The AER is required to make an access arrangement final decision to approve or not approve the access arrangement proposal for the Envestra (Victoria) Victorian gas distribution system within six months of receipt of the access arrangement proposal. This period can be extended by the AER but must be completed within an absolute overall time limit of 13 months.
The AER is required to follow a prescribed decision making process under the National Gas Rules (NGR) when reviewing Envestra (Victoria)'s access arrangement.
Indicative dates for key milestones in the decision making process
||2 May 2012
|Submissions on proposal due
||29 June 2012
|Release of draft decision
||10-14 September 2012
|Revised proposal to be submitted
||9 November 2012
|Submissions on revised proposal due
|Release of final decision
Please note this timeline is subject to change.