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.
To be completed by end December 2021.
Action item update
The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security will commission industry specialists to develop guidelines for human health and environmental risk assessment consistent with the national framework. The guidelines will be made enforceable via legislation.
This work is expected to commence in early 2021.