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PETROLEUM AND GAS (SAFETY) REGULATION 2018

- Made under the Petroleum Act 1923; Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004
- As at 4 April 2024
- Reg 135 of 2018

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 1 - PRELIMINARY

   PART 1 - INTRODUCTION

   1.      Short title
   2.      Commencement

   PART 2 - INTERPRETATION

   3.      Dictionary
   4.      Safety requirements
   5.      References to particular terms in this regulation
   6.      References to standards

   PART 3 - PRELIMINARY MATTERS PRESCRIBED FOR THE ACT

   7.      Meaning of serious injury or illness
   8.      Meaning of dangerous incident
   9.      Meaning of critical loss of fuel gas supply
   10.     Prescribed incidents—Act, s 706
   11.     Activities prescribed for definition of operating plant
   12.     Gas device (type A)—Act, s 724
   12A.    Prescribed gas flares
   13.     Mandatory and preferred standards for particular safety requirements
   14.     Complying with mandatory standards for particular safety requirements
   15.     Complying with preferred standards for particular safety requirements
   16.     Person must give inspector evidence of risk level for preferred standard or outcome-based approach
   17.     Matters for safety management system for all operating plants
   18.     Prescription of generic SMS
   18A.    Matters for information notice—Act, s 694A

CHAPTER 2 - PETROLEUM

   PART 1 - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

   19.     Purpose of part
   20.     Operating plant used for drilling
   21.     Operator to ensure competency requirements are met
   22.     General requirements for training and supervision
   23.     Training for persons using well completion equipment
   24.     Requirements for job safety analysis in particular circumstances
   25.     Emergency shutdown system for devices that are sources of ignition
   26.     Requirement to keep petroleum well pressure low when using well completion equipment
   27.     Detecting and managing leaks at petroleum operating plant
   28.     Requirement to survey the surface location and elevation of a petroleum well or bore
   29.     Survey plan to be submitted to chief executive
   30.     Additional downhole survey required for relevant horizontal well or petroleum well or bore intersecting coal seam

   PART 2 - OTHER REQUIREMENTS

           Division 1 - Additional requirements for safety management systems for drilling operating plant

   31.     Purpose of division
   32.     Identification of ignition source risks and controls
   33.     Standard operating procedures for well completion equipment
   34.     Particular risk assessment for drilling near coal mining areas

           Division 2 - Other requirements for petroleum wells, bores and holes

   35.     Drilling petroleum well or bore and converting petroleum well to bore—Act, ss 281, 282 and 283 and 1923 Act, ss 75J, 75K and 75L
   36.     Requirements for plugging and abandoning petroleum well or bore—Act, s 292 and 1923 Act, s 75U
   37.     Requirement to plug shot holes
   38.     Manufacturer’s instructions for well completion equipment

CHAPTER 3 - COAL MINING AND OVERLAPPING AREAS

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   39.     Purpose of chapter
   40.     Application of chapter
   41.     Definitions for chapter

   PART 2 - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   42.     Purpose of part

           Division 2 - Requirements for all operating plants

   43.     Application of division
   44.     (Repealed)
   45.     Requirement to remove particular equipment from coal seam
   46.     Requirement to cement particular voids in a petroleum well

           Division 3 - Additional requirements for operating plants in or adjacent to the area of a coal mining lease

   47.     Application of division
   48.     Requirement to stop and not resume particular activities

           Division 4 - Additional requirements for operating plants in overlapping areas

   49.     Application of division
   50.     Additional information required for joint interaction management plan—coordination of obligations
   51.     Requirement to provide notice and report to site senior executive about hydraulic fracturing
   52.     Requirements for vehicle safety
   52A.    Steel casing not to be used in relevant horizontal wells in particular overlapping areas
   53.     Requirements for petroleum wells, bores and voids
   54.     Additional safety requirements—casing for petroleum wells and bores
   55.     Additional safety requirements—removal from and loss of prescribed equipment in petroleum wells and bores
   56.     Additional safety requirements—requirement to fill wells, bores and voids etc.

