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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE ACT 2010


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Preamble

   PART 1.1--LEGISLATIVE FORMALITIES AND BACKGROUND

   1.      Purpose  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Object  
   4.      Simplified outline  
   5.      Simplified map  

   PART 1.2--INTERPRETATION

           Division 1--General

   6.      Definitions  
   7.      References to Parts  
   8.      Spaces above and below offshore area  
   9.      Term of petroleum titles  
   10.     Term of greenhouse gas titles  
   11.     Renewal of petroleum titles  
   12.     Renewal of greenhouse gas titles  
   13.     Variation of petroleum titles  
   14.     Variation of greenhouse gas titles  
   15.     Tied titles  
   16.     Vacated area  
   17.     Infrastructure facilities  
   18.     Terminal station  
   19.     Terminal point  
   20.     Declared greenhouse gas facility  
   21.     Extended meaning of explore  
   22.     Potential greenhouse gas storage formation  
   23.     Eligible greenhouse gas storage formation  
   24.     Potential greenhouse gas injection site  
   25.     Incidental greenhouse gas‑related substance  
   26.     Site plan—identified greenhouse gas storage formation  
   27.     Significant risk of a significant adverse impact—approval of key petroleum operations  
   28.     Significant risk of a significant adverse impact—grant of petroleum production licence  
   29.     Significant risk of a significant adverse impact—approval of key greenhouse gas operations  
   30.     Significant risk of a significant adverse impact—grant of greenhouse gas injection licence  
   31.     Significant risk of a significant adverse impact—power of Minister to protect petroleum  
   32.     Securities  
   33.     Designated agreements  
   34.     Ascertainment of wellhead for purposes of Act  
   35.     Ascertainment of value of petroleum at wellhead  
   36.     Ascertainment of quantity of petroleum recovered  
   37.     Graticulation of Earth's surface and constitution of blocks  

           Division 2--Datum provisions

   38.     Objects  
   39.     Definitions  
   40.     Australian Geodetic Datum  
   41.     Geocentric Datum of Australia  
   42.     Current datum, previous datum and changeover time  
   43.     Use of current datum  
   44.     Use of previous datum  
   45.     Variation of titles and instruments  
   46.     Variation of applications for titles  
   47.     No change to actual position of point, line or area  
   48.     Transitional regulations  

           Division 3--Apportionment of petroleum recovered from adjoining title areas

   49.     Title  
   50.     Titleholder and title area  
   51.     Petroleum recovered through inclined well  
   52.     Petroleum pool straddling 2 title areas etc.  
   53.     Petroleum pool straddling State title area and Commonwealth title area  
   54.     Petroleum pool straddling State title area and another State title area  
   55.     Unit development  
   56.     Supreme Court determinations for purposes of this Division  

   PART 1.3--ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OFFSHORE AREA

   57.     Minister as member of Joint Authority  
   58.     Minister as Designated Authority  
   59.     Delegations under Commonwealth Act  
   60.     Public servants performing functions under Commonwealth Act  

   PART 1.4--SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES

   61.     Principles of sustainable development  

   PART 1.5--APPLICATION PROVISIONS

   62.     Application of Act  
   63.     Disapplication of State occupational health and safety laws  
   64.     Relationship with other Acts  
   65.     Underground geological storage formation is the property of the Crown  
   66.     Crown retains Crown land rights  
   67.     Ownership of greenhouse gas substance  
   69.     Act applies subject to international obligations  

   PART 2.1--INTRODUCTION

   70.     Simplified outline  

   PART 2.2--PETROLEUM EXPLORATION PERMITS

           Division 1--General provisions

   71.     Simplified outline  
   72.     Prohibition of unauthorised exploration for petroleum in offshore area  
   73.     Rights conferred by petroleum exploration permit  
   74.     Conditions of petroleum exploration permits  
   75.     Standard conditions of work-bid petroleum exploration permits and special petroleum exploration permits  
   76.     Restrictions on conditions of cash-bid petroleum exploration permits  
   77.     Conditions of declared petroleum exploration permits—approval of key petroleum operations  
   77A.    Conditions of boundary-change petroleum exploration permits  
   78.     Declared petroleum exploration permit—approval by Minister of key petroleum operations  
   79.     Minister must have regard to certain matters before approving key petroleum operations  
   80.     Minister must not give approval in certain circumstances  
   81.     No right to an approval  
   82.     Suspension of rights to be disregarded  
   83.     Declared petroleum exploration permits  
   84.     Duration of petroleum exploration permit  
   85.     Extension of petroleum exploration permit if permittee applies for petroleum retention lease or petroleum production licence  

           Division 2--Obtaining a work‑bid petroleum exploration permit

   86.     Application for work‑bid petroleum exploration permit—advertising of blocks  
   87.     Grant of work‑bid petroleum exploration permit—offer document  
   88.     Granting of offer document for work‑bid petroleum exploration permit  
   89.     Ranking of applications for work-bid petroleum exploration permit  
   90.     Grant of work‑bid petroleum exploration permit  
   91.     Withdrawal of application  
   92.     Effect of withdrawal or lapse of application  

           Division 3--Obtaining a cash‑bid petroleum exploration permit

   93.     Application for cash‑bid petroleum exploration permit  
   94.     Grant of cash‑bid petroleum exploration permit—only one application  
   95.     Grant of cash‑bid petroleum exploration permit—2 or more applications  
   96.     Grant of cash‑bid petroleum exploration permit  
   97.     Extension of cash‑bid petroleum exploration permit  

           Division 4--Obtaining a special petroleum exploration permit over a surrendered block or certain other blocks

   98.     Application for a special petroleum exploration permit over a surrendered block or certain other blocks  
   99.     Grant of special petroleum exploration permit—only one application  
   100.    Grant of special petroleum exploration permit—2 or more applications  
   101.    Grant of special petroleum exploration permit  

           Division 4A--Obtaining a boundary-change petroleum exploration permit

   101A.   Grant of boundary-change petroleum exploration permit  

           Division 5--Renewal of petroleum exploration permits

   102.    Application for renewal of petroleum exploration permit  
   103.    Non‑renewable cash‑bid petroleum exploration permits  
   104.    Limit on renewal of cash‑bid petroleum exploration permits  
   105.    Limits on renewal of work‑bid petroleum exploration permits and special petroleum exploration permits  
   105A.   Limits on renewal of boundary-change petroleum exploration permits  
   106.    Standard halving rules  
   107.    Additional rules relating to renewals of cash-bid petroleum exploration permits  
   108.    Renewal of petroleum exploration permit—offer document  
   109.    Refusal to renew petroleum exploration permit  
   110.    Renewal of petroleum exploration permit  

