Non-Compliance and Incidents Reporting Guideline now online

A guidance note on environmental non-compliance and incident reporting is now live on the DMIRS website following a three month public comment period.
Date: Friday, 25 May 2018

An Environmental Non-compliance and Incidents Reporting Guidance Note has been released by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) following a 12-week public consultation period.

The purpose of the new guidance note is to provide information to the resources industry and broader community on environmental non-compliance and incident reporting requirements under legislation administered by DMIRS.

The guidance note also outlines what enforcement processes may be undertaken by DMIRS in the event of non-compliance in accordance with the department’s Enforcement Policy. It will 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’ Resource and Environmental Compliance (REC) Acting Executive Director, Karen Caple, said the consultation process gave stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the value and effectiveness of the guidance material.

“Based on the feedback, we have updated the guidance note to ensure we have clearly communicated the department’s expectations for reporting environmental non-compliances for projects operating under the state’s mining and petroleum legislation,” Ms Caple said.

The Environmental Non-Compliance and Incidents Reporting Guidance Note and the associated Environmental and Reportable Incident/Non-Compliance Reporting form are available on the DMIRS website.

DMIRS thanks all those who took time to provide feedback.