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Annual Report 2010-2011 National Environment Protection Council



Annual Report 2010-2011 National Environment Protection Council

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National Environmental Protection Council annual report 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 155 N T A SSE SSM E N T O F SIT E C O N TA M IN A T IO N Northern Territory Report to the NEPC on the implementation of the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure for the Northern Territory by Mr Karl Hampton MLA, Minister for Natural Resources, Environment and Heritage, for the reporting year ended 30 June 2011. PART 2 ASSESSMENT OF NEPM EFFECTIVENESS The NEPM has allowed for the level playing field for site contamination assessment and remediation to be established in the NT. PART 1 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEPM AND ANY SIGNIFICANT ISSUES The NEPM is implemented in the NT through the planning process. The Development Consent Authority (DCA) can issue conditioned permits that require the development proponent to undertake formal site assessment with the engagement of a Victorian or NSW accredited site contamination auditor. This occurs at sites where preliminary contamination assessment undertaken by credible environmental consultants has established that investigation thresholds have been exceeded for contaminants of concern. In the NT, the auditor also oversees the development and implementation of a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) to render the land fit for purpose. An auditors Statement of Environmental Audit for any particular site then provides government with the necessary guidance to place on title a caution notice or administrative note that gives effect to the auditors recommendations. The proponent cannot proceed with any development unless the DCA is satisfied that its conditions have been met. The DCA relies on advice for such matters to be compiled and forwarded from the Environment and Heritage (EH) Division of the Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport (NRETAS). The EH Division is engaged in the associated ecological risk assessment review.

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