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UPDATE on Tamworth Regional Airport PFAS investigations : 09/12/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has reviewed preliminary site investigation results for PFAS* contamination at Tamworth Regional Airport and noted that although... more

EPA targets illegal landfilling in Wallacia : 08/12/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has made it clear that disposing of soil and waste without the appropriate permits will not be tolerated, after EPA officers... more

Toxic dredging costs Soldiers Point Marina operator $220,000 : 08/12/16

The operator of the Soldiers Point Marina will pay $220,000 in fines and clean-up costs after the NSW Environment Protection Authority took action for illegal dredging which... more

Pests not pets: working dog deaths prompts 1080 pesticides reminder: 05/12/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding the community about the dangers of 1080 pesticides, following the death of three working dogs on a farm near... more

NSW EPA cracks down on Crawfords Freightlines Pty Ltd: 29/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hunter company Crawford Freightlines Pty Ltd $16,500, and issued two prevention notices and four official cautions for... more

Compliance blitz hits Parramatta River building sites with over $127,000 in fines: 24/11/16

Over 50 per cent of sites inspected during a month-long compliance blitz were not managing their environmental controls adequately leading to fines totalling more than... more

Preventing bee deaths from spray drift: 24/11/16

Preventing bee deaths from spray drift Local bee populations are at risk of accidental extermination from chemical crop spray this summer, a problem which can be easily... more

Good air quality results for Upper Hunter this winter: 23/11/16

Good air quality results for Upper Hunter this winter Air quality in the Upper Hunter region during the 2016 winter season was generally good, according to the latest air... more

UPDATE on fire-fighting training site PFAS investigations: 22/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has reviewed Fire and Rescue NSW’s (FRNSW) plans for further PFAS* investigations at five fire-fighting training... more

Water pollution offence costs Custom Chemicals a record $420,000: 22/11/16

Custom Chemicals Pty Ltd has pleaded guilty to water pollution and has been convicted and penalised $360,000 in the Land and Environment Court today after the NSW Environment... more

Dangerous pesticide use nipped in the bud: 22/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) conducted compliance campaigns targeting vegetable farmers and flower growers in Sydney this year aiming to nip in the bud any... more

Don't be a tosser this Summer : 21/11/16

Don't be a tosser this Summer With the warm weather arriving and outdoor activities calling, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has ramped up its anti-littering... more

Shoalhaven Chemical CleanOut events 26-27 November : 18/11/16

Shoalhaven Chemical CleanOut events 26-27 November Old cans of paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, and weed killers can be hard to dispose of, so the NSW Environment Protection... more

UPDATE on Gold Coast PFAS investigations: 16/11/16

The NSW Government has reviewed the results from Airservices Australia’s (ASA) Preliminary Site Investigation for PFAS* at Gold Coast Airport, noting the report confirms... more

Central Coast polluters fined by the EPA : 16/11/16

 A local landholder and business on the NSW Central Coast have each been issued with fines of $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for polluting the... more

Beware the damage from spray drift this summer: 15/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding landholders and contractors to use herbicides responsibly this summer in an effort to avoid spray drift which can... more

It's now easier for residents of Broken Hill to be LeadSmart: 11/11/16

With some simple changes, residents of Broken Hill can reduce their risk of lead exposure according to the Broken Hill Environmental Lead Program’s new LeadSmart... more

North Wyong’s Rubbish King Pty Ltd fined $15,000: 09/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Rubbish King Pty Ltd $15,000 for receiving waste, including construction and demolition waste, despite being ordered... more

New PFAS sampling results released for Commonwealth sites in NSW: 08/11/16

The NSW Government has reviewed surface water and groundwater results from the Commonwealth Department of Defence’s preliminary sampling program for PFAS* at Wagga Wagga... more

EPA fines Council for unlicensed radioactive sources: 07/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued the Shoalhaven City Council with a fine of $1,500 for not holding the appropriate licence to own two gauges each... more

Cement company to pay more than $105,000 for Port Kembla dust cloud: 04/11/16

Port Kembla cement manufacturer, Morgan Cement International Pty Ltd has been convicted and fined $50,250 and ordered to pay the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s... more

One year on as NSW's lead gas regulator: 03/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) recently passed one year as NSW’s lead gas regulator. EPA Chief Environmental Regulator Mark Gifford said the EPA is... more

Termination notice issued to Mid-North Coast landowner to stop logging: 03/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has terminated a Mid-North Coast landowner’s logging approval after a series of environmental breaches. The EPA terminated... more

EPA appeals for information after hundreds of birds poisoned on the Central Coast : 02/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is actively continuing its investigation into the poisoning of hundreds of birds on the Central Coast and is appealing to the... more

EPA orders nine western Sydney waste operators to clean up their act: 01/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined nine waste operators a total $113,500 for offences in western Sydney.EPA Executive Director Waste and Resource... more

EPA pilot program calls for increased use of construction and demolition waste: 01/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is searching for organisations that can find new ways to make use of someone else’s construction and demolition... more

New state regulations clear the air on wood smoke: 01/11/16

The NSW Government has introduced new regulations on wood heaters sold in NSW to reduce wood smoke and improve air quality across the state. The new regulations set tighter... more

Have your say on Load-based licensing in NSW : 01/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting the community to have a say on the review of its load-based licensing scheme. Load Based Licensing encourages... more

EPA fines Bartter Enterprises $15,000 for poisonous fumes: 25/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Bartter Enterprises $15,000 after 42 employees of the company’s chicken processing plant at Beresfield were... more

A new record for Newcastle winter air quality: 24/10/16

Air quality in the Newcastle region during the 2016 winter season was the best it has been in four years, according to the latest air quality results released by the NSW... more

EPA and councils ‘Get the Site Right’ at Parramatta River compliance blitz : 21/10/16

On Tuesday 18 October, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and eight local councils joined forces for a joint compliance blitz on soil erosion and sediment control... more

NSW EPA proposes minimum recycling standards for construction and demolition waste : 21/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today released for public consultation draft amendments to improve the quality and quantity of reusable construction and... more

EPA issues fine after hospital cleaner bins radioactive material: 19/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued South Western Sydney Local Health District with a fine of $1,500 yesterday after two capsules containing Iodine-131, a... more

Barangaroo Delivery Authority fined for iron-laden water discharge: 18/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Barangaroo Delivery Authority $15,000 after iron-laden water was wrongly discharged from a stormwater tank into Nawi... more

Applications open for Illegal Dumping Clean-up and Prevention grants : 17/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today opened Round Four of the Illegal Dumping Clean-up and Prevention grants to applications from councils, public land... more

EPA issues warning to illegal solarium operators: 14/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is today warning anyone offering solarium services for a fee, whether in a domestic home or commercial premise, that they are... more

Don't get stung by unlicensed pest controllers, says EPA: 13/10/16

Port Stephens and Newcastle residents should check their pest controller is licensed following a report of a rogue operator in the area. EPA Executive Director of Hazardous... more

Common St waste facility fined $7,500 for reporting failures: 12/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined the Common St waste facility in Goulburn $7,500 for failing to submit a volumetric survey of the waste stored at the... more

EPA prosecution rate puts polluters on notice: 11/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has maintained its strong record of successful prosecutions with a rate above 95 per cent in the last financial year, signalling... more

Minto foam company fined $15,000 for failing to report emissions: 11/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Foamco Industries $15,000 for failing to report emissions 12 times over the limit for toluene diisocyanate (TDI)... more

Applications open for Round Four of NSW EPA weighbridge grants: 11/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today opened Round Four of the Weighbridge Fund program to applicants, an opportunity for licensed waste operators across... more

EPA requires Boral to improve controls at its Ballina quarry : 11/10/16

The Environment Protection Authority has imposed a pollution reduction program (PRP) on Boral’s Teven Quarry near Ballina on the NSW north coast requiring the company to... more

HMAS Albatross Preliminary Site Investigation indicates low PFAS risk : 06/10/16

The NSW Government has reviewed results from the Commonwealth Department of Defence’s Preliminary Site Investigation for PFAS* at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, and concluded... more

Waste water discharge and offensive odours cost Allied Mills $30,000 : 06/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined flour supplier Allied Mills Pty Ltd $30,000 for two pollution incidents at its Tamworth starch factory. In both... more

Noakes Boat and Shipyards fined for toxic leak into Sydney Harbour: 05/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has fined Noakes Boat and Shipyards $15,000 for water pollution after toxic substances leaked from a broken drain at their premises... more

EPA fines GrainCorp for handling and reporting offences: 05/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined GrainCorp $16,900 for three separate offences relating to their activities at the Newcastle Grain Terminal in... more

EPA issues $16,000 in fines after clinical waste illegally disposed of at Wallsend landfill: 04/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hunter New England Local Health District $8,000 and Specialised Waste Treatment Services Pty Ltd $8,000 after the... more

Wambo Coal fined $60,000 for offensive odour from blast: 30/09/16

Mining company Wambo Coal Pty Ltd has been convicted and fined $60,000 and ordered to pay the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) legal costs after pleading... more

‘Get the Site Right’ in this October’s Parramatta River compliance blitz : 30/09/16

Throughout October the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and local councils within the Parramatta River Catchment Group (PRCG) are conducting a soil and erosion... more

EPA issues $61,000 in fines for unlawful waste activities at Salt Ash: 30/09/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued fines of $61,000 after soil containing acid sulfate was dumped at the Bruce Mackenzie Complex at... more

EPA seeking information to catch bird killer: 28/09/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has received reports of dozens of bird deaths at Warnervale and Budgewoi.EPA Acting Director Hunter, Ms Karen Marler, said the bird... more

EPA welcomes this year’s largest waste fine of $390,000 in Land and Environment Court: 23/09/16

Businessman Phillip Foxman and his two companies, Botany Building Recyclers Pty Ltd and Foxman Environmental Development Services Pty Ltd, have been convicted and fined a... more

Road Construction contractor fined $15,000 for water pollution at Frenchs Forest: 21/09/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to Ferrovial Agroman (Australia) Pty Ltd for water pollution, after sediment laden waters flowed into... more

EPA fines Qube Ports Pty Ltd for water pollution in Newcastle: 20/09/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Qube Ports Pty Ltd $15,000 after fertiliser was spilled into Newcastle Harbour. This is the third time Qube has been... more

Contractor fined for illegal logging on a private property near Kempsey: 20/09/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined a forestry contractor $3,300 for illegally logging trees on a private property at Dondingalong near Kempsey on the Mid... more

EPA fines Sharry Pty Ltd for illegal transport & disposal of asbestos waste: 20/09/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Sharry Pty Ltd (Sharry) $15,000 for the unlawful transportation and disposal of asbestos contaminated waste at a... more

Algal toxins most likely cause of water bird deaths in Blackwall: 19/09/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded that algal growth and associated toxins in stormwater are the most likely cause of bird deaths at Blackwall, on... more

EPA appoints technical consultant to work with Mangrove Mountain community : 14/09/16

The Environment Protection Authority, in consultation with Mountain Districts Association representatives, has appointed a technical consultant to provide information and... more

Applications open for $200,000 in EPA grants to tackle dumping on Aboriginal land: 09/09/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) invites Local Aboriginal Land Councils to apply for individual grants of up to $50,000 under the Aboriginal Land Clean-Up and... more

Independent review confirms precautionary Williamtown advice: 09/09/16

The NSW Government’s dietary, health and behavioural precautionary advice remains in place for residents in the Williamtown Investigation Area, following the... more

EPA tests further for PFAS in Williamtown drain: 09/09/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received results from early August testing for per- and poly fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in surface water and what... more

Public report helps EPA to catch polluter : 07/09/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined home care products manufacturer, Unilever Australia Trading Ltd (Unilever Australia) $15,000 for polluting waters at... more

New spills and leaks guide for underground fuel tanks: 02/09/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has published an environmental incident prevention and management guide to help service station owners and operators check for... more

EPA fines EarthPower Technologies Sydney Pty Ltd $23,000: 31/08/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined EarthPower Technologies Sydney Pty Ltd (EarthPower) $15,000 for unlawful transportation of waste, and $8,000 for... more

EPA fines Hardy’s Excavations $15,000 for sand extraction without a licence: 30/08/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to Hardy’s Excavations Pty Limited for extracting sand from Eaton’s Quarry at... more

Environmental Consulting Services Pty Ltd fined for providing false waste report: 29/08/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two fines of $8000 each to Environmental Consulting Services Pty Ltd (ECS) after the consultant provided a report... more

Elf Farm Supplies fined for offensive odours in Mulgrave: 29/08/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued an $8000 fine to Elf Farm Supplies Pty Ltd for emitting offensive odours last month. The breach was detected during a... more

$37,500 in fines for unlawful waste facility at Badgerys Creek: 26/08/16

An illegal waste facility at Badgerys Creek and its director have been fined a total $37,500 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), following an extensive... more

EPA warns of "cradle to grave" responsibilities for radioactive sources: 26/08/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding users of sealed radioactive sources they are responsible from ‘cradle to grave’ after a former textile... more

Don't be a Tosser on the ski fields this winter: 17/08/16

Visitors to the NSW snowfields are on notice not to litter this ski season with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) teaming up with local councils and the National... more

EPA clamps down on illegal dumping in Blaxland: 17/08/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued three penalty notices for illegal dumping at the Sydney Trains electrical substation on Layton Avenue in Blaxland... more

Good autumn air quality results for the Hunter: 17/08/16

Overall air quality was generally good in the Upper Hunter and Newcastle areas in autumn although there were spikes in some areas as a result of hazard reduction burns,... more

Underground fuel storage inspections protect the environment : 17/08/16

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Tweed Shire Council will be teaming up to carry out inspections of underground fuel storage systems (UPSS) across the Tweed... more

Hawkesbury Chemical Sunday 28 August : 17/08/16

On Sunday 28 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Hawkesbury Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Hawkesbury... more

Holroyd Chemical CleanOut Saturday 27 August : 17/08/16

On Saturday 27 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with the local council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Holroyd City... more

North Sydney Council fined $15,000 for noisy night works at Berry Street : 09/08/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined North Sydney Council $15,000 for failing to comply with a Prevention Notice issued on the 15 April 2016. The Council... more

HHRA confirms precautionary advice will remain for Williamtown residents: 08/08/16

The NSW Government has reviewed the Commonwealth Department of Defence’s Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) and Environmental Site Assessment reports for the... more

Wyong Chemical CleanOut on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August : 08/08/16

On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Central Coast Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

Woolloomooloo sewer and stormwater to be separated by 2020: 04/08/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Sydney Water Corporation (Sydney Water) have initiated a project to reduce wet weather wastewater overflows to Woolloomooloo... more

EPA fines Moree man for uncontained pesticide spray: 04/08/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to a Moree man after he failed to contain the drift while spraying pesticides at his property... more

Auburn Chemical CleanOut Sunday 14 August : 01 /08/16

On Sunday 14 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Cumberland Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Auburn Baseball Club... more

EPA tests PFOS levels in Moors Drain Williamtown : 01/08/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received results from recent testing of surface water and a foam residue in Moors Drain, Williamtown, following community... more

2016 Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme Auction is a hit: 22/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has successfully completed the 2016 credit auction for the Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme (HRSTS), seeing all 1000 credits... more

Bankstown Chemical CleanOut Saturday 6 August : 20/07/16

On Saturday 6 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Canterbury-Bankstown Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Bankstown... more

EPA begins analysis of draft human health risk assessment report for Williamtown community: 18/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the draft Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) report from the Commonwealth Department of Defence and has provided a... more

Contaminated waste from Bankstown Hospital posed no risk : 15/07/16

Contaminated waste has been safely disposed of this morning, following an incident at Bankstown Hospital yesterday. Fire and Rescue NSW’s HAZMAT team contacted the NSW... more

Wollongong Coal issued $30,000 fine for discharge into Bellambi Gully: 15/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Wollongong Coal $30,000 after the company’s Russel Vale coal mine discharged dirty water into Bellambi Gully... more

Werris Creek discharge meets environmental requirements: 14/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its investigations into discharges from the Werris Creek Mine. Lindsay Fulloon, EPA Manager Operations Armidale... more

EPA fines Quattro Ports $15,000 for exceeding licence emission limit for Methyl Bromide: 11/07/16

The NSW Environment Authority Protection (EPA) has fined Quattro P RE Services Pty Limited (Quattro Ports) $15,000 for exceeding the licensed Methyl Bromide emission limit at... more

EPA completes final inspection of Wollangambe River clean-up as prosecution against Clarence Colliery continues: 07/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has completed the final inspection of Clarence Colliery's clean-up of the Wollangambe River, as the prosecution against the... more

EPA monitoring dredge clean-up at Ballina Boat Harbour: 06/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is closely monitoring the NSW Department of Primary Industries – Land’s (DPI Land) clean-up, following a pollution... more

Downer EDI issued $8000 fine for air pollution: 06/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $8000 and an official caution to Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd (Downer) for an air pollution incident... more

Baiada Poultry fined $15,000 for uncontrolled discharge: 05/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Baiada Poultry Pty Ltd (Baiada) $15,000 after an unauthorised and uncontrolled discharge of waste from its poultry... more

Keeping an eye on dust from the sky : 04/07/16

Officers from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) recently took to the sky to undertake unannounced aerial inspections of coal mine operations in the Hunter Valley... more

City of Sydney Chemical CleanOut Saturday 16 July: 04/07/16

On Saturday 16 July the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with the local council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Sydney Park Works... more

Borg Panels Pty Ltd ordered to pay over $130,000 for polluting waters: 27/06/16

Borg Panels Pty Ltd (Borg Panels) has been convicted and fined $58,500 and ordered to pay the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) legal and... more

Water pollution and breach of licence offences cost Hunter Water more than a quarter of a million dollars: 27/06/16

The Hunter Water Corporation has been convicted and penalised $187,500 after pleading guilty in the Land and Environment Court to four charges relating to water pollution at... more

Sydney Water to pay $200,000 to Parramatta River Catchment Group after sewage leak : 22/06/16

Sydney Water Corporation (Sydney Water) has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to pay $200,000 to the Parramatta River... more

EPA blitzes pesticide non-compliance at Hunter turf farms: 17/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued eight fines and forty-four official cautions to eight Turf Farming premises in the Hunter Valley, following... more

EPA urges licensees to prepare for another wet weekend : 17/06/16

As more wild weather threatens to hit the East Coast this weekend, the NSW EPA is urging all Environment Protection Licence holders to prepare. Mark Gifford, Chief... more

Infrastructure sector showcases best-practice reduction of diesel emissions: 17/06/16

Government and private companies involved in infrastructure construction have shared their experiences in reducing harmful diesel emissions via a series of case studies... more

Declaration of Former Caltex Refinery at Kurnell : 16/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has declared the former Caltex refinery at Kurnell as significantly contaminated land under the Contaminated Land Management Act... more

Round 4 of the Organics Infrastructure (large and small) grants program now open : 14/06/16

Round 4 of the Organics Infrastructure (large and small) grants program is open for applications. Grants between $25,000 and $5 million are available to build or supply the... more

Mobile phone footage helps EPA catch illegal dumper : 10/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and fined a business man from Young $4,000 for the unlawful transport and disposal of septic tank... more

EPA inspection finds no gas leaks from flooded gas wells near Camden: 10/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) identified no gas leaking from wells during its inspection of AGL’s Camden Gas Project on Wednesday. Officers inspected a... more

EPA to undertake inspection of AGL’s gas wells at Camden once floodwaters recede : 07/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is monitoring activities at AGL’s gas operations near Camden after recent flooding and will carry out a site inspection... more

PFC investigations are underway at Gold Coast Airport: 07/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has this week requested further perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) investigations be conducted at Gold Coast Airport, after... more

Four Penalty Notices for Waste Tyre facilities : 06/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued four penalty notices of $1500 each to Apex Rubber Recycling Pty Ltd in Riverwood, Renew Rubber Pty Ltd in Greenacre,... more

Shoalhaven Chemical CleanOut Saturday 18 June : 06/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Shoalhaven City Council will be holding two Household Chemical CleanOut events at Ulladulla and Nowra. Steve... more

EPA fines No Fuss Waste Solutions Pty Ltd $15,000 for pollution of waters: 02/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined No Fuss Waste Solutions Pty Ltd (No Fuss) $15,000 for water pollution at an unlicensed Emu Plains facility. On 2... more

