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GEOTHERMAL ENERGY ACT 2010 No. 31


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Contents

           CHAPTER 1--PRELIMINARY
           Part 1--Introduction

   1.      Short title
   2.      Commencement
           Part 2--Purposes and application of Act
   3.      Purposes of Act and their achievement
   4.      Facilitation of Act by Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004
   5.      Act binds all persons
   6.      Application of Act to coastal waters of the State
   7.      Relationship with Nature Conservation Act 1992
   8.      Relationship with GHG storage Act and principal mining and petroleum Acts
   9.      Act does not affect other rights or remedies
           Part 3--Interpretation
           Division 1--Dictionary
   10.     Definitions
           Division 2--Key definitions
           Subdivision 1--Key concepts
   11.     What is geothermal energy
   12.     What are geothermal resources
   13.     What is geothermal exploration
   14.     What is geothermal production
   15.     What is exempt heat pump production
   16.     References to large-scale geothermal production
   17.     What is production testing
   18.     What is a geothermal activity
           Subdivision 2--Definitions relating to authorities under Act
   19.     Types of authority under Act
   20.     What are the conditions of a geothermal tenure
   21.     References to geothermal tenure or provisions of geothermal tenure
   22.     What is an authorised activity for a geothermal tenure
           Subdivision 3--Other key definitions
   23.     Who is an eligible person
   24.     What is a work program for a geothermal permit
   25.     What is a development plan for a geothermal lease
   26.     Graticulation of earth's surface into blocks and sub-blocks
   27.     What is a resource Act
           Part 4--State ownership of geothermal energy
   28.     State ownership of geothermal energy
   29.     Reservation in land grants

           CHAPTER 2--GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION PERMITS
           Part 1--Key authorised activities

   30.     Operation of pt 1
   31.     Principal authorised activities
   32.     Incidental activities
           Part 2--Obtaining geothermal permit
           Division 1--Restricted areas
   33.     Minister's power to decide restricted areas for geothermal tenures
   34.     Amendment or cancellation of restricted area
           Division 2--Applying for geothermal permit
   35.     Who may apply
   36.     Requirements for making application
           Division 3--Deciding application
   37.     Restriction on deciding during application period for released area
   38.     Effect of identification of restricted area on application
   39.     Deciding whether to grant geothermal permit
   40.     Provisions and granting of geothermal permit
   41.     Criteria for decisions
   42.     Notice of decision
           Division 4--Priority for deciding competing geothermal permit applications
   43.     Priority for deciding competing applications
           Part 3--Work programs
           Division 1--Function and purpose
   44.     Function and purpose
           Division 2--Requirements for proposed initial work programs
   45.     Operation of div 2
   46.     Program period
   47.     General requirements
   48.     Water issues
           Division 3--Approval of proposed initial work programs
   49.     Criteria
   50.     Verification may be required
           Division 4--Requirements for proposed later work programs
   51.     Operation of div 4
   52.     General requirements
   53.     Program period
   54.     Implementation of evaluation program for potential geothermal commercial area
           Division 5--Approval of proposed later work programs
   55.     Application of div 5
   56.     Geothermal permit taken to have work program until decision on whether to approve proposed program
   57.     Deciding whether to approve proposed program
   58.     Steps after, and taking effect of, decision
           Division 6--Amending work programs
   59.     Restrictions on amending work program
   60.     Applying for approval to amend
   61.     Verification
   62.     Deciding application
   63.     Steps after, and taking effect of, decision
           Part 4--Potential geothermal commercial areas
   64.     Purpose of potential geothermal commercial area
   65.     Applying for potential geothermal commercial area
   66.     Deciding potential geothermal commercial area application
   67.     Inclusion of evaluation program in work program
   68.     Term of declaration
   69.     Potential geothermal commercial area still part of geothermal permit
   70.     Effect of ending of declaration of potential geothermal commercial area
           Part 5--Provisions to facilitate transition to geothermal lease
   71.     Application of pt 5
   72.     Ministerial direction to apply for geothermal lease
   73.     Taking proposed action

           CHAPTER 3--GEOTHERMAL PRODUCTION LEASES
           Part 1--Key authorised activities

