Oil spill contingency plans

Find out the various plans to manage and respond to oil spills, such as the Western Australian Oil Spill Contingency Plan and the National Plan for Maritime Environment Emergencies.

  Oil spill management in Australia

Marine oil spill management in Australia is a shared responsibility of the Commonwealth and each state.

Western Australia is responsible for our 'state waters' - from the coastline seaward to 3 nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline (TSB).

The TSB is used to define maritime boundaries. It is essentially the lowest astronomical tide line, but may also include rivers, bays and heavily indented coastlines. For more information, please go to the Geoscience Australia website.

Opens in a new window Geoscience Australia: Maritime boundary definitions

Industry consultation framework

(Guidelines for consulting with Transport)

The Department of Transport has developed guidelines to advise petroleum operators on the preferred process for consultation with DoT and information that is likely to be required during consultation. These guidelines are specifically for petroleum operators undertaking activities under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009.

Please download the framework below:

MAC_P_DispersantUseConsentFramework.pdf icon Dispersant use consent framework Kb

  WestPlan marine oil pollution

The State Emergency Management Plan for Marine Oil Pollution (WestPlan MOP), outlines the procedures for managing oil pollution in the State, including spill response.

The main principles of the WestPlan MOP are to prevent, prepare for and respond to oil spills, and to assist in the recovery of an area after an incident.

For more information, please refer to State emergency management plans.

  Western Australian Oil Spill Contingency Plan

Oil spill contingency plans (OSCP) are prepared at national, state and local levels.

These plans usually include:

  • Procedures to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from oil spills.
  • Supporting information (such as environmental sensitivities and mapping).
  • Management structure for oil spill response.
  • Resources and skills that are available for containment and clean up.

For more information please download the oil spill contingency plan below.

MAC-P-OSCP-OilSpillContingencyPlan2015.pdf icon Oil Spill Contingency Plan (2015) Kb
MAC-P-OSCP-Appx-A-checklists.pdf icon Oil Spill Contingency Plan: Appendix A (Checklists) (2015) Kb
MAC-P-OSCP-Appx-B-formsTemplates.pdf icon Oil Spill Contingency Plan: Appendix B - Forms and templates (2015) Kb
MAC-P-OSCP-Appx-F-OHSsubPlan.pdf icon Oil Spill Contingency Plan: Appendix F - OHS sub-plan (2015) Kb
MAC-P-OSCP-Appx-H-WasteMgmtSubPlan.pdf icon Oil Spill Contingency Plan: Appendix H - Waste management sub-plan (2015) Kb
MAC-P-OSCP-Appx-I-OilSpillControlAgentsGuide.pdf icon Oil Spill Contingency Plan: Appendix I - Oil spill control agents guidelines (2015) Kb
MAC-P-OSCP-Appx-J-OilCharacteristics.pdf icon Oil Spill Contingency Plan: Appendix J - Oil characteristics (2015) Kb
MAC-P-OSCP-Appx-K-DispersantSafetyDataSheets.pdf icon Oil Spill Contingency Plan: Appendix K - Dispersant safety data sheets (2015) Kb

  Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS)

Both the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments use the Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS) to coordinate the oils spill response efforts.

AIIMS identifies the roles and responsibilities of various agencies (e.g. Department of Transport, Department of Environment and Conservation) responding to an oil spill, and allows different agencies to work together effectively by following similar procedures.

  National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies

At the Commonwealth level, the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies outlines the roles and responsibilities of states, territories and industry in managing oil spills and other marine environmental issues.

The National Plan covers:

  • National, regional, state, local and industry contingency planning for oil spill response.
  • Prepositioned spill combat equipment.
  • Arrangements for mobilisation of personnel and equipment.
  • National oil spill management training programs.
  • Awareness by government, media and the community of issues in responding to a major spill.

It includes the National Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan.

The National Plan is administered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), the Commonwealth agency responsible for marine safety, marine environmental protection and sea search and rescue.

Please visit the AMSA website for more information on the National Plan.

Opens in a new window Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

  Oil spill contingency plan: Forms

Title Type Size Date
Aerial observation report (Form OA01) PDF 81 Kb 19-Apr-17
AIIMS structure names chart (IC03) PDF 234 Kb 19-Apr-17
AMSA oil or chemical spill trajectory model request portal PDF 978 Kb 19-Apr-17
DoT MOP situation report (SITREP) (Form REP03) PDF 99 Kb 19-Apr-17
Equipment tracking log (Form LO02) PDF 83 Kb 19-Apr-17
Equipment: Personnel deployment (REP05) PDF 87 Kb 19-Apr-17
Incident action plan PDF 108 Kb 19-Apr-17
Incident action plan (Form IAP01) PDF 234 Kb 19-Apr-17
Incident action plan: OHS sub-plan PDF 165 Kb 19-Apr-17
Incident action plan: OHS sub-plan - Appendices PDF 290 Kb 19-Apr-17
Incident action plan: Operations unit - Sub-plan PDF 150 Kb 19-Apr-17
Incident action plan: Recovery management Sub-plan PDF 112 Kb 19-Apr-17
Incident action plan: Waste management Sub-plan PDF 125 Kb 19-Apr-17
Job safety analysis (Form WM08) PDF 107 Kb 19-Apr-17
Labour registration (Form WM01) PDF 162 Kb 19-Apr-17
Media sub-plan (Form MSP01) PDF 250 Kb 19-Apr-17
Meeting schedule PDF 81 Kb 19-Apr-17
Net environmental benefit analysis PDF 167 Kb 19-Apr-17
Oiled shoreline assessment (Form) PDF 294 Kb 19-Apr-17
Resource requisition: allocation (Form LO01) PDF 85 Kb 19-Apr-17
Responder time sheet (Form WM02) PDF 88 Kb 19-Apr-17
Shoreline status tracking (Form OS02) PDF 78 Kb 19-Apr-17
Status: Equipment deployment (Form STA07) PDF 610 Kb 19-Apr-17
Status: Media schedule (Form STA06) PDF 79 Kb 19-Apr-17
Waste tracking (Form OW01) PDF 82 Kb 19-Apr-17

  Oil spill contingency plans: Documents

 

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