Directory of reference regulation – 1st Edition, Part 1: Natural resources, (renewable) energy, climate change

Regulatory issues are often similar from one sector to the next and from one jurisdiction to the next. Accordingly, regulators might find it helpful to study international or national model laws and regulation of other jurisdictions.

Our directory presents internationally elaborated model regulation, but also national model regulation or high quality national regulation. Quality criteria applied include:

– Completeness (coverage of many relevant aspects);

– Correct and understandable structure;

– Limited or justified complexity (exclusion of regulation which is over-complex);

– Coherent level of depth (exclusion of regulation which is imbalanced in terms of depth);

– Relevance for other jurisdictions (exclusion of very country specific regulation).

To the extent possible, we present reference regulation of different types, with different degrees of detail, complexity and depth. However, as we are not technical experts for the many sectors presented, we make no judgment on the technical appropriateness of substantial criteria and the procedures foreseen in the regulation.

The list is currently still under construction. Some regulation will be dropped in the next edition and some other will be added. We intend including more regulatory sectors and referring to even better national reference regulation. Furthermore, we will try to remedy the current over-representation of certain jurisdictions and we will replace old regulations by new regulations.

Though we skipped regulations of our domestic jurisdictions to avoid any bias, the selection is admittedly to some extent arbitrary and subject to coincidences such as accessibility on the internet and search engine logarithms. Furthermore, we limited our selection for the time being to regulation available in English. Despite these limitations, the presentation of reference regulation here might still be regarded as useful by regulators.

The reference regulation presented in this directory can well:

– serve as a drafting model;

– help to complement drafts; and even

inspire to regulate in a sector that the respective regulators had not yet identified as worthwhile being regulated.

If you wish to recommend regulation as reference regulation for this directory, if you have detected mistakes of if you have ideas on how to further develop this project, please contact us. We are welcoming any ideas, even if they imply the handing-over of this project to other natural or legal persons.

If you wish to search for other reference regulation, you might use the following websites:

http://www.lexadin.nl/wlg/legis/nofr/legis.php

http://policy.mofcom.gov.cn/english/flaw.action

For the topics presented in Part 1 (here) and Part 2 (to come shortly, dealing with environmental protection in general), we recommend this website of the Columbia University which contains a directory of national regulations on climate change and neighboring legal topics.

 

NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY

Mine health and safety

South Africa

Australia (Queensland)

Mining in general

Philippines

Algeria

Nigeria

Australia (South Australia) etc.

Canada (Ontario)

Mining sector monitoring

Canada

Minerals

Australia (Tasmania)

Canada (Prince Edward Island)

New Zealand

Australia (Queensland)

Offshore minerals

Australia (South Australia)

Minerals and petroleum resources development

South Africa

Minerals and petroleum resources royalty

South Africa

Petroleum / Oil and gas

India

Malaysia

Thailand

Australia (Northern Territory)

New Zealand

Canada

Canada (Saskatchewan)

Canada (Alberta)

Offshore petroleum

Australia

Petroleum pipelines

South Africa

Petroleum transportation safety

Malaysia

Alternative fuels / Biofuels

Philippines

Australia (New South Wales)

Coal industry

China

Australia

Atomic energy

Japan

Canada

India

Russia

Canada (Liability and Compensation)

Energy development

Thailand

New Zealand

United States of America (Oregon)

Energy saving and efficiency

INT (UNEP, Handbook for drafting laws)

South Korea

Japan

Turkey

Canada (minimum standards for products and labelling)

Australia (Queensland – labelling)

ASSOC (buildings)

Promotion of energy efficient housing by loans

ASSOC

Energy enterprises financial monitoring

Canada

Greenhouse gas and energy reporting

Australia

Electricity and gas distribution

Algeria

India

Electricity governance – security of supply

New Zealand

Philippines (power crisis)

RENEWABLE ENERGY

General

Turkey

China

Canada (Prince Edward Island)

Australia

Solar energy

United States of America (Minnesota)

EDU

ASSOC

ASSOC (see the model ordinance on the left, bottom)

Wind energy

EDU

United States of America (New York)

United States of America (Pennsylvania)

United States of America (Massachusetts)

ASSOC (Small wind turbines)

CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change response

New Zealand

New Zealand (forestry sector)

Philippines

Japan (for more, click here)

Switzerland

Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

ASSOC

Carbon capture and storage

INT

Greenhouse gas reporting

Australia

See also the sub-section “Protection of the ozone layer” in the Part 2 of our Directory (Environmental Protection).

 

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