Operates as subordinate regulations that outline the mandatory safety requirements for petroleum and gas operations in Queensland. Requires operators to carry out risk-based leak management schemes as required by the Queensland leak management code. Additionally outlines the requirements of flaring lines and venting. Indirectly effects methane emissions as it stipulates flaring and venting activities are to take place on safety grounds only.
In addition, contains well plugging requirements upon abandonment, which can prevent methane leakage from inactive wells.
The regulation includes mandatory standards and preferred standards (which are encouraged but not required).