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The Energy Efficiency Opportunities Regulations provide the details of the program's requirements, and together with the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act 2006 form the legislation for the program.
On the 28th of April 2008 the Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism, the Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP and the Minister for Climate Change, Senator the Hon Penny Wong announced a review of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Regulations 2006 (the Regulations).
The amendments streamline energy use reporting with the Australian Government's new National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) System.
Most companies are not affected by the changes. However, for those companies that may have different sets of energy use under each scheme, the amendments
- reduce the compliance burden
- avoid duplicative reporting requirements
The amendments commenced on 1 July 2008, to coincide with the
commencement of the NGER System.
They align responsibility for energy use between the two schemes. For example, where different companies are responsible for the same energy use, the NGER operational control model applies.
Additional amendments to provisions relating to energy conversion factors and data accuracy provide certainty to companies that they can meet their EEO program energy use data reporting obligations by meeting certain corresponding requirements of the NGER Scheme.
A supplement to the EEO Industry Guidelines has also been produced to help participating corporations understand the changes made to the Regulations.
Companies that have already commenced assessments and reporting may choose to make use of transitional provisions that are also included in the amendments.
These provisions enable companies to meet EEO program requirements for the first five year assessment cycle by continuing assessments and reporting in line with their approved Assessment and Reporting Schedule. However, if choosing to do this, companies still need to report separately to NGER.
Other transitional provisions allow companies that proactively align their reporting with the NGER energy use definitions to use data collected for EEO assessments and reporting. This allows companies to simplify data systems without delay.
A public consultation process was concluded on 12th May 2008. 21 submissions [DOC, 43KB] were received which were considered by the Department.
Nomination of address for submission of hard copy documents
The Energy Efficiency Opportunities Regulations 2006 provide that the Secretary of RET may nominate an address for the submission of documents to the Department in hard copy form. These documents are:
- applications for registration
- applications for exemption from registration
- applications for deregistration
- Assessment and Reporting Schedules
- reports to the Secretary of the Department.
The Secretary has nominated an address for the submission of these documents [PDF, 18KB].
For more information
For more information on the EEO Regulations please contact the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Hotline on 1300 799186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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