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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 holderDetails
Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd
  • VIC/PL1(V)
  • VIC/PL2(V)
  • VIC/PL4(V)
  • VIC/PL5(V)
  • VIC/PL13(V)
  • VIC/PL21(V)
  • VIC/PL32(V)
Activity and stage: Bass Strait Waters Environment Plan
Location: Offshore Gippsland
Contact:
Kimberley Hribar
Esso Australia Pty Ltd
Risk, Environment and Regulatory Supervisor
Telephone: (03) 9270 3059
Email: kimberley.n.hribar@exxonmobil.com
Decision: Under assessment
Date submitted: 04/09/2018

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. 

ProjectPDFWord
Cooper Energy Sole Pipeline ConstructionEnvironment Plan Summary Cooper Energy Sole Pipeline - Environment Plan Summary (PDF 1557.32 KB)PDF iconEnvironment Plan Summary Cooper Energy Sole Pipeline Construction - Environment Plan Summary (DOCX 2285.83 KB)DOCX icon
Lattice Energy Thylacine Pipeline - Continued OperationsEnvironment Plan Summary Lattice Energy Otway Offshore Continued Operations Envionment Plan Summary.pdf (PDF 2125.06 KB)PDF iconEnvironment Plan Summary Lattice Energy Otway Offshore Continued Operations Envionment Plan Summary.docx (DOCX 4961.15 KB)DOCX icon
Cooper Energy Patricia Baleen Pipeline - Continuing to be Non-OperationalEnvironment Plan Summary Cooper Energy Patricia-Baleen Environment Plan Summary.pdf (PDF 1540.13 KB)PDF iconEnvironment Plan Summary Cooper Energy Patricia-Baleen Environment Plan Summary.docx (DOCX 4572.88 KB)DOCX icon
Cooper Energy Casino Henry Netherby Pipeline - Continued OperationEnvironment Plan Summary
Cooper Energy Casino Henry Netherby - EP summary.pdf (PDF 1947.7 KB)PDF icon
Environment Plan Summary Cooper Energy Casino Henry Netherby - EP summary.docx (DOCX 2619.74 KB)DOCX icon
The CarbonNet Project: Pelican 3D Marine Seismic SurveyEnvironment Plan Summary
CarbonNet - ERA - MSS - EP SUMMARY - Rev1 - FINAL - PDF - 20180116.PDF (PDF 16690.99 KB)PDF icon
Environment Plan Summary
CarbonNet - ERA - MSS - EP SUMMARY - Rev1 - FINAL - WORD - 20180116.DOCX (DOCX 43803.21 KB)DOCX icon
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 iconEnvironment Plan Summary Origin Enterprise 3D Transition Zone Seismic Survey Environment Plan Summary (DOCX 7811.11 KB)DOCX icon
Origin Enterprise I: Seismic SurveyEnvironment Plan Summary Origin-Enterprise-Seismic-Survey-EP-Summary.pdf (PDF 906.01 KB)PDF iconEnvironment Plan Summary Origin-Enterprise-Seismic-Survey-EP-Summary.doc (DOC 933.5 KB)DOC icon
Cooper Energy 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 OperationsEnvironment 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 iconEnvironment 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
Cooper Energy Patricia Baleen Pipeline Non-Operational Phase VICPL31(V)Environment Plan Summary PaB Non-Operational Phase Environment Plan Summary (PDF 619.83 KB)PDF iconEnvironment Plan Summary PaB Non-Operational Phase Environment Plan Summary (DOCX 863.12 KB)DOCX icon