   74.     Operation of pt 1
   75.     Principal authorised activities
   76.     Incidental activities
           Part 2--Transition from geothermal permit to geothermal lease
           Division 1--Applying for geothermal lease
   77.     Who may apply
   78.     Requirements for making application
   79.     Continuing effect of geothermal permit for application
           Division 2--Deciding application
   80.     Deciding whether to grant geothermal lease
   81.     Requirements for grant
   82.     Provisions and granting of geothermal lease
   83.     Provisions about grant and conditions of geothermal lease for significant project
   84.     Information notice about refusal
   85.     When refusal takes effect
           Part 3--Development plans
           Division 1--Function and purpose
   86.     Function and purpose
           Division 2--Requirements for proposed initial development plans
   87.     Operation of div 2
   88.     Plan period
   89.     General requirements
   90.     Water issues
           Division 3--Approval of proposed initial development plans
   91.     Criteria
   92.     Verification may be required
           Division 4--Requirements for proposed later development plans
   93.     Operation of div 4
   94.     General requirements
           Division 5--Approval of proposed later development plans
   95.     Application of div 5
   96.     Geothermal lease taken to have development plan until decision on whether to approve proposed plan
   97.     Deciding whether to approve proposed plan
   98.     Steps after, and taking effect of, decision
           Division 6--Amending development plans
   99.     Restrictions on amendment
   100.    Applying for approval to amend
   101.    Verification
   102.    Deciding application
   103.    Steps after, and taking effect of, decision
           Part 4--Royalty on geothermal production
   104.    Imposition of geothermal royalty on geothermal producers
   105.    Regulation for geothermal royalty
   106.    Obligation to lodge royalty returns
   107.    Confidentiality
   108.    Refusal of disclosure of particular information

           CHAPTER 4--GENERAL MANDATORY CONDITIONS FOR GEOTHERMAL TENURES
           Part 1--Geothermal permits
           Division 1--Standard relinquishment condition and related provisions

   109.    Standard relinquishment condition
   110.    Consequence of failure to comply with relinquishment condition
   111.    Part usually required to be relinquished
   112.    Relinquishment must be by blocks or sub-blocks
   113.    Blocks or sub-blocks that can not be counted towards relinquishment
   114.    Adjustments for blocks or sub-blocks that can not be counted
   115.    Adjustment for particular potential geothermal commercial areas
           Division 2--Conditions relating to work programs
   116.    Requirement to have work program
   117.    Compliance with activities in work program
   118.    Obligation to give proposed later work program
   119.    Consequence of failure to comply with notice to give proposed later work program
           Division 3--Conditions relating to production testing
   120.    Compliance with test plan for production testing
   121.    Requirement of geothermal tenure holder to report outcome of production testing
           Part 2--Geothermal leases
   122.    Obligation to commence geothermal production
   123.    Requirement to have development plan
   124.    Compliance with development plan
   125.    Obligation to give proposed later development plan
   126.    Consequence of failure to comply with notice to give proposed later development plan
           Part 3--All geothermal tenures
   127.    Water Act authorisation required for taking or interfering with water
   128.    Obligation to consult with particular owners and occupiers
   129.    Compliance with land access code
   130.    Annual rent
   131.    Civil penalty for nonpayment of annual rent
   132.    Obligation to comply with Act and prescribed standards
   133.    Obligation to survey if Minister requires

