DMIRS guidance note available for stakeholder comment

A guidance note for petroleum, geothermal and pipeline operators in Western Australia has been released for comment for 12 weeks.
Date: Wednesday, 09 May 2018

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has released its latest draft guidance note for petroleum, geothermal and pipeline operators in Western Australia.

The document, which will be available on the DMIRS website for public consultation for 12 weeks, is intended to assist companies in their development of site and activity specific environmental performance objectives, environmental performance standards, and measurement criteria for inclusion in Environment Plans.

DMIRS Resource and Environmental Compliance Division’s Acting Executive Director, Karen Caple said: “We developed the guidance note to address the number of deficiencies in the information being submitted for assessment. Our hope is that it will provide guidance for operators and help them meet the requirements of regulation 14(5) of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Environment) Regulations 2012, the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Environment) Regulations 2012 and the Petroleum Pipelines (Environment) Regulations 2012.”

The Guidance Note – Environmental Performance Objectives, Environmental Performance Standards and Measurement Criteria for Petroleum Environment Plans is to be used in conjunction with the Guideline for the Development of Petroleum and Geothermal Environment Plans in Western Australia  which further details the requirements of the Regulations and the DMIRS assessment process of Environment Plans.

Any comments or feedback in relation to the guidance note should be emailed to by 1 August 2018.