           Division 6--Locations

   111.    Simplified outline  
   112.    Nomination of blocks as a location  
   113.    Requirement to nominate blocks as a location  
   114.    Declaration of location  
   115.    Revocation of declaration  
   116.    Variation of declaration  

   PART 2.3--PETROLEUM RETENTION LEASES

           Division 1--General provisions

   117.    Simplified outline  
   118.    Rights conferred by petroleum retention lease  
   119.    Conditions of petroleum retention leases  
   120.    Standard conditions of petroleum retention leases  
   121.    Conditions of declared petroleum retention leases—approval of key petroleum operations  
   121A.   Variation of petroleum retention leases obtained as result of change to the boundary of the offshore area  
   122.    Declared petroleum retention lease—approval by Minister of key petroleum operations  
   123.    Minister must have regard to certain matters before approving key petroleum operations  
   124.    Circumstances in which approval of key petroleum operations must not be given  
   125.    No right to an approval  
   126.    Suspension of rights to be disregarded  
   127.    Declared petroleum retention leases  
   128.    Duration of petroleum retention lease  
   129.    Extension of petroleum retention lease if lessee applies for petroleum production licence  

           Division 2--Obtaining a petroleum retention lease

   130.    Application for petroleum retention lease by the holder of a petroleum exploration permit  
   131.    Grant of petroleum retention lease—offer document  
   132.    Refusal to grant petroleum retention lease  
   133.    Grant of petroleum retention lease  
   134.    Petroleum exploration permit ceases to be in force when petroleum retention lease comes into force  
   135.    Petroleum exploration permit transferred—transferee to be treated as applicant  
   136.    Application for petroleum retention lease by the holder of a life‑of‑field petroleum production licence  
   137.    Grant of petroleum retention lease—offer document  
   138.    Refusal to grant petroleum retention lease  
   139.    Grant of petroleum retention lease  
   140.    Petroleum production licence ceases to be in force when petroleum retention lease comes into force  
   141.    Petroleum production licence transferred—transferee to be treated as applicant  
   141A.   Grant of petroleum retention lease as a result of a change to the boundary of the offshore area  

           Division 3--Renewal of petroleum retention leases

   142.    Application for renewal of petroleum retention lease  
   143.    Renewal of petroleum retention lease—offer document  
   144.    Refusal to renew petroleum retention lease  
   145.    Renewal of petroleum retention lease  

           Division 4--Revocation of petroleum retention leases

   146.    Notice of proposal to revoke petroleum retention lease  
   147.    Revocation of petroleum retention lease  

   PART 2.4--PETROLEUM PRODUCTION LICENCES

           Division 1--General provisions

   148.    Simplified outline  
   149.    Prohibition of unauthorised recovery of petroleum in offshore area  
   150.    Rights conferred by petroleum production licence  
   151.    Conditions of petroleum production licences  
   152.    Standard conditions of petroleum production licences  
   152A.   Conditions restricting the sale of petroleum to LNG exporters  
   152B.   Minister may require person to provide information on supply of petroleum  
   153.    Restrictions on conditions of petroleum production licences  
   154.    Renewal conditions of petroleum production licences  
   155.    Conditions of declared petroleum production licences—approval of key petroleum operations  
   155A.   Variation of petroleum production licences obtained as result of change to the boundary of the offshore area  
   156.    Declared petroleum production licence—approval by Minister of key petroleum operations  
   157.    Minister must have regard to certain matters before approving key petroleum operations  
   158.    Minister must not give approval in certain circumstances  
   159.    No right to an approval  
   160.    Suspension of rights to be disregarded  
   161.    Declared petroleum production licences  
   162.    Duration of petroleum production licence  
   163.    Termination of life‑of‑field petroleum production licence if no recovery operations for 5 years  

           Division 2--Obtaining a petroleum production licence as a result of an application made by a petroleum exploration permittee or a petroleum retention lessee

   164.    Application for petroleum production licence by permittee  
   165.    Application period  
   166.    Application for petroleum production licence by lessee  
   167.    Offer document  
   168.    Refusal to grant petroleum production licence  
   169.    Minister may defer taking action on application for petroleum production licence if there is a pending application for a greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   170.    Grant of petroleum production licence  
   171.    Petroleum exploration permit or petroleum retention lease ceases to be in force when petroleum production licence comes into force  
   172.    Petroleum exploration permit or petroleum retention lease transferred—transferee to be treated as applicant  

           Division 3--Obtaining a cash‑bid petroleum production licence over a surrendered block or similar block

   173.    Application for cash‑bid petroleum production licence over surrendered blocks or similar blocks  
   174.    Deposit  
   175.    Grant of cash‑bid petroleum production licence—only one application  
   176.    Grant of cash‑bid petroleum production licence—2 or more applications  
   177.    Grant of cash‑bid petroleum production licence  

           Division 4--Obtaining petroleum production licences over individual blocks

   178.    Applications for petroleum production licences over individual blocks  
   179.    Grant of petroleum production licences over individual blocks  

           Division 4A--Obtaining a petroleum production licence as a result of a change to the boundary of the offshore area

   179A.   Grant of petroleum production licence as a result of a change to the boundary of the offshore area  

           Division 5--What happens if a block is not taken up

   180.    Revocation of petroleum exploration permit or petroleum retention lease to the extent to which it relates to a block not taken up  

           Division 6--Petroleum field development

   181.    Direction to recover petroleum  
   182.    Directions about the rate of recovery of petroleum  
   183.    Definitions  
   184.    Unit development agreement and unit development scheme  
   185.    Directions  
   186.    Consultation  

   PART 2.5--INFRASTRUCTURE LICENCES

           Division 1--General provisions

   187.    Simplified outline  
   188.    Prohibition of unauthorised construction or operation of an infrastructure facility in the offshore area  
   189.    Rights conferred by an infrastructure licence  
   190.    Conditions of infrastructure licences  
   191.    Duration of infrastructure licence  
   192.    Termination of infrastructure licence if no operations for 5 years  

           Division 2--Obtaining an infrastructure licence

   193.    Application for infrastructure licence  
   194.    Grant of infrastructure licence—offer document  
   195.    Refusal to grant infrastructure licence  
   196.    Grant of infrastructure licence  
   197.    Consultation with petroleum titleholders—grant of infrastructure licence  
   198.    Consultation with greenhouse gas titleholders—grant of infrastructure licence  

           Division 3--Varying an infrastructure licence

   199.    Application for variation of infrastructure licence  
   200.    Variation of infrastructure licence  
   201.    Consultation with petroleum titleholders—variation of infrastructure licence  
   202.    Consultation with greenhouse gas titleholders—variation of infrastructure licence  