EPA fines W2R PTY LTD $15,000 for garden waste stockpiles : 30/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined W2R Pty Ltd (W2R) $15,000 for failing to comply with garden waste limits at its Bringelly composting facility. On 1... more

Natural causes likely responsible for fish kill in Ramsgate: 30/05/16

Final tests have found that a recent fish kill in Ramsgate likely occurred because of an infrequent, but natural process of inversion which caused low dissolved oxygen levels... more

Soldiers Point Marina receives fine for allowing pollutants to enter marina at Port Stephens: 30/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Clippers Anchorage Pty Ltd (trading as Soldiers Point Marina) with a $15,000 fine for releasing pollutants into the... more

Good summer air quality results for the Hunter: 26/05/16

A rainy summer in the Hunter over the 2015-16 summer season has kept air quality in the region looking good in most locations according to the latest reports presented at the... more

EPA order Greenland to clean up contaminated site in Leichhardt: 26/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has ordered Greenland George Street Development Pty Ltd (Greenland) to clean up the former Kolotex site in Leichhardt, Sydney,... more

PFC investigation in Wellington wraps up: 26/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today confirmed that the perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) levels identified in soil and water samples at the Fire and Rescue NSW... more

PFC investigations are underway in Deniliquin: 26/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today confirmed that further investigations for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) will be undertaken at the Fire and Rescue NSW... more

PFC investigations are underway at Albion Park : 26/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today confirmed that investigations for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) contamination are underway at the Fire and Rescue NSW... more

EPA fines Inverell Freighters $14,000 for dangerous goods offences : 24/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty infringement notices to Inverell Freighters, including $10,000 for failure to ensure dangerous goods are... more

Maitland Chemical CleanOut Saturday 4 June : 24/05/16

On Saturday 4 June the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Maitland City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Transpacific... more

Expert Panel to consider new drinking water guidelines for PFOS and PFOA: 20/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has referred new water guidelines for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) issued by the US... more

Carnival PLC the first cruise ship company to be fined under new low sulfur fuel regulations : 19/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Carnival PLC $15,000 after one of its P&O Cruises ships, the Pacific Jewel, breached new low sulfur fuel... more

PFC investigations are underway in Londonderry: 18/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today confirmed that further testing for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) will be undertaken at the TestSafe Australia site in... more

EPA releases report on koala habitat mapping in NSW state forests : 16/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released a report on koala habitat mapping that was piloted in four state forests in northern NSW.   The mapping... more

Grants to enhance household, business and problem waste recycling now open: 13/05/16

Grants to help improve the recycling of household, business and priority problem wastes in NSW are now open for application. Round 3 Resource Recovery Facility Enhancement and... more

Update on fish kill in Ramsgate: 13/05/16

Preliminary laboratory results have found that water taken from the Tonbridge Reserve in Ramsgate (known as Scarborough Ponds) is not toxic and no contaminants have been... more

Mortdale Chemical CleanOut Saturday 28 May : 13/05/16

On Saturday 28 May the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Georges River Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the... more

Multipower Tipper Hire receives $63,000 in fines for illegal transport and dumping of asbestos waste: 12/05/16

Multipower Tipper Hire Pty Ltd has received six fines totalling $63,000 from the NSW EPA for the unlawful transport and disposal of asbestos waste to two unlicensed properties... more

NSW EPA fines Unilever Australia $15,000 for soda ash leak: 10/05/16

  The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Unilever Australia (Unilever) $15,000 after soda ash leaked from a silo at the company’s North Rocks... more

EPA commences Tier 1 prosecution against Clarence Colliery : 10/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced a prosecution in the Land and Environment Court against Clarence Colliery Pty Ltd, alleging a Tier 1 offence... more

EPA issues $8,000 to Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd for offensive odours : 10/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd with an $8,000 fine for offensive odours detected beyond the... more

Waste operator fined $4,750 for failing to report and pay the NSW liquid waste levy: 10/05/16

Emu Plains based liquid waste operator Steven Utley has been issued with two penalty notices totalling $4,750 for failing to comply with legislative obligations around payment... more

EPA investigating fish kill at Ramsgate: 10/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a large fish kill at Tonbridge St Reserve Ramsgate. The EPA became aware of the incident following a number of... more

Canterbury Chemical CleanOut Saturday 21 May: 06/05/16

On Saturday 21 May the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Canterbury City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the City of... more

Lake Macquarie Chemical CleanOut Saturday 21 May : 06/05/16

On Saturday 21 May the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Lake Macquarie City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Glendale... more

No Fuss Waste Solutions Pty Ltd fined $15,000 for carrying out unlicensed waste activities at Emu Plains : 05/05/16

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to No Fuss Waste Solutions Pty Ltd at Emu Plains for carrying out scheduled waste activities without an... more

EPA investigations into PFCs underway in Armidale and Tamworth: 03/05/16

Following the announcement on 19 February 2016 of a state-wide investigation program into perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today... more

Marrickville Chemical CleanOut Saturday 14 May : 03/05/16

On Saturday 14 May the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Marrickville Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Marrickville... more

Singleton Chemical CleanOut Saturday 14 May : 03/05/16

On Saturday 14 May the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Singleton Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Singleton Waste... more

NSW marks Compost Week with a pat on the back for residents : 02/05/16

NSW households can pat themselves on the back this International Compost Awareness Week, for their efforts to keep food and garden waste out of landfills and turned into... more

EPA issues Penalty Notice and Official Caution to Grafil Pty Ltd for land pollution: 02/05/16

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine and an official caution to Grafil Pty Ltd, which trades as Macka’s Sand and Soil, for land pollution... more

Waste facility in Chester Hill fined $15,000 for dust related offence: 02/05/16

A licenced waste facility in Chester Hill has been issued a $15,000 fine by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for a breach of its environment protection license in... more

EPA releases New Environmental Guidelines for NSW Landfills : 29/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released revised guidelines to ensure landfills across NSW continue to operate safely and responsibly. EPA Executive... more

Wollongong Chemical CleanOut Sunday 8 May : 29/04/16

On Sunday 8 May the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wollongong City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Fred Finch Park... more

EPA fines Wingecarribee Council $15,000 for Sewage Treatment Plant incident : 28/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Wingecarribee Shire Council $15,000 for an incident at its Robertson Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). On January 27 2016,... more

EPA to release findings of Lower Hunter Air Quality Studies: 27/04/16

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released the findings of two major studies looking at air pollution in the Lower Hunter. The Particle Characterisation Study and... more

EPA to present finding of Lower Hunter Air Quality Studies at public meeting on Wednesday: 26/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be presenting the findings of two major studies into air quality in the Lower Hunter at a public forum in Newcastle on... more

Round 4 of Love Food Hate Waste grants open now : 26/04/16

Round 4 of the Love Food Hate Waste grants are now open for applications for projects to reduce food waste in NSW.  The program is being delivered in partnership with the... more

Noisy night time works at Berry Street Upgrade cease until further notice: 22/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has directed North Sydney Council to cease all, night-time noise generating activities associated with the Berry Street Upgrade... more

Work underway to address mine seepage issue: 20/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is working with Centennial Newstan Pty Ltd and the Division of Resources and Energy (DRE) to address water quality impacts... more

Randwick Chemical CleanOut Saturday 30 April : 19/04/16

On Saturday 30 April the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Randwick City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Clovelly... more

EPA fines Ocwen Energy for non-compliant transport of dangerous goods : 18/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Ocwen Energy Pty Ltd (trading as Lowes Petroleum) and an employee of the company with penalty notices and official... more

EPA Regulatory Action on Truegain Pty Limited: Update: 15/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has suspended the Environment Protection Licence (EPL) for Truegain Pty Limited’s (also known as Australian Waste Oil... more

EPA fines Parchem Construction Supplies Pty Ltd after Acetone and Xylene spill: 15/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to Parchem Construction Supplies Pty Ltd after a chemical spill at the company’s premises in... more

Demolition company fined $3,000 for failing to use mandatory WasteLocate tracking system for asbestos waste: 14/04/16

Demolition company Perfect Demo Pty Ltd has become the first business to be fined by the NSW EPA for failing to register waste loads on the mandatory waste tracking system... more

EPA issues two penalty notices to Chemprod Nominees Pty Ltd following sulphuric acid leak: 14/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a total of $8,000 in fines to Chemprod Nominees Pty Ltd for a sulphuric acid leak from a truck at Rix’s Creek,... more

EPA issues penalty notice and official caution to Cheminova : 12/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15 000 penalty notice and an official caution to Cheminova Australia for breaching the conditions of its... more

EPA fines Supreme Poultry and Chickens Pty Ltd $30,000 : 12/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two $15,000 penalty notices and six Official Cautions to Supreme Poultry and Chickens Pty Ltd for two breaches of the... more

EPA fines The Gas Connection Pambula for non-compliant transport of dangerous goods : 08/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued D & L Dick Pty Ltd (trading as The Gas Connection, Pambula) and an employee of the company with penalty notices... more

EPA finds no evidence of produced water leaks into the environment from Santos’ Leewood Water Treatment Facility: 07/04/16

An inspection by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) on 11 March 2016 has confirmed that the double-liner pond leak detection system at Santos’ Leewood Water... more

Review finds low risk of mercury contamination in residential areas of Botany and Randwick: 06/04/16

A three-year, independent enquiry into mercury exposure in Botany and Randwick in Eastern Sydney has been finalised with the release of an Environmental Health Risk... more

EPA issues two penalty notices to Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter: 05/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter Pty Ltd for breaching the conditions of its Environment... more

EPA issues Penalty Notice to Quarry Solutions at Valla : 05/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued an $8,000 fine to Quarry Solutions for certifying as correct statements in an Annual Return that were false and... more

EPA Board to visit Queanbeyan: 04/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Board will hold its regional Board meeting in Queanbeyan this week. EPA Board Chair, Barry Buffier, said the Board regularly... more

EPA fines Somersby waste processing company $30,000 for water pollution : 01/04/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices and fined waste processing company Biocoal Group Pty Ltd a total of $30,000 for failing to comply... more

EPA fines AGL Macquarie $15,000 for fly ash spill: 31/03/16

AGL Macquarie Pty Ltd (AGL Macquarie), which operates the Bayswater Power Station near Muswellbrook, has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)... more

Cobbora completes work on EPA Clean-Up Notice: 30/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has confirmed that Cobbora Holding Company Pty Ltd has completed the work required under the Clean-Up Notice issued by the EPA... more

Muswellbrook Chemical CleanOut Saturday 9 April : 29/03/16

On Saturday 9 April the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Muswellbrook Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Indoor... more

EPA fines Hanson Construction $15,000 for non-compliance at Sancrox quarry: 24/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $15,000 to Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd for breaching the conditions of its Environment... more

EPA continues to investigate chlorine incident at Beresfield : 23/03/16

The EPA is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident where a number of employees at the Bartter Chicken Processing Plant at Beresfield were overcome... more

Round 4 for food and organics waste collection systems grants now open : 22/03/16

Round 4 of the Local Government Organics Collection Systems grants are now open for councils to apply for funding to reduce and recycle food waste in NSW.  The program is... more

EPA fines High Quality Sands Pty Limited $15,000 : 21/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to High Quality Sands Pty Limited for extracting sand from the Bellinger River without... more

Newcastle Chemical CleanOut Saturday 2 April : 18/03/16

On Saturday 2 April the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Newcastle City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the TAFE Student... more

Wollondilly Chemical CleanOut Saturday 2 April 2016: 17/03/16

On Saturday 2 April the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wollondilly Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Wollondilly... more

NSW EPA Inspection of Santos Leewood site Friday 11th March 2016: 15/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority visited the Leewood site on Friday 11 March 2016. During the site visit, the EPA inspected the Leewood water storage ponds and... more

EPA fines P & M Quality SmallGoods for emission of offensive odours in Scone : 15/03/16

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued an $8,000 fine to P & M Quality SmallGoods Pty Ltd, for the emission of offensive odours from its Scone site on 21... more

EPA continues to closely monitor Wollangambe River clean-up: 15/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to carry out regular inspections of the clean-up of the Wollangambe River, following the serious environmental... more

Two penalties for Visy Paper Australia for litter and odour problems: 10/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Visy Paper with an $8, 000 penalty notice for offensive odours and a $500 penalty notice for litter escaping the... more

EPA fines Ameropa Australia Kooragang facility $15,000: 09/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to Ameropa Australia Pty Ltd (Ameropa Australia) for contravening its environment protection... more

Port Stephens Chemical CleanOut Saturday 19th March: 08/03/16

On Saturday 19 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Port Stephens Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Port... more

Shoalhaven Chemical CleanOut event Sunday 20th March : 08/03/16

On Sunday 20 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Shoalhaven City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Woollamia... more

Kiama Chemical CleanOut event Saturday 19 March: 07/03/16

On Saturday 19 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Kiama Municipal Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Minnamurra... more

The EPA announces the new Upper Hunter Air Quality Advisory Committee : 04/03/16

In October 2015 the EPA called for nominations for membership of the Upper Hunter Air Quality Advisory Committee (UHAQAC).  The EPA received 14 nominations for 13 vacant... more

EPA proposes Mandatory Environmental Audit for Truegain at Rutherford : 04/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today served notice on Truegain Pty Limited (also known as Australian Waste Oil Refineries) that it intends to require the... more

EPA takes regulatory action against Hydromet for water pollution: 01/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a clean-up notice to Hydromet Corporation Pty Ltd, ordering an assessment of contamination in soils and groundwater... more

Wyong Chemical CleanOut Saturday 12 March : 29/02/16

On Saturday 12 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wyong Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Long Jetty... more

Penrith Chemical CleanOut Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March : 26/02/16

On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Penrith City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

EPA and Police join forces to target trucks carrying dangerous goods : 26/02/16

A joint operation between the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the NSW Police has found a number of truck drivers transporting dangerous goods unsafely and... more

The EPA announces new members of NCCCE : 24/02/16

In October 2015 the EPA sought nominations for membership of the Newcastle Community Consultative Committee on the Environment (NCCCE). The term of the previous Committee... more

Gosford Chemical CleanOut Saturday 5 March : 23/02/16

On Saturday 5 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Gosford City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Gosford... more

Waste industry fined $52,500 for dust related offences: 19/02/16

Over November and December 2015, a total of 21 Sydney waste facilities were inspected during the Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Operation Sandstorm... more

Low concentrations of PFOS/PFOA detected at Raymond Terrace STP: 19/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received a report from Hunter Water Corporation (HWC) that low concentrations of PFOS and PFOA were detected at its sewage... more

NSW Government investigates legacy of PFC use across the state : 19/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is undertaking an investigation program to assess the historical legacy of perfluorinated compound (PFC) use across NSW. PFCs... more

EPA Statement Woolomin Petrol Contamination: 18/02/16

Tamworth Regional Council today confirmed that residents of Woolomin have been advised to cease use of ground water. This has come about due to a leak from one of three... more

EPA fines Century Batteries for non-compliant transportation of dangerous goods: 18/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $4,000 fine to Century Yuasa Batteries Pty Limited (Century Batteries) for the transportation of dangerous goods... more

Blue Mountains Chemical CleanOut coming up : 18/02/16

On Saturday 5 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Blue Mountains City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the... more

Sydney Water fined $15,000 for raw sewage discharge to Woolooware Bay: 15/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to Sydney Water for polluting Woolooware Bay with raw sewage.  Five million litres of... more

Ourimbah Catchment Water Quality Sampling Results: 12/02/16

The second round of water quality testing results from Ourimbah Catchment were released today by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) showing the area to be in good... more

EPA fines Supreme Poultry and Chickens Pty Ltd for water pollution: 10/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to Supreme Poultry and Chickens Pty Ltd following a pollution incident at its Shanes Park... more

Liverpool Chemical CleanOut Sunday 21st February: 08/02/16

On Sunday 21 February the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Liverpool City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Liverpool... more

EPA issues Visy Paper with prevention notice: 08/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Visy Paper with a prevention notice requiring the company to fix an odour problem at its Smithfield premises or face... more

EPA Statement on AGL Review of Gas Assets: 04/02/16

Today, AGL announced it will not proceed with the Gloucester Gas Project and that it will cease production at the Camden Gas Project in South West Sydney in 2023. The NSW... more

Chemical CleanOut Coming Up for Sutherland: 03/02/16

On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Sutherland Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event... more

City of Sydney Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 02/02/16

On Sunday 7 February the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with the City of Sydney Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Bay Street... more

EPA directs Hawkesbury Council to audit Windsor sewage treatment plant: 02/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has directed Hawkesbury City Council to undertake a mandatory environmental audit of its sewage treatment plant at Windsor,... more

Blacktown Waste Services issued with $15,000 penalty for non-compliant handling of asbestos : 29/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Blacktown Waste Services (BWS) with a penalty notice for $15,000 for failing to competently manage asbestos at its... more

Camden Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 29/01/16

On Sunday 31 January the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Camden Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Onslow Park (Camden... more

Lake Macquarie lead information session this Tuesday: 29/01/16

The Lake Macquarie Lead Community Reference Group is hosting a community information night on Tuesday, 2 February 2016. The aim of the meeting is to provide local residents... more

EPA launches Namoi community air reports: 22/01/16

In response to calls from the community for greater access to local air quality data, the Environment Protection Authority has developed an air quality reporting system for... more

EPA fines Tamworth freight company $10,000 for dangerous goods breach: 22/01/16

The EPA has fined the Tamworth based Cary’s Freightlines Pty Ltd $10,000 for failing to transport dangerous goods safely, as a result of an incident on the New England... more

EPA fines Incitec Pivot $30,000 for water pollution and fertiliser offences: 21/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Incitec Pivot Limited for breaching its Environment Protection Licence (EPL) in October... more

EPA continues investigation into dam overflows at Bengalla coal mine: 20/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigation of two dam overflows at the Bengalla coal mine near Muswellbrook, following recent heavy rain... more

Hunter 'Blackwater' Event - Update: 19/01/16

The EPA has received the results of scientific studies conducted by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) which provide strong evidence of the likely source of the... more

EPA proposing minor changes to Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme: 18/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is proposing a series of minor amendments to the Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme Regulation after a review found the Scheme... more

Forestry Corporation penalised for failing to protect threatened species : 18/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) for harming a threatened species during harvesting... more

Boral fined $15,000 for Marulan water pollution incident: 18/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to Boral Resources (NSW) for a water pollution incident at its Peppertree Quarry in Marulan... more

EPA investigating another dam wall collapse at Warkworth mine : 15/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating another collapse of part of a sedimentation dam wall at the Warkworth coal mine in the Hunter Valley. Warkworth... more

NSW EPA fines forestry contractor for multiple breaches: 14/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued a harvesting contractor two penalty notices totalling $6600 for logging offences on private property in the state’s... more

Update on Hunter ‘blackwater’ event: 14/01/16

The EPA has conducted investigations and sampling in the Hunter River following recent significant heavy rain that resulted in a naturally occurring ‘blackwater’... more

EPA investigating incident at Wambo Coal mine : 13/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating an incident at the Wambo Coal Mine at Warkworth in the Hunter Valley which resulted in a portion of the dam... more

Natural processes lead to fish deaths and odours: 12/01/16

Floodplains in the Hunter Valley surrounding local rivers and creeks have been inundated with floodwaters after the recent significant heavy rain which has resulted in a... more

EPA fines J E T Group $15,000 for non-compliance: 11/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to J E T Group Australia Pty Ltd, for failing to remediate a contaminated wood stockpile at its... more

EPA fines Macquarie AGL for water pollution : 08/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued 2 penalty notices of $15,000 each to Macquarie AGL for a pollution incident that occurred at the Bayswater Power... more

Spray drift warning to landholders spraying crops this summer : 08/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging landholders across the state to be aware of the risks and potential impact of spray drift and to use herbicides... more

EPA issues warning to take care during wet weather: 06/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging local residents to avoid waterways and to use caution as heavy rain and flash flooding continues to wreak havoc in... more

Water Run-off From Leewood Water Treatment Facility in Narrabi Cleaned Up : 05/01/16

Minor storm water run-off from Leewood Water Treatment Facility (LWTF) near Narrabi, which was reported to the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Environment... more

EPA fines Katandra Poultry Farm $7,500: 23/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $7,500 fine to Katandra Poultry Farm for poor sediment and erosion controls at the company's Peats Ridge... more

