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Storing baseline assessment information

Baseline assessment

The Water Act 2000 requires baseline assessments to be completed for water bores in areas where petroleum and gas production testing or production has commenced. Assessments are required to assist the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP), petroleum tenure holders and landholders with potential future ‘make good’ arrangements.

EHP is responsible for regulating the baseline assessment process and has published a Baseline Assessment Guideline (PDF) and related Outcome of Baseline Assessment Form (Word).

OGIA stores baseline assessment information. Petroleum tenure holders must submit this information to OGIA in accordance with the guideline and approved form.

OGIA may use baseline assessment information as part of undertaking its groundwater impact assessment role, including for the preparation of underground water impact reports.

Information for petroleum tenure holders submitting baseline assessments

OGIA has prepared the following documentation to support petroleum tenure holders in submitting baseline assessment information.

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Last updated: 20 January 2014


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