   PART 3 - OTHER REQUIREMENTS

   57.     Additional matters relating to coal mining for safety management system
   58.     (Repealed)
   59.     Coal seam gas potential hazard guide
   60.     Additional requirement to stop activities in particular circumstances

   PART 4 - EXEMPTIONS

   61.     Definitions for part
   62.     Chief inspector may give exemption
   63.     Application for exemption
   64.     Notice of application to be given to relevant coal or oil shale mining tenement holder
   65.     Consideration of application by chief inspector
   66.     Chief inspector to decide application

CHAPTER 4 - PIPELINES

   PART 1 - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

   67.     Pipelines
   68.     Processed natural gas transported through a pipeline
   69.     Stated pipeline licence incidental activities

   PART 2 - OTHER REQUIREMENTS

   70.     Requirement for strategic pipeline to be inspected
   71.     Prescribed way for decommissioning pipelines—Act, s 559

CHAPTER 5 - FUEL GAS NETWORKS

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY MATTERS

   72.     Prescribed quality for fuel gas
   73.     Prescribed odour for fuel gas
   74.     Who is the operator of certain fuel gas delivery networks

   PART 2 - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR FUEL GAS NETWORKS

   75.     Purpose of part
   76.     Operator must minimise leakages of fuel gas
   77.     Required gauge pressure
   78.     When operator must not supply fuel gas to gas system
   79.     Testing, inspection and maintenance of fuel gas containers
   80.     Operator of fuel gas delivery network must ensure only particular persons supply fuel gas through the network
   81.     Design etc. of distribution system

   PART 3 - OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR FUEL GAS NETWORKS

   82.     Requirements to be complied with before supplying fuel gas to a gas system
   83.     Operator must arrange attendance for particular incidents
   84.     Operator must keep records
   85.     Fuel gas delivery network operator must give chief inspector contact details
   86.     (Repealed)
   87.     (Repealed)
   88.     (Repealed)
   89.     (Repealed)
   90.     (Repealed)

CHAPTER 6 - GAS SYSTEMS

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   91.     Who is the relevant network operator for gas systems

   PART 2 - GAS SYSTEMS SUPPLIED WITH FUEL GAS BY PARTICULAR FUEL GAS NETWORKS

   92.     Application of part
   93.     Requirements to be complied with before carrying out particular gas work
   94.     Persons to be given copy of relevant certificate for installation at operating plant
   95.     Prescribed matters for giving gas compliance certificate for installation not at operating plant—Act, s 734
   96.     Prescribed compliance plate and related matters for gas system installation—Act, s 734
   97.     General obligations of owner of a gas system
   98.     Owner of gas system must address user’s safety concern

   PART 3 - GAS SYSTEMS IN VEHICLES AND VESSELS AND FOR STATIONARY ENGINES

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   99.     Definitions for part

           Division 2 - Gas fuel systems

   100.    Application of division
   101.    Prescribed matters for giving gas inspection certificate for installation—Act, s 734
   102.    Issue of gas inspection certificate following inspection
   103.    Issue of gas inspection certificate after alterations
   104.    Labelling requirements for LPG gas fuel systems in vehicles
   105.    New vehicle or vessel must not be offered for sale without gas inspection certificate or gas compliance plate
   106.    Copy of gas inspection certificate to be given to new owner of used vehicle or vessel
   107.    Owner of commercial vehicle or vessel must ensure its gas fuel system is inspected and certified
   108.    Non-application of ss 105 to 107 to owner of vehicle or vessel in exempt area
   109.    Person selling or transferring vehicle or vessel without a gas inspection certificate must advise
   110.    Requirements for owner

           Division 3 - Other gas systems in a vehicle or vessel

   111.    Application of division
   112.    Prescribed matters for giving gas compliance certificate for installation—Act, s 734
   113.    Issue of gas compliance certificate following inspection
   114.    Issue of gas compliance certificate after alterations
   115.    New vehicle or vessel must not be offered for sale without a gas compliance certificate
   116.    Copy of gas compliance certificate to be given to new owner of used vehicle or vessel
   117.    Owner of commercial vehicle or vessel must ensure gas systems are inspected and certified

   PART 4 - OTHER PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

   118.    Application of part
   119.    Persons to be given copy of relevant certificate for installation at operating plant
   120.    Prescribed matters for giving gas compliance certificate for installation not at operating plant—Act, s 734

   PART 5 - GENERAL OFFENCES ABOUT GAS SYSTEMS

   121.    Offence to tamper with a gas system
   122.    Causing existing gas system to not comply with safety requirements

CHAPTER 7 - GAS WORK

   PART 1 - GAS WORK LICENCES AND AUTHORISATIONS

   123.    Definition for part
   123A.   Gas work licence not required for particular gas work
   124.    Qualifications or experience for gas work licences and gas work authorisations—Act, s 728C
   125.    Particular apprentices and trainees taken to be holders of gas work licence
   126.    Annual fee payable by holder of gas work licence or gas work authorisation
   127.    Types of gas work licences and gas work authorisations
   128.    Notice of change in circumstances
   129.    Returning suspended or cancelled gas work licence or gas work authorisation to chief inspector
   130.    Existing gas work licence or gas work authorisation taken to be in force while application is considered

