58  After subsection 598(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Except as provided by subsection 596A(6) or section 780, no action, suit or proceeding lies in relation to the removal, disposal or sale, or the purported removal, disposal or sale, of property under section 596A.

59  Subsection 598(2)

After “(1)”, insert “or (1A)”.

60  Division 1 of Part 6.5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 1 Petroleum and greenhouse gas

61  Section 599

After:

•      A person must not interfere with offshore petroleum installations or operations.

insert:

•      A person must not interfere with greenhouse gas installations or operations.

62  Section 600

Insert:

greenhouse gas title means:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                     (c)  a greenhouse gas injection licence; or

                     (d)  a greenhouse gas search authority; or

                     (e)  a greenhouse gas special authority; or

                      (f)  a greenhouse gas research consent.

63  Subsection 601(1) (after table item 1)

Insert:

1A

Chapter 3

Regulation of activities related to injection and storage of greenhouse gas substances

64  Subsection 601(1) (after table item 2)

Insert:

2A

Chapter 5

Registration of transfers of, and dealings in, greenhouse gas titles

65  Subsection 601(1) (table items 3 and 4)

Repeal the items, substitute:

3

Part 6.1

Operations

66  Subsection 601(1) (after table item 5)

Insert:

5A

Part 6.3

Directions relating to greenhouse gas

67  Subsection 601(1) (table item 6)

Repeal the item, substitute:

6

Part 6.4

Restoration of the environment

68  Subsection 601(1) (table item 9, column headed “Provisions”)

Omit “, to the extent that the Part applies in relation to petroleum titles”.

69  Subsection 601(1) (table item 11, column headed “Provisions”)

Omit “, to the extent that the Division applies in relation to petroleum titles”.

70  Subsection 601(1) (after table item 12)

Insert:

12A

Chapter 8

Information relating to greenhouse gas

71  Subsection 601(1) (table item 13, column headed “Topic”)

Omit “Petroleum environmental laws”, substitute “Environmental management laws”.

72  Subsection 601(1) (table item 16, column headed “Provisions”)

Omit “, to the extent that the regulations apply in relation to petroleum titles”.

73  Subsection 601(1) (after table item 16)

Insert:

16A

The provisions of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Greenhouse Gas Injection and Storage) Regulations 2011

Regulation of greenhouse gas injection and storage

74  Subsection 601(1) (table item 17)

Repeal the item, substitute:

17

The provisions of Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011

Structural integrity of wells and well operations

75  Subsection 601(1) (table item 18, column headed “Provisions”)

Omit “, to the extent that the regulations apply in relation to petroleum titles”.

76  Subsection 602C(10) (before the note)

Insert:

Note 1:       Under Schedule 2A to this Act, NOPSEMA inspectors may exercise additional powers, and perform additional functions, for the purpose of monitoring environmental management laws.

77  Subsection 602C(10) (note)

After “Note”, insert “2”.

78  Subsection 602C(10) (note)

Omit “, environmental management laws and structural integrity laws”.

79  Subsection 602E(1)

After “Part”, insert “2 or”.

80  Paragraph 602E(2)(a)

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

81  Paragraph 602E(2)(a)

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

82  Subsection 602E(3)

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

83  Paragraph 602F(3)(c)

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

84  Subsection 602G(3) (paragraph (b) of the definition of responsible person )

After “a petroleum title”, insert “or greenhouse gas title”.

85  Section 602J (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

602J   Environmental management laws—additional powers

86  Section 602J

Omit “the petroleum environmental laws”, substitute “environmental management laws (within the meaning of that Schedule)”.

87  Subsection 602K(8) (definition of greenhouse gas title )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

greenhouse gas title : see section 600.

88  Subsection 602K(8) (paragraph (b) of the definition of inspection )

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

89  Subsection 602K(8) (definition of offshore premises )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

offshore premises has the same meaning as in Schedule 2A.

90  Subsection 602K(8) (paragraph (b) of the definition of titleholder’s obligations )

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

91  Subsection 602K(8) (paragraph (b) of the definition of titleholder’s obligations )

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

92  Subsection 602K(8) (subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of titleholder’s obligations )

Omit “, to the extent that the Part relates to petroleum titles”.

93  Section 602L (paragraph (a) of the note)

Omit “petroleum environmental laws”, substitute “environmental management laws”.

94  Division 2 of Part 6.5 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

95  Sections 605 to 608

Repeal the sections.

