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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 1 201 N SW N A T IO N A L PO L L U TA N T IN V E N TO R Y Participation levels Feedback from the community, industry and government Implementation activity effectiveness Public Academics and researchers are using NPI data for modelling and other studies. The media and public are using the NPI database to investigate emissions in locations of interest. Use of the NPI data by the media illustrates growing awareness of the dataset. Industry 856 reports for 200910 847 reports for 200809 11 new reporters No new sectors reporting No confidentiality claims submitted Online Reporting System training provides valuable information for understanding the requirements to report successfully. NPI support service continues to be essential for new or inexperienced reporters. Industry often seeks additional guidance material and transfer emission techniques (TETs) for different industry sectors. Industry requests that NPI manuals be updated regularly to remain relevant and to provide guidance on transfers. Online tools for estimating emissions should also incorporate non-standard fuels such as macadamia husks. OEH has undertaken an Online Reporting System training program to help facilities complete reports successfully online. Approximately 80 reporters were trained in July 2010. OEH has planned a number of sector targeted training sessions in regional NSW. Growing industry need for additional training and guidance materials regarding Transfers. Government 852 desktop audits 1 on-site audit 1 regulatory action Policy and regulatory approaches continue to be informed by the data collected in the NPI. OEH has continued to use NPI emissions data to analyse environmental outcomes in relation to the regulation of substances from industrial facilities. OEH continues its internal communications program to inform staff of the importance of NPI data and emission estimation tools. NPI officer meetings facilitate the knowledge sharing between jurisdictions and the collaborative and consistent approach to NPI implementation across Australia.

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