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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

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Act No. 14 of 2006 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2021
An Act about petroleum exploration and recovery, and the injection and storage of greenhouse gas substances, in offshore areas, and for other purposes
Administered by: Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Registered 29 Sep 2021
Start Date 01 Sep 2021
End Date 02 Sep 2021
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

No. 14, 2006

Compilation No. 49

Compilation date:                              1 September 2021

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 13, 2021

Registered:                                         29 September 2021

This compilation is in 3 volumes

Volume 1:       sections 1–465

Volume 2:       sections 466–791

Volume 3:       Schedules

                        Endnotes

Each volume has its own contents

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 September 2021 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

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Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Schedule 1—Scheduled areas for the States and Territories 1

1............ Scheduled area for New South Wales................................................. 1

2............ Scheduled area for Victoria................................................................. 3

3............ Scheduled area for Queensland........................................................... 4

4............ Scheduled area for South Australia..................................................... 7

5............ Scheduled area for Western Australia................................................. 7

6............ Scheduled area for Tasmania............................................................. 12

7............ Scheduled area for the Northern Territory......................................... 15

8............ Scheduled area for the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands..... 17

9............ References to this Schedule in other laws......................................... 20

Schedule 2—Area that includes the area to be avoided      21

1............ Area that includes the area to be avoided........................................... 21

Schedule 2A—Environmental management laws: additional NOPSEMA inspection powers                                                                                                      22

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                          22

1............ Simplified outline of this Schedule.................................................... 22

2............ Definitions........................................................................................ 23

2A......... Declared oil pollution emergency...................................................... 28

2B......... Emergency response premises.......................................................... 32

Part 2—Environmental inspections                                                                          35

Division 1—Environmental inspections: general provisions                 35

3............ Environmental inspections—nature of inspections............................ 35

4............ Environmental inspections—offshore premises................................ 37

5............ Environmental inspections—regulated business premises................ 38

6............ Environmental inspections—obstructing or hindering NOPSEMA inspector          41

Division 2—Environmental inspections: compliance powers                42

7............ Environmental inspections—power to require assistance.................. 42

8............ Environmental inspections—powers to require information, and the production of documents and things              44

9............ Environmental inspections—power to take possession of plant and samples etc.    51

10.......... Environmental do not disturb notices (general)................................. 54

11.......... Environmental inspections—environmental do not disturb notices (notification and display)  56

11A....... Environmental inspections—environmental prohibition notices (issue) 56

11B....... Environmental inspections—environmental prohibition notices (notification)          59

11C....... Environmental inspections—environmental improvement notices (issue)                61

11D....... Environmental inspections—environmental improvement notices (compliance and notification)             63

12.......... Environmental inspections—tampering with and removing notices.. 65

12A....... Environmental inspections—publishing environmental prohibition notices and environmental improvement notices.......................................................................................................... 66

Division 3—Reports: inspections concerning environmental management laws              68

13.......... Reports on inspections concerning environmental management laws 68

Part 3—General                                                                                                                    70

14.......... Meaning of offence against an environmental management law...... 70

15.......... Offences against environmental management laws—prosecutions... 70

16.......... Offences against environmental management laws—conduct of directors, employees and agents           70

17.......... Environmental inspections—civil proceedings.................................. 72

18.......... Offences against environmental management laws—defence of circumstances preventing compliance   72

19.......... Constitutional basis of this Schedule................................................. 73

20.......... Additional operation of this Schedule............................................... 73

Schedule 2B—Well integrity laws: additional NOPSEMA inspection powers   74

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                          74

1............ Simplified outline of this Schedule.................................................... 74

2............ Definitions........................................................................................ 74

Part 2—Well integrity inspections                                                                              78

Division 1—Well integrity inspections: general provisions                    78

3............ Well integrity inspections—nature of inspections............................. 78

4............ Well integrity inspections—facility................................................... 79

5............ Well integrity inspections—regulated business premises.................. 80

6............ Well integrity inspections—obstructing or hindering NOPSEMA inspector           81

Division 2—Well integrity inspections: compliance powers                  83

7............ Well integrity inspections—power to require assistance................... 83

8............ Well integrity inspections—powers to require information, and the production of documents and things               84

9............ Well integrity inspections—power to take possession of plant and samples etc.      90

10.......... Well integrity inspections—well integrity do not disturb notices (general)               92

11.......... Well integrity inspections—well integrity do not disturb notices (notification and display)     94

12.......... Well integrity inspections—well integrity prohibition notices (issue) 94

13.......... Well integrity inspections—well integrity prohibition notices (notification)             96

14.......... Well integrity inspections—well integrity improvement notices (issue) 97

15.......... Well integrity inspections—well integrity improvement notices (compliance and notification)                99

16.......... Well integrity inspections—tampering with and removing notices.. 100

17.......... Well integrity inspections—publishing well integrity prohibition notices and well integrity improvement notices   101

Division 3—Reports: inspections concerning well integrity laws     103

18.......... Reports on inspections concerning well integrity laws.................... 103

Part 3—General                                                                                                                  105

19.......... Meaning of offence against a well integrity law.............................. 105

20.......... Offences against well integrity laws—prosecutions........................ 105

21.......... Offences against well integrity laws—conduct of directors, employees and agents 105

22.......... Well integrity inspections—civil proceedings................................. 107

23.......... Offences against well integrity laws—defence of circumstances preventing compliance         107

Schedule 3—Occupational health and safety                               108

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                        108

1............ Objects............................................................................................ 108

2............ Simplified outline............................................................................ 108

3............ Definitions...................................................................................... 110

4............ Facilities.......................................................................................... 117

5............ Operator of a facility or proposed facility........................................ 122

6............ Operator must ensure presence of operator’s representative........... 122

7............ Health and safety of persons using an accommodation facility....... 123

8............ Contractor....................................................................................... 124

8A......... When a petroleum title is derived from another petroleum title........ 124

8B......... When a greenhouse gas title is derived from another greenhouse gas title                125

Part 2—Occupational health and safety                                                              127

Division 1—Duties relating to occupational health and safety           127

9............ Duties of operator........................................................................... 127

10.......... Duties of persons in control of parts of facility or particular work.. 129

11.......... Duties of employers........................................................................ 130

12.......... Duties of manufacturers in relation to plant and substances............ 132

13.......... Duties of suppliers of facilities, plant and substances..................... 134

13A....... Duties of petroleum titleholders in relation to wells........................ 136

13B....... Duties of greenhouse gas titleholders in relation to wells................ 138

14.......... Duties of persons erecting facilities or installing plant.................... 140

15.......... Duties of persons in relation to occupational health and safety....... 141

16.......... Reliance on information supplied or results of research.................. 142

Division 1A—Occupational health and safety duties: enforcement 145

16A....... Meaning of health and safety requirement...................................... 145

16B....... Occupational health and safety duties offence—recklessness......... 145

16C....... Occupational health and safety duties offence—negligence............ 146

Division 2—Regulations relating to occupational health and safety 147

17.......... Regulations relating to occupational health and safety..................... 147

Part 3—Workplace arrangements                                                                           149

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                        149

18.......... Simplified outline............................................................................ 149

Division 2—Designated work groups                                                               150

Subdivision A—Establishment of designated work groups                         150

19.......... Establishment of designated work groups by request..................... 150

20.......... Establishment of designated work groups at initiative of operator.. 151

Subdivision B—Variation of designated work groups                                 151

21.......... Variation of designated work groups by request............................. 151

22.......... Variation of designated work groups at initiative of operator.......... 153

Subdivision C—General                                                                                       154

23.......... Referral of disagreement to reviewing authority.............................. 154

24.......... Manner of grouping members of the workforce............................. 154

Division 3—Health and safety representatives                                           156

Subdivision A—Selection of health and safety representatives                  156

25.......... Selection of health and safety representatives.................................. 156

26.......... Election of health and safety representatives................................... 156

27.......... List of health and safety representatives.......................................... 158

28.......... Members of designated work group must be notified of selection etc. of health and safety representative               158

29.......... Term of office................................................................................. 158

30.......... Training of health and safety representatives................................... 159

31.......... Resignation etc. of health and safety representatives....................... 159

32.......... Disqualification of health and safety representatives....................... 160

33.......... Deputy health and safety representatives......................................... 162

Subdivision B—Powers of health and safety representatives                     162

34.......... Powers of health and safety representatives.................................... 162

35.......... Assistance by consultant................................................................. 164

36.......... Information..................................................................................... 165

37.......... Obligations and liabilities of health and safety representatives........ 165

38.......... Provisional OHS improvement notices—issue and notification...... 166

39.......... Provisional OHS improvement notices—effect.............................. 168

Subdivision C—Duties of the operator and other employers in relation to health and safety representatives      170

40.......... Duties of the operator and other employers in relation to health and safety representatives      170

Division 4—Health and safety committees                                                    173

41.......... Health and safety committees.......................................................... 173

42.......... Functions of health and safety committees...................................... 174

43.......... Duties of the operator and other employers in relation to health and safety committees           175

Division 5—Emergency procedures                                                                 177

44.......... Action by health and safety representatives..................................... 177

45.......... Direction to perform other work..................................................... 178

Division 6—Exemptions                                                                                          180

46.......... Exemptions..................................................................................... 180

Part 4—OHS inspections                                                                                               181

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                        181

47.......... Simplified outline............................................................................ 181

Division 2—OHS inspections: general provisions                                     183

49.......... OHS inspections—nature of inspections........................................ 183

50.......... OHS inspections—facilities............................................................ 184

51.......... OHS inspections—regulated business premises (non‑facilities)..... 185

54.......... OHS inspections—obstructing or hindering NOPSEMA inspector 187

Division 3—OHS inspections: compliance powers                                    189

73.......... OHS inspections—power to require assistance.............................. 189

74.......... OHS inspections—powers to require information, and the production of documents and things            190

75.......... OHS inspections—power to take possession of plant and samples etc. 198

76.......... OHS inspections—OHS do not disturb notices (general)............... 201

76A....... OHS inspections—OHS do not disturb notices (notification and display)               203

77.......... OHS inspections—OHS prohibition notices (issue)....................... 204

77A....... OHS inspections—OHS prohibition notices (notification, display and compliance)                206

78.......... OHS inspections—OHS improvement notices (issue)................... 208

78A....... OHS inspections—OHS improvement notices (compliance).......... 209

78B....... OHS inspections—OHS improvement notices (notification and display)                210

79.......... OHS inspections—tampering with and removal of notices............. 212

80AA.... OHS inspections—publishing OHS prohibition notices and OHS improvement notices        213

Division 4—Reports: OHS inspections etc.                                                   215

80.......... Reports on listed OHS law inspections........................................... 215

Division 5—Appeals: OHS inspections etc.                                                   217

80A....... Appeals concerning OHS inspections etc.—decisions subject to appeal  217

81.......... Appeals concerning OHS inspections etc.—associated rules and procedure            223

