Approved methods for the modelling and assessment of air pollutants in NSW

This document lists the methods that are legally approved for modelling and assessing air pollutants from industrial premises in NSW. Industry should use this document when conducting air quality impact assessments.

The document contains information on

  • how to prepare emissions inventory data and meteorological data
  • methods for accounting for and dealing with background concentrations
  • dispersion modelling methodology and interpretation
  • impact assessment criteria for common pollutants
  • procedures for developing site-specific emission limits, including those for hydrogen sulfide
  • worked examples

The Approved methods for the modelling and assessment of air pollutants in NSW (2016) (PDF 1MB) replaces the previous version dated August 2005.

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