(a) to obtain details of applications by taking extracts or copies of the application from DEHP
(b) to make submissions about the application to DEHP
(c) the right of review and appeal regarding DEHP's decisions on applications about which they have made submissions
More information on petroleum tenures can be found on the Department of Natural Resources and Mines' website.
Environmental AuthorityAn environmental authority (EA) is required before a petroleum tenure can be granted. The holder of a petroleum tenure cannot carry out activities related to the exploration, testing or production of CSG until an EA is granted by DEHP. There are two types of EAs, Level 1 and Level 2. A Level 1 EA is given for low risk activities as well as those that have a medium to high risk of causing serious environmental harm (e.g. large compressor stations, power generation facilities, regulated dams). A Level 2 EA is given for activities that have a low risk of causing serious environmental harm (e.g. wells, low hazard dams, access tracks).
More information on EAs can be found on DEHP's website.
Submissions on applications can be made either through the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Level 3, 400 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000; or posted to GPO Box 2454, Brisbane QLD 4001 and must be made before the end of the submission period.
Page last updated: 8 August 2016