Part 5—General provisions                                                                                          225

82.......... Notifying and reporting accidents and dangerous occurrences........ 225

83.......... Records of accidents and dangerous occurrences to be kept........... 227

84.......... Codes of practice............................................................................. 228

85.......... Use of codes of practice in criminal proceedings............................ 228

86.......... Interference etc. with equipment etc................................................ 229

87.......... Members of workforce not to be levied.......................................... 229

88.......... Employer not to dismiss etc. employees on certain grounds........... 230

89.......... Institution of prosecutions............................................................... 231

90.......... Conduct of directors, employees and agents................................... 233

91.......... Schedule not to give rise to other liabilities etc................................ 234

92.......... Circumstances preventing compliance may be defence to prosecution 235

93.......... Regulations—general...................................................................... 235

Schedule 4—Petroleum production licences to which the Royalty Act applies 237

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                        237

1............ Definitions...................................................................................... 237

Part 2—Applying for a petroleum production licence                                238

2............ Application for petroleum production licence by holder of petroleum exploration permit to which the Royalty Act applies........................................................................................................ 238

3............ Application period........................................................................... 241

4............ Application for petroleum production licence by holder of petroleum retention lease to which the Royalty Act applies........................................................................................................ 242

Part 3—Obtaining a petroleum production licence                                       245

5............ Secondary petroleum production licence—offer document must specify rate of royalty          245

6............ Limit on grant of secondary petroleum production licence.............. 245

Part 4—Variation of licence area                                                                             246

7............ Variation of licence area of petroleum production licence............... 246

Part 5—What happens if a block is not taken up                                          248

8............ Revocation of petroleum exploration permit or petroleum retention lease to the extent to which it relates to a block not taken up........................................................................................... 248

Schedule 5—Release of technical information given to the Designated Authority before 7 March 2000                                                                                 251

1............ Simplified outline............................................................................ 251

2............ Definitions...................................................................................... 251

3............ Time of receipt of certain information............................................. 252

4............ Protection of the confidentiality of information............................... 253

5............ Titles Administrator may make information available to a Minister, a State Minister or a Northern Territory Minister........................................................................................................ 253

6............ Disclosure of basic information given in connection with an application 253

7............ Disclosure of basic information after authorised release day........... 254

8............ Disclosure of information that is in the public domain.................... 257

9............ Disclosure of derivative information after 5 years........................... 258

10.......... Transitional—section 118 of the repealed Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967                262

Schedule 6—Transitional provisions                                                     263

Part 1—Basic provisions                                                                                                263

1............ Definitions...................................................................................... 263

2............ Re‑enactment of the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967........ 264

3............ Old titles continue in force.............................................................. 264

4............ Transitional—eligible instruments................................................... 264

5............ Transitional—acts or things done before commencement............... 265

6............ Transitional—conditions of old titles.............................................. 266

7............ Translation of references in documents........................................... 266

8............ Transitional regulations................................................................... 269

Part 2—Specific provisions                                                                                          271

9............ Joint Authority................................................................................ 271

10.......... Joint Authority for an external Territory......................................... 271

11.......... Designated Authority...................................................................... 272

12.......... Chief Executive Officer of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority        272

13.......... Project inspectors—late commencement of greenhouse gas provisions 273

13A....... Petroleum project inspectors—early commencement of greenhouse gas provisions                273

13B....... Petroleum project inspectors—late commencement of greenhouse gas provisions   274

14.......... Offshore area.................................................................................. 274

15.......... Registers......................................................................................... 275

16.......... Registration fees—transfer.............................................................. 276

17.......... Registration fees—dealings............................................................. 276

18.......... Retention and inspection of documents........................................... 277

19.......... Assessment of registration fee........................................................ 277

20.......... Payments by the Commonwealth to the States and the Northern Territory               277

21.......... Adjustment to period required or allowed for doing an act or thing etc. 278

22.......... Old titles—continuation in force beyond date of expiry.................. 280

23.......... Renewal of petroleum exploration permits...................................... 280

24.......... Renewal of petroleum retention leases............................................ 281

25.......... Grant of petroleum production licences over individual blocks....... 281

26.......... Renewal of fixed‑term petroleum production licences..................... 281

27.......... Grant of pipeline licences................................................................ 282

28.......... Requirement to provide further information in connection with application for title 282

29.......... Revocation of petroleum exploration permits, petroleum retention leases, petroleum production licences and petroleum access authorities............................................................................. 283

30.......... Surrender of title............................................................................. 283

31.......... Cancellation of old titles.................................................................. 284

32.......... Commencement of works or operations.......................................... 284

33.......... Deduction of debts from proceeds of sale of property.................... 285

34.......... Authorised persons......................................................................... 285

35.......... Release of regulatory information................................................... 286

36.......... Release of technical information—deemed time of receipt of certain information and samples                286

37.......... Liability for acts and omissions....................................................... 287

38.......... Reconsideration and review of decisions........................................ 287

39.......... Meaning of petroleum in the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967 287

40.......... OHS inspections............................................................................. 287

41.......... OHS prosecutions........................................................................... 289

42.......... Disqualification of health and safety representatives....................... 289

43.......... Designated frontier areas for 2005.................................................. 289

Schedule 7—Greater Sunrise areas                                                         291

2............ Eastern Greater Sunrise offshore area............................................. 291

3............ Western Greater Sunrise area.......................................................... 292

Schedule 8—Bayu‑Undan pipeline international offshore area       293

1............ Bayu‑Undan pipeline international offshore area............................ 293

Endnotes                                                                                                                                  294

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                          294

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                              296

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                           297

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                         307

Endnote 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                     371


Schedule 1Scheduled areas for the States and Territories

Note:       See section 8 (for datum, see sections 40, 48 and 49).

  

  

1  Scheduled area for New South Wales

             (1)  The scheduled area for New South Wales is the area the boundary of which commences at a point that is the intersection of the coastline at mean low water by the geodesic between the trigonometrical station known as Point Danger near Point Danger and a point of Latitude 27°57′54.23″S, Longitude 154°00′03.78″E and runs thence north‑easterly along that geodesic to the last‑mentioned point:

                     (a)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 27°47′54.22″S, Longitude 154°22′03.75″E; and

                     (b)  thence easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 26°58′58.99″S, Longitude 165°40′03.01″E; and

                     (c)  thence south along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 31°49′56.57″S, Longitude 165°40′03.13″E; and

                     (d)  thence clockwise north‑westerly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Norfolk Island to a point of Latitude 31°30′00.01″S, Longitude 165°13′27.08″E; and

                     (e)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 32°30′00.01″S, Longitude 163°06′58.81″E; and

                      (f)  thence clockwise southerly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Lord Howe Island to a point of Latitude 33°52′40.26″S, Longitude 162°21′59.44″E; and

                     (g)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 36°36′25.68″S, Longitude 163°15′37.64″E; and

                     (h)  thence clockwise south‑westerly along the geodesic arc of radius 350 nautical miles concave to Lord Howe Island to a point of Latitude 37°26′21.32″S, Longitude 161°04′38.06″E; and

                      (i)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 37°30′11.13″S, Longitude 161°00′14.00″E; and

                      (j)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 37°43′11.19″S, Longitude 160°49′46.53″E; and

                     (k)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 37°52′48.03″S, Longitude 160°41′59.88″E; and

                      (l)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 37°56′01.02″S, Longitude 160°39′23.45″E; and

                    (m)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 38°03′21.96″S, Longitude 160°33′24.99″E; and

                     (n)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 38°19′36.20″S, Longitude 160°23′49.32″E; and

                     (o)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 39°11′54.09″S, Longitude 160°00′03.82″E; and

                     (p)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 40°39′54.14″S, Longitude 158°53′03.98″E; and

                     (q)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 37°34′54.39″S, Longitude 150°10′04.43″E; and

                      (r)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the coastline at mean low water by the boundary between the States of New South Wales and Victoria; and

                      (s)  thence generally northerly along the coastline of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

             (2)  If there is any difference between:

                     (a)  the position on the surface of the Earth of a point (the first point) mentioned in any of paragraphs (1)(c) to (n); and

                     (b)  the position on the surface of the Earth of the closest point on a line described in Article 2 of the New Zealand boundary treaty;

subclause (1) has effect as if the reference to the first point were replaced by a reference to that closest point.

2  Scheduled area for Victoria

                   The scheduled area for Victoria is the area the boundary of which commences at a point that is the intersection of the coastline at mean low water by the boundary between the States of New South Wales and Victoria and runs thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 37°34′54.39″S, Longitude 150°10′04.43″E:

                     (a)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 40°39′54.14″S, Longitude 158°53′03.98″E; and

                     (b)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 41°29′54.17″S, Longitude 158°13′04.08″E; and

                     (c)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 39°11′54.42″S, Longitude 150°00′04.52″E; and

                     (d)  thence westerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 39°11′54.71″S to its intersection by the meridian of Longitude 142°30′04.95″E; and

                     (e)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 39°49′54.74″S, Longitude 142°00′05.02″E; and

                      (f)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 43°59′55.11″S, Longitude 136°29′05.64″E; and

                     (g)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 38°40′42.76″S, Longitude 140°40′49.00″E; and

                     (h)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 38°35′24.75″S, Longitude 140°44′41.98″E; and

                      (i)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 38°25′54.75″S, Longitude 140°53′04.96″E; and

                      (j)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 38°14′54.73″S, Longitude 140°57′04.94″E; and

                     (k)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point that is the intersection of the parallel of Latitude 38°09′54.73″S by the meridian passing through the intersection of the coastline at mean low water by the boundary between the States of South Australia and Victoria; and

                      (l)  thence north along that meridian to its intersection by the coastline at mean low water; and

                    (m)  thence along the coastline of the State of Victoria at mean low water to the point of commencement.

