Title Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act for the establishment and administration of a scheme to encourage additional electricity generation from renewable energy sources, and for related purposes
Date 22-06-2000 12:00 AM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 39
Bill Number 2000/093
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Environment and Heritage portfolio
Reps Bill Code TM
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r1085_first/0000


Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">1998‑1999‑2000</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Presented and read a first time</span></i></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2000</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">(Environment and Heritage)</span></i></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act for the establishment and administration of a scheme to encourage additional electricity generation from renewable energy sources, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Object/outline...................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Years to which this Act applies........................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Act binds Crown................................................................................. 6</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Application to the external Territories................................................. 7</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Renewable energy certificates<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">8</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">8</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Overview of Part................................................................................. 8</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Registration of generators etc.<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">9</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Who can register................................................................................. 9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... Applying for registration..................................................................... 9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... Regulator to approve or refuse application.......................................... 9</p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... Regulator to allocate registration numbers........................................... 9</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Accreditation of eligible power stations<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">10</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... Application for accreditation............................................................. 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... Regulator to determine certain matters............................................... 10</p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... Regulator to approve or refuse application........................................ 11</p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... Regulator to allocate identification codes........................................... 11</p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... What is an <i>eligible renewable energy source</i>?................................... 11</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Creation of certificates<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">12</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Electricity generation<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">12</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... Creating certificates for additional renewable electricity.................... 12</p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... When certificates may be created....................................................... 12</p> <p class="MsoToc5">20.......... Electricity generation return............................................................... 12</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Solar water heaters<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">13</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">21.......... When a certificate may be created...................................................... 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">22.......... How many certificates may be created.............................................. 13</p> <p class="MsoToc5">23.......... Who may create a certificate.............................................................. 13</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Improper creation of certificates<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">14</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">24.......... Improper creation of certificates—offences....................................... 14</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Form and registration of certificates<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">15</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">25.......... Form and content of certificates........................................................ 15</p> <p class="MsoToc5">26.......... Certificates must be registered........................................................... 15</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 6—Transfer of certificates<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">17</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">27.......... Certificates may be transferred.......................................................... 17</p> <p class="MsoToc5">28.......... Regulator to be notified..................................................................... 17</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 7—Retirement of certificates<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">18</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">29.......... Retirement of certificates................................................................... 18</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 8—Suspension of registration<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">19</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">30.......... Suspension of registration................................................................. 19</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—Acquisition of electricity<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">20</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">31.......... What are <i>relevant acquisitions</i>?......................................................... 20</p> <p class="MsoToc5">32.......... Wholesale acquisitions...................................................................... 20</p> <p class="MsoToc5">33.......... Notional wholesale acquisitions........................................................ 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">34.......... Special provision relating to transactions involving NEMMCO....... 21</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—Renewable energy certificate charge<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">22</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Liability to charge<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">22</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">35.......... Liable entities.................................................................................... 22</p> <p class="MsoToc5">36.......... Charge payable by liable entity.......................................................... 22</p> <p class="MsoToc5">37.......... Amount of charge............................................................................. 22</p> <p class="MsoToc5">38.......... Determination of renewable energy certificate shortfall..................... 