   PART 2.6--PIPELINE LICENCES

           Division 1--General provisions

   203.    Simplified outline  
   204.    Offence of unauthorised construction or operation of a pipeline in the offshore area  
   205.    Offence of starting to operate a pipeline  
   206.    Offence of recommencing to operate a pipeline  
   207.    Defences  
   208.    Consents and certificates  
   209.    Rights conferred by pipeline licence  
   210.    Conditions of pipeline licences  
   211.    Approval by Minister of greenhouse gas substance to be conveyed in a pipeline  
   212.    Duration of pipeline licence  
   213.    Termination of pipeline licence if no operations for 5 years  
   214.    Alteration or removal of pipeline constructed in breach of this Act  

           Division 2--Obtaining a pipeline licence

   215.    Application for pipeline licence  
   216.    Rights of petroleum production licensees following application for petroleum‑related pipeline licences by other persons  
   217.    Rights of petroleum production licensees following application for greenhouse gas‑related pipeline licences by other persons  
   218.    Rights of greenhouse gas injection licensees following application for greenhouse gas‑related pipeline licences by other persons  
   219.    Grant of petroleum‑related pipeline licence—offer document  
   220.    Grant of greenhouse gas‑related pipeline licence—offer document  
   221.    Refusal to grant petroleum‑related pipeline licence  
   222.    Refusal to grant greenhouse gas‑related pipeline licence  
   223.    Grant of pipeline licence  

           Division 3--Varying a pipeline licence

   224.    Variation of pipeline licence on application by licensee  
   225.    Variation of pipeline licence at the request of a Minister or a statutory body  

           Division 4--Pipeline operation

   226.    Ceasing to operate pipeline without consent  

   PART 2.7--PETROLEUM SPECIAL PROSPECTING AUTHORITIES

           Division 1--General provisions

   227.    Simplified outline  
   228.    Rights conferred by petroleum special prospecting authority  
   229.    Conditions of petroleum special prospecting authorities  
   230.    Duration of petroleum special prospecting authority  
   231.    Petroleum special prospecting authority cannot be transferred  

           Division 2--Obtaining a petroleum special prospecting authority

   232.    Application for petroleum special prospecting authority  
   233.    Grant or refusal of petroleum special prospecting authority  
   234.    Holders to be informed of the grant of another petroleum special prospecting authority  
   235.    Holders to be informed of the grant of greenhouse gas search authority  

   PART 2.8--PETROLEUM ACCESS AUTHORITIES

           Division 1--General provisions

   236.    Simplified outline  
   237.    Rights conferred by petroleum access authority  
   238.    Conditions of petroleum access authorities  
   239.    Duration of petroleum access authority  

           Division 2--Obtaining a petroleum access authority

   240.    Application for petroleum access authority  
   241.    Grant or refusal of petroleum access authority  
   242.    Consultation—grant of petroleum access authority in the offshore area  

           Division 3--Variation of petroleum access authorities

   243.    Variation of petroleum access authority  
   244.    Consultation—variation of petroleum access authority in the offshore area  

           Division 4--Reporting obligations of holders of petroleum access authorities

   245.    Reporting obligations of holders of petroleum access authorities  

           Division 5--Revocation of petroleum access authorities

   246.    Revocation of petroleum access authority  

   PART 2.9--PETROLEUM SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION CONSENTS

   247.    Simplified outline  
   248.    Rights conferred by petroleum scientific investigation consent  
   249.    Conditions of petroleum scientific investigation consents  
   250.    Grant of petroleum scientific investigation consent  

   PART 2.10--STANDARD PROCEDURES

   251.    Application to be made in an approved manner  
   252.    Application fee  
   253.    Application may set out additional matters  
   254.    Minister may require further information  
   255.    Offer documents  
   256.    Acceptance of offer—request by applicant  
   257.    Acceptance of offer—payment  
   258.    Consultation—adverse decisions  
   259.    Minister may require information about negotiations for a designated agreement  

   PART 2.11--VARIATION, SUSPENSION AND EXEMPTION

           Division 1--Variation, suspension and exemption decisions relating to petroleum exploration permits, petroleum retention leases, petroleum production licences, infrastructure licences and pipeline licences

   260.    Variation, suspension and exemption—conditions of titles  
   261.    Extension of term of petroleum exploration permit or petroleum retention lease—suspension or exemption  
   262.    Suspension of rights—petroleum exploration permit or petroleum retention lease  
   263.    Extension of term of petroleum exploration permit or petroleum retention lease—suspension of rights  
   263A.   Variation of a State title—including an area as the result of a change to the boundary of the offshore area  

           Division 2--Variation, suspension and exemption decisions relating to petroleum special prospecting authorities and petroleum access authorities

   264.    Variation, suspension and exemption—conditions of petroleum special prospecting authorities and petroleum access authorities  

   PART 2.12--SURRENDER OF TITLES

           Division 1--Surrender of petroleum exploration permits, petroleum production licences, petroleum retention leases, infrastructure licences and pipeline licences

   265.    Application for consent to surrender title  
   266.    Consent to surrender title  
   267.    Surrender of title  

           Division 2--Surrender of petroleum special prospecting authorities and petroleum access authorities

   268.    Surrender of petroleum special prospecting authority  
   269.    Surrender of petroleum access authority  

   PART 2.13--CANCELLATION OF TITLES

           Division 1--Cancellation of petroleum exploration permits, petroleum production licences, petroleum retention leases, infrastructure licences and pipeline licences

   270.    Grounds for cancellation of title  
   271.    Cancellation of title  
   272.    Consultation  
   273.    Cancellation of title not affected by other provisions  

           Division 2--Cancellation of petroleum special prospecting authorities

   274.    Cancellation of petroleum special prospecting authority  

   PART 2.14--OTHER PROVISIONS

   275.    Reservation of blocks  
   276.    Interference with other rights  
   277.    No conditions about payment of money  
   278.    Changes to the boundary of the offshore area  
   279.    Notification of discovery of petroleum in petroleum exploration permit area or petroleum retention lease area  
   280.    Property in recovered petroleum  
   281.    Certain payments to be made by State to Commonwealth  
   282.    Determination to be disregarded in certain cases  

   PART 3.1--INTRODUCTION

   283.    Simplified outline  

   PART 3.2--GREENHOUSE GAS ASSESSMENT PERMITS

           Division 1--General provisions

   284.    Simplified outline  
   285.    Prohibition of unauthorised exploration for potential greenhouse gas storage formation, or potential greenhouse gas injection site, in offshore area  
   286.    Rights conferred by greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   287.    Conditions of greenhouse gas assessment permits  
   288.    Standard conditions of greenhouse gas assessment permits  
   289.    Conditions on work‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permits  
   290.    Conditions on cash-bid greenhouse gas assessment permits  
   291.    Approval by Minister of key greenhouse gas operations  
   292.    Minister must have regard to certain matters before approving key greenhouse gas operations  
   293.    Circumstances in which approval of key greenhouse gas operations must not be given  
   294.    Duration of greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   295.    Extension of greenhouse gas assessment permit if permittee applies for a declaration of an identified greenhouse gas storage formation  
   296.    Extension of greenhouse gas assessment permit if permittee applies for a greenhouse gas holding lease or greenhouse gas injection licence  

