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Applications for Exemptions to Information Disclosure and Arbitration Framework

Under the National Gas Rules, a non-scheme pipeline service provider (owner/operator) may apply to the ERA for an exemption from aspects of the information disclosure and arbitration framework where the relevant exemption criteria is satisfied. Service providers of affected gas pipelines will need to assess their new regulatory obligations and if appropriate apply for an exemption.

Under Rule 585 of the National Gas Rules, there are three categories of exemptions for non-scheme pipelines (see table below). The exemptions do not automatically apply. Non-scheme pipeline service providers (owners or operators) must make an application to the ERA for an exemption. The ERA then must grant the exemption which may be subject to conditions, including an expiry date for the exemption. The non-scheme service providers must notify the ERA if circumstances changes such that the non- scheme pipeline no longer qualifies for the exemption.

Exemption Category Exemption Criteria
Category 1: Exemption from access requests and negotiations, and arbitration of access disputes requirements in Part 23 of the National Gas Rules The non-scheme pipeline is not a third party access pipeline
Category 2: Exemption from information disclosure requirements in Part 23 of the National Gas Rules Either of the following:
(a) The pipeline is not a third party access pipeline.
(b) The pipeline is a single user pipeline.
Category 3: Exemption from information disclosure requirements (except for pipeline information and pipeline service information) in Part 23 of the National Gas Rules At any time, the average daily injection of natural gas into the non-scheme pipeline calculated over the immediately preceding 24 months is less than 10TJ/day

Applying for an exemption

If you wish to apply for an exemption, or for an existing exemption to be varied or revoked, you must complete the application form provided in the table below.

All applications will then be assessed by the ERA in accordance with the National Gas Rules. An exemption that is subject to conditions may be varied either by the ERA or on application of the owner or operator of the non-scheme pipeline. The ERA may also revoke an exemption where in the ERA’s reasonable opinion, the relevant exemption criteria is no longer satisfied. Any person may apply to the ERA to have an exemption revoked.

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01-Mar-18 Application for exemption form Microsoft Word 33kB
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09-Nov-18 test
Adobe PDF 145 kB

07-Nov-18 2018 Report to the Minister on ERA WEM compliance
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05-Nov-18 DRP Methods - Zip file including Excel and code
ZIP 1 MB

05-Nov-18 Updating DRP using Excel
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05-Nov-18 Updating DRP using R
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22-Oct-18 Bluewaters Power
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22-Oct-18 Draft report
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22-Oct-18 Fact sheet: A history of licensing in Western Australia
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22-Oct-18 Fact sheet: Snapshot – Business licensing in Western Australia
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22-Oct-18 Fact sheet: Summary of recommendations and information requests
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22-Oct-18 Frontier Economics – Case studies on best practice licensing frameworks
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22-Oct-18 Inquiry finds barriers to better business licensing in Western Australia
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22-Oct-18 NewGen Power Kwinana
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22-Oct-18 Perth Energy
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22-Oct-18 Synergy
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22-Oct-18 Western Power
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17-Oct-18 Public interest disclosure lodgement form
Microsoft Word 97 kB

11-Oct-18 Issues Paper
Adobe PDF 1 MB

11-Oct-18 WP AA4 - Final Decision Consultant report from Geoff Brown and Assoc - Review of Mr Stephen Davidsons submissions on AA4 Draft Decision
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11-Oct-18 WP AA4 - Final Decision Consultant report from Geoff Brown and Assoc - Transmission service standard benchmarks regulatory framework
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27-Sep-18 NSCGP - AGR pipeline Application form
Adobe PDF 847 kB

27-Sep-18 NSCGP - AGR pipeline Approval of exemption
Adobe PDF 230 kB

27-Sep-18 NSCGP - AGR pipeline Map
Adobe PDF 401 kB

20-Sep-18 Western Power Access Arrangement (Period 2017-2022) Final Decision
Adobe PDF 8 MB

Description: WPAA4 Final Decision
20-Sep-18 WP AA4 Final Decision Appendix 4 - Revenue Model Target Revenue Calculation
Adobe PDF 813 kB

20-Sep-18 WP AA4 Final Decision Appendix 5 - Return on Regulated Capital Base
Adobe PDF 2 MB

20-Sep-18 WPAA4 Consultant report - Dr Martin Lally of Capital Financial Consultants Ltd
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20-Sep-18 WPAA4 Consultant report - Pink Lake Analytics
Adobe PDF 1 MB

20-Sep-18 WPAA4 Final Decision Appendix 6 - GHD consultant report
Adobe PDF 2 MB

20-Sep-18 WPAA4 Final Decision Appendix 7 - Geoff Brown and Assoc consultant report
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18-Sep-18 01.01 Information Compliance Requirements
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 01.02 Document index and Confidentiality claims
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 01.03 Cost Allocation Method 2017
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 01.04 AA5 Technical Fact Sheet
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 01.05 AA5 Infographic
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 01.06 Document Map
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 04.01 Engage - Stakeholder Insights Report 2017
Adobe PDF 2 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 04.02 Re-engage - Stakeholder Insights Report 2018
Adobe PDF 6 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 04.03 Voice of Customer - Insights Report Summary
Adobe PDF 674 kB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 04.04 Stakeholder Feedback on ATCOs 2020-24 Draft Plan
Adobe PDF 868 kB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 05.01 Benchmarking Partial Productivity Performance
Adobe PDF 2 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 06.01 Investment Governance - An Overview
Adobe PDF 2 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 09.01 AA5 Demand Forecast Report - Core Energy Group
Adobe PDF 2 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 11.02 Unaccounted for Gas Forecast and Pricing Strategy
Adobe PDF 690 kB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.01 Asset Management Plan
Adobe PDF 2 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.02 Asset Lifecycle Strategy - Corrosion Protection Systems
Adobe PDF 794 kB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.03 Asset Lifecycle Strategy Pressure Regulating Facilities
Adobe PDF 1 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.04 Asset Lifecycle Strategy Pipelines Mains and Services
Adobe PDF 2 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.05 Asset Lifecycle Strategy Metering Facilities
Adobe PDF 2 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.06 Asset Lifecycle Strategy - Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
Adobe PDF 1 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.07 Asset Lifecycle Strategy - Fleet
Adobe PDF 1 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.08 Asset Lifecycle Strategy Property Plant and Equipment
Adobe PDF 1 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.09 Wage Price Index Forecast
Adobe PDF 505 kB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.10 PVC Mains Replacement Strategic Analysis and MRP Tool Overview
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.11 Safety Case
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 12.12 ATCO Strategic Delivery and Resource Plan
Adobe PDF 1 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 15.01 The Utilisation estimate of gamma
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 17.01 Network Innovation Scheme for ATCO
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 17.02 Network Innovation Scheme explanatory memo
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 18.01 Revenue & Pricing Model
Microsoft Excel 3 MB

Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 19.01 AA5 Reference Tariffs - Tariff Setting Method
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 23.01 Development Rebate Scheme Explanatory Memorandum
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 Access Arrangement Information
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 Access Arrangement Revision Proposal - 31 August 2018 Clean
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 Access Arrangement Revision Proposal - 31 August 2018 Track changes
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 Annexure F -Template Service Agreement - 31 August 2018 Clean
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
18-Sep-18 Annexure F -Template Service Agreement - 31 August 2018 Tracked changes
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Description: Access Arrangement for ATCO Gas Australia's Mid West and South-West Gas Distribution System (Period starting 1 January 2020 and finishing 31 December 2024)
17-Sep-18 Response to further Independent Panel questions for ERA 11 September 2018
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17-Sep-18 Response to further Independent Panel questions for ERA 4 September 2018
Adobe PDF 343 kB

07-Sep-18 National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA WA)
Adobe PDF 861 kB

06-Sep-18 Non-scheme Pipeline Arbitration Guide
Adobe PDF 1 MB

05-Sep-18 Issues paper – Australian Energy Market Operator – Allowable Revenue and Forecast Capital Expenditure for 2016/17 to 2018/19 – Forecast Capital Expenditure Adjustment
Adobe PDF 408 kB

Description: Issues paper – Australian Energy Market Operator – Allowable Revenue and Forecast Capital Expenditure for 2016/17 to 2018/19 – Forecast Capital Expenditure Adjustment
03-Sep-18 ERA Stakeholder Forum on Draft Gas Guidelines - 3 September 2018
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31-Aug-18 ERA Secretariat response to Independent Panel questions following teleconference of 20 August 2018
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31-Aug-18 Reference Tariff Variation - 1 October 2018
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30-Aug-18 2016-2019 AEMO Forecast Capital Expenditure Adjustment Proposal
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30-Aug-18 2016-2019 AEMO Forecast Capital Expenditure Adjustment Proposal - letter
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27-Aug-18 Gas Marketing Code Consultative Committee - Expression of Interest for Membership
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27-Aug-18 Progress update status report as of Monday 27 August 2018
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27-Aug-18 Secretariat presentation to stakeholder working group – meeting of 28 June 2018
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23-Aug-18 ERA and Independent gas RoR Panel - 17 August 2018 Meeting Agenda
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23-Aug-18 ERA and Independent gas RoR Panel - 17 August 2018 Meeting Minutes
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08-Aug-18 7.12 Status Report - 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018
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01-Aug-18 Challenges for Economic Regulators presented by Nicky Cusworth at WA Economics Forum 2018, 31 July
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Description: Challenges for Economic Regulators presented by Nicky Cusworth at WA Economics Forum 2018, 31 July
31-Jul-18 Market and GSI Rules - Compliance Report for the period 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018
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Description: Market and GSI Rules - Compliance Report for the period 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018
26-Jul-18 ERA investigation into Synergy's pricing behaviour - Extension of time
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Description: Notice - ERA investigation into Synergy's pricing behaviour - Extension of time
03-Jul-18 2018 Electricity Compliance Reporting Manual (clean) - commences 1 July 2018
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03-Jul-18 2018 Electricity Compliance Reporting Manual (marked-up) - commences 1 July 2018
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02-Jul-18 AEMO Ancillary Services Requirements decision 2018-19
Adobe PDF 436 kB

29-Jun-18 2018 Consumer Price Index Adjustments - Electricity Networks Access Code 2004
Adobe PDF 166 kB

Description: Notice - 2018 Consumer Price Index Adjustments - Electricity Networks Access Code 2004
29-Jun-18 Draft Explanatory Statement for the Rate of Return Guidelines - 2018 review
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29-Jun-18 Draft Rate of Return Guidelines - 2018 review
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27-Jun-18 NSCGP - Approval Letter - Ashburton Onslow Gas Pipeline
Adobe PDF 227 kB

27-Jun-18 NSCGP - Approval Letter - Beharra Springs Sales Gas Pipeline
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27-Jun-18 NSCGP - Approval Letter - Cape Preston Lateral
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27-Jun-18 NSCGP - Approval Letter - Fortescue River Gas Pipeline
Adobe PDF 226 kB

27-Jun-18 NSCGP - Approval Letter - Mid West Pipeline and Mt Magnet Lateral
Adobe PDF 228 kB

27-Jun-18 NSCGP - Approval Letter - Red Gully Export Gas Pipeline
Adobe PDF 225 kB

27-Jun-18 NSCGP - Approval Letter - Woodada Lateral
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27-Jun-18 NSCGP - Approval Letter - Xyris Pipeline
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