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The NOPSEMA Board is established under Part 6.9, Division 3 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) and is established as a separate entity to NOPSEMA. It does not have a role in decision-making matters, nor may it direct the operations or individual decisions of NOPSEMA. Section 654 of the OPGGS Act sets out the functions of the Board in full.
The Board may provide advice and recommendations to the CEO of NOPSEMA about operational policies and strategies to which the CEO must have regard.
The Board also provides advice to the responsible Commonwealth, State and Northern Territory petroleum and greenhouse gas Ministers, and the COAG Energy Council on policy and strategic matters relating to the occupational health and safety of persons engaged in offshore petroleum operations, as well as on well integrity, the environment and the performance of NOPSEMA.