           Division 2--Obtaining a work‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit

   297.    Application for work‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit—advertising of blocks  
   298.    Retention lessee or production licensee to be notified of proposal to advertise blocks  
   299.    Grant of work‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit—offer document  
   300.    Granting of offer document for work‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   301.    Criteria for determining most deserving applicant for work‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   302.    Ranking of applicants for work‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   303.    Grant of work‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   304.    Withdrawal of application  
   305.    Effect of withdrawal or lapse of application  

           Division 3--Obtaining a cash‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit

   306.    Application for cash‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   307.    Retention lessee or production licensee to be notified of proposal to advertise blocks  
   308.    Grant of cash‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit—only one application  
   309.    Grant of cash‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit—2 or more applications  
   310.    Grant of cash‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit  

           Division 4--Renewal of greenhouse gas assessment permits

   311.    Application for renewal of greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   312.    Renewal of greenhouse gas assessment permit—offer document  
   313.    Refusal to renew greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   314.    Renewal of greenhouse gas assessment permit  

           Division 5--Declaration of identified greenhouse gas storage formation

   315.    Application for declaration of identified greenhouse gas storage formation  
   316.    Request for further information or further analysis  
   317.    Variation of applications under section 315  
   318.    Declaration of identified greenhouse gas storage formation  
   319.    Variation of declaration of identified greenhouse gas storage formation  
   320.    Revocation of declaration of identified greenhouse gas storage formation  
   321.    Register of Identified Greenhouse Gas Storage Formations  

           Division 6--Directions

   322.    Minister may give directions to greenhouse gas assessment permittees  
   323.    Compliance with directions  

   PART 3.3--GREENHOUSE GAS HOLDING LEASES

           Division 1--General provisions

   324.    Simplified outline  
   325.    Rights conferred by greenhouse gas holding lease  
   326.    Conditions of greenhouse gas holding leases  
   327.    Standard conditions of greenhouse gas holding leases  
   328.    Conditions on greenhouse gas holding lease  
   329.    Approval by Minister of key greenhouse gas operations  
   330.    Minister must have regard to certain matters  
   331.    Circumstances in which the approval must not be given  
   332.    Duration of greenhouse gas holding lease  
   333.    Extension of greenhouse gas holding lease if lessee applies for a special greenhouse gas holding lease or greenhouse gas injection licence  

           Division 2--Obtaining a greenhouse gas holding lease

   334.    Application for greenhouse gas holding lease by the holder of a greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   335.    Applications under section 334  
   336.    Variation of applications under section 334  
   337.    Grant of greenhouse gas holding lease—offer document  
   338.    Refusal to grant greenhouse gas holding lease  
   339.    Grant of greenhouse gas holding lease  
   340.    Greenhouse gas assessment permit ceases to be in force when greenhouse gas holding lease comes into force  
   341.    Greenhouse gas assessment permit transferred—transferee to be treated as applicant  
   342.    Application for greenhouse gas holding lease by the holder of a greenhouse gas injection licence  
   343.    Variation of applications under section 342  
   344.    Grant of greenhouse gas holding lease—offer document  
   345.    Refusal to grant greenhouse gas holding lease  
   346.    Grant of greenhouse gas holding lease  
   347.    Greenhouse gas injection licence ceases to be in force when greenhouse gas holding lease comes into force  
   348.    Greenhouse gas injection licence transferred—transferee to be treated as applicant  
   349.    Application for special greenhouse gas holding lease by an unsuccessful applicant for a greenhouse gas injection licence  
   350.    Variation of applications under section 349  
   351.    Grant of special greenhouse gas holding lease—offer document  
   352.    Grant of special greenhouse gas holding lease  
   353.    Greenhouse gas assessment permit ceases to be in force when special greenhouse gas holding lease comes into force  
   354.    Ordinary greenhouse gas holding lease ceases to be in force when special greenhouse gas holding lease comes into force  
   355.    Greenhouse gas assessment permit transfer—transferee to be treated as applicant  
   356.    Greenhouse gas holding lease transfer—transferee to be treated as applicant  
   357.    Application for greenhouse gas holding lease by the holder of a petroleum retention lease  
   358.    Variation of applications under section 357  
   359.    Grant of greenhouse gas holding lease—offer document  
   360.    Grant of greenhouse gas holding lease  
   361.    Retention lease transfer—transferee to be treated as applicant  

           Division 3--Renewal of greenhouse gas holding leases

   362.    Application for renewal of greenhouse gas holding lease  
   363.    Renewal of greenhouse gas holding lease—offer document  
   364.    Refusal to renew greenhouse gas holding lease  
   365.    Renewal of greenhouse gas holding lease  

           Division 4--Directions

   366.    Minister may give directions to greenhouse gas holding lessees  
   367.    Compliance with directions  

           Division 5--Special greenhouse gas holding lessee may be requested to apply for a greenhouse gas injection licence

   368.    Minister may request special greenhouse gas holding lessee to apply for a greenhouse gas injection licence  

           Division 6--Cancellation of certain greenhouse gas holding leases granted to the holders of petroleum retention leases

   369.    Cancellation of certain greenhouse gas holding leases granted to the holders of petroleum retention leases  

   PART 3.4--GREENHOUSE GAS INJECTION LICENCES

           Division 1--General provisions

   370.    Simplified outline  
   371.    Prohibition of unauthorised injection and storage of substances in offshore area  
   372.    Rights conferred by greenhouse gas injection licence  
   373.    Conditions of greenhouse gas injection licences  
   374.    Injection and storage of greenhouse gas substance  
   375.    Other standard conditions of greenhouse gas injection licences  
   376.    Imposition of additional conditions  
   377.    Duration of greenhouse gas injection licence  
   378.    Termination of greenhouse gas injection licence if no injection operations for 5 years  