96  Subsection 611B(2) (table item 2, column headed “is an authorised applicant in relation to the following civil penalty provisions in this Act (to the extent indicated) …”, after paragraph (b))

Insert:

(ba) subsection 452A(9);

97  Subsection 611B(2) (table item 3, column headed “is an authorised applicant in relation to the following civil penalty provisions in this Act (to the extent indicated) …”, after paragraph (d))

Insert:

(da) subsection 452A(9);

98  After paragraph 611E(1)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  subsection 452A(7);

99  Subsection 611E(2) (table item 1, column headed “is an infringement officer in relation to the following provisions in this Act …”, after paragraph (a))

Insert:

(aa) subsection 452A(7);

100  Subsection 611E(2) (table item 2, column headed “is an infringement officer in relation to the following provisions in this Act …”, after paragraph (c))

Insert:

(ca) subsection 452A(7);

101  Subsection 611E(2) (table item 3, column headed “is an infringement officer in relation to the following provisions in this Act …”, after paragraph (c))

Insert:

(ca) subsection 452A(7);

102  Subsection 611J(2) (table item 3, column headed “is an authorised person in relation to the following provisions in this Act (to the extent indicated) ...”, after paragraph (b))

Insert:

(ba) subsections 452A(2), (3), (4) and (5);

103  Subsection 611J(2) (table item 3, column headed “is an authorised person in relation to the following provisions in this Act (to the extent indicated) ...”, paragraph (v))

After “(2)”, insert “, (2A)”.

104  Subsection 611J(2) (table item 4, column headed “is an authorised person in relation to the following provisions in this Act (to the extent indicated) ...”, after paragraph (d))

Insert:

(da) subsections 452A(2), (3), (4) and (5);

105  Section 612

Omit:

•      The responsible Commonwealth Minister may prohibit certain vessels from entering or being present in an area (called a greenhouse gas safety zone ) surrounding a greenhouse gas well, a structure, or an item of equipment, in an offshore area.

substitute:

•      NOPSEMA may prohibit certain vessels from entering or being present in an area (called a greenhouse gas safety zone ) surrounding a greenhouse gas well, a structure, or an item of equipment, in an offshore area.

106  Section 614 (paragraph (d) of the definition of exempt vessel )

Omit “the responsible Commonwealth Minister”, substitute “NOPSEMA”.

107  Paragraph 615(1)(e)

Omit “or (3)”.

108  Subsection 615(3)

Repeal the subsection.

109  Subsection 615(4)

Omit “or (3)”.

110  Subsection 617(1)

Omit “the responsible Commonwealth Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “NOPSEMA”.

111  Section 643 (definition of environmental management law )

Repeal the definition.

112  Subsections 646A(5), (6) and (7)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Limits on greenhouse gas storage functions

             (5)  Section 646 does not authorise NOPSEMA to perform a function that is:

                     (a)  mentioned in a State greenhouse gas storage functions provision; and

                     (b)  conferred by or under a particular State PSLA or the Territory PSLA;

unless:

                     (c)  the functions mentioned in paragraph 646(b), to the extent to which it relates to occupational health and safety matters in connection with offshore greenhouse gas storage operations, are conferred on NOPSEMA by or under the State PSLA or Territory PSLA, as the case may be; and

                     (d)  the functions mentioned in paragraph 646(gb), to the extent to which it relates to structural integrity in connection with:

                              (i)  the exploration for potential greenhouse gas storage formations or potential greenhouse gas injection sites; or

                             (ii)  the injection of a greenhouse gas substance into the seabed or subsoil; or

                            (iii)  the permanent storage of a greenhouse gas substance in the seabed or subsoil; or

                            (iv)  the compression, processing, offloading, piped conveyance or pre-injection storage of a greenhouse gas substance; or

                             (v)  the monitoring of a greenhouse gas substance stored in the seabed or subsoil;

                            are conferred on NOPSEMA by or under the State PSLA or Territory PSLA, as the case may be; and

                     (e)  there are provisions of the State PSLA or Territory PSLA, as the case may be, that substantially correspond to Schedule 3 to this Act as in force:

                              (i)  at the commencement of this subsection; or

                             (ii)  at any later time; and

                      (f)  there are regulations under the State PSLA or Territory PSLA, as the case may be, that substantially correspond to the greenhouse gas storage provisions of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 as in force:

                              (i)  at the commencement of this subsection; or

                             (ii)  at any later time; and

                     (g)  there are regulations under the State PSLA or Territory PSLA, as the case may be, that substantially correspond to the greenhouse gas storage provisions of Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 as in force:

                              (i)  at the commencement of this subsection; or

                             (ii)  at any later time; and

                     (h)  if the function mentioned in paragraph 646(gj) is conferred on NOPSEMA by or under the State PSLA or Territory PSLA, as the case may be—there are regulations under the State PSLA or Territory PSLA, as the case may be, that substantially correspond to the greenhouse gas storage provisions of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 as in force:

                              (i)  at the commencement of this subsection; or

                             (ii)  at any later time.

Note 1:       For State greenhouse gas storage functions provision , see subsection (6).

Note 2:       For greenhouse gas storage provisions , see subsection (8).

