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Annual performance statements

These annual performance statements incorporate performance results for the NOPSEMA corporate plan and the Regulator Performance Framework (RPF).

NOPSEMA has aligned the reporting requirements of its corporate plan and RPF into these statements in accordance with Resource Management Guide No. 134 Annual performance statements for Commonwealth entities, as published by the Department of Finance, to streamline reporting processes and requirements.

The appropriateness of NOPSEMA’s performance reporting is reviewed each year by its Audit Committee as per section 17(2)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.

The annual performance statements also serve as NOPSEMA’s self-assessment report under the RPF and are also submitted to the organisation’s Ministerial Advisory Council for endorsement.

Entity purpose

To independently and professionally regulate offshore safety, integrity and environmental management.

Outcome 1.1 (as per Portfolio budget statement (PBS))

Promote and enforce the effective management of risks to the workforce, the environment and the structural integrity of facilities, wells and well-related equipment of the Australian offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage industries through regulatory oversight.

Programme 1.1 (as per PBS)

Regulatory oversight of safety cases, well operations management plans and environment plans coupled with effective monitoring, investigation and enforcement.

Results summary

NOPSEMA has fully met the targets for all 23 key performance indicators (KPIs) identified in its corporate plan. These results support the fulfilment of NOPSEMA’s purpose to be an independent and professional regulator.

I, Mr Stuart Smith, CEO, as the accountable authority of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), present NOPSEMA’s annual performance statements for 2018– 19, as required under paragraph 39(1)(a) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act), and the RPF.

In my opinion, these annual performance statements are based on properly maintained records, accurately reflect the performance of the entity, and comply with subsection 39(2) of the PGPA Act.

Stuart Smith

27 September 2019