7.4

Progress

25%

Commenced.
Initial policy development underway.

That the Government develops specific guidelines for human health and environmental risk assessments for all onshore shale gas developments consistent with the National Chemicals Risk Assessment framework, including the national guidance manual for human and environmental risk assessment for chemicals associated with CSG extraction.

Target completion date

Stage 3
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Ensuring accountable industry practice
Project action
Developing transparent and enforceable codes of practice
Lead agency
Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security has established a steering committee to develop guidelines for human health and environmental risk assessment consistent with the national framework.

An options analysis and draft guidelines have been developed by the committee and will undergo review against national guidance.

The guidelines will be made enforceable via legislation.