3  Scheduled area for Queensland

                   The scheduled area for Queensland is the area the boundary of which commences at a point that is the intersection of the coastline at mean low water by the boundary between the Northern Territory of Australia and the State of Queensland and runs:

                     (a)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 15°54′54.66″S, Longitude 138°30′04.17″E; and

                     (b)  thence northerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 14°29′54.67″S, Longitude 138°30′04.15″E; and

                     (c)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 14°29′54.66″S, Longitude 139°15′04.12″E; and

                     (d)  thence northerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 10°59′54.71″S, Longitude 139°15′04.06″E; and

                     (e)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°50′54.71″S, Longitude 139°12′34.06″E; and

                      (f)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°49′54.71″S, Longitude 139°12′04.06″E; and

                     (g)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°08′54.70″S, Longitude 139°23′04.06″E; and

                     (h)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°58′54.70″S, Longitude 140°00′04.04″E; and

                      (i)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 09°45′54.65″S, Longitude 142°00′04.00″E; and

                      (j)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 09°45′18.64″S, Longitude 142°03′34.00″E; and

                     (k)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 09°41′54.60″S, Longitude 142°23′04.02″E; and

                      (l)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 09°40′24.61″S, Longitude 142°51′03.99″E; and

                    (m)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 09°39′54.62″S, Longitude 143°00′03.97″E; and

                     (n)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 09°32′54.64″S, Longitude 143°05′03.96″E; and

                     (o)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 09°32′54.67″S, Longitude 143°20′03.91″E; and

                     (p)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 09°23′54.69″S, Longitude 143°30′03.89″E; and

                     (q)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 09°21′54.68″S, Longitude 143°48′03.88″E; and

                      (r)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 09°29′54.68″S, Longitude 144°15′03.86″E; and

                      (s)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 09°50′54.66″S, Longitude 144°44′03.85″E; and

                      (t)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12°19′54.58″S, Longitude 146°30′03.81″E; and

                     (u)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12°38′24.57″S, Longitude 147°08′33.78″E; and

                     (v)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12°56′17.56″S, Longitude 147°40′03.76″E; and

                    (w)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 13°59′54.53″S, Longitude 147°40′03.78″E; and

                     (x)  thence westerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 13°59′54.54″S, Longitude 146°55′03.81″E; and

                     (y)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 17°04′54.49″S, Longitude 146°55′03.87″E; and

                     (z)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 17°04′54.47″S, Longitude 147°45′03.83″E; and

                    (za)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 18°29′54.45″S, Longitude 147°45′03.86″E; and

                   (zb)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 18°29′54.40″S, Longitude 150°50′03.71″E; and

                    (zc)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 19°59′54.37″S, Longitude 150°50′03.74″E; and

                   (zd)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 19°59′54.36″S, Longitude 151°30′03.71″E; and

                    (ze)  thence south along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 20°24′54.35″S, Longitude 151°30′03.71″E; and

                    (zf)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 20°24′54.32″S, Longitude 153°05′03.63″E; and

                    (zg)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 22°49′54.29″S, Longitude 153°05′03.69″E; and

                   (zh)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 22°49′54.28″S, Longitude 153°40′03.65″E; and

                    (zi)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 23°14′54.27″S, Longitude 153°40′03.66″E; and

                    (zj)  thence east along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 23°14′54.27″S, Longitude 154°00′03.65″E; and

                   (zk)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 23°49′54.26″S, Longitude 154°00′03.66″E; and

                    (zl)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 23°49′54.23″S, Longitude 155°15′03.59″E; and

                  (zm)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 24°59′54.22″S, Longitude 155°15′03.62″E; and

                   (zn)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 24°59′54.15″S, Longitude 158°32′50.43″E; and

                   (zo)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 25°08′48.15″S, Longitude 158°36′39.42″E; and

                   (zp)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 26°26′30.03″S, Longitude 163°43′30.13″E; and

                   (zq)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 26°13′27.00″S, Longitude 165°40′02.99″E; and

                    (zr)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 26°58′58.99″S, Longitude 165°40′03.01″E; and

                    (zs)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 27°47′54.22″S, Longitude 154°22′03.75″E; and

                    (zt)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 27°57′54.23″S, Longitude 154°00′03.78″E; and

                   (zu)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic between the last‑mentioned point and the trigonometrical station known as Point Danger near Point Danger to its intersection by the coastline at mean low water; and

                   (zv)  thence along the coastline of the State of Queensland at mean low water to the point of commencement.

4  Scheduled area for South Australia

                   The scheduled area for South Australia is the area the boundary of which commences at a point that is the intersection of the coastline at mean low water by the boundary between the States of South Australia and Victoria and runs thence south along the meridian through that point to its intersection by the parallel of Latitude 38°09′54.73″S:

                     (a)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 38°14′54.73″S, Longitude 140°57′04.94″E; and

                     (b)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 38°25′54.75″S, Longitude 140°53′04.96″E; and

                     (c)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 38°35′24.75″S, Longitude 140°44′41.98″E; and

                     (d)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 38°40′42.76″S, Longitude 140°40′49.00″E; and

                     (e)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 43°59′55.11″S, Longitude 136°29′05.64″E; and

                      (f)  thence westerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 43°59′55.49″S, Longitude 129°00′05.95″E; and

                     (g)  thence northerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 31°44′55.02″S, Longitude 129°00′05.08″E; and

                     (h)  thence northerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the coastline at mean low water by the boundary between the States of South Australia and Western Australia; and

                      (i)  thence along the coastline of the State of South Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

5  Scheduled area for Western Australia

                   The scheduled area for Western Australia is the area the boundary of which commences at a point that is the intersection of the coastline at mean low water by the boundary between the States of South Australia and Western Australia and runs thence southerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 31°44′55.02″S, Longitude 129°00′05.08″E:

                     (a)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 43°59′55.49″S, Longitude 129°00′05.95″E; and

                     (b)  thence westerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 43°59′56.85″S, Longitude 104°00′06.27″E; and

                     (c)  thence northerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 13°59′55.41″S, Longitude 104°00′04.55″E; and

                     (d)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 13°59′55.22″S, Longitude 111°45′04.59″E; and

                     (e)  thence northerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 12°39′55.20″S, Longitude 111°45′04.56″E; and

                      (f)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 12°39′55.14″S, Longitude 114°40′04.56″E; and

                     (g)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 13°05′27.14″S, Longitude 114°40′04.57″E; and

                     (h)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 13°05′27.00″S, Longitude 118°10′08.9″E; and

                      (i)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°49′54.8″S, Longitude 118°14′22.6″E; and

                      (j)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°04′24.9″S, Longitude 118°06′17.2″E; and

                     (k)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°04′08.8″S, Longitude 118°06′14.4″E; and

                      (l)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°04′19.0″S, Longitude 118°07′44.0″E; and

                    (m)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°06′21.0″S, Longitude 118°20′45.0″E; and

                     (n)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°07′46.0″S, Longitude 118°25′07.0″E; and

                     (o)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°10′06.0″S, Longitude 118°35′16.0″E; and

                     (p)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°10′26.0″S, Longitude 118°37′28.0″E; and

                     (q)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°11′01.0″S, Longitude 118°39′00.0″E; and

                      (r)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°13′12.0″S, Longitude 118°43′09.0″E; and

                      (s)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°15′57.0″S, Longitude 118°49′30.0″E; and

                      (t)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°17′54.0″S, Longitude 118°55′12.0″E; and

                     (u)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°18′50.0″S, Longitude 118°58′31.0″E; and

                     (v)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°19′55.0″S, Longitude 119°02′40.0″E; and

                    (w)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°20′21.0″S, Longitude 119°05′00.0″E; and

                     (x)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°21′51.0″S, Longitude 119°09′03.0″E; and

                     (y)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°23′42.0″S, Longitude 119°15′23.0″E; and

                     (z)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°23′58.0″S, Longitude 119°16′35.0″E; and

                    (za)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°24′59.0″S, Longitude 119°20′34.0″E; and

                   (zb)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°25′43.0″S, Longitude 119°21′35.0″E; and

                    (zc)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°29′19.0″S, Longitude 119°27′17.0″E; and

                   (zd)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°32′31.0″S, Longitude 119°33′16.0″E; and

                    (ze)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°35′43.0″S, Longitude 119°40′33.0″E; and

                    (zf)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°40′33.0″S, Longitude 119°50′28.0″E; and

                    (zg)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°41′36.0″S, Longitude 119°52′38.0″E; and

                   (zh)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°41′46.0″S, Longitude 119°52′57.0″E; and

                    (zi)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°41′57.0″S, Longitude 119°53′18.0″E; and

                    (zj)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°43′46.0″S, Longitude 119°56′13.0″E; and

                   (zk)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°45′38.0″S, Longitude 119°59′15.0″E; and

                    (zl)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°45′47.0″S, Longitude 119°59′31.0″E; and

                  (zm)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°46′27.9″S, Longitude 120°00′46.9″E; and

                   (zn)  thence south along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 13°56′31.7″S, Longitude 120°00′46.9″E; and

                   (zo)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°43′08.29″S, Longitude 121°49′15.80″E; and

                   (zp)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°55′54.99″S, Longitude 122°06′04.50″E; and

                   (zq)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°19′54.98″S, Longitude 122°41′04.50″E; and

                    (zr)  thence easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°19′24.97″S, Longitude 123°16′49.49″E; and

                    (zs)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 13°19′24.94″S, Longitude 124°27′49.48″E; and

                    (zt)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°13′09.94″S, Longitude 124°36′19.47″E; and

                   (zu)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°46′09.93″S, Longitude 124°55′34.46″E; and

                   (zv)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°50′54.92″S, Longitude 125°27′49.43″E; and

                   (zw)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°44′24.92″S, Longitude 125°31′34.43″E; and

                   (zx)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 10°37′19.03″S, Longitude 126°03′07.94″E; and

                   (zy)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°24′00.61″S, Longitude 126°18′22.48″E; and

                    (zz)  thence easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°21′00.00″S, Longitude 126°28′00.00″E; and

                (zzaa)  thence easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°20′00.00″S, Longitude 126°31′00.00″E; and

                (zzab)  thence easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°20′02.90″S, Longitude 126°31′58.40″E; and

                (zzac)  thence easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°07′14.30″S, Longitude 127°28′11.56″E; and

                  (zza)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°13′09.88″S, Longitude 127°32′04.38″E; and

                  (zzb)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°47′54.88″S, Longitude 127°53′49.38″E; and

                  (zzc)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°26′24.87″S, Longitude 128°22′04.39″E; and

                  (zzd)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°32′39.87″S, Longitude 128°24′04.39″E; and

                  (zze)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°55′24.86″S, Longitude 128°28′04.39″E; and

                  (zzf)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 13°15′24.86″S, Longitude 128°28′04.40″E; and

                  (zzg)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°39′39.86″S, Longitude 128°30′49.41″E; and

                  (zzh)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°49′39.86″S, Longitude 128°33′19.41″E; and

                   (zzi)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°59′54.86″S, Longitude 128°42′19.41″E; and

                   (zzj)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 14°19′24.89″S, Longitude 128°53′04.39″E; and

                  (zzk)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 14°32′24.91″S, Longitude 129°01′19.38″E; and

                   (zzl)  thence southerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 14°37′24.91″S, Longitude 129°01′49.38″E; and

                 (zzm)  thence southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the coastline at mean low water by the boundary between the Northern Territory of Australia and the State of Western Australia; and

                  (zzn)  thence along the coastline of the State of Western Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

6  Scheduled area for Tasmania

             (1)  The scheduled area for Tasmania is the area the boundary of which commences at a point of Latitude 39°11′54.71″S, Longitude 142°30′04.95″E and runs thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 39°11′54.42″S, Longitude 150°00′04.52″E:

                     (a)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 41°29′54.17″S, Longitude 158°13′04.08″E; and

                     (b)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 45°59′54.35″S, Longitude 155°24′04.60″E; and

                     (c)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 51°04′48.97″S, Longitude 158°01′25.98″E; and

