Underpinned by the Compliance, education and enforcement policy, these compliance priorities identify our focus areas for 2018–19.
Our compliance priorities aim to increase our client’s awareness and willingness to comply voluntarily to meet our
agency objectives, and highlights particular areas that we will focus on for each of the schemes we administer.
The Compliance priorities 2018–19 can be downloaded as a Word or PDF file or viewed below.
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The Clean Energy Regulator administers schemes legislated by the Australian Government for measuring, managing, reducing or offsetting Australia's carbon emissions. Responsibility for complying with obligations across our schemes rests with the people and organisations concerned.
The Clean Energy Regulator assists scheme participants to comply with their obligations and pursues non-compliance. Our
Compliance, education and enforcement policy outlines our approach to improve compliance with the laws we administer, including taking a risk-based approach to verification, monitoring and enforcement, and focusing on individuals and organisations that pose material risks to our schemes.
We will ensure that Emissions Reduction Fund regeneration projects receive Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) for genuine and additional abatement by:
We will confirm that the proponent has the legal right to conduct the project and be issued ACCUs by verifying on a risk based sample consents from landholders for sequestration projects.
We will ensure that Emissions Reduction Fund contract deliveries are made on time by pursuing buyer’s market damages where the Clean Energy Regulator and the contractor cannot agree to new delivery schedules.
We will support the consistency and accuracy of emissions and energy data in the oil and gas, coal mining, power generation and transmission, and landfill sectors by promulgating guidance and checking through desktop assessments and audits that our approach is reflected in reports from these sectors.
We will improve overall quality of reporters’ data by tightening our resubmission policy, and considering the use of fines and other compliance tools for reporters with a history of submitting inaccurate data.
We will improve the integrity of data reported under various schemes where a greenhouse and energy auditor is used by:
We will assess the accuracy of claims for calculated baselines for safeguard facilities by engaging early with responsible emitters identified as having potential excess emissions situations to work through information they will provide in support of emissions management applications.
We will encourage compliance for 2017–18 by encouraging responsible emitters to be proactive in planning their response to any excess emissions management situation. This includes early engagement with the agency on obtaining information about the legislative options available to them.
We will ensure that only eligible systems receive the right number of small-scale technology certificates (STCs) by:
We will ensure that only eligible renewable generation receives the right number of large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) by:
To ensure that embedded generators on mine sites are properly identifying and reporting as RET liable entities we will:
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