             (6)  For the purposes of this section, State greenhouse gas storage functions provision means:

                     (a)  paragraph 646(b), to the extent to which it relates to occupational health and safety matters in connection with offshore greenhouse gas storage operations; or

                     (b)  paragraph 646(gb), to the extent to which it relates to structural integrity in connection with:

                              (i)  the exploration for potential greenhouse gas storage formations or potential greenhouse gas injection sites; or

                             (ii)  the injection of a greenhouse gas substance into the seabed or subsoil; or

                            (iii)  the permanent storage of a greenhouse gas substance in the seabed or subsoil; or

                            (iv)  the compression, processing, offloading, piped conveyance or pre-injection storage of a greenhouse gas substance; or

                             (v)  the monitoring of a greenhouse gas substance stored in the seabed or subsoil; or

                     (c)  paragraph 646(gj).

113  Paragraph 695U(1)(b)

Omit “Act.”, substitute “Act; or”.

114  After paragraph 695U(1)(b)

Insert:

                     (c)  the exercise of a power, or the performance of a function, under the Regulatory Powers Act so far as it applies in relation to a provision of this Act; or

                     (d)  the administration of the Regulatory Powers Act so far as it applies in relation to a provision of this Act.

115  Subsection 695U(4)

Omit “information or a thing”, substitute “information, or a thing,”.

116  After subsection 695U(4)

Insert:

Part does not apply in relation to Part 8.3

          (4A)  This Part does not apply to:

                     (a)  offshore information, or a thing, covered by Part 8.3; or

                     (b)  a legislative instrument made for the purposes of that Part.

117  Subsection 695U(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Part does not apply in relation to certain offshore greenhouse gas storage operations

             (6)  This Part does not apply to the extent that offshore information:

                     (a)  relates to offshore greenhouse gas storage operations (within the meaning of Part 6.9); and

                     (b)  is personal information (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988 ); and

                     (c)  was obtained before the commencement of this subsection.

118  Section 722

Omit:

•      The Titles Administrator or a greenhouse gas project inspector may obtain information or documents.

substitute:

•      The Titles Administrator or a NOPSEMA inspector may obtain information or documents.

119  Section 725 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

725   Titles Administrator or NOPSEMA inspector may obtain information and documents

120  Paragraph 725(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  a NOPSEMA inspector;

121  Subsection 725(2)

Omit “greenhouse gas project inspector” (wherever occurring), substitute “NOPSEMA inspector”.

122  Section 727

Omit “greenhouse gas project inspector” (wherever occurring), substitute “NOPSEMA inspector”.

123  Section 729

Omit “greenhouse gas project inspector”, substitute “NOPSEMA inspector”.

124  Section 730 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

730   Titles Administrator or NOPSEMA inspector may retain documents

125  Subsections 730(1), (2) and (4)

Omit “greenhouse gas project inspector”, substitute “NOPSEMA inspector”.

126  Paragraph 731(a)

Omit “greenhouse gas project inspector”, substitute “NOPSEMA inspector”.

127  Paragraph 732(b)

Omit “greenhouse gas project inspector”, substitute “NOPSEMA inspector”.

128  Subsection 733A(1)

Omit “greenhouse gas project inspector as to the exercise of the greenhouse gas project inspector’s”, substitute “NOPSEMA inspector as to the exercise of the NOPSEMA inspector’s”.

129  Subsection 733A(2)

Omit “greenhouse gas project inspector”, substitute “NOPSEMA inspector”.

130  Paragraph 768(1)(h)

Repeal the paragraph.

131  Paragraph 780F(1)(b)

Omit “and”.

132  Paragraph 780F(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

133  Paragraph 780F(2)(b)

Omit “or”.

134  Paragraph 780F(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

135  Paragraph 780F(7)(b)

Omit “inspector; or”, substitute “inspector.”.

136  Paragraph 780F(7)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

137  Paragraph 780F(8)(b)

Omit “inspector; or”, substitute “inspector.”.

138  Paragraph 780F(8)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

139  Subsection 780F(8A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (8A)  For the purposes of subsection (8), the following provisions are covered by this subsection, namely, subsection 35(6) or 76(6) of the Regulatory Powers Act, as it applies in relation to a NOPSEMA inspector (see Division 1 of Part 6.5 of this Act).

Note:          The listed provisions require NOPSEMA inspectors to carry their identity cards with them at all times while exercising their powers.

140  Paragraph 780F(9)(b)

Omit “inspector;”, substitute “inspector.”.

141  Paragraph 780F(9)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

142  Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading (including the note), substitute:

Schedule 2A Environmental management laws: additional NOPSEMA inspection powers

Note:       See section 602J.

143  Clause 1 of Schedule 2A

Repeal the clause, substitute:

1   Simplified outline of this Schedule

•      This Schedule covers those provisions of this Act (called environmental management laws) that concern offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage environmental management in Commonwealth waters.

