Public consultation archive

The Environment Protection Authority produces a range of draft policies and reports inviting public comment. You can view documents that are currently open for comment on this website.

At the end of the public consultation period, draft documents generally remain on the web until they have been finalised. You can view these documents below:

Consultation archive sorted by date
TitleType of documentClosing dateComment
Draft Protection of the Environment (Noise Control) Regulation 2017 and associated regulatory impact statement Regulation (draft) 7/07/2017  
NSW Litter Prevention Strategy 2017–20 Consultation paper 31/07/2017  
Proposed new Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Regulation Regulation (draft) 07/07/17  
Draft Pesticides Regulation 2017 and associated regulatory impact statement (RIS) Regulation (draft) 07/07/2017  
Clean Air for NSW Consultation paper 20/01/2017  
New minimum standards for managing construction and demolition waste in NSW Consultation paper 17/11/2016  
Consultation on the draft (Container Deposit Scheme) Bill Regulation (draft) 21/09/2016  
Review of current Chemical Control Orders Review 12/08/2016  
Review of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme) Regulation 2002 Review 19/02/2016  
Proposed Variation to Environment Protection Licence No. 1924 for the Sandy Point Quarry Amendment 23/12/2015  
Draft Environmental Guidelines: Solid Waste Landfills (Second edition, 2015) Draft guideline 30/06/2015  
Clean Air Regulation Amendment – Cruise Ships and Low Sulfur Fuel Regulation Amendment 15/06/2015  
Changing Behaviour Together: NSW Waste Less, Recycle More Education Strategy 2015–17 Draft education strategy 29/05/2015  
Consultation on the wood smoke control framework Proposed amendments to regulation 15/05/2015  
Draft of the updated Radiation Guideline 6 Draft guideline 01/05/2015  
Review of Sydney Water Corporation’s sewage treatment Review 01/05/2015  
Review of rail environment regulation Regulation 08/10/2014  
Newcastle Air Quality Monitoring Network regulation Regulation (draft) 14/09/2014  
Draft guidelines on the duty to report contamination under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 Protocol (draft) 01/09/2014  
Draft protocol for managing asbestos during resource recovery of construction and demolition waste Policy/guideline (draft) 08/08/2014  
Regulatory Impact Statement: Proposed Protection of the Environment Operations (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2014 Regulation 25/07/2014  
Draft Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 Regulation 06/06/2014  
Review of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme) Regulation 2002  Regulation 7/02/2014  
Draft waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy 2013-21  Draft strategy 16/12/2013   
Draft Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Licensing Fees) Regulation 2013 and proposed risk-based licensing Regulation 1/11/2013  

Draft Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Native Forest Bio-material) Regulation 2013

Regulation 20/08/2013  
Coastal IFOA remake: public consultation Legislation amendments 04/04/2014  
Proposed Contaminated Land Management Regulation 2013: Regulatory Impact Statement  Regulation 17/07/2013  
Draft Energy from Waste Policy Statement Policy statement 3/05/2013  
Draft strategy to combat illegal dumping Strategy 30/04/2013  
Proposed Radiation Control Regulation 2012: Regulatory Impact Statement Regulation 26/10/2012 Public exhibition for this document was from 20 September 2012 to 26 October 2012
Ongoing funding for the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network: Public consultation on proposed regulation  Regulation  21/10/2012   

Rail infrastruction noise guideline - Draft for consultation

Policy/guideline (draft) 30/03/2012  
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