Pasminco fined for exceeding concentration limits for zinc: 23/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued the Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter Pty Ltd (Pasminco) with two fines and an official caution for exceeding the... more

Hunter River meets salinity goal for 2014-15: 22/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today released its report into the performance of the Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme (HRSTS) for 2014/2015. The report... more

EPA fines Metal Top Recyclers $1,500 for waste spillage on the M4 Motorway: 22/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $1,500 fine to Metal Top Recyclers Pty Ltd in relation to the spillage of hundreds of small pieces of litter along... more

EPA fines Xpress Transport Solutions $15,000 : 22/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to Xpress Transport Solutions Pty Ltd for polluting land at its Kemps Creek premises and an... more

Penrith Lakes Development Corporation Ltd issued with $15,000 for pollution incident: 21/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Penrith Lakes Development Corporation Ltd (PLDC) a $15,000 penalty notice for a pollution incident involving sediment... more

EPA fines Visy Paper $8,000 for offensive odours: 18/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued an $8,000 fine to Visy Paper Pty Ltd after offensive odours were detected coming from its Smithfield... more

EPA varies BP Australia's licence to reduce air pollution in Carrington : 18/12/15

BP Australia Pty Ltd (BP) will install a Vapour Recovery Unit (VRU) that will reduce emissions from its Newcastle bulk fuel storage terminal at Carrington as a condition of a... more

Stolthaven Fined $30,000 for Exceeding Environment Licence Conditions: 18/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Stolthaven Australia Pty Ltd, for twice breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection Licence (EPL) at the... more

Cobbora completes first stage of clean-up: 15/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has confirmed that Cobbora Holding Company Pty Ltd has completed the first stage of work required by the Clean-Up Notice issued... more

Bega Cheese Ltd issued with $15,000 penalty for excessive smoke: 15/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Bega Cheese Ltd (BCL) a $15,000 penalty notice for using wet sawdust fuel in its wood-fired boiler at the Lagoon... more

EPA issues Inland Petroleum with penalty notices for non-compliant Dangerous Goods transport : 14/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Inland Petroleum P/L and an Inland Petroleum truck driver with penalty notices and official cautions for dangerous... more

EPA takes further regulatory action to clean up Hydromet site : 11/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is taking further regulatory action to accelerate the clean up of hazardous waste at Hydromet Corporation’s Tomago... more

Caltex pleads guilty to Banksmeadow pollution incident: 11/12/15

  Caltex Australia has pleaded guilty in the NSW Land and Environment Court today to a Tier 1 offence, under section 116 of the Protection of the Environment Operations... more

EPA reminds landholders about herbicide drift : 10/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding landholders about the risk of herbicide drift, especially when spraying phenoxyl based herbicides, during hot and... more

EPA fines BORAL CSR BRICKS $15,000: 10/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to BORAL CSR BRICKS Pty Ltd after treated water at its Schofields premises exceeded... more

EPA warns of pesticide baits in Farmborough Heights and Unanderra: 08/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been made aware of several cases of illegal and unsafe pesticide baits being laid in public places in the Farmborough... more

EPA fines OneSteel Wire $15,000 for caustic leak: 07/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to OneSteel Wire Pty Ltd for breaching its Environment Protection Licence at its Mayfield North... more

Sydney Water Sewage Blockage Pollutes Bardwell Creek: 07/12/15

Sydney Water, has been issued a Penalty Infringement Notice for $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for the pollution of Bardwell Creek with raw... more

Coal fines water pollution incident at Russell Vale Colliery : 07/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating an incident involving an unknown amount of coal fines washed from a stock pile at the Russell Vale Colliery... more

NSW households divert 2000 tonnes of waste from landfill in 2014 -15: 02/12/15

Nearly 2000 tonnes of potentially hazardous household chemicals and waste was diverted from NSW landfills in 2014 – 2015 as a result of two state-wide waste initiatives... more

Over 163 tonnes of coal fines removed from Wollangambe River: 02/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has confirmed that over 163 tonnes of coal fines have been removed from 4.3 kilometres of the Wollangambe River following the... more

Call for nominations for the Newcastle Community Consultative Committee on the Environment (NCCCE): 01/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for nominations from community, industry and environmental representatives to join the Newcastle Community... more

Caltex Kurnell issued with a penalty notice for failing to publish data: 27/11/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $1000 to Caltex Kurnell for failing to publish licence monitoring data on their website in a... more

Strong Vote of Confidence for New Regional Litter Prevention Strategy: 27/11/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced today that every Regional Waste Group in NSW had applied to participate in the first state-wide strategy to address... more

Ourimbah Creek Tributaries in Good Health: 24/11/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the results of the stream health sampling on two creeks in the Ourimbah Creek catchment undertaken by the Office of... more

EPA requires Sydney Trains to investigate wheel squeal in Waverton and Wollstonecraft: 19/11/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has placed a Pollution Reduction Program on Sydney Trains to investigate train noise in the Waverton and Wollstonecraft... more

EPA fines NSW Sugar Milling Co-Operative $15,000: 18/11/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to the NSW Sugar Milling Co-Operative Ltd in relation to an uncontrolled discharge of... more

EPA fines Forestry Corporation $15,000 for erosion incident: 13/11/15

 The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) a $15,000 penalty notice for a major erosion incident in Tuckers Nob State... more

Earth Civil Fined for Flouting Third Picton Clean-Up Notice: 13/11/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Penalty Infringement Notice to Earth Civil Pty Ltd, an earthworks company, for failing to comply with their third... more

RMS Issued with Clean-Up Notice for the former landfill site at St Peters: 11/11/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) with a Clean-Up Notice to ensure appropriate monitoring and removal of a stockpile of... more

EPA requires ARTC to investigate coal loss: 11/11/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is requiring the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to conduct an investigation into the minimisation or prevention of coal... more

NSW Government updates precautionary advice for Williamtown: 10/11/15

The NSW Government has updated its advice to residents within the Williamtown investigation area to include a warning that young children avoid swimming in water from private... more

Environmental Health Risk Assessment for Botany mercury review: 10/11/15

An Environmental Health Risk Assessment will begin in November. The health risk assessment is the third stage of the Botany Mercury Independent Review. The NSW Environment... more

EPA issues Cobbora Holding Company with Clean Up Notice for Demolition Waste : 05/11/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Clean Up Notice to Cobbora Holding Company Pty Limited (CHC) following a review of the company’s draft Waste... more

EPA issues Newcastle City Council with a $15,000 penalty notice: 03/11/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to Newcastle City Council for the pollution of waters resulting from a discharge of chlorine... more

Cool-Off Pty Ltd issued $15,000 fine for pollution: 29/10/15

Cool-Off Pty Ltd issued $15,000 fine for pollution The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice and an official caution to Cool-Off Pty... more

Refuelling mistake leads to pollution in Port Stephens Marine Park: 27/10/15

Two men have been fined $7,500 each by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for dumping 120 litres of diesel contaminated water in Port Stephens Marine Park. Adam... more

Williamtown Expert Panel recommends an extension to the fishing closures in Fullerton Cove and upper Tilligerry Creek: 27/10/15

The NSW Government has accepted the advice of the Williamtown Contamination Expert Panel that the local fishing closure should be extended by eight months while a Human Health... more

Ten out of ten so far for cruise ships: 23/10/15

The first ten cruise ships to visit Sydney Harbour since new fuel rules came into effect have all complied with the regulation. “The NSW Environment Protection Authority... more

NSW EPA meets with Williamtown Community Reference Group to reinforce current precautionary advice to remain in place: 23/10/15

On Thursday 22 October, NSW EPA Manager Hunter Region, Adam Gilligan, met with the Williamtown Community Reference Group to reiterate that the current precautionary advice for... more

Tomingley Gold Mine convicted and fined $95,000 for polluting waters: 16/10/15

Tomingley Gold Operations Pty Ltd has been fined $95,000 and ordered to pay the prosecutor’s legal and investigation costs of $16,797 after pleading guilty to polluting... more

Hunter rail corridor air study findings released: 15/10/15

A report commissioned by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) on the impact of trains on air quality in the Hunter area has been released today. The report shows... more

Feed People Not Landfill This World Food Day: 15/10/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is marking World Food Day (Friday, 16 October 2015) with the release of a video highlighting the problem of food waste in NSW... more

Borg Panels fined $15,000 for further breaches: 13/10/15

Borg Panels Pty Ltd has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for breaching an air quality limit at its wood processing plant in... more

Worth Recycling Fined for Operating Without a Licence: 12/10/15

Worth Recycling Pty Ltd, which operated a liquid waste transfer facility at Kurri Kurri NSW, has been issued two Penalty Infringement Notices totalling $16,500 by the NSW... more

ELF Farm Supplies Pty Ltd fined $8,000 for odour incident : 12/10/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued an $8,000 fine to ELF Farm Supplies Pty Ltd for an offensive odour incident at their Mulgrave Road premises. Chris... more

Firewater in South creek St Marys: 09/10/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has conducted water sampling of a stormwater drain that leads into South Creek following a recent fire in an adjacent recycling... more

GrainCorp fined $15,000 for breaching licence monitoring requirements at Port Kembla Inner Harbour: 07/10/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to GrainCorp Operations Limited after the company failed to comply with Environment Protection Licence... more

Environmental Treatment Solutions fined $67,000: 07/10/15

Environmental Treatment Solutions Pty Ltd (ETS) has been fined $67,000 and ordered to pay the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) legal costs after an incident... more

Rutherford oil processing facility fined $30,000 for environmental offences: 01/10/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Truegain Pty Ltd for water pollution and breaching its Environmental Protection Licence... more

Nulon Products ordered to pay $185,000 for breach of licence resulting in emission of offensive fumes in 2014: 01/10/15

Nulon Products Australia has been ordered by the Land and Environment Court to pay $185,204 and to apologise to impacted neighbours following the emission of offensive fumes... more

UMCC and Commercial Helicopters fined $800 each for aerial spraying incident : 01/10/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two fines totalling $800 each to Upper Macquarie County Council (UMCC) and aerial spray contractors Commercial... more

Three Central West residents fined for illegal dumping in Kinross State Forest: 01/10/15

Two men and a woman from the Central West have been issued Penalty Notices of $250 and $750 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for public littering and failing... more

Wambo Coal pleads guilty to mine blast: 30/09/15

Wambo Coal Pty Ltd has pleaded guilty in the Land and Environment Court (Friday 25 September) to a mine blast that caused an offensive odour at its Warkworth coal mine, near... more

Qenos and Huntsman advise of major maintenance shutdown : 30/09/15

Qenos Pty Ltd and Huntsman Corporation Australia Pty Limited have informed the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that important planned maintenance work will be... more

Williamtown Expert Panel provides advice on oysters in Tilligerry Creek: 30/09/15

The Expert Panel has considered preliminary testing results and a report prepared by the NSW Food Authority, NSW Health and Food Standards Australia and New Zealand and... more

Clean-up of the Wollangambe River continuing: 29/09/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is satisfied with the progress of the clean-up operation being conducted by Centennial Coal but there is still more work to be... more

Williamtown expert panel meets to discuss next steps : 25/09/15

NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Mary O’Kane and a team of experts, met for the first time Wednesday to explore and provide advice on PFOA and PFOS contamination coming... more

EPA fines Citilight $15,000 and its Director $7,500 for failing to comply with clean up notices: 24/09/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a fine of $15,000 to Citilight Environment Pty Ltd (Citilight) and a fine of $7,500 to Citilight Director Mr... more

Further records show no 'missing' AGL drilling mud : 23/09/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has now obtained further records on the disposal in 2010 of 212 tonnes drilling mud from AGL’s Hunter Gas Project in Broke which... more

$10,000 fine for smoky truck in M5 East tunnel: 22/09/15

The owner of a truck has been fined $10,000 for emitting excessive smoke in the M5 East tunnel. NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)’s Director Reform and... more

Public invited to comment on EPA’s draft Industrial Noise Guideline: 21/09/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has reviewed the NSW Industrial Noise Policy and is now inviting members from the community, industry and government to provide... more

EPA Surveys NSW Residents on Waste and Recycling: 21/09/15

NSW residents waste and recycling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours has been benchmarked in a first-of-a-kind study for the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The... more

Waste tyre transporter fined $7,500 for alleged unlawful tyre activities: 17/09/15

Waste transporter Allen Reid has been fined $7,500 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for transporting waste tyres to a rural property in North Sackville that... more

EPA wants faster response to Bardwell Creek incident: 17/09/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is disappointed with the time taken for Sydney Water to commence clean-up of the sewage overflow incident in Bardwell... more

Forest Corporation NSW fined $11,000 for private forestry breaches: 16/09/15

Forest Corporation of NSW has been fined $11,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for private native forestry breaches. Acting Director South Michael Hood... more

Two Lithgow men fined for illegal dumping incident in Newnes State Forest: 16/09/15

Two men from Lithgow have been issued Penalty Infringement Notices (PNs) of $250 and $750 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for public littering and failing... more

Signium Piggery in Breach of its Environment Protection Licence: 16/09/15

Signium PTY LTD, a piggery at Ellangowan near Casino NSW, has been issued a Penalty Infringement Notice for $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for... more

Local Land Services Fined for Baiting Offence: 11/09/15

Local Land Services – Central Tablelands has been fined $800 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for a breach of the Pesticides Act 1999. The fine was... more

Community meeting for Williamtown contamination confirmed: 11/09/15

Representatives from the NSW Government will be in attendance at the community meeting to be held next Wednesday, 16 September 2015, to provide further advice and... more

Clean up of Wollangambe River continues: 09/09/15

The clean-up of the Wollangambe River is continuing following the incident at the Clarence Colliery mine on the 2 July 2015. Gary Whytcross, NSW Environment Protection... more

Sell and Parker Fined for Omitting an Offensive Odour: 09/09/15

Sell and Parker, a scrap metal processing facility at Kings Park NSW, has been issued a Penalty Infringement Notice for $8,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority... more

EPA working with local authorities in the Illawarra and South Coast after widespread flooding: 08/09/15

Recent heavy rain in the Illawarra and the South Coast has highlighted the potential impact extreme weather events can have on our infrastructure and waterways. Heavy rainfall... more

Hi-Quality Waste Management Agrees to Strict Licence Conditions: 08/09/15

Hi-Quality Waste Management, a recycling facility in St Mary’s, has agreed to a wide range of stringent operating conditions after it appealed to the Land and... more

Thomson Aviation Fined for Third Incident of Pesticide Overspray: 08/09/15

Thomson Aviation has been fined $2,400 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for using a pesticide contrary to the approved label, which resulted in an overspray... more

Sutherland Shire Council Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 08/09/15

This Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Sutherland Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut... more

Terjon Services Receives Penalty Notices for Fourth Littering Incident: 07/09/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two new penalty notices to Terjon Services Pty Ltd, for the same offences as the company’s previous fines... more

Pesticide Warning for Canola Crops: 07/09/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding landholders to take care with pesticides (which includes insecticides) as canola crops flower in many parts of the... more

Department of Defence and NSW Government investigating chemicals around Williamtown RAAF Base: 03/09/15

The NSW Government has been made aware by the Department of Defence that legacy fire-fighting chemicals have been found in some surface water, groundwaters and in small... more

NSW EPA and Newcastle Police target dangerous goods transporters : 02/09/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and NSW Police are currently undertaking a joint campaign to inspect vehicles transporting dangerous goods in and around... more

Warringah Council Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 02/09/15

This Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Warringah Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

Pesticide Management Technician and Fumigator licensing transferred to the EPA from WorkCover on 1 September: 01/09/15

Licensing arrangements for pest management technicians and fumigators have been transferred from WorkCover NSW to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) effective from... more

Morgan Cement International issued $15,000 Penalty Notice for dust emissions: 28/08/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued a $15,000 Penalty Notice to Morgan Cement International (MCI) for dust emissions from its premises at Port Kembla Outer... more

Wyong Shire Council Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 27/08/15

On Saturday 29 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wyong Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Charmhaven. Steve... more

EPA issues fines totalling $16,000 to Parmalat Australia: 26/08/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two $8000 fines to Parmalat Australia Pty Ltd after offensive odours were detected coming from its dairy processing... more

MOU on the regulation of gas activities in NSW released today: 26/08/15

The NSW Government has released a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today that provides clarity about the roles and responsibilities of Government agencies in regulating the... more

Have you seen this man or his van?: 26/08/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in partnership with Blacktown City Council and the Western Sydney RID squad is calling on residents to be on the look-out for... more

Atholwood man fined for misuse of pesticides: 25/08/15

A man has been fined $400 and cautioned by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for the inappropriate use of an insecticide product containing the active constituent... more

Liverpool City Council Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 25/08/15

On Sunday 30 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Liverpool City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Liverpool. Steve... more

New Grants to Increase Recycling of Household and Business Waste Now Open: 21/08/15

Round two of Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Program grants are now open. The program, which offers grants to increase recycling of household and business... more

New waste licensing and levy systems now in place: 21/08/15

Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Director Waste and Resource Recovery Steve Beaman today reminded waste facility operators that new measures to stop unlawful waste... more

Clean-up focuses on the Wollangambe River: 19/08/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued a second Clean-up Notice to Centennial Coal yesterday outlining the requirements for the on-going clean-up of the... more

AGL Macquarie Pty Ltd fined $15,000 by the NSW EPA: 18/08/15

AGL Macquarie Pty Ltd, which operates the Bayswater Power Station near Muswellbrook, has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The Penalty... more

Free Newcastle Community Workshops Give Residents Access to Latest Air Quality Science: 17/08/15

On 19 August 2015 the Newcastle Community Consultative Committee on the Environment (NCCCE) will hold a free community workshop to demonstrate use of the internet to learn... more

Alcobell Pty Ltd and its director ordered to pay over $110,000 for waste offences: 10/08/15

The bulk haulage company Alcobell Pty Ltd has been convicted in the NSW Land and Environment Court and ordered to pay fines totalling $70,000 for unlawfully transporting and... more

Ammonia not to blame for pelican deaths: 07/08/15

Ammonia levels in a water sample collected from a stormwater drain near the affected pelican colony on the Central Coast are too low to be responsible for pelican deaths,... more

Western Sydney Household Chemical CleanOuts start this weekend: 04/08/15

During the month of August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Auburn, Bankstown, Fairfield and Holroyd City Councils will be holding Household... more

Clean up progressing for Wollangambe: 31/07/15

Following the incident at the Clarence Colliery mine on the 2 July 2015, which resulted in water and coal fines entering the Wollangambe River, the NSW Environment Protection... more

Mount Arthur coal mine penalised $58,500 for blast incident: 30/07/15

Hunter Valley Energy Coal has been convicted in the NSW Land and Environment Court and ordered to pay a penalty of $58,500 for a blast incident that occurred at its Mount... more

Shellharbour Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 29/07/15

On Saturday 1 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Shellharbour City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Albion Park... more

FIRST LOWER HUNTER DUST STUDY FINDINGS RELEASED TODAY: 23/07/15

An EPA commissioned report outlining the interim results of a study into visible dust in the Lower Hunter has been released today. Concerns have been raised about the levels... more

Rutherford community information night to be held on 29 July: 22/07/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be holding a community information night in Rutherford next Wednesday to discuss the recent issues with odours and other... more

NEW GRANTS TO REDUCE AND RECYCLE FOOD WASTE NOW OPEN: 22/07/15

Round three of the Local Government Organics Collection Systems and Love Food Hate Waste grants are now open for councils, community groups and not-for-profits to apply for... more

Penrith residents targeted by cheap fill operators: 21/07/15

Penrith residents are being urged by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Penrith City Council to not accept illegal landfill and to report operators who dump... more

City of Sydney Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 16/07/15

On Saturday 18 July the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with the City of Sydney Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Sydney Park... more

WOODBERRY SWAMP AND FLOODGATE PROJECT TO BENEFIT FROM EPA ENFORCEABLE UNDERTAKINGS : 16/07/15

Newcastle Stevedores and the Port of Newcastle Operations, as trustee for the Port of Newcastle Unit Trust, have entered into Enforceable Undertakings with the NSW Environment... more

Environmental assessment and clean up continues after Clarence Colliery mine incident : 14/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has detected further areas of coal fines in the Wollangambe River within the World Heritage Area of the Greater Blue Mountains... more

EPA investigating oil spill near asphalt plant in Rutherford: 14/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is undertaking an investigation after an oil spill incident was detected on Tuesday 14 July 2015 in Rutherford Industrial... more

