Queensland releases CSG/LNG compliance plan
The Queensland Government has released a compliance plan to regulate the Coal Seam Gas to Liquefied Natural Gas industry in 2013.
State Minister for Environment, Andrew Powell, said the CSG/LNG Compliance Plan 2012-13 was the result of extensive consultation in communities where the CSG to LNG industry is expanding.
“This plan outlines how my department will respond to and investigate any community concerns regarding industry activities and take a consistent approach to any non-compliance,” Mr Powell said.
Mr Powell said the plan had a particular focus on activities such as management of groundwater extraction, production and management of CSG water, fraccing activities and pipeline construction.
“We want to encourage operators to voluntarily comply with these obligations and work with government, business, industry and the community to improve their performance,” he said.
The CSG/LNG Compliance Plan 2012-13 is available at: www.ehp.qld.gov.au/management/coal-seam-gas/enforcement-compliance.html