           Division 2--Obtaining a greenhouse gas injection licence

   379.    Application for greenhouse gas injection licence by greenhouse gas assessment permittee or greenhouse gas holding lessee  
   380.    Applications under section 379  
   381.    Variation of applications under section 379  
   382.    Offer document for application by permittee  
   383.    Offer document for application by lessee  
   384.    Public interest in grant of greenhouse gas injection licence  
   385.    Commercial viability test  
   386.    Refusal to grant greenhouse gas injection licence  
   387.    Grant of greenhouse gas injection licence  
   388.    Deferral of decision to grant greenhouse gas injection licence—pending application for post‑commencement petroleum exploration permit  
   389.    Greenhouse gas assessment permit or greenhouse gas holding lease ceases to be in force when greenhouse gas injection licence comes into force  
   390.    Greenhouse gas assessment permit transfer—transferee to be treated as applicant  
   391.    Greenhouse gas holding lease transfer—transferee to be treated as applicant  
   392.    Application for greenhouse gas injection licence by the holder of a petroleum production licence  
   393.    Applications under section 392  
   394.    Variation of applications under section 392  
   395.    Grant of greenhouse gas injection licence—offer document  
   396.    Refusal to grant greenhouse gas injection licence  
   397.    Grant of greenhouse gas injection licence  
   398.    Petroleum production licence transferred—transferee to be treated as applicant  

           Division 3--Variations

   399.    Variation of matters specified in greenhouse gas injection licence—general  
   400.    Variation of matters specified in greenhouse gas injection licence—declaration of identified greenhouse gas storage formation varied  

           Division 4--Directions

   401.    Minister may give greenhouse gas injection licensee directions to protect geological formations containing petroleum pools etc.  
   402.    Variation of matters inconsistent with direction to protect geological formations  
   403.    Consultation—directions to do something outside the licence area  
   404.    Compliance with directions  

           Division 5--Dealing with serious situations

   405.    Serious situation  
   406.    Powers of Minister to deal with serious situations  
   407.    Variation of matters inconsistent with direction to deal with serious situation  
   408.    Consultation—directions to do something outside the licence area  
   409.    Compliance with directions  

           Division 6--Protection of petroleum discovered in the title area of a pre‑commencement petroleum title

   410.    Powers of Minister to protect petroleum discovered in the title area of a pre‑commencement petroleum title  
   411.    Variation of matters inconsistent with direction to protect petroleum discovered in the title area of a pre-commencement petroleum title  
   412.    Consultation—directions to do something outside the licence area  
   413.    Compliance with directions  

           Division 7--Site closing certificates

   414.    Application for site closing certificate  
   415.    Mandatory application—cessation of injection operations  
   416.    Mandatory application—grounds for cancellation of licence  
   417.    Compliance with direction to apply for site closing certificate  
   418.    Mandatory application—greenhouse gas injection licence tied to a petroleum retention lease or petroleum production licence  
   419.    Variation of applications for site closing certificate  
   420.    Issue of site closing certificate—pre‑certificate notice  
   421.    Matters to which the Minister must have regard—pre‑certificate notice  
   422.    Circumstances in which a pre‑certificate notice may be refused  
   423.    Circumstances in which a pre‑certificate notice must not be given  
   424.    Acknowledgement of receipt of application for site closing certificate  
   425.    Refusal to give pre‑certificate notice  
   426.    Pre‑certificate notice—security etc.  
   427.    Issue of site closing certificate  
   428.    Greenhouse gas injection licence transferred—transferee to be treated as applicant  
   429.    Duration of site closing certificate  
   430.    Transfer of site closing certificate  
   431.    Transfer of securities  
   432.    Discharge of securities  
   433.    Recovery of the State's costs and expenses  

   PART 3.5--GREENHOUSE GAS SEARCH AUTHORITIES

           Division 1--General provisions

   434.    Simplified outline  
   435.    Rights conferred by greenhouse gas search authority  
   436.    Conditions of greenhouse gas search authorities  
   437.    Duration of greenhouse gas search authority  
   438.    Greenhouse gas search authority cannot be transferred  

           Division 2--Obtaining a greenhouse gas search authority

   439.    Application for greenhouse gas search authority  
   440.    Grant or refusal of greenhouse gas search authority  
   441.    Holders to be informed of the grant of another greenhouse gas search authority  
   442.    Holders to be informed of the grant of a petroleum special prospecting authority  

   PART 3.6--GREENHOUSE GAS SPECIAL AUTHORITIES

           Division 1--General provisions

   443.    Simplified outline  
   444.    Rights conferred by greenhouse gas special authority  
   445.    Conditions of greenhouse gas special authorities  
   446.    Duration of greenhouse gas special authority  

           Division 2--Obtaining a greenhouse gas special authority

   447.    Application for greenhouse gas special authority  
   448.    Grant or refusal of greenhouse gas special authority  
   449.    Consultation—grant of greenhouse gas special authority  

           Division 3--Variation of greenhouse gas special authorities

   450.    Variation of greenhouse gas special authority  
   451.    Consultation—variation of greenhouse gas special authority  

           Division 4--Reporting obligations of holders of greenhouse gas special authorities

   452.    Reporting obligations of holders of greenhouse gas special authorities  

           Division 5--Revocation of greenhouse gas special authorities

   453.    Revocation of greenhouse gas special authority  

   PART 3.7--GREENHOUSE GAS RESEARCH CONSENTS

   454.    Simplified outline  
   455.    Rights conferred by greenhouse gas research consent  
   456.    Conditions of greenhouse gas research consents  
   457.    Grant of greenhouse gas research consent  

   PART 3.8--STANDARD PROCEDURES

   458.    Application to be made in an approved manner  
   459.    Application fee  
   460.    Application may set out additional matters  
   461.    Minister may require further information  
   462.    Offer documents  
   463.    Acceptance of offer—request by applicant  
   464.    Acceptance of offer—payment  
   465.    Acceptance of offer—lodgment of security  
   466.    Consultation—adverse decisions  
   467.    Minister may require information about negotiations for a designated agreement  

   PART 3.9--VARIATION, SUSPENSION AND EXEMPTION

           Division 1--Variation, suspension and exemption decisions relating to greenhouse gas assessment permits, greenhouse gas holding leases and greenhouse gas injection licences

   468.    Variation, suspension and exemption—conditions of titles  
   469.    Extension of term of greenhouse gas assessment permit or greenhouse gas holding lease—suspension or exemption  
   470.    Suspension of rights—greenhouse gas assessment permit or greenhouse gas holding lease  
   471.    Extension of term of greenhouse gas assessment permit or greenhouse gas holding lease—suspension of rights  

           Division 2--Variation, suspension and exemption decisions relating to greenhouse gas search authorities and greenhouse gas special authorities

   472.    Variation, suspension and exemption—conditions of greenhouse gas search authorities and greenhouse gas special authorities  

   PART 3.10--SURRENDER OF TITLES

           Division 1--Surrender of greenhouse gas assessment permits, greenhouse gas holding leases and greenhouse gas injection licences

   473.    Application for consent to surrender title  
   474.    Consent to surrender title  
   475.    Sufficient grounds for surrender of title  
   476.    Work‑bid greenhouse gas assessment permit—compliance with work condition  
   477.    Surrender area  
   478.    Surrender of title  

