The purpose of the Gas Governance (Critical Contingency Management) Regulations 2008 (CCM Regulations) is to achieve the effective management of critical gas outages and other security of supply contingencies without compromising long-term security of supply.
The CCM Regulations underwent extensive review and were amended after the October 2011 Maui pipeline outage. Since then, the industry has experienced further events and exercises which have identified aspects of the CCM Regulations that could be further improved. Other external elements have also led to the need to review the CCM Regulations, including potential amendments to the penalty provisions in the Gas Act 1992 and the anticipated implementation of the Gas Transmission Access Code.
Gas Industry Company released its consultation paper Statement of Proposal for amending the Critical Contingency Management Regulations in May 2020. In July 2020, at the end of our consultation period, we received eleven submissions.
A statement of proposal is the first step in amending the CCM Regulations. Gas Industry Company is currently preparing a summary of submissions which will determine whether we have enough information to proceed to the next step of preparing a recommendation to the Minister.