Climate Change (General Exemptions) Amendment Order 2011

2011/362

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Climate Change (General Exemptions) Amendment Order 2011

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of October 2011

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 60 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister for Climate Change Issues made after complying with the requirements of that section, makes the following order.

Order

1  Title
  • This order is the Climate Change (General Exemptions) Amendment Order 2011.

2  Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 1 January 2012.

3  Principal order amended
4  New clause 16 inserted
  • The following clause is inserted after clause 15:

    16 Exemption for activity of mining natural gas, other than for export
    • (1) A person who carries out the activity (listed in Part 3 of Schedule 3 of the Act) of mining natural gas, other than for export, is exempt as a participant (to the extent determined under subclause (2)) in respect of the mining of natural gas that is—

      • (a) sold to another person; and

      • (b) used to make natural gasoline.

      (2) If subclause (1) applies, the following formula must be used to calculate the amount of natural gas for which the person is exempt as a participant:

      G = (mcg/mc) × N

      where—

      G
      is the amount in tonnes of natural gas for which the person is exempt as a participant
      mcg
      is the mass fraction of carbon in the natural gasoline that is derived from the natural gas
      mc
      is the mass fraction of carbon in the natural gas (as recorded under regulation 16 of the Climate Change (Stationary Energy and Industrial Processes) Regulations 2009
      N
      is the amount in tonnes of natural gasoline derived from the natural gas.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 1 January 2012, amends the Climate Change (General Exemptions) Order 2009. The amendment provides that a person who carries out the activity (listed in Part 3 of Schedule 3 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002) of mining natural gas, other than for export, is exempt as a participant in respect of the mining of natural gas that is sold to another person and used to make natural gasoline.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 October 2011.

This order is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.