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PETROLEUM REGULATIONS 2011 - REG 6

Operation plan

r. 6

    (1)     For the purposes of section 161(1)(d) of the Act, an operation plan—

        (a)     must set out—

              (i)     a description of the petroleum operation and the equipment and facilities to be used in the operation; and

              (ii)     an environment management plan in accordance with Division 2; and

              (iii)     if the operation involves petroleum exploration, a statement of the activities referred to in section 7 of the Act that are proposed to be carried out; and

              (iv)     if a well is to be made, a well operation management plan in accordance with Division 3; and

        (b)     must provide for—

              (i)     a review by the holder of the authority of the risks identified in the plan whenever there is a significant change in the risks that the petroleum operation may pose; and

              (ii)     a review of the plan by the holder of the authority at least once every 5 years; and

              (iii)     the submission to the Minister of a report by the holder of the authority on the findings of each such review.

    (2)     If an operation plan has been submitted by the holder of an authority, the Minister may, by notice in writing, require the holder to provide any additional information that the Minister considers to be relevant to acceptance of the plan.



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