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Resources Legislation Amendment (BTEX Prohibition and Other Matters) Act 2014

Act

Act No.

Resources Legislation Amendment (BTEX Prohibition and Other Matters) Act 2014No. 68 of 2014

Resources Legislation Amendment (BTEX Prohibition and Other Matters) Act 2014

No. 68 of 2014

table of provisions

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Confidential Draft prepared by the Office of Chief Parliamentary Counsel Victoria

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Part 1Preliminary1

1Purposes1

2Commencement2

Part 2Geothermal Energy Resources Act 20053

3New section 63B inserted3

63BFurther statutory condition of authorityhydraulic fracturing3

4New section 63C inserted4

63CFurther statutory condition of authorityagreements under Traditional Owner Settlement Act 20104

Part 3Greenhouse Gas Geological Sequestration Act 20085

5Special access authorisations5

6New section 158A inserted5

158AFurther statutory condition of authorityhydraulic fracturing5

7New section 158B inserted6

158BFurther statutory condition of authorityagreements under Traditional Owner Settlement Act 20106

8Repeal of reference to special access well plans6

9Special drilling authorisation surrendered if primary authorisation surrendered7

10New section 187A inserted7

187AAuthorities not personal property7

11Injection and monitoring operations also override planning schemes7

12Repeal of further references to special access well plans8

Part 4Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 19909

13Definitions9

14Deep Lead Nature Conservation Reserve (No. 2)9

15Minister may exempt land from being subject to a licence9

16New section 8AA substituted10

8AAOffence to search for stone without consent10

17Royalties10

18Prospecting licences11

19Retention licences11

20Application for a licence11

21New section 16B inserted12

16BApplication for mining licence where retention licence covers same land12

22Notice of applications with the highest ranking12

23Grant or refusal of licence under Division 2 of Part213

24Licence condition regarding documents provided to Minister13

25Prohibition on using BTEX chemicals in hydraulic fracturing13

26Licence condition regarding agreements under Traditional Owner Settlement Act 201014

27Definition of exempted land for Division 3 of Part 214

28Licence procedure under Subdivision 2 of Division 3 of Part 214

29Licence procedure under Subdivision 3 of Division 3 of Part 215

30New Division 3A inserted in Part 215

Division 3ASurvey of land proposed to be covered by mining licence, prospecting licence or retention licence15

26ARApplicant to survey boundary of land15

26ASAuthority to enter land17

26ATOffence not to show authority18

26AUSecurity18

26AVInsurance19

31Statement of economic significance if agricultural land covered by licence19

32Tendering process20

33Application of provisions to tenders20

34Minister may not accept any tenders20

35Renewals of licences20

36Period of renewal21

37Transfer of licence21

38Cancellation of licence22

39Decrease in area under exploration licence22

40Repeals consequential on new Division3A of Part223

41Work plan23

42Licensee to submit area work plan schedule23

43Functions of Department Head regarding mining register24

44New Division 1 of Part 6A substituted24

Division 1Searching for stone24

77AConsent to search for stone on certain land24

77BDepth restriction on searching for stone on land adjacent to waterways or water infrastructure25

77CNotice of proposed searching for stone on land on which there are roads etc.26

45Work plan for extractive industries26

46Transfer of an extractive industry work authority26

47New section 77OA inserted27

77OASurrender of an extractive industry work authority27

48Land subject to a licence under Part 227

49Rehabilitation plan28

50Rehabilitation bond28

51Return of bond if rehabilitation satisfactory28

52Limit on total amount of compensation28

53Compensationsearch authorities28

54Power to enter29

55New Division 1 inserted in Part 1229

Division 1Definitions29

105ADefinitions29

56New Division 3 inserted in Part 1230

Division 3Enforceable undertakings30

107Enforceable undertakings30

108Offence to contravene an undertaking31

57Further amendment of Part 1232

58Surveys and drilling operations32

59Occupiers liability32

60Secrecy33

61Regulations33

62Repeal of spent provisions33

63Low impact exploration34

64Amendments consequential on Water Act 201434

65New section 140 inserted34

140Savings and transitional provisionsResources Legislation Amendment (BTEX Prohibition and Other Matters) Act201434

Part 5Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 201036

66Rights conferred by greenhouse gas assessment permit36

67New Part 6.10 inserted37

Part 6.10Using and sharing offshore information and things37

Division 1Introduction37

718BSimplified outline37

718CDefinitions38

718DScope of Part38

Division 2Minister's use of offshore information and things39

718EPurposes for which Minister may use offshore information or things39

Division 3NOPSEMA's use of offshore information and things40

718FPurposes for which NOPSEMA may use offshore information or things40

Division 4Sharing offshore information or things40

718GSharing offshore information or things for the purposes of this Act40

718HMinister may share offshore information or things with other entities41

718IPersonal information42

68New clause 48 inserted in Schedule 543

48Resources Legislation Amendment (BTEX Prohibition and Other Matters) Act 201443

Part 6Petroleum Act 199845

69New section 101A inserted45

101AFurther statutory condition of authorityhydraulic fracturing45

70New section 101B inserted46

101BFurther statutory condition of authorityagreements under Traditional Owner Settlement Act 201046

71Special drilling authorisation surrendered if primary authorisation surrendered46

Part 7Pipelines Act 200547

72Definitions47

73When must a consultation plan be prepared?49

74Application where agreement for entry to land cannot be reached49

75Effect of consent49

76Notice of pipeline corridor49

77What must application contain?49

78Minister may ask for further information49

79Notice of application50

80Further references to proponent in licensing provisions50

81Request for decision on application50

82New section 38 substituted50

38Determination whether to refer submissions to panel50

83Panel to consider submissions51

84When must an application be determined?51

85Decision on application51

86What does the licence authorise?52

87Licence to remain in force indefinitely52

88Alteration of authorised route52

89Application to alter authorised routesignificant alterations52

90New sections 68A to 68K inserted53

68ARequirements for consultation plan for proposed significant alteration53

68BApproval of consultation plan for proposed significant alteration54

68CCompliance with approved consultation plan for proposed significant alteration55

68DNotice of intention to enter land for survey55

68ELicensee must seek agreement or consent to entry for survey56

68FConsent to entry onto Crown land56

68GApplication where agreement for entry to land cannot be reached57

68HNotice to owners and occupiers of application58

68IAdvice to Minister from owners and occupiers of land58

68JMinister may consent to entry onto land58

68KEffect of consent60

91New section 73 substituted61

73Application to consolidate licences61

92New section 77 substituted61

77Decision on application61

93When does the ongoing licence take effect?62

94Purchase or acquisition of easements62

95Decision of Minister on acquisition of easements62

96Construction to be along authorised route63

97Restriction on building on land near pipeline63

98New Division 4 inserted in Part 1164

Division 4Infringements64

183AInfringements64

99Pipelines Register64

100New section 186B inserted65

186BEffect of registration65

101Panel hearings65

Part 8Repeal of Amending Act66

102Repeal of amending Act66

Endnotes67

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Victoria

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Resources Legislation Amendment (BTEX Prohibition and Other Matters) Act 2014[endnoteRef:2] [2: Minister's second reading speechLegislative Assembly: 6 August 2014Legislative Council: 21 August 2014The long title for the Bill for this Act was "A Bill for an Act to amend the Geothermal Energy Resources Act 2005, the Greenhouse Gas Geological Sequestration Act 2008, the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 and the Petroleum Act 1998 to prohibit the use of BTEX chemicals in hydraulic fracturing and to make other amendments to those Acts, to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2010 and the Pipelines Act 2005 and for other purposes."]

No. 68 of 2014

[Assented to 23 Septemb

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