The Market Administrator is responsible for notifying participants of breach allegations, determining whether a breach allegation raises material issues, attempting to resolve breach allegations that do not raise material issues with the agreement of the parties and referring breach allegations that raise material issues to the Investigator. Gas Industry Co acts as the Market Administrator under the Compliance Regulations.
Under the Compliance Regulations, the Market Administrator may be notified of an alleged breach if:
- a participant under the Rules believes on reasonable grounds that it or another participant has breached the rules (reg 9);
- any consumer or other person (other than a participant) believes on reasonable grounds that a participant has breached the Rules and that they are affected by that alleged breach (reg 10);
- Gas Industry Co becomes aware of an alleged breach (reg 10); and
- the registry operator, allocation agent or critical contingency operator believes on reasonable grounds that any other participant has breached the Rules (reg 11).
Notices of breach allegations can be given by filling in the form available in Related Documents below and emailing it to: email@example.com
The Market Administrator is required to make determinations on materiality of breaches, and to refer all material breach allegations to an Investigator for investigation. Parties may also require the Market Administrator to refer breach allegations it determines not to have raised material issues to an Investigator where the Market Administrator has decided to take no action on that allegation or has been unable to effect a settlement.