                     (d)  thence clockwise easterly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Macquarie Island to a point of Latitude 51°01′38.45″S, Longitude 158°59′53.57″E; and

                     (e)  thence clockwise easterly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Macquarie Island to a point of Latitude 51°10′36.31″S, Longitude 160°37′30.11″E; and

                      (f)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 51°26′17.81″S, Longitude 160°57′46.87″E; and

                     (g)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 52°11′26.55″S, Longitude 161°57′11.15″E; and

                     (h)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 52°15′53.25″S, Longitude 162°03′07.43″E; and

                      (i)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 52°27′43.13″S, Longitude 162°18′59.49″E; and

                      (j)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 52°40′46.87″S, Longitude 162°36′30.28″E; and

                     (k)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 52°46′50.63″S, Longitude 162°44′42.77″E; and

                      (l)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 52°47′42.62″S, Longitude 162°45′53.41″E; and

                    (m)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 53°42′58.17″S, Longitude 164°03′13.39″E; and

                     (n)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 53°50′59.85″S, Longitude 164°14′42.04″E; and

                     (o)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 54°13′59.00″S, Longitude 164°26′41.46″E; and

                     (p)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 54°40′13.66″S, Longitude 164°40′40.22″E; and

                     (q)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 54°41′43.04″S, Longitude 164°41′28.44″E; and

                      (r)  thence clockwise south‑westerly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Macquarie Island to a point of Latitude 54°56′14.19″S, Longitude 164°39′00.39″E; and

                      (s)  thence clockwise south‑westerly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Macquarie Island to a point of Latitude 55°00′11.95″S, Longitude 164°38′17.35″E; and

                      (t)  thence clockwise south‑westerly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Macquarie Island to a point of Latitude 55°10′06.12″S, Longitude 164°36′21.26″E; and

                     (u)  thence clockwise south‑westerly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Macquarie Island to a point of Latitude 55°14′12.62″S, Longitude 164°35′21.12″E; and

                     (v)  thence clockwise south‑westerly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Macquarie Island to a point of Latitude 55°42′50.11″S, Longitude 164°26′46.41″E; and

                    (w)  thence clockwise south‑westerly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Macquarie Island to a point of Latitude 55°52′23.71″S, Longitude 164°23′57.71″E; and

                     (x)  thence clockwise south‑westerly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Macquarie Island to a point of Latitude 56°38′56.16″S, Longitude 163°56′44.86″E; and

                     (y)  thence clockwise south‑westerly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Macquarie Island to a point of Latitude 56°52′19.73″S, Longitude 163°44′04.71″E; and

                     (z)  thence clockwise south‑westerly along the geodesic arc of radius 200 nautical miles concave to Macquarie Island to a point of Latitude 57°09′53.31″S, Longitude 163°23′17.53″E; and

                    (za)  thence southerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 57°21′25.18″S, Longitude 163°23′44.03″E; and

                   (zb)  thence southerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 57°48′21.07″S, Longitude 163°24′47.01″E; and

                    (zc)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 58°29′54.22″S, Longitude 170°00′04.27″E; and

                   (zd)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 62°29′54.74″S, Longitude 160°00′06.18″E; and

                    (ze)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 43°59′55.11″S, Longitude 136°29′05.64″E; and

                    (zf)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 39°49′54.74″S, Longitude 142°00′05.02″E; and

                    (zg)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

             (2)  If there is any difference between:

                     (a)  the position on the surface of the Earth of a point (the first point) mentioned in any of paragraphs (1)(c) to (zb); and

                     (b)  the position on the surface of the Earth of the closest point on a line described in Article 3 of the New Zealand boundary treaty;

subclause (1) has effect as if the reference to the first point were replaced by a reference to that closest point.

7  Scheduled area for the Northern Territory

                   The scheduled area for the Northern Territory is the area the boundary of which commences at a point that is the intersection of the coastline at mean low water by the boundary between the Northern Territory of Australia and the State of Western Australia and runs thence northerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 14°37′24.91″S, Longitude 129°01′49.38″E:

                     (a)  thence northerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 14°32′24.91″S, Longitude 129°01′19.38″E; and

                     (b)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 14°19′24.89″S, Longitude 128°53′04.39″E; and

                     (c)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°59′54.86″S, Longitude 128°42′19.41″E; and

                     (d)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°49′39.86″S, Longitude 128°33′19.41″E; and

                     (e)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°39′39.86″S, Longitude 128°30′49.41″E; and

                      (f)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°15′24.86″S, Longitude 128°28′04.40″E; and

                     (g)  thence northerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 12°55′24.86″S, Longitude 128°28′04.39″E; and

                     (h)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°32′39.87″S, Longitude 128°24′04.39″E; and

                      (i)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°26′24.87″S, Longitude 128°22′04.39″E; and

                      (j)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°47′54.88″S, Longitude 127°53′49.38″E; and

                     (k)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°13′09.88″S, Longitude 127°32′04.38″E; and

                      (l)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°07′14.30″S, Longitude 127°28′11.56″E; and

                    (m)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°04′37.65″S, Longitude 127°39′32.81″E; and

                     (n)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 10°55′20.88″S, Longitude 127°47′08.37″E; and

                     (o)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 10°53′36.88″S, Longitude 127°48′49.37″E; and

                   (oa)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 10°43′37.88″S, Longitude 127°59′20.36″E; and

                   (ob)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 10°29′11.87″S, Longitude 128°12′28.36″E; and

                   (oc)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 09°42′21.49″S, Longitude 128°28′35.97″E; and

                   (od)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 09°37′57.54″S, Longitude 128°30′07.24″E; and

                   (oe)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 09°36′28.43″S, Longitude 128°25′04.34″E; and

                    (of)  thence north along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 09°29′54.88″S, Longitude 128°25′04.34″E; and

                   (og)  thence west along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 09°29′54.88″S, Longitude 128°20′04.34″E; and

                   (oh)  thence north along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 09°24′54.88″S, Longitude 128°20′04.34″E; and

                     (p)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 09°24′54.85″S, Longitude 130°10′04.30″E; and

                     (q)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 08°53′54.82″S, Longitude 133°14′04.22″E; and

                      (r)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 08°52′54.81″S, Longitude 133°23′04.21″E; and

                      (s)  thence south‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 09°24′54.79″S, Longitude 134°50′04.18″E; and

                      (t)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 09°21′54.79″S, Longitude 135°03′04.17″E; and

                     (u)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 09°16′54.79″S, Longitude 135°13′04.17″E; and

                     (v)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 09°07′54.79″S, Longitude 135°29′04.16″E; and

                    (w)  thence south‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 09°56′54.74″S, Longitude 137°45′04.10″E; and

                     (x)  thence south‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 10°08′54.73″S, Longitude 138°13′04.09″E; and

                     (y)  thence south‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 10°21′54.73″S, Longitude 138°35′04.08″E; and

                     (z)  thence south‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 10°23′54.72″S, Longitude 138°38′04.08″E; and

                    (za)  thence south‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 10°49′54.71″S, Longitude 139°12′04.06″E; and

                   (zb)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 10°50′54.71″S, Longitude 139°12′34.06″E; and

                    (zc)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 10°59′54.71″S, Longitude 139°15′04.06″E; and

                   (zd)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 14°29′54.66″S, Longitude 139°15′04.12″E; and

                    (ze)  thence westerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 14°29′54.67″S, Longitude 138°30′04.15″E; and

                    (zf)  thence southerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 15°54′54.66″S, Longitude 138°30′04.17″E; and

                    (zg)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the coastline at mean low water by the boundary between the Northern Territory of Australia and the State of Queensland; and

                   (zh)  thence along the coastline of the Northern Territory of Australia at mean low water to the point of commencement.

8  Scheduled area for the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands

                   The scheduled area for the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands is the area the boundary of which commences at a point of Latitude 12°43′08.29″S, Longitude 121°49′15.80″E and runs thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°14′25.8″S, Longitude 122°31′06.6″E:

                     (a)  thence northerly along the arc of a circle drawn concave to Ashmore Islands with a radius of 24 nautical miles to a point of Latitude 12°06′44.6″S, Longitude 122°32′24.1″E; and

                     (b)  thence generally northerly, north‑easterly, easterly, and south‑easterly along a series of intersecting circular arcs drawn concave to Ashmore Islands with a radius of 24 nautical miles and having the vertices set out in the table:

 

Vertices

Item

South latitude

East longitude

1

12°03′12.2″

122°33′55.8″

2

12°02′05.0″

122°34′33.8″

3

12°00′41.4″

122°35′27.9″

4

11°55′46.7″

122°40′00.5″

5

11°54′56.3″

122°41′04.3″

6

11°52′53.4″

122°44′16.8″

7

11°51′53.3″

122°46′21.2″

8

11°51′22.4″

122°47′38.9″

9

11°51′12.9″

122°48′05.1″

10

11°50′48.1″

122°49′19.9″

11

11°50′00.6″

122°50′34.5″

12

11°48′32.1″

122°53′24.7″

13

11°47′31.0″

122°56′08.2″

14

11°47′07.4″

122°57′32.5″

15

11°46′44.2″

122°59′22.9″

16

11°46′31.8″

123°00′49.7″

17

11°46′25.7″

123°05′27.9″

18

11°47′25.6″

123°11′02.9″

19

11°47′38.9″

123°12′05.2″

20

11°47′40.3″

123°12′12.7″

21

11°47′59.3″

123°13′38.1″

                     (c)  thence south‑easterly along the arc of a circle drawn concave to Ashmore Islands with a radius of 24 nautical miles to a point of Latitude 11°48′06.1″S, Longitude 123°14′04.5″E; and

                     (d)  thence northerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 11°34′54.95″S, Longitude 123°14′04.47″E; and

                     (e)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 11°22′54.94″S, Longitude 123°26′04.46″E; and

                      (f)  thence south‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 11°27′54.94″S, Longitude 123°40′04.46″E; and

                     (g)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 11°25′54.93″S, Longitude 124°00′04.45″E; and

                     (h)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 11°24′54.93″S, Longitude 124°10′04.45″E; and

                      (i)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 11°06′54.92″S, Longitude 124°34′04.44″E; and

                      (j)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 11°00′54.91″S, Longitude 125°19′04.43″E; and

                     (k)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 10°36′54.90″S, Longitude 125°41′04.41″E; and

                      (l)  thence north‑easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 10°27′54.91″S, Longitude 126°00′04.40″E; and

                    (m)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 10°37′19.03″S, Longitude 126°03′07.94″E; and

                     (n)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°44′24.92″S, Longitude 125°31′34.43″E; and

                     (o)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 11°50′54.92″S, Longitude 125°27′49.43″E; and

                     (p)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°46′09.93″S, Longitude 124°55′34.46″E; and

                     (q)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°13′09.94″S, Longitude 124°36′19.47″E; and

                      (r)  thence south‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°19′24.94″S, Longitude 124°27′49.48″E; and

                      (s)  thence westerly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 13°19′24.97″S, Longitude 123°16′49.49″E; and

                      (t)  thence westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 13°19′54.98″S, Longitude 122°41′04.50″E; and

                     (u)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to a point of Latitude 12°55′54.99″S, Longitude 122°06′04.50″E; and

                     (v)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

9  References to this Schedule in other laws

             (1)  A reference in a law of the Commonwealth (other than this Act) to:

                     (a)  the area described in this Schedule in relation to a State or Territory; and

                     (b)  the area described in this Schedule that refers to a State or Territory; and

                     (c)  the area described in this Schedule under the heading that refers to a State or Territory; and

                     (d)  the area:

                              (i)  off the coast of a State or Territory; and

                             (ii)  that is described in this Schedule;

(whether or not the State or Territory is specified in that law) is a reference to the scheduled area for that State or Territory.