           CHAPTER 5--COORDINATION WITH PARTICULAR AUTHORITIES UNDER OTHER RESOURCE ACTS
           Part 1--Preliminary

   134.    Relationship with chs 2, 3 and 6
   135.    What is an overlapping resource authority
   136.    What is an exploration authority (non-geothermal)
   137.    Relationship with other resource Acts and overlapping resource authorities
           Part 2--Geothermal coordination arrangements for overlapping resource authorities
           Division 1--Making of arrangements
   138.    Power to make arrangement
   139.    Other provisions about and effect of geothermal coordination arrangement
   140.    Applying for ministerial approval of proposed geothermal coordination arrangement
   141.    Ministerial approval of proposed geothermal coordination arrangement
   142.    Approval does not confer right to renew
           Division 2--Amendment and cancellation
   143.    Amendment or cancellation by parties to arrangement
   144.    Minister's power to cancel arrangement
   145.    Cancellation does not affect relevant authorities
           Part 3--Obtaining geothermal lease if overlapping resource authority
           Division 1--Preliminary
   146.    Application of pt 3
           Division 2--Requirements for application
   147.    Requirements for making application
   148.    Content requirements for geothermal statement
           Division 3--Consultation provisions
   149.    Applicant's information obligation
   150.    Submissions by overlapping resource authority holder
           Division 4--Resource management decision if overlapping exploration authority (non-geothermal)
   151.    Application of div 4
   152.    Resource management decision
   153.    Criteria for decision
   154.    Restrictions on giving overlapping authority priority
           Division 5--Process if resource management decision is to give overlapping authority priority
   155.    Application of div 5
   156.    Notice to applicant and overlapping resource authority holder
   157.    Relevant lease application for all of the land
   158.    Relevant lease application for part of the land
   159.    No relevant lease application
           Division 6--Resource management decision not to grant and not to give priority
   160.    Lapsing of application
           Division 7--Deciding application
   161.    Application of div 7
   162.    Application may be refused if no reasonable prospects of geothermal coordination arrangement
   163.    Additional criteria for deciding provisions of geothermal lease
   164.    Publication of outcome of application
           Part 4--Priority to particular higher tenure applications under other resource Acts
   165.    Earlier GHG, mining or petroleum lease application
   166.    Proposed GHG, mining or petroleum lease for which EIS approval given
   167.    Proposed GHG, mining or petroleum lease declared a significant project
           Part 5--Geothermal lease applications in response to invitation under another resource Act
   168.    Application of pt 5
   169.    Additional ground for refusing application
           Part 6--Additional provisions for geothermal tenures
           Division 1--Restrictions on authorised activities other than for geothermal leases
   170.    Overlapping GHG, mining or petroleum lease
   171.    Overlapping exploration authority (non-geothermal)
   172.    Resolving disputes
           Division 2--Additional conditions
   173.    Notice of grant by particular geothermal permit holders
   174.    Condition to notify particular other authority holders of proposed start of particular authorised activities
   175.    Continuance of geothermal coordination arrangement after transfer
           Division 3--Restriction on Minister's power to amend geothermal lease if overlapping resource authority
   176.    Interests of overlapping resource authority holder to be considered
           Part 7--Additional provisions for development plans if overlapping resource authority
   177.    Operation of pt 7
   178.    Statement about interests of overlapping resource authority holder
   179.    Consistency with overlapping resource authority's development plan and with any relevant coordination arrangement
   180.    Additional criteria for approval
           Part 8--Additional provisions for safety management plans
   181.    Grant of geothermal lease does not affect obligation to make plan
   182.    Requirements for consultation with particular overlapping resource authority holders
   183.    Application of P&G Act provisions for resolving disputes about reasonableness of proposed provision

           CHAPTER 6--GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR GEOTHERMAL TENURES
           Part 1--Area provisions

