NERA has completed a review of the reference case project and its relationship to the environmental approvals process. The review and the final report was completed jointly with APPEA and took into account a broad range of perspectives from many stakeholders involved in offshore environmental approvals.
The report studies the underlying issues in the environmental approvals process with a view to determining the potential of reference cases to create a more certain, transparent and efficient environmental approvals processes for all parties, and ensure the offshore petroleum regulatory regime supports high standards of environmental performance.
NERA would like to thank all those who contributed to the reference cases, the review, and the preparation of this report.
The report can be downloaded below.