23</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Renewable power percentage<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">39.......... Regulations to specify renewable power percentage......................... 24</p> <p class="MsoToc5">40.......... Required GWh of renewable source electricity................................. 25</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Other provisions related to the charge<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">26</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">41.......... Arrangements to avoid or reduce renewable energy shortfall charge 26</p> <p class="MsoToc5">42.......... Application of Act to Commonwealth............................................... 26</p> <p class="MsoToc5">43.......... Cancellation of exemptions from charges.......................................... 27</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5—Statements and assessments<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">28</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Statements<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">28</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">44.......... Annual energy acquisition statements............................................... 28</p> <p class="MsoToc5">45.......... Restrictions on certificates that can be surrendered........................... 29</p> <p class="MsoToc5">46.......... Annual renewable energy shortfall statements.................................. 29</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Assessments<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">30</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">47.......... First renewable energy shortfall statement for year taken to be assessment              30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">48.......... Default assessments.......................................................................... 30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">49.......... Amendment of assessments.............................................................. 31</p> <p class="MsoToc5">50.......... Refund of overpaid amounts............................................................. 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">51.......... Amended assessment to be an assessment........................................ 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">52.......... Notice of assessment......................................................................... 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">53.......... Validity of assessment...................................................................... 34</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 6—Objections, reviews and appeals<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">35</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Objections to and review of assessments<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">35</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">54.......... Objections......................................................................................... 35</p> <p class="MsoToc5">55.......... How objections are to be made......................................................... 35</p> <p class="MsoToc5">56.......... Limited objection rights in the case of certain amended assessments 35</p> <p class="MsoToc5">57.......... Applications for extension of time.................................................... 35</p> <p class="MsoToc5">58.......... Regulator to decide objections........................................................... 36</p> <p class="MsoToc5">59.......... Person may require Regulator to make an objection decision............ 36</p> <p class="MsoToc5">60.......... Liable entity may seek review of, or appeal against, Regulator’s decision                37</p> <p class="MsoToc5">61.......... Grounds of objection and burden of proof........................................ 37</p> <p class="MsoToc5">62.......... Time limit for appeals........................................................................ 37</p> <p class="MsoToc5">63.......... Order of Federal Court on objection decision................................... 38</p> <p class="MsoToc5">64.......... Implementation of Federal Court order in respect of objection decision 38</p> <p class="MsoToc5">65.......... Pending appeal not to affect implementation of decisions................. 38</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Review of other decisions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">39</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">66.......... Review of decisions.......................................................................... 39</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 7—Collection, recovery and refunding of charge<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">41</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—General rules about collection and recovery<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">41</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">67.......... When renewable energy shortfall charge becomes due and payable.. 41</p> <p class="MsoToc5">68.......... When additional renewable energy shortfall charge becomes due and payable         41</p> <p class="MsoToc5">69.......... Extension of time for payment.......................................................... 41</p> <p class="MsoToc5">70.......... Penalty for unpaid renewable energy shortfall charge related liability 41</p> <p class="MsoToc5">71.......... Recovery of renewable energy shortfall charge related liability......... 42</p> <p class="MsoToc5">72.......... Service of documents if a person is absent from Australia or cannot be found        42</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Special rules about collection and recovery<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">44</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Recovery from a third party<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">44</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">73.......... Regulator may collect amounts from third party................................ 44</p> <p class="MsoToc5">74.......... Notice to Commonwealth, State or Territory..................................... 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">75.......... Indemnity.......................................................................................... 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">76.......... Offence............................................................................................. 46</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Recovery from liquidator<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">46</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">77.......... Liquidator’s obligation...................................................................... 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">78.......... Offence............................................................................................. 48</p> <p class="MsoToc5">79.......... Joint liability of 2 or more liquidators............................................... 48</p> <p class="MsoToc5">80.......... Liquidator’s other obligation or liability............................................ 48</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Recovery from receiver<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">48</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">81.......... Receiver’s obligation......................................................................... 48</p> <p class="MsoToc5">82.......... Offence............................................................................................. 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">83.......... Joint liability of 2 or more receivers.................................................. 