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Consultation archive

Powers and notices guideline for authorised officers and enforcement officers

Have your say on the new draft Powers and notices guideline for authorised officers and enforcement officers

The consultation period closed on 13 March 2020.


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NSW radiation protection roadmap 2020-26

The EPA has developed the NSW radiation protection roadmap 2020-26 outlining our approach to ensuring NSW has a safe, consistent radiation protection system that puts communities first and protects the environment. The roadmap sets out our priority actions and outcomes for the next six years to make certain that radiation users are competent and appropriately supervised, and that radiation sources have proper oversight.

Public consultation closed at midnight on 28 February 2020.

The feedback gained from public submissions will help us make sure we’re on the right track and will inform the finalisation of the roadmap.


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The future of Mixed Waste Organic Outputs in NSW

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) opened public consultation on the future use of household waste and Mixed Waste Organic Outputs (“MWOO” or “the material”), along with a proposed transition funding package to support the industry to create alternative solutions for household waste.

The consultation period closed on the 28 November 2019.


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Assessment and management of hazardous ground gases: Contaminated Land Guidelines

The NSW EPA is reviewing its guidance to ensure that hazardous ground gases are effectively assessed and managed in NSW.

The consultation period closed on the 8 October 2019.


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Consultants reporting on contaminated land: Contaminated Land Guidelines

The NSW EPA is reviewing its guidance for consultants reporting on the management of contaminated land to make sure it fully explains what information consultant reports need to contain. The aim is to ensure that reports prepared by consultants on contaminated land contain the right information in a suitable format to allow efficient review by regulators, site auditors, and other interested parties.

The consultation period closed on the 8 October 2019.


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Pollution Incident Response Management Plans

The EPA is reviewing the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP) Guideline to help licence holders better understand and meet their obligations to prepare, implement and test PIRMPs.

The consultation period closed on the 29 July 2019.


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Underground petroleum storage systems

Consultation on changes to the Protection of the Environment Operations (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2019 has now closed.

The consultation period closed on the 31 July 2019.


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Application to vary Environment Protection Licence No. 1924 for the Sandy Point quarry

Benedict Industries applied to the Environment Protection Authority under section 58 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 to vary licence number 1924 to increase the annual extraction and crushing, grinding and separating activities from 200,000 tonnes per year to 400,000 tonnes per year.

The consultation period closed on the 8 May 2019.


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Draft Circular Economy Policy and Discussion Paper

The NSW Government is developing a Circular Economy Policy to deliver positive economic, social and environmental outcomes for the NSW community. Circular economy is about changing the way we produce, assemble, sell and use products to minimise waste and to reduce our environmental impact.

The consultation on the draft Circular Economy Policy has closed. All submissions will be reviewed and used to finalise the Circular Economy Policy. An Implementation Plan will then be developed that sets out how we will work with business and local communities to make the most of our resources and move towards a circular economy.

The NSW Government will work to embed circular economy principles into Government decision making. It will also continue to work with other State and Territory Governments and the Federal Government to advocate for and work on cross-border actions that can help transition to a circular economy.

The consultation period closed on the 25 November 2018.


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