Climate Change (General Exemptions) Amendment Order (No 2) 2012

2012/399

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Climate Change (General Exemptions) Amendment Order (No 2) 2012

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of December 2012

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 60 of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, His Excellency the Governor-General makes the following order, acting—

  • (a) on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

  • (b) on the recommendation of the Minister for Climate Change Issues made after complying with the requirements of that section.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Climate Change (General Exemptions) Amendment Order (No 2) 2012.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 1 January 2013.

3 Principal order
4 Clause 15 revoked (Exemptions for activity of importing hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons)
5 New clause 17 inserted (Exemption for activity of operating electrical switchgear that uses sulphur hexafluoride (SF6))
  • After clause 16, insert:

    17 Exemption for activity of operating electrical switchgear that uses sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)
    • A person who carries out the activity (listed in subpart 2 of Part 4 of Schedule 3 of the Act) of operating electrical switchgear that uses sulphur hexafluoride is exempt as a participant if the combined sulphur hexafluoride capacity of all of the electrical switchgear operated by the person in a year does not exceed the threshold set out in the Schedule of this order.

6 Schedule amended
  • (1) In the Schedule, after the item relating to clause 13, insert:

    cl 17 

    Operating electrical switchgear that uses sulphur hexafluoride

     

    1 tonne of sulphur hexafluoride contained in electrical switchgear

    (2) In the Schedule, revoke the items relating to clauses 15(1)(b) and 15(1)(c).

Michael Webster,
for 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 2013, amends the Climate Change (General Exemptions) Order 2009 by revoking clause 15 and the equivalent items in the Schedule, and inserting a new clause 17. The revocation of clause 15 removes the exemption for HFC-245fa and HFC-365mfc. New clause 17 exempts a person as a participant in relation to the activity of operating electrical switchgear that uses sulphur hexafluoride if the amount of sulphur hexafluoride in all of the electrical switchgear operated by the person does not exceed 1 tonne.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 December 2012.

This order is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.