No. S 328
Carbon Pricing Act 2018
(ACT 23 OF 2018)
Carbon Pricing
(Measurement, Reporting and Verification)
(Amendment) Regulations 2020
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 76 of the Carbon Pricing Act 2018, the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations are the Carbon Pricing (Measurement, Reporting and Verification) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and come into operation on 1 May 2020.
Amendment of regulation 2
2.  Regulation 2 of the Carbon Pricing (Measurement, Reporting and Verification) Regulations 2018 (G.N. No. S 857/2018) (called in these Regulations the principal Regulations) is amended —
(a)by deleting the definition of “Agency’s website”; and
(b)by inserting, immediately after the definition of “conversion factor”, the following definition:
“ “EDMA system” has the meaning given by regulation 2 of the Carbon Pricing (Registration and General Matters) Regulations 2018 (G.N. No. S 858/2018);”.
Amendment of regulation 20
3.  Regulation 20 of the principal Regulations is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph (2), the following paragraphs:
(2A)  Despite paragraph (2), the lead verifier need not conduct any site visit and may instead adopt an alternative method, if the Agency so approves.
(2B)  The Agency must not give an approval under paragraph (2A) unless the Agency is satisfied that —
(a)there is an unforeseen event preventing the lead verifier from attending at the site for any health or safety reason; and
(b)the alternative method allows the lead verifier to support the assessment mentioned in paragraph (1) by enabling the lead verifier to effectively do all of the following:
(i)review supporting documents and evidence;
(ii)interview relevant personnel of the taxable facility;
(iii)review the inspection of meters and data collection systems at the taxable facility.”.
Miscellaneous amendment
4.  The principal Regulations are amended by deleting the words “Agency’s website” in the following provisions and substituting in each case the words “EDMA system”:
Regulations 3(a), 5(1)(a) and 24(1)(a) and (2)(a).
Made on 16 April 2020.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of the Environment and
Water Resources,
[MEWR S037/37/128 VOL 006; AG/LEGIS/SL/31B/2015/3 Vol. 1]