Applications for calculated baselines must be supported by:
Detailed evidence that the proposed calculated baseline is accurate and relevant
Evidence that the facility meets the criteria to apply for a calculated baseline
An independent audit
The Clean Energy Regulator is closely scrutinising the basis of preparation for calculated baselines. The Regulator can refuse applications for calculated baselines at their discretion - so be prepared and have your evidence ready.
If you have exceeded your reported baseline in 2016-2017, and do not have a calculated baseline, your greenhouse gas may need to be offset using Australian Carbon Credit Units – a potentially expensive option!
Key Dates for Calculated Baseline Applications
|Year with the highest production estimate for the facility
||Deadline to apply for a calculated baseline
||30 July 2017
||60 days after application
||31 October 2017
Further informationFor more information on calculated baselines and whether they apply to you refer to our article: Safeguard Mechanism: Your guide to compliance
For help preparing your application for a calculated baseline, or to request an audit of your calculated baseline, contact us on 03 9865 1400.
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