Lodge an Environment Plan

Environment Plan

An Environment Plan (EP) forms part of the environmental documentation required to accompany an application for approval to carry out petroleum and/or geothermal activities in Western Australia and should be submitted to the Department of Mines and Petroleum in accordance with the requirements of the:

 

An EP is a management document which is designed to demonstrate that all environmental risks and impacts associated with a petroleum and/or geothermal activity are reduced to as low as reasonably practicable, and at all times carried out in a manner consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development.

Where temporary or short term modifications to the activity are required, with no significant increase in environmental impacts or risks, DMP may agree to the submission of an amendment to an approved EP in the form of a Bridging Document or a Written Notification.

An Oil Spill Contingency Plan (OSCP) is also required for petroleum and/or geothermal activities in Western Australia and may be submitted as part of an Environment Plan, or as a separate document.

Guideline for the Development of an Onshore Oil Spill Contingency Plan - July 2016 - 793 Kb

This document provides guidance in the development of onshore Oil Spill Contingency Plans.

Guideline for the Development of Petroleum and Geothermal Environment Plans in Western Australia - November 2016 - 1462 Kb

This Guideline aims to assist petroleum and geothermal operators to develop, and obtain approval for an Environment Plan.

Submit an Environment Plan, Environment Plan Bridging Document, or Environment Plan Written Notification online.

Search for petroleum and geothermal environmental proposals submitted to DMP for assessment, and review relevant activity information.

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