Territory Stories

Annual Report 2002-2003 National Environment Protection Council



Annual Report 2002-2003 National Environment Protection Council

Other title

Tabled paper 1225


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






Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.




Tabled papers

File type




Copyright owner

See publication



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

Tasmania Report to the NEPC on the implementation o f the National Environment Protection (National Pollutant Inventory) Measure fo r Tasmania by the Hon Bryan Green MHA, M inister fo r Primary Industries, Water & Environment fo r the reporting year ended 30 June 2003 PART 1 - GENERAL INFORMATION________ (Refer to page 94) PART 2 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEPM, AND ANY SIGNIFICANT ISSU ES Legisla tive, r e g u la to ry an d adm in is tra t iv e f ra m ew o rk Under Section 12A of the Tasmanian State Policies and Projects Act 1993, NEPMs are taken to be State Policies, which have been passed by Parliament. The NPI can be enforced using powers under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (Tas). The Minister for Primary Industries, Water and Environment is responsible for the implementation of the NPI NEPM in Tasmania. Im p lem en ta t io n activit ies Overview During the 2002-03 financial year 128 NPI reports were received from Tasmanian facilities. These reports were for emissions between 1 July 2001 and 30 June 2002. The validity o f this data was verified before transmission to Environment Australia. The usage o f the National Reporting Tool (NRT) by reporting facilities increased to around 78 percent from just over 50 percent last year. Extensive support was again given to reporters using this tool. An agreement was entered into with the Victorian Environment Protection Agency (VicEPA) for admin istration and data warehousing o f NRT emissions data. Eight site visits were conducted to review the NPI reporting process used at those reporting facilities. Tasmania met all its reporting obligations under the NEPM. V Stra teg ic d irections Tasmanias main focus for the year was to get the maximum number o f valid reports from facilities. All Tasmanian facilities were contacted at least once during the year to encourage them to report and to offer the departments assistance in reporting. Another significant focus was the continued roll-out of the National Reporting Tool (NRT) to local reporters. Extensive telephone support was given to reporters using this tool for the first time. Im plem entation Tasmania had one full-time and up to two part-time personnel engaged in NPI activities during 2001-02. Milestones included: Receipt o f data from facilities before 1 October 2002, validation o f reports received and submission to Environment Australia before 1 December 2002. Tasmania also completed an aggregate emission study for the Launceston airshed during this period. E m erging issues During this year several Tasmanian facilities failed to report on time. These were reminded of the requirement to supply NPI information where they trip thresholds, and seven facilities were issued with enforceable notices requiring the NPI information. O f the seven facilities to receive notices five subsequently supplied reports. No prosecutions were launched. (Failure to supply NPI information may result in prosecution proceedings being launched). Facility emission reports More effort is required to better educate facility contacts on the proper selection of Emission Estimation Techniques (EETs), especially for fuel burning. Where there is a range given in the manuals, many facilities will choose the lowest EET despite the pointers to the contrary printed with the EET tables. 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 3 115 Tas - N A T IO N A L PO L L U T A N T IN V E N T O R Y

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.