Environmental Level 1 Environmental Authority

Protection Act 1994 (Chapter SA activities)

DERM Permit" Number: PEN100020207
Under section 521 of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 this permit is varied.

QGe Pty Limited Level 30, 275 George Street BRISBANE OLD 4000

BG International

(Australia) Level 30, 275 George Street BRISBANE OLD 4000

Pty Limited

Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited Level 45, Australia Square 264-278 George Street Sydney NSW 2000 SGA (Queensland) Pty Ltd Level 30, 275 George Street BRISBANE OLD 4000 Toyota Tsusho CBM Queensland Level 18, 44 Market Street Sydney NSW 2000 Pty Ltd

in respect to carrying out a Level 1 chapter 5A activity(ies) as per Section 23 of the Environmental Protection RegulaUon 2008 on the relevant resource authorities listed below:

Walloon

Fairway

Authority To Prospect (ATP) 610,620,621,632,648,651 Petroleum Leases (PL) 179, 180,211,212,228,229,247,257,263

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The anniversary date of this environmental This environmental

authority is 23 November.

authority is subject to the attached schedule of conditions.

(Date Rod Kent Internal Reviewer, Administering Authority Department of Environment and Resource Management

1 Permit includes licences, approvals, permits, authorisations, certificates, sanctions or equivalent/similar administered by the Department of Environment and Resource Management.

as required by legislation

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This approval is for the carrying out the following level 1 chapter 5A activity(ies): Schedule 5 of the Environmental Protection 'Regulation 2008 3. A petroleum activity that is likely to have a significant impact on a category A or B environmentally sensitive area 6. A petroleum activity carried out on a site containing a high hazard dam or a significant hazard dam 8. A petroleum activity, other than a petroleum activity mentioned in items 1 to 7, that includes 1 or more chapter 4 activities for which an aggregate environmental score is stated, namely: ERA 8 (5) - Chemical Storage - storing 200m3 or more of chemicals that are liquids, other than chemicals mentioned in items 1 to 3, under subsection (1)(d). ERA 14 (1) - Electricity or more. Generating - using gas at a rated capacity of 10MW electrical

ERA 15 - Fuel burning - using fuel burning equipment that is capable of burning at least 500kg of fuel in an hour. ERA 60 (1d) - Waste disposaloperating a facility for disposing of, in a year, more than 200,000t of regulated waste and any, or any combination of general waste, and limited regulated waste, and if the facility is in a scheduled area - no more than 5t of untreated clinical waste. ERA 63 (2b) - Sewage Treatment - operating sewage treatment works, other than no.release works, with a total daily peak design capacity of more than 100 to 1500 EP. ERA 64 (3) - Treating 1OML or more raw water in a day. Other ERAs that do not have an aggregate environmental score:

ERA 8 (3a) - Chemical storage -10m3 to 500m3 of chemical or dangerous goods-of class 3 or class C1 or class C2 combustible liquids under AS 1940 (no score). ERA 18 (a) - Boilermaking metal product (no score). or engineering - for producing, in a year, 200t to 1O,OOOt f o

ERA 38 (2a) - Surface coating - coating, painting or powder coating, usin!;J, in a year, 1t to 1Oat of surface coating materials in a year (no score).

2.

This approval pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 does not remove the need to obtain any additional approval for this activity which might be required by other State and lor Commonwealth legislation. Other legislation administered by the Department of Environment and Resource Management for which a permit may be required includes but is not limited to the: •
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Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003; The contaminated land provisions of the Environmental Forestry Act 1959; Nature Conservation Act 1992; Water Act 2000; Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008

Protection Act 1994;

Applicants are advised to check with all relevant statutory authorities and comply with all relevant legislation.

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This approval, issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1994, for the carrying out of a level 1 petroleum activity(ies) is not an authority to impact on water levels or pressure heads in groundwater aquifers in or surrounding coal seams, nor an acceptance of impacts under other CSG water management activities not specified here. The holder of this environmental authority will have obligations to minimise or mitigate any such impact under other Queensland Government and Australian Government legislation. This environmental authority consists of the following Schedules Schedule A Schedule B Schedule C Schedule D Schedule E Schedule F Schedule G Schedule H Schedule I Schedule J Schedule K Schedule L Schedule M Schedule N General Conditions Water Sewage Treatment and Effluent Management Dams Land Environmental Air Waste Rehabilitation Monitoring Programs Community Issues Notification Procedures Petroleum Infrastructure Definitions Nuisance

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SCHEDULE A - GENERAL Prevent and/or Minimise (A 1) Likelihood of Environmental Harm

This authority does not authorise environmental harm unless a condition contained within this authority explicitly authorises that harm. Where there is no condition or the authority is silent on a matter, the lack of a condition or silence shall not be construed as authorising harm. In carrying out petroleum activities the holder of this authority must prevent and I or minimise the likelihood of environmental harm being caused. Plan

(A2)

Development (A3)

The applicant for or holder of the environmental authority must submit to the administering authority a copy of the original or any amended work program or development plan for the relevant application for the granted petroleum authority 8 business days before commencing activities or additional or varied activities covered 'by the program or plan. of measure, Plant and Equipment

Maintenance (A4)

The holder of this authority must: a) b) c) install all measures, plant and equipment necessary to ensure compliance with the conditions of this authority; and maintain such measures, plant and.equipment in a proper and efficient condition; and operate such measures, plant and equipment in a proper and efficient manner.

(AS)

All instruments, equipment and measuring devices used for measuring or monitoring in accordance with any condition of this authority must be calibrated, appropriately operated and maintained. The holder of this authority must ensure that daily operation and maintenance of all plant and equipment relating to the authorised petroleum activities are carried out by suitability qualified, competent and experienced person(s). No change, replacement or alteration of any plant or equipment is permitted if the change, replacement or alteration increases the risk of environmental harm from the petroleum activities. All analyses and tests required to be conducted under this authority must be carried out by a laboratory that has NATA certification for such analyses and tests, except as otherwise authorised by the administering authority. Management Plan

(A6)

(A7)

(A8)

Environmental (A9)

The holder of the environmental authority should have in place and implemented an environmental management plan from the commencement of the level 1 petroleum activity(ies). The' EMP must identify all sources of environmental harm, including but not limited to the actual and potential release of all contaminants, the potential impact of these sources and what actions will be taken to prevent the likelihood of environmental harm being caused. The EMP must also provide for the review and 'continual improvement' in the overall environmental performance of all petroleum activities that are carried out. The EMP must address as a minimum the following matters: a) b} Environmental commitments - a commitment by senior management to achieve specified and relevant environmental goals. Identification of environmental issues and potential impacts.

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f)
g) h) i)

j)
k) (Ai 0)

Control measures for routine operations to minimise likelihood of environmental Contingency plans and emergency procedures for non-routine situations. Organisational structure and responsibility. .Effective communication. Monitoring of contaminant releases. Conducting environmental impact assessments. Staff training. Record keeping. Periodic review of environmental performance and continual impro,vement.

The environmental management plan must not be implemented contravenes any condition of this approval.

or amended in a way that

(Ai1)

A suitably qualified person must certify in writing that an environmental been prepared: . a) b) c)

management

plan has

by a suitably qualified person with at least 5 years experience in the relevant area; in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of condition (A9); and by having regard to, and appropriately applying, the relevant guidelines (being those applicable on a national, state or a regional basis) which the suitably qualified person considers should be applied in undertaking the environmental management plan including relevant approved Environment Australia, ANZECC and DERM guidelines where published.

Definitions
(Ai2) Words and phrases used in this authority are defined in Schedule N - Definitions. Where a definition for a term used in this authority is not defined within this authority, the definitions in the Environmental Protection Act 1994, its Regulation and Environinental Protection Policies must be used. Operational (A 13) (A14) Plan

By and from 1 November 2011, an Operational Plan must be developed that provides detailed information about the petroleum activity(ies) to be carried out under this environmental authority. The petroleum activity(ies) identified in the Operational Plan must set out the maximum scope of the petroleum activity(ies) and incorporate the petroleum activities set out in the approved Work Program and I or Development Plan for the relevant petroleum authority as required under the Petroleum Act 1923 or the' Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. The Operational Plan must be consistent with the requirements and include, but not be limited to: (a) (b) (c) of this environmental authority

(A15)

a stated period forthe Operational Plan which is at least one (1) year but does not exceed three (3) years duration and which specifies an end date; a description of the existing and all proposed petroleum activities under the period of the Operational Plan; a map or series of maps that: (i). record the location of all petroleum and incidental infrastructure and its unique reference name' number that exists at the commencement of the period of the Operational Plan, including but not necessarily being limited to: (a) regulated dams; (b) exploration, appraisal and development wells; (c) transmission flow lines; (d) gas processing facilities; (e) water treatment facilities; (f) brine encapsulation facilities; (g) sewage treatment facilities; (h) field compressor stations; (i) central compressor stations; (j) power lines;

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(f)
(g)

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(k) roads; show the location of all programmed and approved infrastructure that will be developed during the period of the Operational Plan, including the items listed under condition (A15)(c)(i) and their unique reference name I number, if applicable;. (iii) .show major environmental features such as waters, sensitive places and environmentally sensitive areas; spatial datasets (GIS) which depict those requirements under condition (A 15)(c)(i), (A15)(c)(ii) and (A15)(c)(iii) in shapefile format; proposed maximum area of disturbance area during the period of the Operational Plan; details on the scale and extent of any proposed disturbance to, or vegetation clearing in any Category A, B or C Environmentally Sensitive Area; a rehabilitation plan for disturbance to land as a result of existing and programmed and approved infrastructure during the period of the Operational Plan, including but not necessarily not limited to a description of the following: i. a description of: o the area to be disturbed (e.g. tenure, coordinates) and disturbance types (e.g. well lease, flow line, access track); o pre-disturbance land use; o timeframes for commencing rehabilitation of disturbed areas not required for the ongoing conduct of the petroleum activity(ies), not greater than three (3) months for the rehabilitation of buried pipelines and not greater than nine (9) months for any other disturbed area; o forecasted total area to be rehabilitated during the period of the Operational Plan; o soil types of areas to be rehabilitated; o final land use, post rehabilitation in consideration of the land use prior to disturbance; ii. a rehabilitation monitoring program which identifies: o proposed revegetation methods inclusive of plant species selection, re-profiling, respreading soil, soil ameliorants I amendments, surface preparation and method of propagation so as to meet the progressive and final acceptance criteria in this environmental authority; . o suitable analogue sites to be used for measuring rehabilitation success that represent the pre-disturbed land use and the ecological values of the area(s) to be significantly disturbed from the carrying out of the petroleum activity(ies); o the percentage foliage cover, flora species richness and diversity and fauna species diversity of the analogue sites; o the parameters to be measured in analogue and rehabilitated sites for determining rehabilitation success, including, as a minimum, vegetation cover, flora species richness and diversity and fauna species diversity at a minimum yearly monitoring frequency; .. o the experimental design for analysing analogue and rehabilitated site data including statistical methods of analysis. a high level rehabilitation strategy, including final land use, for all proposed infrastructure which is not programmed and approved at the commencement of the Operational Plan; and the results and a description of monitoring undertaken on progressive rehabilitation carried out under the previous Operational Planes) in relation to the requirements and acceptance criteria set out in th is environmental authority; and the calculation of financial assurance for the proposed maximum disturbance expected during the period of the Operational Plan. (ll), of the first Operational Plan period. is 1 November 2011. authority must implement the Operational Plan from 1 November

(A16) (A 17)

The commencement

The holder of this environmental 2011.

Note - Where there is a conflict between the commitments of the Operational Plan and the conditions of this environmental authority, the conditions of this environmental authority prevail. (A18) A subsequent Operational Plan must be submitted to the administering business days prior to the expiry of the current Operational Plan. authority not less than 20 .

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Financial (A 19)

Assurance authority must:

The holder of this environmental (a)

(b)
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provide to the administering authority financial assurance in the amount and form required from time to time by the administering authority; and . review and maintain the amount of financial assurance based on the maximum disturbance from the proposed and existing petroleum activity(ies).

The calculation of financial assurance must be in accordance with the Department of Environment and Resource Management's Guideline. "Financial assurance for petroleum activities", as amended from time to time. The financial assurance is to remain in force until the administering authority is satisfied that no claim is likely to be made on the assurance. Petroleum Activities

(A21)

Existing (A22)

Conditions (E2) to (E19) in the Land Schedule relating to disturbance only apply to the petroleum activity(ies) which commenced after 26 July 2011 subject to: (a) By 26 July 2012 the holder of this environmental authority must conduct an audit of the existing petroleum activity(ies) which commenced before 26 July 2011 and submit a report to the administer,ing authority;.and . the audit report must assess whether current financial assurance held for the environmental authority continues to be of an adequate amount.

(b)

Note: Condition (A22) is only applicable where there are existing petroleum activities which will be covered by this environmental authority. Third Party Audit (A23) A third party auditor, nominated by the holder of this environmental authority and accepted by the administering authority, must audit compliance with the conditions of this environmental authority at a minimum frequency of every three (3) years. Notwithstanding condition (A23), the holder of this environmental authority may, prior to undertaking the third party audit, negotiate with the administering authority the scope and content of the third party audit.

(A24)

Note: Where minimal petroleum activities have been undertaken on a tenure, the negotiation of the scope of the third party audit may also include the postponing of the third party audit to an agreeable time between the holder of this environmental authority and the administering authority. In this event, the timeframe in condition (A23) must be amended to reflect" the postponement. (A25) An audit report must be prepared by the third party auditor presenting the findings of each audit carried out. The third party auditor must certify the findings in the audit report. The holder of this environmental authority must immediately arising from the audit report by: (a) (b) act upon any recommendations

(A26) (A27).

investigating any non-compliance issues identified; and as soon as reasonably practicable, implementing measures or taking necessary action to ensure compliance with the requirements of this environmental authority.

(A28)

The holder of this environmental authority must attach to the audit report, a written response to the audit report detailing the actions taken or to be taken on stated dates:

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by the holder to ensure compliance with this environmental authority; and to prevent a recurrence of any non-compliance issues identified.

The audit report required by condition (A25) and the written response to the audit report required by condition (A28) must be submitted with the subsequent annual return. The financial cost of the third party audit is to be borne by the holder of this environmental authority.

(A30)

Contingency Plan for Emergency Environmental Incidents (A31) A Contingency Plan for Emergency Environmental Incidents which has been certified by a suitably qual ified person must be developed by 1 November 2011. The Contingency be limited to: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Plan for Emergency Environmental Incidents must include, but not necessarily

(A32)

(g) (h)

(i) 0) (k) (I) (m) (n)

(0) (p) (q)

(r) (A33)

a clear definition of what constitutes an environmental emergency incident or near miss for the petroleum activity(ies) authorised to be carried out under this environmental authority; identification of the types of environmental incidents that may occur, relevant to the petroleum activity(ies) authorised to be carried out under this environmental authority; response procedures to be implemented to prevent or' minimise the risk of environmental harm arising from environmental emergency incidents; response procedures to minimise the extent and duration of environmental harm caused by environmental emergency incidents; the practices and procedures to be employed to restore the environment or mitigate any environmental harm caused; communication procedures and lines of communication within and beyond the organisation (including the Local Government) to be employed in responding to environmental emergency incidents; the resources to be used in response to environmental emergency incidents; procedures to investigate the cause of any incidents (including releases) or near misses, and where necessary, the remedial actions to be implemented to reduce the likelihood of recurrence of similar events; . procedures for responding to incidents resulting from stimulation activities, including specific rectification measures in the event of non-routine stimulation events; plans for restoring loss of well mechanical integrity so as to prevent environmental harm; procedures to avoid I minimise discharges resulting from any overtopping or loss of structural integrity of a dam; proceedures to respond to a regulated dam reaching mandatory reporting level; .proceedures to respond to a regulated dam reaching exceeding its design storage allowance. a receiving environment monitoring program, to be specifically implemented in the event of a release to waters or land to examine I assess environmental impacts. For monitoring of waters, this program must include upstream, downstream and impact site monitoring procedures. For soils monitoring, three replicate samples must be taken at depth intervals of 0-10 cm, 20-30 cm and 50-60 cm at both an analogue and the impact site as a minimum; the provision and availability of documented procedures to staff attending any emergency environmental incident to enable them to effectively respond; training of staff that will be called upon to respond to emergency environmental incidents to enable them to effectively respond; . timely and accurate reporting of the circumstance and nature of emergency environmental incidents to the administering authority and any affected landholder, occupier and lor their nominated representative in accordance with conditions of this environmental authority; procedures for accessing monitoring locations during emergency environmental incidents. Plan for Emergency

The holder of this environmental authority must implement the Contingency Envir.onmental Incidents by 1 November 2011.

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Documentation and Records Management
(A34) A record of all documents required. by this environmental authority must be:

(a) kept for a minimum of five (5) years; and (b) be made available to an authorised person upon request. (A35) The holder of this environmental authority must develop all documents in a way this is consistent with the requirements of this environmental authority.

Underground Gas Storage
(A36) Testing, evaluating, developing and using natural underground reservoirs for petroleum storage or to store prescribed storage gases is not authorised under this environmental authority.

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SCHEDULE Contaminant . (81)

Contaminants must not be directly or indirectly released to any waters except as permitted under this environmental authority.

Maintenance (82)

The maintenance and cleaning of vehicles and any other equipment or plant must be carried out in areas from where the resultant contaminants cannot be released into any waters. .

