Enforceable undertakings are written, legally binding agreements proposed by a company or person which are accepted by the Secretary, following an alleged contravention of the Act. The Secretary (or delegate) may accept an enforceable undertaking as an alternative to prosecution.

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This document is a guide for proposing an enforceable undertaking, pursuant to Division 4B of Part 17A of the Mining Act 1992 and Division 6 of Part 13A of the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 (within this document, these two pieces of legislation are referred to as the Act or Acts).

These guidelines discuss the purpose of enforceable undertakings, the factors that the department will take into account in deciding whether to accept an enforceable undertaking, and the terms of enforceable undertakings.