Annual Report 2002-2003 National Environment Protection Council
Tabled paper 1225
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N E P M details T itle : N ational Environm ent P ro tection (A m bient A ir Q uality) M easure M a d e by C o u n c il: 26 June 1998 C om m encem en t D ate : 8 July 1998 (advertised in C om m onw ealth o f A ustralia G azette no GN 27, 8 July 1998, p 2211) N E P M goal (o r p u rpose) The goal o f the N ational Environm ent P rotection (A m bient A ir Q uality) M easure is set out in clause 6 o f the M easure as follow s: 6. N ational environm ent pro tection goal The N ational Environm ent P rotection Goal o f this M easure is to achieve the N ational E nvironm ent P ro tection Standards as assessed in accordance with the m onitoring protocol (Part 4) w ithin ten years from com m encem ent to the extent specified in Schedule 2 colum n 5. D esired e n v iro nm en ta l outcom es The desired environm ental outcom e o f the N ational Environment Protection (Ambient Air Quality) Measure is set out in clause 5 o f the M easure as follow s: PART 1 - GENERAL INFORMATION_______ 5. D esired environm ental outcom e The desired environm ental outcom e o f this M easure is am bient a ir quality that allow s for the adequate p ro tection o f hum an health and w ell-being . E v a lu a t ion c r i te r ia The assessm ent o f the effectiveness o f the N ational Environm ent P ro tection (A m bient A ir Q uality) M easure is based on the fo llow ing criteria. G e n e r a l c r i t e r i a (S p e c if ie d in th e N E P C I m p le m e n ta t io n R e p o r t in g P ro to c o l) progress in im plem enting the N EPM com pliance by parties bound by the N EPM with N EPM pro toco ls and/or o ther N EPM reporting requirem ents progress toward ach ievem ent o f the N EPM goal, the desired environm ental outcom es and any N EPM standards issues arising that reflec t on the effic iency and sim plicity o f N EPM adm inistration . PART 2 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEPM AND ANY SIGNIFICANT ISSU ES This part provides a sum m ary o f ju risd ic tional reports on im plem entation, discussion o f any issues o f concern raised by jurisd ictions and C ouncils overall assessm ent o f the im plem entation o f the N EPM . Legisla tive, reg u la to ry an d adm in is tra t iv e f r am ew o rk Table (5): Sum m ary o f Im plem en tation Fram eworks Ju r isd ic tio n C om m onw ealth N ew South W ales V ictoria Q ueensland S u m m a ry o f Im p le m e n ta tio n F ra m e w o rk s As the C om m onw ealth does not have exclusive legislative pow ers fo r any region w ith a population o f 25 000 or m ore, the C om m onw ealth is not required to undertake direct m onito ring action. The N EPM is im plem ented through program s that are incorporated in the NSW G overnm ents 2 5 -y ea r A ir Q uality M anagem ent P lan, A ction fo r Air. The N EPM was adopted as the S tate environm ent pro tection policy (A m bient A ir Q uality), m ade under the Environm ent P rotection A c t 1970. The revised SEPP (A ir Q uality M anagem ent) together w ith revisions to the SEPP (A m bient A ir Q uality) provide a m odern sta tu to ry policy fram ew ork for a ir quality m anagem ent under w hich the N EPM goal can be achieved. The N EPM is im plem ented under the E nvironm ental P rotection A c t 1994 and E nvironm ental P ro tection (A ir) Policy 1997. 22 N a tio n a l E n v iro n m en t P ro te c 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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