Watercourses, (83)

In the carrying out of the petroleum activity(ies) the holder of this environmental not clear vegetation or place fill, in or within: (a) (b) 200 metres from any wetland, lake or spring; or . 100 metres of the high bank of any other watercourse.

authority must

(84)

The holder of this environmental authority must not excavate or place fill in a way that adversely interferes with the flow of water in a watercourse, wetland or spring, including works that divert the course of flow of the water or works that impound the water. Despite Conditions (83) and (84), linear infrastructure activities such as those relating to the construction of pipelines, access tracks, powerlines, communication cables and roads may be undertaken within 200 m of and in a wetland, lake or spring, or within 100 m of and in a watercourse where there is no reasonable and practicable alternative (e.g. trench less methods) for: (a) (b) a maximum period of 10 business days; or such other time as is permitted by any relevant statutory Code or Guideline for undertaking works in a watercourse, provided: i, the relevant statutory Code and/or Guideline is complied with; and ii. the administering authority is notified and provided details of the relevant statutory Code and/or Guideline under which the works may extend beyond 10 business days; and iii. the administering authority is notified prior to the commencement of the works beyond the ten day period; or

(85)

(c) such other time as the agreed to in writing by the administering authority; and i, If activities are to be undertaken in a watercourse in accordance with 85 (b) or 85{c) the holder of the environmental authority must notify the administering authority in writing prior to the commencement of the period beyond the 10 business days; and ii. The holder of the environmental authority must ensure that all activities undertaken in watercourses in accordance with 85 are conducted in accordance with the following order of preference - 1. Conducting works in times of no flow; and 2. conducting works in times of flow but in a way that does not (a) cause a permanent adverse impact to the flow of water within the watercourse; or (b) permanently impound water; or (c) permanently divert the course of flow of water. Note - Examples of relevant Codes or Guidelines include the Code for .self-assessable development (Temporary watelW8Y barrier works) September 2010 and the GuideUne·':'" eciivities in a water course, lake or spring associated with mining activities - v.2 December 2010 (86) The linear infrastructure activities such as those relating to the construction of pipelines, access tracks, powerlines, communication cables and roads resulting in significant disturbance to the bed and banks of a watercourse, lake, wetland or spring must:

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(b) (c)

(d) (B7)

only be undertaken where necessary for the construction and/or maintenance of the linear infrastructure types included in Condition B12, that are' essential for carrying out the authorised petroleum activities and no reasonable or practicable alternative location exists; be no greater than the minimum area necessary for the purpose of the significant disturbance; be designed and undertaken by a suitably qualified person taking into account the matters listed in the 'Planning Activities' and 'Impact Management' sections of the Department of , Environment and Resource Management's "Guideline - Activities in a watercourse, lake or spring associated with mining operation" December 2010, as amended from time to time; and upon cessation of the petroleum activities or works, commence rehabilitation immediately.

Sediment control measures must be implemented to minimise any increase in water turbidity due to carrying out the petroleum activity(ies) in the bed and banks of a watercourse, lake, wetland, or a spring. Routine, regular and frequent visual monitoring must be undertaken while carrying out construction work and I or any maintenance of completed works in a watercourse, lake, wetland or spring. If, due to the petroleum activity(ies), water turbidity increases in the watercourse, lake, wetland or spring outside contained areas, works must cease and the sediment control measures must be rectified to limit turbidity before the petroleum activity(ies) recommences. All measures must be taken to minimise adverse impacts to, or reversal of, any river improvement works carried out in River Improvement Areas by Queensland's River Improvement Trusts, Trusts are provided in

(B8)

(B9)

(B10)

Note: Locations and details of River Improvement Areas and River Improvement the Schedule to the River Improvement Trust Regulation 1998.

Floodplains
(B11) Where the petroleum activity(ies) is carried out on floodplain areas, the holder of this environmental authority must ensure that the petroleum activity(ies) does not: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) concentrate flood flows in a way that will or may cause or threaten an adverse environmental impact; or . divert flood flows from natural drainage paths and alter flow distribution; or increase the local duration of floods; or increase the risk of detaining flood flows; or pose an unacceptable risk to the safety of persons from flooding; or pose an unacceptable risk of damage to property from flooding.

Groundwater
(B12) The extraction of groundwater as part of the petroleum activity(ies) from underground aquifers must not directly or indirectly cause environmental harm to any watercourse, lake, wetland or spring.

Well Drilling, Completion and Stimulation
(B13) (B14) Restricted stimulation fluids must not be used in stimulation. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or products that contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons not be used in stimulation fluids in concentrations above the reporting limit Oil based drilling muds must not be used in the carrying out of the petroleum activltyties). SynthetiC based drilling muds must not be used in the carrying out of the petroleum activity{ies). must

(Bi5)
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Accurate and current material safety data sheets for all fluids used in stimulation activities must be published on the environmental authority holder's website: Prior to undertaking well stimulation activities, the holder of this environmental authority must develop a risk assessment to ensure that stimulation activities are managed to prevent environmental harm, The stimulation risk assessment must include, but not necessarily (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) be limited to:

(818)

(819)

(f)
(g) (h) (i)

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(s) (t) (u) (v) (w)

a process description of the stimulation activity to be applied, including equipment and a comparison to best international practice; provide details of where, when and how often stimulation is to be undertaken on the tenures covered by this environmental authority; a geological model of the field to be stimulated including geological names, descriptions and depths of the target coal seam gas producing formation(s); naturally occurring geological faults; seismic history of the region (e.g. earth tremors, earthquakes); proximity of overlying and underlying aquifers; description of the depths that aquifers with environmental values occur, both above and below the target coal seam gas producing formation; the environmental values of groundwater in the area; description of overlying and underlying formations in respect of porosity, permeability, hydraulic conductivity, faulting and fracture propensity; consideration of barriers or known direct connections between the target coal seam gas produ'cing formation and the overlying and underlying aquifers; a description of the well mechanical integrity testing program; .. process control and assessment techniques to be applied for determining extent of stlrnulafion activities (e.g. microseismic measurements, modelling etc); practices and procedures to ensure that the stimulation activities are designed to be contained within the barriers of the target coal seam gas producing formation having regard to its identification under Condition (B1 9)G); locations of landholders' active groundwater bores; , groundwater transmissivity, flow rate, hydraulic conductivity and direction(s) of flow; a description of the chemicals used in stimulation activities (including estimated total mass, estimated composition, chemical abstract service numbers and properties), their mixtures and the resultant compounds that are formed after stimulation; a mass balance estimating the concentrations and absolute masses of chemicals that will be reacted, returned to the surface or left in the target coal seam gas producing formation subsequent to stimulation; an environmental hazard assessment of the chemicals used including their mixtures and the resultant chemicals that are formed after stimulation including: i. toxicological and ecotoxicological information of chemicals used; ii. information on the persistence and bioaccumulation potential of the chemicals used; and iii. identification of the stimulation fluid chemicals of potential concern derived from the risk assessment; an environmental hazard assessment of use, formation of, and detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in stimulation activities; an environmental' hazard assessment of leaving stimulation chemicals in the target coal seam gas producing formation for extended periods subsequent to stimulation; human health exposure pathways to operators and the regional population; risk characterisation of environmental impacts based on the environmental hazard assessment; and potential environmental or health impacts which may result from stimulation activities including but not limited to water quality, air quality (including suppression of dust and other airborne contaminants), noise and vibration.

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The stimulation risk assessment must be carried out for every well or group of wells in an area of like geological and hydrogeological characteristics to be stimulated, prior to stimulation activities being carried out at that well. Stimulation activities must not negatively affect water quality at: (a) any active landholders' groundwater bores (subject to access being permitted by the landholder) that are located within a two (2) kilometre horizontal radius from the location of the stimulation initiation point; and any active landholders' groundwater bores within 200 metres vertically of the stirn ulation initiation point;' and . any ather bare that could potentially be adversely impacted by the stimulation activity(ies) in accordance with the findings of the risk assessment required by Conditions B18 and B19.

(B21)

(b)

(c)

(B22)

Stimulation activities must not cause the connection formation and another aquifer.

of the target coal seam gas producing

(B23)

The holder of this authority must ensure the internal and external mechanical integrity of the well system prior to well stimulation such that there is: a) b) no significant leakage in the casing, tubing, or packer; and no significant fluid movement into another aquifer through vertical channels adjacent to t.he . well bore hole. .

(B24)

Practices and procedures must be in place to detect, as soon as practicable, any fractures that cause the .connection of a target coal seam gas producing formation and another aquifer.

Note: Detection measures will need to be determined through the risk assessment and could include microseismic monitoring, tracer analysis and water quality signature analysis. Such measures will be required to be outlined in the Environmental Management Plan accompanying the application. (B25) Rectification measures must be taken immediately if the holder of this environmental authority either becomes aware that stimulation activities have resulted in a change in water quality at any bore identified in B21 or that stimulation activities have caused the connection of the target coal seam gas producing formation and another aquifer.

Release to Waters of Treated or Good Quality Coal Seam Gas Water Conditions
Note: Coal seam gas discharges to surface waters which have a material impact on a drinking supply require separate and additional approval from the Office of Water Supply Regulator under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008.

Contaminant Release
(B26) The release of contaminants to waters must only occur from the release points specified in Schedule B Table 1 - Contaminant Release Points, Sources and Receiving Waters.

Schedule B, Table 1: Contaminant Release Points, Sources and Receiving Waters
Release Point RP 1Outlet of release pipe to Latitude (decimal degrees) (GDA94)* -26.934464 Longitude (decimal degrees) (GDA94)* 150.421787 Contaminant Source and Location Treated Reverse Osmosis (RO) permeate from the Water Treatment In-situ Monitoring and Sampling Point S1 -Inlet of transfer/release j;)ij;)elineto Receiving waters description Wieambilla Creek Release Flow Recording Frequency Continuous

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Plant (WTP) located on PL228

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Wieambilla Creek,
S2 - Outlet of release pipeline to Wieambilla Creek

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Exact locations of the release structure may vary slightly depending engineering design.

on final geotechnical

investigations

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(827)

The release of contaminants to waters must not exceed the release limits stated in Schedule B Table 2 Contaminant Release Limits for Release Point RP1 when measured at the in-situ monitoring and sampling points specified in Schedule B Table 1 for each quality characteristic. In-situ monitoring and sampling points must be in a location and state to allow the monitoring and sampling to be undertaken in all conditions (including flooding).

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B, Table 2: Contaminant Release Limits

Physicochemic aJ Parameters

Limit Type

RP1

Electrical conductivity

300 6.58.5 4 26 45 2-13 142 1 2-10 75 4.6 N/A 72 17.5 4 0.9

Maximum

Daily during release

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RP1 RP1 RP1 RP1 RP1 pH (pH Unit) Dissolved' oxygen (mg/L) Temperature (DC) Suspended Solids (mq/L) Calcium (mg/L)
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Range Minimum Maximum Maximum Range Maximum Maximum Range Maximum Maximum N/A Maximum Minimum Maximum Maximum

Daily during release Daily during release

81 82

Daily during release S2 ' Monthly during release Weekly during release Weekly during release Weekly during release Weekly during release Weekly during release Weekly during release ' Monitor in REMP Weekly during release Weekly during release Weekly during release Weekly during release Weekly during release (Monitor. in REMP and report against ANZECC Trigger Value of O.37mg/L) S1 81 S1 S1 81

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RP1 RP1 RP1 RP1 Ammonia (mg/L) RP1 Hardness (mg/L) Alkalinity (mg/L) SAR

S1

Boron (mg/L)

1

Maximum

(B29)

The release of contaminants to waters from the release points must be monitored at the locations specified in Schedule B Table t for each quality characteristics and at the frequency specified in Schedule B Table 2. The release of contaminants to waters must only be treated RO permeate from the WTP that includes any required cation and anion adjustment to meet release quality requirements.

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The holder must install, operate and maintain Schedule 8 Table 3.

a stream

flow gauging stations as specified in

(832)

Stream flow records from stream flow gauging stations GS 1 and GS2 must be kept and made available to the administering authority upon request. Notwithstanding any to Wieambilla Creek contaminant release flow gauging station MUd at GS1. other condition of this environmental authority, the release of contaminants authorised under the conditions of this authority must not cause the flow in Wieambilla Creek (in normal conditions) to extend beyond stream GS2. "Normal conditions" means the flow in Wieambilla Creek is O(zero)

(833)

Schedule Gauging Station Number GS1 GS2 Receiving water description Wieambilla Wieambilla Creek Creek

S, Table 3: Gauging Gauging Station

Stations, location

Flow Recording Flow recording Frequency Continuous Continuous
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8.4km downstream from RP 1 at culvert crossing on Kogan - Condamine Road.

(834)

The volume of release of contaminants 12ML/d.

to waters through the release point(s) must not exceed

(835)

The maximum volume of release of contaminants to waters that may be released under the environmental authority must not exceed 3,492 ML during the period from 26 July 2010 to 11 May 2012. . The quantity of release of contaminants to waters from each release point must be measured and recorded at the monitoring point(s) in Schedule 8 Table 1 and at the frequency specified in Schedule 8 Table' 1. Records must be kept and available to the administering authority upon request. The quality of release of contaminants to waters from each release point must be measured and recorded at the monitoring point(s) in Schedule 8 Table 1 and at the frequency specified in Schedule 8 Table 2. Records must be kept and available to the administering authority upon request. Release of contaminants to waters must be undertaken so as not to cause erosion of the bed and banks of the receiving waters, or cause a material build up of sediment in such waters. The release of contaminants to waters must cease by 11 May 2012, or as soon as the beneficial use pipeline to Chinchilla Weir is approved and commissioned, whichever is the lesser period. of Release Event Exceedence

(836)

837)

(838)

(839)

Notification (840)

If the release limits defined in Schedule 8 Table 2 are exceeded, the holder of the environmental authority must notify the administering authority within twenty-four (24) hours of receiving the results; If the the release of contaminants to Wieambilla Creek authorised under the conditions of this authority cause the contaminant release flow in Wieambilla Creek (in normal condition's) to extend to stream flow gauging station GS2, the holder of the environmental authority must notify the administering authority within twenty-four (24) hours of becoming aware of this event. "Normal conditions" means the flow in Wieambilla Creek is O(zero) MUd at GS1.

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(B42)

The environmental authority holder must, within twenty-eight (28) days of notification (as per condition 840) of a release that exceeds the conditions of this environmental authority, provide a report to the administering authority detailing: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) the reason for the release; the location of the release; all water quality monitoring results; any general observations; all calculations; measures taken to prevent a repeat of the exceedence taking place; and any other matters pertinent to the water release event.

(f)
(g)

Receiving Environment Monitoring Program (REMP)
(B43) A REMP which has been certified by a suitably qualified person must be developed and implemented to monitor and record the effects of the release of contaminants on the receiving environment whilst contaminants are being discharged, with the aims of identifying and describing the extent of any adverse impacts to local environmental values, and monitoring any changes in the receiving water. For the purposes of the REMP the receiving environment is defined as the waters of the Wieambilla Creek and connected waterways downstream of the release point, to the confluence ofWieambilla Creek with the Condamine River and connected waterways. The REMP must be maintained by a suitably qualified person possessing appropriate qualifications and experience in the field of hydrology and surface water monitoring program design. . The REMP must address but not be limited to the following: (a) description of potentially affected receiving waters including key communities and background water quality characteristics based on accurate and reliable monitoring data that takes into consideration any temporal variation (e.g. seasonality); description of applicable environmental values, including but not limited to: (i). hydrology (flow, duration, periodicity, connectivity with groundwater systems; (ii). physiochemical properties; (iii). aquatic ecosystem parameters including flora and fauna habitat; and . (iv). geomorphological features; description of water quality objectives to be achieved (i.e. as scheduled pursuant to the Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009); any relevant reports prepared by other governmental or professional research organisations that relate to the receiving environment within which the REMP is proposed; water quality targets within the receiving environment to be achieved, and clarification of contaminant concentrations or levels indicating adverse environmental impacts during the REMP. monitoring for any potential adverse environmental impacts caused by the release; monitoring of stream flow and hydrology (including but not limited to, stream flow at GS1 and GS2 in Schedule B Table 3); consideration of sodic soils and potential for water course bank slumping; monitoring of contaminants should consider the limits specified in Schedule B Table 2 Contaminant Release Limits for Release Points to assess the extent of the compliance of concentrations with water quality objectives and I or the ANZECC & ARMCANZ Water QuaUty Guidelines 2000 for slightly to moderately disturbed ecosystems; monitoring of physical chemical parameters as a minimum those specified in Schedule B Table 2 - Contaminant Release Limits for Release Points (in addition to dissolved oxygen saturation); monitoring biological indicators (for macroinvertebrates in accordance with the AusRivAS methodology) and metals I metalloids in sediments in accordance with the ANZECC & ARMCANZ Water Quality Guidelines 2000 and "A Guide To The Application Of The

(B44)

(B45)

(846)

(b)

(c) (d) (e)

(f)
(g) (h) (i)

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(m) (n) (0)

(p) (q) (r) (s) (t)

ANZECC &ARMCANZ Water Quality Guidelines In The Minerals Industry" (8ATLEY et al) and I or Australian I New Zealand Standard 5667.12, as amended from time to time; monitoring of a selection of invertebrate species (minimum of three from the local receiving environment) to assess ecosystem health in respect to the availability of calcium and magnesium (necessary for the formation of exo-skeletal structures (e.g. zoo- and phytoplankton, diatoms); the methods for analysis and interpretation all monitoring results; the locations of monitoring points (including the locations of proposed background and downstream impacted sites for each release point); the frequency or scheduling of sampling and analysis sufficient to determine water quality objectives and to derive site specific reference values within two (2) years (depending on wet season flows) in accordance with the "Queensland Water Quality Guidelines 2009" as amended from time to time. For ephemeral streams, this should include periods of flow irrespective of mine or other discharges; specify sampling and analysis methods and quality assurance and control; any historical data sets to be relied upon; description of the statistical basis on which conclusions are drawn, any analogue control or reference sites; and recording of planned and unplanned releases to watercourses, procedures for event monitoring, monitoring methodology used and procedure to establish background surface water quality. authority prior to any

(847)

The REMP must be prepared and submitted in writing to the administering release. .

(848)

If, within 20 business days of the date upon which the REMP is submitted to the administering authority under condition (847), the administering authority gives written notice that the REMP does not comply with a condition of this environmental authority, then the release of contaminants to waters is prohibited until the administering authority provides written advice that the release may proceed. The holder of this environmental authority must implement the REMP.

(849)

Water General
(850) The release of contaminants directly or indirectly to waters: (a) (b) must not produce any visible plume within receiving waters; nor must not produce any slick or other visible or odorous evidence of oil, grease or petrochemicals nor contain visible floating oil, grease, scum, litter or other objectionable matter.

Metering of treated coal seam gas water releases
(851) A measuring device/ meter mustbe installed prior to commencement of release of treated coal seam gas water and its installation must comply with the Department of Environment and. Resource Management's "Standards and specifications for measuring/metering disposal of treated coal seam gas water", as amended from time to time. Upon practical completion of the meter installation, the holder of this environmental authority must provide a completed "Meter Installation Form", as amended from time to time, signed by the installer and the holder of this environmental authority confirming that the installation complies with the manufacturer's specifications and/or national standards and / or the Department of Environment and Resource Management's "Standards and specifications for measuring /metering disposal of treated coal seam gas water" as amended from time to time, whichever is applicable. disposal of treated coal seam gas

(B52)

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The holder of this environmental authority must measure and record daily: (a) (b) the volume released to waters from each release' point at the monitoring point(s) in Schedule B Table 1 - Contaminant Release Points, Sources and Receiving Waters; the release rate.

(B54) (855) (856) (B57)

The holder of this environmental authority must provide the administrative authority with safe access to facilitate inspections. The holder of this environmental authority must comply with any instructions issued by the administrative authority relevant to the operation of the pump and meter installation. The holder of this environmental authority must notify the administering authority within five (5) business days of any meter malfunction or maintenance of the meter. The holder of this environmental authority must arrange for the repair or replacement of a malfunctioning meter within five (5) business days of becoming aware of the malfunction and .provide a repair and/or maintenance completion report within 10 business days of the repair or maintenance.

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SCHEDULE (C1)

C - SEWAGE TREATMENT

AND EFFLUENT

MANAGEMENT

The holder of this authority must develop and submit to the administering authority a Sewage Effluent Management Plan for the proposed sewage treatment systems. The Sewage Effluent Management Plan must address the following matters: . . a) b) c) . d) e) f) g) h) i) identification of environmental issues and potential impacts. control measures for routine operations to minimise likelihood of environmental contingency plans and emergency procedures for non-routine situations . organisational structure and responsibility. effective communication .. monitoring of contaminant releases. conducting environmental impact assessments, staff training. record keeping. periodic review of environmental performance and continual improvement.

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The Sewage Effluent Management Plan must not be implemented or amended in a way that contravenes any condition of this authority.

Irrigation of Treated Sewage Effluent
(C3) Subject to condition (C4), the holder of this authority may use Class C treated effluent for irrigation provided that: . a) b) c) (C4) the systems are designed by a professional with experience in the design and deployment treated sewage effluent irrigation systems; records of system performance are maintained; and no spray drift or overspray occurs at any sensitive or commercial place. of

The treated effluent from the sewage treatment plant must only be released to land at designated irrigation areas as determined in the Sewage Effluent Management Plan in compliance with the limits stated in Schedule C Table 1.

Schedule C, Table 1: Contaminant Rele(lse Limits to Land

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Bloloqlcal Oxygen Demand pH EC Total Dissolved Solids Total Suspended Solids E. coli (coliform forming units/100ml) Total Nitrogen Total Phosphorous Dissolved Oxygen (C5)

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mg/L mg/L
Colony forming units/100mL mg/L

mg/L mg/L

Notwithstanding the quality characteristics limits specified in Schedule C Table 1 Contaminant Release Limits to Land, releases of treated sewage effluent must not have any properties nor contain any organisms or other contaminants in concentrations that are capable of causing environmental harm.

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Monitoring must be undertaken at the frequency specified under the Sewage Effluent Management Plan and records kept of contaminant releases to land for the parameters specified in Schedule C Table 1 Contaminant Release Limits to Land. All determinations of the quality of contaminants released must be: ' a) b) made in accordance with methods prescribed in the latest edition of the Department of Environment and Resource Management Water Quality Sampling Manual; and carried aut an samples that are representative of the discharge.

Managing Sewage Effluent from Mobile or Temporary Facilities
(C7) The holder of this authority must ensure that: a) b) c) d) e) plant and equipment used for sewage treatment or disposal is installed, maintained and , operated in a proper and efficient manner; untreated sewage effluent is not released to waters; sewage effluent is not released to land or waters (including groundwater.) other than in accordance with the requirements of the Queens/and Plumbing and Waste Water Code; any on site septic tanks and associated infrastructure are to be constructed and maintained in accordance with AS1546; and all sewage sludge wastes are removed from the system, transported and disposed of off site by a registered and suitability qualified person. the handling, treatment and disposal of sewage effluent does notcause the contamination of any water used for drinking or domestic purposes or manufacturing purposes or for consumption by animals; where sewage sludge is buried land the sludge is covered with at least 250mm of soil and where practicable located above known flood levels; surface ponding of effluent on land disposal area(s) is minimised and managed in a way that does not cause nuisance; and , access to any sewage effluent land disposal area is denied during the release of contaminants to the land and until the irrigation/disposal area has dried.

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SCHEDULE D - DAMS

Management of Low Hazard Dams
(01) All low hazard dams must be designed and constructed, operated and maintained in accordance with accepted engineering standards currently appropriate for the purpose for which they are intended. The hazard category of each low hazard dam must be determined by a suitably qualified and experienced person: (a) (b) (c) (d) prior to the design and construction of the dam; prior to any change in its purpose or its stored contents; for a dam assessed and certified as a high or significant hazard dam, at least biennially after its construction; for an existing low hazard dam, within 1 year of the date of grant of this environmental authority. .

(02)

(03)

Where the hazard category of a low hazard dam is for the first time assessed as significant or high, the holder of this environmental authority must ensure that the dam meets the hydraulic performance required of the assessed hazard category within 12 months of that assessment. In the event of early signs of loss of structural or hydraulic integrity of a low hazard dam, the. holder of this environmental authority must immediately take action to prevent or minimise any harm. actual or potential environmental

(04)

(05)

Low hazard dams must be designed with a floor and sides made of material to contain the wetting front and any entrained contaminants within the bounds of the containment system during . its operational life, including any period of decommissioning and rehabilitation.

Regulated Dams
(06) All regulated dams must be designed by, and constructed under the supervision of a suitably qualified and experienced person in accordance with the requirements of the most recent version of the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams" as amended from time to time. The holder of this environmental authority must ensure that regulated dams are designed by a suitability qualified and experienced person to prevent: (a) floodwaters from entering the regulated dam from a watercourse or drainage line to the annual exceedence probability specified for determining .spillway capacity in the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", as amended from time to time; and wall failure due to erosion by floodwaters arising from the watercourse or drainage line to the annual exceedence probability specified for determining spillway capacity in the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Darns", as amended from time to time; and overtopping as a result of a flood event of the annual exceedence probability specified for determining spillway capacity in the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", as amended from time to time.

(07)

(b)

(c)

Construction and Operational Requirements for New Regu!ated Dams
(08) All aggregation dams must:

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be designed with a floor and sides of material that will contain the wetting front and any entrained contaminants within the bounds of the containment system during its operational life including any period of decommissioning and rehabilitation; and have a system that wiJI detect any passage of the wetting front or entrained contaminants through the floor or sides of the dam.

(09)

All brine dams must: (a) be designed with a floor and sides of material that will contain the wetting front and any entrained contaminants within the bounds of the containment system during its operational life including any period of decommissioning and rehabilitation; and have a system that will detect any passage of the wetting front or entrained contaminants through the floor or sides of the dam; and have a system for the collection and proper disposal of any contaminants that move beyond the bounds of the containment system. for Existing Regulated Dams

(b) (c)

Requirements (010)

All existing aggregation dams must meet the requirements of Condition 08 and the requirements of the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Darns", as amended from time to time by 1 October 2011, or such other time as the administering authority may permit in an approved Transitional Environmental Program. All existing brine dams must meet the requirements of condition (09) by 1 October 2011.

(011) (012)

All existing coal seam gas evaporation dams must meet the requirements of Conditions 08 or 09 and the requirements of the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", as amended from time to time, by 1 October 2011, or such other time as the administering authority may permit in an approved Transitional Environmental Program. for Regulated Dam Repair

Requirements (013)

Where the holder of this environmental authority detects any passage of the wetting front through the floor or sides of a regulated dam, the holder of this environmental authority must, as soon as practicable, either: (a) repair the dam to rectify the detected passage of the wetting front through the floor or sides of . the dam; or (b) decommission and rehabilitate the dam.

Regulated Dam Register (014) The holder of this environmental authority must maintain a register of regulated dams that must include, as a minimum, the following information for each regulated dam: (a) (b) (c) dam name, the coordinates (in GDA94) for its location and date of entry in the register; dam purpose and its proposed I actual contents; hazard category assessed using the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", as amended from time to time; details of the composition arid construction of any liner; the system for detection of leakage through the floor and sides of the dam; dimensions (metres) and surface area (hectares) measu red at the footprint of the dam; maximum operational volume (megalitres); , dam crest volume {megalitres}; spillway crest level (metres AHD); design storage allowance at 1 November each year (megalitres); mandatory reporting level (metres); design plan title and reference; date construction was certified as compliant with the design plan; name and qualifications of certifier;

(d)
(e) (f) (g) (h) (i) U) (k) (I) (m) (n)

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dates on which the dam was inspected for structural and operational adequacy; dates on which the recommendations of the annual structural and operational adequacy inspection report was provided to the administering authority; dates on which the dam was inspected for the detection of leakage through any liner; dates on which the dam was inspected for the purpose of annually ascertaining the available storage capacity on the 1 November each year; and dam water quality as obtained from monitoring required under conditions (143) to (145) as at 1 November each year; format is available from the administering authority

Note: The dam register in the approved departmental upon request. (D15)

The holder of this environmental authority must provisionally enter the required information register of regulated dams when a design plan for a regulated dam is submitted to the administering authority.

in the

(016)

The holder of this environmental authority must make a final entry of.the required information the register of regulated dams once compliance with condition (D24) has been achieved. The holder of this environmental authority must ensure that the information contained in the register of regulated dams is always current and complete.

in

(017)

(018)

All entries in the register of regulated dams must be approved by the chief executive officer for the holder of this environmental authority, or their delegate, as being accurate and correct. The holder of this environmental authority must submit the register of regulated dams or information contained in the register to the administering authority in the required format at each annual return. Construction of any dam or modifications to an existing dam determined to be in the high hazard or significant hazard category in accordance with the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", as amended from time to time, is prohibited unless the required design plan details have been entered into the regulated dam register and certified by the chief executive officer for the holder of this environmental authority, or their delegate, as being accurate and correct

(D19)

(020)

Regulated Dam Design Plan and 'As Constructed'
(D21)

Certification

The construction and operation of regulated dams is prohibited unless the holder of this ' environmental authority has submitted to the administering authority a copy of the design plan, together with the certification of a suitably qualified and experienced person that the regulated dam: (a) (b) will deliver the performance stated in the design plan; has had its hazard category assessed and been designed in accordance with the requirements of the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", as amended from time to time; and when constructed and operated, will be compliant in all respects with the relevant conditions of this environmental authority.

(c)

(022)

The design plan must include, but not necessarily be limited to: (a) (b) (c) a statement of the relevant legislation, regulatory documents and engineering practice relied upon in the design plan; a statement of the facts and data being used in the design plan and the limitations to the application and interpretation of that material; an assessment of the hazard category of the proposed dam based on the indentification of potential impacts on any relevant sensitive places for any applicable dam failure scenarios, including the cumulative impact should all dams fail at once;

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(d) (e)

(f)
(g) (h) (i)

detailed specifications for the design, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of the dam; an operational plan that includes contingency I emergency response procedures designed to avoid I minimise discharges resulting from any overtopping or loss of structural integrity of the dam; design, specification and operational rules for any related structures and systems used to prevent the overtopping of the proposed dam; a detailed plan for the decommissioning and rehabilitation of the dam at the end of its operational life; any other matter required by the certifying suitably qualified and experienced person; and evidence supporting the claims of the certifier that they are a suitably qualified and experienced person.

(023)

If, within the 20 business days following the lodgement of a certified design plan the administering authority notifies the holder of this environmental authority, in writing, that the design plan is not compliant with either: (a) (b) the conditions of this environmental authority; or the requirements setout in the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Oams", as amended from time to time.

then the construction and operation of the regulated dam is prohibited until the administering authority provides written advice that its construction m!3Yproceed, (024) When construction of any regulated dam is complete, the holder of this environmental authority must submit to the administering authority one hard copy and one electronic copy of a set of 'as constructed' drawings, together with the certification of a suitably qualified and experienced person that the dam 'as constructed' will deliver the performance stated in the design plan and at the time of certification it is compliant in all respects with conditions (06) to (09), (021) and (022) of this environmental authority. . Each regulated dam must be maintained and operated in a manner that is consistent with the design plan and the certified 'as constructed' drawings for the duration of its operational life and until decommissioned and rehabilitated. Upon any change in the purpose or stored contents of a regulated dam,' the hazard category of that dam must be determined by a suitably qualified and experienced person prior to any such change.

(025)

(026)

Mandatory Reporting Level
(027) The mandatory reporting level must be marked on each requlated dam in such a way that it is clearly observable during routine inspections of each dam. If the contents of a regulated dam reaches the mandatory reporting level, the holder of this environmental holder must immediately act to prevent or, if unable to prevent, to minimise any actual or potential environmental harm

(028)

Annual lnspectlon and Report
(029) Each regulated dam must be inspected annually by a suitably qualified and experienced At each annual inspection, each regulated (jam must be assessed for: (a) (b) (c) its hazard category in accordance with the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Darns", as amended from time to time; and its condition and adequacy for dam safety; and its structural, geotechnical and hydraulic performance against the criteria contained in the certified design plan. person.

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An assessment of the adequacy of the available storage in each regulated dam is to be made, based on an actual regulated dam level observed in the month of May in each year. The estimated level in any regulated dam as at 1 November in each year must be equal or less than the design storage allowance for the dam. Where the assessment of the adequacy of the available storage in any regulated dam indicates that the design -storage allowance will be exceeded, or at any other time the holder of this environmental authority becomes aware that the design storage allowance has been or will be exceeded, the holder of this environmental authority must immediately act to prevent or, if unable· to prevent, to minimise any actual or potential environmental harm. For each annual inspection, a report on the condition and adequacy of each regulated dam must be prepared and certified by the suitably qualified and experienced person and include any _ recommended actions to be taken to ensure the integrity of each regulated dam. The holder of this environmental authority must, upon receipt of the annual inspection report, consider the report and its recommendations and take action(s) as necessary to ensure that each regulated dam will safely perform its intended function. Within one month of receiving the annual inspection report, the holder of this environmental authority must advise the administering authority in writing of the recommendations of the inspection report and the actions taken to ensure the integrity of each regulated dam.

(032)

(033)

(034)

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SCHEDULE General (E1)

E - LAND

Contaminants must not be directly or indirectly released to land except as permitted under this environmental authority.

Disturbance to Land - General (E2) Prior to conducting petroleum activities that involve significant disturbance to land, an assessment must be undertaken of the condition, type and ecological value of any vegetation in such areas where the activity(ies) is proposed to take place. the assessment required by condition (E2) must be undertaken by a suitably qualified person and include the carrying out of field validation surveys, observations and mapping of any Category A, B or C Environmentally Sensitive Areas andthe presence of species classed as endangered, vulnerable, rare or near threatened under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. If the assessment required by conditions (E2) and (E3) indicates that a Regional Ecosystem mapped as Endangered or Of Concern by the Queensland Herbarium should be in a different conservation value classification, the holder. of this environmental authority must advise the administering authority in writing before any significant disturbance to land takes place. If, within the 20 business days following the lodgement of the notification under condition (E4) the administering authority notifies the holder of this environmental authority, in writing, that the Regional Ecosystem mapping requires further validation, then significant disturbance to land in the mapped Regional Ecosystem is prohibited until the administering authority provides written advice that significant disturbance to land may proceed. The holder of this environmental (a) (b) authority, when carrying out the petroleum activity(ies) must:

(E3)

(E4)

(E5)

(E6)

(6)
(d)

(e)

avoid, minimise or mitigate (in order of preference) impacts on areas of vegetation or other areas of ecological value; avoid significant isolation, fragmentation or dissection of tracts of vegetation that may result in a reduction in the current level of ecosystem functioning, ecological connectivity (i.e. stepping stone or contiguous bioregional/local corridor networks) and/or resulted in an increase in threatening processes (e.g. potential impacts associated with edge effects or introduced species); minimise disturbances to land that may otherwise result in land degradation; ensure that for land that is to be significantly disturbed by the petroleum activities: i. the top layer of the soil profile is preserved ii. soils are stockpiled in a manner that preserve their biological and chemical properties; iii. soils are used for rehabilitation purposes; and avoid or minimise the clearing of mature trees.

Note: This environmental authority does not authorise the taking of protected plants, protected animals or the tampering with animal breeding places as defined under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and Regulations and relevant approvals will need to .be obtained. (E7) Despite condition (E6), significant disturbance to land caused by the carrying out of the petroleum activity(ies) must not involve clearing vegetation or placing fill: (a) on slopes greater than 10% for the petroleum activity{ies) other than for pipelines, wells, access tracks, power lines, communication cables, roads and other infrastructure approved by the administering authority in writing; and; or .

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in discharge areas.

Clearing of remnant vegetation shall not exceed 10 metres in width for the purpose of establishing tracks or 20 metres in width for dual carriageway roads. Cleared vegetation must be stockpiled in a manner that facilitates respreading or salvaging and does not impede vehicle, stock or wildlife movements.

Disturbance to Land - Environmentally Sensitive Areas (E10) The holder of this environmental authority must ensure that the petroleum activity(ieS) is only conducted in accordance with Schedule E Table 1 - Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESAs) below for each of the ESA categories and associated primary and secondary protection zones, with the exception of the infrastructure (and associated activities necessary for construction, operational and maintenance purposes) specified in Schedule E, Table 2 - Authorised Petroleum Activity(ies) Disturbance and depicted in Appendix 2, Kenya Infrastructur,e which is permitted within ESA buffers as specified in Schedule E, Table 2 - Authorised Petroleum Activity(ies) Disturbance. Schedule E, Table 1: Environmentally ESA Category All Category A ESAs
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Sensitive Areas (ESAs) Secondary protection zone of the ESA Limited petroleum activities permitted. Subject to E11 and E12. Limited petroleum activities permitted. Subject to E11 and E12. Limited petroleum activities permitted. Subject to E11 and E12. Limited petroleum activities permitted. Subject to E11 and E12. Limited petroleum activities permitted. Subject to E11 and E12.

Within the ESA No petroleum activities permitted. No petroleum activities permitted. Limited petroleum activities permitted. Subject to E12, E13 E14, E15 and E16. No petroleum activities permitted.

Primary protection zone of the ESA No petroleum activities permitted. No petroleum activities permitted. Limited petroleum activities permitted. Subject to E12, E13 E14, E15 and E16. No petroleum activities permitted.

Category B ESAs excluding 'Endangered' regional ecosystems Category B ESAs: 'Endangered' regional ecosystems Category C ESAs excluding 'Of Concern' regional ecosystems, State Forests and Timber Reserves Category C ESAs: State Forests, Timber Reserves and 'Of Concern' regional ecosystems

Limited petroleum activities permitted. Subject to E12, E13 E14, E15 and E16.

Limited petroleum activities permitted. Subject to E12, E13 E14, E15 and E16.

Note: Approvals may be required under the Forestry Act 1959 where the petroleum activity(ies) is proposed to be carried out in Environmentally Sensitive Areas that are State Forests or Timber Reserves. Note: Indicative Environmentaffy Sensitive Area mapping is available on the Department of Environment and Resource Management website at:

htto:llwww.derm.qld.gov.au/ecoaccess/maps of environmentally sensitive areas.php. Schedule E, Table 2 - Authorised Tenure PL228 Description of lnfrastructu re Orana Pond Complex, cells 2,3&4 Petroleum Activity(fes) Disturbance Number 1 Locatioh Buffer zone entry points Easting: 248,870,fll . Northing 7,015,823m

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Kenya WTP to Wieambilla Creek Treated Water Pipeline

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Limited petroleum activities carried out in the secondary protection zone in accordance with condition (E10) must be preferentially located in pre-existing areas of clearing or significant disturbance to the greatest practicable extent and avoid the clearing of mature trees. Limited petroleum activities carried out within an environmentally sensitive area, primary protection zone or secondary protection zone as authorised under condition E10 must not be conducted where there is overlap with another environmentally senslnve area or primary protection zone where limited petroleum activities are not authorised. ,Where limited petroleum activities are proposed to be undertaken within the primary protection zone of, or in .the Category 8 and C Environmentally Sensitive Area as authorised in condition (E10), the holder ofthis environmental authority must be able to demonstrate that no reasonable or practicable alternative exists and that disturbance to land only be located and carried out in areas according to the following order of preference: (a) pre-existing cleared areas or significantly disturbed land within the primary protection zone of a Category C Environmentally Sensitive ,Area; pre-existing cleared areas or significantly disturbed land within the primary protection zone of a Category B Environmentally Sensitive Area; undisturbed areas within the primary protection zone of a Category C Environmentally Sensitive Area; undisturbed areas within the primary protection zone of a Category B Environmentally Sensitive Area; pre-existing areas of significant disturbance within a Category C Environmentally Sensitive Area (e.g. areas where significant clearing or thinning has been undertaken within a .Reqional Ecosystem, and I or areas containing high densities of weed or pest species which has inhibited re-colonisation of native regrowth); pre-existing areas of significant disturbance within a Category B Environmentally Sensitive Area (e.g. areas where significant clearing or thinning has been undertaken within a

(E12)

(E13)

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Regional Ecosystem and I or areas containing high densities of weed or pest species which has inhibited re-colonisation of native regrowth); areas where clearing of a Category C Environmentally Sensitive Area is unavoidable; and areas where clearing of a Category B Environmentally Sensitive Area is unavoidable,

Notwithstanding conditions (E10) and (E13), where limited petroleum activities are proposed to be undertaken within the primary protection zone of, or in a Category B or C Environmentally Sensitive Area, any vegetation clearing must not exceed any of the following areas: (a) for the life of the project and before any activity(ies) commences, if the disturbance relates to an Endangered or Of Concern Regional Ecosystem, 10% of the remnant unit of Endangered or Of Concern Regional Ecosystem as ground-truthed and mapped as per conditions (E2) and (E3) of this environmental authority; six (6) metres in width for tracks; 15 metres if there are one or two parallel gas or water gathering lines; 20 metres if there are three, four or five parallel gas or water gathering lines; 25 metres if there are six, seven of eight parallel gas or water gathering lines; 30 metres if there are greater than eight parallel gas or water gathering lines; 30 metres if there are one or two gas and water trunk lines, underground 33kV power lines and fibre optic cables in parallel; 30 plus an additional four (4) metres for every additional gas or water trunk lines in parallel with the initial one or two gas or water trunk lines, underground 33kV powerlines and fibre optic cable; or

(b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h)

(E15)

For each well site within the primary protection zone of, or in a Category B or C Environmentally Sensitive Area specified in condition (E10), all reasonable and practical measures must be taken to minimize the area cleared which must include but not be limited to, for each well site, ranked constraints mapping and a risk assessment which considers safety and environmental impacts. Details of any significant disturbance to land undertaken within the primary protection zone of, or in a Category B or C Environmentally Sensitive Area, along with a record of the assessment required by conditions (E2) and (E3) must be kept and submitted to the administering authority with each annual return.

(E16)

Offsets (E17) The environmental authority holder must enter in to an environmental offset agreement with the administering authority where disturbance to land caused by the carrying out of the petroleum activities will have a remaining adverse environmental impact on an environmental value. The environmental offset agreement must be entered in to within six (6) months after submitting the record of disturbance req uired by condition (E16), unless otherwise agreed to by the administering authority. The environmental authority holder must implement any environmental offset agreement entered in to in accordance with conditions (E17) and (E18) as soon as practicable after finalisation.

(E18)

(E19)

Note: Offset requirements will be determined in accordance with principles and guidelines of the "Queensland Government Environmental Offsets Policy" June 2008 and when the 'Queensland Biodiversity Offset Policy' becomes available. Soil Management Plan (E20) A Soil Management Plan which has been certified by a suitably qualified person must be developed by 1 November_2011 and an interim soil management plan mustbe in place prior to the commencement of any petroleum activities for the period to 1 November 2011. The interim soil management plan must: (a) prevent or minimise impacts to soils (including Good Quality Agricultural Land); and (b) include similar types of measures as described in Condition (E21); and

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be consistent with the Soil Contamination Management Plan contained within the Central Development Area - Environmental Management Plen June 2010.

Note - Where there is a conflict between the contents of interim soil management plan and the conditions of this environmental authority, the conditions of this environmental authority prevail. (E21) The Soil Management Plan must include, but not necessarily (a) be limited to:

(b) (c)

(d)

(e)

(f) (g) (h)

establishing baseline soils information for areas to be disturbed including soil depth, pH, electrical conductivity (EC), chloride, cations (aluminium, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium), exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP), particle size and soil fertility (including carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, sulphur and micronutrients); a soils 'monitoring program outlining parameters to be monitored, frequency of monitoring and acceptable ranges for each parameter; identification of soil units within fhe areas to be disturbed by the petroleum activities at a scale relevant to the soil types in the areas and in accordance with th~uGuidelines for Surveying Soil and Land Resources, 2nd Edition" (McKenzie et al. 2008), "Australian Soil and Land Survey Handbook, 3rd Edition" (National Committee on Soil and Terrain 2009) and "The Australian Soil Classification" (Isbell 2002), as amended from time time; development of soil descriptions that are relevant to assessment for agricultural suitability, topsoil assessment, erodibility and rehabilitation, for example: i. black earths; ii. shallow cracking clay soils; iii. deep cracking clay soils; iv. deep saline and/or sodic cracking clay soils with melon holes; v. thin surface, sodic duplex soils; vi. medium to thick surface (i.e > 15 em), sodie duplex soils; and vii. non-sodic duplex soils; detailed horizon and soils compaction managementprocedures, including top soil and top soil stockpile management procedures to minimise the impacts of soil disturbance and promote successful rehabilitation; detailed mitigation measures and procedures to manage the risk of adverse soil disturbance in the carrying out of the petroleum activity(ies); for pipelines, methods of keeping soil.horizons separate on excavation, storage and backfilling; and . for areas of good quality agricultural land, detailed methods to be undertaken to minimise potential impacts to soil productivity. authority mustimplement the Soil Management Plan by 1

(E22)

The holder of this environmental November 2011.

(E23)

A copy of the Soil Management Procedures must be submitted to any potentially affected landholder upon request by that landholder.

Acid Sulfate Soils Environmental Management Plan
(E24) An Acid Sulfate Soil Environmental Management Plan that meets the content requirements of

Appendix 4 of the State Planning Policy 2/02 Guideline AcldSulfate to undertaking. either of the following activities in acid sulfate soils:
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(a) any excavation or otherwise removing 100 m or more of soil or sediment; or (b) filling of land involving 500 m3 or more of material with an average depth of 0.5 m or greater. (E25) Any Aeid Sulfate Soil Environmental Management Plan required by condition (E24) must be

prepared and certified by a suitably qualified person. (E26) The holder of this environmental Management Plan. authority must implement the Acid Sulphate Soil Environmental

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Note: Conditions (E24) to (E26) are only applicable in areas of acid sulfate soils or potential acid sulfate soils. These areas should be identified in the Environmental Management Plan accompanying the application. Fauna Management (E27) Procedures

Prior to the commencement of each petroleum activity authorised by this environmental authority, Interim Fauna Management Procedures are required to be in place for that activity, which: (a) prevent or minimise impacts to fauna; (b) are consistent with the objectives included in Condition (E29); and (c) are consistent with the Flora and Fauna Management Plan contained within the Central Development Area - Environmental Management Plan June 2010.

Note - Where there is a conflict between the contents of Interim Fauna Management Procedures and the conditions of this environmental authority, the conditions of this environmental authority prevail. (E28) Final Fauna Management Procedures which are certified by a suitably quality person, must be developed by 1 December 2011. The Final Fauna Management Procedures must ensure that the petroleum activity(ies) (including, but not necessarily limited to: pipeline construction, dam construction and operation) are carried out in a manner that minimises the risk of injury, harm, or entrapment to wildlife and stock. Well lease infrastructure and dams must be securely fenced and I or screened after construction is completed to: (a) (b) (E31) (E32) (E33) exclude and prevent the entrapment of livestock and wildlife; and limit habitats for the introduction or spread of pests.

(E29)

(E30)

The fauna management procedures must include training and awareness of staff and contractors. Planned fauna handling must be undertaken The holder of this environmental 1 December 2011. by a suitably qualified person. procedures by

authority must implement the fauna management

Note: the procedures required by conditions (E27) and (E31) should consider the "Australian Pipeline Industry Association Code of Environmental Practice - Onshore Pipelines" March 2009, as amended from time to time. Pest Management (E34) Procedures

Prior to the commencement of each petroleum activity authorised by this environmental authority, Interim Pest Management Procedures are required to be in place for that activity, which (a) (b) (c) prevent or minimise impacts to native flora; are consistent with the objectives included in Condition (E36); and are consistent with the Weed and Pest Management Plan contained within the Central Project Area - Environmental Management Plan June 2010.

Note - Where there is a conflict between the contents of Interim Pest Management Procedures and the conditions of this environmental authority, the conditions of this environmental authority prevail.

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Final Pest Management Procedures, certified by a suitably qualified person, must be developed by 1 December 2011. The Final Pest Management (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Procedures must include, but not necessarily be limited to:

(E36)

identification of pest species and infestation areas; a list of potential pest species known to occur in the project area; prevention and/or minimisation of the introduction and/or spread of pests; control and management of pest outbreaks as a result of the petroleum activity(ies); and details of community consultation in developing the pest management procedures.

(E37)

A copy of the pest management procedures must be made available to any potentially affected landholder upon request by that landholder. The holder of this environmental December 2011. authority must implement the pest management procedures by 1

(E38)

Note: The pest management procedures required by conditions (E34) - (E36) should consider the "Petroleum Industry (including coal seam methane gas) Minimising Pest Spread Guidelines" June 2008, as amended from time to time. This document is available for download from: http://www.dpi.ald.gov.au/documents/Biosecuritv Environmental Pests/I PA-Minimising-Pest-SpreadAdvisory-Guidelines. pdf Chemical and Fuel Storage (E39) All explosives, hazardous chemicals, corrosive substances, toxic substances, gases, dangerous goods; flammable and combustible liquids (including petroleum products and associated piping and infrastructure) must be stored and handled in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard where such is available. . Notwithstanding the requirements of any Australian Standard, any liquids stored on site that have the potential to cause environmental harm must be stored in, or serviced by, an effective containment system that is impervious to the materials stored and managed to prevent the release of liquids to waters or land. Where no relevant Australian Standard is available for the chemical and I or fuel storage activity, the following requirements apply; (a) storage tanks must be bunded so that the capacity and construction of the bund is sufficient to contain at least 110 % of a single storage tank or 100 % of the largest storage tank plus 10 % of the second largest storage tank in multiple storage.areas; and drum storages must be bunded so that the capacity and construction of the bund is sufficient to contain at least 25 % of the maximum design storage volume within the bund.

(E40)

(E41)

(b)

(E42)

All containment systems must be designed to minimise rainfall collection within the system.

Pipelines (E43) Pipelines must be preferentially located alongside existing linear infrastructure tracks and powerlines. Pipeline trenches must only be left open for the minimum time practicable. such as roads,

(E44) (E45)

The length of pipeline trench open at anyone time must be minimised as far as practicable.

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SCHEDULE

F - ENVIRONMENTAL

NUISANCE

Odour, dust and other airborne contaminants
(F1) The release of odour, dust or any other airborne contaminant(s), or light from the petroleum activity(ies) must not cause an environmental nuisance at any sensitive place.

Noise
(F2) Prior to the commencement of each petroleum activity authorised by this environmental authority, an Interim Noise Management Plan is required to be in place for that activity, which . (a) (b) minimises noise impacts resulting from petroleum activities; and ensures compliance with Schedule F, Table 1 - Noise Limits at Sensitive Receptors as
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Note - Where there is a conflict between the. contents of Interim Noise Management Plan and the conditions of this environmental authority, the conditions of this environmental authority prevail. (F3) A Final Noise Management Plan, certified by a suitably qualified person must be developed by 14 October 2011 and must have due regard to the Department of Environment and Resource Management's procedural guide "Coal Seam Gas Industry - Control of Noise from Gasfield Petroleum Activities" 2011, as amended from time to time. The Final Noise Management Plan must include, but not necessarily be limited to: (a) a commitment by the Chief Executive Officer for the holder of this environmental authority, or their delegate, to ensure adequateallocation of staff and resources to the establishment and operation of the Noise Management Plan; definition of roles, responsibilities and authorities within the staffing of the Noise Management Plan; delivery of training to staff and contractors and maintenance of competencies; risk I constraint analysis methods to be undertaken prior to any new operation (e.g. drill site) or installation of new equipment that has the potential to create noise nuisance; procedures and methods to undertake assessments to determine compliance with the noise limits in Schedule F Table 1 - Noise Limits at Sensitive Receptors in the event of a valid complaint being received and when there are no alternative arrangements in place, taking in to account any tonal or impulsive noise impacts; procedures for handling noise complaints; community liaison and consultation procedures including but not limited to consultation for when night time petroleum activities (Le. between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am) are likely to exceed 25 dBA at sensitive receptors; procedures for managing records associated with all aspects of the Noise Management Plan including standardised forms for recording monitoring results and complaints; details of petroleum activities and measured and lor predicted noise levels of noise sources associated with those activities; reasonable and practicable control or abatement measures (including relocating the activity, altering the hours of operation, or having an alternate arrangement in place with any potentially affected person) that can be undertaken to ensure compliance with the noise Iirnits in Schedule F Table 1 - Noise Limits at Sensitive Receptors;

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(b) (c) (d) (e)

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the level of noise at sensitive receptors that would be achieved from implementing the measures detailed under condition (F4)U); and mediation processes to be used in the event that noise complaints are not able to be resolved. ' authority must implement the Final Noise Management Plan by

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The holder of this environmental 14 October 2011.

(F6)

Prior to undertaking petroleum activities that will result in short-term, medium-term or long term noise events that are likely to impact on a sensitive receptor, the holder of this environmental authority must model or calculate any potential noise emissions from the relevant petroleum activity(ies) to ensure that noise emissions will not exceed the noise levels specified in Schedule F Table 1 - Noise Limits at Sensitive Receptors. The emission of noise from the petroleum activity(ies) authorised under this environmental authority must not result inlevels greater than those specified in Schedule F Table 1- Noise Limits at Sensitive Receptors in the event of a valid complaint about noise being made to the administering authority. Schedule rime Period

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F, Table 1: Noise Limits at Sensitive
Metric LAeq,adJ,15 min LAeq,adj, min 15 LAeq.adj.15 min .ShortTE!rm NCliseEvent 45dBA 40 cjBA 28dBA 55dBA 40dBA

Receptors Medium'Term Noise. Event 43dBA 38dBA 28dBA 55dBA 38dBA

7:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 10:00 pm - 6:00 am

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35dBA 28dBA 5SdBA 35dBA

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are to be measured over any 15 minute period noise levels

2. The noise limits in Table 1 have been set based on the following deemed background

35 dBA
30 dBA 25 dBA 30 dBA Guide - Control of Noise from of the noise limits.

3. Reference should also be made to the Coal Seam Gas Procedural Gasfield Activities for the determination , (F8)

If the noise subject to a complaint is tonal or impulsive, the adjustments detailed in Schedule F Table 2 - Adjustments to be Added to Noise Levels at Sensitive Receptors are to be added to the -measured noise level(s) to derive LAeq, dj, 15rnlna Schedule F, Table 2: Adjustments to be Added to Noise Levels at Sensitive Receptors

Noise Characteristic Tonal characteristic is just audible Tonal characteristic is clearly audible Impulsive characteristic is just audible

Adjustment to Noise +2 dBA + S dBA + 2 dBA

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Note - Where the application of a tonal or impulsive adjustment as per Table 2 is unclear or is in dispute, refer to AS1 055.1 Section 6.6 for a quantitative methodology to confirm the applicability of noise adjustments .. (F9) Where alternative arrangements are in place with an affected person(s) at a sensitive receptor as referred to by condition (F4)U), the noise limits in Schedule F Table 1 - Noise Limits at Sensitive Receptors do not apply at that sensitive receptor for the duration for which the alternative arrangements are in place.

Low Frequency Noise
(F10) Notwithstanding Condition (F7), emission of any low frequency noise must not exceed the following limits in the event of a valid complaint about low frequency noise being made to the administering authority (a) (b) (c) (d) 60 dB(C) measured outside the sensitive receptor; and the difference between the internal A-weighted and C-weighted noise levels is no greater than 20dB; or 50 dB(z)measured inside the sensitive receptor; and the difference between the internal A-weighted and Z-weighted noise levels is no greater than 15 dB.

Vibration and Blasting
(F11) A Blast Management Plan must be developed in accordance with Australian Standard 2187 by a suitably qualified person prior to each blasting activity. The Blast Management Plan must include measures to minimise the likelihood of any adverse effects being caused by alrblast overpressure and I or ground borne vibrations at any sensitive receptor and demonstrate current best practice environmental management. All blasting must be carried out in a proper manner by a suitably qualified person. All blasting must be carried out in accordance with the Blast Management Plan. Noise from blasting operations must not exceed an alrbjast overpressure level of 120 dB (linear peak) at any time, when measured at or extrapolated to any sensitive receptor. Ground-borne vibration peak particle velocity caused by blasting operations must not exceed 10 mm/s at any time, when measured at or extrapolated to. any sensitive receptor.

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SCHEDULE Fuel Burning (G1)

G - AIR or Combustion Equipment General

The only type of fuel to be burned in fuel burning or combustion equipment, capableof burning at least 500 kg in an 'hour under normal operating conditions, is coal seam gas, with the exception of temporary fuel burning or combustion equipment used during the construction and operation of the 12MUday relocatable water treatment plant, which may use diesel or dual fuels. Contaminants releases to air emitted from fuel burning and combustion equipment point sources that are capable of burning at least 500 kg in an hour must be directed vertically upwards without any impedance or hindrance. The holder of this environmental authority must maintain a register of fuel burning and combustion equipment that is capable of burning at least 500 kg of fuel in an hour that must include, as a minimum, the following information for each piece of equipment (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) fuel burning or combustion equipment name and location; stack emission height (metres); minimum efflux velocity (rn/s): mass emission rates (g/s); and contaminant cdncentrations (mg/Nm3 @x %02 dry gas at O°Celsius and 1 atmosphere).

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(G3)

(G4)

The holder of this environmental authority must ensure that the information contained in the register of fuel burning and combustion equipment is always current and complete. All entries in the register of fuel burning and combustion equipment must be certified by the chief executive officer for the tenure holder, or their delegate, as being accurate and correct. or Combustion Equipment located outside Hubs or Populated Areas

(G5)

Fuel Burning (G6)

Prior to the installation and operation of any new or additional fuel burning or combustion equipment outside hubs or populated areas that is capable of burning at least 500 kg of fuel in an hour, following the issue of this environmental authority, the holder of this environmental authority must conduct air dispersion modelling to calculate the ground level concentrations of emissions from all existing and proposed fuel burning or combustion equipment under maximum operating conditions (including other industry) within the ambient airshsd and identify any potential impacts to air quality within the study area, The holder of this environmental authority must ensure that the calculated ground level concentrations required under condition (G6) do not exceed the criteria for each air contaminant in Schedule G Table 1 - Maximum Ground Level Concentration Criteria. Schedule Contaminant NOx as Nitrogen

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Concentration O°Celsius 250

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1 year 8 hour

The holder of this environmental authority must undertake emissions testing within 6 months post commissioning of all fuel burning and combustion equipment capable of burning at least 500 kg of fuel in an hour to verify the estimates used in the air dispersion modelling. Where the results of the emissions testing required under condition (G8) indicate that the emission estimates used in the air dispersion modelling required under condition (G6) are exceeded, the holder of this environmental authority must: (a) (b) (c) provide details to the administering authority within 10 business days; re-undertake the modelling based on the new information; and determine and implement appropriate pollution control measures to bring the emissions into compliance with the limits specified in Schedule G Table 1 - Maximum Ground Level Concentration Criteria. Equipment in Hubs and I or Places within 5 km of Populated Areas

(G9)

Fuel Burni_ng and Combustion (G10)

From 25 November 2011, fuel burning or combustion equipment that is capable of burning at least 500 kg of fuel in an hour must not be located in hubs or in places within five (5) km of a populated area unless specified in Schedule G, Table 2 - Release of Contaminants to Air. From 25 November 2011 fuel burning or combustion equipment that is capable of burning at least 500 kg of fuel in an hour located in hubs or in places within five (5) km of a populated area must only release contaminants to the atmosphere at a height and a efflux velocity not less than the corresponding height and velocity stated for that release point as provided for in Schedule G, Table 2: Release of Contaminants to Air. From 25 November 2011 fuel burning or combustion equipment that is capable of burning at least 500 kg of fuel in an hour located in hubs or in places within five (5) km of a populated area must not release contaminants to the atmosphere from a release point at a mass emission rate or concentration in excess of that stated in Schedule G, Table 2: Release of Contaminants to Air. Air emissions modelling for release of contaminants to air, which has been certified by a suitably qualified person, must be developed to enable Schedule G, Tablez: Release of Contaminants to Air to be populated. This modelling must be performed and lodged with the administering authority for assessment, prior to 28 October 2011. ' The EA holder must have due regard for comments received from the administering within 20 business days of submitting the modelling .. Schedule G, Table 2: Releases of Contaminants to Air authority

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(G12)

(G13)

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Point Source Air Monitoring (G15) The holder of this environmental authority must conduct a monitoring program of contaminants released to the atmosphere at each release point stated in Schedule G, Table 2: Release of Contaminants to Air and at the frequencies specified in Schedule G, Table 3: Monitoring Frequency for Contaminants. Schedule G, Table 3: Monitoring Frequency for Contaminants

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Carbon monoxide (G16) The point source air monitoring program must include, but not necessarily be limited to: (a) (b) monitoring provisions for the release points which complies with Australian Standard 4323 as amended from time to time; testing and sampling at each release point stated in Schedule G, Table 2 - Release of Contaminants to Air for the following: i. gas velocity, volume and mass flow rate; ii. contaminant concentration and mass emission rate; iii. temperature; and iv. water vapour concentration (for non-continuous sampling). representative samples of the contaminants discharged when operating under maximum operating conditions; the collection of production rate and plant status during sampling periods; and monitoring of contaminant release carried out in accordance with the latest edition of the Department of Environment and Resource Management's "Air Quality Sampling Manual" 1997, as amended from time to time.

(c) (d) (e)

(G17)

When requested by the administering authority, contaminant monitoring and recording must be undertaken to investigate' any valid complaint, and the results notified with in 10 business days . to the administering authority of becoming available to the holder of this environmental authority.

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SCHEDULE H - WASTE General (H 1) All general waste must only be removed from the site and sent to a recycling facility or disposal facility licensed to accept the waste under the Environmental Protection Act 1994. All regulated waste must only be removed from the site by a person who holds a current authority to transport such waste under the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and sent to a recycling facility or disposal facility licensed to accept the waste.

(H2)

Note: Any regulated dam identified in the register required to be maintained by Condition (D14) is taken to be an appropriately licensed facility for the purposes of Conditions (H1) and (H2).

(H3) (H4)

Waste must not be burned or be -allowed to be burned on the site. All waste fluids and muds resulting from drilling and exploration petroleum activities must be contained in a dam or containment structure for disposal, remediation or reuse where applicable. Plan (CWMP)

Coal Seam Gas Water Management (H5)

By and from 5 July 2011, the holder of this environmental authority must develop and implement a Coal Seam Gas Water Management Plan for the proper and effective management of coal seam gas water produced in the carrying out of the petroleum activity(ies) The Coal Seam Gas Water Management (a) (b) Plan mast include, but not necessarily be limited to:

(H6)

(c) (H7)

the matters required by sections 3100 (5) and 662 of the Environmental Protection Act 1994; and . . a water management strategy that: (i) addresses coal seam gas water management across all integrated operations; and (ii) minimises the development footprint of water management infrastructure; and (iii) does not allow for coal seam gas water to be disposed of, as the primary means, in coal seam gas evaporation dams, unless otherwise approved by the administering authority. commitments, actions and milestones for the delivery and implementation of the CWMP

The holder of this environmental authority must not implement or amend a Coal Seam Gas Water Management Plan where such implementation or amendment would result in a contravention of any condition of this environmental authority. The holder of this environmental authority must submit any amendments to the Coal Seam Gas Water Management Plan to the administering authority prior to its implementation.

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If, within 20 business days following the submission of the amended Coal Seam Gas Water Management Plan, the administering authority provides comments on the amended Coal Seam Gas Water Management Plan, the holder of this environmental authority must: (a) (b) (c) have due regard to that comment in the finalisation of the amended Coal Seam Gas Water Management Plan; and submit the finalised amended Coal Seam Gas Water Management Plan within 40 business days after the administering authority provided comments; and implement the amended Coal Seam Gas Water Management Plan.

(Hi 0)

The holder of this environmental authority must ensure that coal seam gas water is contained, is not released to land or waters and is only used for purposes specifically authorised: (a) (b) (c) (d) under this environmental authority; or under Section 186 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004; or under Section 86 of the Petroleum Act 1923; or under an approval of resource for beneficial use as provided for under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

(H11)

The holder of this environmental authority must ensure that the coal seam gas water to be used for domestic or stock purposes meets the ANZECC and ARMCANZ Water Quality Guidelines 2000 for stock and domestic purposes, as amended from time to time. Coal seam gas water released to the environment in accordance with condition (HiD) must not have any properties that could cause, nor contain any contaminants in concentrations that are capable of causing environmental harm.

(Hi2)

Note: Coal seam gas water that is beneficially 'used under an approval issued under the Environmental Protection (Waste Management) Regulation 2000 will be regulated under the conditions of that approval. Coal Seam Gas Water Use for Dust Suppression (H13) Coal seam gas water produced from the authorised dust suppression; (a) (b) on roads; and for construction and operational environmental authority. petroleum activity(ies) may only be used for

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Note: This condition is not intended to prevent the transport of coal seam gas water and brine via pipeline to other tenures in accordance with the Coal Seam Gas Water Management Plan.

(Hi4)

Coal seam gas water produced from the authorised suppression provided that: (a) (b)

petroleum activity(ies) may be used for dust

the water quality meets the limits specified in Schedule H Table 1 - Dust Suppression Water Contaminant Release Limits for each of the water quality characteristics; and on local government controlled roads, written approval from the relevant Local Government has been given to the holder of this environmental authority.

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Despite condition (H13) and (H 14), the holder of this environmental authority may use associated water produced from the authorised petroleum actiVities for the construction of dams and hardstand areas, Use of coal seam gas water in accordance with condition (H14 and H15) must be carried out in a manner that: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) vegetation is not damaged; or soil quality is not adversely impacted; or there is no surface ponding or runoff of the coal seal gas water from the application area; or minimises deep drainage below the root zone of any vegetation; or quality of shallow aquifers is not adversely affected; or there are no releases of coal seam gas waters to waters.

(H16)

Brine and Salt Management (H17) Following the completion of the petroleum activity(ies), any residual brine and lor solid salt present in any dam must be removed and transported to a facility that can lawfully reuse, recycle or dispose of such waste under the.Environmental Protection Act 1994.

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1- REHABILITATION Rehabilitation for Significantly Disturbed Land as soon as

Pipelines trenches must be backfilled immediately after pipe laying and rehabilitated practicable but not longer than three (3) months after completion ..

(12)

During backfilling of pipeline trenches, soils must be replaced so that the soil horizons are consistent with the soil horizons of the immediately surrounding area. Backfilled and rehabilitated pipeline trenches must: (a) (b) (e) (d)· (e) (f) be a stable landform; exhibit no subsidence or erosion gullies for the life of the operational pipeline; and be re-profiled to a level consistent with surrounding soils; and be re-profiled to original contours and established drainage lines; and be visually consistent with the surround land features; and. be vegetated with groundcover as a minimum to ensure that erosion is minimised. by the carrying out of the is not required for the ongoing as practicable, but not longer than operational works associated with

(13)

(14)

Progressive rehabilitation of significantly disturbed land caused petroleum activity(ies) (other than constructing pipelines) which conduct of the petroleum activity(ies) must commence as soon nine (9) months following the completion of any construction or the petroleum activity(ies).

(15)

Progressive rehabilitation of significantly disturbed land caused by the carrying out of the petroleum activity(ies) must:· (a) (b) (c) (d) remediate any contaminated land (e.g. contaminated soils, decommissioned dams containing salt); reshape all significantly disturbed land to a stable landform; reprofile all significantly disturbed land to original contours; on all significantly disturbed land:. . i. re-establish surface drainage lines; ii. reinstate the top layer of the soil profile; iii. establish groundcover to ensure that erosion is minimised; iv. establish vegetation of floristic species composition found in analogue sites; undertake rehabilitation in a manner such that any actual and potential acid sulfate soils in or on the site are either not disturbed, or submerged, or are treated to prevent and lor minimise environmental harm. Criteria for Significantly Disturbed Land

(e)

Final Acceptance (16)

All significantly disturbed land caused by the carrying out ofthe petroleum activity(ies) must be rehabilitated to meet the following final acceptance criteria: (a) all significantly disturbed land is reinstated to the pre-disturbed land use unless otherwise agreed to between the holder of this environmental authority, the landholder and the administering authority and is provided for in the Operational Plan; all significantly disturbed land is reinstated to the pre-disturbed soil suitability class; the landform is safe for humans and fauna; the landform is stable with no subsidence or erosion gullies for at least five (5) years; a minimum of 80% percent foliage cover of analogue sites is maintained in the rehabilitated sites for at least three (3) years; a minimum of 80% of the flora species diversity in analogue sites is maintained in the rehabilitated sites for at least three (3) years; a minimum equal density of habitat structures as that in analogue sites; erosion is minimised with appropriate sediment traps and erosion control measures installed as determined by a suitably qualified person;

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the water quality of any residual void or water bodies constructed by the petroleum activity(ies) meets criteria for subsequent uses and does not have potential to cause environmental harm; there is no. ongoing contamination to waters; there is no ongoing contamination to groundwater from dams or monocells (demonstrated via groundwater monitoring and leak detection monitoring systems); and the maintenance requirements for rehabilitated land is no greater than that required for the land prior to its disturbance caused by carrying out the petroleum activity(ies). in accordance with

(17)

Notwithstanding condition (16), all buried pipelines must be decommissioned the requirements of Australian Standard 2885.

(18)

Notwithstanding condition (16). any dam may be decommissioned for a beneficial use provided that it is approved or authorised by the administering authority and the landowner.

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General
(J1) The holder of this environmental authority must develop and implement a monitoring program for all monitoring required by the conditions of this environmental authority. All monitoring under this environmental authority must be conducted by a suitably qualified person. All instruments, equipment and measuring devices used for measuring or monitoring in accordance with any condition of this environmental authority must be calibrated, and operated and maintained effectively in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. All laboratory analyses and tests required to be conducted under this environmental authority must be carried out by a laboratory that has NATA accreditation for such analyses and. tests, except as otherwise authorised by the administering authority. The method of water sampling required by this environmental authority must comply with that set out in the most recent version of the Department of Environment and Resource Management's "Monitoring and Sampling Manual 2009 - Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 Version 2 September 201 0" as amended from time to time .

(J2)·

(J3)

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(J4)

(J5)

. Note: Condition (J5) requires the "Monitoring and SampUng Manual 2009 - Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 Version 2 September 2010" to be followed. Where it is not followed because of exceptional circumstances this should be explained and reported with the results. (J6) Any management or monitoring plans, systems, programs or procedures required to be developed and implemerited by a condition of this environmental authority must be reviewed for performance and amended as required but not less than once every three (3) years in accordance with the requirements for the particular plans, systems, programs and procedures in the conditions of this environmental authority.

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If monitoring conducted in accordance with this environmental authority indicates a condition or contaminant level has caused, or has potential to cause, environmental harm, the holder of this environmental authority must, as soon as is practicable, take the necessary actions to rectify the condition or contaminant level so as to avoid or minimise environmental harm. An annual monitoring report must be prepared each year and submitted to the administering authority upon request. This report must include but not necessarily be limited to: (a) a summary of the previous 12 months monitoring results obtained under all monitoring programs required under this environmental authority and a comparison of the previous 12 months monitoring results to both the limits set in this environmental authority and to relevant prior results; the date on which the samples was taken; the time at which the samples was taken; the monitoring point at which the sample was taken; . the release flow rate of any authorised discharges to waters from all release points; the results of all monitoring and details of any exceedences with the conditions of this environmental authority and the dates and times these exceedences were reported to the administering authority; a summary of all records of quantities of releases required to be kept under this environmental authority including the total volume of any authorised discharges to waters for-the previous yearly period from all release points and the individual daily volume of any authorised discharges to waters from all release points; details of all maintenance or work carried out on any discharge meter(s) and the impact (if any) on the release volume readings; an evaluation J explanation of the data derived from any monitoring programs;

(J8)

(b) (c) (d) (e) (f)

(g)

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data analyses and interpretation to assess the nature and extent of any contamination and the level of environmental harm caused as a result of the contamination and the .envlronrnentally relevant activity(ies); and an outline of actions taken or proposed to minimise the risk of environmental harm from any condition or elevated contaminant level identified by the monitoring or recording programs. .

Note: If the petroleum authority does not involve deleted from condition (J8). (J9)

a release to waters, points (e), (g), and (h) can be

The evaluation and explanation of data for the purposes of the annual monitoring report must be performed by a suitably qualified person.

Stimulation (J10)

Monitoring

Prior to undertaking any stimulation activity, the holder of this environmental authority must undertake a baseline bore assessment of the quality of:

(a) (b)
(c)

all active landholders' groundwater bores (subject to access being permitted by the landholder) that are located within a two (2) kilometre horizontal radius from the location of the stimulation initiation point; and all active land holders' ground water bores identified pursuant to J1 O(a), and within 200 metres vertically, of the stimulation initiation point; and any other bore that could potentially be adversely impacted by the stimulation activity(ies) in accordance with the findings of the risk assessment required by conditions (B18) and (B19).

(J11)

Prior to undertaking stimulation activities at a well, the holder of this environmental authority must have sufficient water quality data to accurately represent the water quality in the well to be stimulated. The data must include as a minimum the results of analyses for the parameters in condition (J12). Baseline bore and well assessments must include relevant analytesand physico-chemical parameters to be monitored in order to establish baseline water quality and must include, but not necessarily be limited to: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i)

(J12)

pH;
electrical conductivity [f.!S/m]; total'suspended solids [mg/L]; evolved (produced) gas (Le. methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide) mg/L; alkalinity (bicarbonate, carbonate, hydroxide and total as CaC03) [mg/L]; sodium adsorption ratio (SAR); anions (chloride, fluoride, sulphate) [mg/L]; cations (aluminium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium) [mg/L]; dissolved metals (including but not necessarily being limited to: aluminium, barium, borate (boron), cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, and zinc) [f.Lg/L]; total arsenic [f.Lg/L]; total petroleum hydrocarbons [J19/L]; . BTEX (as benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and total xylene) [f.!g/L]; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (including but not necessarily being limited to: naphthalene, phenanthrene, benzo[a]pyrene) [pg/L]; sodium hypochlorite [mg/L]; sodium hydroxide [mg/L]; formaldehyde [mg/L]; and gross alpha or gross beta or radionuclides by gamma spectroscopy [Bq/L],

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If sampling required by Conditions J1i and J12 indicates that Total Xylene exceeds 75ppb, then the holder of this environmental authority must undertake further speciation for levels of orthoxylene, para-xylene, and meta-xylene. A Stimulation Impact Monitoring Program which has been certified by a suitably qualified person must be developed prior to the carrying out of stimulation activities. . The Stimulation Impact Monitoring Program must be able to detect adverse impacts to water quality from stimulation activities and must consider the findings of the risk assessment required by conditions (B18) and (B19) that relate to stimulation activities and must include, as a minimum, monitoring of: (a) (b) (c) the stimulation fluids to be used in stimulation activities at sufficient frequency and which sufficiently represents the quantity and quality of the fluids used; and . flow back waters from stimulation activities at sufficient frequency and which sufficiently represents the quality of that flow back water; and flow back waters from stimulation activities at sufficient frequency and accuracy to demonstrate that 150 % of the volume used in stimulation activities has been extracted from the stimulated well; all active landholders' groundwater bores (subject to access being permitted by the landholder) that are: . i. within a two (2) kilometre horizontal radius from the location of the stimulation initiation point; and ii. that draw water from the target coal seam gas producing formation; or iii. within 200 vertical meters of the stimulation initiation point; and. any other bore that could potentially be adversely impacted by the stimulation activities in accordance with the findings risk assessment required by conditions (B18) and (B19); and

(J13)

(J14)

(d)

(e)

(J15)

The Stimulation Impact Monitoring Program must provide for monitoring of (a) analytes and physico-chemical parameters relevant to baseline bore and well assessments to enable data referencing and comparison including, but not necessarily being limited to the analytes and physico-chemical parameters in condition J12; and any other analyte or physico-chemical parameters that will enable detection of adverse water quality impacts and the inter-connection with a non-target aquifer as a result of stimulation activities including chemical compounds that are actually or potentially formed by chemical reactions with each other or coal seam materials during stimulation activities.

.' (b)

(J16)

The Stimulation Impact Monitoring Program must provide for monitoring of the' bores in condition J14(d) at the following minimum frequency: . (a) (b) monthly for the first six (6) months subsequent to the stimulation activities being undertaken; then annually for the first five (5) years subsequent to the stimulation activities being undertaken or until analytes and physico-chemical parameters listed in condition (J12) are not detected in concentrations above baseline bore monitoring data on two (2) consecutive monitoring occasions.

(J17)

The Stimulation Impact Monitoring Program must provide for impact monitoring of the quality of water in: (a) all active landholders' groundwater bores (subject to access being permitted by the landholder) that are located within a two (2) kilometre horizontal radius from the location of the stimulation initiation point; and all active landholders ground water bores identified pursuant to (a) and within 200 metres vertically of the stimulation initiation point; and any other bore that could potentially be adversely impacted by the stimulation activity{ies) in accordance with the findings risk assessment required by conditions (Bi8) and (B19).

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The monitoring of bores required by condition (J17) must be carried out at least: (a) (b) monthly for the first six (6) months subsequent to the stimulation activity(ies) being undertaken; then . annually for the first five (5) years subsequent to the stimulation activity(ies) being undertaken or until analytes and physico-chemical parameters listed in condition (J12)(b), (J12}(n) - (J12)(r) are not detected in concentrations above baseline bore monitoring data on two (2) consecutive monitoring occasions.

Note: Monthly monitoring required by condition (J18)(a) may need to be extended beyond six (6) months depending on the outcomes of the risk assessment and the transmissivity of groundwater in the area. (Jig) The holder of this environmental' authority must implement the Stimulation Impact Monitoring Program. The results of the Stimulation Impact Monitoring Program must be made available to any potentially affected landholder upon request by that landholder.

(J20)

Groundwater (J21)

Monitoring Program

A Groundwater Monitoring Program must be developed and implemented which is able to detect any changes to groundwater quality as a result of storing contaminants in a containment facility(ies) (e.g. regulated dams, monocells). The Groundwater Monitoring Program must be developed and implemented by a suitably qualified person in the fields of hydrogeology, groundwater sampling design and groundwater monitoring program design. The Groundwater Monitoring Program, must include, but not necessarily be limited to: (a) (b) (c) (d) locations of monitoring sites, monitoring methodology and trigger values for detecting impacts on groundwater quality; as a minimum, sampling of the parameters and at the frequency listed in Schedule J, Table 1 - Minimum Groundwater Monitoring Parameters and Monitoring Frequency; procedures to establish background groundwater quality; a sufficient number of monitoring sites to provide information on the following: i. seepage to groundwater and surrounding soils from any regulated dam and its effect on groundwater and soils; and ii. background monitoring sites (l.e. groundwater quality in representative bores that have not been affected by the petroleum activity(ies) authorised under thls environmental authority); iii. the conduct of a geodetic survey of all monitoring bores to determine the relative water surface elevations of each bore and reported in metres relative to the AHD; and iv. the determination of groundwater flow direction, groundwater flow rate and hydraulic conductivity; a rationale containing details on the program purpose, program conceptualisation and verification of assumptions. . authority must implement the Groundwater Monitoring Program.

(J22)

(J23)

(e)

(J24) (J25)

The holder of this environmental

All groundwater monitoring bores must be installed according to the standards outlined in the Department of Environment and Resource Management's "Minimum Construction Requirements for Water Bores in Australia" 2003 or the "Minimum Standards for the Construction and Reconditioning of Water Bores that Intersect the Sediments of Artesian Basins in Queensland" 2010, as amended from time to time.

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Groundwater monitoring bores must be constructed by, or under the supervision of a licensed Queensland water bore driller who has the correct endorsements on their licence for the type of activity being performed. Groundwater samples must be monitored for the water quality parameters at the minimum frequencies specified in Schedule J Table 1 - Groundwater Monitoring Parameters and Monitoring Frequency.

(J27)

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Carbonate, Hydroxide and Total as CaC03) [mgfL]

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by gamma spectroscopy

If sampling required by Condition (J27) indicates that Total Xylene exceeds 75ppb, then the holder of this environmental authority must undertake further speciation for levels of ortho-xylene, para-xylene, and meta-xylene. All groundwater monitoring bores must be maintained at all times to any authorised person. . in an operative condition and be accessible

(J28)

Air Monitoring (POint Source)
(J29) . The holder of this environmental authority must conduct a monitoring program of contaminants released to the atmosphere at each release point recorded in the register of fuel burning and combustion equipment for the contaminants listed in Schedule G Table 1 - Maximum Ground Level Concentration Criteria and at the frequencies specified in Schedule J Table 3 - Monitoring Frequency for Contaminants. .

Schedule J, Table 3: Monitoring Frequency for Contaminants

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NOx as Nitrogen Dioxide Carbon monoxide (J30)

Within three (3) months after commissioning of the fuel burning equipment; and twice a year for the first two (2) years of operation; and annually thereafter.

The monitoring program must include, but not necessarily be limited to: (f) (g) monitoring provisions for the release points which complies with the most recent edition of Australian Standard 4323. tests for each sample taken at each release point specified in the register of fuel burning or combustion equipment (condition (G7» including: v. gas velocity, volume and mass flow rate; vi. temperature; and vii. water vapour concentration (for non-continuous sampling); representative samples of the contaminants discharged when operating under maximum operating conditions; the collection of production rate and plant status during sampling periods; and monitoring of contaminant release carried out in accordance with the latest edition of the Department of Environment and Resource Management's "Air Quality Sampling Manual" 1997, as amended from time to time.

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Noise Monitoring
(J31) The holder of this environmental authority must undertake noise monitoring as soon as practicable when requested by the administering authority. The holder of this environmental authority must report the results of noise monitoring to the administering authority within three (3) business days of completion of the monitoring event. Noise monitoring and recording must include, but not necessarily (a)
LAN,T

(J32)

(J33)

be limited to:

(where N equals the statistical levels of 1,10 and 90 and T=15 mins);
15 mlns;

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background noise level as LA so, 15 mins; Max LpA, 15 mlns; the level and frequency of occurrence of impulsive or tonal noise and any adjustment and penalties to measured noise levels levels; atmospheric conditions including temperature, relative humidity and wind speed and directions; effects due to any extraneous factors such as traffic noise; location, date and time of monitoring; if the complaint concerns low frequency noise, Max Lpz, 15 mlns; and if the complaint concerns low frequency noise, one third octave band measurements in dB(LlN) for centre frequencies in the 10 - 200 Hz range for both the noise source and the background noise in the absence of the noise source.

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The method of measurement and reporting of noise levels and background sound pressure levels must comply with the Department of Environment and Resource Management's "Noise Measurement Manual" 2000 or Australian Standard 1055 as amended from time to time.

Blast and Vibration Monitoring
(J35) Monitoring and recording of the air blast overpressure must be undertaken. and ground borne vibration of every blast

(J36)

Blast and vibration monitoring must include but not necessarily be limited to: (a) (b) (c) maximum instantaneous charge; location of the blast within the site (including any bench level); airblast overpressure level (dB Linear Peak);

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peak particle velocity (mm/s); location, date and time of recording; measurement instrumentation and procedure; meteorological conditions for blast monitoring (including temperature, relative humidity, temperature gradient, cloud cover, wind speed and direction); and , distances from the blast site to potentially noise-affected buildings or structures.

Nuisance Monitoring (other than Noise)
(J37) When the administering authority advises the holder of this environmental authority of a complaint alleging nuisance other than noise, the holder must investigate the complaint as soon as practicable. The holder of this environmental authority must advise the administering authority in writing of the action proposed or undertaken to resolve the complaint within three (3) business days of completing the complaint investigation. When requested by the administering authority, the holder of this environmental authority must undertake monitoring as specified by the administering authority, within a reasonable and practical timeframe nominated by the administering authority to investigate any complaint of environmental harm at any sensitive place. , The results of the lnvestlqatlon'(including an analysis and interpretation of the monitoring results) and the abatement measures implemented must be provided to the administering authority within five (5) business days of receiving the advice under condition (J39), unless alonqer time is agreed to by the administering authority. If monitoring in accordance with condition (J39) and (J40), indicates that emissions·exceed the limits set in this environmental authority or are causing environmental nuisance, then the holder of this environmental authority must: (a) address the complaint including the use of alternative dispute resolution services if required; and I or ' (b) implement abatement or attenuation measures so that the authorised petroleum activity(ies) do not result in further environmental nuisance.

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Monitoring of Low Hazard Dams
(J42) The condition of all low hazard dams must be monitored for early signs of loss of structural or hydraulic integrity, based on the advice of a suitably qualified and experienced conducts the hazard assessment based on the particular circumstances person. The methods of monitoring and frequency of monitoring shall be as assessed by the person who, of each dam.

Annual Regulated Dam Water Quality Monitoring
(J43) The holder of this environmental authority must monitor the quality of water in all regulated dams on the petroleum tenure(s) covered by this environmental authority between 1 July and 1 October every year. The monitoring of regulated dam water must include sufficient analytes and physico-chemical parameters to characterise water quality in the dam and must include, but not necessarily be limited to: ' .

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alkalinity (bicarbonate, carbonate, hydroxide and total as CaC03) [mg/L]; residual alkali [mg/L]; sodium adsorption ratio (SAR); anions (bicarbonate, carbonate, hydroxide, chloride, fluoride, sulphate) [mglL]; cations (aluminium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium) [mg/L]; silica [mg/L]; dissolved metals (including but not necessarily being limited to: aluminium, barium, borate (boron), cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, and zinc) [)lg/L]; total arsenic total phosphorus [mg/L]; ammonia, nitrate, nitrite as nitrogen [mg/L]; total petroleum hydrocarbons [t-tg/L]; BTEX (as benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and total xylene) f1L9/L] polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (including but not necessarily being limited to naphthalene, phenanthrene, benzo[a]pyrene) [J,Jg/L]; chlorophyll a [J,Jg/L];and total cyanobacteria biovolume [cells/mg/L]; and Gross alpha or gross beta or raotonucndes by gamma spectroscopy [8q/L].

Water quality samples of regulated dams must be taken from at least three (3) different dam profile depths for each sampling event and be taken as far as practicable from the edge of the regulated dam.

Buried Transmission Pipeline Rehabilitation Monitoring
(J46) The holder of this environmental authority must monitor rehabilitated buried transmission pipeline corridors for subsidence and erosion a:t least every 20 business days for the first 120 business days after rehabilitation. .

Buried Flow Lines Rehabilitation Monitoring (J4I)
The holder of this environmental authority must monitor rehabilitated buried flow lines for subsidence and erosion after 20 business days and then at 120 business days after rehabilitation.

Progressive Rehabilitation Monitoring
(J4S) Regular maintenance and at least yearly monitoring of rehabilitated areas must take place to measure compliance with the requirements of condition (15).

Monitoring of Rehabilitation Success
(J49) At least yearly monitoring must be undertaken to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of condition (16) for a minimum of five (5) years after rehabilitation is completed.

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The holder of this environmental authority must maintain a record of all valid complaints and incidents causing environmental harm, and actions taken in response to the valid complaint or incident. The holder of this environmental received: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) authority must record the following details for all valid complaints

(K2)

name, address and contact number for valid complainant; time and date of valid complaint; reasons for the complaint as stated by the valid complainant; investigations undertaken in response to the valid complaint; conclusions formed; . actions taken to resolve the valid complaint; any abatement measures implemented to mitigate the cause of the valid complaint; and name and contact details of the person responsible for resolving the valid complaint.

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The holder of this environmental authority must telephone the Department of Environment and Resource Management's Pollution Hotline (telephone: 1300 130372) and any affected landholder, occupier or their nominated representative as soon as reasonably practicable, but within 24 hours after becoming aware of: (a) (b) (c) (d) any release of contaminants not in accordance with the conditions of this environmental authority; or any event where environmental harm (excluding environmental nuisance) has been caused or may be caused; or any detection of restricted stimulation fluids from stimulation fluid monitoring; or any result from baseline bore, well or stimulation water impact monitoring that exceeds a water quality objective for the protection of any environmental value of that water resource. ,

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Notwithstanding condition (l1), the holder of this environmental authority must telephone the Department of Environment and Resource Management's Pollution Hotline (telephone: 1300 130 372) as soon as reasonably practicable, but within 24 hours after becoming aware of: (c) (d) (e) any non-compliance with any condition of this environmental authority other than in relation to a release of contaminants; or a potential or actual loss of structural or hydraulic integrity of a dam; when the level of the contents of any regulated dam reaches the mandatory reporting level; or any incident where there is a potential or actual loss of well integrity (e.g. when the annulus pressure during stimulation increases by more than 3.5 MPa from the pressure immediately preceding stimulation).

(f)

(L3)

Subject to condition (L 1), the holder of this environmental authority must report spills of contaminants (including but not limited to hydrocarbons, coal seam gas water or mixtures of both) of the following volumes or kind: (a) (b) (c) releases of any volume of contaminants to water; releases of volumes of contaminants greater than 200l of hydrocarbons, 1000 l of brine or 5 000 L of coal seam gas water to land; releases of any volumes of contaminants where potential serious or material environmental harm has occurred or may occur.

(L4)

The notification of emergencies or incidents as required by conditions (l1), (L2) and (L3) must include but not be limited to the following information: . (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) the environmental authority number and name of the holder; the tenure type and number where the emergency or incident occurred; the name and telephone number of the destqnated contact person; the location of the emergency or incident (GDA94); the date and time that the emergency or incident occurred; the date and time the holder of this environmental authority became aware of the emergency or incident; details of the nature of the event and the circumstances in which it occurred; the estimated quantity and type of any contaminants involved in the incident; the actual or potential suspected cause of the emergency or incident;

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a description of the land use at the site of the emergency or incident (e.g. grazing, pasture, forest etc) and lor the name of any relevant waters and other environmentally sensitive features; a description of the possible impacts from the emergenc;y or incident; a description of whether stock and I or wildlife were actually or potentially exposed to any contaminants released and measures taken to prevent access for the duration of the emergency or incident; any sampling conducted or proposed, relevant to the emergency or Incident; landholder details and details of landholder consultation; immediate actions taken to control the impacts of the emergency or incident and how environmental harm was mitigated at the time of the emergency or incident; and whether further examination I root cause analysis is required and if so, the expected date by when this examination will be completed and reported to the administering authority.

(L5)

Within 10 business days following the initial notification unless a longer time is agreed to by the administering authority, a written report must be provided to the administering authority, including the following (where relevant to the emergency or incident): (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) the information required by condition (L4)(a) - (L4)(p); the root cause of the emergency or incident; the confirmed quantities and types of any contaminants involved in the incident; results and interpretation of any analysis of samples taken at the time of the emergency or incident (including the analysis results' of any impact monitoring); a final assessment of the impacts from the emergency or incident including any actual or potential environmental harm that has occurred or may occur in the longer term as a result of the release; the success or otherwise of actions taken at the time of the incident to prevent or minimise environmental harm; results and current status of landholder consultation, including commitment to resolve any outstanding issues I concerns; and actions and lor procedural changes to prevent a recurrence of the emergency or incident

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As soon as reasonably practicable, but not more than 48 hours, after becoming aware of one of the circumstances described in conditions (821) or (822) thatrelate to stimulation activities, the holder of this environmental authority must give the administering authority written notice of the event, its nature and the circumstances in which it happened to each owner and occupier of land that is, has been, or is reasonably likely to be, affected by the event. As soon as reasonably practicable after becoming aware of one of the circumstances described in conditions (821) or (822) that relate to stimulation activities, the holder of this environmental authority must give the administering authority written notice of: (a) (b) (c) the rectification measures implemented under condition (825); the results of any monitoring carried out on those rectification measures; and the success of the rectification measures implemented.

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(L8)

Within 10 business days following the initial notification of an emergency or incident or receipt of monitoring results indicating any significant changes in groundwater.quality caused by the petroleum activity(ies) other than that relating to the circumstances described in condition (B21), then the analysis results indicating these changes,-including any proposed actions to mitigate the changes in groundwater quality information must be submitted to the administering authority. If groundwater contamination caused by the petroleum activity(ies) must be reported to satisfy requirements under condition (L8): (a) (b) is encountered, the following

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the level of environmental harm caused as a result of such contamination to soils and groundwater; , the conduct of a geodetic survey of all monitoring bores to determine the relative water surface elevations of each bore and reported in metres relative to the AHD; and

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SCHEDULE M - PETROLEUM INFRASTRUCTURE Management of Water Extracted from Low Point Drains
(M1) Water extracted from low point drains may bereleased to land providing that the water quality does not exceed the water quality limits set in Schedule M Table 1 and that the release is carried out in a manner that ensures that: vegetation is not damaged; soil erosion and soil structure damage is avoided; the quality of groundwater is not adversely affected; discharge of low point drain water will be controlled so that there is no water runoff from the nominated discharge areas; and (e) there are no releases of low point drain water to any surface waters. (a) (b) (c) (d)

Schedule M, Table 1: Limits for the Disposal of Water Extracted from Low Point Drains to Land

6.5-8.5 (Range) Arsenic (mg/L) Cadmium (mg/L) Chromium (mg/L) Copper (mg/L) Iron (mg/L) Lead (mg/L) Manganese (mg/L) Zinc (mg/L) Nitrogen (rnq/l.) Phosphorus (mg/L) Electrical CondLictivity (uS/em) (M2) 2.0 (Maximum) 0.05 (Maximum) 1 (Maximum) 5 (Maximum) 10 (Maximum) 5 (Maximum) 10 (Maximum) 5 (Maximum) 25 (Maximum) 0.08 (Maximum) 2000 (Maximum)

Not withstanding any other condition of this authority, the holder of this authority must ensure that water from low point drains to be released to land for disposal, does not have any properties nor contain any organisms or other contaminants in concentrations that are capable of causing environmental harm. If the water quality is not suitable for release, then it must be collected and disposed of at appropriate facility.

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Note: Where a term is not defined in this environmental authority, the definition in the Environmental Protection Act 1994, its regulations and Environmental Protection Policies, or the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, or the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 or its regulations, or the Macquarie Dictionary must be used in that order. "acceptance criteria" means the measures by which actions implemented are deemed to be complete. The acceptance criteria indicate the success of the decommissioning and rehabilitation outcomes or remediation of areas which have been significantly disturbed by the environmentally relevant activities. Acceptance criteria may include information regarding: ' , • stability of final land forms in terms of settlement, erosion, weathering, pondage and drainage; • control of geochemical and contaminant transport processes; • quality of runoff waters and potential impact on receiving environment; • vegetation establishment, survival and succession; • vegetation productivity, sustained growth and structure development; • fauna colonisation and habitat development; • ecosystem processes such as soil development and nutrient cycling, and the recolonisation of specific fauna groups such as collembola, mites and termites which are involved in these processes; • microbiological studies including recolonisation by mycorrhizal fungi, microbial biomass and respiration; • effects of various establishment treatments such as deep ripping, topsoil handling, seeding and fertiliser application on vegetation growth and development; , • resilience of vegetation to disease, insect attack, drought and fire; • vegetation water use and effects on ground water levels and catchment yields. "acid sulfate soils" means sailor sediment containing highly acidic soil horizons or layers affected by the oxidation of iron sulfides (actual acid sulfate soils) and / or soil or sediment containing iron sulfides or other sulfidic material that has not been exposed to air and oxidised (potential acid sulfate soils). The term acid sulfate soil generally includes both actual and potential acid sulfate soils. Actual and potential acid sulfate soils are often found in the same soil profile, with actual acid sulfate soils generally overlying potential acid sulfate soil horizons. , "accepted engineering standards", in relation 'to dams" means those standards of design, construction, In the case of dams, the most relevant on Large Dams (ANCOLD), and relevant Australian and New Zealand operation and maintenance that are broadly accepted within the profession of engineering as being good practice for the purpose and application being considered. guidelines published by Queensland Standards. "active" for the purposes of landholders' groundwater bores means bores that are able to continue to provide a reasonable yield of water in terms of quantity for the bores authorised pu rpose or use. "aggregation dam" means a regulated dam that receives and contains coal seam gas water or coal seam gas concentrate. The primary purpose of the dam must not be to evaporate the water even though this will naturally occur. documents would be publications of the Australian National Committee government departments

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"AHD" means Australian Height Datum and is the datum used for the determination of elevations in Australia. The determination uses a national network of benchmarks and tide gauges and sets mean sea level at zero elevation. "alternative arrangement" means a written agreement between the holder of this environmental authority and an affected or potentially affected person at a sensitive receptor for a defined noise nuisance impact and may include an agreed period of time for which the arrangement is in place. An agreement for alternative arrangements may include, but not necessarily be limited to a range of noise abatement measures to be installed at a sensitive receptor and / or provision of alternative accommodation for the duration of the defined noise nuisance impact. . "analogue site" means an undisturbed area of land against which land significantly carrying out of petroleum activities may be compared. "analytes" means a chemical parameter determined by either physical measurement laboratory analysis. disturbed by the

in the field or by

"annual exceedence probability or AEP" is the probability that a given rainfall total accumulated over a given duration will be exceeded in anyone year. "appraisal well" means a petroleum well to test the potential of one (1) or more natural underground reservoirs for producing or storing petroleum. For clarity, an appraisal well does not include an exploration well. "associated water" means underground water taken the course of or resulting from carrying out petroleum suitable for stock purposes, or saline, high in fluoride, contaminated by a hazardous contaminant. It may be from or interfered with from a petroleum well during activities. Associated water may be potable or contain hydrocarbons, and/or is otherwise classified as a hazardous waste.

"associated works" in relation to a dam, means: o any kind and all things associated with the construction and operation of a dam; and o any land used for those operations. "Australian Standard 1055" means Australian Standard 1055.1: 1997 "Description Environmental Noise - General procedures". and Measurement of

"Australian Standard 2187" means Australian Standard 2187.0:1998 "Explosives-Storage, transport and use, Part 0", Australian Standard 2187.1 :1998 "Explosives-Storage, transport and use Part 1" and Australiah Standard 2187.2;2006 "Explosives-Storage and use, Part 2" or any updated versions that becomes available from time to time. "Australian Standard 2885" means Australian Standard 2885.0:2008 "Pipelines - Gas and Liquid Petroleum General Requirements", Australian Standard 2885.1:2007 "Pipelines - Gas and Liquid Petroleum Design and Construction" and Australian Standard 2885.3:2001 "Pipeli nes - Gas and Liquid Petroleum Operation and Maintenance", or any updated versions that becomes available from time to time. . "Australian Standard 4323" means Australian Standard 4323.1 :1995 "Stationary method 1: Selection of sampling positions". source emissions

"Australian / New Zealand Standard 5667.11" means Australian / New Zealand Standard 5667.11: 1998 "Water Quality - Sampling - Guidance on sampling at Groundwaters". "Australian I New Zealand Standard 5667.12" means Australian / New Zealand Standard 5667.12: 1999 "Guidance on Sampling of Bottom Sediments" for permanent, semi-permanent water holes and water storages". "authorised person" means a person holding office as an authorised person under an appointment under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 by the chief executive or chief executive officer of a local government.

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"background noise level" means the sound pressure level, measured in the absence of the noise under investigation, as the L A90.T being the A-weighted sound pressure level exceeded for 90 percent of the measurement time period T of not less than 15 minutes, using Fast response. "bed and banks" for a watercourse or wetland means land over which the water of the watercourse or wetland normally flows or that is normally covered by the water, whether permanently or intermittently; but does not include land adjoining or adjacent to the bed or banks that is from time to time covered by floodwater. "beneficial use" means o with respect to dams, that the current or proposed owner of the land on which a dam stands, has found a use for that dam that is: • of benefit to that owner in that it adds real value to their business or to the general community, • in accordance with relevant provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, . • sustainable by virtue of written undertakings given by that owner to maintain that dam, and • the transfer and use have been approved or authorised under any relevant legislation. Or o with respect to coal seam gas water, refer to the Department of Environment and Resource Management's "Operational Policy - Management of water produced in association with petroleum activities" and" Notice of decision to approve a resource for beneficial use - CSG water" as amended from time to time which can be accessed on the Department of Environment and Resource Management's website at www.derm.qld.gov.au. "black earth" means a type of soil, also known as vertosols an'l:ns a soil order of the Australian Soil Classification. These are clay soils with shrink I swell properties that display strong cracks when dry and / or lenticular structural aggregates at depth. They have high soil fertility and a large water holding capacity. "bore" "brine" means a water observation bore or

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means saline water with a total dissolved solid concentration

"brine dam" means a regulated dam that is designed to receive, contain or evaporate brine. "bund or bunded" in relation to spill containment systems for fabricated or manufactured tanks or containers designed to a recognised standard means an embankment or wall of brick, stone, concrete or other impervious material which may form part or all of the perimeter of a compound and provides a barrier to retain liquid. Since the bund is the main part of a spill containment system, the whole system (or bunded area) is sometimes colloquially referred to within industry as the bund. The bund is designed to contain spillages and leaks from liquids used, stored or processed above ground and to facilitate clean-up operations. As well as being used to prevent pollution of the receiving environment, bunds are also used for fire protection, product recovery and process isolation. "business day" has the meaning in the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 and means a day that is noto a Saturday or Sunday; or o a public holiday, special holiday or bank holiday in the place in which any relevant act is to be or may be done. "BTEX" xylene. means benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, ortho-xylene, para-xylene, meta-xylene and total

"Category A Environmentally Sensitive Area" means any area listed in Section 25 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008. "Category B Environmentally Sensitive Area" means any area listed in Section 26 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008. "Category C Environmentally Sensitive Area" means any of the following areas: o Nature Refuges as defined under the Nature Conservation Act 1992; o Koala Habitat Areas as defined under the Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2006; o State Forests or Timber Reserves. as defined under the Forestry Act 1959; o Declared catchment areas under the Water Act 2000; o Resources reserves under the Nature Conservation Act 1992

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An area identified as "Essential Habitaf' under the Vegetation Management Act 1999 for a species of wildlife listed as endangered, vulnerable, rare or near threatened under the Nature Conservation Act 1992; Any wetland shown on the Map of Referable Wetlands available from the Department of Environment and Resource Managemenfs website; or ' Of Concern Regional Ecosystems identified in the database maintained by the Department of Environment and Resource Management called 'RE description database' containing RE numbers and descriptions.

"certification or certified by a suitably qualified and experienced person" in relation to a design plan, 'as constructed' drawings or ali annual report regarding dams, means that a statutory declaration has been made by that person and, when taken together with any attached or appended documents referenced in that declaration, all of the following aspects are addressed and are sufficient to allow an independent audit at any time: o exactly what is being certified and the precise nature of that certification. o the relevant legislative, regulatory and technical criteria on which the certification has been based; o the relevant data and facts on which the certification has been based, the source of that material, and the efforts made to obtain all relevant data and facts; and o the reasoning on which the certification has been based using the relevant data and facts, and the relevant criteria, ' "certify" or "certification" or "certified" in relation to any matter other than a design plan, 'as constructed' drawings or an annual report regarding dams in this environmental authority means a Statutory Declaration by a suitably qualified person accompanying the written document stating that: o o o all relevant material has been considered in the written document; that the content of the written document is accurate and true; and that the written document meets the requirements authority. of the relevant conditions of the environmental and

"clearing" means: o in relation to grass, scrub or bush-the removal of vegetation by disturbing root systems and exposing underlying soil (including burning), but does not include• the flattening or compaction of vegetation by vehicles if the vegetation remains living; or • the slashing or mowing of vegetation to facilitate access tracks; or • the clearing of noxious or introduced plant species; or • destroying standing vegetation by stock; and , o in relation to trees-cutting down, ringbarking, pushing over, poisoning or destroying in any way, but does not include • lopping a tree. "coal seam gas water" means groundwater that is necessarily or unavoidably brought to the surface in the process of coal seam gas exploration or production. Coal seam gas water typically contains significant concentrations of salts, has a high sodium adsorption ratio and may contain other contaminants that have the potential to cause environmental harm if released to land or waters through inappropriate management. Coal seam gas water is a waste, as defined under section 13 of the Environmental Protection Act 1994. "coal seam gas water concentrate" means the concentrated saline water waste stream from a water treatment process that does not exceed a total dissolved solid concentration of 40 000 mg/L. "coal seam gas water dams" include any type of dam (storage or evaporation) used to contain groundwater that is necessarily or unavoidably brought to the surface in the process of coal seam gas exploration or production, "coal seam gas evaporation dam" is defined as a impoundment, to be used to hold coal seam gas water for evaporation. enclosure or structure that is designed

"competent person" means a person with the demonstrated skill and knowledge required to carry out the task to a standard necessary for the reliance upon collected data or protection of the environment.

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"dam" means a land-based structure or a void that is designed to contains, diverts or controls flowabJe substances, and includes any substances that are thereby contained, diverted or controlled by that landbased structure or void and associated works. A dam does not mean a fabricated or manufactured tank or container, designed and constructed to an Australian Standard that deals with strength and structural integrity of that tank or container. "dam crest volume" means the volume of material that could be within the walls of a dam at any time when the upper level of that material is at the crest level of that dam. That is, the instantaneous maximum volume within the walls without regard to flows entering or leaving (e.q, via a spillway). "design plan" is the documentation required to describe the physical dimensions of the dam, the materials and standards to be used for construction of the dam, and the criteria to be used for operating the dam. The documents must include design and investigation reports, specifications and certifications, together with the planned decommissioning and rehabilitation works and outcomes. A design plan may include 'as constructed' drawings. "deSign storage allowance or DSA" means an available volume, estimated in accordance with the ''Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", prepared by the Department of Environment and Resource Management, as amended from time to time, that must be provided in a dam to an annual exceedence probability specified in that ManuaL "development well" means a petroleum well which produces or stores petroleum.

For clarity, a development well does not include an appraisal well. "discharge area" means: o that part of the land surface where groundwater discharge produces a net movement of water out of the groundwater; and o identified by an assessment process consistent with the document "Salinity Management Handbook" Queensland Department of Natural Resources, 1997, as amended from time to time; or o identified by an approved salinity hazard map held by the Department of Environment and Resource Management. "document" has the meaning in the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 and means: o any paper or other material on which there is writing; and o any paper or other material on which there are marks; and o figures, symbols or perforations having a meaning for a person qualified to interpret them; and o any disc, tape or other article or any material from which sounds, images, writings or messages are capable of being produced or reproduced (with or without the aid of another article or device). "ecosystem functioning" means the interactions between and within living and nonliving components of an ecosystem and generally correlates with the size, shape and location of an. area of vegetation. "end" means the stopping of the particular activity that has caused a Significant disturbance in a particular area. It refers to, among other things, the end of a seismic surveyor the end of a drilling operation. It does not refer to the end of all related petroleum activities such as rehabilitation. In other words, it does not refer to the 'completion' the petroleum activity(ies), the time at which the petroleum authority ends or.the time that the land in question ceases to be part of an authority.

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"environmental nuisance" means unreasonable interference or likely interference with an environmental value caused by(a) aerosols, fumes, light, noise, odour, particles or smoke; or (b) an unhealthy, offensive or unsightly condition because of contamination; or (c) another way prescribed by regulation. "equivalent person or EP" means an equivalent person under volume 1, section 2 of the "Guidelines for Planning and Design of Sewerage Schemes", October 1991, published by the Water Resources Commission, Department of Primary Industries, Fisheries and Forestry. "evaporation dam" means a land based structure designed to contain or impound coal seam gas water, the purpose of which is to contain or impound the water, until the water content has been removed by evaporation. . "existing aggregation dam" means an existing dam identified under condition A22[insert names and locations of aggregation dams that are constructed and / or whose construction had substantially commenced on the approval date of this environmental authority]. "existing brine dam" means an existing dam identified under condition A22. or brine dam and any dam that is an existing

"existing dam" means an existing evaporation, aggregation dam identified under condition A22. "existing "existing evaporation

dam" means is an existing dam identified under condition A22.

low hazard dam" means is an existing dam identified under condition A22.

"exploration well" means a petroleum well that is drilled to: o explore for the presence of petroleum or natural underground reservoirs suitable for storing petroleum; or o obtain stratigraphic information for the purpose of exploring for petroleum. For clarity, an exploration well does not include an appraisal or development well.

"exploring for petroleum" means carrying out an activity for the purpose of finding petroleum or natural underground reservoirs as per section 14 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 for example including: o conducting a geochemical, geological or geophysical survey; o drilling a well; o carrying out testing in relation to a well; o taking a sample for chemical or other analysis. "fill" means any kind of material in solid form (whether or not naturally occurring) capable of being deposited at a place but does not include material that forms a part of, or is associated with, a structure constructed in a watercourse, wetland or spring including a bridge, road, causeway, pipeline, rock revetment, drain outlet works, erosion prevention structure or fence. "financial assurance" means a security deposit, either cash or a ban k guarantee, held by the administering authority to cover the potential costs of rehabilitating areas significantly disturbed by the petroleum activities. "flowable substance" means matter or a mixture of materials which can flow under any conditions potentially affecting that substance. Constituents of a flowable substance can include water; other liquids fluids or solids, or a mixture that includes water and any other liquids fluids or solids either in solution or suspension. "foreseeable future" means the period used for assessing the total probability of an event occurring . . Permanent structures and ecological sustainability should be expected to still exist at the end of a 150 year foreseeable future with an acceptably low probability of failure before that time. "hazard category" means a category, either low significant or high, into which a dam is assessed as a result of the application of tables and other criteria in "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", prepared by the Department of Envi ronment and Resource Management, as amended from time to time.

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"high bank" means the defining terrace or bank or, if no bank is present, the point on the active floodplain, which confines the average annual peak flows in a watercourse, "highly erodible soils" means very unstable soils that are generally described as Sodosols with hard setting, fine sandy loam to silty clay loam surfaces (solodics, solodised solonetz and solonetz) or soils with a dispersible layer located less than 25 em deep or soils less than 25 cm deep. -"hub" means more than one large compressor station and multiple items of fuel burning or combustion units located within five (5) km of each other and capable of burning fuel at a rate of at least 500 kg/hr. "hydraulic performance" means the capacity of a regulated dam to contain or safely pass flowable substances based on a probability (AEP) of performance failure specified for the relevant hazard category "Manual for. Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", prepared by the Department of Environment and Resource Management, as amended from time to time. "impulsive noise" means sound characterised by brief excursions of sound pressure (acoustic impulses) that significantly exceed the background sound pressure. The duration of a single impulsive sound is usually less than one second. "infrastructure" means' plant or works including for example, communication systems, compressors, powerlines, pumping stations, reservoirs, roads and tracks, water storage dams, evaporation or storage ponds and tanks, equipment, buildings and other structures built for the purpose and duration of the conduct of the petroleum activity(ies) including temporary structures or structures of an industrial or technical nature, including, for example, mobile and temporary camps. Infrastructure does not include other facilities required for the long term management of the impact of those petroleum activities or the protection of potentia! resources, Such other facilities include dams other than water storage dams (e.q. evaporation dams), pipelines and assets, that have been decommissioned, rehabilitated, and lawfully recognised as being subject to subsequent transfer with ownership of the land. "LAeq, adj, 15 mlns" means the A-weighted sound pressure level of a continuous steady sound, adjusted for tonal character, that within any 15 minute period has the same square sound pressure as a sound level that varies with time.

"LA 90, adj, 15 mlns" means the A-weighted sound pressure level, adjusted for tonal character, that is equal to
or exceeded for 90% of any 15 minutes sample period equal, using Fast response "lake" means: o a lagoon, swamp or other natural collection of water, whether permanent or intermittent; o the bed and banks and any other element confining or containing the water. "landfill monocell" means a specialised, exclusively disposed (i.e. salt). and

isolated landfi1I facility where a single specific waste type is

"leachate" means a liquid that has passed through 0'[ emerged from, or is likely to have passed through or emerged from, a material stored, processed or disposed of on site which contains soluble, suspended or miscible contaminants likely to have been derived from the said material. "levee" means a dyke or bund that is designed only to provide for the containment and diversion of stormwater or flood flows from a contributing catchment, or containment and diversion of flowable materials resulting from unplanned releases from other works of infrastructure, during the progress of those stormwater or flood flows or those unplanned releases; and does not store any significant volume of water or flowable substances at any other times. "limited petroleum activities" means activities undertaken for the purpose of extraction of coal seam gas. Limited petroleum activities may include: o single well sites not exceeding 1 hectare of disturbance, and multi-well sites not exceeding 1.5 hectares of disturbance. Well sites may include: (a) well pads; (b) water pumps and generators associated with well operations; (c) sumps for storing drilling muds; (d) flare pits; (e) ponds used to contain and/or store stimulation fluid; (f) mobile camp sites associated with well sites for the purpose of establishing the limited petroleum activity, so long as the mobile camp s-ite is 'established in previously disturbed areas.

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o geophysical surveys (including seismic petroleum actlvltles); o ecological, geological, topographic and cadastral surveys, etc.; o gas gathering lines; o . water gathering lines; o supporting access tracks; and o communication and power lines that are necessary for the undertaking of petroleum activities and can be located within well sites, well pads and pipeline right of ways without increasing the disturbance area of petroleum activities . . For clarity, limited petroleum activities exclude and are not necessarily limited to: o single well sites of disturbance greater than 1 hectare or multi-well sites of disturbance greater than 1.5 hectares; o the construction of infrastructure for processing or storing petroleum or by-products; o regulated dams; . o low hazard dams (excluding ponds used to contain and/or store stimulation fluid, and sumps for storing drilling muds if located within a well site, or immediately adjacent to a well site); o borrow pits; o compressor stations; o campsites I workforce accommodation other than mobile campsites; o 'power supplies; o pipelines which are used to transport gas after the Field Compressor Stations (e.g. trunk pipelines, transmission pipelines or pipelines that require a pipeline licence) o waste disposal; or other supporting infrastructure for the project (e.g. sewage treatment plants) "long term noise event" within those five (5)" days. "low hazard dam" means any dam that is: 1. not classified as high or significant as assessed using the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", prepared by the Department of Environment and Resource Management, asamended from time to time; and 2. that contains contaminants in concentrations which exceed those listed in Table 3 of the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", prepared by the Department of Environment and Resource Management, as amended from time to time.
15 mrn"

is a noise exposure, when perceived at a sensitive receptor, perelsts for a

period of qreaterthan five (5) days, even when there are respite periods when the noise is inaudible

"Max Lpz, minutes.

means the maximum value of the Z-weighted

sound pressure level measured over 15 A-weighted sound pressure level,

"Max LpA,15 min" means the absolute maximum instantaneous measured over 15 minutes. "mandatory reporting level" or "MRL"

means a warning and reporting level determined in accordance of Dams" as amended from time to time.

with the criteria in the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance prepared by the Department of Environment and Resource Management, "medium

term noise event" is a noise exposure, when perceived at a sensitive receptor, persists for an is deemed to apply where a noise of comparable level is observed ,at the same

aggregate period not greater than five (5) days and does not re-occur for a period of at least four (5) weeks. Re-occurrence location .. "meter"means a device for measuring, or giving an output signal proportional passed and/or the rate of flow in a pipe." to, quantities of water receptor location for a period of one hour or more, even if it originates from a difference source or source

"month" has the meaning in the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 and means a calendar month and is a period starting at the beginning of any day of one (1) of the 12 named months and endingo immediately before the beginning of the corresponding day of the next named month; or o if there is no such corresponding day-at the end of the next named month.

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"NATA accreditation"

means accreditation by the National Association

of Testing Authorities Australia. Act 2002;

"pest" means species: o declared under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock route Management) o declared under Local Government model local laws; and o which may become invasive in the future. "populated area" includes towns and cities which have a populated 2 minimum density of 40 people I km . .'.

of 200 or more people and with a

"prescribed storage gases" has the meaning provided in section 12 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. "primary protection zone" means an area within a 200 metre buffer from the boundary of any Category A, B or C Environmentally Sensitive Area. "programmed and approved" means when the location of infrastructure authorised person(s) with the organisation(s). has been approved by the

"regulated dam" means any dam in the significant or high hazard category as assessed using the "Manual for Assessing Hazard Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Dams", prepared by the Department of Environment and Resource Management, as amended from time to time. "rehabilitation" means the process of reshaping and revegetating land to restore it to a stable landform and in accordance with the acceptance criteria set out in this environmental authority and, where relevant, includes remediation of contaminated land "remnant unit" means a continuous polygon of remnant vegetation representative of a single RE type or a single heterogeneous unit. (as defined by the QLD Herbarium)

"remnant vegetation" means vegetation, part of which forms the predominant canopy of the vegetationo covering more than 50% of the undisturbed predominant canopy; and o averaging more than 70% of the vegetation's undisturbed height; and o composed of species characteristic of the vegetation's undisturbed predominant canopy cover. "restricted stimulation fluids" means fluids used for the purpose of stimulation, including fracturing, that contain the following chemicals, unless otherwise provided for under the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008: o petroleum hydrocarbons containing benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene or xylene; or o chemicals that produce, or are likely to produce, benzene, ethyl benzene, toluene or xylene as the chemical breaks down in the environment. "restricted stimulation fluids" means restricted stimulation fluids as defined in the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008, or where it is not defined, means a fluid(s) used for the purpose of stimulation, iricluding fracturing, that contain, produce or are likely to produce the following chemicals above the following concentrations: o Benzene 1 part per billion (ppb); o Toluene 180 ppb; o Ethylbenzene 80 ppb; o o-xylene 350 ppb; om-xylene 75 ppb; '0 p-xylene 200 ppb. "secondary protection zone" in relation to a Category A Environmentally Sensitive Area means an area within an 800 metre buffer from the boundary of a primary protection zone. "secondary protection zone" in relation to a Category B or C Environmentally area within a 300 metre buffer from the boundary of a primary protection zone. "sensiUve place" means: . Sensitive Area means an

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a dwelling (including residential allotment, mobile home or caravan park, residential marina or other residential premises, motel, hotel or hostel; or a library, childcare centre, kindergarten, school, university or other educational institution; a medical centre, surgery or hospital; or a protected area; or a public park or garden that is open to the public (whether or not on payment of money) for use other than for sport or organised entertainment; or a work place used as an office or for business or commercial purposes, which is not part of the petroleum activity(ies) and does not include employees accommodation or public roads.

"sensitive receptor" means an area or place where noise (including low frequency, vibration and blasting) is measured investigate whether nuisance impacts are occurring and includes: oa dwelling (including residential allotment, mobile home or caravan park, residential marina or other residential premises, motel, hotel or hostel; or o a library, childcare centre, kindergarten, school, university or other educational institution; o a medical centre, surgery or hospital; or o a protected area; or o a public park or garden that is open to the public (whether or not on payment of money) for use other than for sport or organised entertainment; or o a work place used as an office or for business or commercial purposes, which is not part of the petroleum activity{ies) and does not include employees accommodation or public roads. "short term noise event" is a noise exposure, when perceived at a sensitive receptor, persists for an aggregate period not greater than eight hours and does not re-occur for a period of at least seven (7) days. Re-occurrence is deemed to apply where a noise of comparable level is observed at the same receptor location for a period of one hour or more, even if it originates from a different source or source location. "significantly disturbed land or significant disturbance to land or significant disturbance" disturbance to land as defined in section 28 ofthe Environmental Protection Regulation 200B. means

"spring" means the land to which water rises naturally from below the ground and the land over which the water then flows. "spillway" means a weir, channel, conduit, tunnel, gate or other structure designed to permit discharges from the dam, normally under flood conditions or in anticipation of flood conditions. "stable" in relation to land, means landform dimensions are or will be stable within tolerable limits now and in the foreseeable future. Stability includes consideration of geotechnical stability, settlement and consolidation allowances, bearing capacity (trafficability), erosion resistance and geochemical stability . with respect to seepage, leachate and related contaminant generation. "stimulation" means a technique used to increase the permeability of a natural underground reservoir, including for example, hydraulic fracturing I hydrofraccing, fracture acidizing and the use of proppant treatments. "suitably qualified person" means a person who has professional qualifications, training, skills or experience relevant to the nominated subject matter and can give authoritative assessment, advice and analysis to performance relative to the subject matter using the relevant protocols, standards, methods or literature. "suitably qualified and experienced person" in relation to a hazard assessment of a dam, means that a statutory declaration has been made by that person and, when taken together with any attached or appended 'documents referenced in that declaration, all of the following aspects are addressed and are sufficient to allow an independent audit at any time: o exactly what has been assessed and the precise nature of that assessment; o the relevant legislative, regulatory and technical criteria on which the assessment has been based; o the relevant data and facts on which the assessment has been based, the source of that material, and the efforts made to obtain all relevant data and facts; and o the reasoning on which the assessment has been based using the relevant data and facts, and the relevant criteria.

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"suitably qualified and experienced person" in relation to dams means one who is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) under the provislons of the Professional Engineers Act 1988, or registered as a National Professional Engineer (NPER) with the Institution of Engineers Australia, or holds equivalent professional qualifications to the satisfaction of the administering authority for the Environmental Protection Act 1994, and the administering authority for the Environmental Protection Act 1994 is satisfied that person has knowledge, suitable experience and demonstrated expertise in relevant fields, as set out below: o knowledge of engineering principles related to the structures, geomechanics, .hydrology, hydraulics, chemistry and environmental impact of dams; and o a total of five (5) years of suitable experience and demonstrated expertise in the geomechanics of dams with particular emphasis on stability, geology and geochemistry, and o a total of five (5) years of suitable experience and demonstrated expertise each, in three (3) of the following categories: o investigation and design of dams. . o construction, operation and maintenance of dams. o hydrology with particular reference to flooding, estimation of extreme storms, water management or meteorology. o hydraulics with particular reference tose.diment transport and deposition, erosion control, beach processes. o hydrogeology with particular reference to seepage, groundwater. o solute transport processes and monitoring thereof. o dam safety. "third party auditor" means a suitably qualified person who is either a certified third party auditor or an internal auditor employed by the holder of the environmental authority and the person is independent of the day to day management and operation of the petroleum activity(ies) covered by this environmental authority "threatening processes" means processes, features and actions that can have a detrimental effect upon the health and viability of an area of vegetation (e.g. altered hydrology, land use practices, invasion by pest and weed species, land degradation, edge effects and fragmentation). "tolerable limits" means a range of parameters regarded as being sufficient to meet the objective of protecting relevant environmental values (e.g. a range of settlement for a tailings capping, rather than a' single value, could still meet the objective of draining the cap quickly, preventing damage and limiting infiltration and percolation). "topsoil" means the surface (top) layer of a soil profile, which is more fertile, darker in colour, better structured and supports greater biological activity than underlying layers. The surface layer may vary in depth depending on soil forming factors, including parent material, location and slope, but generally is not greater than about 300 mm in depth from the natural surface. "tranemlsslvlty" means the rate of flow of water through a vertical strip of aquifer which is one unit wide and which extends the full saturated depth of the aquifer.' "trench less methods" means construction methods for the installation of pipelines and cables below the ground with minimal excavation. Trenchless methods can include, but not necessarily be limited to: o o o o o o moling pipe ramming method horizontal directional drilling utility tunneling, pipe jacking, auger boring microtunnelling and pipe jacking on-line replacement

"unacceptable risk" is when the results of a hazard assessment indicates that there is both a high consequence and a high likelihood of an event occurring such that the risk is classified as "high", "very high" or "extreme", "valid complaint" means a complaint the administering vexatious, nor based on mistaken belief. authority considers is not frivolous, nor

"void" means any man-made, open excavation in the ground (includes borrow pits, drill sumps, frac pits, flare pits, cavitation pits and trenches).

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"waters" includes all or any part of a creek, river, stream, lake, lagoon, swamp, wetland, spring, unconfined surface water, unconfined water in natural or artificial watercourses, bed and bank of any waters, non-tidal or tidal waters (including the sea), stormwater channel, stormwater drain, roadside gutter, stormwater run-off, and underground water. "watercourse" has the meaning provided in section 5 of the Water Act 2000 and includes the bed and banks and any other element of a river, creek or stream confining or containing water. "well lease infrastructure" means infrastructure required for the construction including but not limited to cellar pits, dams and drill sumps. and completion of a well

"wetland" means a wetland as defined under the Queensland Wetlands Program and are areas of permanent or periodic! intermittent inundation, with water that is static or flowing fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water, the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six (6) metres. To be classified as a wetland, the area must have one or more of the following attributes: a a o at least periodically, the land supports plants or animals that are adapted to and dependent on living in wet conditions for at least part of their life cycle, or the substratum is predominantly undrained soils that are saturated, flooded or ponded long enough to develop anaerobic conditions in the upper layers, or the substratum is not soil and is saturated with water, or covered by water at some time.

For the purposes of Chapter 5A activities, wetlands do not include springs and watercourses and those wetlands that are defined in the document entitled "Wetland Mapping and Classification Methodology" (Department of Environment and Resource Management, 2005) as: o o o a a a H2M1 Riverine or ex-riverine (lacustrine) water bodies associated channel; H2M3p Ponded pastures; H2M5 Palustrine !Iacustrine water bodies where ecological character has changed due to gross mechanical disturbance (e.g. cropping); H2M6 Palustrine !Iacustrine water bodies that have been converted, completely or mostly, to a ring tank or other controlled storage; H2M7 Riverine water bodies that have been converted mostly to canals or irrigation channels; H3C1 Artificial stand-alone water storages not within a natural water body or channel; or drains, swales, bores and 'irrigation channel overflows I with dams and weirs located in a

H3C2 Artificial Channel drain I canal-bore ponding,

"Wild River Declaration" means a statutory instrument under the Wild Rivers Act 2005. A declaration lists the relevant natural values to be preserved and delineates certai n parts of the wild river area and the different constraints that may apply in these areas, With reference to environmental authorities for petroleum, each declaration also specifies conditions to be included in a new authority if the activity is to be located within the wild river area. ' Hyear" means a period of 12 months, "20th percentile" in to exceed the stated o the consecutive a the consecutive relation to release limits means that not more than four (4) of the measured values is release limit for any five (5) consecutive samples where: samples are taken over a five (5) monthperiod; and samples are taken at approximately equal periods.

"25th percentile" in relation to release limits means that not more than three (3) of the measured values is to exceed the stated release limit for any four (4) consecutive samples where: a the consecutive samples are taken over a four (4) month period; and a the consecutive samples are taken at approximately equal periods,

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"75th percentile" in relation to release limits means that not more than one (1) of the measured values is to exceed the stated release limit for any four (4) consecutive samples where: . o the consecutive samples are taken over a four (4) month period; and o the consecutive samples are taken at approximately equal.periods. "80th percentile" in relation to release limits means that not more than one (1) of the measured values is to exceed the stated release limit for any five (5) consecutive samples where: o the consecutive samples are taken over a five (5) month period; and o the consecutive samples are taken at approximately equal periods.

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