Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2007

  • revoked
  • Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2007: revoked, on 26 June 2008, by regulation 16 of the Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/139).

Reprint
as at 26 June 2008

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Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2007

(SR 2007/139)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 28th day of May 2007

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

  • Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2007: revoked, on 26 June 2008, by regulation 16 of the Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/139).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

The Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2007 are administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.


Pursuant to sections 43ZZE and 54 of the Gas Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Energy (made in accordance with section 43ZZD of that Act), makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2007.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Application
  • (1) These regulations apply to the 2007/08 financial year.

    (2) These regulations provide for a levy to meet the estimated costs referred to in section 43ZZC of the Act.

4 Interpretation
  • (1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    2007/08 financial year means the year beginning on 1 July 2007 and ending with 30 June 2008

    Act means the Gas Act 1992

    gas producer has the same meaning as in section 43D(1) of the Act, but in respect of Maui gas means the Crown

    gas retailer has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Act

    GIC means the Gas Industry Company Limited, as approved as the industry body for the purposes of Part 4A of the Act by the Gas (Approval of Industry Body) Order 2004

    ICP means the point where the gas measurement system is connected to the incoming gas supply and where gas is able to flow into a retail customer's installation

    retail customer, in relation to a gas retailer and a particular month, means any person with whom the gas retailer had a contract or arrangement to supply gas as at the last day of the previous month

    retail gas levy means the levy imposed under regulation 8

    wholesale gas levy means the levy imposed under regulation 5.

    (2) An example used in these regulations is only illustrative of the provision to which it relates. It does not limit the provision.

    (3) If an example and the provision to which it relates are inconsistent, the provision prevails.

Wholesale gas levy

5 Liability to pay wholesale gas levy
  • (1) Every person who is an industry participant on the first day of each month during the 2007/08 financial year must pay to GIC a wholesale gas levy for that month.

    (2) The levy rate is 1.93 cents for each complete gigajoule of gas that was purchased by the industry participant directly from gas producers during the previous month.

    Example

    Industry participant A purchases 100 000 gigajoules of gas from producer B and 200 000 gigajoules of gas from producer C during the month ending 30 June 2007. Industry participant A becomes liable on 1 July 2007 to pay a gas wholesale levy of $5,790 (1.93 cents × 300 000 gigajoules).

    (3) The Crown is exempt from paying the wholesale gas levy.

6 When wholesale gas levy is due
  • The wholesale gas levy for a month is due and payable on the 20th day of the month.

7 Information to be supplied with wholesale gas levy payment
  • (1) Every industry participant who is liable to pay a wholesale gas levy for a month must supply to GIC a return no later than the due date for payment of the levy for that month, unless otherwise agreed by GIC.

    (2) The return must state—

    • (a) the total number of gigajoules of gas that the industry participant purchased directly from gas producers during the previous month; and

    • (b) how many gigajoules of gas were purchased from each gas producer during that month.

Retail gas levy

8 Liability to pay retail gas levy
  • (1) Every gas retailer who is an industry participant on the last day of each month in the period of June 2007 to May 2008 must pay to GIC a retail gas levy for the month that begins on the first day of the next month.

    (2) The levy rate is 68.17 cents per month for each ICP for each retail customer.

    Example

    Gas retailer A has contracts or arrangements for the supply of gas to 15 000 ICPs on 30 June 2007. Gas retailer A is liable to pay a monthly retail gas levy for July 2007 of $10,225.50 (68.17 cents × 15 000 ICPs).

9 When retail gas levy is due
  • The retail gas levy for a month is due and payable on the 20th day of the month.

10 Information to be supplied with retail gas levy payment
  • (1) Every industry participant who is liable to pay a retail gas levy for a month must supply to GIC a return no later than the tenth day of that month, unless otherwise agreed by GIC.

    (2) The return must state the total number of the industry participant's retail customers' ICPs.

General provisions

11 GIC may seek additional information
  • (1) GIC may, by notice in writing to an industry participant, require that industry participant to supply any of the following information to GIC:

    • (a) whether the industry participant has an obligation to pay a levy under these regulations:

    • (b) the amount of any obligation to pay a levy under these regulations.

    (2) The information must be supplied within any reasonable period that GIC may specify.

12 Obligation to certify that information and returns are correct
  • (1) An industry participant must ensure that all information and returns that it supplies under these regulations are supplied in writing, and are certified as correct by a director or principal officer of the industry participant who supplies the information or return.

    (2) In this regulation,—

    director has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Securities Act 1978

    principal officer means a person whose functions include ensuring that the industry participant pays the levies prescribed in these regulations.

13 Late payment
  • (1) An industry participant who fails to pay any amount of levy prescribed by these regulations on or before the date on which it falls due is liable to pay an additional levy of 10% of the amount that was unpaid on that date.

    (2) That additional levy becomes due and payable on the tenth working day after the date on which GIC notifies the industry participant that an additional levy is payable.

14 Confidentiality
  • GIC must ensure that all information and returns that are supplied under these regulations are used only for the purposes of collecting the levies prescribed by these regulations.

15 GST
16 Revocation
  • The Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2006 (SR 2006/167) are consequentially revoked.

Diane Morcom,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 May 2007.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2007. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2007 as at 26 June 2008, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that have yet to come into force or that contain relevant transitional or savings provisions are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/legislation/reprints.shtml or Part 8 of the Tables of Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations, and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)
  • Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/139): regulation 16