Responsibilities for: Essential Energy ( NSW )


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Summary

Under the Regulations, the Essential Energy ( NSW ) is required to provide the following categories of information


Metadata and contextual information

Metadata and contextual information must be provided at the same time as water information in the table below.
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Surface water resource information
Water Information SubcategoryNew/Ongoing Information
Item
Description
1aLevel of a watercourse (other than a water storage), expressed in metresDailyAny formatNo
1bDischarge of a watercourse (other than a water storage), expressed in cumecsDailyAny formatNo
Groundwater resource information
Water Information SubcategoryNew/Ongoing Information
Item
Description
2aGround water level, expressed in metresMonthlyAny formatNo
2bGround water pressure, expressed in kilopascalsMonthlyAny formatNo
Water storage information
Water Information SubcategoryNew/Ongoing Information
Item
Description
3aLevel of water in a major storage, expressed in metresDailyAny formatYes
3bVolume of water in a major storage, expressed in megalitresDailyAny formatYes
3cVolume of water released from a major storage, expressed in megalitresDailyAny formatNo
3dTotal volume of water delivered to a major storage, expressed in megalitresDailyAny formatYes
3daVolume of water delivered to a major storage from each water source, expressed in megalitresDailyAny formatTBC
3eVolume of water in a minor storage, expressed in megalitresDailyAny formatYes
3fA list of major storages owned, operated or regulated by the person required to give the informationAnnuallyAny formatTBC
Meteorological information
Water Information SubcategoryNew/Ongoing Information
Item
Description
4aAccumulated precipitation depth, including the water-equivalent precipitation depth, expressed in millimetresDailyAny formatNo
4bWind speed (expressed in metres per second), wind direction, and wind run (expressed in kilometres over a specified period)DailyAny formatNo
4cEvaporation, expressed in millimetres per dayDailyAny formatNo
4dGlobal solar exposure, reflected global solar exposure, downward longwave exposure, upward longwave exposure, and net exposure, each expressed in joules per square metreDailyAny formatNo
4eGlobal solar irradiance, reflected global solar irradiance, downward longwave irradiance, upward longwave irradiance, and net irradiance, each expressed in watts per square metreDailyAny formatNo
4fDry-bulb air temperature, expressed in degrees CelsiusDailyAny formatNo
4gWet-bulb air temperature, expressed in degrees CelsiusDailyAny formatNo
4hRelative humidity, expressed as a percentageDailyAny formatNo
4iVapour pressure deficit, expressed in millibarsDailyAny formatNo
4jDewpoint temperature, expressed in degrees CelsiusDailyAny formatTBC
Information about urban water management
Water Information SubcategoryNew/Ongoing Information
Item
Description
7aUrban water supply information, provided as volumes and expressed in megalitres, of a kind specified for the purposes of this item in the document titled Urban Water Management Information Requirements (see regulation 1.06)AnnuallyAny formatYes
7bUrban wastewater information, provided as volumes and expressed in megalitres, of a kind specified for the purposes of this item in the document titled Urban Water Management Information Requirements (see regulation 1.06)AnnuallyAny formatYes
7cUrban recycled water information, provided as volumes and expressed in megalitres, of a kind specified for the purposes of this item in the document titled Urban Water Management Information Requirements (see regulation 1.06)AnnuallyAny formatYes
7dUrban stormwater information, provided as volumes and expressed in megalitres, of a kind specified for the purposes of this item in the document titled Urban Water Management Information Requirements 1.06)AnnuallyAny formatYes
Information about water restrictions
Water Information SubcategoryNew/Ongoing Information
Item
Description
8aWater use restriction announcementsAt the same time that an announcement is madeText entries via Water Restrictions portalYes
Water quality information
Water Information SubcategoryNew/Ongoing Information
Item
Description
9aElectrical conductivity of surface water above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in microsiemens per centimetre at 25°CDailyAny formatYes
9bElectrical conductivity of ground water, expressed in microsiemens per centimetre at 25°CAnnuallyAny formatNo
9cTotal suspended solids concentration of surface water collected above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in milligrams per litreAnnuallyAny formatNo
9dTurbidity of surface water above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in nephelometric turbidity unitsAnnuallyAny formatYes
9eTotal phosphorus concentration of a surface water sample collected above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in milligrams per litreAnnuallyAny formatYes
9fTotal nitrogen concentration of a surface water sample collected above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in milligrams per litreAnnuallyAny formatYes
9gpH of surface water collected above the tidal limit of a watercourseAnnuallyAny formatYes
9gapH of ground waterAnnuallyAny formatTBC
9hTemperature of surface water collected above the tidal limit of a watercourse, expressed in degrees CelsiusAnnuallyAny formatNo