             (2)  A reference in a law of the Commonwealth (other than this Act) to the areas described in this Schedule is a reference to the scheduled areas for the States and Territories.

             (3)  A reference in a law of the Commonwealth (other than this Act) to an area adjacent to Australia as described in this Schedule is a reference to a scheduled area for a State or Territory.

Schedule 2Area that includes the area to be avoided

Note:       See section 614 (for datum, see section 40).

  

  

1  Area that includes the area to be avoided

                   This Schedule applies to the area the boundary of which commences at the most easterly intersection of the coastline of the State of Victoria at mean low water by the parallel of Latitude 38°14′54.50″S and runs thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 38°34′54.49″S, Longitude 147°44′04.61″E:

                     (a)  thence south‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 38°40′54.48″S, Longitude 148°06′04.60″E; and

                     (b)  thence easterly along the loxodrome to a point of Latitude 38°40′54.47″S, Longitude 148°13′04.59″E; and

                     (c)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 38°31′54.46″S, Longitude 148°26′04.57″E; and

                     (d)  thence north‑easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 38°18′54.46″S, Longitude 148°35′04.55″E; and

                     (e)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 38°07′54.46″S, Longitude 148°31′04.55″E; and

                      (f)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 38°04′54.47″S, Longitude 148°24′04.55″E; and

                     (g)  thence north‑westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of the coastline of the State of Victoria at mean low water by the parallel of Latitude 37°57′54.48″S; and

                     (h)  thence along the coastline of the State of Victoria at mean low water to the point of commencement.

Schedule 2AEnvironmental management laws: additional NOPSEMA inspection powers

Note:       See section 602J.

Part 1Introduction

  

1  Simplified outline of this Schedule

•      This Schedule covers those provisions of this Act (called environmental management laws) that concern offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage environmental management in Commonwealth waters.

•      NOPSEMA inspectors may conduct an inspection (called an environmental inspection) to monitor compliance with environmental management laws.

•      A NOPSEMA inspector must prepare a report about an inspection and give the report to NOPSEMA.

•      The powers that a NOPSEMA inspector may exercise for the purposes of an inspection are in addition to the powers in relation to environmental management laws that the inspector may exercise for the purposes of Division 1 of Part 6.5 of this Act.

•      During a declared oil pollution emergency, NOPSEMA inspectors may conduct an inspection (called an oil pollution environmental inspection) to determine either or both of the following:

       (a)     whether the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan have been, or are being, complied with;

      (b)     whether a significant incident direction has been, or is being, complied with.

2  Definitions

                   In this Schedule:

CEO means the Chief Executive Officer of NOPSEMA.

Commonwealth waters has the same meaning as in Part 6.9 of this Act.

declared environment plan has the meaning given by clause 2A.

declared oil pollution emergency has the meaning given by clause 2A.

eligible premises means premises (within the ordinary meaning of that expression), and includes the following:

                     (a)  a structure or building;

                     (b)  a place that is enclosed;

                     (c)  a part of a thing referred to in paragraph (a) or (b).

emergency response premises has the meaning given by clause 2B.

enter, when used in relation to offshore premises that are a vessel, includes board.

environmental do not disturb notice has the meaning given by subclause 10(2).

environmental improvement notice has the meaning given by subclause 11C(2).

environmental inspection: see clause 3.

environmental management law means:

                     (a)  the provisions of this Act, to the extent to which the provisions relate to, or empower NOPSEMA to take action in relation to, offshore petroleum environmental management (within the meaning of Part 6.9 of this Act) in relation to Commonwealth waters; or

                    (aa)  the provisions of this Act, to the extent to which the provisions relate to, or empower NOPSEMA to take action in relation to, the oil pollution emergency provisions of an environment plan; or

                   (ab)  the provisions of an environment plan that relate to preparation for an emergency that may result in oil pollution; or

                     (b)  the provisions of this Act, to the extent to which the provisions relate to, or empower NOPSEMA to take action in relation to, offshore greenhouse gas storage environmental management (within the meaning of Part 6.9 of this Act) in relation to Commonwealth waters;

and includes:

                     (c)  a requirement made under a provision of this Act, to the extent mentioned in paragraph (a); and

                     (d)  a requirement made under a provision of this Act, to the extent mentioned in paragraph (b); and

                     (e)  section 571 (which deals with financial assurance); and

                      (f)  a regulation made for the purposes of subsection 571(3) in relation to compliance with section 571.

environmental prohibition notice has the meaning given by subclause 11A(2).

environment plan means an environment plan under prescribed regulations, or a prescribed provision of regulations, made under this Act.

facility has the meaning given by Schedule 3.

greenhouse gas title means:

                     (a)  a greenhouse gas assessment permit; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas holding lease; or

                     (c)  a greenhouse gas injection licence; or

                     (d)  a greenhouse gas search authority; or

                     (e)  a greenhouse gas special authority; or

                      (f)  a greenhouse gas research consent.

master, in relation to a vessel, means the person having command or charge of the vessel.

offence against an environmental management law: see clause 14.

offshore premises means any of the following, if located in Commonwealth waters:

                     (a)  a facility;

                     (b)  an infrastructure facility that is (or has been) the subject of an infrastructure licence;

                     (c)  a vessel that is or is to be used, or that has been used, to carry out a seismic survey for the following purposes:

                              (i)  petroleum exploration;

                             (ii)  exploration for potential greenhouse gas storage formations;

                            (iii)  exploration for potential greenhouse gas injection sites;

                     (d)  any other premises (other than a vessel under the command or charge of a master) that are or are to be used, or that have been used, for the carrying out of an activity in connection with the exercise of a titleholder’s rights, or the performance of a titleholder’s obligations, under this Act.

oil pollution emergency provisions of an environment plan means:

                     (a)  any provisions of an oil pollution emergency plan contained in the environment plan; or

                     (b)  any other provisions of the environment plan that relate to an emergency that has resulted in, or may result in, oil pollution.

oil pollution environmental inspection means an environmental inspection covered by subclause 3(2A).

operator, in relation to a facility, has the same meaning as in Schedule 3.

operator’s representative at the facility has the same meaning as in Schedule 3.

own includes own jointly or own in part.

petroleum activity means operations or works in an offshore area undertaken for the purpose of:

                     (a)  exercising a right conferred on a petroleum titleholder by or under this Act by a petroleum title; or

                     (b)  discharging an obligation imposed on a petroleum titleholder by or under this Act.

petroleum title means:

                     (a)  a petroleum exploration permit; or

                     (b)  a petroleum retention lease; or

                     (c)  a petroleum production licence; or

                     (d)  an infrastructure licence; or

                     (e)  a pipeline licence; or

                      (f)  a petroleum special prospecting authority; or

                     (g)  a petroleum access authority; or

                     (h)  a petroleum scientific investigation consent.

petroleum titleholder means the registered holder of a petroleum title.

plant includes any machinery, equipment or tool, or any component.

premises has the same meaning as in the Regulatory Powers Act. This definition does not apply to the definition of eligible premises.

regulated business premises means:

                     (a)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by the registered holder of a title; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or principally in connection with operations in relation to one or more titles, including that title; or

                     (b)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a related body corporate of the registered holder of a title; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or principally in connection with operations in relation to one or more titles, including that title; or

                     (c)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a person who, under a contract, arrangement or understanding with the registered holder of a title, has carried out, is carrying out, or is to carry out one or more operations in connection with the exercise of the holder’s rights, or the performance of the holder’s obligations, under this Act; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or partly in connection with operations in relation to one or more titles, including that title; and

                            (iv)  not used as a residence; or

                     (d)  eligible premises that are:

                              (i)  on land; and

                             (ii)  occupied by a person who, under a contract, arrangement or understanding with a related body corporate of the registered holder of a title, has carried out, is carrying out, or is to carry out one or more operations in connection with the exercise of the holder’s rights, or the performance of the holder’s obligations, under this Act; and

                            (iii)  used, or proposed to be used, wholly or partly in connection with operations in relation to one or more titles, including that title; and

                            (iv)  not used as a residence.

significant incident direction means a direction under section 576B.

this Act includes a legislative instrument under this Act.

title means:

                     (a)  a petroleum title; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas title.

titleholder means the registered holder of:

                     (a)  a petroleum title; or

                     (b)  a greenhouse gas title.

titleholder’s representative, in relation to a titleholder within the meaning of this Schedule, has the meaning given by section 602K.

2A  Declared oil pollution emergency

Declaration

             (1)  If the CEO is satisfied that:

                     (a)  there is an emergency, including an emergency to which a national emergency declaration (within the meaning of the National Emergency Declaration Act 2020) relates, that has resulted in, or may result in, oil pollution; and

                     (b)  the emergency is attributable to one or more petroleum activities of a petroleum titleholder; and

                     (c)  either:

                              (i)  there is a single environment plan that is, or may be, relevant to the emergency; or

                             (ii)  there are 2 or more environment plans that are, or may be, relevant to the emergency;

the CEO may, by writing, declare:

                     (d)  that there is a declared oil pollution emergency for the purposes of this Schedule; and

                     (e)  if subparagraph (c)(i) applies—that the environment plan is a declared environment plan for the purposes of this Schedule; and

                      (f)  if subparagraph (c)(ii) applies—that each of those environment plans is a declared environment plan for the purposes of this Schedule.

             (2)  NOPSEMA must:

                     (a)  publish a copy of a declaration under subclause (1) on NOPSEMA’s website; and

                     (b)  do so as soon as practicable after the declaration is made.

             (3)  NOPSEMA must:

                     (a)  give a copy of a declaration under subclause (1) to the Secretary; and

                     (b)  do so as soon as practicable after the declaration is made.

             (4)  If a declaration under subclause (1) relates to an emergency that is attributable to one or more petroleum activities carried on in the offshore area of a State, NOPSEMA must:

                     (a)  give a copy of the declaration to the designated public official of the State; and

                     (b)  do so as soon as practicable after the declaration is made.