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">84.......... Receiver’s other obligation or liability............................................... 50</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision D—Recovery from agent winding up business for non‑resident principal<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">50</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">85.......... Obligation of agent winding up business for non‑resident principal. 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">86.......... Offence............................................................................................. 51</p> <p class="MsoToc5">87.......... Joint liability of 2 or more agents...................................................... 52</p> <p class="MsoToc5">88.......... Agent’s other obligation or liability................................................... 52</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision E—Recovery from deceased person’s estate<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">52</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">89.......... Administered estate........................................................................... 52</p> <p class="MsoToc5">90.......... Unadministered estate....................................................................... 53</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Other matters<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">55</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">91.......... What this Division is about............................................................... 55</p> <p class="MsoToc5">92.......... Right of recovery if another person is liable...................................... 55</p> <p class="MsoToc5">93.......... Right of contribution if persons are jointly liable.............................. 55</p> <p class="MsoToc5">94.......... Regulator may authorise amount to be recovered.............................. 56</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 8—Refunding charge<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">57</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">95.......... Refunding charge in later years......................................................... 57</p> <p class="MsoToc5">96.......... Value of certificates surrendered....................................................... 57</p> <p class="MsoToc5">97.......... Certificates can only be surrendered if there is no shortfall............... 57</p> <p class="MsoToc5">98.......... Refund of charge where certificates surrendered............................... 58</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 9—Penalty charge<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">59</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">99.......... Failure to provide statements or information..................................... 59</p> <p class="MsoToc5">100........ False or misleading statements.......................................................... 60</p> <p class="MsoToc5">101........ Penalty renewable energy shortfall charge where arrangement to avoid renewable energy shortfall charge             61</p> <p class="MsoToc5">102........ Assessment of additional renewable energy shortfall charge............ 61</p> <p class="MsoToc5">103........ Remitting additional renewable energy shortfall charge.................... 61</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 10—Administration<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">62</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">104........ General administration of Act........................................................... 62</p> <p class="MsoToc5">105........ Annual report.................................................................................... 62</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 11—Audit<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">63</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Overview<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">63</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">106........ Overview of Part............................................................................... 63</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Appointment of authorised officers and identity cards <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">64</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">107........ Appointment of authorised officers................................................... 64</p> <p class="MsoToc5">108........ Identity cards..................................................................................... 64</p> <p class="MsoToc5">109........ Offences related to identity cards...................................................... 64</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Powers of authorised officer<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">65</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Monitoring powers<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">65</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">110........ Authorised officer may enter premises by consent or under monitoring warrant to check information provided under this Act or to check compliance with the Act........................................... 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">111........ Monitoring powers of authorised officers......................................... 65</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Power of authorised officer to ask questions and seek production in certain circumstances<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">67</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">112........ Authorised officer may request or require persons to answer questions etc.            67</p> <p class="MsoToc5">113........ Failure to provide information to authorised officer.......................... 68</p> <p class="MsoToc5">114........ False or misleading evidence............................................................. 68</p> <p class="MsoToc5">115........ False or misleading documents......................................................... 68</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Obligations and incidental powers of authorised officers<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">70</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">116........ Authorised officer must produce identity card on request................. 70</p> <p class="MsoToc5">117........ Consent............................................................................................. 70</p> <p class="MsoToc5">118........ Announcement before entry.............................................................. 70</p> <p class="MsoToc5">119........ Details of monitoring warrant to be given to occupier etc. before entry 70</p> <p class="MsoToc5">120........ Use of electronic equipment in exercising monitoring powers.......... 71</p> <p class="MsoToc5">121........ Compensation for damage to electronic equipment........................... 72</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Occupier’s rights and responsibilities<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">74</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">122........ Occupier entitled to be present during execution of monitoring warrant.. 74</p> <p class="MsoToc5">123........ Occupier to provide authorised officer with all facilities and assistance 74</p> <p class="MsoToc5">124........ Offences related to warrants.............................................................. 74</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 6—Warrants<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">75</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">125........ Monitoring warrants......................................................................... 