Australian Government Progress Report on implementation of the recommendations of the Montara Commission of Inquiry - September 2012

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The Australian Government, through its commitment to apply the lessons from the 2009 Montara and 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill incidents, has made significant progress in implementing the 92 accepted recommendations in the Final Government Response to the Report of the Montara Commission of Inquiry (Final Government Response), which was released in May 2011.

The Australian Government Progress Report on implementation of the recommendations of the Montara Commission of Inquiry (Implementation Report) details progress against the Implementation Plan of the Final Government Response (the Implementation Plan). The Implementation Plan organised the recommendations under the following key themes:

  • regulatory regime
  • regulator operating practices
  • response arrangements
  • environmental management
  • review of PTTEP Australasia's response to the Montara Blowout
  • additional recommendations.

The Government's progress to date

To date, 81 recommendations of the 92 accepted recommendations are complete, and 11 remain in progress (72; 84; 85; 86; 88; 92; 93; 94; 97; 98; 100). It is anticipated these 11 recommendations will be completed by end 2013.

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For more information about the Implementation Report email montarainquiryresponse@ret.gov.au.

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