Aventus prepares Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) documents using in-depth industry knowledge, field and auditing experience.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), put simply, is the process of identifying the environmental impacts and risks of an activity (with the input of stakeholders), identifying controls to prevent, mitigate or manage those impacts and risks, and documenting this information in a format suitable for submission to government regulators. Though EIA documentation differs slightly across jurisdictions, the process remains largely the same.
Aventus has prepared EIA documents under various Commonwealth and State regulations, including over 25 Environment Plans for offshore oil and gas activities for submission to NOPSEMA, along with onshore EIA documents for DMIRS in Western Australia and ERR in Victoria. Majors, mid-caps and junior energy titleholders trust Aventus to deliver on its EIA expertise, with 70% repeat business.
Requirements for an Environmental Impact Assessment
The provision of expert advice;
Approvals, schedule and resource planning (project management);
Scoping, managing and reviewing specialist field studies and modelling;
Facilitating hazard identification (hazID) and environmental identification (envID) workshops;
Developing project controls (as an iterative process between proponent and stakeholders); and
Mirror offshore legislation in the states and Northern Territory (NT) also requires an EP for activities in coastal waters to be approved by the state-based Administering Authority.
Aventus has submitted over 25 EPs to NOPSEMA, numerous others for Commonwealth waters prior to NOPSEMA’s formation, and many other State-based EPs. We know ‘ALARP’ from ‘Acceptability’ and ‘Environmental Performance Outcome’ from ‘Environmental Performance Standard.’
For the onshore State and NT jurisdictions, an EIA in its various guises is required.