Environmental Bulletin – August 2021
Australia – New industrial and commercial Emissions Reduction Fund methodology proposed
The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee is seeking feedback on a proposed new Emissions Reduction Fund methodology for industrial and commercial emissions reduction, which is intended to replace the existing Industrial Electricity and Fuel Efficiency methodology.
Feedback is also sought on related amendments to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015. Comments.
Western Australia – Guideline for developing environment plans revised – Open for comment until 5 Oct
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has released a revised Draft Guideline for the Development of Petroleum, Geothermal and Pipeline Environment Plans in Western Australia for stakeholder feedback, with specific interest in opinions about the decommissioning, rehabilitation and closure content in Section 220.127.116.11.
The draft guideline consolidates the following existing guidance materials: Guidance Note – Decommissioning, Rehabilitation and Closure of Petroleum Activities, Guidance Note – Environmental Performance Objectives, Environmental Performance Standards and Measurement Criteria for Petroleum Environment Plans, and Proposed Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation Guide – Public Consultation Paper. Comments close 5 October 2021.