Stage 2

Stage 2: Consultation on a proposed Rule

2.1 Commencement of public consultation on a proposed Rule (section 303 of the NGL)

If the AEMC considers that it should take action under the Rule making process, it will publish:

The notice will include:

Other matters may be included in a notice such as:

2.2 Early consultation with related regulatory bodies

In addition to the public consultation process set out above, the AEMC has agreed to consult at an early stage in the Rule making process with the AER and ACCC on particular issues set out in the proposed Rule relating to those bodies' functions. These arrangements are set out in the Memorandum of Understanding between the AEMC and these bodies.

2.3 What does "publish" mean in relation to a request for a Rule? (section 290 of the NGL)

The NGL specifies different requirements on the AEMC for publishing certain documents during the Rule making process.

Generally,

2.4 Right to make written submissions (section 306 of the NGL)

Any person may make a written submission to the AEMC on the proposed Rule before the closing date for submissions.

2.5 Public Hearing before the draft Rule determination (section 307 of the NGL)

The AEMC may (but is not required to) hold a public hearing on the proposed Rule before it makes a draft Rule determination.