An Oil Spill Contingency Plan (OSCP) is required as part of the implementation strategy of an Environment Plan (EP) for all petroleum and/or geothermal activities in Western Australia in accordance with the following:
- Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Environment) Regulations 2012
- Petroleum Pipelines (Environment) Regulations 2012
- Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Environment) Regulations 2012
An OSCP is an essential component of an EP which is to be incorporated into all relevant operating procedures.
An OSCP is a project or area-specific plan that outlines the response structure and considers the four key aspects of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. An OSCP is required to set out the following:
- Preparations to be made for the possibility of an oil spill
- Emergency response arrangements to be implemented if an oil spill occurs
- Recovery arrangements to be implemented if an oil spill occurs
- Current oil spill trajectory modelling that applies to the activity.
An OSCP may be incorporated into the implementation strategy of an EP or submitted as a stand-alone document if appropriate to the nature and scale of the activity.
Guidance and submission
Submit an Oil Spill Contingency Plan online.
Search for petroleum and geothermal environmental proposals submitted for assessment, and review relevant activity information.
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