•      NOPSEMA inspectors may conduct an inspection (called an environmental inspection) to monitor compliance with environmental management laws.

•      A NOPSEMA inspector must prepare a report about an inspection and give the report to NOPSEMA.

•      The powers that a NOPSEMA inspector may exercise for the purposes of an inspection are in addition to the powers in relation to environmental management laws that the inspector may exercise for the purposes of Division 1 of Part 6.5 of this Act.

144  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A

Insert:

eligible premises means premises (within the ordinary meaning of that expression), and includes the following:

                     (a)  a structure or building;

                     (b)  a place that is enclosed;

                     (c)  a part of a thing referred to in paragraph (a) or (b).

145  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A (definition of enter )

Omit “petroleum”.

146  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A

Insert:

environmental inspection : see clause 3.

environmental management law means:

                     (a)  the provisions of this Act, to the extent to which the provisions relate to, or empower NOPSEMA to take action in relation to, offshore petroleum environmental management (within the meaning of Part 6.9 of this Act) in relation to Commonwealth waters; or

                     (b)  the provisions of this Act, to the extent to which the provisions relate to, or empower NOPSEMA to take action in relation to, offshore greenhouse gas storage environmental management (within the meaning of Part 6.9 of this Act) in relation to Commonwealth waters;

and includes:

                     (c)  a requirement made under a provision of this Act, to the extent mentioned in paragraph (a); and

                     (d)  a requirement made under a provision of this Act, to the extent mentioned in paragraph (b); and

                     (e)  section 571 (which deals with financial assurance); and

                      (f)  a regulation made for the purposes of subsection 571(3) in relation to compliance with section 571.

147  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A (definition of facility )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

facility has the meaning given by Schedule 3.

148  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A

Insert:

greenhouse gas title means:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                     (c)  a greenhouse gas injection licence; or

                     (d)  a greenhouse gas search authority; or

                     (e)  a greenhouse gas special authority; or

                      (f)  a greenhouse gas research consent.

149  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A (definition of offence against a petroleum environmental law )

Repeal the definition.

150  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A

Insert:

offence against an environmental management law : see clause 14.

151  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A (definition of offshore petroleum premises )

Repeal the definition.

152  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A

Insert:

offshore premises means any of the following, if located in Commonwealth waters:

                     (a)  a facility;

                     (b)  an infrastructure facility that is (or has been) the subject of an infrastructure licence;

                     (c)  a vessel that is or is to be used, or that has been used, to carry out a seismic survey for the following purposes:

                              (i)  petroleum exploration;

                             (ii)  exploration for potential greenhouse gas storage formations;

                            (iii)  exploration for potential greenhouse gas injection sites;

                     (d)  any other premises (other than a vessel under the command or charge of a master) that are or are to be used, or that have been used, for the carrying out of an activity in connection with the exercise of a titleholder’s rights, or the performance of a titleholder’s obligations, under this Act.

153  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of petroleum environmental inspection ;

                     (b)  definition of petroleum environmental law .

154  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A (definition of premises )

Omit “Act in its application under Division 1 of Part 6.5 of this Act (see section 602F of this Act)”, substitute “Act. This definition does not apply to the definition of eligible premises ”.

155  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A (definition of regulated business premises )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

regulated business premises means:

                     (a)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by the registered holder of a title; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or principally in connection with operations in relation to one or more titles, including that title; or

                     (b)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a related body corporate of the registered holder of a title; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or principally in connection with operations in relation to one or more titles, including that title; or

                     (c)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a person who, under a contract, arrangement or understanding with the registered holder of a title, has carried out, is carrying out, or is to carry out one or more operations in connection with the exercise of the holder’s rights, or the performance of the holder’s obligations, under this Act; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or partly in connection with operations in relation to one or more titles, including that title; and

                            (iv)  not used as a residence; or

                     (d)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a person who, under a contract, arrangement or understanding with a related body corporate of the registered holder of a title, has carried out, is carrying out, or is to carry out one or more operations in connection with the exercise of the holder’s rights, or the performance of the holder’s obligations, under this Act; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or partly in connection with operations in relation to one or more titles, including that title; and

                            (iv)  not used as a residence.

156  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A

Insert:

title means:

                     (a)  a petroleum title; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas title.

157  Clause 2 of Schedule 2A (definition of titleholder )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

titleholder means the registered holder of:

                     (a)  a petroleum title; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas title.

158  Part 2 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 2 Environmental inspections

159  Division 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 1 E nvironmental inspections: general provisions

160  Clause 3 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

3   Environmental inspections—nature of inspections

161  Subclause 3(1) of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

What is an environmental inspection ?

