National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for Natural Gas from Coal Seams

Publication date: Friday, 13th December 2013.

On 13 December 2013, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources endorsed a National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for Natural Gas from Coal Seams (the Framework).The Framework delivers on a commitment by Australian governments to put in place a suite of leading practice principles, providing guidance to regulators in the management of natural gas from coal seams and ensuring regulatory regimes are robust, consistent and transparent across all Australian jurisdictions.

The Framework acknowledges that natural gas from coal seams is, and will continue to be into the future, an important component of eastern Australia’s domestic gas supply. It focuses on four key areas of operations which cover the lifecycle of development:

  • well integrity;
  • water management and monitoring;
  • hydraulic fracturing; and
  • chemical use.

Through this focus, the Framework provides assurance for communities and farmers that concerns in relation to protecting and managing both underground and surface water resources in particular are taken seriously by government and are being effectively regulated.

The development of the Framework also involved public consultation between 14 December 2012 and 28 February 2013. All stakeholder submissions received in response to this consultation process are available below, excluding where stakeholders clearly indicated that a submission should remain confidential, either in whole or in part.

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PDF icon National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for Natural Gas from Coal Seams (December 2013)1.9 MB
File National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for Natural Gas from Coal Seams (December 2013)1.94 MB
PDF icon Coal Seam Gas Policy Statement (December 2011)118.3 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Coal Seam Gas Policy Statement (December 2011)183 KB
PDF icon 3rd Standing Council on Energy and Resources meeting communique - 14 December 2012341.35 KB
Microsoft Office document icon 3rd Standing Council on Energy and Resources meeting communique - 14 December 2012301.5 KB
PDF icon AGL Energy - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG4.04 MB
PDF icon Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG346.07 KB
File Australian Network of Environmental Defender's Offices - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG152.57 KB
PDF icon Australian Council of Superannuation Investors - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG67.84 KB
PDF icon Australian Ethical Investment - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG2.62 MB
PDF icon Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG141.44 KB
PDF icon Bass Coast Shire Council - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG85.6 KB
PDF icon Borger, R. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG114.71 KB
File Borger, R. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG60.23 KB
PDF icon Carbon Energy Operations - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG101.1 KB
File Carbon Energy Operations - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG30.89 KB
PDF icon Community Over Mining - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG1.03 MB
PDF icon Conservation Council of South Australia - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG351.11 KB
PDF icon Duncan, C. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG42.22 KB
File Duncan, C. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG23.24 KB
PDF icon Esso Australia - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG413.61 KB
PDF icon Forest Futures - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG12.98 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Forest Futures - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG128 KB
PDF icon Friends of Gippsland, Mirboo North - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG731.87 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Friends of Gippsland, Mirboo North - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG1.05 MB
PDF icon Friends of the Earth Australia - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG62.93 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Friends of the Earth Australia - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG150 KB
PDF icon Friends of the Koalas Inc. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG452.16 KB
PDF icon General Electric - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG (Part 1)105.03 KB
PDF icon General Electric- response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG (Part 2)692.32 KB
PDF icon Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG106.58 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG149.5 KB
PDF icon Gurling, J. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG18.25 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Gurling, J. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG55.5 KB
PDF icon Halabarec, P. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG158.3 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Halabarec, P. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG245 KB
PDF icon Halliburton Australia - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG124.54 KB
PDF icon Hamilton, D. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG86.21 KB
PDF icon Hamilton, V. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG28.82 KB
File Hamilton, V. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG17.18 KB
PDF icon Harris, C. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG2.41 MB
PDF icon Hildebrant, J. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG114.72 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Hildebrant, J. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG110 KB
PDF icon Howley, M. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG18.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Howley, M. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG44 KB
PDF icon Kingston, T. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG12.28 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Kingston, T. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG54.5 KB
PDF icon La Trobe Valley Sustainability Group - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG19.37 KB
Microsoft Office document icon La Trobe Valley Sustainability Group - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG63.5 KB
PDF icon Lock the Gate Gippsland, including member groups - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG16.62 KB
File Lock the Gate Gippsland, including member groups - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG34.67 KB
PDF icon Lock the Gate Alliance, Lismore - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG137.53 KB
PDF icon Matthews, A. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG18.03 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Matthews, A. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG101 KB
PDF icon Matthews, K. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG18.05 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Matthews, K. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG101 KB
PDF icon Matthews, M. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG11.25 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Matthews, M. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG101 KB
PDF icon McComb, B. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG14.06 KB
Microsoft Office document icon McComb, B. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG44.5 KB
PDF icon McCubbin, J. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG304.03 KB
Microsoft Office document icon McCubbin, J. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG2.48 MB
PDF icon Minerals Council of Australia - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG2.8 MB
PDF icon National Farmers Federation - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG67.99 KB
PDF icon Nature Conservation Society of South Australia - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG15.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Nature Conservation Society of South Australia - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG63 KB
PDF icon Nielsen, R. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG27.89 KB
File Nielsen, R. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG16.46 KB
PDF icon Origin Energy - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG169.51 KB
PDF icon Phoenix, S. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG53.29 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Phoenix, S. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG93.5 KB
PDF icon Property Rights Australia - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG127.63 KB
File Property Rights Australia - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG18.81 KB
PDF icon Regnan Governance Engagement and Research Pty Ltd - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG165.61 KB
PDF icon Ross, N. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG18.04 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Ross, N. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG101 KB
File Smith, P. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG19.26 KB
PDF icon South Australian Natural Resource Management Council - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG107.52 KB
PDF icon South Australian Farmers Federation - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG1.73 MB
PDF icon Stakeholder 1 - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG11.9 KB
PDF icon Strike Energy - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG19.75 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Strike Energy - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG62 KB
PDF icon Sustainable Boolarra Community Group - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG77.38 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Sustainable Boolarra Community Group - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG67 KB
PDF icon Timothy, C. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG14.82 KB
File Timothy, C. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG16.41 KB
PDF icon University of Queensland - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG65.76 KB
File University of Queensland - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG107.39 KB
PDF icon Victorian Farmers Federation, Stradbroke Branch - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG100.71 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Victorian Farmers Federation, Stradbroke Branch - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG33.5 KB
PDF icon Waters, P. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG11.75 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Waters, P. - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG52.5 KB
File Water Services Association of Australia - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG590.69 KB
PDF icon Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG21.77 KB
File Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG28.95 KB
PDF icon Wellington Shire Council - response to Draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for CSG879.01 KB

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