Reference cases

Sewage, grey-water and putrescible waste discharges

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts of a change to water and sediment quality from the discharges of sewage, grey-water and putrescible waste from any petroleum activity including the control measures necessary to manage the discharge.

Open for comment: 2017:1001 - Sewage, grey-water and putrescible waste discharges

Public comment period closes 5pm AWST 2 December 2017 


Development partners: NERA, NOPSEMA, Greenlight Environmental

ID
2017:1001
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
01.11.2017

Status: Regulatory review

Open for comment

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Anchoring operations

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts on benthic habitats from placement and recovery of anchors used during any petroleum activity including the control measures necessary to manage the impact.


Development partners: NERA, NOPSEMA, Greenlight Environmental

ID
2017:1002
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: In development

Diesel spills from vessels

Scope

This reference case considers the risks of an event resulting in the loss of diesel from a vessel used during any petroleum activity including the control and other measures that reduce the risk.


Development partners: NERA, NOPSEMA, Greenlight Environmental

ID
2017:1003
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: In development

Vessel noise impacts on cetaceans

Scope

This reference case considers the impact of ambient vessel sound exposure on cetaceans from vessel transits during petroleum activities. 


Development partners: NERA, NOPSEMA, Greenlight Environmental

ID
2017:1004
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: In development

Operational and scientific monitoring programs to monitor and detect impacts after an oil spill

Scope

This reference case describes the operational and scientific monitoring programs (OSMPs) that will be used to monitor and detect impacts in the event of an unplanned release of hydrocarbon from any petroleum activity. 


Development partners: APPEA, NOPSEMA

ID
2017:1005
Building blocks covered
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: In development

Biosecurity management

Scope

This reference case details the control and other measures to be adopted for the transit of vessels between petroleum activities and Australian coastal waters to manage risks from invasive marine species.


Development partners: Department of Agriculture and Water ResourcesNOPSEMA

ID
2017:1006
Building blocks covered
  • Control
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: In development

Brine water discharges

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts of a change to water and sediment quality from the discharges of brine (salt-water) from any petroleum activity including the control measures necessary to manage the discharge.


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ID
2017:1007
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Cooling water discharges

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts of a change to water and sediment quality from the discharges of cooling water from any petroleum activity including the control measures necessary to manage the discharge.


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ID
2017:1008
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Produced formation water discharges

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts of a change in water and sediment quality from the discharge of produced formation water and any added chemicals from a hydrocarbon producing facility including the control measures necessary to manage the discharge.


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ID
2017:1009
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Subsurface application of chemical dispersants in deep water blowouts

Scope

This reference case details the application of subsea dispersants as a control measure to reduce the consequence of an unplanned release of hydrocarbons from a deep water well head including the control and other measures to ensure additional impacts and risks are reduced.


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ID
2017:1010
Building blocks covered
  • Control
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Evidence-based sound exposure effect thresholds for whales

Scope

This reference case describes the effect thresholds on cetaceans from exposure to sound from seismic survey activities including the control and other measures to reduce the impact to an acceptable level. This reference case also covers the ongoing management of seismic survey activities to ensure this impact remains at an acceptable level throughout the duration of an activity.  


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ID
2017:1011
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Evidence-based sound exposure effect thresholds for fish

Scope

This reference case describes the effect thresholds on fish from exposure to sound from seismic survey activities including the control and other measures to reduce the impact to an acceptable level. This reference case also covers the ongoing management of seismic survey activities to ensure this impact remains at an acceptable level throughout the duration of an activity.  


Development partners: NOPSEMA, Department of Fisheries

ID
2017:1012
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

In-situ wellhead decommissioning for deep water drilling campaign

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts and risks of any change to the environment from leaving a well head in-situ to decommission the petroleum activity.


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ID
2017:1013
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Consultation with The Wilderness Society (South Australia)

Scope

This reference case details the preferred consultation method of The Wilderness Society (South Australia) and the information sharing and other requirements to consider prior to initiating consultation. 


Development partners: NOPSEMA,

ID
2017:1014
Building blocks covered
  • Consultation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

The Ningaloo World Heritage coastline

Scope

This reference case describes the values and sensitivities of the Ningaloo World Heritage coastline including the environmental impacts and risks that may interact with these values and sensitivities. 


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ID
2017:1015
Building blocks covered
  • Impact
  • Receptor
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Subsea hydralic fluid discharges

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts of a change to water and sediment quality from the discharges of hydraulic fluids associated with operation of subsea production infrustructure including the control measures necessary to manage the discharge.


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ID
2017:1016
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Seismic sound impacts to pearl oysters

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts of sound exposure from seismic survey activities on the ecosystem that supports the production of economically viable pearl oysters including the control and other measures to manage this impact. 


Development partners: NOPSEMA, Pearl Producers Association

ID
2017:1017
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Ongoing management of planned marine discharges

Scope

This reference case describes the features of an Environmental Management System (EMS) that ensures impacts from planned marine discharges are continuously managed to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP) and to an acceptable level. 


Development partners: NOPSEMA

ID
2017:1018
Building blocks covered
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: In development

Drill cuttings discharges

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts of a change to water and sediment quality from the discharge of drill cuttings from drilling activities and geo-physical surveys including the control measures necessary to manage the discharge.


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ID
2017:1019
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Chemical selection procedures

Scope

This reference case details the control and other measures to be adopted for the selection of chemicals to manage marine discharges to an acceptable level. 