           Division 2--Surrender of greenhouse gas search authorities and greenhouse gas special authorities

   479.    Surrender of greenhouse gas search authority  
   480.    Surrender of greenhouse gas special authority  

   PART 3.11--CANCELLATION OF TITLES

           Division 1--Cancellation of greenhouse gas assessment permits, greenhouse gas holding leases and greenhouse gas injection licences

   481.    Grounds for cancellation of title  
   482.    Cancellation of title  
   483.    Consultation  
   484.    Cancellation of title not affected by other provisions  

           Division 2--Cancellation of greenhouse gas search authorities

   485.    Cancellation of greenhouse gas search authority  

   PART 3.12--OTHER PROVISIONS

   486.    Notification of eligible greenhouse gas storage formation  
   487.    Notification of discovery of petroleum in greenhouse gas assessment permit area etc.  
   488.    Disposing of waste or other matter  
   489.    Additional securities etc.  
   490.    Transfer of securities  
   491.    Discharge of securities  
   492.    Approved site plans  
   493.    Variation of approved site plans  
   494.    Co‑existence of greenhouse gas titles and petroleum titles  
   495.    Reservation of blocks  
   496.    Interference with other rights  
   497.    No conditions about payment of money  
   498.    Certain portions of blocks to be blocks  
   499.    Changes to the boundary of the offshore area  
   500.    Minister may monitor the behaviour of a greenhouse gas substance stored in a part of a geological formation  
   501.    Monitoring information may be made publicly available  

   PART 4.1--INTRODUCTION

   502.    Simplified outline  
   503.    Definitions  
   504.    Dealing—series of debentures  

   PART 4.2--REGISTER OF TITLES AND PETROLEUM SPECIAL PROSPECTING AUTHORITIES

   505.    Register to be kept  
   506.    Entries in Register—general  
   507.    Entry in Register—cessation, revocation or expiry of title  

   PART 4.3--TRANSFER OF TITLES

   508.    Approval and registration of transfers  
   509.    Application for approval of transfer  
   510.    Documents to accompany application  
   511.    Time limit for application  
   512.    Date of application to be entered in Register  
   513.    Approval of transfer  
   514.    Registration of transfer  
   515.    Instrument of transfer does not create an interest in the title  
   516.    Limit on effect of approval of transfers  

   PART 4.4--DEVOLUTION OF TITLE

   517.    Application to have name entered on the Register as the holder of a title  
   518.    Entry of name in the Register  

   PART 4.5--CHANGE IN NAME OF COMPANY

   519.    Application to have new name entered on the Register  
   520.    Alteration in the Register  

   PART 4.6--DEALINGS RELATING TO EXISTING TITLES

   521.    Dealings to which this Part applies  
   522.    Approval and registration of dealings  
   523.    Application for approval of dealing  
   524.    Documents to accompany application  
   525.    Charge over assets of a body corporate—copies of documents  
   526.    Timing of application  
   527.    Application date to be entered in Register  
   528.    Approval of dealing  
   529.    Entry of dealing in Register  
   530.    Retention, inspection and return of instruments  
   531.    Strict compliance with application provisions not required  
   532.    Limit on effect of approval of dealing  

   PART 4.7--DEALINGS IN FUTURE INTERESTS

   533.    Provisional application for approval of dealing  
   534.    Documents to accompany provisional application  
   535.    Charge over assets of a body corporate—copies of documents  
   536.    Timing of provisional application  
   537.    Provisional application to be treated as an application under section 523 when title comes into existence  
   538.    Limit on approval of dealing  

   PART 4.8--CORRECTION AND RECTIFICATION OF REGISTER

   539.    Corrections of clerical errors or obvious defects  
   540.    General power of correction of Register  
   541.    Rectification of Register  

   PART 4.9--INFORMATION‑GATHERING POWERS

   542.    Minister may obtain information from applicants  
   543.    Minister may obtain information from a party to an approved dealing  
   544.    Production and inspection of documents  
   545.    Minister may retain documents  

   PART 4.10--OTHER PROVISIONS

   546.    Minister not concerned with the effect of instrument lodged under this Chapter  
   547.    True consideration to be shown  
   548.    Making a false entry in a Register  
   549.    Falsified documents  
   550.    Inspection of Register and instruments  
   551.    Evidence of matters entered in the Register  
   552.    Evidentiary certificate  
   553.    Criminal proceedings—copy of certificate to be given to defendant 14 days before certificate admitted in evidence  
   554.    Person signing the certificate may be called to give evidence  
   555.    Assessment of fee  
   556.    Appeal against assessment of fee  
   557.    Fees for entries in the Register of memoranda of transfers of title  
   558.    Fees for approval of dealings relating to petroleum titles  
   559.    Exemption from duty  

   PART 5.1--INTRODUCTION

   560.    Simplified outline  
   561.    Definitions  
   562.    Dealing—series of debentures  

   PART 5.2--REGISTER OF TITLES AND GREENHOUSE GAS SEARCH AUTHORITIES

   563.    Register to be kept  
   564.    Entries in Register—general  
   565.    Entry in Register—cessation or expiry of title  

   PART 5.3--TRANSFER OF TITLES

   566.    Approval and registration of transfers  
   567.    Application for approval of transfer  
   568.    Documents to accompany application  
   569.    Time limit for application  
   570.    Date of application to be entered in Register  
   571.    Approval of transfer  
   572.    Registration of transfer  
   573.    Instrument of transfer does not create an interest in the title  
   574.    Limit on effect of approval of transfers  

   PART 5.4--DEVOLUTION OF TITLE

   575.    Application to have name entered on the Register as the holder of a title  
   576.    Entry of name in the Register  

   PART 5.5--CHANGE IN NAME OF COMPANY

   577.    Application to have new name entered on the Register  
   578.    Alteration in the Register  

   PART 5.6--DEALINGS RELATING TO EXISTING TITLES

   579.    Dealings to which this Part applies  
   580.    Approval and registration of dealings  
   581.    Application for approval of dealing  
   582.    Documents to accompany application  
   583.    Timing of application  
   584.    Application date to be entered in Register  
   585.    Approval of dealing  
   586.    Entry of dealing in Register  
   587.    Retention, inspection and return of instruments  
   588.    Strict compliance with application provisions not required  
   589.    Limit on effect of approval of dealing  

   PART 5.7--DEALINGS IN FUTURE INTERESTS

   590.    Provisional application for approval of dealing  
   591.    Documents to accompany provisional application  
   592.    Charge over assets of a body corporate—copies of documents  
   593.    Timing of provisional application  
   594.    Provisional application to be treated as an application under section 581 when title comes into existence  
   595.    Limit on approval of dealing  

