Important information for responsible emitters
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 has recently been amended to include prescribed production variables and default emissions intensities in Schedules 2 and 3 of the Safeguard Rule.
Applications can now use the prescribed production variables and default emissions intensities.
Applications for calculated and production adjusted baselines that commence 1 July 2018 may be submitted up until, and including, 15 April 2020 for facilities with a declared multi-year period covering 2018–19 and 2019–20.
Emissions baselines represent the reference point against which emissions performance will be measured under the safeguard mechanism. A safeguard facility must keep its net emissions levels at or below its baseline.
There are four main types of emissions baselines:
Both calculated baselines and benchmark baselines are determined using forecasts of production, and can be replaced with a
production-adjusted baseline that reflects actual production from the facility.
A facility must exceed the 100,000t CO2-e threshold to be covered by the safeguard mechanism. A baseline cannot be set below this level.
In some circumstances a facility covered by the safeguard mechanism may apply for a
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