Resources

NOPSEMA has developed a series of documents to inform and assist its stakeholders to interpret and meet the requirements of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) and the associated Environment Regulations.

Policies

Assessment

PL0050 - Assessment - Rev 13 - July 2016 (PDF 396KB)

PL1347 - Environment plan assessment - Rev 5 - April 2016 (PDF 231KB)

PL1650 - OPP Assessment Policy - Rev 0 - August 2016 (PDF 221KB)

Inspection

PL1523 - Inspection - Rev 2 - July 2016 (PDF 396KB)

PL0973 - Petroleum environmental inspections - Rev 3 - March 2015 (PDF 175KB)

Enforcement

PL0067 - Enforcement - Rev 14 - July 2016 (PDF 446KB)

 

Guidance notes

Assessment

GN1343 - Petroleum Activity - Rev 2 - April 2016 (PDF 174KB)

GN1344 - Environment Plan Content Requirements - Rev 3 - April 2016 (PDF 2.9MB)

GN1663 - OPP Content Requirements - Rev 1 - August 2016 (PDF 331KB)

GN1565 - Activities within Commonwealth Marine Reserves - Rev 0 - November 2015 (PDF 358KB)

Reporting

GN0926 - Notification and Reporting of Environmental Incidents - Rev 4 - February 2014 (PDF 148KB)

Guidelines

Assessment

GL1629 - Assessment of Environment Plans: Deciding on Consultation Requirements - Rev 0 - April 2016 (PDF 151KB)

GL0225 - Making Submissions to NOPSEMA - Rev 14 - Dec 2015 (PDF 171KB)

GL1350 - Environmental management cost recovery - Rev 1 - March 2015 (PDF 290KB)

GL1381 - Financial assurance for petroleum titles - Rev 5 - June 2016 (PDF 315KB)

GL1566 - Environment plan summaries - Rev 1 - July 2016 (PDF 196KB)

Information Papers

Assessment

IP1382 - Streamlining environmental regulation of petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters - Rev 0 - February 2014 (PDF 189KB)

IP1349 - Operational and Scientific Monitoring Programs - Rev 2 - March 2016 (PDF 1.6MB)

IP1411 - Consultation Requirements Under the OPGGS Environment Regulations 2009 - Rev 2 - December 2014 (PDF 184KB)

IP1664 - OPP Public Comment - Rev 1 - July 2016 (PDF 366KB)

IP1488 - Oil pollution risk management - Rev 0 - September 2014 (PDF 205KB)

Forms

Assessment

FM1257 - Environment plan submission cover sheet - Rev 7 - December 2015 (DOCX 159KB)

FM1519 - Financial assurance declaration - Rev 1 - July 2015 (PDF 269KB)

FM1653 - OPP submission cover sheet - Rev 1 - August 2016 (DOCX 112KB)

Reporting

FM0831 - Report of an accident, dangerous occurrence or environmental incident - Rev 8 - Jan 2015 (DOCX 127KB)

FM0928 - Monthly Environmental Incident Reports - Rev 3 - March 2014 (DOC 74KB)

FM1405 - Regulation 29 - Notification of start and end of activity - Rev 1 - May 2015 (DOCX 91KB)

FM1408 - Regulation 25A - Notification of end of operation of environment plan - Rev 1 - July 2016 (DOCX 88KB)

Brochures

Brochure: Environmental management and the offshore petroleum lifecycle (PDF 522KB)

Brochure: Requirements for effective consultation on petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters (PDF 1.6MB)

Brochure: Clarifying arrangements for Environmental regulation of petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters (PDF 1.1MB)

Brochure - Decommissioning offshore petroleum facilities in Commonwealth waters - August 2016 (PDF 677KB)

Flowcharts

Flowchart - The offshore petroleum approval and regulatory process - April 2016 (PDF 70KB)

Flowchart - Assessment process for environment plans - April 2016 (PDF 92KB)

Flowchart - Assessment process for offshore project proposals - April 2016 (PDF 126KB)

Articles 

The Regulator Issue #6 2014 (PDF 1.4MB)

Monitoring of impacts to the environment from oil pollution

Referring to information previously submitted

Request for further information

Commencement of financial assurance requirements

the Regulator - Issue #5 2014 (PDF 690KB)

Addressing stakeholder concerns on consultation

Environment plan levies for title applicants

Environment inspections post 1 October 2014

Clarifying environmental input in oil pollution response arrangements

Science in complex environmental decisions

New ‘Oil pollution risk management’ information paper

the Regulator - Issue #4 2014 (PDF 966KB)

Changes to environmental reporting requirements

the Regulator - Issue #3 2014 (PDF 703KB)

Achieving effective consultation with relevant persons

Produced Formation Water - Oil in water

the Regulator - Issue #6 2013 (PDF 1.7MB)

Sufficient information for consultation

Effective environment consultation

the Regulator - Issue #4 2013 (PDF 630KB)

Environment Culture - planning to respond

Developing appropriate environmental performance standards

the Regulator - Issue #1 2013 (PDF 1.4MB)

Building strong environmental foundations

the Regulator - Issue #5 2012 (PDF 3.6MB)

Off the shelf monitoring programs

Managing the risks of marine pests

the Regulator - Issue #4 2012 (PDF 2.9MB)

Environmental Monitoring

Reporting environmental incidents

 

Feedback: NOPSEMA’s advice documents are subject to periodic review and update. Comments and suggestions on the content of any advice documents are welcomed can be directed to: information@nopsema.gov.au

Please note: It is not the intention of advice documents to provide legal advice or regulatory assessment criteria. When NOPSEMA undertakes an assessment of an environment plan or any monitoring or enforcement activities, these will be undertaken in accordance with the OPGGS Act and Environment Regulations.