Clean-up progressing after serious environmental incident at Clarence Colliery mine : 07/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is continuing to monitor the clean-up actions and investigate environmental impacts after coal fines, and course reject material left... more

Manildra Flour Mill issued with a penalty notice for failing to report an incident to the EPA: 06/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $8000 to the Manildra Flour Mill, located in Central West NSW, for failing to report an incident... more

EPA requires pollution reduction for western Sydney plant: 06/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has imposed a legally binding pollution reduction program on the environment protection licence held by Sydney Water for the... more

EPA investigating blast fume at Whitehaven’s Maules Coal Creek Mine: 06/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is undertaking an investigation after a blast fume incident occurred on Thursday 2 July 2015 at Whitehaven’s Maules Creek... more

Chemtrans issued with a penalty notice for $4000: 03/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice for $4000 to transport company Chemtrans Pty Ltd for providing false or misleading information, in... more

SITA issued with an $8000 penalty notice for failing to report: 03/07/15

SITA Australia has been issued with an $8000 penalty notice for failing to notify the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of a fire in a compost stockpile at its Spring... more

EPA continuing investigation into incident at Clarence Colliery: 03/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigations today into a serious environmental incident at the Centennial Coal, Clarence Colliery mine site... more

Director and his two companies found guilty of six offences: 02/07/15

The Land and Environment Court has found that former waste operator, Phillip Foxman and two of his companies guilty of six waste offences in proceedings started by the NSW... more

EPA issues G & N Costello Freight Lines, Trojan Fibreglass and driver with penalty notices totalling $32,000: 02/07/15

Following a compliance inspection of a vehicle at Sandpiper Close, Kooragang in Newcastle on 25 February 2015, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued... more

EPA Investigating incident at Clarence Colliery: 02/07/15

An incident today at Centennial Coal’s, Clarence Colliery mine site near Lithgow has resulted in water and coal fines entering the Wollangambe River. The NSW Environment... more

EPA’s new risk-based licensing system comes into effect tomorrow: 30/06/15

From tomorrow, all holders of environment protection licences throughout the state will be subject to the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) new risk-based... more

Woodlawn Bioreactor fined $8,000 for unbearable smell: 26/06/15

Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd, which operates the Woodlawn Bioreactor – a waste facility in Tarago NSW, has been issued a Penalty Infringement Notice... more

AGL to dispose of flowback water in QLD: 26/06/15

AGL has advised the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that it has made arrangements for flowback water from its Gloucester Coal Seam Gas Project to be taken to a... more

Vineyard operator convicted & fined $15,000 in Orange Local Court : 26/06/15

Vineyard operator Rex D’Aquino has been convicted and fined $15,000 in Orange Local Court and ordered to pay the prosecutor’s costs of $20,000, after pleading... more

Lithgow City Council fined $38,000 for breaching licence conditions and failing to report exceedances: 24/06/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued three penalty notices totalling $38,000 to Lithgow City Council (Council) for breaching the conditions of its... more

EPA attending chemical spill incident at Tomago - Hunter region: 24/06/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is aware of and attending a chemical spill incident at Custom Chemicals today at Tomago.  The premises is in an industrial... more

Macadamia Castle awarded one of the first four Bin Trim rebates: 23/06/15

Macadamia Castle based in Knockrow is tackling the growing problem of business waste going to landfill by installing their own on-site recycling equipment. The equipment, a... more

EPA finds no environmental risk from old Metgasco site: 23/06/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has completed its investigation after receiving a report of potential pollution associated with a rehabilitated coal seam gas... more

Brookfarm awarded one of the first four Bin Trim rebates: 23/06/15

Brookfarm based in Byron Bay is tackling the growing problem of business waste going to landfill by installing their own on-site recycling equipment. The equipment,... more

Cumberland Country Golf Club receives first ever Bin Trim rebate : 22/06/15

Cumberland Country Golf Club based in Prospect is tackling the growing problem of business waste going to landfill by installing their own on-site recycling equipment. The... more

Stone and Wood Brewery awarded one of the first four Bin Trim rebates: 22/06/15

Stone and Wood Brewery based in Murwillumbah is tackling the growing problem of business waste going to landfill by installing their own on-site recycling equipment. The... more

EPA fines Richmond Valley Council $8000: 15/06/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued an $8000 penalty notice to Richmond Valley Council after it failed to notify the EPA immediately of a pollution... more

EPA assisting in management of Jemalong Solar Station fire near Forbes: 15/06/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to assist NSW Fire and Rescue as it contains a fire at the Jemalong Solar Station on Condobolin Road 30 kilometres... more

Dodgy transport operator busted for dumping asbestos at Mangrove Mountain : 15/06/15

A man has been fined $63,000 for illegally dumping more than 3,600 tonnes of asbestos contaminated soil taken from Shell refinery in Rosehill at a semi-rural property on... more

Maitland Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 11/06/15

On Saturday 13 June the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Maitland City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Rutherford. Steve... more

Organics Market Development Grants Now Open: 11/06/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced today the opening of a new grants program designed to grow the market for recycled organics in NSW. For the first... more

Recognition for the EPA : 09/06/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Chair and CEO, Barry Buffier, and Chief Environmental Regulator, Mark Gifford, have been recognised in the Queen’s... more

Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme appoints new members: 02/06/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority welcomes the newly appointed members to the Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme (the Scheme) Operations Committee. The Scheme is a... more

Waste Broker fined $15,000 for unlawful waste practices: 01/06/15

A 45 year old waste broker has been issued with two penalty notices totalling $15,000 from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for the unlawful disposal of waste at... more

Need funding for your food waste prevention initiative or education program?: 01/06/15

Are you a community group or not-for-profit organisation with a great idea to reduce or educate people about food waste? The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and... more

Stolthaven fined $30,000 for licence breaches: 27/05/15

Stolthaven Australia Pty Ltd has been fined $30,000 by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for failing to comply with the requirements of its Environment Protection... more

Former Golf Club Captain Fined for Misuse of Strong Insecticide: 26/05/15

The former captain of Waratah Golf Club in Argenton NSW has been successfully prosecuted by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for his attempt in March 2014 to... more

Guyra Shire Council fined for using algaecide in towns drinking water: 26/05/15

Guyra Shire Council has been fined $800 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for applying the algaecide ‘Coptrol’ into the Gara River to manage blue... more

EPA vs Wambo Coal Pty Ltd : 26/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced a prosecution of Wambo Coal Pty Ltd in the Land and Environment Court in connection with a mine blast that... more

Asbestos Clean Up Commences: 25/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is overseeing today the commencement of Wollongong City Council’s clean-up of the ten asbestos filled mounds located along... more

Waste recycler fined $15,000 for failing to clean up its act : 22/05/15

PolyTrade, a waste facility in Rydalmere NSW, has been issued a Penalty Infringement Notice for $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for breaching the... more

Grants now open for new Community Recycling Centres: 21/05/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Environmental Trust (ET) are calling for businesses, not-for-profit organisations and local councils to apply for grants to... more

Wyanga Holdings and former directors to pay almost $200,000 for environmental offences: 21/05/15

A Coffs Harbour quarry company and its two directors have been fined $106,500 and ordered to pay the Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) $90,000 legal costs after... more

EPA Board to visit Narrabri : 19/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Board will hold its regional Board meeting in Narrabri this week to inspect the Santos coal seam gas facility and meet with... more

EPA investigations find no harm to the environment from AGL’s Waukivory Pilot Project and recommend additional monitoring requirements: 19/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has not found any evidence of harm to the environment or pollution of waters from its investigations after BTEX was detected in... more

Resident fined $4,000 for illegally dumping waste in Kinross State Forest: 19/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and fined a local man from Orange $4,000 for illegally dumping waste in the Kinross State... more

Grants available for innovative solutions to problem wastes: 19/05/15

Waste Less Recycle More (WLRM) grants are now open from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Environmental Trust for innovative projects to tackle the management... more

Inghams to contribute $79,800 to monitor local water quality after EPA investigation: 19/05/15

Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to provide $79,800 to a Lake Macquarie City Council... more

BlueScope Steel fined $3,000 for blast furnace gas condensate discharge resulting in fish kill: 19/05/15

BlueScope Steel has been issued two penalty infringement notices totalling $3,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for breaching two conditions of its... more

EPA Chair and CEO visits Gunnedah: 18/05/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Chair and CEO Barry Buffier has announced an additional $100,000 in funding to assist Gunnedah Shire Council with the remediation of... more

EPA Chair and CEO visits Tamworth : 18/05/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Chair and CEO Barry Buffier today will meet Tamworth A/Mayor Cr Russell Webb and General Manager Paul Bennett along with other key... more

No environmental harm but improvements needed: 15/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has completed investigations in to two separate incidents that occurred at the Santos Eastern Pty Ltd (Santos) Narrabri coal... more

Waste Levy exemption for storm clean-up areas extended until 30 June : 13/05/15

CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Barry Buffier, today announced that the Waste Levy exemption given to storm affected areas to assist with their clean-up... more

Cooma-Monaro closes the loop with Coompost: 13/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) applauds the town of Cooma in Southern NSW as a leading example of closed loop composting. Cooma-Monaro Council’s... more

Transpacific Industries to pay $100,000 to community project following water pollution at Kooragang : 12/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has agreed to an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) offered by Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd following an investigation into a water... more

EPA investigates illegal dumping by Wollongong City Council : 12/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced an investigation into Wollongong City Council after contaminated soil material was identified in mounds along the... more

Individual fined $4000 for dumping waste in National Park: 11/05/15

An individual has been fined $4000 after admitting he illegally dumped about eight large garbage bags of waste on the Murphy’s Fire Trail in the Blue Mountains National... more

Waste sector needs data collection to out rogue operators and market failure: 07/05/15

7 May 2015 – “The waste sector will continue to be dogged by rogue operators and market failure, unless a minimum regulatory standard on data capture and retention... more

Results show low mercury concentrations in residential areas around Botany: 05/05/15

Comprehensive environmental testing has found that the risk of mercury being present in soil and stormwater drains in the residential areas around Botany Industrial Park (BIP)... more

Round 2 Bin Trim grants now open for business assessors: 04/05/15

Eligible organisations can now apply to share in up to $6 million worth of Waste Less Recycle More grants to deliver Bin Trim assessments across NSW. The second round of Bin... more

Buttai Gravel granted extension to operating times due to storm damage: 01/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has given Buttai Gravel, Martins Creek Quarry, approval to operate 24 hours a day, seven days until 21 May 2015 to facilitate... more

EPA welcomes new members of the North Lake Macquarie Community Lead Reference Group: 30/04/15

The CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Barry Buffier, today announced the eight members appointed to the newly established North Lake Macquarie Community... more

Liverpool residents targeted by cheap fill operators: 29/04/15

Liverpool residents are being urged by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Liverpool City Council to not accept illegal landfill and report people who dump fill... more

EPA urges the community to use caution as clean up continues : 29/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging the community to avoid waterways and to use caution as the massive clean-up continues after last week’s storms... more

NSW Police to contribute $100,000 to Environmental Programs after EPA investigation: 28/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the NSW Police Force following an investigation into the disposal of... more

Parmalat Food Products issued with Prevention Notice to stop odour: 28/04/15

Parmalat Food Products Pty Ltd in Lidcombe has been issued with a Prevention Notice by the EPA to identify the source of offensive offsite odours and deliver a range of... more

Waste Levy Exemption Extended to Pittwater: 27/04/15

CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority, Barry Buffier, announced today that the Waste Levy exemption is now extended to businesses and residents of... more

Waste Levy Exemption Extended to Singleton: 24/04/15

CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority, Barry Buffier, announced today that the Waste Levy exemption is now extended to businesses and residents of... more

Repeat offender fined $15,000 for unlawful tyre activities: 24/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined GL Tyre Recycling Australia Pty Ltd (GL Tyre Recycling) $15,000 for transporting tyres to its facility in Milperra... more

Sydney Water to pay $157,500 penalty for Malabar sewage leak: 22/04/15

Sydney Water was sentenced by the Land and Environment Court to pay a penalty of $157,500 for two offences arising from a sewage leak at its Malabar Sewage Treatment Plant in... more

Waste Levy removed to assist with storm clean up: 22/04/15

CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority, Barry Buffier, today announced that the clean-up efforts of residents and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding in... more

Port Kembla Gateway fined $15,000: 20/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Port Kembla Gateway $15,000 and issued an Official Caution after the company breached conditions of its Environment... more

Illegal dump costs Southern Highlands individual $4,000: 16/04/15

An individual who dumped ten garbage bags of household general waste in the Macquarie Pass National Park has been fined $4,000 by the Environment Protection Authority... more

EPA commences prosecutions against Rutherford company Truegain : 16/04/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced proceedings in the Land and Environment Court against waste oil refinery Truegain Pty Ltd and one of its... more

EPA issues AGL with a notice after gas leak : 15/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued AGL with a notice for information and records in relation to a small gas leak that AGL detected at one of its... more

EPA replaces penalty notice issued to EIA consultancy with an official caution : 15/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has withdrawn one of two penalty notices issued to the consultancy Environmental Investigations Australia Pty Ltd (EIA) in... more

EPA issues Kyogle Shire Council with a penalty notice : 14/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Kyogle Shire Council for breaching the conditions of its environment protection licence in... more

EPA’s Waste Less Recycle More program delivers $171 million boost to waste and recycling in NSW: 14/04/15

Since the launch of the Waste Less Recycle More program began delivering on its goal to transform waste and recycling in NSW, an extra 870,000 tonnes of waste has been... more

Wingecarribee Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 09/04/15

On Saturday 11 April the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wingecarribee Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Moss... more

St Peters waste facility fined $15,000 for causing dust emissions: 09/04/15

SPRC Pty Ltd on Burrows Road in St Peters has been fined $15,000 by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for breaching a licence condition by operating with inefficient... more

EPA issues Santos with approval to re-open its Dewhurst Southern Water Flow Line: 09/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has completed its initial investigation into a spill of produced water from the Dewhurst Southern Water Flow Line at... more

EPA issues two penalty notices to Buttai Gravel for poor sediment and erosion controls: 07/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Buttai Gravel Pty Ltd, part of the Daracon group of companies, for breaching the conditions of... more

Sydney Trains issued with a penalty notice for pollution of waters: 07/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $15,000 to Sydney Trains for pollution of waters after water used to wash down trains was... more

Sydney Water licence review open for consultation : 01/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting the public to comment on Sydney Water Corporation’s environment protection licences covering its sewage... more

Factory fined $82,500 for dust incident in Young: 31/03/15

Causmag Ore Company Proprietary Limited, the operator of a magnesia factory in Young, has been fined $82,500 after pleading guilty in the Land and Environment Court to... more

EPA fines landowners for illegally disposing of 1080 poison: 31/03/15

Three local Lismore landholders have been fined or issued with official cautions for possessing deadly poison baits without the appropriate authorisation after one landholder... more

Caltex to contribute $120,000 to Environmental Programs after EPA investigation: 30/03/15

Caltex has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to provide $120,000 to a number of local environmental programs as a... more

Waste Aid to receive $280,000 to address waste in NSW Aboriginal communities: 30/03/15

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has announced that Waste Aid will receive $280,000 under its Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, to develop the first waste... more

Talking Rubbish: Improving Environmental Compliance across the Waste Industry: 26/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is leading a new reform agenda to improve environmental compliance across the waste and recycling sector. The EPA is undertaking... more

Newcastle Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 23/03/15

On Saturday 28 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Newcastle City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Tighes... more

Wollondilly Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 23/03/15

On Saturday 28 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wollondilly Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

Liverpool City Council fined $5,000 for illegal waste storage: 18/03/15

Liverpool City Council has been fined $5,000 by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for the use of land in Kemps Creek as a waste facility without lawful authority. The... more

Waste grants now available to help waste operators install weighbridges: 18/03/15

Waste grants of up to $75,000 are now available from the EPA to help licensed waste operators in the levy-payable area install weighbridges by the 1 February 2016... more

EPA aware of incident at Morgan Cement: 18/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been investigating complaints of white dust like material on properties in Port Kembla, following an incident at Morgan... more

Koala research set to benefit from EPA investigation : 17/03/15

Gunnedah Quarry Products Pty Ltd has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), following a breach of the company’s... more

Port Stephens Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 16/03/15

On Saturday 21 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Port Stephens Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Raymond... more

Blue Mountains Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 16/03/15

On Saturday 21 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Blue Mountains City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

EPA releases Draft Solid Waste Landfill Guidelines for public consultation: 16/03/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released the Draft Solid Waste Landfill Guidelines for public consultation. EPA Director Waste and Resource Recovery Steve... more

$850,000 to help clean up and prevent illegal dumping: 13/03/15

Local councils, public land managers and community groups can now apply to share in $850,000 to help tackle illegal dumping in their communities as part of the second round of... more

EPA releases draft waste education strategy for public consultation: 13/03/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released for public comment a draft waste education strategy that is designed to support the $465.7 million Waste Less Recycle... more

Shoalhaven Chemical CleanOut this Sunday: 11/03/15

On Sunday 15 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Shoalhaven City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Woollamia. Steve... more

The Upper Hunter community has more opportunity to air its views: 11/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has agreed to broaden the Terms of Reference of the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network Advisory Committee to include... more

EPA issues Kempsey Shire Council a $15,000 Penalty Notice for Pollution of Waters: 10/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Kempsey Shire Council in response to a discharge of untreated sewage effluent, which polluted the... more

Kiama Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 10/03/15

On Saturday 14 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Kiama Municipal Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

Court fines company $52,000 for breaching licence limits at Wauchope quarry a second time : 05/03/15

Quarry operator M.A. Roche Group Pty Ltd, which trades as Volcanic Resources, has been fined $52,000 and ordered to pay $9,750 in costs after pleading guilty in the Land and... more

EPA issues penalty notice to AGL Camden Gas: 05/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued AGL Upstream Investments (AGL) with a penalty notice for $15,000 for breaching the conditions of its Environment... more

Penrith Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 05/03/15

On Saturday 7 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Penrith City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at South... more

Clearing the air – have your say on wood heater regulation amendment: 05/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today announced the start of the public consultation period on the draft amendment to the Clean Air Regulation to improve... more

New fines in place to stop littering from vehicles: 04/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is warning people to think twice before tossing rubbish from their cars or trucks after new minimum $250 fines came into place,... more

Gosford Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 03/03/15

On Saturday 7 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Gosford City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Gosford. Steve... more

Rosalind Park quarry operator fined for failing to comply with licence condition: 27/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hi-Quality Environment Services Pty Ltd, the operators of the Rosalind Park Quarry, $15,000 for breaching the... more

New licence condition on blast fumes increases the EPA’s regulatory power : 24/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is amending all Environment Protection Licences held by open cut coal mines in NSW to include a new condition prohibiting the... more

Call for community to help find new leads on Georges River fish kill : 24/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling on the community to help in the investigation of the fish kill in the Georges River at Moorebank near Liverpool... more

SPRINGVALE COAL FINED $15,000 BY THE EPA: 23/02/15

 Springvale Coal in Lidsdale has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) was issued after Springvale... more

EPA awaiting test results to help with turtle investigation : 23/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to investigate a number of sick turtles found in the Bellinger River on the state’s North Coast last... more

Liverpool Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 19/02/15

On Sunday 22 February the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Liverpool City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

Muswellbrook Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 19/02/15

On Saturday 21 February the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Muswellbrook Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

EPA continues to investigate sick turtles in Bellinger River : 19/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigation into dead and sick turtles in the Bellinger River, on the state’s North Coast. The EPA... more

Georges River fish kill investigation continues : 18/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigation into the source of a fish kill in the Georges River at Moorebank over the weekend. The clean-up... more

Qenos plant to test its new flaring equipment at Botany Industrial Park: 16/02/15

Qenos has informed the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that it will be testing its new elevated flare equipment this week, which may result in visible flaring. The... more

EPA continuing to investigate cause of dead fish in Georges River: 16/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to investigate the possible cause of a fish kill in the Georges River at Moorebank near Liverpool which occurred... more

EPA advises people to avoid fish kill in Georges River: 15/02/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is advising people to avoid contact with the George's River at Liverpool between the Liverpool Weir and the Casula Powerhouse where... more

