The Australian Energy Market Commission today made a final rule to remove the requirement in the National Gas Rules for an emergency information web page on the Natural Gas Services Bulletin Board.

The emergency information page was initially set up to provide a way of exchanging information in the event of a multi-jurisdiction emergency incident, however it has not been used during a real incident and has been superseded by other forms of emergency communication.

The final rule is expected to result in clearer emergency information and management roles by removing an unnecessary and potentially unreliable information source, while also reducing administrative costs.

Consumers are expected to benefit from clearer emergency management arrangements through more effective responses to emergency incidents.

The final rule was made following six weeks of consultation and is the same as the rule proposed by the Australian Energy Market Operator, except for minor drafting amendments.

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