DCC releases Draft Amendments to the Measurement Determination

01 Jun 2009Archived News Climate Change Matters

The Department of Climate Change recently released a series of draft changes to measurement determination. When finalised, these will apply for the 2009/10 reporting year.


 The amendments cover a range of topics, including:

  • Introducing new definitions and refining others based on industry feedback
  • Expanding the coverage of metals and minerals processing
  • Revision of available methods, including:
    • Treatment of petroleum based products used as lubricants
  • Underground coal mines - must use method 4 (direct measurement) for fugitive methane emissions; method 1 to be deleted
  • Updating of specific emissions and energy content factors
  • Significant revision of the methods relating to onsite landfill and wastewater handling
  • Further clarification of uncertainty
  • Decoupling the legislation from the UNFCCC category numbering system

The revised Determination is due in June 2009. Energetics recommends that organisations review these changes with respect to their inventory, effects on calculation tools and the impacts on the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.

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