EPA investigating fish kill in Georges River at Liverpool: 14/02/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is working with Liverpool Council and the community to investigate a fish kill in the Georges River at Liverpool. EPA officers have... more

EPA launches strategic plan to reduce harmful diesel and marine emissions: 13/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today launched its strategic plan for reducing the harmful impact of emissions from the non-road diesel and shipping sectors on... more

Waste company fined $6,500 for illegal waste operations in Sydney’s west: 13/02/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Charlton Demolitions and Excavation Pty Ltd with two penalty notices totalling $6,500 for the illegal disposal of... more

Port Kembla Copper issued with a penalty notice for $15,000: 13/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $15,000 to Port Kembla Copper (PKC) after the company reported seven instances in November and... more

Lake Macquarie Lead Community Reference Group to be established: 13/02/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for community members from North Lake Macquarie to nominate for a two year appointment with the newly established Lake... more

EPA analysing sampling results from AGL’s Gloucester operations: 13/02/15

Operations at AGL Gloucester remain suspended while the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) continues its investigation into AGL’s operations at the site. EPA... more

Environmental testing around Botany to begin next week: 06/02/15

Environmental testing will be carried out in some areas of Matraville, Eastgardens, Banksmeadow, Botany, Hillsdale and Pagewood through February as part of Stage Two of the... more

Mainfreight ordered to pay $88,500 for dangerous goods breach: 06/02/15

Mainfreight Distribution Pty Ltd has been fined $56,000 and ordered to pay $32,500 in legal costs in the Land and Environment Court this week after pleading guilty last year... more

Landholder fined for failing to comply with EPA Clean-Up Notice : 03/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a fine for $7500 to a landholder for failing to comply with the conditions of a Clean-Up Notice at his property at... more

Flowback water at AGL Gloucester to be tested as part of investigation: 02/02/15

AGL will be permitted to pump flowback water from its four Waukivory wells in Gloucester this week so that sampling can be carried out by the NSW Environment Protection... more

EPA surveys lower Hunter community on air quality: 02/02/15

A study conducted by Macquarie University on behalf of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has found a mix of views, knowledge and understanding across the... more

EPA regulatory action for water pollution incident at BlueScope Steel: 02/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $1,500 to BlueScope Steel and ordered the company to undertake two pollution reduction programs... more

Two penalty notices issued for waste spillage in Central West NSW : 29/01/15

  The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices, one to Hamcon Civil and a second to their driver in relation to the spillage of wet... more

EPA serves AGL with notice for records: 28/01/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will not permit AGL to commence operations at its Gloucester coal seam gas site until it is satisfied that the operations can be... more

AGL operations suspended and EPA investigating after BTEX chemicals detected in Waukivory well: 27/01/15

AGL operations at Gloucester have been suspended and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating after the company informed the authority that it had... more

No breach of environmental protection licence in disposal of flowback water from AGL Gloucester’s operations: 22/01/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has determined that there has been no breach of environment protection licence conditions or the Protection of the Environment... more

EPA scrutinises monitoring results from AGL Gloucester operations: 15/01/15

AGL has advised the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that ground and surface water monitoring data from its Gloucester operations during November has detected traces... more

Crown Lands enters into Enforceable Undertaking following Belmore Basin sewage leak: 14/01/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has agreed to an Enforceable Undertaking offered by NSW Crown Lands following a sewage leak at Belmore Basin in Wollongong... more

UHAQMN nominations close soon: 13/01/15

Nominations for the community representative position on the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network Advisory Committee close on 27 January 2015. NSW Environment... more

Preliminary waste classification project underway around former Pasminco smelter: 12/01/15

The NSW EPA, in collaboration with Lake Macquarie City Council (LMCC), is working to identify disposal options for lead and slag impacted soil pending the imminent closure of... more

Pasminco fined for breaching its Environment Protection Licence: 09/01/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter Pty Ltd with an official caution and two $1500 fines for breaching licence limits for... more

EPA investigating Ethylene Oxide leak: 05/01/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating the extent of an Ethylene Oxide leak which occurred at the Huntsman Surfactants Plant, Botany Industrial Park,... more

EPA release eight year waste strategy: 30/12/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today released the Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy for 2014-2021 that will underpin waste and recycling improvements and... more

Four NSW coal shipping terminals sign up for environment improvement plans with the EPA: 24/12/14

The operators of the four NSW coal shipping terminals have worked with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to develop a monitoring and reporting program on the... more

All gas activities in NSW now require a licence from the EPA: 23/12/14

With the commencement of the Protection of the Environment Operations Amendment (NSW Gas Plan) Regulation 2014 on 19 December 2014 all gas activities in NSW will require an... more

Lion Dairy and Drinks fined $15,000 for wastewater discharge: 19/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and fined Lion Dairy and Drinks Pty Ltd $15,000 for breaching the conditions of their Environment... more

Consultancy fined twice for providing false and misleading information about waste : 19/12/14

NB: This case underwent an internal review and the penalties have been updated. Please see: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/epamedia/EPAMedia15041502.htm  The NSW... more

Report proposes cost effective options to reduce diesel emissions at NSW coal mines: 18/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has examined options available to reduce non-road diesel emissions and has published the NSW Coal Mining Benchmarking Study -... more

Reducing emissions from coal trains: 18/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has conducted a compliance audit of coal loading and unloading facilities and is enforcing improvements to reduce coal dust... more

$15,000 fine for GL Tyre Recycling Australia Pty Ltd at Milperra: 17/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to GL Tyre Recycling Australia Pty Ltd for illegally stockpiling waste tyres at its facility in... more

Correction to media release: 17/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) stated in its media release titled Up to a 100,000 tonnes of waste unlawfully used in Picton, issued on 1 December 2014 that... more

EPA aware of delay to restart BlueScope's Waste Gas Cleaning Plant: 17/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has discussed with BlueScope its plan to defer the restart of  the Waste Gas Cleaning plant until early January... more

New expert working group to review Lead Abatement Strategy: 17/12/14

A new Lead Expert Working Group (LEWG) consisting of members from NSW Health, Lake Macquarie City Council, Macquarie University, University of Sydney, and independent site... more

Caltex fined $15,000 for polluting water at Silver Beach: 16/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and fined fuel company Caltex $15,000 for a water pollution incident at Silver Beach, Kurnell last... more

BlueScope to monitor emissions as operations from new stack restarts: 15/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued BlueScope Steel monitoring conditions for restarting operations of the Sinter Plant Waste Gas Cleaning Plant. Giselle... more

BlueScope to restart new waste gas cleaning stack next week: 12/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been informed that BlueScope intend to re-start operations from a new waste gas cleaning stack following an October fire at... more

Sydney Water to pay $200,000 after sewage spill at Glenfield: 10/12/14

As a result of an Enforceable Undertaking* with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Sydney Water Corporation (Sydney Water) has agreed  to pay $200,000 to... more

Million dollar crop damage - EPA reminder about the risks from herbicide drift: 09/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging local landholders to be aware of the risks and potential impact of herbicide drift and to use herbicides carefully,... more

Tarrawonga coal mine fined $15,000 for licence breach: 09/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and fined Tarrawonga Coal Pty Ltd $15,000 for breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection... more

Penalty notice issued for exceeding emission limits: 04/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to CSR Building Products Ltd for exceeding air emissions from a stack at their Schofields... more

Hymix Australia issued with a penalty notice for polluting Kincumber Creek: 03/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Penalty Notice to Hymix Australia Pty Ltd for allowing alkaline water to enter the Kincumber Creek from its... more

Correction to media release: 03/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) stated in its media release titled EPA assists in clean-up of pesticides spill into a creek in Federal, issued on 2 December... more

Thomas Paul Constructions fined $1500 for failing to comply with Clean-Up Notice: 02/12/14

Tuggerah company Thomas Paul Constructions (TPC) Pty Ltd has been issued with a $1500 penalty notice by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for failing to comply with a... more

EPA assists in clean-up of pesticides spill into a creek in Federal: 02/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has provided assistance during an incident in Federal, west of Byron Bay, in which a large quantity of pesticide mix spilled... more

Casino-based Clovass Quarry fined for breaching licence conditions: 02/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued three penalty notices and three official cautions to the operator of Clovass Quarry for breaching the conditions of its... more

Liquid waste company fined for failing to pay waste levy : 01/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and fined the operator of the liquid waste company, ‘No Fuss Liquid Waste Pty Ltd’... more

Up to a 100,000 tonnes of waste unlawfully used in Picton: 01/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to company Earth Civil for failing to comply with a clean-up notice issued for filling a number of... more

Special Condition added to AGL’s Environment Protection Licence to regulate the restart of a compressor engine: 28/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has attached a Special Condition to AGL Upstream Investments Environment Protection Licence for the Rosalind Park Gas Treatment... more

Martins Creek truck inspections find most drivers doing the right thing: 27/11/14

A joint heavy vehicle inspection operation by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Roads and Maritime Services carried out in the Hunter Region today found most... more

Terjon Services issued with a penalty notice for littering: 26/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Terjon Services Pty Ltd, for failing to comply with waste transport requirements and causing... more

Tamworth abattoir to undertake environmental audit to improve performance: 26/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has required the operators of the Baiada chicken abattoir near Tamworth to undertake a mandatory audit of their operations,... more

Mining company to pay more than $110,000 after pleading guilty to water pollution: 25/11/14

KBL Mining Ltd, which operates the Mineral Hill Mine near Condobolin in the central west of NSW, has been fined $52,000 in the Land and Environment Court after pleading guilty... more

Environmental testing to begin around Botany Industrial Park: 24/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has appointed independent experts WSP Environmental Pty Ltd (WSP) to test for potential off-site mercury contamination around... more

TIMECON issued with a further two penalty notices: 20/11/14

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two further penalty notices for $1,500 each to TIMECON Pty Ltd, for failing to comply with a clean-up notice issued to... more

EPA holds shipping industry emissions forum: 20/11/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has led an information forum with Australian and international representatives of the shipping industry to help progress dialogue on... more

Sydney Water fined for Knight Park sewage incident : 18/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Sydney Water following a water pollution incident at Knight Park, Yennora earlier this year. The... more

Maitland individual fined for the unlawful disposal of waste in Thornton: 18/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to a local Maitland man for failing to comply with a clean-up notice regarding the disposal of... more

Grants available to tackle illegal dumping on Aboriginal Lands: 14/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has announced $200,000 in grant funding to help Local Aboriginal Land Councils tackle illegal dumping on privately held... more

Truegain penalised $22,500 in the Land and Environment Court today for 2010 licence breach: 14/11/14

Waste oil processing company Truegain was today convicted, fined $22,500 and ordered to pay a proportion of the Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s)... more

Conviction and $15,000 in fines for illegal waste facility: 14/11/14

Citilight Environment Pty Ltd has been convicted in Parramatta Local Court, fined $9,000 and ordered to pay $10,000 in legal costs last week for illegally operating a waste... more

EPA issues Clarence Valley Council a $1,500 penalty notice for water pollution: 11/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Clarence Valley Council, for causing sediment laden stormwater to pollute the Clarence River at... more

Hurstville Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 11/11/14

On Saturday 15, Sunday 16 November the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Hurstville City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

EPA finds multiple licence breaches at Benerembah landfill : 07/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued three penalty notices to Garry Cullen Sand and Soil Pty Ltd for breaching conditions of their Environmental... more

EPA continues crackdown on illegal waste tyre facilities: 07/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its crackdown on illegal waste tyre facilities issuing a penalty notice and two official cautions to three western... more

EPA ceases operations at unlawful Tomago waste site: 07/11/14

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Clean-Up Notice to Newcastle Waste Recycling (NWR) at Tomago, instructing them to cease operations due to a number of... more

EPA change monitoring frequency at the BlueScope Sinter Plant: 06/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has made changes to BlueScope Steel licence requirements following detailed analysis of its recent Sinter Plant monitoring... more

EPA fines local banana farmer for failing to recod the use of pesticides: 05/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $750 penalty notice to a North Coast, Sandy Beach banana farmer for failing to record the use of pesticides. EPA... more

EPA fines Kyogle Council for failing to publish pollution results: 05/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $1,000 penalty notice to Kyogle Shire Council for failing to publish pollution monitoring results on its... more

Illegally dumped asbestos in Cottan-Bimbang National Park: 05/11/14

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and NSW National Parks is calling for help from the local community following the discovery of asbestos dumped illegally in... more

EPA issues prevention notice due to environmental concerns: 03/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued local business, Crawfords Freightlines, with a Prevention Notice to stop fumigating timber on its Sandgate... more

Interim data from BlueScope Sinter plant monitoring positive to date: 02/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to oversee the interim operation of the Sinter Plant at BlueScope Steel P/L after a stack fire at the plant on the... more

EPA issues fine to local farmer for not alerting neighbours to 1080 baits: 31/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $400 fine to a local Glen Innes farmer for using a restricted pesticide, 1080 wild dog baits, without warning his... more

Toll North to pay almost $20,000 for dangerous goods breaches : 30/10/14

The freight transport company Toll North Pty Ltd has been fined a total of $9,680 and ordered to pay $10,000 in costs after pleading guilty to two dangerous goods offences in... more

EPA commissions quality monitoring station in Warrawong: 29/10/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commissioned a temporary air quality monitoring station in Warrawong during the short term operational arrangements in place... more

Compost company fined for offensive odour : 29/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined SITA Australia Pty Ltd for breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection Licence at its Spring Farm... more

Canada Bay Chemical CleanOut on this weekend: 27/10/14

On Saturday 1 November the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with the City of Canada Bay will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Canada... more

Truck caught littering on Hume Motorway : 24/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined the waste transport company, Max Transport Pty Ltd, $750 for littering along the Hume Highway earlier this year.... more

EPA receives results from BlueScope fire fallout: 22/10/14

The EPA has received results from tests carried out on the fallout material from the fire which occurred at the BlueScope site in Port Kembla last Monday evening (October... more

The kerbside no place for your unwanted household items : 22/10/14

Ahead of the 2014 Garage Sale Trail this weekend the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding local participants not to dump their unsold items on the street or... more

Fairfield Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 21/10/14

On Sunday 26 October the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Fairfield City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

12 million dollars to be spent on upgrades to water management at Moolarben : 20/10/14

Moolarben Coal Operations, located near Mudgee in Central West NSW, has voluntarily entered into a NSW Environment Protection Authority Pollution Reduction Program which will... more

EPA approves proposal for start-up of the BlueScope Sinter Plant: 17/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has given BlueScope conditional approval to restart its Sinter Plant after carefully considering any potential risks to the... more

EPA announces round two of funding for the organics infrastructure program: 16/10/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Environmental Trust are calling for applications for funding for organics waste and recycling infrastructure. Round 2 of the... more

Cobar Shire Council issued with a penalty notice after fire at the Cobar landfill : 15/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and an official caution to Cobar Shire Council after a fire at the Cobar landfill site caused air... more

Brewarrina Shire Council issued with a penalty notice for poor environmental management at the Brewarrina landfill : 15/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Brewarrina Shire Council for failing to deal with materials at the Brewarrina landfill in a... more

EPA commences Tier 1 prosecution of Caltex: 15/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced a prosecution in the Land and Environment Court against Caltex Australia Petroleum for a Tier 1 offence, in... more

EPA continues BlueScope fire investigations: 15/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigations into the nature and cause of the fire at the BlueScope Port Kembla site on Monday... more

Borg Panels issued with three penalty notices : 14/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued three penalty notices to Borg Panels Pty Limited for breaching the conditions of their Environment Protection Licence... more

EPA investigating cause and nature of fire at BlueScope: 14/10/14

The EPA is continuing to work on understanding the nature and cause of the fire which occurred at the BlueScope site in Port Kembla yesterday evening.   EPA Director... more

EPA issues the first of Australia's toughest penalty notice fines: 13/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has started issuing the toughest penalty notice fines in Australia. Australian Native Landscapes (ANL), who operates a waste... more

New rebate program to boost business recycling open: 09/10/14

A new rebate program providing businesses with rebates of up $25,000 for machinery and equipment to help them recycle was announced today by the NSW Environment Protection... more

EPA directs Koppers to complete upgrades to Mayfield site: 09/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has directed the chemical storage facility Koppers to complete a number of upgrades to its Mayfield site to improve... more

$7million available for councils to fund landfill consolidation & environmental improvements: 07/10/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Environmental Trust are calling for local councils to apply for a share of $7million to fund landfill consolidation and... more

$350,000 available to educate communities about Love Food Hate Waste: 30/09/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Environmental Trust are calling for eligible Love Food Hate Waste partners to apply for a share of $350,000 to educate and... more

$5 million for metal recyclers to tackle shredder floc: 22/09/14

Eligible metal recyclers have until September 30 to apply for their share in $5 million to boost shredder floc recycling as part of Waste Less, Recycle More grants from the... more

Blacktown Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 22/09/14

On Sunday 28 September the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Blacktown City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Rooty... more

EPA highway inspection catches Guyra fuel tanker without correct safety equipment, shipping documents and dangerous goods licence : 19/09/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices, two official cautions and fined the driver and a fuel transport company, based in Guyra a total... more

$43.1million available to create major waste facilities: 16/09/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Environmental Trust are calling for applications for a share of $43.1 million to accelerate and stimulate investment in... more

Local community to have river water questions answered: 16/09/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is hosting an event on the banks of the Manilla River on Monday 22 September to give the local community a chance to learn about... more

The Hills Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 15/09/14

On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with The Hills Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event... more

Man fined $36,000 for illegally dumping asbestos waste: 12/09/14

A man has been convicted in the Land Environment Court and fined a total of $36,000 following a NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) investigation into the illegal... more

Inverell man issued with penalty notices for incorrect use of 1080 fox bait : 11/09/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to an Inverell landholder for incorrect use of 1080 fox bait on his properties in the Northern... more

EPA puts coal mines on notice for windy spring conditions: 10/09/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is implementing a “Dust Buster” program involving inspections of open-cut coal mines in the Hunter Valley in... more

EPA puts trucking companies on notice: 05/09/14

In an Australian first, all existing dangerous good trailers travelling on roads in NSW must be fitted with roll-over control by 2019 to reduce the risk of vehicle... more

EPA calling for public comment on rail industry regulation review: 04/09/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released a position paper for public comment proposing amendments to the current regulations for the rail industry under the... more

Company fined $21,000 for smoky vehicle in Sydney’s M5 tunnel: 04/09/14

The trucking company Paradigm Engineering Pty Ltd has been fined $21,000 and ordered to pay $30,000 in costs after being found guilty in the Downing Centre Local Court of... more

Xpress Transport Solutions ordered to clean up its depot: 03/09/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Xpress Transport Solutions Pty Ltd with a clean-up notice for their depot at Kemps Creek in Western Sydney. Following... more

Pollution incidents cost Big Island Mining close to $200,000: 01/09/14

Big Island Mining Pty Limited (BIM), the operator of the Dargues Gold Mine near Braidwood has been ordered to pay $196 000 in penalties and costs after pleading guilty in the... more

EPA investigates reports of gas release from AGL Camden CSG site : 01/09/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating community and media reports of a gas release from the AGL Coal Seam Gas site at Camden last night. Reports from the... more

$16.2million available to tackle organic waste : 28/08/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Environmental Trust are calling for local councils to apply for a share of $16.2 million to help get food and garden waste... more

EPA investigates oil spill at Rutherford: 28/08/14

 The NSW Environment Protection Authority is conducting an investigation into an oil spill incident at the Rutherford Industrial estate earlier today. EPA Manger for the... more

Residents’ concerns investigated by the Environment Protection Authority: 26/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has investigated residents’ concerns of contamination in the Manilla River. The EPA took samples from the Manilla River... more

Gosford Chemical CleanOut this Sunday: 25/08/14

On Sunday 31 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Gosford City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Gosford. Steve... more

Mercury ambient air levels significantly low at Botany: 22/08/14

Recent monitoring has shown that mercury ambient air levels at Orica’s Botany site are low and significantly below the World Health Organisation’s (WHO)... more

NSW EPA releases report on non-road diesel engine emissions: 21/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has assessed the net benefits of introducing exhaust emission limits for non-road diesel engines. The EPA’s Director of... more

Hydrodec Australia fined $10,000 in Downing Centre Local Court for 2013 water pollution incident: 21/08/14

Hydrodec Australia Pty Ltd has been ordered to pay more than $22,000 by the Downing Centre Local Court after pleading guilty to an Environment Protection Authority (EPA) water... more

