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Open for comment: draft decision making guidelines

23 September, 2020

NOPSEMA is seeking feedback on its guidance for environmental assessment decision making, with new draft guidelines released for offshore project proposals and recently-revised guidelines for environment plans.

NOPSEMA publishes examples of better practice

17 September, 2020

NOPSEMA is sharing responses from offshore facility operators specific to managing risks associated with COVID-19, including measures to reduce risks associated with fatigue and psychosocial hazards to members of the workforce, as a means of encouraging better practice across the industry.

New Chair appointed to NOPSEMA Advisory Board

27 August, 2020

NOPSEMA has joined the Minister for Resources, Keith Pitt, in congratulating Ken Fitzpatrick on his appointment as Chair of the NOPSEMA Advisory Board for a three year term from 5 September, 2020.

Innovation grants available to help better protect whales

18 August, 2020

A collaborative project involving NOPSEMA and the Australian Antarctic Division to improve the detection and identification of whales during marine seismic surveys has been shortlisted for development through the Australian Government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII).

NOPSEMA publishes Offshore Project Proposal for Crux Development Project

6 August, 2020

On 6 August 2020, NOPSEMA published the accepted Offshore Project Proposal for Shell Australia Crux Development project. NOPSEMA has also published a Statement of Reasons for the acceptance of the project. These documents are available on the NOPSEMA website on the offshore proposals page.

Revised COVID-19 Compliance Strategy

10 July, 2020

In recognition of the significant challenges created by COVID-19 and evolving circumstances, NOPSEMA has released a revised COVID-19 Compliance Strategy to support an effective regulatory and industry response throughout the pandemic.

Update on Technip prosecution

2 July, 2020

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) has successfully appealed a decision by the Magistrates Court of Western Australia in relation to Technip Australia Pty Ltd.

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