Regulatory philosophy publications
The role of government in technical regulation: 'finding the right balance' (PDF 45 KB)
McDonough, R. 2003
Development of a Compliance Policy for the Petroleum Act 2000 (PDF 451 KB)
Outlines the principles used as a guide to the development and implementation of the Energy Resource Division's compliance policy and discusses enforcement tools available to obtain compliance.
Morton, J. 2002
The South Australian Petroleum Act 2000 - principles and philosophy of best practice regulation (PDF 370 KB)
Malavazos, M. 2001
A Model for Environmental, Health and Safety Regulation for the Mining and Upstream Petroleum Industries (PDF 360 KB)
Malavazos, M. 1998
Goal attainment scaling: A Performance Evaluation Tool for Assessing the Achievement of Environmental Goals (PDF 178 KB)
Paper presented at the Minerals Council of Australia 20th Annual Environmental Workshop in Darwin, October 2005 where GAS was introduced to the Broader industry.
Goal Attainment Scaling: A Tool for Evaluating Pipeline Environmental Performance (PDF 993 KB)
Discusses the application of GAS to assess pipeline easement rehabilitation.
Criteria for the abandonment of seismic lines and wellsites
This study aimed to identify and assess the impacts of seismic lines and wellsites in the South Australian area of the Cooper Basin. The impacts are assessed in terms of their relative significance (adverse or long lasting effects) to the surrounding area. In doing this the temporal nature of rehabilitation and changes in wellsite and seismic line preparation techniques have been considered.
- Stage 1 - Impact Identification (PDF 19.2 MB)
- Stage 2 - Identification and Evaluation of Assessment Criteria (PDF 64.3 MB)
- Stage 3 - Validation of Assessment Criteria and Methodologies (PDF 119 MB)
- Stage 4 - Derivation of Criteria (PDF 24.2 MB)
Review of borrow pit construction, use and rehabilitation in the Cooper Basin
This report identified that an amendment of the GAS criteria would provide positive environmental outcomes particularly to address potential cumulative impacts associated with both legacy pits and the ongoing construction of new pits across the basin.
- Review of Borrow Pit Construction, Use and Rehabilitation within the Cooper Basin SA - Report (PDF 3.47 MB)
- Gas Criteria Tables for the Construction, Management and Rehabilitation of Borrow Pits (PDF 57 KB)