             (5)  If a declaration under subclause (1) relates to an emergency that is attributable to one or more petroleum activities carried on in the Principal Northern Territory offshore area, NOPSEMA must:

                     (a)  give a copy of the declaration to the designated public official of the Northern Territory; and

                     (b)  do so as soon as practicable after the declaration is made.

             (6)  If a declaration under subclause (1) relates to an emergency that is attributable to one or more petroleum activities carried on in the offshore area of a designated external Territory, NOPSEMA must:

                     (a)  give a copy of the declaration to the designated public official of the designated external Territory; and

                     (b)  do so as soon as practicable after the declaration is made.

             (7)  If a declaration under subclause (1) relates to an emergency that is attributable to one or more petroleum activities of a petroleum titleholder, NOPSEMA must:

                     (a)  give a copy of the declaration to the petroleum titleholder; and

                     (b)  do so as soon as practicable after the declaration is made.

Revocation of declaration

             (8)  If:

                     (a)  a declaration under subclause (1) is in force in relation to an emergency; and

                     (b)  the CEO is satisfied that the emergency no longer exists;

the CEO must, by writing, revoke the declaration.

             (9)  If a declaration is revoked under subclause (8), NOPSEMA must:

                     (a)  publish a copy of the instrument of revocation on NOPSEMA’s website; and

                     (b)  do so as soon as practicable after the instrument of revocation is made.

           (10)  If a declaration is revoked under subclause (8), NOPSEMA must:

                     (a)  give a copy of the instrument of revocation to the Secretary; and

                     (b)  do so as soon as practicable after the instrument of revocation is made.

           (11)  If:

                     (a)  a declaration under subclause (1) relates to an emergency that is attributable to one or more petroleum activities carried on in the offshore area of a State; and

                     (b)  the declaration is revoked under subclause (8);

NOPSEMA must:

                     (c)  give a copy of the instrument of revocation to the designated public official of the State; and

                     (d)  do so as soon as practicable after the instrument of revocation is made.

           (12)  If:

                     (a)  a declaration under subclause (1) relates to an emergency that is attributable to one or more petroleum activities carried on in the Principal Northern Territory offshore area; and

                     (b)  the declaration is revoked under subclause (8);

NOPSEMA must:

                     (c)  give a copy of the instrument of revocation to the designated public official of the Northern Territory; and

                     (d)  do so as soon as practicable after the instrument of revocation is made.

           (13)  If:

                     (a)  a declaration under subclause (1) relates to an emergency that is attributable to one or more petroleum activities carried on in the offshore area of a designated external Territory; and

                     (b)  the declaration is revoked under subclause (8);

NOPSEMA must:

                     (c)  give a copy of the instrument of revocation to the designated public official of the designated external Territory; and

                     (d)  do so as soon as practicable after the instrument of revocation is made.

           (14)  If:

                     (a)  a declaration under subclause (1) relates to an emergency that is attributable to one or more petroleum activities of a petroleum titleholder; and

                     (b)  the declaration is revoked under subclause (8);

NOPSEMA must:

                     (c)  give a copy of the instrument of revocation to the petroleum titleholder; and

                     (d)  do so as soon as practicable after the instrument of revocation is made.

Other matters

           (15)  A declaration under subclause (1), and an instrument of revocation under subclause (8), are not legislative instruments.

           (16)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), it is immaterial whether the oil pollution is:

                     (a)  in an offshore area; or

                     (b)  within the coastal waters of a State or the Northern Territory; or

                     (c)  on land, or in waters, within the limits of a State or Territory.

2B  Emergency response premises

Premises other than an aircraft or a vessel

             (1)  For the purposes of this Schedule, premises (other than an aircraft or a vessel) are emergency response premises if the premises:

                     (a)  are being used, or are proposed to be used, for the implementation of the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan; or

                     (b)  are being used, or are proposed to be used, for:

                              (i)  planning; or

                             (ii)  directing; or

                            (iii)  coordinating; or

                            (iv)  providing logistical support for;

                            the implementation of the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan; or

                     (c)  are being used, or are proposed to be used, for compliance with a significant incident direction; or

                     (d)  are being used, or are proposed to be used, for:

                              (i)  planning; or

                             (ii)  directing; or

                            (iii)  coordinating; or

                            (iv)  providing logistical support for;

                            compliance with a significant incident direction.

Premises being an aircraft or a vessel

             (2)  For the purposes of this Schedule, premises (being an aircraft or a vessel) are emergency response premises if the premises:

                     (a)  are being:

                              (i)  used; or

                             (ii)  prepared for use; or

                            (iii)  positioned for use;

                            for the implementation of the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan; or

                     (b)  are being:

                              (i)  used; or

                             (ii)  prepared for use; or

                            (iii)  positioned for use;

                            for:

                            (iv)  observing; or

                             (v)  planning; or

                            (vi)  directing; or

                           (vii)  coordinating; or

                          (viii)  providing logistical support for;

                            the implementation of the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan; or

                     (c)  are being:

                              (i)  used; or

                             (ii)  prepared for use; or

                            (iii)  positioned for use;

                            for compliance with a significant incident direction; or

                     (d)  are being:

                              (i)  used; or

                             (ii)  prepared for use; or

                            (iii)  positioned for use;

                            for:

                            (iv)  observing; or

                             (v)  planning; or

                            (vi)  directing; or

                           (vii)  coordinating; or

                          (viii)  providing logistical support for;

                            compliance with a significant incident direction.

Location of premises

             (3)  For the purposes of subclauses (1) and (2), it is immaterial whether the premises are:

                     (a)  in an offshore area; or

                     (b)  in or above the coastal waters of a State or the Northern Territory; or

                     (c)  on or above land, or in or above waters, within the limits of a State or Territory.

Note:          For the space above an offshore area, see section 9.

Part 2Environmental inspections

Division 1Environmental inspections: general provisions

3  Environmental inspections—nature of inspections

What is an environmental inspection?

             (1)  An environmental inspection is an inspection under this Part. Such an inspection:

                     (a)  includes an investigation or inquiry; and

                     (b)  need not include a physical inspection of any premises or thing.

Inspections—general power

             (2)  A NOPSEMA inspector may, at any time, conduct an environmental inspection:

                     (a)  to determine whether an environmental management law has been, or is being, complied with; or

                     (b)  to determine whether information given in compliance, or purported compliance, with an environmental management law is correct.

The inspection may be conducted at the inspector’s own initiative or in compliance with a direction under subclause (3).

          (2A)  If there is a declared oil pollution emergency, a NOPSEMA inspector may conduct an environmental inspection to determine either or both of the following:

                     (a)  whether the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan have been, or are being, complied with;

                     (b)  whether a significant incident direction has been, or is being, complied with.

          (2B)  An environmental inspection under subclause (2A) is to be known as an oil pollution environmental inspection.

          (2C)  An oil pollution environmental inspection may be conducted:

                     (a)  at the inspector’s own initiative; or

                     (b)  in compliance with a direction under subclause (5).

          (2D)  Subclause (2A) does not limit subclause (2).

          (2E)  An oil pollution environmental inspection may be conducted concurrently with an inspection under subclause (2).

           (2F)  For the purposes of this Schedule, if:

                     (a)  an oil pollution environmental inspection is conducted wholly or partly to determine whether the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan have been, or are being, complied with; and

                     (b)  the declared environment plan relates to one or more of the petroleum activities of the registered holder of a petroleum title;

the oil pollution environmental inspection is taken to relate to the title.

          (2G)  For the purposes of this Schedule, if:

                     (a)  an oil pollution environmental inspection is conducted wholly or partly to determine whether a significant incident direction has been, or is being, complied with; and

                     (b)  the significant incident direction was given to the registered holder of a petroleum title;

the oil pollution environmental inspection is taken to relate to the title.

Inspections—directed by NOPSEMA

             (3)  NOPSEMA may give a written direction to a NOPSEMA inspector to conduct an environmental inspection under subclause (2).

             (4)  The NOPSEMA inspector must conduct an environmental inspection under subclause (2) as directed under subclause (3).

             (5)  If there is a declared oil pollution emergency, NOPSEMA may give a written direction to a NOPSEMA inspector to conduct an oil pollution environmental inspection.

             (6)  The NOPSEMA inspector must conduct an oil pollution environmental inspection as directed under subclause (5).

4  Environmental inspections—offshore premises

Power to enter and search

             (1)  A NOPSEMA inspector may, for the purposes of an environmental inspection, at any reasonable time during the day or night:

                     (a)  enter offshore premises at which activities to which the inspection relates are being, or have been, carried on, and do any or all of the following:

                              (i)  search the premises;

                             (ii)  inspect, examine or measure, or conduct tests concerning, the premises (including any part of the premises and any plant, substance or thing at the premises);

                            (iii)  take photographs of, make video recordings of, or make sketches of, the premises (including any part of the premises and any plant, substance or thing at the premises);

                            (iv)  inspect, take extracts from, or make copies of, any documents at the premises that the inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds relate, or are likely to relate, to the subject matter of the inspection;

                             (v)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 8 in relation to the inspection;

                            (vi)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 9 in relation to the inspection; and

                     (b)  inspect the seabed and subsoil in the vicinity of the offshore premises to which the inspection relates.

Notification of entry

             (2)  Immediately on entering the offshore premises for the purposes of the inspection, a NOPSEMA inspector must take reasonable steps to notify the purpose of the entry to the following person (the occupier):

                     (a)  if the premises are a vessel under the command or charge of a master—the master;

                     (b)  if paragraph (a) does not apply:

                              (i)  the titleholder’s representative at the premises who is nominated for the inspection; or

                             (ii)  if there is no titleholder’s representative at the premises—the person at the premises who appears to be in overall control of the premises.

             (3)  The inspector must, on being requested to do so by the occupier, produce for inspection by the occupier:

                     (a)  the inspector’s identity card; and

                     (b)  a copy of NOPSEMA’s written direction (if any) to conduct the inspection; and

                     (c)  a copy of any directions given by the CEO under section 602A in relation to the exercise of the inspector’s powers.

Modified operation of this clause in relation to an oil pollution environmental inspection

             (4)  If there is a declared oil pollution emergency, this clause has effect, in relation to an oil pollution environmental inspection, as if a reference in this clause to offshore premises included a reference to emergency response premises.

5  Environmental inspections—regulated business premises

Power to enter and search

             (1)  A NOPSEMA inspector may, for the purposes of an environmental inspection (other than an oil pollution environmental inspection):

                     (a)  at any reasonable time, enter any regulated business premises if the inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds that there are likely to be at those premises plant, substances, documents or things that relate to:

                              (i)  operations conducted for the purposes of a petroleum title or a greenhouse gas title; or

                             (ii)  compliance or non‑compliance with an environmental management law; and

                     (b)  search those premises for any such plant, substances, documents or things at those premises; and

                     (c)  inspect, take extracts from, or make copies of, any such documents at those premises; and

                     (d)  inspect, examine or measure, or conduct tests concerning:

                              (i)  those premises (including any part of those premises); or

                             (ii)  any such plant, substances or things at those premises; and

                     (e)  take photographs of, make video recordings of, or make sketches of:

                              (i)  those premises (including any part of those premises); or

                             (ii)  any such plant, substances or things at those premises; and

                      (f)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 8 in relation to the inspection; and

                     (g)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 9 in relation to the inspection.

