Approved by decision makers.
That baseline and ongoing monitoring be the responsibility of the regulator and funded by the gas industry.
Action item update
Exploration permit holders in the Beetaloo Sub-basin will pay the NT Government for the baseline methane monitoring work CSIRO has completed.
Industry will pay for the baseline through a cost recovery exercise. The Northern Territory Government has worked with independent scientific experts to develop a Code of Practice relative to the Inquiry's recommendation. It contains requirements for baseline and ongoing methane monitoring. The Code is legally enforceable through the Petroleum (Environment) Regulations 2016.
The finalised Code was published on 12 June 2019.