   PART 5.8--CORRECTION AND RECTIFICATION OF REGISTER

   596.    Corrections of clerical errors or obvious defects  
   597.    General power of correction of Register  
   598.    Rectification of Register  

   PART 5.9--INFORMATION‑GATHERING POWERS

   599.    Minister may obtain information from applicants  
   600.    Minister may obtain information from a party to an approved dealing  
   601.    Production and inspection of documents  
   602.    Minister may retain documents  

   PART 5.10--OTHER PROVISIONS

   603.    Minister not concerned with the effect of instrument lodged under this Chapter  
   604.    True consideration to be shown  
   605.    Making a false entry in the Register  
   606.    Falsified documents  
   607.    Inspection of Register and instruments  
   608.    Evidence of matters entered in the Register  
   609.    Evidentiary certificate  
   610.    Criminal proceedings—copy of certificate to be given to defendant 14 days before certificate admitted in evidence  
   611.    Person signing the certificate may be called to give evidence  
   612.    Assessment of fee  
   613.    Appeal against assessment of fee  

   PART 6.1--OPERATIONS

   614.    Simplified outline  
   615.    Commencement of works or operations  
   616.    Work practices  
   617.    Work practices  
   618.    Insurance—petroleum permits, leases and licences  
   619.    Insurance—petroleum authorities  
   620.    Insurance—greenhouse gas titles  
   621.    Maintenance and removal of property etc. by titleholder  

   PART 6.2--DIRECTIONS RELATING TO PETROLEUM

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   622.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--General power to give directions

   623.    General power to give directions  
   624.    Notification of a direction that has an extended application  
   625.    Compliance with direction  

           Division 3--Minister may take action if there is noncompliance with a direction

   626.    Minister may take action if there is noncompliance with a direction  

           Division 4--Defence of taking reasonable steps to comply with a direction

   627.    Defence of taking reasonable steps to comply with a direction  

   PART 6.3--DIRECTIONS RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   628.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--General power to give directions

   629.    General power to give directions  
   630.    Notification of a direction that has an extended application  
   631.    Compliance with directions  

           Division 3--Minister may take action if there is noncompliance with a direction

   632.    Minister may take action if there is noncompliance with a direction  

           Division 4--Defence of taking reasonable steps to comply with a direction

   633.    Defence of taking reasonable steps to comply with a direction  

   PART 6.4--RESTORATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

           Division 1--Petroleum

   634.    Simplified outline  
   635.    Remedial directions to current holders of permits, leases and licences  
   636.    Remedial directions to former holders of permits, leases, licences and authorities etc.  
   637.    Minister may take action if a direction has not been complied with  
   638.    Removal, disposal or sale of property by Minister—noncompliance with direction  

           Division 2--Greenhouse gas

   639.    Simplified outline  
   640.    Remedial directions to current holders of permits, leases and licences  
   641.    Site closing directions to current holders of greenhouse gas injection licences  
   642.    Consultation—directions to do something outside the licence area  
   643.    Remedial directions to former holders of permits, leases, licences and authorities etc.  
   644.    Minister may take action if a direction has not been complied with  
   645.    Removal, disposal or sale of property by Minister—noncompliance with a direction  

   PART 6.5--OFFENCES AND ENFORCEMENT

           Division 1--Petroleum

   646.    Simplified outline  
   647.    Appointment of petroleum project inspectors  
   647A.   NOPSEMA must issue identity cards to petroleum project inspectors  
   648.    Minister must issue identity cards to petroleum project inspectors  
   649.    Monitoring powers of petroleum project inspectors  
   650.    Entry into residential premises  
   651.    Facilities and assistance to be provided by occupier or person in charge  
   652.    Obstructing or hindering a petroleum project inspector  
   653.    Warrants to enter residential premises  
   654.    Interfering with offshore petroleum installations or operations  

           Division 2--Greenhouse gas

   655.    Simplified outline  
   656.    Appointment of greenhouse gas project inspectors  
   657.    Identity cards of greenhouse gas project inspectors  
   658.    Monitoring powers of greenhouse gas project inspectors  
   659.    Entry into residential premises  
   660.    Facilities and assistance to be provided by occupier or person in charge  
   661.    Obstructing or hindering a greenhouse gas project inspector  
   662.    Warrants to enter residential premises  
   663.    Interfering with greenhouse gas installations or operations  

   PART 6.6--SAFETY ZONES AND THE AREA TO BE AVOIDED

           Division 1--Introduction

   664.    Simplified outline  
   665.    Simplified map of the area to which Schedule 2 applies  
   666.    Definitions  
   667.    Authorised persons  

           Division 2--Petroleum safety zones

   668.    Petroleum safety zones  
   669.    Offences in relation to entering or being present in petroleum safety zones  

           Division 3--Greenhouse gas safety zones

   670.    Greenhouse gas safety zones  
   671.    Offences in relation to entering or being present in greenhouse gas safety zones  

           Division 4--Unauthorised vessel not to enter area to be avoided

   672.    NOPSEMA may authorise entry into area to be avoided  
   673.    Unauthorised vessel not to enter area to be avoided  

           Division 5--Powers of authorised persons

   674.    Requirement to move vessel etc.  
   675.    Noncompliance with requirement to move vessel etc.  
   676.    Hindering or obstructing an authorised person  
   677.    Other powers of authorised persons  
   678.    Noncompliance with other requirements in relation to a vessel  
   679.    Boarding of vessel must be facilitated  
   680.    Hindering or obstructing an authorised person  
   681.    Giving false and misleading information  
   682.    Warrants to exercise powers in relation to vessels  
   683.    Exercise of powers in relation to vessels in serious circumstances without a warrant  

   PART 6.7--COLLECTION OF FEES AND ROYALTIES

           Division 1--Fees for petroleum titles

   684.    Fees for certain exploration permits  
   685.    Fees for petroleum retention leases  
   686.    Fees for petroleum production licences  
   686A.   Fees for boundary-change petroleum exploration permits  
   687.    Fees for infrastructure leases  
   688.    Fees for pipeline licences  

           Division 2--Fees for greenhouse gas titles

   689.    Fees for greenhouse gas titles  

           Division 3--Royalties for petroleum

   690.    Royalty for petroleum  
   691.    Reduction of royalty for petroleum in certain cases  
   692.    Royalty for petroleum not payable in certain cases  
   693.    Payment of royalty for petroleum  

           Division 4--Royalties for greenhouse gas injection and storage

   694.    Liability for, and rate of, royalty for greenhouse gas injection and storage  
   695.    Minister may vary royalty for greenhouse gas injection and storage  
   696.    When royalty for greenhouse gas injection and storage must be paid  