   184.    Area of geothermal tenure
   185.    References to blocks of geothermal tenure
   186.    Minister's power to decide excluded land
   187.    Minister may add excluded land
   188.    Ending of geothermal permit if all of its area relinquished
   189.    Area of geothermal permit reduced on grant of geothermal lease
           Part 2--Reporting and information provisions
           Division 1--General reporting provisions
   190.    Relinquishment report for partial relinquishment
   191.    End of tenure report
   192.    Power to require information or reports about authorised activities to be kept or given
           Division 2--Records and samples
   193.    Requirement to keep records and samples
   194.    Requirement to give records and samples
           Division 3--Releasing required information
   195.    Meaning of required information
   196.    Public release of required information
   197.    Chief executive may use required information
           Part 3--General provisions for geothermal wells
           Division 1--Responsibility for geothermal wells
   198.    Requirements for drilling geothermal well
           Division 2--Decommissioning of geothermal wells
   199.    Application of div 2
   200.    Obligation to decommission
   201.    Right of entry to facilitate decommissioning
   202.    Responsibility for geothermal well after decommissioning
           Part 4--Security
   203.    Operation and purpose of pt 4
   204.    Power to require security for geothermal tenure
   205.    Minister's power to require additional security
   206.    Interest on security
   207.    Power to use security
   208.    Replenishment of security
   209.    Security not affected by change in tenure holder
   210.    Retention of security after geothermal tenure ends
           Part 5--Private land
           Division 1--Requirements for entry to private land in geothermal tenure area
           Subdivision 1--Entry notice requirement for preliminary activities and particular advanced activities
   211.    Entry notice requirement
   212.    Required contents of entry notice
   213.    Exemptions from entry notice requirement
   214.    Provisions for waiver of entry notice
   215.    Giving entry notice by publication
           Subdivision 2--Conduct and compensation agreement requirement for particular advanced activities
   216.    Conduct and compensation agreement requirement
   217.    Exemptions from conduct and compensation agreement requirement
   218.    Requirements for deferral agreement
           Division 2--Access to private land outside area of geothermal tenure
           Subdivision 1--Preliminary
   219.    Application of div 2
           Subdivision 2--Access rights and access agreements
   220.    Access rights of geothermal tenure holder
   221.    Restriction on exercise of access rights
   222.    Owner or occupier must not unreasonably refuse to make access agreement
   223.    Principles for deciding whether access is reasonable
   224.    Provisions for access and access agreements
   225.    Access agreement binds successors and assigns
           Subdivision 3--Land Court resolution
   226.    Power of Land Court to decide access agreement
   227.    Power of Land Court to vary access agreement
   228.    Criteria for deciding access
           Division 3--Provisions for dealings or change in ownership or occupancy
   229.    Entry notice or waiver of entry notice or access agreement not affected by a dealing
   230.    Change in ownership or occupancy
           Division 4--Periodic notice after entry of land
   231.    Notice to owners and occupiers
           Division 5--Access to carry out rehabilitation and environmental management
   232.    Right of access for authorised activities includes access for rehabilitation and environmental management
           Division 6--Miscellaneous provision
   233.    Direction to ease concerns of owner or occupier
           Part 6--Public land
           Division 1--Public roads
           Subdivision 1--Preliminary
   234.    Significant projects excluded from div 1
   235.    What is a notifiable road use
           Subdivision 2--Notifiable road uses
   236.    Notice of notifiable road use
   237.    Directions about notifiable road use
   238.    Obligation to comply with road use directions
           Division 2--Other public land
   239.    When entry notice has to be given
   240.    Waiver of entry notice
   241.    Required contents of entry notice
   242.    Conditions public land authority may impose
           Part 7--Access to land in area of particular other authorities
   243.    Application of pt 7
   244.    Access if second authority is a lease
   245.    Access if second authority is not a lease
           Part 8--Compensation and negotiated access
           Division 1--Compensation other than for notifiable road uses
           Subdivision 1--Preliminary
   246.    Application of div 1
           Subdivision 2--General provisions
   247.    General liability to compensate
           Subdivision 3--General provisions for conduct and compensation agreements
   248.    Conduct and compensation agreement
   249.    Content of conduct and compensation agreement
           Subdivision 4--Negotiation process
   250.    Notice of intent to negotiate
   251.    Negotiations
   252.    Provision for the minimum negotiation period
   253.    Cooling-off during minimum negotiation period
   254.    Parties may seek conference or independent ADR
   255.    Conduct of conference or ADR
           Subdivision 5--Deciding compensation through Land Court
   256.    Land Court may decide if negotiation process unsuccessful
   257.    Land Court review of compensation
   258.    Orders Land Court may make
           Subdivision 6--Additional Land Court jurisdiction for compensation and related matters
   259.    What sdiv 6 is about
   260.    Additional jurisdiction
   261.    Jurisdiction to impose or vary conditions
           Subdivision 7--Miscellaneous provision
   262.    Compensation not affected by change in ownership or occupancy
           Division 2--Compensation for notifiable road uses
   263.    Liability to compensate public road authority
   264.    Compensation agreement
   265.    Deciding compensation through Land Court
   266.    Criteria for decision
   267.    Land Court review of compensation
   268.    Compensation to be addressed before carrying out notifiable road use
   269.    Compensation not affected by change in administration or holder
           Part 9--Ownership of equipment and improvements
   270.    Application of pt 9
   271.    Ownership of equipment and improvements
           Part 10--Geothermal register
   272.    Geothermal register
   273.    Keeping of register
   274.    Access to register
   275.    Arrangements with other departments for copies from geothermal register
   276.    Supply of statistical data from geothermal register
   277.    Chief executive may correct register
           Part 11--Dealings
           Division 1--Preliminary
   278.    What is a dealing with a geothermal tenure
   279.    Prohibited dealings
   280.    What is a third party transfer
           Division 2--Registration of dealings generally
   281.    Registration required for all dealings
   282.    Approval requirement for third party transfer or sublease
   283.    Obtaining registration other than third party transfer or sublease
   284.    Effect of approval and registration
           Division 3--Approval of third party transfers and subleases
   285.    Who may apply
   286.    Requirements for application
   287.    Deciding application
   288.    Security may be required
   289.    Information notice about refusal
           Part 12--Renewals
   290.    General conditions for renewal application
   291.    Restriction on applying for renewal of geothermal permit
   292.    Requirements for making application
   293.    Continuing effect of geothermal tenure for renewal application
   294.    Deciding application
   295.    Provisions and term of renewed geothermal permit
   296.    Provisions of renewed geothermal lease
   297.    Additional provisions for term of any renewed geothermal tenure
   298.    Criteria for decisions
   299.    Information notice about refusal
   300.    When refusal takes effect
           Part 13--Surrenders
   301.    Requirements for surrender
   302.    Requirements for making surrender application
   303.    Deciding application
   304.    Notice and taking effect of decision
           Part 14--Enforcement of end of tenure and area reduction obligations
   305.    Power of authorised person to ensure compliance
   306.    Requirements for entry to ensure compliance
   307.    Duty to avoid damage in exercising remedial powers
   308.    Notice of damage because of exercise of remedial powers
   309.    Compensation for exercise of remedial powers
   310.    Ownership of thing removed in exercise of remedial powers
   311.    Recovery of costs of and compensation for exercise of remedial power

