The Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR) has opened public consultation on proposed amendments to the data management provisions of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 (RMA Regulations).
A review of the data management and reporting provisions in the RMA Regulations found some provisions are outdated, inconsistent and/or difficult to understand.
To ensure these regulations remain fit for purpose and respond to changes in the industry and operating environment, DISR proposes to revise the data management provisions relating to data and sample submission requirements, and release timeframes.
The proposed revisions are intended to create consistency, clarify and streamline the data management provisions to ensure that the provisions operate effectively and efficiently, promote data transparency and align with best practice standards.
To read the consultation paper and have your say on the proposed changes by 11 June 2023 please visit the Department’s Consultation Hub page here.