New online service for environmental management plans


Safeguarding our environment is important to the Territory’s Labor Government.

Today, the territorial government bolstered implementation of a recommendation from the fracking pepper inquiry with the rollout of a new online subscription service for fracking management plans. environment (EMP).

The new online subscription service allows the community to have their say and keep up to date with the drilling and hydraulic fracturing EMPs being evaluated. The community can have their say here: EMP under review – Department of Environment, Parks and Water Safety here.

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Safety is responsible for managing the assessment and approval of onshore petroleum EMPs. The government appreciates community input, which informs the Minister’s decisions regarding drilling and hydraulic fracturing EMPs.

The Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing EMPs are open for public comment for 28 days.

Quotes from Environment Minister Eva Lawler:

“When it comes to our environment, transparency and accountability are key to ensuring community confidence in government processes and decision-making.

“We welcome community feedback on the Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing EMPs and remain committed to continually improving our assessment and decision-making processes.

“The public has always had 28 days to comment on PEMs and this new online subscription service will give interested people the opportunity to be notified when a new PEM is filed.

“Rolling out this new subscription service allows us to improve and streamline the regulatory regime and ensure that the public can have a say, regardless of where they live or what concerns or interests they have about ‘onshore petroleum activities.’

Northern Territory Government

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