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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 1194 A C T M O V E M E N T O F C O N T R O L L E D W A ST E B E T W E E N S TA T E S A N D T E R R IT O R IE S Australian Capital Territory Report to the NEPC on the implementation of the National Environment Protection (Movement of Controlled Waste between States and Territories) Measure for the Australian Capital Territory by Mr Simon Corbell MLA, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, for the reporting year ended 30 June 2011. requirements. Regular contact has been maintained with other jurisdictions to ensure cooperative administration of the NEPM. A large number of movements have continued into the ACT for the treatment of polychlorinated biphenyl contaminated oil by the Energy Services Invironmental facility. The ESDD continued to participate in the Implementation Working Group for the NEPM. PART 2 ASSESSMENT OF NEPM EFFECTIVENESS The NEPM continues to provide an effective means of tracking hazardous waste between jurisdictions, and minimising environmental risk from interstate transportation of controlled waste. PART 1 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEPM AND ANY SIGNIFICANT ISSUES The National Environment Protection (Movement of Controlled Waste between States and Territories) Measure (the NEPM) has been fully implemented and operational in the ACT since March 2000, and no major issues have been identified with its operation. The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD) continued to work with industry during 201011 to ensure efficient implementation of the NEPM. NEPM documents (which include explanation of producer, transporter and waste facility responsibilities and instructions on how to complete a waste transport certificate) produced by the ESDD continue to be of great benefit to stakeholders in ensuring compliance with their statutory requirements. All parties bound by the NEPM have complied with the NEPMs protocols and information reporting Table 1: Number of consignment authorisations issued by Australian Capital Territory Reporting year Consignment authorisations issued 200910 45 201011 54

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