           CHAPTER 7--CONFERENCES, ENFORCEMENT, OFFENCES AND PROCEEDINGS
           Part 1--Conferences with eligible claimants or owners and occupiers
           Division 1--Preliminary

   312.    Application of pt 1
           Division 2--Calling conference and attendance
   313.    Calling conference
   314.    Who may attend conference
   315.    What happens if a party does not attend
           Division 3--Conduct of conference
   316.    Authorised officer's role
   317.    Statements made at conference
   318.    Agreement made at conference
           Part 2--Noncompliance action for geothermal tenures
           Division 1--Preliminary
   319.    Operation of div 1
           Division 2--Noncompliance action by Minister
   320.    Types of noncompliance action that may be taken
   321.    When noncompliance action may be taken
           Division 3--Procedure for noncompliance action
   322.    Notice of proposed noncompliance action
   323.    Considering submissions
   324.    Decision on proposed noncompliance action
   325.    Notice and taking effect of decision
   326.    Consequence of failure to comply with relinquishment requirement
           Part 3--General offences
   327.    Restriction on carrying out geothermal activities
   328.    Defence if geothermal activity is for GHG storage injection
   329.    Geothermal tenure holder's measurement obligations
   330.    Duty to avoid interference in carrying out geothermal activities
   331.    Obstruction of geothermal tenure holder
   332.    False or misleading information
   333.    Executive officers must ensure corporation does not commit particular offences
   334.    Attempts to commit offences
           Part 4--Appeals
   335.    Who may appeal
   336.    Period to appeal
   337.    Starting appeal
   338.    Stay of operation of decision
   339.    Hearing procedures
   340.    Land Court's powers on appeal
   341.    Restriction on Land Court's powers for decision not to grant geothermal lease
           Part 5--Evidence and legal proceedings
           Division 1--Evidentiary provisions
   342.    Application of div 1
   343.    Authority
   344.    Signatures
   345.    Other evidentiary aids
           Division 2--Offence proceedings
   346.    Offences under Act are summary
   347.    Statement of complainant's knowledge
   348.    Conduct of representatives
   349.    Additional orders that may be made on conviction

           CHAPTER 8--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
           Part 1--Provisions about geothermal tenures
           Division 1--General provisions

   350.    Geothermal tenure does not create an interest in land
   351.    Joint holders of a geothermal tenure
   352.    Minister's power to ensure compliance by geothermal tenure holder
   353.    Power to correct or amend tenure
   354.    Replacement of instrument for geothermal tenure
   355.    Joint and several liability for conditions and for debts to State
           Division 2--General provisions about authorised activities
   356.    Authorised activities may be carried out despite rights of owner or occupier
   357.    General restrictions on right to carry out authorised activity
   358.    Restrictions on carrying out authorised activities on particular land
   359.    Who may carry out authorised activity for geothermal tenure holder
   360.    Limitation of owner's or occupier's tortious liability for authorised activities
           Division 3--Provisions for when geothermal tenure ends or area reduced
   361.    Obligation to remove equipment and improvements
   362.    Authorisation to enter to facilitate compliance
           Part 2--Applications, lodging documents and making submissions
   363.    Place for making applications, lodging documents or making submissions
   364.    Requirements for making an application
   365.    Request to applicant about application
   366.    Refusing application for failure to comply with request
   367.    Particular criteria generally not exhaustive
   368.    Particular grounds for refusal generally not exhaustive
   369.    Amending applications
   370.    Withdrawal of application
   371.    Minister's power to refund application fee
           Part 3--Other miscellaneous provisions
   372.    Interest on amounts owing to the State
   373.    Recovery of unpaid amounts
   374.    General public interest criteria for particular Ministerial decisions
   375.    Provision for entry by State to carry out geothermal activity
   376.    Name and address for service
   377.    Notice of agents
   378.    Additional information about reports and other matters
   379.    References to right to enter
   380.    Application of provisions
   381.    Protection from liability for particular persons
   382.    Delegation by Minister or chief executive
   383.    Practice manual
   384.    Approved forms
   385.    Regulation-making power

           CHAPTER 9--REPEAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
           Part 1--Repeal provisions