          (1A)  If there is a declared oil pollution emergency, a NOPSEMA inspector may, for the purposes of an oil pollution environmental inspection:

                     (a)  at any reasonable time, enter any regulated business premises if the inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds that there are likely to be at those premises plant, substances, documents or things that relate to compliance or non‑compliance with:

                              (i)  the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan; or

                             (ii)  a significant incident direction; and

                     (b)  search those premises for any such plant, substances, documents or things at those premises; and

                     (c)  inspect, take extracts from, or make copies of, any such documents at those premises; and

                     (d)  inspect, examine or measure, or conduct tests concerning, any such plant, substances or things at those premises; and

                     (e)  take photographs of, make video recordings of, or make sketches of, any such plant, substances or things at those premises; and

                      (f)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 8 in relation to the inspection; and

                     (g)  exercise the powers conferred by clause 9 in relation to the inspection.

Notification of entry

             (2)  Immediately on entering regulated business premises for the purposes of an inspection, a NOPSEMA inspector must take reasonable steps to notify the purpose of the entry to:

                     (a)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by the titleholder—a person representing the titleholder; or

                     (b)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the titleholder—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                     (c)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person; or

                     (d)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person.

             (3)  The inspector must, on being requested to do so by the person required to be notified under subclause (2), produce for inspection by the person:

                     (a)  the inspector’s identity card; and

                     (b)  a copy of NOPSEMA’s written direction (if any) to conduct the inspection; and

                     (c)  a copy of any directions issued by NOPSEMA under section 602A in relation to the exercise of the inspector’s powers.

6  Environmental inspections—obstructing or hindering NOPSEMA inspector

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (b)  the conduct obstructs or hinders a NOPSEMA inspector in the exercise of the inspector’s powers under clause 4 or 5.

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

             (2)  A person is liable for a civil penalty if the person obstructs or hinders a NOPSEMA inspector in the exercise of the inspector’s powers under clause 4 or 5.

Civil penalty:          135 penalty units.

             (3)  Subclause (1) or (2) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note 1:       In proceedings for an offence against subclause (1), the defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subclause (3)—see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code. The same applies in proceedings for a civil penalty under subclause (2).

Note 2:       See also Part 2.3 of the Criminal Code (circumstances in which there is no criminal responsibility).

Note 3:       The same conduct may be an offence against both subclause (1) of this clause and section 149.1 of the Criminal Code.

Division 2Environmental inspections: compliance powers

7  Environmental inspections—power to require assistance

Requirement to provide assistance

             (1)  A NOPSEMA inspector may, to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to do so in connection with the conduct of an environmental inspection at or near offshore premises in relation to a petroleum title or a greenhouse gas title, require:

                     (a)  the titleholder; or

                     (b)  the titleholder’s representative at the premises who is nominated for the inspection;

to provide the inspector with reasonable assistance and facilities:

                     (c)  that is or are reasonably connected with the conduct of the inspection at or near the premises; or

                     (d)  for the effective exercise of the inspector’s powers in connection with the conduct of the inspection at or near the premises.

             (2)  The reasonable assistance referred to in subclause (1) includes, so far as the titleholder is concerned:

                     (a)  appropriate transport to or from the premises for the inspector and for any equipment required by the inspector, or any thing of which the NOPSEMA inspector has taken possession; and

                     (b)  reasonable accommodation and means of subsistence while the inspector is at the premises.

          (2A)  If there is a declared oil pollution emergency, a NOPSEMA inspector may, to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to do so in connection with the conduct of an oil pollution environmental inspection that relates to a petroleum title, require the petroleum titleholder to provide the inspector with reasonable assistance and facilities:

                     (a)  that is or are reasonably connected with the conduct of the inspection; or

                     (b)  for the effective exercise of the inspector’s powers in connection with the conduct of the inspection.

          (2B)  The reasonable assistance referred to in subclause (2A) includes:

                     (a)  appropriate transport to or from emergency response premises for the inspector and for any equipment required by the inspector, or any thing of which the NOPSEMA inspector has taken possession; and

                     (b)  reasonable accommodation and means of subsistence while the inspector is at emergency response premises; and

                     (c)  arranging for the inspector to be present on an aircraft or vessel that is being deployed or used for:

                              (i)  implementing the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan; or

                             (ii)  observing the implementation of the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan; or

                            (iii)  directing the implementation of the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan; or

                            (iv)  coordinating the implementation of the oil pollution emergency provisions of a declared environment plan; or

                             (v)  complying with a significant incident direction; or

                            (vi)  observing compliance with a significant incident direction; or

                           (vii)  directing compliance with a significant incident direction; or

                          (viii)  coordinating compliance with a significant incident direction; and

                     (d)  arranging for persons on board such an aircraft or vessel to facilitate the conduct by the inspector of the oil pollution environmental inspection; and

                     (e)  arranging for reasonable means of subsistence while the inspector is present on such an aircraft or vessel; and

                      (f)  arranging for reasonable accommodation while the inspector is present on such a vessel.

Offence

             (3)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a requirement under this clause; and

                     (b)  the person omits to do an act; and

                     (c)  the omission breaches the requirement.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 6 months or 60 penalty units, or both.

             (4)  Subclause (3) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note 1:       A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subclause (4)—see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

Note 2:       See also Part 2.3 of the Criminal Code (circumstances in which there is no criminal responsibility).

8  Environmental inspections—powers to require information, and the production of documents and things

Requirement to answer questions

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a NOPSEMA inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds that a person is capable of answering a question that is reasonably connected with the conduct of an environmental inspection in relation to a petroleum title or a greenhouse gas title; and

                     (b)  the person is:

                              (i)  the titleholder; or

                             (ii)  in the case of an inspection at offshore premises—the titleholder’s representative at the premises who is nominated for the inspection, or any person engaged in petroleum activities or greenhouse gas activities at the premises; or

                            (iii)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by the titleholder—a person representing the titleholder; or

                            (iv)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the titleholder—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                             (v)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person; or

                            (vi)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person;

the inspector may, to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to do so in connection with the conduct of the inspection, require the person to answer the question put by the inspector.

             (2)  If, at the time when a requirement under subclause (1) is imposed on a person, the person is not physically present at offshore premises or regulated business premises, the person is not obliged to comply with the requirement unless the requirement:

                     (a)  is in writing; and

                     (b)  specifies the day on or before which the question is to be answered; and

                     (c)  is accompanied by a statement to the effect that a failure to comply with the requirement is an offence.

The day specified under paragraph (b) must be at least 14 days after the day the requirement is imposed.

Requirement to produce documents or things

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  a NOPSEMA inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds that a person is capable of producing a document or thing that is reasonably connected with the conduct of an environmental inspection in relation to a petroleum title or a greenhouse gas title; and

                     (b)  the person is:

                              (i)  the titleholder; or

                             (ii)  in the case of an inspection at offshore premises—the titleholder’s representative at the premises who is nominated for the inspection, or any person engaged in petroleum activities or greenhouse gas activities at the premises; or

                            (iii)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by the titleholder—a person representing the titleholder; or

                            (iv)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the titleholder—a person representing the related body corporate; or

                             (v)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person; or

                            (vi)  in the case of an inspection at regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person representing the person;

the inspector may, to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to do so in connection with the conduct of the inspection, require the person to produce the document or thing.

             (4)  If, at the time when a requirement under subclause (3) is imposed on a person, the person is not physically present at offshore premises or regulated business premises, the person is not obliged to comply with the requirement unless the requirement:

                     (a)  is in writing; and

                     (b)  specifies the day on or before which the document or thing is to be produced; and

                     (c)  is accompanied by a statement to the effect that a failure to comply with the requirement is an offence.

The day specified under paragraph (b) must be at least 14 days after the day the requirement is imposed.

Modified operation of this clause in relation to an oil pollution environmental inspection

          (4A)  If there is a declared oil pollution emergency, this clause has effect, in relation to an oil pollution environmental inspection, as if a reference in this clause to offshore premises included a reference to emergency response premises.

Offence

             (5)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to a requirement under this clause; and

                     (b)  the person omits to do an act; and

                     (c)  the omission breaches the requirement.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 6 months or 60 penalty units, or both.

             (6)  Subclause (5) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note 1:       A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subclause (6)—see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code.

Note 2:       See also Part 2.3 of the Criminal Code (circumstances in which there is no criminal responsibility).

False information

             (7)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person gives information to another person; and

                     (b)  the person does so knowing that the information is false or misleading in a material particular; and

                     (c)  the information is given in compliance or purported compliance with a requirement under this clause.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 6 months or 60 penalty units, or both.

Note:          The same conduct may be an offence against both subclause (7) of this clause and section 137.1 of the Criminal Code.

Self‑incrimination

             (8)  A person is not excused from answering a question or producing a document or thing when required to do so under subclause (1) or (3) on the ground that the answer to the question, or the production of the document or thing, may tend to incriminate the person or make the person liable to a penalty.

             (9)  However, in the case of an individual:

                     (a)  the answer given or document or thing produced; or

                     (b)  answering the question or producing the document or thing; or

                     (c)  any information, document or thing obtained as a direct or indirect consequence of the answering of the question or the production of the document or thing;

is not admissible in evidence against the individual:

                     (d)  in any civil proceedings; or

                     (e)  in any criminal proceedings other than:

                              (i)  proceedings for an offence against this clause; or

                             (ii)  proceedings for an offence against section 137.1 or 137.2 of the Criminal Code that relates to this clause.

NOPSEMA inspector may retain documents

           (10)  A NOPSEMA inspector may take possession of a document produced under this clause, and retain it for as long as is reasonably necessary.

           (11)  The person otherwise entitled to possession of the document is entitled to be supplied, as soon as practicable, with a copy certified by a NOPSEMA inspector to be a true copy.

           (12)  The certified copy must be received in all courts and tribunals as evidence as if it were the original.

           (13)  Until a certified copy is supplied, a NOPSEMA inspector must provide the person otherwise entitled to possession of the document, or a person authorised by that person, reasonable access to the document for the purposes of inspecting and making copies of, or taking extracts from, the document.

NOPSEMA inspector may retain other things

           (14)  A NOPSEMA inspector may take possession of a thing (other than a document) produced under this clause, and retain it for as long as is reasonably necessary.

Notice—taking possession at offshore premises

           (15)  On taking possession of a thing under subclause (14) at offshore premises, the NOPSEMA inspector must, by written notice, inform the following persons of the taking of possession, and the reasons for it:

                     (a)  in any case:

                              (i)  the titleholder’s representative at the premises who is nominated for the inspection; or

                             (ii)  if there is no titleholder’s representative at the premises—the titleholder;

                     (b)  if the premises are a facility—the operator’s representative at the facility;

                     (c)  if the premises are a vessel under the command or charge of a master—the master;

                     (d)  if the thing is owned by a person other than a person mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c)—that owner.

