Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Regulations 2008

22D Production of participant-specific tables

(1)

The EPA must, on receipt of any FMA information from an FMA participant (together with any declaration required) or when requested by an FMA participant under regulation 22G(6) or 22H(3),—

(a)

use the FMA information that the FMA participant has provided and, as necessary, carbon stock expansion factors from related parameters, to model forest growth and carbon yield (including forecast growth and yield) for the FMA participant’s registered post-1989 forest land with the same forest type by age of trees; and

(b)

produce and provide to the relevant FMA participant the following tables for each forest type covered by the FMA information:

(i)

a participant-specific forest carbon stock table expressed as tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare; and

(ii)

a participant-specific residual carbon stock table expressed as tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare.

(2)

The participant-specific tables produced by the EPA under subclause (1) must be based on national or international industry standard approaches for determination and forecasting of forest carbon stocks (for example, industry standard models or allometric equations) that have been peer reviewed by a person or persons that the EPA considers to be expert in the fields of forest inventory, forest growth modelling, or forest carbon stock estimation.

(3)

The participant-specific tables may be produced automatically by a computer or other electronic means as a result of information entered or held in the computer or other electronic means, and tables produced by these means—

(a)

must be treated as tables produced by the EPA; and

(b)

are not invalid by virtue of being produced automatically.

(4)

The EPA may, if any FMA information provided by an FMA participant appears to be incomplete or abnormal, seek further information or confirmation of the information from the FMA participant before producing participant-specific tables based on the information.

(5)

A participant-specific table produced by the EPA under subclause (1) must be provided to the relevant FMA participant in accordance with section 147 of the Act as if the participant-specific table were a notice given under that section.

Regulation 22D: inserted, on 1 September 2011, by regulation 11 of the Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/138).

Regulation 22D(1): amended, on 22 November 2012, by regulation 4 of the Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/321).

Regulation 22D(2): amended, on 22 November 2012, by regulation 4 of the Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/321).

Regulation 22D(3)(a): amended, on 22 November 2012, by regulation 4 of the Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/321).

Regulation 22D(4): amended, on 22 November 2012, by regulation 4 of the Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/321).

Regulation 22D(5): amended, on 22 November 2012, by regulation 4 of the Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/321).