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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 10 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 4475..


(a) arrange for an independent expert review of the Territory greenhouse gas benchmark mentioned in subsection (1) (c) to be carried out in the context of the Territory's broader greenhouse gas reduction target; and

(b) present a report of the review, including any recommendation about changing the benchmark, to the Legislative Assembly; and

(c) if the report recommends changing the benchmark-

(i) in writing, determine a Territory greenhouse gas benchmark or benchmarks for each of the years 2007 to 2012 in accordance with the recommendation; or

(ii) present to the Legislative Assembly a statement setting out the reasons for not following the recommendation.

(1B) A determination under subsection (1A) (c) (i) is a disallowable instrument.

Note A disallowable instrument must be notified, and presented to the Legislative Assembly, under the Legislation Act.

(1C) Despite subsection (1) (c), a Territory greenhouse gas benchmark determined under subsection (1A) (c) (i) for a year is the Territory greenhouse gas benchmark for the year.

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Clause 23 (3), (4) and (5)

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omit clause 23 (3), (4) and (5), substitute

(3) However, the regulations and rules must not make provision in relation to eligibility for accreditation in relation to carbon sequestration by the planting of forests or any other means.

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Proposed new clause 23A

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insert

23A Geosequestration ineligible for accreditation

The regulations and rules made for section 23 must not make provision in relation to eligibility for accreditation in relation to geosequestration of any greenhouse gas.

Example of geosequestration of a greenhouse gas

carbon sequestration by means of geosequestration

Note An example is part of the Act, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132).


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