   PART 2 - PERFORMING GAS WORK

           Division 1 - Safety requirements

   131.    Installing particular cylinders in enclosed spaces

           Division 2 - Other requirements

   132.    Gas work carried out by holder of gas work licence or authorisation
   133.    Repair of gas work not carried out in a thorough and professional way

   PART 3 - USING FLAMMABLE HYDROCARBON GAS FOR REFRIGERATION OR AIR CONDITIONING

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   134.    Definitions for part

           Division 2 - Safety requirements

   135.    Installation of flammable hydrocarbon gas in relevant gas device
   136.    Application of other safety requirements to flammable hydrocarbon gas

           Division 3 - Other requirements

   137.    Requirements for applications for approval of relevant gas device
   138.    Requirements for safety report

CHAPTER 7A - GAS DEVICE APPROVAL AUTHORITIES

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   138A.   Definitions for chapter

   PART 2 - QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SUITABILITY

   138B.   Qualifications and experience for approving gas device—Act, s 731AD
   138C.   Matters for deciding whether applicant suitable person—Act, s 731AD

   PART 3 - CONDITIONS

   138D.   Conditions of gas device approval authority—Act, s 731AF
   138E.   General conditions
   138F.   Additional conditions of authority granted on basis of JAS-ANZ accreditation
   138G.   Additional conditions of authority granted other than on basis of JAS-ANZ accreditation

CHAPTER 8 - TRANSPORT AND SUPPLY OF FUEL GAS

   PART 1 - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   139.    Transporting and supplying fuel gas cylinders
   140.    Meaning of enclosed vehicle

           Division 2 - Transporting fuel gas cylinders

   141.    Prohibition on carrying cylinders more than 25L in enclosed vehicles
   142.    Restriction on carrying cylinders 22L to 25L in enclosed vehicles
   143.    No more than 2 cylinders may be carried at a time
   144.    Requirements for transporting cylinders in enclosed vehicles

           Division 3 - Provisions for supply of fuel gas

   145.    Application of division
   146.    Sealing of cylinders
   147.    Cylinders not to be overfilled
   148.    Signage required at places where cylinders are filled or exchanged

           Division 4 - Labelling of cylinders for LPG

   149.    Required labels for cylinders

           Division 5 - Signage of vehicles transporting particular cylinders

   150.    Filling or supplying particular cylinders

   PART 2 - OTHER REQUIREMENTS

   151.    Offence to transfer fuel gas between fuel gas containers in residential area

CHAPTER 9 - FEES

   PART 1 - GENERAL

   152.    Fees generally

   PART 2 - PURPOSE OF FEES AND LIABILITY TO PAY FEES

   153.    Purpose of safety and health fees
   154.    Estimation and publication of safety and health costs
   155.    Who is liable to pay a safety and health fee
   156.    Who is not liable to pay a safety and health fee

   PART 3 - LODGEMENT OF SAFETY AND HEALTH FEE RETURN AND PAYMENT OF FEE

   157.    Requirement to lodge safety and health fee return
   158.    Requirements for safety and health fee return
   159.    Fee for late lodgement of safety and health fee return
   160.    Requirement for invoice to be given
   161.    Invoice may be reissued if incorrect
   162.    Date for payment
   163.    Interest payable on unpaid fees
   164.    Notice may be given to liable person if return not lodged or is inadequate

   PART 4 - OVERPAYMENT OF SAFETY AND HEALTH FEE

   165.    Refund of overpayment of safety and health fee

CHAPTER 10 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

   PART 1 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR SL NO. 135 OF 2018

   166.    Definitions for part
   167.    Existing exemptions and applications for exemptions
   168.    Safety management system for automotive LPG site until changeover date
   169.    Existing gas certificates and notices
   170.    Existing approvals about transferring LPG between fuel gas containers
   171.    Repair of gas work
   172.    Existing costs estimate
   173.    Old regulation applies in relation to s 135 persons
   174.    Application of fee provisions for current financial year

   PART 2 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISION FOR PETROLEUM AND GAS (SAFETY) (GAS DEVICES) AMENDMENT REGULATION 2021

   175.    Existing biogas flares

   PART 3 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISION FOR PETROLEUM AND GAS (SAFETY) AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT REGULATION 2022

   176.    Existing exemptions and applications for exemptions relating to horizontal wells
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4
           SCHEDULE 5
           SCHEDULE 5A
           SCHEDULE 6
           SCHEDULE 7


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