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Directive 050: Drilling Waste Management

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Release Date: March 06, 2023

Effective Date: March 06, 2023
Replaces previous edition issued January 12, 2023

Purpose of this Directive

This directive sets out requirements for the treatment and disposal of drilling waste. It contains information on sampling requirements, analytical requirements and procedures, disposal criteria, and documentation related to drilling waste management and disposal.

It is designed to ensure that methods used to manage drilling waste are protective of the environment, sites used to manage drilling waste can be restored to equivalent land capability, and drilling waste management practices meet AER requirements and environmental outcomes.