Granting exemptions

NOPSEMA may grant certain exemptions from the requirements of the Schedule 3 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) and some of the regulations.

Generally, NOPSEMA must not grant an exemption unless it is satisfied, on reasonable grounds, that it is impracticable for the relevant person to comply with the provision for which the exemption is being sought. NOPSEMA may also grant exemptions to a class of persons in accordance with subsection 46(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901

For details of the areas in which NOPSEMA, as the Safety Authority, may grant exemptions, read Exemptions policy (PDF 184KB)