   386.    Repeal of Geothermal Exploration Act 2004
   387.    Repeal of Timber Utilisation and Marketing Act 1987
           Part 2--Transitional provisions
           Division 1--Preliminary
   388.    Definitions for pt 2
           Division 2--Provisions for Ergon Energy geothermal production near Birdsville
           Subdivision 1--Grant of and provisions about Birdsville lease
   389.    Geothermal lease for Ergon Energy
   390.    Authorised activities
   391.    Conditions
   392.    Land access provisions until the new land access provisions start day
           Subdivision 2--Development plan provisions
   393.    Deferral of development plan requirement
   394.    Provisions for approval of development plan
   395.    Exemption from geothermal royalty
           Division 3--New land access provisions for 2004 Act permits until 2010 Act start day
   396.    Application of div 3
   397.    Compliance with land access code
   398.    Application of particular provisions of this Act
           Division 4--General provisions
   399.    Conversion of 2004 Act permits on 2010 Act start day
   400.    Outstanding tenders under 2004 Act
   401.    Other undecided applications
   402.    Decisions or documents under 2004 Act
   403.    Outstanding appeals

           CHAPTER 10--AMENDMENT OF ACTS
           Part 1--Amendments commencing on date of assent
           Division 1--Amendment of Electricity Act 1994

