These application forms assist corporations and other reporters to meet their obligations under the
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act) and the safeguard mechanism.
Each form provides background information on the administrative process it applies to and basic instructions for its use. More information may be provided in a guide, where necessary.
The Clean Energy Regulator may update or remove this information as required and you are encouraged to check that you are using the latest version of each document.
The following form is for a controlling corporation to apply for a declaration that an activity or series of activities are a facility under section 54 of the NGER Act.
documentasset:CER-NGER-005 Application for Declaration of Facility
The following form is for a controlling corporation or a member of the controlling corporation's group to apply for a declaration of operational control under section 55 of the NGER Act.
documentasset:CER-NGER-004 NGER Application for Declaration of Operational Control
The following form and guide are used by persons who pass the eligible nomination test in section 11B of the NGER Act to jointly nominate one of them (the relevant persons) to be the nominated person for a facility
documentasset:CER-NGER-014 Nomination of operational control for a facility
documentasset:Operationalcontrol supplementary guideline
Application for registration of a controlling corporation via the Client Portal.
documentasset:Registration as a controlling corporation
See also the
Register and deregister page.
This form and guide should be used by a corporation to apply for a reporting transfer certificate (RTC) over a facility where, for that facility, the reporting transfer test under section 22K of the
NGER Act is met and the corporation has financial control.
documentasset:CER-RTC-001 Application for a Reporting Transfer Certificate
documentasset:Guideline- Reporting transfer certificates
The following form is to be used by responsible member, of a controlling corporation's group, who is assuming reporting obligations under section 22X of the
documentasset:CER-NGER-RES Responsible Member Identifying Information
The responsible emitter registration form is available in the
This form is for persons who wish to apply for deregistration. If the application is approved, the applicant's name will be removed from the National Greenhouse and Energy Register.
documentasset:CER-DER-001 Application for deregistration
documentasset:Deregistration application form guidance
The addition of a new contact person form is to be used by organisations that have access to the Emissions and Energy Reporting System (EERS) and are seeking an EERS user account for a new contact person.
documentasset:CER-NGER-013 Addition of a New Contact Person
Registered corporations should use this form to request the disclosure of
voluntarily provided information relating to: GreenPower purchases, voluntarily surrendered renewable energy certificates, and offset scope 2 total emissions. Please note the simplified formula provided in the form which supersedes the previous formula.
documentasset:CER-NGER-002 Provision of contextual greenhouse gas emissions data
This form covers requests for information not to be published in relation to information that would otherwise be published under section 24 of the NGER Act or under the NGER (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 (the Safeguard Rule).
Section 25 of the NGER Act provides for a registered corporation, or a person required to provide a report under section 22G, 22X or 22XB to apply and request certain information not be published.
A request can only be made in relation to information which reveals or could be capable of revealing a trade secret or any other matter having a commercial value that would be, or could reasonably be expected to be, destroyed or diminished if the information were disclosed about a specific facility, technology or corporate initiative relating to the corporation or person.
documentasset:CER-NGER-009 Application for information to be published
documentasset:Guidance for completing application for information not to be published
The NGER Technical Guidelines are a copy of the
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement Determination) 2008 (Measurement Determination) with additional guidance and examples to assist reporters in meeting their obligations under the
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.
Please note that the NGER Technical Guidelines have not been updated to reflect amendments made to the Measurement Determination for the 2018–19, 2019–20 or 2020–21 reporting cycles. During these reporting cycles significant amendments have been made to the Measurement Determination, including changes to methods, emission factors and global warming potentials (GWPs). It is advised that the Technical Guidelines only be used in conjunction with the NGER guidance documents, that take precedence over any guidance in the Technical Guidelines. Any queries in relation to the Technical Guidelines should be directed to the DISER via
documentasset:NGER Technical Guidelines 2017-18
Responsible emitters wishing to apply for a calculated baseline for a facility under section 22 of the NGER (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 (the Rule) must complete the application form and the relevant annexure (depending on the criteria the application is made under).
Documentasset: CER-NGER-010 Annexure A Transitional calculated baseline criteria
Documentasset: CER-NGER-010 Annexure B New facility criteria
Documentasset: CER-NGER-010 Annexure C Inherent emissions variability criteria
Documentasset: CER-NGER-015 Calculated baseline application form
Documentasset: Safeguard mechanism guidance -calculated baseline applications
Before submitting an application for a
calculated baseline, it is recommended that responsible emitters familiarise themselves with the
Safeguard Rule, specifically the calculated baseline eligibility criteria and legislated application deadlines. Responsible emitters must also ensure all documentation requirements including audit and assurance are completed prior to submitting an application.
We encourage applicants to contact us on
1300 553 542 or via email
CER-SafeguardBaselines@cer.gov.au if they have questions about any aspect of the calculated baseline application process.
This form allows responsible emitters to apply for a multi-year monitoring period under section 65 of the Safeguard Rule.
Documentasset: CER-NGER-011 Application for a multi-year monitoring period under the safeguard mechanism form
This form is for any responsible emitter who wishes to apply for a production adjusted baseline determination under section 40 of the Safeguard Rule.
Documentasset: CER-NGER-013 Application for a production adjusted baseline
documentasset:Safeguard mechanism guidance - production-adjusted baselines
This form must be used for safeguard mechanism facilities that have or will have a production-adjusted baseline determination in place for 2020-21 that uses one or more prescribed (annually adjusted) production variables where the quantities of those production variables are not otherwise included in an NGER report.
Documentasset: CER-NGER-016 Prescribed production variable reporting form
This form allows a responsible emitter (the nominee) to nominate to have their state or territory based transport facilities defined as a single national transport facility for the purposes of reporting under the NGER scheme and managing its obligations under the safeguard mechanism.
documentasset:Guidance for completing application for information not to be published for the 2014-15 reporting year
The registration as a responsible emitter form is available in the
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