Holroyd Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 20/08/14

On Saturday 23 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Holroyd City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Guildford... more

Hawkesbury Chemical CleanOut this Sunday: 20/08/14

On Sunday 24 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Hawkesbury City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

Bankstown Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 14/08/14

On Saturday 16 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Bankstown City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Condell... more

EPA Investigates Fluoride Spill in Upper Hunter: 14/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating the extent of a fluoride discharge into Slaughterhouse Creek and the Williams River from the Dungog Water... more

Getting tough on petrol station contamination : 12/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has put petrol station owners on notice - announcing a round of inspections of underground petrol storage systems, as part of a... more

EPA to conduct further noise monitoring around Port Botany : 12/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will undertake further noise monitoring to measure levels generated in and around the Port Botany precinct, EPA Director... more

EPA focus on reducing shipping emissions: 11/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has started discussions with the shipping industry to reduce emissions from ships in the Greater Metropolitan Region  As a... more

Liverpool Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 11/08/14

On Sunday 17 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Liverpool City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Liverpool. Steve... more

EPA fines Hydromet over licence breaches and orders the company to clean up its Tomago site : 08/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices and a clean-up notice to hazardous waste company, Hydromet Corporation Pty Ltd, and will be... more

EPA awards more than $1.6m to tackle illegal dumping: 08/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has awarded $1,658,094 across 23 waste grants to charities, local councils and local land managers to tackle illegal dumping at... more

Court fines Wambo Coal $13,000 over mine blast incident that impacted residents and childcare centre : 07/08/14

Mining company Wambo Coal has been fined $13,000 and ordered to pay $24,000 in costs after pleading guilty in the Singleton Centre Local Court to emitting an offensive odour... more

$11.35 million available for communities to tackle recycling: 07/08/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Environmental Trust are calling for businesses, not-for-profit organisations and local councils to apply for a share of... more

Causmag issued with a penalty notice for dust emissions: 07/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Penalty Notice to Causmag Ore Company Pty Ltd for dust emissions from its magnesium oxide production factory in... more

Visy Paper issued with two penalty notices for breach of licence: 07/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Visy Paper Pty Ltd for breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection Licence (EPL)... more

Orica ordered to clean up arsenic in groundwater : 05/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has ordered Orica Pty Ltd to take the next step in the clean-up of arsenic contaminated groundwater at the company’s... more

Court fines company $30,000 for breaching licence limits at Wauchope quarry: 04/08/14

Quarry operator M.A. Roche Group, which trades as Volcanic Resources, has been fined $30,000 after pleading guilty in the Land and Environment Court to breaching  a... more

Auburn Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 04/08/14

On Sunday 10 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Auburn City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Auburn. Steve... more

EPA calls for community help to find source of Bingara bird deaths: 01/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting members of the Bingara community to take part in a sweep of the streets near the showground following the death of... more

Pacific Highway Upgrade construction firms Leighton’s Contractors and Fulton Hogan Constructions issued with penalty notices : 01/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued penalty notices to Leighton’s Contractors and Fulton Hogan Constructions for failing to minimise dust emissions... more

EPA places strict licence conditions on new Chester Hill waste site owners: 01/08/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has placed strict requirements on the new operators of the waste site at 191 Miller Road, Road Chester Hill to ensure that the site... more

Setting the standard for cleaner air: 31/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes the release of the National Environment Protection Council’s (NEPC) Impact Statement into proposed changes to the... more

Court penalises Orica more than ¾ of a million dollars for Newcastle and Botany pollution incidents: 29/07/14

Orica Australia Pty Ltd has been convicted and penalised $768,250 in relation to charges brought by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for pollution incidents at... more

Hunter Water signs an Enforceable Undertaking following chemical spill in Swansea NSW: 28/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has agreed to an Enforceable Undertaking with the Hunter Water Corporation following a pollution incident.  The EPA’s... more

Clean-up notice issued to Lake Cargelligo service station after fuel leak: 28/07/14

A fuel company associated with the Shell Service Station at Lake Cargelligo in central west NSW have been issued with a Clean-up Notice following an incident in which... more

EPA investigating Bingara bird deaths : 23/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is conducting an investigation into the death of approximately 30 native birds at Bingara in the state’s... more

Public land managers come together to tackle illegal dumping: 23/07/14

Public land owners and managers from across the mid north coast will be coming together in Port Macquarie on Friday to work together to tackle illegal dumping.  The... more

Draft protocol for managing asbestos in recyclable waste now open for comment: 22/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority - EPA has released a draft protocol for managing asbestos in recyclable construction and demolition waste, which is open for comment... more

$1.6 million boost for new business recycling networks: 18/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.6 million from the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative to help establish six new recycling networks in the Sydney,... more

Northern NSW land managers come together to tackle illegal dumping: 16/07/14

Public land owners and managers from across northern NSW will be coming together in Lismore on Friday to form a united front against illegal dumping. The session, hosted by... more

A&R Freight issued with a penalty notice : 15/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to A&R Freight for failing to properly secure liquid waste during transport which resulted in a... more

Leed Engineering and Construction issued with a penalty notice : 15/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Leed Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd and an official caution to Orange City Council for poor... more

Max Walker’s Earthmoving and Mid-Western Regional Council issued with penalty notices : 15/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued penalty notices to Max Walker’s Earthmoving and the Mid-Western Regional Council in relation to the unlawful... more

Orica reaches a milestone in its remediation project at Botany: 10/07/14

A major milestone has been reached in the remediation of Orica’s Botany site. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is amending Orica’s environment... more

EPA welcomes opportunity to improve management of contaminated land in NSW: 10/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Director of Hazardous Incidents and Environmental Health, Mr Craig Lamberton, today welcomed the NSW... more

EPA calling for public input into duty to notify contamination guidelines: 09/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released for public comment updated draft Guidelines on the Duty to Report Contamination under the Contaminated Land... more

Penalty imposed after Greater Taree City Council pleads guilty to polluting waters charge: 09/07/14

Greater Taree City Council has pleaded guilty in the NSW Land and Environment Court and been ordered to pay $37,500 in funding for bushland regeneration works and $57,000 for... more

Mogo farmer fined $5000 after misusing an unregistered pesticide: 09/07/14

A sheep farmer has been fined $5000 in Batemans Bay Local Court and ordered to pay $2000 in legal costs after pleading guilty to using an unregistered pesticide to bait foxes... more

Par Recycling issued with a Clean-up Notice after fire: 07/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued a Clean-up Notice to Par Recycling Pty Ltd, a waste storage and sorting facility for yellow bin recyclables based at... more

Fuel detected in groundwater monitoring bore at Lake Cargelligo: 04/07/14

Unleaded fuel has been detected in a groundwater monitoring bore at Lake Cargelligo in central west NSW. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is working with other... more

EPA investigation of Maules Creek mine blast complete : 03/07/14

Following an investigation by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) into a recent blast incident, Whitehaven Coal will install additional monitoring equipment at the... more

Gunnedah Quarry Products issued with a penalty notice : 03/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Penalty Notice to Gunnedah Quarry Products for not complying with a Notice to provide information. EPA Acting... more

Free waste and recycling audits as part of $4.7million EPA Bin Trim grants: 01/07/14

 Thousands of businesses across NSW will be able to tap into new opportunities to reduce waste to landfill and boost recycling with the Environment Protection Authority... more

EPA launches new stakeholder newsletter, EPA Connect: 26/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today launched a new stakeholder newsletter called EPA Connect. This newsletter complements the EPA’s existing... more

BlueScope breaches licence limit at Port Kembla plant : 20/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined BlueScope Steel and required that the company undertake a $50,000 trial of improved air emission monitoring equipment,... more

CSG Camden report highlights areas for improved environmental management: 20/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today released an audit report of AGL’s Rosalind Park Coal Seam Gas (CSG) operations at Gilead near Camden, highlighting... more

EPA regulatory action for illegal dumping in Canobolas State Forest: 20/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a fine and a formal warning for the illegal dumping of household waste in the Canobolas State Forest near Orange... more

EPA issues KLF Holdings with penalty notice for unlawful stockpile height: 16/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to KLF Holdings Pty Ltd for breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection Licence... more

Demolition company issued with penalty notices for non-disclosure of asbestos disposal method: 16/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a second penalty notice to Nustas Demolition and Excavation Pty Ltd and fined the company $1,000 for failing to... more

Keeping an eye on dust from the sky: 12/06/14

The EPA recently took to the sky with an unannounced aerial inspection of coal mine operations in the Hunter Valley to observe dust emissions from mining operations. EPA... more

SITA Australia issued with a penalty notice: 11/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued SITA Australia Pty Ltd with a penalty notice for breaching the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 at... more

BSV Tyre Recycling Australia issued with a penalty notice : 10/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and clean-up notice to BSV Tyre Recycling Australia Pty Ltd based at Revesby NSW for operating a... more

EPA fines Wollondilly Abattoir and orders substantial upgrades to improve environmental performance : 06/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined the Wollondilly Abattoir near Picton $3,000 and directed the operators to undertake improvements of their facilities... more

EPA investigating Rutherford odour incident : 06/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is conducting an investigation into odour complaints following an incident at the Rutherford industrial estate yesterday. Fire... more

TIMECON Pty Ltd issued with a penalty notice : 03/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to TIMECON Pty Ltd, for failing to comply with a clean-up notice issued to the company for the... more

Community encouraged to ask questions at EPA-directed remediation project at Botany: 28/05/14

Community members are invited to contact the NSW Environment Protection Authority if they have any questions or concerns about stage 3 of the EPA-directed former chlor-alkali... more

Wollongong City Council issued with two penalty notices: 28/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Wollongong City Council for breaching the conditions of their Environment Protection Licence... more

Boral issued with two penalty notices for poor pollution controls: 27/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Boral Resources (Country) Pty Ltd, for breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection... more

EPA issues Martins Creek Quarry with two penalty notices for breaching licence conditions : 22/05/14

On May 14 the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued two penalty notices to Buttai Gravel Pty Ltd, the operator of the Martins Creek Quarry, for breaching the... more

EPA oversees clean-up of Goolang Creek Nymboida : 21/05/14

Work on the first stage of a remediation program for the Goolang Creek is complete; with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) saying it was happy with the results... more

Sydney Water required to clean up pumping station site at Cabramatta: 20/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Clean Up Notice to Sydney Water in relation to a wastewater pumping station located behind the Cabramatta Rugby... more

EPA takes action after study reveals odour emitters : 19/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has completed the Rutherford Odour Investigation Project and is intending to issue Prevention Notices to two companies identified as... more

Bulga Coal fined $65,000 for water pollution : 19/05/14

Bulga Coal Management Pty Ltd has been fined $65,000 after pleading guilty in the Land and Environment Court to a charge of water pollution. The incident occurred on 9 October... more

EPA imposes a mandatory audit of Qenos plant at Matraville : 16/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has imposed a mandatory audit on the Qenos plant at Matraville following a number of environmental incidents at the site over... more

Vopak issued with a prevention notice following odour incident: 15/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a prevention notice to Vopak’s Port Botany bitumen plant following odour reports by members of the public to... more

EPA investigating reports of blasting fumes from Wambo Coal : 14/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been made aware of potential offsite impacts from blast fumes emanating from Wambo Coal Pty Ltd late this... more

Campi Bulk Transport issued four penalty notices for illegally transporting asbestos waste: 13/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) to waste carriers Campi Bulk Transport Pty Ltd for illegally transporting... more

EPA issues Naracor and Namoi WasteCorp with penalty notices for unlawful waste transport and storage: 12/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued penalty notices to Naracor Pty Ltd for transporting waste to an unlawful waste facility and to Namoi WasteCorp for... more

EPA regulatory action for illegal transportation of waste at Port Kembla: 12/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Pacific National (NSW) Pty Limited and an Official Caution to Rhomberg Rail for breaching... more

EPA issues penalty notice to Wave Hill quarry for operating outside of hours : 09/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Penalty Notice to Johnstone Concrete and Landscape Supplies Pty Ltd for breaching the conditions of its Environment... more

Sydney Water issued with a penalty notice for pollution of waters: 08/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Sydney Water for pollution of waters at the North Strathfield Rail Underpass (NSRU) project. The... more

EPA fines Inverell man for not having appropriate chemical accreditation : 02/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to a local Inverell man this week for not holding an appropriate chemical operator accreditation... more

Orica reaches milestone in EPA-directed remediation project at Botany: 02/05/14

A significant milestone has been reached in the clean-up of Orica’s former chlor-alkali plant (FCAP) site at Botany with the removal of about 6000 tonnes of the most... more

Australian Native Landscapes fined for odour offences and poor wastewater management: 30/04/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd (ANL) for emitting offensive odours and poor management... more

EPA issues Penalty Notice for fuel leak at Soldiers Point Marina : 24/04/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Penalty Notice to the operators of the Soldiers Point Marina at Port Stephens following a diesel spill earlier this... more

EPA fines SMC Marine for inadequate controls during jetty demolition in Port Kembla Harbour : 23/04/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and formal warning to SMC Marine for not maintaining pollution controls in a proper and efficient... more

Second clean-up notice issued to Caltex over Botany Bay incident: 23/04/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a second clean-up notice to Caltex Refineries (NSW) Pty Ltd in response to a pollution incident in Botany Bay on 24... more

Smoulder out but EPA will continue to monitor Chester Hill waste site: 17/04/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has handed the Chester Hill waste recycling facility back to the operators after working for weeks... more

EPA issues North Coast Timber Mill with penalty notice : 16/04/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Warrell Creek Sawmilling, south of Coffs Harbour, for operating its wood chipper outside its... more

EPA fines Harwood Slipway for illegal waste disposal : 14/04/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Harwood Slipway Pty Ltd, the operators of a slipway on the Clarence River, after it illegally... more

EPA fines roadwork contractor for water pollution : 10/04/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined a road work sub-contractor for a water pollution incident that occurred during the Schofields Road Upgrade Project at... more

EPA issues North Coast Piggery with penalty notice : 10/04/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice, fining Signium Piggery, near Casino, for failing to comply with the requirements of a Clean Up... more

Prosecution of Orica for a further ammonia emission at Kooragang Island: 08/04/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced a prosecution against Orica in the Land and Environment Court for an incident in which it is alleged that ammonia gas... more

Port Waratah Coal ordered to pay $38,000 for pollution of waters incident: 08/04/14

Port Waratah Coal Services Limited has been ordered to pay more than $38,000 in fines and prosecution costs for an incident involving the escape of coal-contaminated water... more

Chester Hill trucks steaming with building and demolition waste: 02/04/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) can reassure residents that trucks leaving the Chester Hill waste site contain building and demolition waste and are not... more

Clean-up notice issued to Caltex for Botany Bay incident: 02/04/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a clean-up notice to Caltex Refineries (NSW) Pty Ltd following an incident at Botany Bay last week.Chief... more

Forbes Shire Council fined for water pollution: 31/03/14

Forbes Shire Council has been convicted and fined $165,000 and ordered to pay $47,000 in legal costs after pleading guilty in the Land and Environment Court to two charges... more

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) statement regarding call for parliamentary inquiry: 31/03/14

The EPA's role is to regulate industry in NSW to protect the community and the environment. The EPA takes this role seriously and prides itself on its environmental... more

EPA is investigating a release of water at Santos Narrabri Gas Field: 28/03/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a release of about 500 litres of produced water which entered a diversion drain at the Santos Narrabri Gas... more

No source found in EPA’s investigation of bird deaths in Dubbo : 24/03/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has finalised a comprehensive investigation of native bird deaths in the Dubbo area. Director North Branch, Gary Davey said that... more

Information session on changes to logging in native forests on in Sydney: 24/03/14

The NSW Government is reminding people in the Sydney area that an information session about the remake of the Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs) will take place... more

Penalty notice issued to Sydney Water following odour incident: 21/03/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $1500 fine to Sydney Water following an odour incident that occurred at Sydney Water’s Malabar wastewater... more

EPA to truck smouldering waste off site from Chester Hill waste recycling business from tomorrow: 21/03/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will start removing smouldering waste from the Chester Hill waste recycling facility on Miller Road from tomorrow morning (Saturday... more

Information session on changes to logging in native forests on in Lismore: 17/03/14

The NSW Government is reminding people in the Lismore area that an information session about the remake of the Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs) will take place... more

EPA overseeing BlueScope testing : 14/03/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has confirmed that they are aware of BlueScope’s investigations into elevated groundwater readings for Trichloroethylene... more

EPA continues to monitor Chester Hill waste fire site: 14/03/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to monitor a Chester Hill waste and recycling facility where a fire has been smouldering in a waste stockpile. EPA... more

EPA issues three penalty notices for illegal logging : 12/03/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued three penalty notices to two forestry operators for logging in exclusion zones on the mid north coast of NSW. The... more

Fenthion identified as cause of bird deaths in Dubbo: 11/03/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the results of further testing relating to recent bird deaths in the Dubbo area. The results indicate that an... more

EPA takes regulatory action following Blayney chemical incident: 11/03/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Environmental Treatment Solutions Pty Ltd (ETS) with a Prevention Notice following a chemical incident in Blayney... more

Information session about proposed changes to logging in native forests on in Batemans Bay : 11/03/14

The NSW Government is reminding people in the Batemans Bay area that an information session about the remake of the Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs) will take... more

Update on bird deaths in Dubbo: 07/03/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to investigate the bird deaths in the Dubbo area. Dead and sick birds continue to be found in the Dubbo... more

EPA investigating bird deaths in Dubbo: 06/03/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is currently investigating the death of a large number of birds in the Dubbo area. The birds affected included Sulphur-crested... more

EPA assisting Fire & Rescue NSW to extinguish smouldering waste pile at Chester Hill: 06/03/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are working together to extinguish a fire in a waste stockpile in Chester Hill. Superintendent... more

Namoi Cotton funds first stage of $100,000 environmental restoration works under an EPA Enforceable Undertaking: 06/03/14

As part of an agreement with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Namoi Cotton has now provided $50,000 of $100,000 it has committed for a project to rehabilitate a... more

EPA removing smouldering waste from Chester Hill waste and recycling business: 04/03/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is onsite with Fire and Rescue NSW to remove smouldering waste from a stockpile at a Chester Hill waste and recycling business in... more

Groundwater remediation at Botany is world’s best practice : 28/02/14

Community members have been reassured by international experts that Orica’s groundwater remediation strategy at Botany Industrial Park is one of the most comprehensive... more

EPA investigating smouldering Chester Hill waste and recycling business: 28/02/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is consulting with Fire and Rescue NSW to help contain a smouldering stockpile of waste at a Chester Hill waste and recycling... more

EPA releases findings on ARTC report: 26/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today released Professor Louise Ryan’s findings on the Australian Rail and Track Corporation (ARTC) report. In 2012 and... more

Burgess Earthmoving fined over blasting activities at Kapooka: 25/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty infringement notice of $1500 to Burgess Earthmoving Pty Ltd, for breaching the conditions of their... more

EPA overseeing Port Kembla stack clean-up: 25/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will continue to monitor the clean-up of the Port Kembla Copper stack following its demolition last week. The EPA’s... more

NSW Government announces consultation on the remake of the coastal integrated forestry operations approvals: 24/02/14

The NSW Government is calling for community input on proposed changes to the environmental regulatory framework governing forestry operations on public land. In May 2012... more

EPA investigating blast fume from BHP Billiton’s Mt Arthur Mine: 20/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a blast fume from the Mt Arthur Coal Mine following blasting there yesterday. EPA Director – North... more

EPA continues to search for the source of bright orange plume in Botany Bay: 20/02/14

The plume which turned a 1km square area of Botany Bay bright orange this week has now dissipated, but the EPA will continue to investigate the incident to try to identify its... more

Environmental improvement works Wollongong Harbour - removal of underground fuel storage tanks: 19/02/14

Crown Lands has informed the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that work has started this week to remove four redundant underground fuel storage tanks and a number of... more

EPA signs Enforceable Undertaking with Wambo Coal: 18/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has signed an Enforceable Undertaking with Singleton mine operators, Wambo Coal Pty Ltd following a water pollution... more

Santos fined $1,500 for water pollution : 18/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $1,500 fine to Santos NSW (Eastern) Pty Ltd following a pollution incident at their Narrabri Gas Field operations... more

