With the previous regulations dated from 2007 due to expire in March 2017, new Pipelines Regulations are proposed and submissions have been invited.
The proposed regulations will support continued construction operation and maintenance of the pipeline network, with a Regulatory Impact Statement also prepared for the proposed Pipelines Regulations 2017.
The proposed regulations are designed to streamline administrative process, reduce red tape and improve risk management, safety and reporting.
Four options will be assessed when proposing the regulations:
- Continue with the status quo using existing regulations
- Make minor amendments to existing regulations
- Forego regulations by using non-binding guidelines
- Forego regulations by using licence conditions to specify regulatory requirements
Submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 10 February 2017.