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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 51 Implementation issues arising Table 2 summarises the implementation issues that arose throughout the 201011 reporting year. For implementation activities, please refer to jurisdictional reports as listed in Part 5. Table 2: Summary of implementation issues arising Jurisdiction Summary of implementation issues arising Commonwealth Nil issues reported. New South Wales Nil issues reported. Victoria Nil issues reported. Queensland Higher priority monitoring requirements, in Gladstone, Springwood, Rocklea and Arundel, have delayed implementation of monitoring in four regional centres identified in the original Monitoring Plan. Western Australia Accreditation through the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) is still in progress; and continuing to investigate and trial a number of new monitoring technologies to suit monitoring in the state. South Australia Data captured in the reporting period for Whyalla proved inconclusive in confirming whether changes in industry practices or simply changes in weather were the cause of the decrease in PM10 levels. Tasmania Nil issues reported. Australian Capital Territory The population in the ACT has passed the threshold for a second monitoring station. The ACT Government is in the process of securing resources to establish a new station. Northern Territory Significant downtime was encouraged with the Casuarina team being inoperable for nearly two months and the partisol from early November 2010 to mid-March 2011. The monitoring station Palmerston was established during the 201011 reporting year. As data was only collected from 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2011, this data was classified as not demonstrated. A M B IE N T A IR Q U A L IT Y N E PM