Updated Guidelines for the NSW Site Auditor Scheme

Contaminated Land Management – Guidelines for the NSW Site Auditor Scheme have been revised to account for the amendment of the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999 and to bring improvements to the site auditor scheme.

The guidelines describe the obligations of site auditors in conducting a site audit and the administrative framework supporting the site auditor scheme.

The guidelines apply to individuals seeking accreditation as site auditors in NSW and accredited site auditors undertaking site audits in NSW. The guidelines may also be of use to other people with an interest in contaminated sites, such as contaminated land consultants and local councils, as guidance on what is expected of site auditors when engaging them or reviewing their work.

These guidelines have been ‘made’ under section 105 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997.  The guidelines revoke the former EPA guidelines published in 2006.

The draft guidelines were on public exhibition from 12 October 2016 to 9 November 2016. The written submissions received are summarised, together with the response from the EPA.

For more information, you can contact us at nswauditors@epa.nsw.gov.au.

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