75</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 12—Secrecy<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">76</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">126........ Persons to whom Part applies........................................................... 76</p> <p class="MsoToc5">127........ Information may be recorded or divulged only for purposes of Act. 76</p> <p class="MsoToc5">128........ Court may not require information or documents.............................. 77</p> <p class="MsoToc5">129........ Information may be divulged to persons performing duties under this Act              77</p> <p class="MsoToc5">130........ Information may be divulged to court for purposes of this Act......... 77</p> <p class="MsoToc5">131........ Information may be divulged with consent of the subject of the information           78</p> <p class="MsoToc5">132........ Information may be divulged to specified persons or bodies............ 78</p> <p class="MsoToc5">133........ Australian Bureau of Statistics to observe secrecy requirements....... 79</p> <p class="MsoToc5">134........ Regulator may publish certain information........................................ 79</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 13—Registers<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">80</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—General<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">80</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">135........ Registers to be maintained................................................................. 80</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—The register of registered persons<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">81</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">136........ Contents of register of registered persons......................................... 81</p> <p class="MsoToc5">137........ Form of register................................................................................ 81</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—The register of accredited power stations<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">82</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">138........ Contents of register of accredited power stations.............................. 82</p> <p class="MsoToc5">139........ Form of register................................................................................ 82</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—The register of renewable energy certificates<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">83</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">140........ Contents of register of renewable energy certificates........................ 83</p> <p class="MsoToc5">141........ Form of register................................................................................ 83</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 14—Renewable Energy Regulator and Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">84</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Renewable Energy Regulator<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">84</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">142........ Renewable Energy Regulator............................................................ 84</p> <p class="MsoToc5">143........ Appointment of Regulator................................................................. 84</p> <p class="MsoToc5">144........ Remuneration of Regulator............................................................... 84</p> <p class="MsoToc5">145........ Recreation leave etc........................................................................... 85</p> <p class="MsoToc5">146........ Resignation....................................................................................... 85</p> <p class="MsoToc5">147........ Removal from office etc.................................................................... 85</p> <p class="MsoToc5">148........ Acting appointment........................................................................... 86</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">88</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">149........ Establishment.................................................................................... 88</p> <p class="MsoToc5">150........ Function............................................................................................ 88</p> <p class="MsoToc5">151........ Staff.................................................................................................. 88</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 15—Offences<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">89</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">152........ Application of <i>Criminal Code</i>........................................................... 89</p> <p class="MsoToc5">153........ False or misleading information........................................................ 89</p> <p class="MsoToc5">154........ Failure to provide documents............................................................ 90</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 16—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">91</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">155........ Contracting outsiders........................................................................ 91</p> <p class="MsoToc5">156........ Delegation......................................................................................... 91</p> <p class="MsoToc5">157........ Appropriation.................................................................................... 92</p> <p class="MsoToc5">158........ Judicial notice of signature................................................................ 92</p> <p class="MsoToc5">159........ Evidence............................................................................................ 92</p> <p class="MsoToc5">160........ Records to be kept and preserved by registered persons and liable entities              93</p> <p class="MsoToc5">161........ Regulations....................................................................................... 94</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act for the establishment and administration of a scheme to encourage additional electricity generation from renewable energy sources, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="b6128f5e-9f2e-6764-f81a-f26aeb0644f6"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="38a72eb1-26d1-c936-b812-818ad4c7bed8"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="dde1ac01-08f8-c005-9996-ed55f2ef455e"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="b3928f12-825b-e2b5-e5b6-87cda38a8f01"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="d8567c9f-d5d2-e3ef-fc00-afe69ee7c145"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="0b5295f1-e724-e30a-802e-ae755a082be4"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="f019b9d2-c0ee-40a2-9a29-80320c5c39f4"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="7391f3e5-60d2-e76b-fab5-add91757589e"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="e8d9b491-4d3e-ce20-f0fc-fcd505e1c10a"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="f301cf6d-59a5-ed73-cdf8-d11f5a042dba"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="7a4712fe-77e5-ee9f-c4bb-be529b81e94f"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="793bae6c-7143-ccf8-ff64-df7da2c7d17a"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="6ff3dde1-5e66-6bb2-945e-a2d147993f6a"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="b3a03d94-1f64-63d3-ce0d-d15148d4b005"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="4bffe2fe-0ec3-cff3-c9fb-800776d1e008"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="309abc82-678a-625c-bb59-989472bd98cf"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>