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Offshore Clean Energy Infrastructure Regulatory Framework

The submission to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources in relation to the discussion paper on the proposed Offshore Clean Energy Infrastructure Regulatory Framework was prepared by the Australian Environment and Planning Law Group (AEPLG) of the Legal Practice Section. 

The AEPLG has read the Department’s plan for regulation of this potentially new industry for Australia’s offshore areas with interest. The AEPLG notes that the proposed regime draws from the current regime for regulating the offshore petroleum sector with the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) as the regulator. The AEPLG believes that this arrangement is appropriate given NOPSEMA’s current regulatory functions.

You can read the full submisson below.


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