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Site status Explanation
Under assessment The contamination is being assessed by the EPA to determine whether regulation is required. The EPA may require further information to complete the assessment. For example, the completion of management actions regulated under the planning process or Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.
Under Preliminary Investigation Order
The EPA has issued a Preliminary Investigation Order under s10 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997, to obtain additional information needed to complete the assessment.
Regulation under CLM Act not required
The EPA has completed an assessment of the contamination and decided that regulation under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 is not required.
Regulation being finalised
The EPA has completed an assessment of the contamination and decided that the contamination is significant enough to warrant regulation under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997. A regulatory approach is being finalised.
Contamination currently regulated under CLM Act
The EPA has completed an assessment of the contamination and decided that the contamination is significant enough to warrant regulation under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (CLM Act). Management of the contamination is regulated by the EPA under the CLM Act. Regulatory notices are available on the EPA’s Contaminated Land Public Record.
Contamination currently regulated under POEO Act
Contamination is currently regulated under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act).  The EPA as the appropriate regulatory authority reasonably suspects that a pollution incident is occurring/ has occurred and that it requires regulation under the POEO Act. The EPA may use environment protection notices, such as clean up notices, to require clean up action to be taken.  Such regulatory notices are available on the POEO public register.
Contamination being managed via the planning process (EP&A Act)
The EPA has completed an assessment of the contamination and decided that the contamination is significant enough to warrant regulation. The contamination of this site is managed by the consent authority under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) planning approval process, with EPA involvement as necessary to ensure significant contamination is adequately addressed. The consent authority is typically a local council or the Department of Planning and Environment.
Contamination formerly regulated under the CLM Act
The EPA has determined that the contamination is no longer significant enough to warrant regulation under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (CLM Act). The contamination was addressed under the CLM Act.
Contamination formerly regulated under the POEO Act
The EPA has determined that the contamination is no longer significant enough to warrant regulation. The contamination was addressed under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act).
Contamination was addressed via the planning process (EP&A Act)
The EPA has determined that the contamination is no longer significant enough to warrant regulation. The contamination was addressed by the appropriate consent authority via the planning process under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act).
Ongoing maintenance required to manage residual contamination (CLM Act)
The EPA has determined that ongoing maintenance, under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (CLM Act), is required to manage the residual contamination. Regulatory notices under the CLM Act are available on the EPA’s Contaminated Land Public Record.

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