162  Subclause 3(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “A petroleum ”, substitute “An”.

163  Subclause 3(2) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

164  Paragraph 3(2)(a) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

165  Paragraph 3(2)(b) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

166  Subclause 3(3) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

167  Subclause 3(4) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

168  Clause 4 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

4   Environmental inspections—offshore premises

169  Subclause 4(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

170  Subparagraph 4(1)(a)(iv) of Schedule 2A

Omit “and”.

171  At the end of paragraph 4(1)(a) of Schedule 2A

Add:

                             (v)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 8 in relation to the inspection;

                            (vi)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 9 in relation to the inspection; and

172  Clause 4 of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises” (wherever occurring), substitute “offshore premises”.

173  Clause 5 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

5   Environmental inspections—regulated business premises

174  Subclause 5(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

175  Paragraph 5(1)(a) of Schedule 2A

After “those premises”, insert “plant, substances,”.

176  Subparagraph 5(1)(a)(i) of Schedule 2A

After “a petroleum title”, insert “or a greenhouse gas title”.

177  Subparagraph 5(1)(a)(ii) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

178  Paragraph 5(1)(b) of Schedule 2A

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  search those premises for any such plant, substances, documents or things at those premises; and

                     (c)  inspect, take extracts from, or make copies of, any such documents at those premises; and

                     (d)  inspect, examine or measure, or conduct tests concerning:

                              (i)  those premises (including any part of those premises); or

                             (ii)  any such plant, substances or things at those premises; and

                     (e)  take photographs of, make video recordings of, or make sketches of:

                              (i)  those premises (including any part of those premises); or

                             (ii)  any such plant, substances or things at those premises; and

                      (f)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 8 in relation to the inspection; and

                     (g)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 9 in relation to the inspection.

179  Subclause 5(2) of Schedule 2A

Repeal the subclause, substitute:

Notification of entry

             (2)  Immediately on entering regulated business premises for the purposes of an inspection, a NOPSEMA inspector must take reasonable steps to notify the purpose of the entry to:

                     (a)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by the titleholder—a person representing the titleholder; or

                     (b)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the titleholder—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                     (c)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person; or

                     (d)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person.

180  Subclause 5(3) of Schedule 2A

Omit “occupier” (first occurring), substitute “person required to be notified under subclause (2)”.

181  Subclause 5(3) of Schedule 2A

Omit “occupier” (second occurring), substitute “person”.

182  Clause 6 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

6   E nvironmental inspections—obstructing or hindering NOPSEMA inspector

183  Division 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 2 Environmental inspections: compliance powers

184  Clause 7 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

7   Environmental inspections—power to require assistance

185  Subclause 7(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

186  Subclause 7(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

187  Subclause 7(1) of Schedule 2A

After “a petroleum title”, insert “or a greenhouse gas title”.

188  Clause 8 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

8   Environmental inspections—powers to require information, and the production of documents and things

189  Paragraph 8(1)(a) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

190  Paragraph 8(1)(a) of Schedule 2A

After “a petroleum title”, insert “or a greenhouse gas title”.

191  Subparagraph 8(1)(b)(ii) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

192  Subparagraph 8(1)(b)(ii) of Schedule 2A

After “petroleum activities”, insert “or greenhouse gas activities”.

193  Subparagraph 8(1)(b)(iii) of Schedule 2A

After “premises”, insert “that are occupied by the titleholder”.

194  Subparagraph 8(1)(b)(iii) of Schedule 2A

Omit “any person”, substitute “a person”.

195  At the end of paragraph 8(1)(b) of Schedule 2A

Add:

                       or (iv)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the titleholder—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                             (v)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person; or

                            (vi)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person;

196  Subclause 8(2) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

197  Paragraph 8(3)(a) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

198  Paragraph 8(3)(a) of Schedule 2A

After “a petroleum title”, insert “or a greenhouse gas title”.

199  Subparagraph 8(3)(b)(ii) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

200  Subparagraph 8(3)(b)(ii) of Schedule 2A

After “petroleum activities”, insert “or greenhouse gas activities”.

201  Subparagraph 8(3)(b)(iii) of Schedule 2A

After “premises”, insert “that are occupied by the titleholder”.

202  Subparagraph 8(3)(b)(iii) of Schedule 2A

Omit “any person”, substitute “a person”.

203  At the end of paragraph 8(3)(b) of Schedule 2A

Add:

                       or (iv)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the titleholder—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                             (v)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person; or

                            (vi)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person;

204  Subclause 8(4) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

205  Subclause 8(15) of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Notice—taking possession at offshore premises

206  Subclause 8(15) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

207  Subclause 8(17) of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Notice—taking possession otherwise than at offshore premises

208  Subclause 8(17) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

209  Clause 9 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

9   Environmental inspections—power to take possession of plant and samples etc.

210  Subclause 9(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

211  Subclause 9(1) of Schedule 2A

After “a petroleum title”, insert “or a greenhouse gas title”.

