Guidelines and guidance

Petroleum guidelines and guidance

Guidance Note on Environmental Non-compliance and Incident Reporting - 309 Kb

guidance to the mineral, petroleum and geothermal resource sectors and the broader community on environmental non-compliance and incident reporting requirements.

Guideline for Groundwater Monitoring in the Onshore Petroleum and Geothermal Industry - Information sheet for landholders - August 2016 - 565 Kb

Information for landholders about groundwater monitoring associated with onshore petroleum activities.

Chemical Disclosure Guidelines - August 2013 - 598 Kb

Guidelines outlining chemical discloure requirements for products, chemicals and other substances.

Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemicals - August 2013 - 795 Kb

This document outlines the chemical environmental risk assessment process.

Consultation Guidance Note - April 2012 - 603 Kb

Guidance Note (For the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009)

Guideline for the Development of Petroleum and Geothermal Environment Plans in Western Australia - November 2016 - 1527 Kb

This Guideline aims to assist petroleum and geothermal operators to develop, and obtain approval for an Environment Plan.

Guideline for Preparing Annual Reports – August 2014 - 324 Kb

This document provides operators with guidance surrounding the content and structure of Annual Environmental Reports for petroleum and/or geothermal activities undertaken in WA State jurisdiction.

Guideline for Groundwater Monitoring in the Onshore Petroleum and Geothermal Industry - August 2016 - 716 Kb

This guideline has been developed to demonstrate the ongoing protection and management of valued water resources.

Guideline for the Development of an Onshore Oil Spill Contingency Plan - July 2016 - 758 Kb

This document provides guidance in the development of onshore Oil Spill Contingency Plans.

Minerals guidelines and guidance

Guidelines for Mining Proposals April 2016 - Transition - Frequently Asked Questions - 198 Kb

Guidelines for Mining Proposals - Transition - Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance Note on Environmental Non-compliance and Incident Reporting - 309 Kb

guidance to the mineral, petroleum and geothermal resource sectors and the broader community on environmental non-compliance and incident reporting requirements.

Guideline for Mining Proposals April 2016 - Annual Environmental Reporting Frequently Asked Questions - 187 Kb

Guideline for Mining Proposals - Annual Environmental Reporting Frequently Asked Questions

Environmental Risk Assessment for mining proposals and mine closure plans - January 2018 - 290 Kb

Guidance relating to the preparation of a comprehensive environmental risk assessment for inclusion in a Mining Proposal and/or Mine Closure Plan

Environmental Outcomes for mining proposals - January 2018 - 328 Kb

Guidance relating to the preparation of site specific environmental outcomes for inclusion in Mining Proposals being prepared in accordance with the ‘Guideline for Mining Proposals in Western Australia, April 2016’

Consideration of Aboriginal heritage matters - April 2012 - 213 Kb

Aboriginal heritage matters in assessments.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund Verification Code Registration Step by Step Guide - 2015 - 812 Kb

Step by step guide for registering your Mining Rehabilitation Fund verification code.

The Administration of mining securities for mine sites regulated by the Department of Mines and Petroleum - 2014 - 574 Kb

Current policy for mining securities in Western Australia: Unconditional Performance Bonds to the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) Frequently Asked Questions - 2017 - 410 Kb

Frequently asked questions about the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund - Fact Sheet - 2015 - 508 Kb

A factsheet for tenement holders and the general public on the who, what, when, where and how of the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) Guidance - 2017 - 685 Kb

The current guidance document for the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.

EARS 2 Frequently Asked Questions - 254 Kb

EARS 2 Frequently Asked Questions

Administration of Mine Closure Plans - March 2015 - Frequently Asked Questions - 388 Kb

Administration of Mine Closure Plan.

Acid Mine Drainage - September 2009 - 318 Kb

This document outlines strategies available to prevent or mitigate the impact of acid mine drainage.

Care and Maintenance - September 2009 - 44 Kb

This document outlines the environmental obligations of mines in regards to care and maintenance.

Fauna Egress Matting and Ramps - March 2012 - 1031 Kb

This document provides advice on how to construct fauna egress matting and ramps.

Guidelines for Preparation of an Annual Environmental Report - March 2015 - 731 Kb

Outlines the level of requirements when preparing Annual Environmental Reports.

Guidelines for Preparing Mine Closure Plans May 2015 - 1641 Kb

Outlines the level of requirements when preparing Mine Closure Plans.

Waste Rock Dumps - September 2009 - 39 Kb

This document outlines planning before and during construction to produce cost efficient and effective rehabilitation of waste rock dumps.

Guidelines for Management of Dieback Disease in Mineral Exploration - December 2006 - 370 Kb

This guide is directed to mineral explorationists to help define standards to prevent the spread of the disease.

Guide to departmental requirements for the management and closure of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) - August 2015 - 337 Kb

This guide has been provided to assist tailings storage facilities (TSFs) designers and operators with preparing the required reports for managing a TSF.

Code of practice - Tailings storage facilities in Western Australia - 2013 - 2491 Kb

These guidelines are intended to help industry meet legislative obligations of tailings storage facilities.

Guide to the preparation of a design report for tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – August 2015 - 473 Kb

This is the guide to the preparation of a design report for tailings storage facilities (TSFs)

Guidelines for the protection of surface and groundwater resources during exploration drilling - November 2002 - 445 Kb

These guidelines have been prepared with the aim of protecting groundwater aquifers, wetlands, waterways and associated lands from degradation resulting from exploratory drilling for groundwater, mineral resources or other investigatory purposes.

Guidelines for Mining Proposals in Western Australia - February 2006 - 869 Kb

The 2006 Guideline can be used for the remainder of 2016. From 1 January 2017 all new mining operations must submit a mining proposal in accordance with the 2016 Guideline.

Guideline to Mining Proposals in Western Australia - April 2016 - 2658 Kb

A risk and outcome-based regulatory framework for environmental assessment and management of mining activities.

Guidelines for Mining Proposals April 2016 - Frequently Asked Questions - 242 Kb

Guidelines for Mining Proposals - Frequently Asked Questions

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