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Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

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5934

2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 62D, page 28 (after line 9), after subsection 780A(1), insert:

          (1A)  The terms of reference for a Commission of inquiry appointed under subsection (1) are taken to include the following:

                     (a)  the resource management implications of the incident; and

                     (b)  the environmental impact and potential impact of the incident; and

                     (c)  an assessment of the management and effectiveness of responses to the incident, including the coordination of responses across the Commonwealth Government and across jurisdictions; and

                     (d)  the provision and accessibility of relevant information to affected stakeholders and the public.

[comprehensive terms of reference for commissions of inquiry]