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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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NPI database and website There were no significant issues for the Northern Territory relating to the NPI database and website. Industry handbooks The Northern Territory co-ordinated the preparation of the manual Emission Estimation Technique Manual fo r Aquaculture o f Barramundi, Prawns, Crocodiles, Pearl oysters, Red claw and Tropical abalone in Tropical Australia by the Northern Territory University. The manual contains a summary of the aquaculture industry in northern Australia and describes the procedures and recommended methods for estimating emissions from tropical aquaculture facilities. The manual was used to estimate aggregated emissions from the aquaculture o f barramundi and prawns from aquaculture facilities in Darwin harbour and surrounding sub-catchments. Additional hydrographic infrastructure was also installed at one of the Darwin Harbour sub-catchments to assist future refinement o f emission estimations of diffuse source discharges to the Harbour. Education programs The promotion brochure prepared at the end of 1999-00 was distributed to all recent and potential NPI reporters. A presentation introducing the NPI database and how it can be incorporated into various learning activities in schools was given at a Minerals Council o f Australia workshop in Darwin in February 2003. Im p le m e n ta t io n s u m m a ry a n d evalua tion The numbers o f reporting facilities and reported substances in the Northern Territory remained consistent between the current and previous reporting years (when the closure o f a small number o f facilities is taken into account). The NPI database continues to be promoted to key stakeholders, other relevant organisations and the wider community. Ongoing resourcing of the program remains an issue. PART 3 - A S S E S SM E N T OF NEPM EFFECTIVENESS P artic ipation Levels PUBLIC Feedback from the Community, In d u stry and Government Im plem entation Activity Effectiveness 450 000 hits on the database. There has been limited public Education and information INDUSTRY feedback on the database. brochures continued to be distributed, as required. 83 reports for 2001-02. Industry response to Facilitation of several reporters 87 reports for 2000-01. participation in the database changing to the National 6 new reporters in 2 0 0 1 - 0 2 . has generally been positive Reporting Tool. No new industry sectors with approximately 70% of Liaison and negotiation with reported in 2 0 0 1 - 0 2 . No confidentiality claims submitted. reporters submitting a report without a reminder from the NT Government. potential new reporters. 120 N atio n a l E n v iro n m en t P ro tec tio n C o u n cil a n n u a l r e p o r t 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 3

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