EPA investigating bright orange plume in Botany Bay: 18/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is investigating the source of a bright orange plume covering a 1km square area of water in Botany Bay.The EPA’s test results... more

EPA investigating oil slick in Belmore Basin, Wollongong Harbour: 12/02/14

EPA officers are attending what appears to be an oil spill in Belmore Basin, Wollongong Harbour. The slick appears to be about 50metres long and is producing a diesel odour.... more

EPA investigating sewage seep at Belmore Basin : 12/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be conducting a thorough investigation into the recent sewage seep at Belmore Basin. The EPA’s Manager of Illawarra... more

EPA focused on the Hunter: 12/02/14

The EPA continues to focus significant effort on the Hunter region and is proud of its record of achievement on environmental issues in the region.The Chair of the EPA will be... more

EPA committed to improving air quality in the Hunter: 10/02/14

The EPA's objective in the Hunter region is to ensure that air quality levels are maintained at equal to or better than the Australian National standards. The EPA retains an... more

EPA Statement on the ARTC report: 09/02/14

Mr Barry Buffier, Chair and CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has expressed disappointment at claims made by the Hunter Community Environment Centre (HCEC)... more

EPA encourages communities to take the initiative around food wastage: 05/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today called for applications for funding under the Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) grants program, with up to $70,000 available for... more

EPA investigating Moorebank odour complaints: 05/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is conducting an investigation following numerous complaints of a chemical smell from an industrial site in Moorebank today.... more

EPA advises that minor sewage seep at southern end of Belmore Basin continues : 31/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is advising residents and visitors to Belmore Basin that despite extensive investigations and sewer repair works to date, a small... more

Two brothers fined $2,000 each for illegal rubbish dump: 29/01/14

Two brothers from Michelago in NSW were convicted and fined $2000 each in Queanbeyan Local Court last Friday, after each pleading guilty to charges of illegally stockpiling... more

BlueScope Steel Wollongong fined over 2013 dust incident : 23/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $1500 and a formal warning to BlueScope Steel (AIS) Pty Ltd, for breaching the conditions of its... more

EPA conducting independent testing at Belmore Basin : 23/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced additional independent tests of the water quality at Belmore Basin. EPA staff commenced the independent testing... more

$1500 fine for Park Pty Ltd over Port Kembla oil spill: 16/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $1,500 fine and a formal warning to oil suppliers Park Pty Ltd following a marine fuel oil spill in Port Kembla.... more

CSA Copper to cleanup chemical spill: 15/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Cobar Management Pty Ltd, the operators of the CSA Mine, with a clean-up notice to remove and dispose of material and... more

Joint effort needed to protect bees this spraying season: 10/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding landholders and bee keepers alike to take care and communicate clearly as the foraging and spraying seasons get... more

EPA revokes waste facility licence at Chester Hill: 23/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) revoked the Environment Protection Licence of Number 1 Demolition & Excavation (NSW) Pty Ltd, which is in liquidation, to... more

Off-site mercury contamination at Botany likely to be low – independent review: 20/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority today announced the findings of CDM Smith Australia’s report into stage one of the review, which is investigating historical... more

AGL fined for NOx exceedences: 19/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued AGL operations in Camden with a fine of $1,500 and an official caution for exceeding air pollutant, oxides of... more

Causmag Ore Company fined for air pollution: 18/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined Causmag Ore Company $1500 this week for air pollution. EPA South Director, Gary Whytcross, said the Young-based company... more

NSW EPA launches new air emissions web-tool: 16/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today launched a new web based tool, ‘Air Emissions In My Community’. EPA Chair and CEO, Barry Buffier said that the... more

EPA fines operators of Dargues Gold Mine over use of chemical: 16/12/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Big Island Mining Pty Ltd, the operators of the Dargues Gold mine near Braidwood, with a penalty notice for breaching a... more

Stakeholder survey finds EPA has many positive attributes but needs to communicate better : 11/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today welcomed the findings and recommendations of a comprehensive stakeholder survey. EPA Chair and CEO Barry Buffier said the... more

BHP Billiton's Mt Arthur Coal Mine fined after complaints about blast : 11/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $1500 to BHP Billiton’s Mt Arthur coal mine, located near Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter,... more

Another part of BHP Billiton’s multi-million dollar Mayfield remediation gets EPA tick of approval: 10/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has signed off on the completion of the clean-up of a further two allotments on the old BHP Billiton steelworks site at Mayfield... more

Top tips for keeping NSW’s beaches and waterways clean this summer: 03/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding the public that we all have a role to play in preventing pollution of the state’s beaches and waterways this... more

Cross border operation stops illegal dumpers in their tracks: 03/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and ACT EPA have joined forces with other government agencies to crack down on people illegally dumping waste from the ACT in... more

EPA welcomes dismissal of court claim by Corindi Quarry operators : 02/12/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has welcomed the decision by Wyanga Holdings Pty ltd, which operates Corindi Quarry, to withdraw its court action against the EPA.... more

EPA investigating chlorine release at Orica Botany: 28/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been made aware of a minor chlorine release at Orica’s Botany Plant earlier today. The incident involved approximately... more

EPA refutes claims that it has been “sidelined” or “ignored”: 25/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) strongly refutes any claims that it has been “sidelined” or “ignored” in relation to an AGL’s... more

Call for public input into Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme Review: 22/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for public submissions as part of its 10-year statutory review of the Protection of the Environment Operations... more

EPA completes investigation into leak at Barangaroo: 22/11/13

The EPA has completed an investigation into a leak that occurred at Barangaroo from a waste water collection pipe on 7 November 2013. The EPA’s investigations found that... more

EPA aware of incident at Orica - Kooragang Island: 22/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is aware of a nitric acid spill which occurred this morning at the Orica Kooragang Island facility.Full details of the incident... more

No more waste tyres for Carbon Polymers: 18/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued Carbon Polymers Pty Ltd with a clean-up notice last week following an EPA investigation of community complaints regarding... more

Blacktown scrap metal operator hit with clean-up notice: 18/11/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a clean-up notice to Blacktown scrap metal operator Sell & Parker Pty Ltd following an alleged water pollution... more

Wauchope quarry ordered to pay $76,000 over water pollution: 15/11/13

M.A. Roche Group Pty Ltd, which operates the Volcanic Resources quarry in Wauchope, has been fined $22,000 and ordered to pay the EPA’s legal and investigation costs... more

EPA pushes for greater recycling rates in NSW: 14/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has proposed challenging new recycling targets for NSW and is encouraging everybody to think about what they throw in the bin... more

Hurstville Chemical CleanOut on this weekend: 13/11/13

On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Hurstville City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event... more

EPA maintains suspension of Corindi Quarry operating licence : 08/11/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has defended the suspension of the licence for Corindi Quarry given that the EPA has provided repeated warnings about significant... more

Barangaroo reports water leak: 08/11/13

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA) has reported to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that an on-site water treatment plant has experienced a leak that may... more

Boggabri Coal Mine fined for polluting waters: 07/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined Boggabri Coal Mine $3000 this week for water pollution. EPA North Director, Gary Davey, said the mine had created four... more

EPA reminds landholders about herbicide drift: 05/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding landholders about the risk of herbicide drift, especially when spraying phenoxyl based herbicides, during hot and... more

EPA investigating factory fire at Somersby: 30/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is attending a factory fire at Somersby. The lead agency for the incident is NSW Fire and Rescue. The EPA understands the... more

Canada Bay Chemical CleanOut on this weekend: 30/10/13

On Saturday 2 November, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with The City of Canada Bay will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Canada Bay.... more

Willoughby Chemical CleanOut on this weekend: 25/10/13

This Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Willoughby Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut... more

Gwydir Council to clean up asbestos: 25/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Gwydir Shire Council with a clean-up notice following an investigation of community complaints and a self-report by... more

Cigarette 'tossers' - we are watching you!: 24/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Environment Line has received more than 1,100 calls this month from people reporting cigarettes being thrown from... more

EPA inspects Bendemeer campsite for effluent discharge: 21/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has inspected a free campsite at Bendemeer in response to calls to the Environment Line from the local community about effluent... more

EPA's new statewide draft waste strategy opens for public consultation: 21/10/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released a new draft waste strategy that proposes ambitious targets to drive improvements in NSW waste and resource recovery... more

Ku-ring-gai Chemical CleanOut on this weekend: 17/10/13

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Ku-ring-gai Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

Think twice before you waste food this World Food Day: 16/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is encouraging all NSW households to take a closer look at how much food they throw away as part of World Food Day today. World... more

EPA monitoring pesticide clean up after Hume Highway truck accident: 11/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is monitoring the clean up of a large spill of pesticide (Roundup) following a truck accident near Murray’s Flat on the... more

Blacktown Chemical CleanOut on this weekend: 10/10/13

On Sunday 13 October, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Blacktown City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Rooty Hill.... more

Qenos to shutdown Botany plant for maintenance : 09/10/13

Qenos has informed the community and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that it will shut down its Olefines ethylene plant at the Botany Industrial Park to perform... more

Fairfeild ChemicalCleanOut on this weekend: 09/10/13

On Saturday 12 October, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with The City of Fairfield will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Canley Vale.... more

The Hills Chemical CleanOut on this weekend: 04/10/13

This weekend the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with The Hills Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Castle Hill. Steve... more

Spring Hill quarry ordered to pay $22,500 for illegal operations: 04/10/13

Froma Court No 2 Pty Ltd, a company that operated a quarry at Spring Hill in Central West NSW has today been convicted and ordered to pay $22,500 in the Orange Local Court.The... more

Illegal dumpers to face jail time under tough new rules: 04/10/13

EPA Chair and CEO Barry Buffier said that tough new regulations to crack down on illegal dumping, including jail terms for repeat offenders and increased fines, have come into... more

EPA investigating fly ash at Camellia: 01/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating dust in the air caused by fly ash blowing out of a silo in Camellia, Western Sydney. The EPA’s own... more

Mona Vale fuel tanker accident: 01/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is attending an incident on Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale, where a fuel tanker has collided with other vehicles.Police and Fire and Rescue... more

Randwick Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 27/09/13

On Saturday 28 September, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Randwick City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Matraville.... more

ARTC report statistical review identifies need for further analysis: 23/09/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the findings of the independent statistical review into the second Australian Rail and Track Corporation (ARTC)... more

Suspected possum poisoning at Manly Vale: 17/09/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received reports about the deaths of five possums in the vicinity of Innes & Quirk roads, Manly Vale, in the past month.... more

EPA investigating Qenos flare at Botany Industrial Park: 16/09/13

The EPA is investigating an elevated flare incident that occurred on Sunday night at the Qenos facility in the Botany Industrial Park. Qenos self-reported the event, which... more

Cobar Gold Mine to pay over $100,000 for water pollution: 13/09/13

Peak Gold Mines Pty Ltd, a gold and copper mining company based at Cobar in the State’s Central West was ordered to pay more than $100,000 in the Land and Environment... more

EPA investigating exceedences at AGL Camden plant: 11/09/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating potential emissions breaches from the AGL Rosalind Park site in August that were reported to the EPA yesterday.... more

EPA opens draft risk-based licensing framework for public consultation: 10/09/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released its draft risk-based licensing framework for public consultation, following targeted stakeholder and industry... more

NSW Coal Mines to report on dust controls: 09/09/13

NSW open cut coal mines are now required to assess how they are controlling dust. The NSW EPA’s Dust Stop Pollution Reduction Program requires all open cut coal mines to... more

Sydney Water incident at Malabar: 06/09/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been made aware of a leak from a sewage outflow pipe at the Malabar Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). The EPA is currently... more

Sutherland Chemical CleanOut next weekend: 05/09/13

On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Sutherland Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut... more

EPA stands by its prosecution of serial dumper: 05/09/13

The Environment Protection Authority stands by its prosecution of serial dumper Dib Hanna in light of criticisms that a different legal charge should have been pursued. Acting... more

EPA appoints independent expert for Orica Botany off-site mercury review : 04/09/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has today announced the appointment of CDM Smith Australia Pty Ltd to undertake the expert analysis of information and data on mercury... more

Alleged odour from ship at Port Botany: 04/09/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is aware that Fire and Rescue NSW is investigating an alleged odour issue at DP World, a shipping terminal at Port Botany. Fire... more

EPA attending incident at Orica - Kooragang Island: 03/09/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is attending a liquid ammonia spill at the Orica Kooragang Island facility this morning after a self-report was received from... more

EPA investigating spill of ammonia at Orica's Kooragang site : 03/09/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has requested a comprehensive incident report from Orica and launched an investigation following a leak of liquid ammonia at the... more

EPA moves to suspend quarry licence: 30/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has suspended the environment protection licence of Wyanga Holdings Pty Ltd, the operator of the Corindi Quarry, north of Coffs... more

Call for nominations for Upper Hunter Air Quality Advisory Committee: 29/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for nominations from the community to join the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network Advisory Committee. The... more

EPA investigating dog poisoning: 28/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today confirmed that it was investigating a series of disturbing dog deaths in the city of Dubbo. NSW EPA, Director North, Gary... more

Namoi Cotton to pay more than $140,000 as part of an EPA Enforceable Undertaking following escape of cotton trash into Namoi River: 27/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with Namoi Cotton Co-operative Ltd to improve the co-operative’s... more

Oil and water don't mix, Atlantic Pacific Foods to pay $45,000 for water pollution offence: 23/08/13

Atlantic Pacific Foods Pty Ltd (AP Foods), a Rutherford based company that produces vegetable oil products, has pleaded guilty to a charge of water pollution. The company was... more

Warringah Chemical CleanOut on Aug 31 and Sept 1: 23/08/13

On Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Warringah Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut... more

EPA takes action against Elf Farm to reduce odour issues in the Mulgrave/South Windsor area: 23/08/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has placed a pollution reduction program (PRP) on Elf Farm to address concerns about offensive offsite odours after they were... more

Mt Thorley mine fined $45,000 for water pollution: 16/08/13

Coal and Allied Operations Pty Ltd, which manages a coal mine for Rio Tinto in the Hunter Valley of NSW, has pleaded guilty to a water pollution incident and was today... more

Qenos plant to resume operations: 15/08/13

The Qenos facility at Botany Industrial Park is working to resume the operation of the Olefines plant that it shut down on Tuesday 13 August. This may result in further smoke... more

EPA preliminary test results indicate Majors Creek not affected by flocculent chemical used at Dargues Reef mine: 15/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received preliminary test results on the flocculent chemical used by the operators of the Dargues Reef goldmine that show... more

Flaring incident at Botany Industrial Park: 13/08/13

The EPA has been advised of an incident at the Qenos facility in the Botany Industrial Park today. The EPA advises that the incident is related to the venting of ethylene gas... more

AGL signs an Enforceable Undertaking to address licence non-compliances: 09/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has considered and agreed to a proposal from AGL for an Enforceable Undertaking (EU). Investigations by the EPA indicated that... more

EPA investigating water treatment at Dargues Reef Mine : 09/08/13

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a potential pollution of waters matter at the Big Island Mining (BIM) Dargues Reef mine site near Braidwood. EPA... more

Milestone reached in the clean-up of Orica’s site in Botany: 07/08/13

An important milestone in the clean-up of Orica’s Botany site has been reached, with the NSW Environment Protection Authority issuing a Management Order to implement the... more

EPA called to Corrimal Primary School to investigate pollution incident: 06/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) received a complaint today from Corrimal Primary School in the Illawarra regarding possible emissions from the nearby Illawarra... more

EPA gives green light to Port Kembla Metal Manufactures to resume HBC operations: 02/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has approved the resumption of normal operations for the Horizontal Billet Caster (HBC) at Port Kembla Metal Manufactures... more

Deadline for submissions to independent mercury review extended: 01/08/13

Community members and others now have until mid-August to provide input into the independent review into historical mercury emissions at the Orica site at Botany. The NSW EPA... more

New way to report vehicle pollution at your finger tips: 01/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today launched a new mobile app giving the public more power to report motor vehicle-related pollution, including littering,... more

Acid spill contained at Orica, Kooragang Island: 24/07/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has attended an acid spill at the Orica Kooragang Island facility after a self-report was received from the company this afternoon.... more

Mudgee mill manager fined for poisoning birds: 19/07/13

The manager of Russell’s Chaff and Grain Mill in Mudgee was yesterday fined $3500 and ordered to pay $6000 in costs for poisoning birds with the restricted pesticide... more

Safe work practices vital when using pesticides: 16/07/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding pest controllers about their responsibilities for safe pesticide use. The EPA’s Illawarra Manager, Peter... more

EPA Compliance Policy now available on EPA website: 16/07/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released its new Compliance Policy which will provide additional transparency to the public about the way it regulates... more

AGL fined for failing to report Air Emission Monitoring data: 15/07/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined AGL $1,000 for failing to publish monitoring data under “community right to know” requirements of the... more

Fuel spill at Caltex Banksmeadow: 12/07/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is aware of a fuel spill incident that occurred early morning 12 July at the Caltex Banksmeadow site. The spill was, and remains,... more

EPA welcomes test results showing there is no health concern for Hillsdale: 12/07/13

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) CEO and Chair, Barry Buffier, today welcomed Sydney Water and Botany Council’s test results confirming that that there is no... more

EPA announces consultation on a proposal to allow the burning of logging waste: 11/07/13

The NSW Government has announced that it intends to change the rules governing the burning of woody debris (or biomass) for the generation of electricityThe Government... more

EPA refutes Sun Herald claims of contamination cover-up: 07/07/13

Chair and CEO of the NSW EPA, Mr Barry Buffier, strongly refutes any claims of a cover-up with regard to low levels of contaminants found at a Sydney Water easement, not a... more

ARTC report - peer review highlights need for additional analysis: 03/07/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the results of an independent peer review into the Australia Rail and Track Corporation (ARTC) report. Mr Barry... more

EPA calling for community input to Independent Mercury Review: 30/06/13

Members of the community are being called on to provide input to the independent review into historical mercury emissions at the Orica site at Botany. Chief Environmental... more

EPA's prosecution of DuPont begins today: 25/06/13

The trial of DuPont (Australia) Ltd for an alleged herbicide land pollution incident will begin in the NSW Land and Environment Court today. The Environment Protection... more

Stack testing results from Port Kembla Metal Manufacturing meets licensing requirements: 17/06/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the latest results of stack testing taken at Metal Manufacturing Pty Ltd in Port Kembla. EPA Manager for the... more

Improving the environmental performance of north-western NSW landfills: 13/06/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is embarking on the next stage of its program aimed at improving waste management practices in north western NSW. EPA North... more

Service Station technology takes the stink out of refuelling: 12/06/13

NSW is ahead of all other states in introducing regulations requiring services stations to capture toxic petrol vapours at service stations and remains the only state in... more

EPA Statement: Emissions from coal trains report : 12/06/13

To investigate the levels of dust generated by coal train movements in the Hunter, the EPA issued the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) with a Pollution Reduction... more

Sutherland site declared safe: 04/06/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been advised by Fire and Rescue NSW that the site of yesterday’s explosion, the BP Service Station, on Loftus Ave... more

Operating waste facilities illegally risks heavy penalties: 04/06/13

Recent court penalties should act as a reminder to all waste operators they must abide by the law the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) warned today. EPA’s Director... more

EPA called to attend explosion in Sutherland Shire: 03/06/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is currently attending an incident in Loftus, which appears to be caused by fuel leaking from a nearby service station. NSW... more

Incident alert - Fire at scrap metals company Botany: 01/06/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been made aware of a fire at a scrap metal company, Sell and Parker Scrap Metals, on Meadow Way in Botany. Fire and Rescue... more

EPA investigating spill of sodium hydroxide in Young: 29/05/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) last night responded to reports of a spill of sodium hydroxide from a premise in the Young Shire region. The spill, of... more

Call for community input on plans to remediate former Chlor Alkali site: 29/05/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for community input on Orica’s proposed remediation plan for the former Chlor Alkali Plant at Botany.Acting... more

Release of the rail infrastructure noise guideline: 22/05/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Acting Chief Environmental Regulator, Craig Lamberton, today announced a new guideline to help manage noise and... more

No room for complacency when using pesticides : 16/05/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding pest controllers about the risks associated with the misuse of pesticides. North Branch EPA Director, Gary Davey said... more

