This notice of a recommendation and assessment for an amendment to gas governance regulations is issued by Gas Industry Company Limited (“Gas Industry Co”) approved as the industry body by Order in Council under section 43ZL of the Gas Act 1992 (“Act”).
Section 43O of the Act provides that, no later than 10 working days after making a recommendation for a gas governance regulation to the Minister of Energy and Resources, Gas Industry Co must publicise the recommendation and the assessment completed under section 43N of the Act.
On 21 July 2021, Gas Industry Co made a recommendation to the Minister of Energy and Resources, under sections 43F(2)(e) and 43TA of the Act, for approval of an amendment to the Gas Governance (Critical Contingency Management) Regulations 2008.
The purpose of the amendment is to provide the High Court with the power to impose a civil pecuniary penalty of up to $200,000 on consumers (other than domestic consumers) for specific breaches of the Gas Governance (Critical Contingency Management) Regulations 2008.
A copy of Gas Industry Co’s recommendation, including the assessment, is available on Gas Industry Co’s website www.gasindustry.co.nz.
Dated at Wellington this 27th day of July 2021.
For and on behalf of Gas Industry Co:
Rt Hon JAMES BOLGER, onz, Chair.