Mineral Resources Development (Deferral of Royalty) Order 2014
This order may be cited as the Mineral Resources Development (Deferral of Royalty) Order 2014 .
This order takes effect on the day on which its making is notified in the Gazette.
In this regulation Act means the Mineral Resources Development Act 1995 ;deferral application means an application under section 102AA(1) of the Act;deferred royalty means the amount of royalty which is proposed to be deferred under a deferral application;deferred royalty agreement means an agreement under section 102AA of the Act, between the Treasurer and a person who makes a deferral application, to defer payment of the deferred royalty;relevant mining operation means the mining operation in respect of which the deferred royalty has been, or is to be, incurred.
For the purposes of section 102AA(3) of the Act, the following criteria are specified as the criteria that must be satisfied before an obligation to pay an amount of royalty in respect of a mining operation may be deferred under that section:(a) that the relevant mining operation is substantially in operation at the time the deferral application has been made in respect of that mining operation;(b) that the main purpose for deferring payment of the deferred royalty, under a deferred royalty agreement, is not to enable the relevant mining operation, or any other mining operation operated by the person making the deferral application, to be significantly expanded or upgraded;(c) that, if the Treasurer does not agree to defer the obligation to pay the deferred royalty, payment of the deferred royalty in accordance with the Act would result in (d) that all other amounts of royalties, in respect of the relevant mining operation, owed under the Act by the person making the deferral application (e) that, if the Treasurer agrees to defer the obligation to pay the deferred royalty, there will be no more than one deferred royalty agreement in force in respect of the relevant mining operation;(f) that, if there is an existing deferred royalty agreement in respect of a relevant mining operation at the time a deferral application in respect of that mining operation is made, the deferred royalty in the deferral application includes any other amount of royalty that is owed under the existing deferred royalty agreement;(g) that the deferral application has been made at least 4 days before the end of the quarter in respect of which the deferred royalty (other than any amount of royalty that is owed under an existing deferred royalty agreement) is due;(h) that, if the Treasurer agrees to defer the obligation to pay the deferred royalty, there is no reasonably foreseeable reason why the deferred royalty, or any other royalty that may fall due under the Act in respect of the relevant mining operation, will not be able to be paid as required under the Act or the deferred royalty agreement.
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Notified in the Gazette on 29 January 2014
This order is administered in the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources.