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Annual Report 2002-2003 National Environment Protection Council



Annual Report 2002-2003 National Environment Protection Council

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Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT






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addressed once the validation-auditing process is complete. For EPA licensed facilities that exceed NPI reporting thresholds yet failed to report, a condition to report may become a condition o f their licence. Facility emission reports A total o f 262 industrial facility emission reports were received for the 2 0 0 1 - 0 2 reporting period, being submitted in both paper and electronic formats and were supplied to the Commonwealth in the agreed format. These reports were dominated by emissions from Basic Non-ferrous Metals Manufacturing (13.1%) followed by solid fuel burnings (9.0%) and architectural surface coatings (7.8%). Aggregate sources such as Motor Vehicle (13.1%) and paved roads (6.1%) were also major contributors to the overall emissions reported. Collated information was subjected to information checks including registered name, registered address and site address, spatial information and emission figures. Emission data was supported and cross- examined, identifying ambiguities and large deviations. NPI database and website South Australia reported its data in November 2002 in accordance with its NPI NEPM reporting responsibilities. Industry handbooks South Australia participated in the review o f industry handbooks as and when, and in accordance with, outcomes from communications with the IWG. Education programs South Australia will undertake an intensive education program to educate the EPA, key government stakeholders and the community on aspects o f the NPI. Im p lem en ta t io n su m m a ry an d evalua tion Data was successfully provided to Environment Australia for the January 2003 Website launch. With the MOU signed and the recruiting process successfully completed, the NPI program has emerged with a strong technical focus. Training and familiar isation o f the NPI program for new staff was a priority and the number o f reporters is expected to accelerate, with the quality and reliability o f the reports greatly increasing. Fifty six new reporters reported for the period, allowing the total number of reporters to continue to rise. The majority o f reporters reported within the financial calendar year, however, 32 reported for the calendar year. PART 3 - A SS ES SM E N T OF NEPM EFFECTIVENESS P artic ip atio n Levels ! PUBLIC Feedback from the Community, In d u stry and Government Im plem entation Activity Effectiveness | 1 450 000 hits on the database.! INDUSTRY j 262 reports for 2 0 0 1 - 0 2 . | 2 2 1 reports for 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 . | 56 new reporters. No new sectors reporting, j No confidentiality claims j submitted, j GOVERNMENT Some new facilities did not have a basic understanding of NPI reporting. Individual facilities were contacted in order to clarify the NPI Program and their reporting requirement. ! 25 desktop audits. No on-site audits. No regulatory actions taken. The SA EPA utilised information obtained from the NPI database in developing, supporting and assisting various project activities. PART 4 - REPORTING REQUIRED BYTHE NEPM R e p o r tin g in fo rm a tio n is av a ilab le on th e N a tio n a l P o llu ta n t In v e n to ry w e b s ite a t < w w w .n p i.g o v .au >. 114 N a tio n a l E n v iro n m en t P ro te c tio n C o u n c il a n n u a l r e p o r t 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3 http://www.npi.gov.au

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