Guidelines and guidance

Petroleum guidelines and guidance

Guidance note for decommissioning, rehabilitation and closure of petroleum activities - 333 Kb

This document provides guidance on decommissioning, rehabilitation and closure of petroleum activities.

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

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

Guidance Note on Environmental Non-compliance and Incident Reporting - 309 Kb

guidance to the mineral, petroleum and geothermal resource sectors and the broader community on environmental non-compliance and incident reporting requirements.

Guideline for Groundwater Monitoring in the Onshore Petroleum and Geothermal Industry - Information sheet for landholders - August 2016 - 565 Kb

Information for landholders about groundwater monitoring associated with onshore petroleum activities.

Chemical Disclosure Guidelines - August 2013 - 598 Kb

Guidelines outlining chemical discloure requirements for products, chemicals and other substances.

Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemicals - August 2013 - 795 Kb

This document outlines the chemical environmental risk assessment process.

Consultation Guidance Note - April 2012 - 603 Kb

Guidance Note (For the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009)

Guideline for the Development of Petroleum and Geothermal Environment Plans in Western Australia - November 2016 - 1527 Kb

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

Guideline for Preparing Annual Reports – August 2014 - 324 Kb

This document provides operators with guidance surrounding the content and structure of Annual Environmental Reports for petroleum and/or geothermal activities undertaken in WA State jurisdiction.

Guideline for Groundwater Monitoring in the Onshore Petroleum and Geothermal Industry - August 2016 - 716 Kb

This guideline has been developed to demonstrate the ongoing protection and management of valued water resources.

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.

Minerals guidelines and guidance

Environmental Application Administration Procedures - 415 Kb

Environmental Application Administration Procedures

Statutory Guideline for Mining Proposals - March 2020 - 568 Kb

Mandatory form and content for Mining Proposals under the Mining Act 1978 effective 3 March 2020

Statutory Guideline for Mine Closure Plans - March 2020 - 473 Kb

Mandatory form and content for Mine Closure Plans under the Mining Act 1978 effective 3 March 2020

Mining Proposal Guidance - how to prepare in accordance with the Statutory Guidelines - March 2020 - 1155 Kb

Supporting guidance information to inform the preparation of Mining Proposals

Mine Closure Plan Guidance - how to prepare in accordance with the Statutory Guidelines - March 2020 - 1495 Kb

Supporting guidance information to inform the preparation of Mine Closure Plans

A framework for developing mine-site completion criteria in WA - 5132 Kb

Supports the development of completion criteria and monitoring outlined in the Guidelines for Preparing Mine Closure Plans.

Programme of Work Prospecting Policy - June 2015 - 227 Kb

This policy provides a framework for the application and assessment of a Programme of Work - Prospecting

Guidance Note on Environmental Non-compliance and Incident Reporting - 309 Kb

guidance to the mineral, petroleum and geothermal resource sectors and the broader community on environmental non-compliance and incident reporting requirements.

Consideration of Aboriginal heritage matters - April 2012 - 233 Kb

Aboriginal heritage matters in assessments.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund Verification Code Registration Step by Step Guide - 2015 - 812 Kb

Step by step guide for registering your Mining Rehabilitation Fund verification code.

The Administration of mining securities for mine sites regulated by the Department of Mines and Petroleum - 2014 - 574 Kb

Current policy for mining securities in Western Australia: Unconditional Performance Bonds to the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) Frequently Asked Questions - 2017 - 410 Kb

Frequently asked questions about the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund - Fact Sheet - 2015 - 508 Kb

A factsheet for tenement holders and the general public on the who, what, when, where and how of the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) Guidance - 2017 - 685 Kb

The current guidance document for the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.

EARS 2 Frequently Asked Questions - 254 Kb

EARS 2 Frequently Asked Questions

Administration of Mine Closure Plans - March 2015 - Frequently Asked Questions - 388 Kb

Administration of Mine Closure Plan.

Acid Mine Drainage - September 2009 - 318 Kb

This document outlines strategies available to prevent or mitigate the impact of acid mine drainage.

Care and Maintenance - September 2009 - 44 Kb

This document outlines the environmental obligations of mines in regards to care and maintenance.

Fauna Egress Matting and Ramps - March 2012 - 1031 Kb

This document provides advice on how to construct fauna egress matting and ramps.

Guidelines for Preparation of an Annual Environmental Report - March 2015 - 731 Kb

Outlines the level of requirements when preparing Annual Environmental Reports.

Guidelines for Preparing Mine Closure Plans May 2015 - () Kb

Mine Closure Plans are mandatory in Western Australia.

Waste Rock Dumps - September 2009 - 39 Kb

This document outlines planning before and during construction to produce cost efficient and effective rehabilitation of waste rock dumps.

Guidelines for Management of Dieback Disease in Mineral Exploration - December 2006 - 370 Kb

This guide is directed to mineral explorationists to help define standards to prevent the spread of the disease.

Guide to departmental requirements for the management and closure of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) - August 2015 - 337 Kb

This guide has been provided to assist tailings storage facilities (TSFs) designers and operators with preparing the required reports for managing a TSF.

Code of practice - Tailings storage facilities in Western Australia - September 2013 - 1942 Kb

These guidelines are intended to help industry meet legislative obligations of tailings storage facilities.

Guide to the preparation of a design report for tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – August 2015 - 473 Kb

This is the guide to the preparation of a design report for tailings storage facilities (TSFs)

Guidelines for the protection of surface and groundwater resources during exploration drilling - November 2002 - 445 Kb

These guidelines have been prepared with the aim of protecting groundwater aquifers, wetlands, waterways and associated lands from degradation resulting from exploratory drilling for groundwater, mineral resources or other investigatory purposes.

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