Display of notice at premises

           (16)  The following person must cause the notice to be displayed in a prominent place at the premises:

                     (a)  if the premises are a facility—the operator’s representative at the facility;

                     (b)  in any other case—the person notified under paragraph (15)(a).

Note:       The person notified under paragraph (15)(a) is either the titleholder’s representative or the titleholder.

Notice—taking possession otherwise than at offshore premises

           (17)  On taking possession of a thing under subclause (14) otherwise than at offshore premises, the NOPSEMA inspector must, by written notice, inform the owner of the thing of the taking of possession, and the reasons for it.

Inspection of thing

           (18)  If:

                     (a)  a NOPSEMA inspector has taken possession of a thing (other than a document) produced under this clause; and

                     (b)  it is reasonably necessary for the NOPSEMA inspector to retain the thing;

the NOPSEMA inspector must provide:

                     (c)  the person who produced the thing; and

                     (d)  the person who owns the thing; and

                     (e)  a person authorised by a person covered by paragraph (c) or (d);

reasonable access to the thing for the purposes of inspecting the thing.

Return of thing

           (19)  If:

                     (a)  a NOPSEMA inspector has taken possession of a thing (other than a document) produced under this clause; and

                     (b)  it is no longer reasonably necessary for the NOPSEMA inspector to retain the thing;

the NOPSEMA inspector must return the thing to:

                     (c)  the person who produced the thing; or

                     (d)  the person who owns the thing; or

                     (e)  a person authorised by a person covered by paragraph (c) or (d).

9  Environmental inspections—power to take possession of plant and samples etc.

Power to take possession or samples

             (1)  In conducting an environmental inspection in relation to a petroleum title or a greenhouse gas title, a NOPSEMA inspector may, to the extent that it is reasonably necessary for the purposes of inspecting, examining or measuring, or conducting tests concerning, any plant, substance or thing at offshore premises, or regulated business premises, in connection with the inspection:

                     (a)  take possession of the plant, substance or thing and remove it from the premises; or

                     (b)  take a sample of the substance or thing and remove that sample from the premises.

Notice

             (2)  On taking possession of plant, a substance or a thing, or taking a sample of a substance or thing, the inspector must, by written notice, inform the following persons of the taking of possession or the taking of the sample, and the reasons for it:

                     (a)  if the premises are offshore premises:

                              (i)  the titleholder’s representative at the premises who is nominated for the inspection; or

                             (ii)  if there is no titleholder’s representative at the premises—the titleholder;

                     (b)  if the premises are a facility—the operator’s representative at the facility;

                     (c)  if the premises are a vessel under the command or charge of a master—the master;

                    (ca)  if the premises are regulated business premises that are occupied by the titleholder—a person who represents the titleholder;

                   (cb)  if the premises are regulated business premises that are occupied by a related body corporate of the titleholder—a person who represents the related body corporate;

                    (cc)  if the premises are regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person who represents the person;

                   (cd)  if the premises are regulated business premises that are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person who represents the person;

                     (d)  if the plant, substance or thing is owned by a person other than a person mentioned in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (ca), (cb), (cc) or (cd)—that owner.

Display of notice

             (3)  If the notice relates to offshore premises, the following person must cause the notice to be displayed in a prominent place at the premises:

                     (a)  if the premises are a facility—the operator’s representative at the facility;

                     (b)  in any other case—the person notified under paragraph (2)(a).

Note:       The person notified under paragraph (2)(a) is either the titleholder’s representative or the titleholder.

          (3A)  If the notice relates to regulated business premises, the following person must cause the notice to be displayed in a prominent place at the premises:

                     (a)  if the premises are occupied by the titleholder—the titleholder;

                     (b)  if the premises are occupied by a related body corporate of the titleholder—a person who represents the related body corporate;

                     (c)  if the premises are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (c)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person who represents the person;

                     (d)  if the premises are occupied by a person covered by subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of regulated business premises in clause 2—a person who represents the person.

Duties of NOPSEMA inspector

             (4)  If the NOPSEMA inspector takes possession of plant, a substance or a thing for the purpose of inspecting, examining or measuring, or conducting tests concerning, the plant, substance or thing, the inspector must:

                     (a)  ensure that the inspection, examination, measuring or testing is conducted as soon as practicable; and

                     (b)  if the NOPSEMA inspector took possession of the plant, substance or thing at offshore premises—return it to the offshore premises as soon as practicable afterwards; and

                     (c)  if the NOPSEMA inspector took possession of the plant, substance or thing at regulated business premises—return it to a representative of the occupier of the premises as soon as practicable afterwards.

             (5)  As soon as practicable after completing any such inspection, examination, measurement or testing, the inspector must give a written statement setting out the results to each person the inspector is required to notify under subclause (2).

Modified operation of this clause in relation to an oil pollution environmental inspection

             (6)  If there is a declared oil pollution emergency, this clause has effect, in relation to an oil pollution environmental inspection, as if a reference in this clause to offshore premises included a reference to emergency response premises.

10  Environmental do not disturb notices (general)

Scope

             (1)  This clause applies if a NOPSEMA inspector is conducting an environmental inspection in relation to offshore premises.

When a notice may be issued

             (2)  A NOPSEMA inspector may, in connection with the conduct of the environmental inspection, issue a notice (an environmental do not disturb notice) to a titleholder, in writing, under this clause if the inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds that it is reasonably necessary to issue the notice in order to allow the inspection, examination or measurement of, or the conducting of tests concerning:

                     (a)  the premises; or

                     (b)  particular plant, or a particular substance or thing, at the premises.

Issue of notice

             (3)  Without limiting the way in which the notice may be issued, the notice may be issued to the titleholder by being given to the titleholder’s representative at the premises who is nominated for the inspection.

Contents of notice

             (4)  The notice must:

                     (a)  direct the titleholder to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that one or more of the following are not disturbed for a period specified in the notice:

                              (i)  a particular part of the premises;

                             (ii)  particular plant, or a particular substance or thing, at the premises; and

                     (b)  set out the reasons for the inspector’s decision to issue the notice.

             (5)  The period specified in the notice must be a period that the inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds is necessary in order to allow the inspection, examination, measuring or testing to take place.

Renewal of notice

             (6)  The notice may be renewed by another notice in the same terms.

Modified operation of this clause in relation to an oil pollution environmental inspection

          (6A)  If there is a declared oil pollution emergency, this clause has effect, in relation to an oil pollution environmental inspection, as if a reference in this clause to offshore premises included a reference to emergency response premises.

          (6B)  In the case of an oil pollution environmental inspection, a NOPSEMA inspector must not issue an environmental do not disturb notice in relation to emergency response premises of a particular kind unless the inspector considers that it is appropriate to issue such a notice in relation to premises of that kind.

Offence

             (7)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to an environmental do not disturb notice; and

                     (b)  the person omits to do an act; and

                     (c)  the omission breaches the notice.

Penalty for contravention of subclause (7):          300 penalty units.

11  Environmental inspections—environmental do not disturb notices (notification and display)

Notice to interested persons

             (1)  As soon as practicable after issuing an environmental do not disturb notice, the NOPSEMA inspector must take reasonable steps to give a copy of the notice to the following persons:

                     (a)  if the premises are a facility—the operator’s representative at the facility;

                     (b)  if the premises are a vessel under the command or charge of a master—the master;

                     (c)  if the premises are, or the plant, substance or thing is, owned by a person other than the titleholder or operator—that owner.

Display of direction

             (2)  The following person must cause a copy of an environmental do not disturb notice to be displayed in a prominent place at the premises:

                     (a)  if the premises are a facility—the operator’s representative at the facility;

                     (b)  in any other case:

                              (i)  if the notice is given to the titleholder’s representative under subclause 10(3)—the titleholder’s representative; or

                             (ii)  if the notice is not given to the titleholder’s representative—the titleholder.

11A  Environmental inspections—environmental prohibition notices (issue)

Scope

             (1)  This clause applies if a NOPSEMA inspector is conducting an environmental inspection in relation to offshore premises.

When notice may be issued

             (2)  A NOPSEMA inspector may issue a notice (an environmental prohibition notice) to a titleholder, in writing, under this clause if, in conducting the inspection, the inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds that:

                     (a)  one or more of the following is the case:

                              (i)  an activity is occurring at the premises that involves an immediate and significant threat to the environment;

                             (ii)  an activity may occur at the premises that, if it occurred, would involve an immediate and significant threat to the environment;

                            (iii)  the operation or use of the premises involves an immediate and significant threat to the environment;

                            (iv)  the operation or use of the premises, if it occurred, would involve an immediate and significant threat to the environment; and

                     (b)  it is reasonably necessary to issue the notice in order to remove the threat.

Note:          The notice will be published on NOPSEMA’s website (see clause 12A).

How notice may be issued

             (3)  Without limiting the way in which the notice may be issued, the notice may be issued to the titleholder by being given to the titleholder’s representative at the premises who is nominated for the inspection.

Contents of notice

             (4)  The notice must:

                     (a)  state that the inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds that a specified circumstance mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) applies, and set out those grounds; and

                     (b)  specify the activity at the premises, or the operation or use of the premises, that involves a threat to the environment; and

                     (c)  specify the threat to the environment, and describe the environment that is subject to the threat; and

                     (d)  direct the titleholder to ensure:

                              (i)  that the activity is not conducted; or

                             (ii)  that the activity is not conducted in a specified manner; or

                            (iii)  that the premises are not operated or used; or

                            (iv)  that the premises are not operated or used in a specified manner.

             (5)  The notice may specify action that may be taken to satisfy a NOPSEMA inspector that adequate action has been taken to remove the threat to the environment.

Modified operation of this clause in relation to an oil pollution environmental inspection

          (5A)  If there is a declared oil pollution emergency, this clause has effect, in relation to an oil pollution environmental inspection, as if:

                     (a)  a reference in this clause to offshore premises included a reference to emergency response premises; and

                     (b)  a reference in this clause to a threat to the environment were, by express provision, confined to a threat that is attributable to one or more petroleum activities of a petroleum titleholder.

Offence

             (6)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is subject to an environmental prohibition notice; and

                     (b)  the person omits to do an act; and

                     (c)  the omission breaches the notice.

Penalty:  600 penalty units.

Continuing offences

             (7)  A person who commits an offence against subclause (6) commits a separate offence in respect of each day (including a day of a conviction for the offence or any later day) during which the offence continues.

             (8)  The maximum penalty for each day that an offence under subclause (6) continues is 10% of the maximum penalty that can be imposed in respect of that offence.

Definition

             (9)  In this clause:

premises, in relation to offshore premises, includes: