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Review of the Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Regulation 2008

Under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989, the existing Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Regulation 2008 is scheduled for automatic repeal on 1 September 2017. As the Regulation contains administrative provisions relating to the operation of the Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985 (EHC Act), the EPA is seeking to replace the existing Regulation with the proposed Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Regulation 2017.

The only changes proposed in the new Regulation are:

  • Increases in licensing and technology assessment fees to reflect changes in wages since 2012.
  • The introduction of an application fee for technology assessments - this fee covers the cost of the EPA making an initial, efficient assessment of a proposed treatment technology. It may potentially save applicants from paying the full technology assessment fee if their proposal is found not to be viable at the application stage.

The proposed new Regulation will not alter the operation of the EHC Act.

For more information about the proposed changes download:

The EPA welcomes comments on the proposed new Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Regulation. All submissions will be considered before the 2017 Regulation is finalised. Submissions can be made:

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Make a submission online by using the online form below

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By email
Email your submission to:

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By mail
Post your submission to:
Director Hazardous Materials, Chemicals and Radiation
The NSW Environment Protection Authority
Sydney South NSW 1232

The closing date for submissions is 7 July 2017.

Information submitted on this form, including any personal details, will be a matter of public record and will be stored in the EPA records system. You can find out more about how EPA handles the personal information it collects online by reading our privacy policy. By submitting this form, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this policy.
Page last updated: 05 June 2017