           Division 5--Late payment and recovery of fees and royalties

   697.    Late payment penalty  
   698.    Recovery of fee or royalty debts  

   PART 6.8--OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

   699.    Occupational health and safety  
   700.    Listed OHS laws  
   701.    Regulations relating to occupational health and safety  

   PART 6.9--NATIONAL OFFSHORE PETROLEUM SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

           Division 1--Introduction

   702.    Simplified outline  
   703.    Definitions  

           Division 2--Functions and powers of NOPSEMA

   704.    NOPSEMA's functions  
   705.    NOPSEMA's ordinary powers  
   706.    Judicial notice of seal  
   707.    Power to refer matters to NOGSAC  

           Division 3--NOPSEMA Board

   708.    Functions of the Board  
   709.    Powers of the Board  
   710.    Validity of decisions  

           Division 4--Chief Executive Officer and staff of NOPSEMA

   711.    CEO acts for NOPSEMA  
   712.    Working with the Board  
   713.    Delegation  
   714.    Secondments to NOPSEMA  

           Division 5--Other NOPSEMA provisions

   715.    Minister may require NOPSEMA to prepare reports or give information  
   716.    Directions to NOPSEMA  
   717.    NOPSEMA must comply with directions  
   718.    Liability for acts and omissions—OHS  
   718A.   Liability for acts and omissions—Structural integrity law, petroleum safety zones and the area to be avoided  

   PART 6.10--USING AND SHARING OFFSHORE INFORMATION AND THINGS

           Division 1--Introduction

   718B.   Simplified outline  
   718C.   Definitions  
   718D.   Scope of Part  

           Division 2--Minister's use of offshore information and things

   718E.   Purposes for which Minister may use offshore information or things  

           Division 3--NOPSEMA's use of offshore information and things

   718F.   Purposes for which NOPSEMA may use offshore information or things  

           Division 4--Sharing offshore information or things

   718G.   Sharing offshore information or things for the purposes of this Act  
   718H.   Minister may share offshore information or things with other entities  
   718I.   Personal information  

   PART 7.1--DATA MANAGEMENT AND GATHERING OF INFORMATION

           Division 1--Introduction

   719.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Data management

   720.    Direction to keep records  
   721.    Regulations about data management  

           Division 3--Information‑gathering powers

   722.    Minister or petroleum project inspector may obtain information and documents  
   723.    Copying documents—reasonable compensation  
   724.    Power to examine on oath or affirmation  
   725.    Self‑incrimination  
   726.    Copies of documents  
   727.    Minister or petroleum project inspector may retain documents  
   728.    False or misleading information  
   729.    False or misleading documents  
   730.    False or misleading evidence  

   PART 7.2--RELEASE OF REGULATORY INFORMATION

   731.    Notifiable events—Government Gazette notice  

   PART 7.3--RELEASE OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION

           Division 1--Introduction

   732.    Simplified outline  
   733.    Definitions  

           Division 2--Protection of confidentiality of information and samples

   734.    Protection of confidentiality of documentary information obtained by the Minister  
   735.    Protection of confidentiality of petroleum mining samples obtained by the Minister  
   736.    Minister may make information or samples available to other Ministers  
   737.    Protection of confidentiality of information obtained by a Victorian Minister  
   738.    Protection of confidentiality of petroleum mining samples obtained by a Victorian Minister  
   739.    Fees  
   740.    Review by Minister  
   741.    Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014  

   PART 8.1--DATA MANAGEMENT AND GATHERING OF INFORMATION

           Division 1--Introduction

   742.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Data management

   743.    Direction to keep records  
   744.    Regulations about data management  

           Division 3--Information‑gathering powers

   745.    Minister or greenhouse gas project inspector may obtain information and documents  
   746.    Copying documents—reasonable compensation  
   747.    Power to examine on oath or affirmation  
   748.    Self‑incrimination  
   749.    Copies of documents  
   750.    Minister or greenhouse gas project inspector may retain documents  
   751.    False or misleading information  
   752.    False or misleading documents  
   753.    False or misleading evidence  

   PART 8.2--RELEASE OF REGULATORY INFORMATION

   754.    Notifiable events—Government Gazette notice  

   PART 8.3--RELEASE OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION

           Division 1--Introduction

   755.    Simplified outline  
   756.    Definitions  
   757.    Documents and samples given to the Minister  

           Division 2--Protection of confidentiality of information and samples

   758.    Protection of confidentiality of documentary information obtained by the Minister  
   759.    Protection of confidentiality of eligible samples obtained by the Minister  
   760.    Minister may make information or samples available to another Minister, a Minister of a State, the Northern Territory or the Commonwealth  
   761.    Fees  
   762.    Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014  

   PART 9.1--RECONSIDERATION AND REVIEW OF DECISIONS

   763.    Simplified outline  
   764.    Definitions  
   765.    Reconsideration of reviewable delegated decision  
   766.    Review of reviewable Ministerial decision  

   PART 9.2--EXPERT ADVISORY COMMITTEES

   767.    Establishment of expert advisory committees  
   768.    Function of expert advisory committees  
   769.    Appointment of expert advisory committee members etc.  
   770.    Procedures of expert advisory committees  
   771.    Remuneration and allowances  
   772.    Leave of absence  
   773.    Resignation  
   774.    Disclosure of interests to the Minister  
   775.    Disclosure of interests to an expert advisory committee  
   776.    Other terms and conditions  
   777.    Protection of information  

   PART 9.3--INFORMATION RELEVANT TO THE MAKING OF DESIGNATED AGREEMENTS

           Division 1--Information‑gathering powers

   778.    Minister may obtain information and documents  
   779.    Copying documents—reasonable compensation  
   780.    Self‑incrimination  
   781.    Copies of documents  
   782.    Minister may retain documents  
   783.    False or misleading information  
   784.    False or misleading documents  

           Division 2--Protection of information etc.

   785.    Protection of information  
   786.    Disclosure of information to titleholder etc.  

   PART 9.4--LIABILITY FOR ACTS AND OMISSIONS

   787.    Liability for acts and omissions  

   PART 9.5--SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS

   788.    Service of documents  
   789.    Service of documents on Minister  
   790.    Service of documents on 2 or more registered holders of a petroleum title  
   791.    Service of documents on 2 or more registered holders of a greenhouse gas title  

   PART 9.6--DELEGATION BY MINISTER

   792.    Delegation by Minister  

   PART 9.7--PUBLIC INTEREST

   793.    Public interest  

   PART 9.8--REGULATIONS

   794.    Regulations  
   795.    Unconditional or conditional prohibition  
   796.    Regulations not limited by conditions provisions  
   797.    Offences under regulations  

   PART 9.9--TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

   798.    Transitional provisions  
   798A.   Transitional provisions—2012 amendments  

   PART 9.10--REPEAL AND AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ACTS

   799.    Repeal  
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