Updated Public Reporting template
The EEO Program has released an updated Public Report template that is now available below. The template includes a table to facilitate reporting for corporations transitioning to the second cycle.
Corporations with a trigger-year of 2005-06 have the option of completing only Part 3 of the updated template. This table updates the status of opportunities that were still under investigation as at 30 June 2011 and classifies these as having been implemented, not implemented or to be evaluated/reported in the second cycle.
Corporations which have completed assessments in the second cycle and wish to report on these, also have the option to complete parts 1 and 2 of the updated template or to report on these in the following Public Report.
Updated Government Reporting template
The EEO Program has released an updated hard copy Government Report template that is now available below. The template has been streamlined from previous versions to remove information that is duplicative or can be obtained by the Department from other sources.
There is no longer a requirement to report on current energy use. This data will be extracted by the Department from your NGER report.
Five data tables have been deleted and the remaining tables have been simplified.
Under the EEO Program, the 2006-07 trigger-year corporations completed their first five year cycle on 30 June 2012 and are required to submit a Government report on the first five year cycle by no later than 31 December 2012. In addition to the 2006-07 corporations, 2009-10 trigger-year companies are required to submit their first Government report by this deadline.
As in previous years, corporations have two options for completing their Government Report requirements. Corporations can either complete the hard copy template (available on the EEO Website) and submit this to the Department, or corporations can enter their Government Report data in the EEO module in OSCAR.
Feedback on Draft Reports
Corporations are encouraged to draft their Public and Government reports and submit them to the Department for feedback prior to final submission. This process, which would be done through the Industry Support Officer (ISO) assigned by the Department to your corporation, is designed to help ensure that your corporation meets its reporting requirements. Similarly, Government Reporting data can be entered into the EEO module in OSCAR and submitted for review by their departmentally assigned ISO prior to final submission. Corporations can access the EEO module using the same access codes that they have for their National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting data access. An updated user manual is available on site.
Any questions on the above can be directed to Ian Kaye, A/g Manager, EEO Operations & Data on (02) 6276 1085.
Public and Government Reporting
Registered Corporations are required to report to the Public and the Government about their energy assessments and their business responses to those assessments. Both reports are due for the first time in the first 5-year cycle 30 months after the end of their trigger year.
After the initial Public Report, Corporations are required to report to the public every 12 months. A final transitional report to the Public is required 18 months after the end of their 5 year cycle which details what corporations have done with opportunities that were still under investigation at the end of the first cycle.
After the first Government report, a final is required 6 months after the end of their 5 year cycle.
Both Public and Government Reports are cumulative in nature and provide an updated snapshot of a Corporation's participation in the Program. Corporations are required to report on the total number of opportunities identified during their assessments with a 4 year payback or better, which have been evaluated to an accuracy of equal to or better (<=)+/-30%. The report should include the business response to the opportunities identified which the Board of Directors has reviewed, including those opportunities which will not be implemented.