Administering campaign emails sent to NOPSEMA

News announcement - Published 6 November, 2015

At times, NOPSEMA receives a large amount of campaign based correspondence regarding proposed petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters.

It is NOPSEMA’s preference that all correspondence relating to a claim regarding specific petroleum activities is directed to the titleholder to ensure it is addressed in an environment plan. This assists in ensuring that the titleholder takes into account all information which may be relevant to their activity.

Ensuring that a titleholder has considered and addressed the concerns of relevant persons is an important part of NOPSEMA’s environment plan assessment process under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 (the Regulations). NOPSEMA is unable to accept an environment plan unless all regulatory requirements have been met.

Therefore, recent campaign correspondence received by NOPSEMA relating to BP’s proposed drilling activities in the Great Australian Bight will be forwarded to BP for consideration in accordance with the Regulations. 

For further information on the status of environment plan submissions made to NOPSEMA see the Environment Plan Submissions & Summaries Search web page.

If correspondence forwarded to a titleholder includes personal information then NOPSEMA will not use or disclose it for any purpose other than what is stated above without consent; unless certain permitted situations exist under the Privacy Act 1988, or it is required or authorised by another Australian law.

Please refer to NOPSEMA’s privacy policy for further information.

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