Preventing contaminated land

The EPA has initiated a series of proactive programs to prevent operational premises from becoming future contaminated sites, in partnership with industry and local government.

The preventative program seeks to reduce the number of contaminated sites in NSW by developing guidance for specific industry sectors.

Petroleum storage sites

The underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) regulation aims to ensure that petroleum storage sites adopt best practice in the design, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring of UPSS.


Best practice measures to prevent contamination at marina sites (PDF 424KB) include an auditing tool to assist owners and operators to improve environmental practices. 

Dry cleaners

Managing dry cleaning waste provides best practice measures for the storage, handling and disposal of dry cleaning solvents and other wastes.

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