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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:

  • the way the existing environment is described in the environment plan for the proposed activity
  • the environmental impacts and environmental risks of the activity
  • the titleholders proposed management measures for reducing the environmental impacts and environmental risks
  • the titleholders proposed methods for monitoring the environmental performance of the activity

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:

  • statements of fundamental objection to oil and gas activity
  • comments that contain personal threats or profanities
  • comments that pose questions to NOPSEMA and or/the titleholder
  • comments made through online social media channels
  • SPAM mail
  • petitions

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 Consultation opens Consultation closes Status
Seismic survey Keraudren Extension 3D Marine Seismic Survey Santos WA Northwest Pty Ltd 19-12-2019 20-12-2019 19-01-2020 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.
(the table below is scrollable as you are on a mobile device)

Activity type Activity name Submitted by Submission date Consultation opens Consultation closes Status
Drilling Ironbark-1 Exploration Drilling Environment Plan BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd 10-12-2019 12-12-2019 11-01-2020 Comment period closed; awaiting submission View
Seismic survey T/30P Geophysical and Geotechnical Seabed Survey Beach Energy (Operations) Limited 25-11-2019 10-12-2019 09-01-2020 Comment period closed; awaiting submission View