Safeguard Mechanism – consultation on the landfill capture efficiency rate

Please find below a link to the exposure draft for amendments to the Safeguard Rule to set the prescribed gas capture efficiency rate into the Rule. This is the value that can be used to set new Landfill Baselines under the Safeguard Mechanism for landfills that reach the coverage threshold of 100,000 tonnes of non-legacy scope 1 emissions, as per sections 52 to 55 of the Safeguard Rule.

Accompanying the exposure draft Amendment Rule is an Explanatory Document and a consultation draft Explanatory statement.

The closing date for submissions is cob 15th September 2021.

Following this consultation process, the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction will consider setting the prescribed gas capture efficiency rate in the Safeguard Rule.

If you have any feedback regarding the consultation paper please let us know by by 5 September here.

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