212  Subclause 9(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

213  Subclause 9(1) of Schedule 2A

Before “in connection with”, insert “, or regulated business premises,”.

214  Paragraph 9(2)(a) of Schedule 2A

Omit “in any case”, substitute “if the premises are offshore premises”.

215  After paragraph 9(2)(c) of Schedule 2A

Insert:

                    (ca)  if the premises are regulated business premises that are occupied by the titleholder—a person who represents the titleholder;

                   (cb)  if the premises are regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the titleholder—a person who represents the related body corporate;

                    (cc)  if the premises are regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person who represents the person;

                   (cd)  if the premises are regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person who represents the person;

216  Paragraph 9(2)(d) of Schedule 2A

Omit “or (c)”, substitute “, (c), (ca), (cb), (cc) or (cd)”.

217  Subclause 9(3) of Schedule 2A

Omit “The following”, substitute “If the notice relates to offshore premises, the following”.

218  After subclause 9(3) of Schedule 2A

Insert:

          (3A)  If the notice relates to regulated business premises, the following person must cause the notice to be displayed in a prominent place at the premises:

                     (a)  if the premises are occupied by the titleholder—the titleholder;

                     (b)  if the premises are occupied by a related body corporate of the titleholder—a person who represents the related body corporate;

                     (c)  if the premises are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person who represents the person;

                     (d)  if the premises are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person who represents the person.

219  Paragraph 9(4)(b) of Schedule 2A

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  if the NOPSEMA inspector took possession of the plant, substance or thing at offshore premises—return it to the offshore premises as soon as practicable afterwards; and

                     (c)  if the NOPSEMA inspector took possession of the plant, substance or thing at regulated business premises—return it to a representative of the occupier of the premises as soon as practicable afterwards.

220  Clause 10 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

10   Environmental do not disturb notices (general)

221  Subclause 10(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum”, substitute “an”.

222  Subclause 10(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

223  Clause 11 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

11   Environmental inspections—environmental do not disturb notices (notification and display)

224  Clause 11A of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

11A   Environmental inspections—environmental prohibition notices (issue)

225  Subclause 11A(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum”, substitute “an”.

226  Subclause 11A(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

227  Subclause 11A(9) of Schedule 2A (definition of premises )

Omit “petroleum”.

228  Clause 11B of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

11B   Environmental inspections—environmental prohibition notices (notification)

229  Paragraph 11B(1)(a) of Schedule 2A

Omit “petroleum”.

230  Paragraph 11B(1)(b) of Schedule 2A

Omit “petroleum”.

231  Subclause 11B(5) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum”, substitute “an”.

232  Subclause 11B(7) of Schedule 2A (definition of premises )

Omit “petroleum”.

233  Clause 11C of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

11C   Environmental inspections—environmental improvement notices (issue)

234  Subclause 11C(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum”, substitute “an”.

235  Subclause 11C(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

236  Clause 11C of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental law” (wherever occurring), substitute “an environmental management law”.

237  Clause 11D of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

11D   Environmental inspections—environmental improvement notices (compliance and notification)

238  Subclause 11D(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

239  Subclause 11D(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “offshore petroleum premises”, substitute “offshore premises”.

240  Subclause 11D(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

241  Clause 12 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

12   Environmental inspections—tampering with and removing notices

242  Subclause 12(1) of Schedule 2A

After “9(3)”, insert “or (3A)”.

243  After subclause 12(2) of Schedule 2A

Insert:

          (2A)  If a notice has been displayed under subclause 9(3A), a person must not remove the notice until the plant, substance or thing to which the notice relates is returned to a representative of the occupier of the premises from which it was removed.

244  Paragraph 12(4)(a) of Schedule 2A

After “(2)”, insert “, (2A)”.

245  Clause 12A of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

12A   Environmental inspections—publishing environmental prohibition notices and environmental improvement notices

246  Division 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 3 Reports: inspections concerning environmental management laws

247  Clause 13 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

13   Reports on inspections concerning environmental management laws

248  Subclause 13(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

249  Paragraph 13(1)(a) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

250  Subclause 13(2) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental inspection”, substitute “an environmental inspection”.

251  Subclause 13(2) of Schedule 2A

After “a petroleum title”, insert “or a greenhouse gas title”.

252  Clause 14 of Schedule 2A

Repeal the clause, substitute:

14   Meaning of offence against an environmental management law

In this Schedule:

offence against an environmental management law includes an offence against section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914 that relates to an offence against an environmental management law.

Note:          For other ancillary offences, see section 11.6 of the Criminal Code .

