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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE REGULATIONS 2021 - REG 6

Definitions

In this Chapter—

"activity" means a petroleum activity or a greenhouse gas activity;

"control measure" means a system, an item of equipment, a person or a procedure that is used as a basis for managing environmental impacts and risks;

"environment" means—

        (a)     ecosystems and their constituent parts, including people and communities; and

        (b)     natural and physical resources; and

        (c)     the qualities and characteristics of locations, places and areas; and

        (d)     the heritage value of places—

and includes—

        (e)     the social, economic and cultural features of the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d);

"environmental impact" means any change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, that wholly or partially results from an activity;

"environmental management system "means the system used by a titleholder to establish and implement its environmental policy and manage the environmental aspects of an activity, and includes organisational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources;

"environmental performance" means the performance of a titleholder in relation to the environmental performance outcomes and standards mentioned in an environment plan;

"environmental performance outcome" means a measurable level of performance required for the management of environmental aspects of an activity to ensure that environmental impacts and risks will be of an acceptable level;

"environmental performance standard" means a statement of the performance required of a control measure;

"environment plan" means the document known as an environment plan that is submitted to the Minister under regulation 11;

"facility" includes a structure or installation of any kind;

"greenhouse gas activity" means operations or works in an offshore area undertaken for the purpose of—

        (a)     exercising a right conferred on a greenhouse gas titleholder under the Act by a greenhouse gas title; or

        (b)     discharging an obligation imposed on a greenhouse gas titleholder by the Act or a legislative instrument under the Act;

"greenhouse gas title" means any of the following—

        (a)     a greenhouse gas assessment permit;

        (b)     a greenhouse gas holding lease;

        (c)     a greenhouse gas injection licence;

        (d)     a greenhouse gas search authority;

        (e)     a greenhouse gas special authority;

        (f)     a greenhouse gas research consent;

"greenhouse gas titleholder" means any of the following—

        (a)     a greenhouse gas assessment permittee;

        (b)     a greenhouse gas holding lessee;

        (c)     a greenhouse gas injection licensee;

        (d)     a registered holder of a greenhouse gas search authority;

        (e)     a registered holder of a greenhouse gas special authority;

        (f)     a holder of a greenhouse gas research consent;

"in force", in relation to an environment plan, including a revised environment plan, means that—

        (a)     the plan has been accepted; and

        (b)     the acceptance of the plan has not been withdrawn; and

        (c)     the operation of the plan has not ended;

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

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

        (b)     discharging an obligation imposed on a petroleum titleholder by the Act or a legislative instrument under the Act;

"petroleum title "means any of the following—

        (a)     a petroleum exploration permit;

        (b)     a petroleum retention lease;

        (c)     a petroleum production licence;

        (d)     a pipeline licence;

        (e)     an infrastructure licence;

        (f)     a petroleum access authority;

        (g)     a petroleum special prospecting authority;

        (h)     a petroleum scientific investigation consent;

"petroleum titleholder" means any of the following—

        (a)     a petroleum exploration permittee;

        (b)     a petroleum retention lessee;

        (c)     a petroleum production licensee;

        (d)     a pipeline licensee;

        (e)     an infrastructure licensee;

        (f)     the registered holder of a petroleum access authority;

        (g)     the registered holder of a petroleum special prospecting authority;

        (h)     the holder of a petroleum scientific investigation consent;

"recordable incident", for an activity, means a breach of an environmental performance outcome or environmental performance standard, in the environment plan that applies to the activity, that is not a reportable incident;

"reportable incident", in relation to an activity, means an incident relating to the activity, whether or not described in an environment plan in force for the activity, that has caused, or has the potential to cause—

        (a)     moderate to catastrophic environmental consequences; and

        (b)     a breach of, or non-compliance with—

              (i)     the Act; or

              (ii)     this Chapter; or

              (iii)     the environmental performance outcomes set out in an environment plan in force for the activity;

"titleholder" means—

        (a)     a greenhouse gas titleholder; or

        (b)     a petroleum titleholder.



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