Liquid Fuel Emergency Simulation Exercise, Catalyst 2011
About the exercise
The Liquid Fuel Emergency Simulation Exercise, Catalyst 2011 was a simulation exercise undertaken by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) and the National Oil Supplies Emergency Committee (NOSEC) in June 2011.
The exercise was designed to test the emergency preparedness of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments and industry to manage a national liquid fuel emergency.
The NOSEC is the main executive channel through which Australian governments, in co-operation with industry, formulate the overall management response to a widespread fuel shortage. This includes maintenance of the National Liquid Fuel Emergency Response Plan (NLFERP)
The exercise focused on building many of the NOSEC objectives, including:
- knowledge and understanding of the NLFERP
- understanding of roles, responsibilities and process to be followed in the event of an liquid fuel emergency
- overall ability to effectively implement the NLFERP when required.
Australia undertook previous national liquid fuel emergency simulation exercises. A key outcome of the recommendations arising of the June 2008 exercise (Liquid Fuel Emergency Simulation Exercise Catalyst 2008) was the development of communications manuals to support the National Liquid Fuel Emergency Response Plan (NLFERP).
The NLFERP provides clear and robust guidance on the roles, responsibilities and processes of the key stakeholders and decision-makers.
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