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13 May, 2016
As part of NOPSEMA's commitment to continuous improvement in the use of digital technology and to reduce regulatory burden on industry, NOPSEMA has developed a new online submission portal for environment plans and financial assurance documents.
13 May, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new brochure on the offshore petroleum environmental regulatory process in Commonwealth waters.
4 May, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new guideline describing how it considers consultation requirements when assessing an environment plan.
3 May, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new guidance note on emergency planning, the last of a planned suite.
3 May, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new guidance note providing a cross reference of safety case content requirements with the specific guidance notes which address them.
12 April, 2016
On 2 May, NOPSEMA is co-hosting a half day workshop for industry and regulators on the oil spill preparedness topic of ‘How Much is Enough?’.
11 April, 2016
NOPSEMA has made a submission to the Inquiry into oil and gas production in the Great Australian Bight.
7 April, 2016
NOPSEMA has written a guideline to provide additional clarification for health and safety representatives (HSRs) on how to complete a Provisional OHS Improvement Notice (PIN).
4 April, 2016
NOPSEMA has published new guidance intended to assist the Australian offshore petroleum industry establish when a vessel is subject to Schedule 3 of the OPGGS Act, and associated regulations.
23 March, 2016
NOPSEMA has published an environment alert in relation to the proper application of the management of change (MoC) control measure. NOPSEMA is concerned inadequate or poorly applied MoC procedures may fail to continually identify and reduce environmental impacts and risks to levels that are as low as reasonably practical (ALARP).
16 March, 2016
On 15 March, BP resubmitted their environment plan for proposed exploration drilling in the Great Australia Bight. NOPSEMA will now resume its assessment against the requirements of the Environment Regulations.
15 March, 2016
From 2-6 May, NOPSEMA will be participating in Australia’s premier event for those working in and around oil spill prevention, preparedness and response. Spillcon 2016 will be held in Perth WA and boasts an exceptional line-up of international and Australian speakers. NOPSEMA will deliver two presentations and specialists will be available for discussion on all related matters at NOPSEMA’s exhibition booth.
3 March, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new guideline for operators outlining NOPSEMA's expectations relating to the inspection, maintenance and testing of TEMPSC on all facility types. The guideline describes the types of evidence NOPSEMA inspectors look for when verifying operators are maintaining TEMPSC in a fit for purpose condition at all times.
25 February, 2016
On the 23 February 2015 NOPSEMA hosted a workshop with members and guests of the IMCA seeking early feedback on the outline of draft guidance note relating to vessel facilities subject to external hydrocarbon hazards. NOPSEMA is currently drafting the guidance note which will be made available for wider industry comment in the coming months.
12 January, 2016
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has today concluded its staged release of documents relating to Bight Petroleum’s proposed seismic survey to be undertaken in the Great Australian Bight, off the coast of South Australia.