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Open for comment

Environment plan proposals that are currently open for comment are listed below. These proposals have not undergone an assessment by NOPSEMA and have been published to NOPSEMA's website following an administrative check only. NOPSEMA's formal assessment process will commence when the titleholder submits an environment plan for assessment following the public comment process. The timing of a formal submission to NOPSEMA for assessment is a matter for the titleholder and is not set by NOPSEMA.

To view details about an exploration activity of interest including a location map, contact details for the titleholder and a copy of the environment plan click the ‘view’ button for any of proposals listed below. For information about environment plans submitted prior to 25 April 2019, see the Activity status and summaries page.

The public comment process provides an opportunity for community members to raise issues about environmental management matters that have not yet been considered in an environment plan for the proposed activity. To be considered a relevant issue or key matter, a comment must relate to the information contained in the environment plan. Comments could, for example relate to:

If there is new information that NOPSEMA and/ or the titleholder should consider, commenters are encouraged to provide supporting documents, such as data or scientific reports, or clearly labelled photographs or maps. These can be uploaded via the online platform. It is also important that commenters double check which activity they are submitting a public comment for. Comments submitted accidently for a different activity will not be considered, nor can they be redirected to the correct activity/titleholder.

Information that is irrelevant to NOPSEMA’s decision making criteria cannot be considered, examples include:

The closing dates for each public comment period are provided below. Comments must be provided before the end dates; and any received after this time will not be considered. Once the public comment period has closed, all comments will be provided to the titleholder. For more information see the Public comment on environment plans brochure.

To have your say about an activity of interest, click the ‘comment’ button.

(the table below is scrollable as you are on a mobile device)

Activity type Activity name Submitted by Submission date Resubmission date Consultation opens Consultation closes Status
Seismic survey North-west Australia 4D MSS Woodside Energy Ltd 13-06-2019 18-06-2019 19-07-2019 Open for comment View Comment
Seismic survey Otway Basin 2DMC Marine Seismic Survey Schlumberger Australia Pty Ltd 26-04-2019 22-05-2019 21-06-2019 Open for comment View Comment

Public comment period recently closed

The comment period for the following environment plans has been recently closed, and are now awaiting resubmission by the titleholder.