253  Clause 15 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

15   Offences against environmental management laws—prosecutions

254  Clause 15 of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

255  Clause 16 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

16   Offences against environmental management laws—conduct of directors, employees and agents

256  Subclause 16(1) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

257  Subclause 16(8) of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

258  Clause 17 of Schedule 2A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

17   Environmental inspections—civil proceedings

259  Clause 17 of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental law” (wherever occurring), substitute “an environmental management law”.

260  Clause 18 of Schedule 2A

Repeal the heading, substitute:

18   Offences against environmental management laws—defence of circumstances preventing compliance

261  Clause 18 of Schedule 2A

Omit “a petroleum environmental law”, substitute “an environmental management law”.

262  Clause 3 of Schedule 3

Insert:

eligible premises means premises (within the ordinary meaning of that expression), and includes the following:

                     (a)  a structure or building;

                     (b)  a place that is enclosed;

                     (c)  a part of a thing referred to in paragraph (a) or (b).

263  Clause 3 of Schedule 3 (definition of premises )

Omit “Act in its application under Division 1 of Part 6.5 of this Act (see section 602F of this Act).”, substitute “Act. This definition does not apply to the definition of eligible premises .”.

264  Clause 3 of Schedule 3 (paragraph (b) of the definition of regulated business premises )

Before “premises”, insert “eligible”.

265  Clause 3 of Schedule 3 (before subparagraph (b)(i) of the definition of regulated business premises )

Insert:

                            (ia)  on land; and

266  Clause 3 of Schedule 3 (paragraphs (c) and (d) of the definition of regulated business premises )

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (c)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a related body corporate of the operator of a facility; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or principally in connection with the performance by the operator of the operator’s obligations under this Schedule or the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 , or both, in relation to the health and safety of persons at or near the facility; or

                     (d)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a person who, under a contract with the operator of a facility, has carried out, is carrying out, or is to carry out, activities in connection with the performance by the operator of the operator’s obligations under this Schedule or the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 , or both, in relation to the health and safety of persons at or near the facility; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or partly in connection with those activities; and

                            (iv)  not used as a residence; or

                     (e)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a person who, under a contract with a related body corporate of the operator of a facility, has carried out, is carrying out, or is to carry out, activities in connection with the performance by the operator of the operator’s obligations under this Schedule or the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 , or both, in relation to the health and safety of persons at or near the facility; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or partly in connection with those activities; and

                            (iv)  not used as a residence; or

                      (f)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by the registered holder of a title; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or principally in connection with offshore petroleum operations or offshore greenhouse gas storage operations; or

                     (g)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a related body corporate of the registered holder of a title; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or principally in connection with offshore petroleum operations or offshore greenhouse gas storage operations; or

                     (h)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a person who, under a contract with the registered holder of a title, has carried out, is carrying out, or is to carry out, in Commonwealth waters, offshore petroleum operations or offshore greenhouse gas storage operations; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or partly in connection with those operations; and

                            (iv)  not used as a residence; or

                      (i)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a person who, under a contract with a related body corporate of the registered holder of a title, has carried out, is carrying out, or is to carry out, in Commonwealth waters, offshore petroleum operations or offshore greenhouse gas storage operations; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or partly in connection with those operations; and

                            (iv)  not used as a residence.

Note:          See also the definition of contract .

267  Clause 3 of Schedule 3

Insert:

title means:

                     (a)  a petroleum title; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas title.

268  Subparagraph 50(1)(a)(iv) of Schedule 3

Omit “and”.

269  At the end of paragraph 50(1)(a) of Schedule 3

Add:

                             (v)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 74 in relation to the OHS inspection;

                            (vi)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 75 in relation to the OHS inspection; and

270  Paragraph 51(1)(a) of Schedule 3

Omit “documents”, substitute “plant, substances, documents or things”.

271  Paragraph 51(1)(b) of Schedule 3

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  search those premises for any such plant, substances, documents or things at those premises; and

                     (c)  inspect, take extracts from, or make copies of, any such documents at those premises; and

                     (d)  inspect, examine or measure, or conduct tests concerning, any such plant, substances or things at those premises; and

                     (e)  take photographs of, make video recordings of, or make sketches of, any such plant, substances or things at those premises; and

                      (f)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 74 in relation to the OHS inspection; and

                     (g)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 75 in relation to the OHS inspection.

272  Subclause 51(2) of Schedule 3

Repeal the subclause, substitute:

Notification of entry

             (2)  Immediately on entering regulated business premises (other than a facility) for the purposes of an OHS inspection, a NOPSEMA inspector must take reasonable steps to notify the purpose of the entry to:

                     (a)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by the operator of a facility—a person representing the operator; or

                     (b)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the operator of a facility—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                     (c)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                     (d)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (e)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                     (e)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by the registered holder of a title—a person representing the registered holder; or

                      (f)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the registered holder of a title—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                     (g)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (h)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                     (h)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (i)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person.

