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Chapter 14: Information on changes to the national registry

This chapter contains information required for reporting changes to New Zealand’s national registry. The changes made to New Zealand’s national registry since the 2009 submission are included in Table 14.1.

Contact information for New Zealand’s national registry administrator is provided in Table 14.2.

New Zealand’s response to the most recent recommendation made by the expert review team is included in Table 14.3.

A list of reference documents included in the submitted zip file ‘Recertification’ is provided in Table 14.4.

Table 14.1 Changes made to New Zealand’s national registry
Section subheading New Zealand’s response
15/CMP.1 Annex II.E, paragraph 32.(a): Change in the name or contact for the national registry Changes made to Main Contact, Alternative Contact and Release Manager.

The National Focal Point advised the ITL administrator of these changes as recorded in the table below.
15/CMP.1 Annex II.E, paragraph 32.(b): Change in cooperation arrangement No change of cooperation arrangement occurred during the reported period.
1/CMP.1 Annex II.E, paragraph 32.(c): Change to the database or the capacity of the national registry No change to the database or to the capacity of the national registry occurred during the reported period.
15/CMP.1 Annex II.E, paragraph 32.(d): Change in the conformance to technical standards During 2009, New Zealand performed an important release which introduced its domestic unit, the New Zealand Unit, under the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme. This release required the recertification of New Zealand’s national registry with the data exchange standards. This meant that, after consultation with the UN ITL, PQA on behalf of the New Zealand national registry performed the Annex H Part 4 tests. These tests were performed between 26 April and 9 May 2009 and the test results were submitted to ITL Service desk, together with the SOAP/XML files and the back up of the database at the conclusion of the tests on 9 May 2009 (refer to the ITL Service Desk call number OSD000002930293). Upon passing Annex H Part 4 tests, the New Zealand national registry released the changes to the production and DR environments.

The change was a system code release only.

The only changes made were to the test plan and test report areas. There were no changes made to the other areas under the Readiness Documentation.

There were no changes made to the Database and Application Backup (no changes to the content of the back-up procedures, no changes to the back-up retention periods, no changes to the frequency of the database back ups), no changes made to the Disaster Recovery Plan, no changes made to the Security Plan, no changes made to the Application Logging Documentation, no changes made to the Time Validation Plan, no changes made to the Version Change Management and no changes made to the Operational Plan.
15/CMP.1 Annex II.E, paragraph 32.(e): Change in the discrepancy procedures No change of discrepancies procedures occurred during the reported period.
15/CMP.1 Annex II.E, paragraph 32.(f): Change in security No change of security measures occurred during the reporting period.
15/CMP.1 Annex II.E, paragraph 32.(g): Change in the list of publicly available information No change to the list of publicly available information occurred during the reporting period.
15/CMP.1 Annex II.E, paragraph 32.(h): Change to the internet address No change of the registry internet address occurred during the reporting period.

The internet address is www.eur.govt.nz.
15/CMP.1 Annex II.E, paragraph 32.(i): Change to the data integrity measures No change of data integrity measures occurred during the reporting period.
15/CMP.1 Annex II.E, paragraph 32.(j): Change of the test results During 2009, the New Zealand national registry introduced its domestic unit, the New Zealand unit. This was achieved by a release of system code.

For this change, the New Zealand national registry updated the business acceptance test plan, the test scripts (by creating additional tests for the new domestic unit) and business acceptance test completion report. These documents (including a sample test script and the test log) are attached (items 1 to 5 in Table 14.4).

The vendor also performed their testing (test documentation attached) (items 5 to 11 in Table 14.4).

As part of the test process, before release to production, the New Zealand national registry, together with the vendor, performed the developer tests required under Annex H part 4 during the developer test cycle. These have been documented (including the summary of the developer testing) and are attached. The test results were submitted to ITL Service desk in form of SOAP/XML files and a back up of the database at the conclusion of the tests (item 12 in Table 14.4 below).
Table 14.2 Information for the administrator of New Zealand’s national registry
Organisation designated as the administrator of New Zealand’s national registry Name: Ministry of Economic Development

Postal address: PO Box 1473, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Phone number: +64 4 474 2843

Fax number: +64 4 978 3661

Web site address: www.med.govt.nz
Contact person Name: Anita Dahya

Position: Acting Manager, New Zealand Emission Unit Register, Ministry of Economic Development

Postal address: PO Box 1473, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Phone number: +64 4 474 2843

Fax number: +64 4 978 3661

Email address: anita.dahya@med.govt.nz
Alternative contact person Name: Anca Slusanschi

Position: Project Manager, Emissions Trading Scheme, Ministry of Economic Development

Postal address: PO Box 1473, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Phone number: +64 4 474 2665

Fax number: +64 4 978 3661

Email address: anca.slusanschi@med.govt.nz
Release manager Name: Anca Slusanschi

Position: Project Manager, Emissions Trading Scheme, Ministry of Economic Development

Postal address: PO Box 1473, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Phone number: +64 4 474 2665

Fax number: +64 4 978 3661

Email address: anca.slusanschi@med.govt.nz
Table 14.3 Previous recommendations for New Zealand from the expert review team (UNFCCC, in preparation 2010)
Previous annual review recommendations New Zealand addressed the recommendation as follows
The expert review team recommended that New Zealand should improve its reporting on changes made to the test procedures or test results, in accordance with paragraph 32(j) of the annex to decision 15/CMP.1, and report on those changes in its next annual submission. For the 2008 reporting year, there were no changes made to the test procedures or test results as there were no system changes during the reporting period.

For the 2009 calendar year, there were changes made to the test procedures and the test results due to the introduction of New Zealand’s domestic unit of trade as mentioned in the table above 15/CMP.1 Annex II.E, paragraph 32.(j): Change of the test results and as covered in the attached documentation forwarded with this report.
Table 14.4 Reference documents list – all zipped under ‘Recertification.zip’
ID Document name Document description
1 NZEUR Business Acceptance Test Plan - SOW2 Phase 2.doc NZEUR test plan for testing the new domestic unit NZU functionality.
2 NZEUR Business Acceptance Test Completion Report - SOW2 Phase 2.doc NZEUR Business Acceptance test report at the end of testing the new domestic unit NZU functionality.
3 NZEUR General Information.doc NZEUR testing general guidance.
4 TS-00210.doc NZEUR test script sample.
5 SOW2 MED 6 May.xls NZEUR test results log.
6 Developer Testing Cycle.doc PQA Developer testing cycle documentation.
7 Developer Testing Cycle with Modifications and Test Results.doc PQA developer testing cycle documentation which captures the test cycle modification and results.
8 Developer Testing Summary.xls PQA developer testing summary sheet/log.
9 UN - re-certification email - no formal notice.txt UN recertification email.
10 Re-certification.htm UN recertification email.
11 Re OSD000002930293 FW Re certification of NZEUR.htm UN recertification email
12 PQA Recertification which contains:
  • AnnexHGovtAccountsNZ.csv
  • EATS_NZ PostRecertification.zip
  • NZ Recertification - SoapMessageStore.zip
Files submitted to UN during the recertification process – developer results of testing Annex H Part 4.