Could you please tell me when the Risk Assessments for all aspects of the Gas Import Jetty project (including the floating storage and regasification unit - FSRU) will be made available to the general public?
I saw some draft Risk Assessments at the AGL community drop-in sessions during 2018.
However, there have been no details released on the operational hazards, fire risks, environmental hazards and other safety issues that could arise from this gas project at Crib Point.
We’d just like to apologise for the delay in addressing your enquiry – we have received a large number of complex and detailed questions that we need to discuss with a few specialists.
This is not the way we want to deal with community concerns and we’re working to be more responsive in the future.
We’ll respond to your question shortly.
We understand your legitimate concern on safety and take it very seriously.
We are currently undertaking a Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) process. A QRA is a formal and systematic approach to estimating the likelihood and consequences of hazardous events, and expressing the results quantitatively as risk to people, the environment or AGL. It also assesses the robustness and validity of quantitative results, by identifying critical assumptions and risk driving elements.
QRA studies are typically required for production and processing facilities, high-pressure pipelines, and storage and importation sites, including liquefied natural gas (LNG). They contribute to improved decision-making by highlighting the accident scenarios that contribute most to overall risk. Focusing on these helps AGL and APA meet acceptability criteria and demonstrate that risks are as low as reasonably practicable.
QRA will form part of hazard and safety section of EES. The EES will be made available to the public during EES exhibition.
In the scoping requirements for the EES, the safety assessment in s4.1 of the EES scoping document requires:
Key issues to be assessed are ‘workforce, nearby operations and public safety risks associated with the construction or operation of the project, including risks associated with or compounded by potential external threats (e.g. bushfire).’
The scoping document can be found here.
We are also hoping to run community workshops on safety as well as part of the EES process. Please let us know if you would like to be involved.
If you could please send us an email with your full name and contact details to AGLCommunity@agl.com.au, I would be happy to register your interest for a community workshop on safety as part of the EES process.
Thanks for offering to be involved in the process.