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Forms and guidance

24 June 2022

NGER​​

About these forms and guidelines

The Clean Energy Regulator (the agency) has a range of application forms and guides available to assist you to in managing your safeguard mechanism obligations.

The agency may update or remove this information as required and you are encouraged to check that you are using the latest version of each document.

Deadlines for applications can be found in each application form and guides (where available) and on the Key Dates page.

Safeguard mechanism guidance

Production-adjusted baseline guidance

This guidance is designed to assist responsible emitters to understand the requirements around applying for a production-adjusted baseline under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 (the Safeguard Rule). View more information on production-adjusted baselines.

documentasset:Safeguard mechanism guidance - production-adjusted baselines

Calculated baseline guidance

This guidance is designed to assist responsible emitters to understand the requirements around applying for a calculated baseline under the Safeguard Rule. View more information on calculated baselines.

documentasset:Safeguard mechanism guidance - calculated baselines

Safeguard mechanism forms

Application for a production adjusted baseline

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-015 Application for a production adjusted baseline

Application for a calculated baseline

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-015 Calculated baseline application form

documentasset:CER-NGER-010 Annexure A Transitional calculated baseline criteria

documentasset:CER-NGER-010 Annexure C Inherent emissions variability criteria

documentasset:CER-NGER-015 Calculated baseline application form

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.

Application for a multi-year monitoring period

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

Application for a landfill baseline

This form is for any responsible emitter of a landfill facility who wishes to apply for a landfill baseline determination under section 52 of the Safeguard Rule.

documentasset:CER-NGER-017 Application for a landfill baseline

Nomination for a national transport facility

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:CER NGER national transport facility form

Registration as a responsible emitter

The registration as a responsible emitter form is available in the Client Portal.


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