EPA continuing its investigation into Port Kembla metal manufacturer: 11/05/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigations into elevated levels of dioxins from a metal manufacturer in Port Kembla and today confirmed... more

EPA enforcement program targets the waste tyre industry: 10/05/13

Cracking down on illegal dumpers is a priority for the NSW Government under NSW 2021: A plan to make NSW number one.As part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)... more

EPA orders odour survey to track down elusive Mulgrave odour: 07/05/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has engaged independent odour experts The Odour Unit to undertake odour surveillance around Mulgrave and South Windsor in a bid to... more

EPA to vary West Cliff Environment Protection Licence: 29/04/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today issued BHP Billiton Endeavour Coal a legal notice with a number of tough new licence conditions for West Cliff... more

EPA investigation of dioxin emissions breach: 26/04/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a breach of licence conditions at the MM, metal manufacturers in Port Kembla, after MM reported that stack... more

EPA investigating breach of dioxin emissions: 25/04/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a breach of licence conditions for dioxin emissions from MM, metal manufacturers in Port Kembla. MM reported... more

Lakes Golf Club Pty Ltd to pay $50,000 after entering into an Enforceable Undertaking with EPA following pesticide misuse : 19/04/13

The Lakes Golf Club has committed to an Enforceable Undertaking which will result in $50,000 being paid to Randwick City Council for environmental works, following an... more

Bringelly composting company fined $5,500 for illegally accepting waste: 18/04/13

Bringelly composting company, Volk Holdings Pty Ltd, has been ordered to pay $20,500 in fines and costs by the Campbelltown Local Court for receiving waste that they were not... more

Serial dumper Dib Hanna given a suspended prison sentence in Court: 05/04/13

Serial dumper Dib Hanna was handed a three month suspended sentence in the Land and Environment Court yesterday after pleading guilty to breaching a restraining order by... more

Dangerous goods offences cost company $49,000: 05/04/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has successfully prosecuted Kitco Transport Australia Pty Ltd for three dangerous goods offences in relation to a load of corrosive... more

A Plan to Reduce Particle Pollution: 04/04/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has released the ‘Upper Hunter Air Particles Action Plan’ to provide better information about air quality and the actions... more

Odour offenders identified as part of independent expert's report: 04/04/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has taken regulatory action against the three waste facilities believed to be contributing to Western Sydney’s odour problems,... more

Wollondilly Chemical CleanOut next weekend : 28/03/13

On Saturday 6 April, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wollondilly Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Picton.... more

EPA announces assistance scheme as part of new Radiation Control Regulation: 18/03/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced today that assistance will be made available to commercial solaria operators as part of the NSW Government ban on... more

EPA investigates Orica Kooragang Island incident: 15/03/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a release of ammonia vapour from the Orica Ammonia Plant on Kooragang Island this morning. Orica self-reported the... more

Malabar Headland tests show no contamination concerns: 15/03/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the results of tests on a stormwater discharge from Malabar Headland onto South Maroubra Beach after an extreme storm... more

EPA welcomes asbestos expert's findings : 14/03/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today welcomed the report from independent health expert, Dr Tim Driscoll, which looks at the management of asbestos on the... more

Natural processes lead to fish deaths and odours: 13/03/13

Floodplains in the Hunter Valley surrounding local rivers and creeks have been inundated with floodwaters after the recent significant heavy rain which has resulted in a... more

AGL fined for breach of Licence: 12/03/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has fined AGL $1,500 for breaching its licence conditions at its Rosalind Park Gas Treatment Plant after emissions of nitrogen oxides... more

Orica Kooragang Island incident: 11/03/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating an emissions incident that occurred this afternoon at the Orica Kooragang Island site, near Newcastle. The incident... more

Orica fined $1500 for breach of licence: 05/03/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Orica $1500 for an incident in January this year, where approximately 1.35 megalitres of treated water was discharged into... more

Barangaroo material at Port Kembla to be removed: 05/03/13

The Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Director Waste and Resource Recovery, Mr Steve Beaman, confirmed today that the stockpile of material stored at Port Kembla,... more

EPA crackdown on false waste reports : 04/03/13

Environmental Consultant, Aargus Pty Ltd and two of its employees have been ordered to pay penalties totalling $45,000 in the Land and Environment Court for providing false... more

Menangle Park AGL coal seam gas well flooded after recent rains: 01/03/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPAs) Chief Environmental Regulator, Mark Gifford, has confirmed that the AGL site at Menangle Park has been again been... more

EPA places Dargues Reef Mine operators under strict environmental conditions: 28/02/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Big Island Mining with an immediate Clean-Up Notice for the Dargues Reef Mine construction site in Majors Creek following... more

Qenos fined $1500 by EPA for licence breach: 28/02/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Qenos $1500 for an 18 December incident involving the unauthorised release of treated water into Springvale Drain. EPA... more

Botany Industrial Park incident: 26/02/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a spill that occurred last night at the Botany Industrial Park. The incident occurred just after 9pm and involved a... more

New regulation to maintain the UHAQMN commences : 21/02/13

The coal and power industries will continue to fund the operation of the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network (UHAQMN) with the commencement of a new regulation. Chief... more

Company fined $20,000 for dangerous goods breach: 21/02/13

George Weston Foods Limited was convicted and ordered to pay a total of $45,000 after pleading guilty to failing to ensure that dangerous goods were transported in a safe... more

EPA launches campaign on herbicide use: 18/02/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be working with landholders around Narrabri from now until May to ensure that landholders are aware of the risks and their... more

EPA committed to working with Commonwealth on Botany HCB disposal: 12/02/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is committed to working with the Commonwealth Government and other agencies in assisting Orica find solutions to manage the HCB... more

Botany incident: 11/02/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is aware of an on-site incident at the Qenos Botany plant that involved the hospitalisation of two workers earlier today. It is... more

EPA asks community to notify them of strong odours: 06/02/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today called on the Greenwich community to assist in detecting any strong, fuel like, odours over the next few days. Ms Giselle... more

Demolition Company pays $12,530 for illegally transporting waste: 01/02/13

Andy’s Earthworks Pty Ltd, a Pitt Town based demolition and earthworks company, was ordered to pay $12,530 in fines and costs in Parramatta Local Court last week for... more

EPA to conduct independent review around former Orica Botany site: 25/01/13

The EPA announced today that it will conduct an independent review of all information around historical mercury emissions at Botany, following meetings with NSW Health and... more

2012 State of the Environment report highlights benefits of rain: 24/01/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPAs) Acting Chair and CEO, Mr Mark Gifford, today launched the eighth NSW State of the Environment (SoE) report, saying the... more

EPA Incident Alert: 21/01/13

 The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is aware of reports of an incident at an industrial premise at Marple Ave Villawood today, with news of a number of... more

Upper Hunter air quality data results for 2012: 18/01/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released a summary of the air quality monitoring results for 2012 from the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network... more

Enforceable Undertaking ensures $100,000 for environmental works in Wollongong : 19/12/12

As a result of a pollution incident by rail-based coal haulage company Pacific National an EPA Enforceable Undertaking (EU) has committed the company to give $100,000 to... more

Avoid herbicide drift when spraying this summer: 14/12/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding landholders about the risk of herbicide drift, especially when spraying during hot and windy conditions. EPA North... more

Unlawful waste recycling costs Wakefield man over $27,000: 04/12/12

Operating an unlawful waste recycling business on a rural property has cost Wakefield resident Alan Robert McCarthy a criminal conviction, including a $22,000 fine plus $5,800... more

Orica pleads guilty to three further charges : 30/11/12

Orica Australia Pty Ltd has now pleaded guilty to an additional three charges brought by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in relation to three separate pollution... more

Local man fined for unlawful waste disposal : 30/11/12

A local Broken Hill man was penalised $5,550 in Broken Hill Local Court for dumping waste and pollution of waters on 16 November 2012. Mr David Burt pleaded guilty in the... more

EPA appoints independent expert to assure community about management of asbestos at Barangaroo: 22/11/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has announced the engagement of an independent public health expert to provide the community with further assurance that the issue... more

New report shows air quality in Sydney improving: 19/10/12

A new report released by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today shows air emissions in the Sydney basin steadily declining despite increases in gross state... more

New report finds mining emissions are growing in the Hunter: 19/10/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Chair and CEO, Barry Buffier has reaffirmed the EPA’s commitment to working with mines in the Hunter to reduce dust emissions... more

New report finds air emissions in Wollongong decreasing: 19/10/12

A new report released by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today shows emissions in the Wollongong region are steadily decreasing with oxides of nitrogen (NOx)... more

Reuse of natural excavated materials in NSW to become easier: 19/10/12

Re-using excavated natural material will become easier and cheaper following the EPA’s streamlining of the way the material is identified and confirmed as safe. EPA... more

Lithgow transport company fined for dumping waste: 10/10/12

Alcobell Pty Ltd, a transportation company operating in the Lithgow and Blue Mountains areas, and its director Alistair Campbell were ordered to pay fines and costs of $14,500... more

Northern landfills at the tip of EPA agenda : 09/10/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is undertaking an education and assistance program to support landfill managers to assess and improve their waste management... more

Crop dusters and other weed controllers must avoid drift: 28/09/12

Following herbicide label directions is a legal requirement and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) reminds landholders in southern NSW that correct herbicide use also... more

Avoid herbicide drift when spraying weeds this spring: 26/09/12

Each spring, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) reminds agriculturalists, hobby farmers and gardeners about the risk of herbicide drift, especially during windy... more

EPA launches prosecution against Orica for mercury vapour emissions: 24/09/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today commenced proceedings against Orica Australia Pty Ltd in the Land and Environment Court for an alleged breach of a licence... more

EPA takes immediate action against odour offenders: 21/09/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is taking action to vary the operating licences of three Western Sydney waste operators who have been identified by independent... more

EPA launches prosecution against Orica for mercury vapour emissions: 21/09/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today commenced proceedings against Orica Australia Pty Ltd in the Land and Environment Court for an alleged breach of a licence... more

EPA takes immediate action against odour offenders: 21/09/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is taking action to vary the operating licences of three Western Sydney waste operators who have been identified by independent... more

EPA calls for public submissions on variation of West Cliff mine Environment Protection Licence: 20/09/12

BHP Billiton, Illawarra Coal has submitted a licence variation application to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to have new conditions added to their West Cliff... more

Company fined $35,000 for dumping liquid waste on farmland in Western Sydney: 19/09/12

A company based in Silverdale has been found guilty of two offences under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act and fined a total of $35,000 for using liquid waste... more

Sydney waste-tyre operators blitzed for illegal stockpiling in EPA compliance campaign: 19/09/12

Four waste tyre processing businesses in the Sydney Region have been fined $1500 each by the EPA for illegally stockpiling waste tyres without a licence. The operators were... more

Long awaited justice served for Queanbeyan sewage spill: 19/09/12

Queanbeyan City Council was convicted in the Land and Environment Court yesterday for polluting the Queanbeyan River on 4 and 5 November 2007 and ordered to pay a total of... more

Independent testing completed on mine water discharges from West Cliff Mine: 07/09/12

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the results from independent water sample testing undertaken at four sites along the Brennans Creek and the Georges... more

EPA inspecting local service stations to stop leaking fuel: 05/09/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be conducting inspections of local service stations in the Gosford region throughout September to detect any leaking... more

EPA assures unions that material from Barangaroo won't go to Port Kembla prior to further discussion: 04/09/12

Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Chair, Barry Buffier, and WorkCover NSW met with representatives from several NSW Unions this morning, including Unions NSW,... more

Qenos flare event attracts $1500 fine: 29/08/12

The EPA has fined chemical manufacturer Qenos $1500 for a flare event that lasted up to 60 minutes from its Botany Bay plant on 26 May. EPA Sydney Industry Manager Greg... more

EPA acts following asbestos find in material excavated from Barangaroo: 22/08/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has acted swiftly to revoke the Resource Recovery Exemption (RRE) issued to Lend Lease to move material from the Barangaroo... more

EPA Chief Environmental Regulator appointed: 21/08/12

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Chair & CEO Barry Buffier today announced the appointment of the Chief Environmental Regulator for the EPA. “I am pleased... more

EPA reviewing Private Native Forestry practices North Eastern Dorrigo Plateau: 07/08/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today announced that as part of on-going monitoring of forestry operations on private land, it will be focussing on the Dorrigo... more

EPA fines three waste companies for odour issues as part of an ongoing compliance campaign in the Eastern Creek area: 01/08/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued penalty notices to three waste facilities in Eastern Creek and Kemps Creek in the latest action in an ongoing odour... more

EPA confirms limits to be set on West Cliff mine licence: 27/07/12

On the back of independent testing by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the latest report from West Cliff, the EPA has confirmed that it will be looking to place... more

Court sets penalty hearing for pollution incidents at Orica Kooragang Island Plant : 27/07/12

Orica Australia appeared in the NSW Land Environment Court today in relation to four pollution incidents that occurred at its Kooragang Island Plant in 2010 and 2011. Orica... more

Dangerous Goods Campaign inspects 72 heavy vehicles in Mt White: 18/07/12

More than 70 heavy vehicles were inspected by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) this week as part of a one-day roadside blitz targeting the transport of dangerous... more

Eastern Star Gas fined for pollution in the Pilliga : 06/07/12

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued Eastern Star Gas with two penalties and fines of $3,000 for discharging polluted water to Bohena Creek in the Pilliga, in... more

EPA inspecting local services stations to stop leaking fuel: 04/07/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be conducting inspections of local service stations in the Hornsby region over the next few weeks to try and detect leaking... more

Polluters to publish monitoring data from 1 July : 04/07/12

As part of the NSW Government’s commitment to revitalising and strengthening the EPA, the State’s environmental polluters are now required by law to publish... more

Polluters to publish monitoring data from 1 July : 04/07/12

As part of the NSW Government’s commitment to revitalising and strengthening the EPA, the State’s environmental polluters are now required by law to publish... more

Orica appears in the Land and Environment court today in relation to four pollution incidents : 29/06/12

Orica Australia Pty Ltd has pleaded guilty in the NSW Land and Environment Court today to a charge brought by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for an incident that... more

Keep the environment and your community safe : 27/06/12

The improper use and disposal of some everyday items has the potential to cause harm to the environment and impact on the community. Northern NSW Environment Protection... more

EPA Notification - Caltex Kurnell power failure may result in smoke or flare: 18/06/12

The EPA is advising residents around Kurnell and Botany that the Caltex refinery has had a partial power failure and as a result may need to manage emissions of built up gas.... more

Alexandria Landfill Pty Ltd fined for polluting waters: 06/06/12

A landfill company based in Alexandria has been fined $3750 for pumping polluted water into a near by storm water drain and was ordered to pay the EPA’s costs of... more

Bourke Shire Council fined $10,000 for transporting and disposing of hazardous waste unlawfully : 04/06/12

Bourke Shire Council has been convicted and fined $10,000 and ordered to pay the prosecutor’s costs of $14,000 after pleading guilty to unlawfully transporting and... more

Red tape reduced to encourage road waste reuse: 24/05/12

The NSW Government has established a new General Resource Recovery Exemption to encourage the beneficial reuse of public road waste material. Reducing the generation of waste... more

Ryde Chemical CleanOut next weekend: 10/05/12

On Sunday 20 May, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Ryde City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Meadowbank.Steve... more

Lake Macquarie Chemical CleanOut next weekend: 10/05/12

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Lake Macquarie City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event... more

EPA crackdown on illegal dumping of asbestos waste: 10/05/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today announced it has just completed the first of a series of enforcement campaigns for 2012 to crackdown on the illegal... more

Narooma builder penalised for water pollution: 07/05/12

Ed Kelly Constructions Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to a water pollution charge in Batemans Bay Local Court on Friday and was convicted and ordered to pay more than $24,000 in fines... more

Polluting Marine Park costs Tea Garden Farms nearly $200,000: 01/05/12

Tea Garden Farms was convicted and ordered to pay a penalty of $77,000 and costs of $121,464 by the Land and Environment Court yesterday for polluting North Arm Cove at Port... more

Randwick Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 26/04/12

On Saturday 5 May, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Randwick City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Clovelly. Steve... more

Applications open for funding for expanded polystyrene recycling facilities: 24/04/12

Local councils, businesses and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $50,000 to purchase and operate expanded polystyrene (EPS) recycling... more

Developer fined $80,000 for clearing native vegetation: 23/04/12

Property developer, Walker Corporation Pty Ltd has been found guilty of clearing native vegetation at Appin, south west of Sydney, without approval and on Friday fined $80,000... more

Coal company cops second fine in three weeks for polluting waters: 23/04/12

Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd was yesterday fined $112,500 for polluting waters near Mudgee – its second major fine for polluting waters in three weeks. In the Land... more

EPA appeals Truegain ruling: 20/04/12

The Environment Protection Authority has today announced it has appealed Acting Judge Lloyd’s ruling this week to award costs against the EPA in favour of Truegain, a... more

Pittwater Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 18/04/12

On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Pittwater Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Mona... more

EPA report shows asbestos found at Barangaroo site is being appropriately managed: 18/04/12

Following reports of potential exposure to workers and other nearby residents of airborne asbestos last week, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has conducted... more

EPA commences prosecution against DuPont after months of intensive investigations: 12/04/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced prosecution proceedings against DuPont (Australia) Ltd after eight months of intense investigations, including... more

Beaconsfield waste operator convicted and fined $21000: 05/04/12

Beaconsfield waste operator convicted and fined $21,000 The licensee of waste facility Sydney Waste Services Pty Ltd, Con Dionys, has been fined $21,000 and ordered to pay... more

EPA prosecutes Snowy River Shire Council for water pollution: 05/04/12

Snowy River Shire Council pleaded guilty to two water pollution charges in Cooma Local Court today and was convicted and fined a total of $12,000 and ordered to pay $11,000 in... more

Company and director ordered to pay $375,000 after illegal disposal of over a million litres of waste: 04/04/12

A Bathurst waste transport company and one of its directors have been convicted and fined a total of $200,000 plus ordered to pay prosecution and investigation costs of... more

Waste recovery company fined for failing to prevent sediment being tracked onto public road: 03/04/12

Chipping Norton-based company, Benedict Recycling Pty Limited, was fined $2,200 and ordered to pay prosecutor’s costs of $4,000 by the Bankstown Local Court late last... more

EPA Prosecutes environmental consultants: 02/04/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced six criminal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court against Aargus Pty Ltd and two of its employees for... more

EPA issues Mandatory Environmental Audit to Upper Hunter mine: 30/03/12

Sibelco Australia is being directed by the NSW Environment Protection Authority to undertake a Mandatory Environmental Audit at its Cressfield Bentonite Mine, in Parkville in... more

Orica pleads guilty to Stockton pollution incident: 30/03/12

Orica Australia has pleaded guilty in the NSW Land and Environment Court today for the pollution incident that impacted on residents of Stockton Newcastle, on 8 August... more

Moolarben Coal fined $105,000 for pollution of waters: 30/03/12

Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd was today convicted and fined $105,000 by the Land and Environment Court for polluting Bora Creek and the Goulburn River in June 2009. The... more

Logging company penalised for negligent damage to nature reserve: 13/03/12

Glenreagh-based Coffs Harbour Hardwoods Sales P/L (CHH) was fined $85,000 and ordered to pay $26,000 costs in the Land and Environment Court on Tuesday (06/03) after pleading... more

EPA inspecting local services stations to stop leaking fuel: 12/03/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Bankstown Council will be conducting inspections of local service stations in the Bankstown/Canterbury region over the next few... more

Wyong Shire Council penalised $62,000 for illegally operating two unauthorised waste facilities: 09/03/12

Wyong Shire Council has been penalised $62,000 in the Land and Environment Court today for illegally operating two unauthorised waste facilities at Toukley and Mardi. For 9... more

Operation White Squid cracks down on illegal dumping: 08/03/12

A campaign to tackle illegal dumping was undertaken yesterday by a joint taskforce of NSW and ACT Environment Protection Authority officers, NSW Police and Yass Valley Council... more

Wollongong Chemical CleanOut next weekend : 06/03/12

On Saturday 17 March, the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) together with Wollongong City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

Port Stephens Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 06/03/12

On Saturday 10 March, the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) together with Port Stephens Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Raymond... more

EPA issues penalty notices to Whitehaven Coal : 06/03/12

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued four penalty notices totalling $6,000 to Whitehaven Coal Limited for polluting waters and breaching its environment... more

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