Reports and consultation

Environment consultation

List of draft Guidelines and related documents released for public consultation by the Environment Division as part of the Reforming Environmental Regulation (RER) program.

Some guidelines may still be open for public consultation, go to the consultation page to view items open for comment.

Environment Plan Summary Submission - December 2016 - 776 Kb

Transparency Initiatives - Response to comments

Mining Proposal Reform Discussion paper for public consultation - September 2014 - 1961 Kb

Mining Proposal Reform Discussion paper for public consultation

Draft Partnership Guideline available for stakeholder feedback - October 2016 - 488 Kb

The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has released a draft ‘Partnership Guideline’ as part of its Abandoned Mines Program.

Draft Guidance - Materials Characterisation Baseline Data Requirements for Mining Proposals – March 2016 - 1036 Kb

Proposed draft Guideline released for public consultation.

Abandoned Mines Policy - Draft for consultation - July 2015 - 834 Kb

Draft policy released for public consultation.

Abandoned mines policy for Western Australia - Response to submissions - October 2015 - 735 Kb

Summary of the comments received during the public consultation period and DMP’s response to those comments.

Proposed Low Impact Authorised Activities Framework for prospecting and exploration under amendments to the Mining Act 1978 - For stakeholder comment - April 2015 - 932 Kb

Proposed framework released for public consultation.

Proposed Low Impact Authorised Activities Framework for prospecting and exploration under amendments to the Mining Act 1978 – Response to submissions – December 2015 - 960 Kb

Summary of the comments received during the public consultation period and DMP’s response to those comments.

Proposed Low Impact Activities Framework - Prospecting and Exploration – Draft Policy Position Paper – December 2015 - 984 Kb

Revised suite of criteria for the proposed low impact authorised activities framework released for public consultation.

Draft Guidelines for Mining Proposals in Western Australia - September 2015 - 3204 Kb

Draft Guidelines released for public consultation..

Draft Guidelines for Mining Proposals - Response to comments - November 2015 - 1199 Kb

Summary of the comments received during the public consultation period and DMP’s response to those comments and proposed amendments.

Proposed procedure for declining and refusing environment applications - October 2015 - 1648 Kb

Proposed procedure for declining and refusing environment applications

Draft Guideline for the Development of an Onshore Oil Spill Contingency Plan - Response to submissions - July 2016 - 859 Kb

DMP responses to the comments/questions received during the consultation period:

Guideline for Groundwater Monitoring in the Onshore Petroleum and Geothermal Industry - Response to Comments - August 2016 - 762 Kb

Summary of the comments received during the public consultation period and DMP’s response to those comments.

Draft Guideline for the Development of Petroleum and Geothermal Environment Plans in Western Australia - February 2016 - 1307 Kb

Darft gudieline released for public consultation.

Guideline for the Development of Petroleum and Geothermal Environment Plans in Western Australia - Response to Comments - September 2016 - 1077 Kb

Feedback and DMP responses to comments on the draft Guideline released for public comment in February 2016.

Draft guideline for the development of an onshore oil spill contingency plan - December 2015 - 924 Kb

Draft guideline released for consultation.

Draft guideline groundwater monitoring in the onshore petroleum and geothermal industry - December 2015 - 617 Kb

This Guideline has been prepared by DMP in consultation with the Department of Water.

Environment reports

List of reports extracted from the Environment Division’s Reforming Environmental Regulation (RER), Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) and Abandoned Mines Program webpages.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) 2017 Data Release - 1243 Kb

Mining Activity and Disturbance Data reported by tenement holders for the period ended 30 June 2017

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) Summary Data 2017 - 336 Kb

Assessment information reported for period ended 30 June 2017.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) Yearly Report 2017 - 469 Kb

The 2016–17 fnancial year marks the fourth full year of operation for the Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF), following an initial voluntary year where payments into the fund were accepted from 1 July 2013.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) 2016 Data Release - 1712 Kb

Mining Activity and Disturbance Data reported by tenement holders for the period ended 30 June 2016

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) Summary Data 2016 - 1214 Kb

Assessment information reported for period ended 30 June 2016

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) Yearly Report 2016 - 1934 Kb

The MRF Yearly Report provides a summary by bringing together the information from the 2016 State budget and the 2015-2016 DMP Annual report, as well as other publicly released information regarding the MRF

Reforming Environmental Regulation in the WA Resources Industry - 2012 - 1615 Kb

A look in the Reforming Environmental Regulation of the Western Australian Resources Industry

Reforming Environmental Regulation – Objectives and Implementation Plan - 2012 - 1004 Kb

RER Plan: Implementing best practice environmental regulation

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) Yearly Report 2015 - 1017 Kb

The MRF Yearly Report provides a summary by bringing together the information from the 2015 State budget and the 2014-2015 DMP Annual report, as well as other publicly released information regarding the MRF.

The Mining Rehabilitation Fund – The First Two Years - 2015 - 767 Kb

Background, implementation and success in the first two years of the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.

Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) 2015 Data Release - 1098 Kb

2015 data releases for the Mining Rehabilitation Fund (updated 22nd October 2015). N.B. Data includes all MRF submissions lodged up to the due date and does not include dead tenements.