Public comment closing soon

News announcement - Published 18 March, 2019

NOPSEMA encourages all interested persons to make submissions on Equinor’s proposed environment plan for drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight, before the public comment period closes on 20 March at 11:59 PM AEDT (8:59 PM WST).

Comments can be submitted directly to NOPSEMA via a dedicated submission portal on NOPSEMA’s website. The draft environment plan is available on Equinor’s website at

All comments submitted during the 30 day public comment period will be provided to Equinor, who will prepare a report detailing how they have considered comments received and identify amendments made to the environment plan as a result of comments.

The public comment report and the amended environment plan will be published by Equinor on formal submission of the plan to NOPSEMA for assessment.

NOPSEMA’s official regulatory role does not commence until Equinor formally submits the environment plan for assessment. The timing of a formal submission is a matter for Equinor, and is not set by NOPSEMA.

For more information or to submit a public comment visit

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