Lodge an Environment Plan

An Environment Plan (EP) forms part of the environmental documentation required to accompany an application for approval to carry out petroleum and/or geothermal activities in Western Australia and must be submitted to the Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DEMIRS) in accordance with the requirements of the:

An EP is a management document which is designed to demonstrate that all environmental risks and impacts associated with a petroleum and/or geothermal activity are reduced to as low as reasonably practicable, and at all times carried out in a manner consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development.

Where temporary or short term modifications to the activity are required with no significant increase to, or additional environmental impacts or risks identified, DEMIRS may agree to the submission of an amendment to an approved EP in the form of a Bridging Document or a Written Notification.

An EP must include an Oil Spill Contingency Plan (OSCP) in accordance with the Regulations.  An OSCP will not be approved prior to the approval of an EP in accordance with the legislative requirements.


Email: Petroleum.environment@demirs.wa.gov.au

Forms and guidance

EP Summary Submission Process - May 2017 - 68 Kb

Public disclosure document for improved transperency

Guideline for the Development of Petroleum, Geothermal and Pipeline Environment Plans in Western Australia - June 2022 - 807 Kb

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

Notification of Operator Form - 570 Kb

Instrument holders should use this form to notify DMIRS of the operator of the petroleum, geothermal or pipeline activity. This form should be submitted at the time of, or prior to, submitting the first Environment Plan.

Guidance Note – Environmental Performance Objectives, Environmental Performance Standards and Measurement Criteria for Petroleum Environment Plans - April 2018 - 276 Kb

Guidance to the mineral, petroleum and geothermal resource sectors on environmental performance objectives and standards, and measurement criteria for Petroleum Environment Plans.

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.

Submit an Environment Plan, Environment Plan Bridging Document, Environment Plan Written Notification, or Oil Spill Contingency Plan online.

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