273  Subclause 51(3) of Schedule 3

Omit “occupier” (first occurring), substitute “person required to be notified under subclause (2)”.

274  Subclause 51(3) of Schedule 3

Omit “occupier” (second occurring), substitute “person”.

275  After subparagraph 74(1)(b)(v) of Schedule 3

Insert:

                           (va)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the operator of a facility—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                           (vb)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                           (vc)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (e)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                           (vd)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the registered holder of a title—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                           (ve)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (h)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                           (vf)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (i)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

276  After subparagraph 74(3)(b)(v) of Schedule 3

Insert:

                           (va)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the operator of a facility—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                           (vb)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                           (vc)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (e)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                           (vd)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the registered holder of a title—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                           (ve)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (h)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                           (vf)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (i)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

277  Subclause 75(1) of Schedule 3

After “OHS inspection”, insert “at regulated business premises”.

278  Subclause 75(1) of Schedule 3

Omit “a facility”, substitute “those premises”.

279  Paragraphs 75(1)(a) and (b) of Schedule 3

Omit “the facility”, substitute “those premises”.

280  Subclause 75(2) of Schedule 3

After “substance or thing,” (second occurring), insert “in connection with an OHS inspection at a facility,”.

281  After subclause 75(2) of Schedule 3

Insert:

          (2A)  On taking possession of plant, a substance or a thing, or taking a sample of a substance or thing, in connection with an OHS inspection at regulated business premises (other than a facility), the inspector must, by written notice, inform:

                     (a)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by the operator of a facility—a person representing the operator; or

                     (b)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the operator of a facility—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                     (c)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                     (d)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (e)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                     (e)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by the registered holder of a title—a person representing the registered holder; or

                      (f)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the registered holder of a title—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                     (g)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (h)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                     (h)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (i)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—a person representing the person; or

                      (i)  if the plant, a substance or a thing is owned by a person other than a person mentioned in any of the preceding paragraphs—that owner;

of the taking of possession or the taking of the sample, and the reasons for it.

282  Subclause 75(3) of Schedule 3

After “If”, insert “the OHS inspection is at a facility, and”.

283  Subclause 75(4) of Schedule 3

After “If”, insert “the OHS inspection is at a facility, and”.

284  At the end of clause 75 of Schedule 3

Add:

             (6)  If the OHS inspection is at regulated business premises (other than a facility), and the inspector takes possession of plant, a substance or a thing at the premises for the purpose of inspecting, examining, taking measurements of, or conducting tests concerning, the plant, substance or thing, the inspector must:

                     (a)  ensure that the inspection, examination, measuring or testing is conducted as soon as practicable; and

                     (b)  return it to a representative of the occupier of the premises as soon as practicable afterwards.

             (7)  As soon as practicable after completing any such inspection, examination, measurement or testing, the inspector must give a written statement setting out the results to each person whom the inspector is required to notify under subclause (2A).

285  Subclause 80A(1) of Schedule 3 (table item 3, column headed “If the inspector makes the following decision …”)

After “sample,”, insert “in conducting an OHS inspection at a facility”.

286  Subclause 80A(1) of Schedule 3 (after table item 3)

Insert:

3A

A decision to take possession of plant, a substance or thing, or to take a sample, in conducting an OHS inspection at regulated business premises (other than a facility) under clause 75

(a) in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by the operator of a facility—the operator of the facility;

(b) in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the operator of a facility—the related body corporate;

(c) in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—the person;

(d) in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (e)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—the person;

(e) a titleholder, if the reasons stated in the notice under subclause 75(2A) relate to the titleholder’s well-related obligations;

(f) in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the registered holder of a title—the related body corporate;

(g) in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (h)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—the person;

(h) in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (i)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 3—the person;

(i) a person who owns the plant, substance or thing.

Part 2 Transitional and application provisions

287  Transitional—listed NOPSEMA laws and environmental management laws

(1)       If particular provisions or a particular requirement became a listed NOPSEMA law as a result of the amendments made by this Schedule, a reference to a listed NOPSEMA law in the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (as amended by this Schedule) includes a reference to those provisions or that requirement, as the case may be, as in force before the commencement of this item.

(2)       If particular provisions became an environmental management law as a result of the amendments made by this Schedule, a reference to an environmental management law in the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (as amended by this Schedule) includes a reference to those provisions as in force before the commencement of this item.

(3)       Subitems (1) and (2) are enacted for the avoidance of doubt.

288  Application—general Ministerial directions

The amendments of section 580 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 made by this Schedule apply in relation to a direction given after the commencement of this item.

289  Application—remedial directions to current holders of leases, permits and licences

The amendments of section 592 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 made by this Schedule apply in relation to a direction given after the commencement of this item.

290  Application—remedial directions to former holders of leases, permits and licences

The amendments of section 595 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 made by this Schedule apply in relation to a direction given after the commencement of this item.