Have your say - Draft Decommissioning Discussion Paper

Decommissioning petroleum, geothermal and pipeline infrastructure onshore and in WA State waters.
Date: Monday, 19 September 2022

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is inviting comment from stakeholders on a draft discussion paper outlining the department’s expectations for decommissioning petroleum, geothermal and pipeline infrastructure onshore and in Western Australian State waters.

As part of the consultation, two online workshops will also be held for industry in September on the following dates via Microsoft Teams, and an in-person workshop will be held in October at 1 Adelaide Terrace. If you would like to participate, please register below.

Register for Workshop 1 (Online)
When: 1-2pm, 23 September 2022

Register for Workshop 2 (Online)
When: 1-2pm, 28 September 2022

Register for Workshop 3 (In-person)
When: 10-11am, 4 October 2022

DMIRS Resource and Environmental Compliance Division’s Acting Executive Director Tyler Sujdovic said: “Following consultation, the department intends to use the discussion paper and any feedback received as a basis for developing policy and supporting documentation.”

“This will provide registered holders in Western Australia with clear guidance on their decommissioning and rehabilitation obligations, with an emphasis on the appropriate level of planning and progressive decommissioning required.” 

More information on the Draft Decommissioning Discussion Paper and the feedback process can be found on the open consultation page. Feedback submissions close on 18 November 2022.