Resources and training

Training

The EPA delivers a variety of training courses for authorised officers and environmental regulators as lead agency of the Professional Development & Training Program. The Program is a project of the Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement & Regulators network (“AELERT”) of which the NSW EPA is a member. For further information about AELERT please see http://www.aelert.net/.

Courses currently on offer as part of the program include:

  • Diploma in Government (Investigations) (Must partner with an RTO)
  • Certificate IV in Government (Investigations) (Must partner with an RTO)
  • Environmental Law Enforcement - Authorised Officers
  • The Protection of the Environment Operations Act
  • Investigative Interviewing & Statement Taking
  • Drafting Statutory Instruments
  • Undertaking Inspections
  • Court Procedures & Giving Evidence
  • Expert Witness
  • Checking Briefs of Evidence
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Sampling for Investigations
  • Environmental Noise
  • Investigating and Preventing Illegal Dumping
  • Surveillance Devices
  • Litter Enforcement

The training is all delivered by experienced trainers who are currently working in environmental regulation. The training materials and scenarios are based on environmental issues and situations relevant to regulatory officers, so participants can see a direct link between the training and their day to day roles.

Courses are open to all environmental regulators however there are significant savings on enrolment fees for AELERT members.

For further information or inquiries about any of the courses or the program in general, please see the website http://pdt.aelert.com.au/ or contact the EPA Training Unit on (02) 9995 6818 or email aelert@epa.nsw.gov.au.

 

Further reading

ANZECC 1999, Effluent Management Guidelines for Intensive Piggeries in Australia, Australia and New Zealand Conservation Council, Canberra ACT Australia http://www.deh.gov.au/water/quality/nwqms/
 
Australian Pork Limited, 2004, National Environmental Guidelines for Piggeries, www.apl.au.com
 
Australian Pork Limited, Meat & Livestock Australia, NSW EPA, Development of Indicators of Sustainability for Effluent Re-use in the Intensive Livestock Industries: Piggeries and Cattle Feedlots, May 2003.   See the website:  www.apl.au.com
 
Australian Pork Limited, National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, 2001, Environmental Principles for Piggeries  Participants Handbook http://www.apl.au.com/
 
Australian Pork Limited, FSA Environmental,  Environmental Management Plans for Piggeries Participants Handbook
(Both handbooks are available in conjunction with training courses conducted by Australian Pork for pig producers, local council and DEC officers.  See  www.apl.au.com or ring  02 6285 2200 for more information)
 
DEC (2004)  Noise Guide for Local Government, Department of Environment and Conservation NSW, Sydney
 
DEC (2004)  Approved Methods for the Sampling and Analysis of Water Pollutants in NSW (approvedMethods-water.pdf 166 kb),  Department of Environment and Conservation NSW, Sydney
 
DEC (2005) Environmental Guidelines – Use of Effluent by Irrigation (effguide.pdf, 504 kb) Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW), Sydney.
 
DEC (2005)  Compliance Report – Piggeries,  Department of Environment and Conservation NSW, Sydney
 
DEC (2005) Draft Policy: Assessment and Management of Odour from Stationary Sources in NSW and Technical Notes (2001) 
 
Doherty C, Marczan P, Harper G (2004)  Using nutrient budgeting and environmental monitoring to assess the sustainability of effluent reuse from piggeries in NSW, Australia.  In 'SuperSoil: Proceedings of the International Soil Science Conference 2004', 5-9 December, Sydney Australia.  Published on CD ROM.  www.regional.org.au/au/soil
 
DPIR (1998), Guidelines for the Establishment of Intensive Piggeries in South Australia,  Department of Primary Industries and Resources, Environment Protection Authority, South Australian Farmers' Federation, Murraylands Regional Development Board, Local Government, Department of Transport, the Arts and Urban Planning,  Adelaide

Assistance and contacts

Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW) (incorporating the former EPA)
59 – 61 Goulburn Street, Sydney
PO Box A290
SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1232
Ph: 02 9995 5000 (switch)
Fax: 02 9995 5915
Web: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au

Publications are available from the DEC Information Centre
 
Department of the Environment and Heritage (Australian Government)
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Web: http://www.deh.gov.au/index.html
Email: environet@ea.gov.au
 
20 Lee St, Sydney (near Railway Square)
GPO Box  3927
SYDNEY  NSW  2001
Ph: 9762 8000 (switch)
Ph: 9762 8044 (enquiries)
Fx: 9762 8701
Web: http://www.dipnr.nsw.gov.au/
Email: information@dipnr.nsw.gov.au
 
-->SafeWork NSW (formerly WorkCover)
92-100 Donnison St
GOSFORD NSW 2250
Ph: 02 4321 5000
Info Centre: 13 10 50
Fx: 02 4325 4145
Web: www.safework.nsw.gov.au
 
NSW Department of Primary Industries, Agriculture
Locked Bag 21
161 Kite Street
ORANGE NSW 2800
Ph: 02 6391 3100
Fx: 02 6391 3336
Web: www.agric.nsw.gov.au
 
Community Builders
Web: www.communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au
 
Sydney Water
Ground Floor, 115 – 123 Bathurst St
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Ph: 13 20 92
Web: http://sydneywater.com.au
 
Hunter Water Corporation
595 Hunter St
NEWCASTLE WEST NSW 2302
Ph: 1300 657 657
Web: http://www.hunterwater.com.au
 
Department of Energy Utilities and Sustainability
L. 17, 227 Elizabeth St
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Ph: 02 8281 7777
Fx: 02 8281 7799
Web: www.deus.nsw.gov.au
For Energy Smart Allies see http://www.energysmartallies.com/
 
Australian Industry Group
51 Walker Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
PO Box 289
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059
Ph: 02 9466 5566
Fx: 02 9466 5599
Web: www.aigroup.asn.au
Email: info@aigvic.aigroup.asn.au
 
Australian Business
Australian Business Centre
140 Arthur Street
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059
Ph: 02 9927 7500
Fx: 02 9955 6495

Australian Pork
PO Box 148
DEAKIN WEST  ACT  2600
Ph: 02 6285 2200
Fx: 02 6285 2288
Web: www.australianpork.com.au
 
Plastics & Chemicals Industry Association (PACIA)
Level 2, 263 Mary Street (PO Box 211)
RICHMOND VIC 3121
Ph: 03 9429 0670
Fax:03 9429 0690
Web: http://www.pacia.org.au
Email:info@pacia.org.au
 
Printing Industries Association of Australia
Level 10, 99 York St
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Ph: 02 9248 7300
 1800 227 425
Fx: 02 9299 0087
Web: www.printnet.com.au
Email: info@printnet.com.au
 
Environment Management Industry Association of Australia Limited
(t/as Environment Business Australia)
National Press Club
8/16 National Circuit, Barton, ACT
PO Box 5364
KINGSTON ACT 2604
Ph: 02 6270 1333
Fx: 02 6270 1300
Web: http://www.emiaa.org.au/
Email: eba@environmentbusiness.com.au
 
CRC for Waste Management and Pollution Control
Ph: 02 9385 4886
Fx: 02 9662 1971
Web: http://www.crcwmpc.com.au
Email: crcwmpc@unsw.edu.au
 
Buy Recycled Business Alliance
GPO Box 4955
SYDNEY NSW 1044
Ph: 02 9590 3710
Fx: 02 9564 2134
Web: www.brba.com.au
Email: brba@brba.com.au

Case studies

There are numerous documented case studies, available on the Internet and in printed form, demonstrating the benefits of Cleaner Production.  Those presented here represent a snapshot of a range of applications from different industry sectors across Australia and overseas.

Further information is available at:

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