Action item 14.30

Progress

50%

50% complete.
Government approval for consultation on draft policy, guideline, framework, Bill.

That prior to the grant of any further production approvals, the Government enacts provisions establishing a chain of responsibility for gas companies and related parties to ensure compliance with environmental obligations.

Target completion date

Stage 3
To be completed by November 2022.

Reform area
Ensuring accountable industry practice
Project action
Ensuring gas companies comply with our laws
Lead agency
Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security has prepared a proposed chain of responsibility laws framework. Consultation on the framework was undertaken in mid-2021.

Consultation on draft legislation to amend the Environment Protection Act 2019 to implement these laws is expected to occur in May 2022, with the amending legislation to be introduced into the NT Parliament in September 2022.