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Environment Plans

The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Regulations 2011 (the Regulations) require authority holders to submit an environment plan and for this plan to be accepted by the Minister before any work under the authority can commence. Earth Resources Regulation (ERR) publishes environment plan submission details and summaries of accepted environment plans to keep stakeholders informed.

Environment plan submissions

Regulation 13 of the Regulations requires ERR to publish the following details of any environment plan that is submitted:

  • The name of the authority holder
  • A description of the activity or stage of the activity to which the environment plan relates
  • The location of the activity
  • Details of the titleholder's nominated contact for the activity
  • The decisions (if any) made by the Minister in relation to the Environment plan.

A list of currently submitted environment plans is below:

Authority holder Details
Santos (NT) Pty Ltd VIC/PL31(V) Activity and stage: Patricia-Baleen pipeline - continuing to be non-operational
Location: 12km southwest of Orbost, Gippsland
Contact:
Iain McDougall
General Manager Operations
Cooper Energy Limited
Level 10
60 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8100 4900
Email: iainm@cooperenergy.com
Decision: under assessment
Date submitted: 30 March 2017
Santos Ltd VIC/PL37 (V) Activity and stage: Casino pipeline - continued operation
Location: 3km west of Port Campbell, Otway
Contact:
Iain McDougall
General Manager Operations
Cooper Energy Limited
Level 10
60 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8100 4900
Email: iainm@cooperenergy.com
Decision: under assessment
Date submitted: 30 May 2017
Origin Energy Resources Ltd VIC/PL36(V)Activity and stage: Thylacine pipeline - continued operation
Location: 2km west from Port Campbell, Otway
Contact:
Operations Manager - Otway
PO Box 186
Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: (03) 5558 6100
Email: upstreamcompliance@upstream.originenergy.com.au
Decision: under assessment
Date submitted: 3 April 2017

Environment plan summaries

Regulation 13E of the Regulations requires environment plan summaries to contain the following material from the accepted environment plan:

  • the location of the activity
  • a description of the receiving environment
  • a description of the activity
  • details of environmental impacts and risks
  • a summary of the control measures for the activity
  • a summary of arrangements for ongoing monitoring of the authority holder's environmental performance
  • a summary of environmental emergency response arrangements
  • details of consultation already undertaken and plans for ongoing consultation
  • details of the authority holder's nominated contact for the activity.

Summaries of accepted environment plans are available in the table below. Accessible versions of these documents are not currently available. Work to create an accessible version may already be in progress or an accessible version can be provided on request. Please contact Earth Resources Regulation, and specify which document you need further information about.

Project PDFWord
Origin Enterprise II: 3D Transition Zone Seismic SurveyEnvironment Plan Summary Origin Enterprise 3D Transition Zone Seismic Survey Environment Plan Summary (PDF 2516.61 KB)PDF icon Environment Plan Summary Origin Enterprise 3D Transition Zone Seismic Survey Environment Plan Summary (DOCX 7811.11 KB)DOCX icon
Origin Enterprise I: Seismic Survey Environment Plan Summary Origin-Enterprise-Seismic-Survey-EP-Summary.pdf (PDF 906.01 KB)PDF icon Environment Plan Summary Origin-Enterprise-Seismic-Survey-EP-Summary.doc (DOC 933.5 KB)DOC icon
Santos Casino PipelineEnvironment Plan Summary Santos-Casino-Pipeline-EP-Summary.pdf (PDF 260.52 KB)PDF iconEnvironment Plan Summary Santos-Casino-Pipeline-EP-Summary.doc (DOC 515.5 KB)DOC icon
Origin Otway Operations Environment Plan Summary Origin-Otway-Operations-EP-Summary.pdf (PDF 1035.27 KB)PDF iconEnvironment Plan Summary Origin-Otway-Operations-EP-Summary.doc (DOC 719 KB)DOC icon
Esso Bass StraitEnvironment Plan Summary Esso-Bass-Strait-EP-Summary.pdf (PDF 1161.84 KB)PDF icon Environment Plan Summary Esso-Bass-Strait-EP-Summary.doc (DOC 6616.5 KB)DOC icon
BHP Billiton Minerva OperationsEnvironment Plan Summary BHP-Biliton-Minerva-Operations-EP-Summary.pdf (PDF 4464.72 KB)PDF iconEnvironment Plan Summary BHP-Biliton-Minerva-Operations-EP-Summary.doc (DOC 629 KB)DOC icon
Tasmanian GasEnvironment Plan Summary Tasmanian-Gas-EP-Summary.pdf (PDF 990.81 KB)PDF iconEnvironment Plan Summary Tasmanian-Gas-EP-Summary.doc (DOC 1558.5 KB)DOC icon
Patricia Baleen Pipeline Non-Operational Phase VICPL31(V)Environment Plan Summary PaB Non-Operational Phase Environment Plan Summary (PDF 619.83 KB)PDF icon Environment Plan Summary PaB Non-Operational Phase Environment Plan Summary (DOCX 863.12 KB)DOCX icon