 

Disclaimer
The Regulations Online tool is provided to assist users to understand the Water Regulations 2008 as they relate to the giving of water information. The material is presented in plain English for information only and does not cover all aspects of the Regulations in full. In order to fully understand any requirements that the Regulations may place on them, persons need to read the actual Regulations. The Regulations Online tool may at times not reflect the most recent list of named persons in the Regulations. Check the definitive list of persons named in the Water Regulations.

Explanation of column headings in the detailed reports

New/ongoing information
Specified information that is entered on a person's database after the end of the Grace Period must be given to the Bureau.

How often
The Regulations specify a time frame (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly) within which each subcategory of water information must be given to the Bureau.

Format
The required format of the water information is specified in an Administrative Instrument. The Administrative Instrument lists approved forms in the Bureau's order of preference. You may give your water information in any of the applicable formats listed. However, where more than one format is included, we prefer the format listed first.
If this column shows ‘Any format’, as a minimum, water information must be given to the Bureau in an electronic format.

Will supply data
A 'Yes' or 'No' in this column of the detailed report indicates whether or not an organisation has the relevant subcategory of water information in its possession, custody or control. 'TBC' in this column indicates 'to be confirmed'.

Additional Information

Possession, custody or control
For practical reasons, possession, custody or control is interpreted by the Bureau as being from the time water information enters a person's database (not from the time it enters field based equipment such as data loggers). For more information see the FAQ pages

Contractual agreements
Information collected solely as part of a contractual agreement with a person not named in the Regulations, does not have to be given.

Historical information
Historical water information must be given to the Bureau within fourteen days after the end of the grace period. This includes all the information held in databases during a person's grace period. There is no requirement on Category H persons to give historical water information. There is no requirement for persons to give historical information for Category 5 or 7.

Updated or changed information
For whatever reason, if specified information in a person's database has been updated since it was last given to the Bureau, this information should be given again.

Categories of persons
Each organisation named in the Regulations is listed in at least one category of person. In many cases, organisations are listed in more than one category and must meet the requirements of each of those categories. Where an organisation is required under two or more categories to give a particular item of information in different timeframes, then by giving the particular information at the higher transfer frequency, the person is not required to also give the information under the lower transfer frequency.

The exception to this rule is with water information for flood forecasting purposes as required from Category H organisations. Organisations in this category may be required to give water information subcategories 11a, 11b or 11c under both category H (hourly) and another category (daily). In this case, the flood forecasting and warning information may be only a limited subset of the information in subcategories 1a, 1b or 4a that the person is required to give. The balance of this information must be given at the daily frequency.

Enquiries

General regulations enquiries can be e-mailed to regulations@bom.gov.au or alternatively persons may direct enquiries to the Bureau's contact officer:

Regulations and Policy Unit
Bureau of Meteorology
Tel: (08) 8366 2668
Email: regulations@bom.gov.au
Post: GPO Box 2334 Canberra ACT 2601

 

Delivering the Information

You can deliver your water information to the Bureau by the following means:

  • File transfer protocol (ftp) or web services. File transfer protocol is the preferred method for all water information delivery. It is the required method for the delivery of new information except for:
    • information about water allocation announcements (subcategory 6d) and water use information (Category 5) may be emailed to waterdata@bom.gov.au or sent via ftp
    • information about urban water management (Category 7) must be given by way of the internet using a database application
    • water restrictions information (subcategory 8a) must be given to the Bureau using the Water Restrictions Tool located at: www.bom.gov.au/water/restrictions
  • CD, DVD or external hard drive may be used to transfer historical information.

 

Timeframes within which water information must be given
Term Definition
DailyWater information entered into the person's database on a particular day must be given to the Bureau by midday on the next day.
MonthlyWater information entered into the person's database during a particular month must be given to the Bureau by midday on the second day of the following month.
AnnuallyWater information entered into the person's database during a particular financial year must be given to the Bureau by midday on 20 July of the following financial year, except:
- Category 5 and 7 data, which must be given by the end of 31 October
- subcategories 2d and 2e data, which must be given by the end of 30 September
- annual water information for categories other than Category 7 from Category F and Category L persons, which must be given by the end of 31 August.

 


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