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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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M 2. the resources available for im plem enting the N EPM 3. re la tionsh ip o f the N EPM to national w aste issues e.g. hazardous w aste 4. re la tionsh ip o f the N EPM to agreem ents 5. the need, i f any, fo r am ending the NEPM 6. the im pact o f the im porta tion o f overseas w aste. PART 3 - A S S E SS M E N T OF NEPM EFFECTIVENESS____________________________ The p rim ary goals o f the N EPM , includ ing the id en tifica tion , n o tifica tion , transport and handling o f con tro lled w aste destined fo r in terstate m ovem ents, together w ith the m utual recognition o f each ju r isd ic tio n s au thorisa tions, have largely been achieved. The N EPM is providing an effective m eans to m onitor the m ovem ent and d isposal o f con tro lled w astes. Ju risd ic tions are con tinu ing to cooperate actively on the adm inistration o f the N EPM w hich helps to ensure an e ffic ien t and effective system for the pro tection o f the environm ent from contro lled w aste. Industry com pliance continues to be high as the NEPM provides clear guidelines on the transport o f controlled w aste across State and T errito ry borders. The records help industry to dem onstrate th a t con tro lled waste transported across ju risd ic tio n a l boundaries is being appropriately m anaged. Som e ju risd ic tio n s have repo rted that sign ifican t p o rtions o f the m ovem ents o f w aste across ju risd ic tional boundaries are for reuse, recycling or energy recovery. PART 4 - REPORTING REQUIRED BY THE NEPM________________________________________ The jurisdictional reports in Part 5 provide inform ation for each State and Territory. The tables on page 32 and 33 contain a national sum m ary o f the data regarding quantities o f each waste category transported betw een States and T erritories; the w aste classes group the 73 w aste categories o f w aste stream s and constituents listed in Schedule A o f the NEPM into 15 broader types. 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 31 M O V E M E N T OF C O N T R O L L E D W A ST E B E T W E E N ST A T E S A N D T E R R IT O R IE S N E P M

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