File Name: offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage act 2006 .zip
Similar provisions apply in designated coastal waters where States and the Northern Territory have legislation that mirrors Commonwealth legislation. In general, references to regulatory requirements in the material below are in relation to Commonwealth legislation. Schedule 3 imposes duties on the operator of a facility and its activities where the operator must take all reasonably practicable steps to protect the health and safety of the facility workforce and of any other persons who may be affected.
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Select Legislative Instrument No. Schedule 3.
Download file as PDF. The amendments to the Act also introduce a new obligation to carry out monitoring of the impact on the environment of an escape of petroleum. This incident led to a Commission of Inquiry investigating the failings at the platform and the report from that inquiry called for, among other things, amendments to the Act and the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Environment Regulations Regulations. This Briefing considers the practical effect of the requirement for financial assurance and environmental monitoring for petroleum titleholders in Commonwealth waters.
National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
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Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions DJPR retains responsibility for titles administration, well integrity and environment within state waters located within 3 nautical miles [5. DJPR will continue to liaise with other relevant state and Commonwealth departments to ensure best practice regulatory administration is maintained for earth resources sector in Victoria. An environment plan is required for the construction and operation, including hydrotesting, of all pipelines conveying petroleum and gas in State and Commonwealth waters. A pipeline management plan is required for the construction and operation of all pipelines conveying petroleum and gas in State and Commonwealth waters. The environment plan must be submitted as early as possible, and at least days before commencement of activities, to allow sufficient time to obtain approval. The document must be submitted via email to workplan.
Oil and gas: offshore environmental legislation
Legal and non-legal developments in the carbon capture and storage CCS arena continue to gain momentum in Australia. The GGS Amendments amend the Offshore Petroleum Act Cth OPA , which has now been renamed the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act Cth Act , to establish a system of offshore titles that authorises the transportation, injection and storage of greenhouse gas GHG substances in geological formations under the seabed and manage the inevitable interaction with the offshore petroleum industry. There are numerous examples in Australia and internationally of CCS pilot projects underway with the goal of deploying CCS on a commercial scale. The Callide Oxyfuel Project in Central Queensland that began construction recently will retrofit an existing coal fired power station with a CCS facility, with plans for the oxyfuel boiler to be operational in the Callide A power plant by Stuart Barrymore is the practice leader of the corporate group at Freehills in Perth, with a particular focus in the energy and resources sector.
This is a compilation of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on
PDF version [ KB ]. It reflects the legislation as introduced and does not canvass subsequent amendments. This Digest does not have any official legal status. Other sources should be consulted to determine the subsequent official status of the Bill.
Risk management. Esso carries out offshore petroleum activities in a manner consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development and in accordance with an accepted Environment Plan. The overall aim of an Environment Plan is to demonstrate to the regulator, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority NOPSEMA , that Esso has a comprehensive understanding of how its operations interact with the environment, and to demonstrate the implementation of environmental safeguards to reduce the risks to as low as reasonably practicable. Environment plans, including associated oil pollution emergency plans, are assessed by NOPSEMA, and once approved, form the document that outlines how Esso manages it activities in Bass Strait.
It reflects the legislation as introduced and does not canvass subsequent amendments. This Digest does not have any official legal status. Other sources should be consulted to determine the subsequent official status of the Bill. Passage history Purpose Background Financial implications Main issues. The levies to which this Bills Digest refers are the well investigation levy, annual well levy and the well activity levy.
Decommissioning offshore installations is a challenging area, raising complex engineering, environmental, societal, investment and cost issues.
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