   404.    Act amended
   405.    Amendment of s 131A (Retailer of last resort scheme)
           Division 2--Amendment of Geothermal Exploration Act 2004
   406.    Act amended
   407.    Replacement of s 138A (Ministerial directions about the giving of information)
           Division 3--Amendment of Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009
   408.    Act amended
   409.    Omission of s 10 (Native title)
   410.    Amendment of s 23 (What is a GHG storage activity)
   411.    Amendment of s 28 (Reservation in land grants)
   412.    Amendment of s 35 (Requirements for making tender)
   413.    Omission of s 36 (Requirements for verification statement)
   414.    Amendment of s 56 (Verification may be required)
   415.    Amendment of s 114 (Requirements for making permit-related application)
   416.    Omission of s 115 (Requirements for verification statement)
   417.    Amendment of s 125 (Call for tenders)
   418.    Amendment of s 148 (Verification may be required)
   419.    Replacement of s 427 (Ministerial directions about the giving of information)
           Division 4--Amendment of Mineral Resources Act 1989
   420.    Act amended
   421.    Amendment of s 249 (Later applicant must obtain consent or views of earlier applicant if same land affected)
   422.    Replacement of s 416B (Ministerial directions about the giving of information)
   423.    Insertion of new ss 722EA and 722EB
   424.    Replacement of pt 19, div 12
           Division 5--Amendment of Petroleum Act 1923
   425.    Act amended
   426.    Replacement of s 142 (Ministerial directions about the giving of information)
           Division 6--Amendment of Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004
   427.    Act amended
   428.    Amendment of s 31 (Operation of div 1)
   429.    Amendment of s 121 (Requirements for grant)
   430.    Amendment of s 304 (Application of div 1)
   431.    Amendment of s 331 (Application of div 2)
   432.    Amendment of s 344 (Application of div 2)
   433.    Insertion of new ch 3, pt 4A
   434.    Replacement of s 858A (Ministerial directions about the giving of information)
   435.    Insertion of new ch 15, pt 10 hdg and div 1
   436.    Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary)
           Part 2--Amendments relating to land access and owners and occupiers
           Division 1--Amendment of Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009
   437.    Act amended
   438.    Amendment of s 9 (Act does not affect other rights or remedies)
   439.    Replacement of s 85 (Obligation to consult with particular owners and occupiers)
   440.    Replacement of s 166 (Obligation to consult with particular owners and occupiers)
   441.    Replacement of ch 5, pt 7, divs 1 to 3
   442.    Amendment of s 297 (Change in ownership or occupancy)
   443.    Amendment of s 314 (Required contents of entry notice)
   444.    Replacement of ch 5, pt 10 (General compensation provisions)
   445.    Replacement of ss 329 and 330
   446.    Insertion of new s 338A
   447.    Replacement of ch 6 hdg (Enforcement, offences and proceedings)
   448.    Insertion of new ch 8, pt 2
   449.    Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary)
           Division 2--Amendment of Mineral Resources Act 1989
   450.    Act amended
   451.    Amendment of s 10A (Extension of certain entitlements to registered native title bodies corporate and registered native title claimants)
   452.    Amendment of s 141 (Conditions of exploration permit)
   453.    Omission of s 145 (Compensation)
   454.    Replacement of ss 163 and 164
   455.    Omission of ss 169-174
   456.    Omission of s 191 (Compensation)
   457.    Amendment of s 194 (Conditions of mineral development licence)
   458.    Replacement of ss 211 and 212
   459.    Omission of ss 217-222
   460.    Omission of ss 254-259
   461.    Insertion of new pt 10, divs 1A and 1B
   462.    Amendment of s 336 (Appointment of mining registrars and other officers)
   463.    Amendment of s 405 (Directions to be complied with)
   464.    Insertion of new pt 19, div 13, sdiv 2
   465.    Insertion of new sch 1
   466.    Amendment and renumbering of schedule (Dictionary)
           Division 3--Amendment of Petroleum Act 1923
   467.    Act amended
   468.    Amendment of s 2 (Definitions)
   469.    Replacement of s 74V (Obligation to consult with particular owners and occupiers)
   470.    Replacement of ss 74X and 74Y
   471.    Insertion of new s 75EA
   472.    Replacement of pt 6H, divs 1 to 3
   473.    Amendment of s 78U (Change in ownership or occupancy)
   474.    Replacement of part 6K (General compensation provisions)
   475.    Replacement of s 88 (Conduct of operations on land)
   476.    Insertion of new pt 6R
   477.    Insertion of new pt 13
           Division 4--Amendment of Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004
   478.    Act amended
   479.    Amendment of s 7 (Act does not affect other rights or remedies)
   480.    Insertion of new ch 1, pt 3, div 3
   481.    Replacement of s 74 (Obligation to consult with particular owners and occupiers)
   482.    Replacement of s 153 (Obligation to consult with particular owners and occupiers)
   483.    Replacement of ch 5, pt 2, divs 1 to 2A
   484.    Amendment of s 512 (Change in ownership or occupancy)
   485.    Replacement of ch 5, pt 5 (General compensation provisions)
   486.    Replacement of ss 555 and 556
   487.    Insertion of new s 563A
   488.    Replacement of ch 10, hdg (Investigations and enforcement)
   489.    Amendment of s 780 (Power to give compliance direction)
   490.    Amendment of s 781 (Requirements for giving compliance direction)
   491.    Insertion of new ch 15, pt 10, div 2
   492.    Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary)
           Part 3--Other amendments
           Division 1--Amendment of Aboriginal Land Act 1991
   493.    Act amended
   494.    Replacement of s 42 (Reservations of minerals and petroleum)
   495.    Replacement of s 80 (Reservations of minerals and petroleum)
           Division 2--Amendment of Environmental Protection Act 1994
   496.    Act amended
   497.    Amendment of s 309A (What this chapter is about)
   498.    Amendment of s 309D (What is a relevant resource authority)
   499.    Amendment of s 309I (Restriction)
   500.    Insertion of new ch 13, pt 16
   501.    Amendment of sch 4 (Dictionary)
           Division 3--Amendment of Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009
   502.    Act amended
   503.    Amendment of s 183 (What is an overlapping authority)
   504.    Amendment of s 187 (Other provisions about and effect of GHG coordination arrangement)
   505.    Amendment of s 197 (Content requirements for GHG statement)
   506.    Replacement of ch 4, pt 4 (Priority to particular mining or petroleum lease applications)
   507.    Replacement of s 219 (Overlapping mining or petroleum lease)
