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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 1 144 A IR T O X IC S N E PM PART 1 GENERAL INFORMATION NEPM details Title: National Environment Protection (Air Toxics) Measure. Made by Council: 3 December 2004. Commencement date: 20 December 2004 (advertised in Commonwealth of Australia Special Gazette no. S 52904, 20 December 2004). NEPM goal (or purpose) The goal of the National Environment Protection (Air Toxics) Measure is set out in clause 5 of the measure: The national environment protection goal of this Measure is to improve the information base regarding ambient air toxics within the Australian environment in order to facilitate the development of standards following a Review of the Measure within eight years of its making. Desired environmental outcomes The desired environmental outcome of the National Environment Protection (Air Toxics) Measure is set out in clause 6 of the measure: The desired environmental outcome of this Measure is to facilitate management of air toxics in ambient air that will allow for the equivalent protection of human health and well-being, by: 1. providing for the generation of comparable, reliable information on the levels of toxic air pollutants (air toxics) at sites where significantly elevated concentrations of one or more of these air toxics are likely to occur (Stage 1 sites) and where the potential for significant population exposure to air toxics exists (Stage 2 sites). 2. establishing a consistent approach to the identification of such sites for use by jurisdictions. 3. establishing a consistent frame of reference (monitoring investigation levels) for use by jurisdictions in assessing the likely significance of levels of air toxics measured at Stage 2 sites. 4. adopting a nationally consistent approach to monitoring air toxics at a range of locations (e.g. near major industrial sites, major roads, areas affected by wood smoke). Evaluation criteria The National Environment Protection (Air Toxics) Measure has been evaluated against the evaluation criteria for this NEPM. NEPC Report on the implementation of the Air Toxics NEPM

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