DMP received significant input on the consultation draft of the regulations and supporting guideline documents, and many of these have been incorporated into the regulations.
“Further to this, earlier this year a meeting was held by DMP with the Shale and Tight Gas Inter-Agency Working Group, comprising representatives from the Departments of Water, Health, Environment Regulation, Agriculture and Food, Parks and Wildlife and State Development to discuss the changes.”
A multi-agency regulatory framework for shale and tight gas is also being developed to assist industry with the changes to the legislation.
- The draft Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2014 cover the WA State petroleum sector onshore and State waters, and will provide a risk-based management scheme for the exploration for, and production of, petroleum and geothermal energy resources.
- The onshore resource management and administration regulations will form the third and final part of the suite of regulations that commenced in 2010 with the introduction of two onshore safety regulations - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Occupational Safety and Health) Regulations 2010 and the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Management of Safety) Regulations 2010.
- In 2012, onshore environment regulations commenced with Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Environment) Regulations 2012.