   508.    Amendment of s 228 (Consistency with overlapping authority's development plan and with any relevant coordination arrangement)
   509.    Amendment of s 257 (Power to require information or reports about authorised activities to be kept or given)
   510.    Amendment of s 263 (Former petroleum wells assumed by GHG tenure holder)
   511.    Amendment of s 265 (Application of div 2)
   512.    Amendment of s 316 (Application of pt 9)
   513.    Amendment of s 317 (Access to land in area of mining lease or petroleum lease)
   514.    Amendment of s 318 (Access to land in area of another type of authority)
   515.    Amendment of s 386 (Restriction on GHG storage activities)
   516.    Amendment of s 413 (Additional information may be required about application)
   517.    Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary)
           Division 4--Amendment of Land Title Act 1994
   518.    Act amended
   519.    Amendment of s 185 (Exceptions to s 184)
           Division 5--Amendment of Mineral Resources Act 1989
   520.    Act amended
   521.    Replacement of s 3B (Relationship with Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009)
   522.    Amendment of s 51 (Land for which mining claim not to be granted)
   523.    Amendment of s 248 (Applicant must obtain consent or views of existing authority holders)
   524.    Amendment of s 249 (Later applicant must obtain consent or views of earlier applicant if same land affected)
   525.    Replacement of pt 7AAC (Provisions for GHG authorities)
   526.    Amendment of s 403 (Offences regarding land subject to mining claim or mining lease)
   527.    Insertion of new pt 19, div 13, sdiv 3
   528.    Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary)
           Division 6--Amendment of Pest Management Act 2001
   529.    Act amended
   530.    Amendment of s 7 (Non-application of Act)
   531.    Amendment of pt 7 hdg (Savings and transitional provisions)
   532.    Insertion of new pt 8
           Division 7--Amendment of Petroleum Act 1923
   533.    Act amended
   534.    Amendment of s 2 (Definitions)
   535.    Replacement of s 4A (Relationship with Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009)
   536.    Omission of s 24A (Prohibition on carrying out activities prohibited under Geothermal Exploration Act 2003)
   537.    Amendment of s 40 (Lease to holder of authority to prospect)
   538.    Replacement of s 75R (Transfer of well to holder of geothermal exploration permit or mining tenement)
   539.    Replacement of pt 6FA (Provisions for GHG authorities)
   540.    Replacement of pt 6J hdg (Access to land in area of another 1923 Act petroleum tenure, a 2004 Act petroleum authority or a mining tenement)
   541.    Amendment of s 79M (Application of pt 6J)
   542.    Amendment of s 79N (Access to land in area of lease under this Act, a 2004 Act lease or a mining lease)
   543.    Amendment of s 79O (Access to land in area of another type of mining tenement or 1923 Act petroleum tenure)
           Division 8--Amendment of Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004
   544.    Act amended
   545.    Amendment of s 3A (Secondary purpose—facilitation of Geothermal Exploration Act 2004 and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009)
   546.    Replacement of s 6B (Relationship with GHG storage Act)
   547.    Amendment of s 22 (What is an authorised activity)
   548.    Replacement of s 289 (Transfer of petroleum well to holder of geothermal exploration permit or mining tenement)
   549.    Replacement of ch 3A (Provisions for GHG authorities)
   550.    Amendment of s 400 (Restriction if there is an existing mining lease or GHG lease)
   551.    Amendment of s 528 (Application of pt 4)
   552.    Amendment of s 529 (Access to land in area of mining lease, a 1923 Act lease or a petroleum lease)
   553.    Amendment of s 530 (Access to land in area of another type of mining tenement or petroleum authority)
   554.    Amendment of s 669 (Making safety requirement)
   555.    Amendment of s 670 (What is an operating plant)
   556.    Amendment of s 672 (What is a stage of an operating plant)
   557.    Amendment of s 675 (Content requirements for safety management plans)
   558.    Amendment of s 687 (Who is the executive safety manager of an operating plant)
   559.    Insertion of new s 687A
   560.    Amendment of s 690 (Content requirements for safety reports)
   561.    Replacement of s 691 (Obligation to give information to particular authority holders)
   562.    Amendment of s 699A (Operator's obligation for particular adjacent or overlapping authorities)
   563.    Amendment of s 705 (Application of sdiv 1)
   564.    Amendment of s 705A (Requirement to have principal hazard management plan)
   565.    Amendment of s 705B (Content requirements for principal hazard management plan)
   566.    Amendment of s 705C (Resolving disputes about provision proposed by mining lease or GHG lease holder)
   567.    Amendment of s 708B (Chief inspector may issue safety alerts and instructions)
   568.    Amendment of s 736 (Functions)
   569.    Amendment of s 744 (Inspector's additional entry power for emergency or incident)
   570.    Amendment of s 746 (Authorised officer's additional entry power for petroleum authority, geothermal exploration permit or GHG authority)
   571.    Amendment of s 769 (Testing seized things)
   572.    Amendment of s 780 (Power to give compliance direction)
   573.    Amendment of s 781 (Requirements for giving compliance direction)
   574.    Amendment of sch 2 (Dictionary)
           Division 9--Amendment of Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991
   575.    Act amended
   576.    Replacement of s 39 (Reservations of minerals and petroleum)
   577.    Replacement of s 77 (Reservations of minerals and petroleum)
           Division 10--Amendment of Valuation of Land Act 1944
   578.    Act amended
   579.    Replacement of s 16 (Exclusion of timber and minerals)
           Division 11--Amendment of Water Act 2000
   580.    Act amended
   581.    Amendment of s 203 (Definitions for pt 6)
   582.    Amendment of sch 4 (Dictionary)
           Division 12--Amendment of Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995
   583.    Act amended
   584.    Amendment of s 3 (Application of Act)
           Division 13--Amendment of other Acts
   585.    Acts amended in sch 2
           SCHEDULE 1 -- DECISIONS SUBJECT TO APPEAL
           SCHEDULE 2 -- MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS OF ACTS
           Part 1--Amendments commencing on date of assent
           Part 2--Amendments relating to land access and owners and occupiers
           Part 3--Amendments of this Act
           Part 4--Other amendments
           SCHEDULE 3 -- DICTIONARY
           
           


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