DMIRS calls for comment on environmental non-compliance and incidents reporting guidance note

A draft of the guidance note can be viewed online
Date: Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is seeking stakeholder feedback on a draft guidance note about environmental non-compliances and incidents reporting.

The new draft Guidance Note for Environmental Non-Compliances and Incidents Reporting outlines what constitutes an environmental incident or non-compliance and ensures alignment with the department’s Enforcement Policy. It will eventually replace the Environment Division’s Process for Non-Compliance with Mining Act 1978 Tenement Conditions, which covers the relevant legislation and the recommended procedure following a non-compliance.

DMIRS Acting Executive Director Environment Karen Caple said the new guidance note combines the information available for mineral, petroleum and native vegetation clearing into one document.

“It aims to provide an overview of the legislative requirements relevant to environmental compliance and incident reporting,” said DMIRS’ Acting Executive Director Environment Karen Caple.

Please visit the department’s Consultation page to download and read the draft. Comments can be submitted through the DMIRS survey by 8 February 2018.

Once all the feedback has been received, the department will publish the comments and the revised guidance on its website.