Further Changes to NSW Coal Seam Gas Laws


On Tuesday 19 February 2013, the New South Wales (NSW) Government announced a high level package of reforms to coal seam gas (CSG) regulation in NSW. Included in the package endorsed by Cabinet:

- the role of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be expanded to be the lead regulator of environmental and health impacts of CSG activities in NSW – including enforcement powers such as revocation of applicable licences

- all exploration, assessment and production titles and activities will be required to hold an Environment Protection Licence...

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