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ID
2017:1020
Building blocks covered
  • Control
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Light impacts to turtles

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts of a change in ambient light to turtles from any petroleum activity including the control and other measures necessary to manage the impact.


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ID
2017:1021
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Air emissions from petroleum activities

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts of change in air quality from any petroleum activity including the control and other measures necessary to manage the impact. 


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ID
2017:1022
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Flaring operations

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts of a change in air quality from flaring asscoicated with the operation of a producing facility including the control and other measures necessary to manage the impact. 


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ID
2017:1023
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Geotechnical/geophysical site surveys

Scope

This reference cases considers the impacts and risks specific to undertaking geotechnical or geophysical surveys including the control and other measures necessary to manage these impacts and risks. 


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ID
2017:1024
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Surface application of chemical dispersants

Scope

This reference case details the surface application of chemical dispersants as a control measure to reduce the consequence of an unplanned release of hydrocarbons including the control and other measures to ensure additional impacts and risks are reduced.


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ID
2017:1026
Building blocks covered
  • Control
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Offshore booming and recovery operations

Scope

This reference case details the offshore booming and oil recovery operations as a control measure to reduce the consequence of an unplanned release of hydrocarbons including the control and other measures to ensure additional impacts and risks are reduced.


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ID
2017:1027
Building blocks covered
  • Control
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Ongoing management of financial assurance for oil spill response and monitoring

Scope

This reference case describes the features of an Environmental Management System (EMS) that ensures a titleholder maintains sufficient financial assurance for oil spill response and monitor activities for the duration of their activity. 


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ID
2017:1028
Building blocks covered
  • Control
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Consultation with Tasmanian, Victorian and South Australian lobster fishers

Scope

This reference case details the preferred consultation method of Lobster Fisheries in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia and the information sharing and other requirements to consider prior to initiating consultation. 


Development partners: NOPSEMA, Southern Rock Lobster Limited

ID
2017:1029
Building blocks covered
  • Consultation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: In development

Consultation with the Northern Territory Seafood Council

Scope

This reference case details the preferred consultation method of Northern Territory Seafood Council (NTSC) and the information sharing and other requirements to consider prior to initiating consultation. 


Development partners: NOPSEMA, NTSC

ID
2017:1030
Building blocks covered
  • Consultation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: In development

Consultation with the Pearl Producers Association

Scope

This reference case details the preferred consultation method of the Pearl Producers Association (PPA) and the information sharing and other requirements to consider prior to initiating consultation. 


Development partners: NOPSEMA, PPA

ID
2017:1031
Building blocks covered
  • Consultation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Assessment and ongoing management of suspended wells

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts and risks of any change to the environment from suspending wells and monitoring their status including the control and other measures necessary to manage these impacts and risks.


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ID
2017:1032
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Managing vessel interactions with cetaceans

Scope

This reference case details the control and other measures that manage vessel interactions with cetaceans in the Commonwealth Marine Area. 


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ID
2017:1033
Building blocks covered
  • Control
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Seismic sound impacts to southern rock lobsters

Scope

This reference case considers the impacts of sound exposure from seismic survey activities on the ecosystem that supports the production of economically viable southern rock lobsters including the control and other measures to manage this impact.


Development partners: NOPSEMA, Southern Rock Lobster Limited

ID
2017:1034
Building blocks covered
  • Activity
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

A description of the values and sensititivites of the Great Australian Bight

Scope

This reference case describes the values and sensitivities of the Ningaloo World Heritage Coastline including the environmental impacts and risks that may interact with these values and sensitivities. 


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ID
2017:1035
Building blocks covered
  • Impact
  • Receptor
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

A description of the values and sensitivities of the Bass Strait

Scope

This reference case describes the values and sensitivities of the Bass Strait, Victoria including the environmental impacts and risks that may interact with these values and sensitivities. 


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ID
2017:1036
Building blocks covered
  • Impact
  • Receptor
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

A description of the values and sensitivities of the Otway

Scope

This reference case describes the values and sensitivities of the Otway, Victoria including the environmental impacts and risks that may interact with these values and sensitivities. 


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ID
2017:1037
Building blocks covered
  • Impact
  • Receptor
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

A description of the effects of oil on environmental receptors

Scope

This reference case describes the changes that occur to specified environmental receptors including coastlines, benethic habitats, and species.


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ID
2017:1038
Building blocks covered
  • Aspect
  • Impact
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

The thresholds for oil spill modelling

Scope

This reference case details the threshold inputs to be used in oil spill trajectory modelling to support analysis of oil spill risks from specific activities.


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ID
2017:1039
Building blocks covered
  • Aspect
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Dispersant toxicity and efficacy testing

Scope

This reference case details how chemical dispersants will be tested for toxicity and efficacy in determining the feasiblity of this control measure to mitigate the consequences of an oil spill. 


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ID
2017:1040
Building blocks covered
  • Aspect
  • Impact
  • Receptor
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Assessment of adequate preparedness for an oil spill

Scope

Assessment of control measures for oil spill response and the adequate level of preparedness required to demonstrate the oil spill risk from an activity. 


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ID
2017:1041
Building blocks covered
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

Oil spill control measure performance standards

Scope

This reference case details the typical oil spill control measures and proposes performance measures to determine their effectiveness.


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ID
2017:1042
Building blocks covered
  • Control
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

A description of National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies for petroleum activities

Scope

This reference cases describes the national system for oil spill preparedness and response for all types of petroleum activities including the notification and mobilisation requirements of each activity type. 


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ID
2017:1043
Building blocks covered
  • Implementation
Last updated
25.10.2017

Status: Idea

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