Rule Change: Completed
On 21 October 2021, the AEMC published the self-initiated Minor changes 3 2021 rule change proposal.
The rule change proposal was being initiated by the AEMC to correct minor errors and make non-material changes to the National Electricity Rules (NER) to improve their quality. As with previous AEMC initiated rules, these minor corrections and non-material changes make the rules clearer to stakeholders.
Some features of the final rule include:
- ensure consistency of nomenclature of provisions;
- remove duplication and ensure consistency in the use of local definitions in Chapter 2A;
- correct cross-references to terms and provisions;
- remove references to redundant defined terms;
- correct punctuation, spelling and formatting errors.
Submissions to the rule change proposal closed on 18 November 2021. The AEMC received no submissions on the rule change proposal.
The AEMC undertook an expedited process for this rule change proposal as it is considered non-controversial. Under an expedited rule making process, a final rule determination must be made within eight weeks of the initiation of the process under the uniform energy rules.
The AEMC did not receive any objections to it assessing the rule under the expedited rule making process.
The AEMC has made a final rule determination to make the Minor changes 3 2021 which will commence operation on 10 January 2022.
On 21 October 2021, the AEMC gave notice under sections 95 and 96(1)(a) of the National Electricity Law to initiate the proposed National Electricity Amendment (Minor changes 3) Rule 2021 under the expedited Rule making process.