Statements of operating change

Earth Resources Regulation is continuing to implement changes to improve the way we regulate earth resources projects.

In 2018, we released three Statements of Operating Change in which we committed to adopt an outcomes-based and proportionate approach to regulation. We also set out how we were streamlining regulatory approvals for work plans and work plan variations and introduced the new notifications pathway for operators to make work changes with low-medium risks.

We then released detailed guidelines in late 2018 which were drafted in consultation with industry and co-regulators. The guidelines assist industry to prepare work plans and work plan variations.

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Statement of Operating Practice Update

Statement of Operating Change (Minerals)

Statement of Operating Change (Extractives)

The first Statement of Operating Change: Our new approach to earth resources regulation

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Page last updated: 29 Oct 2019