Significant pipeline accident event (SPAE)
Term previously used by the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Pipelines) Regulations 2001, but not defined there, with similar implications to major accident event. Now only mentioned in the “object” of those regulations and no longer used by NOPSEMA.
Source: NOPSEMA Guideline – Glossary – Regulatory Operations, N-09000-GL0326, Australia, Revision 5, December 2011. Regulatory Guidance