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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 55 PART 2 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEPM AND ANY SIGNIFICANT ISSUES Legislative, regulatory and administrative framework Table 1: Summary of implementation frameworks Jurisdiction Summary of implementation frameworks Commonwealth The NEPM is implemented administratively. New South Wales The NEPM operates under guidelines issued under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (amendment commenced on 1 July 2009). Victoria The key legislative instruments for administering the NEPM are: - the State Environment Protection Policy (Prevention and Management of Contamination of Land) - the State Environment Protection Policy (Groundwaters of Victoria) - the Industrial Waste Management Policy (Prescribed Industrial Waste) - the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The Environmental Audit System (Contaminated Land) provides the administrative framework for assessing site contamination. Queensland The Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and the Environment Protection Act 1994 are the key legislative instruments. The NEPM is applied through the Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Contaminated Land in Queensland, May 1998. Western Australia The NEPM is implemented through the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 and the Contaminated Sites Regulations 2006 and associated guidelines, including the revised Contaminated Sites Management Series guideline Assessment Levels for Soil, Sediment and Water (2010). South Australia The Environment Protection Act 1993 enables the NEPM to operate as an Environment Protection Policy. Specific site contamination provisions of the Environment Protection Act 1993 commenced in full on 1 July 2009. Tasmania The NEPM is a State Policy under the State Policies and Projects Act 1993. The NEPM is implemented under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994, and associated guidelines. Australian Capital Territory The NEPM is implemented by the Contaminated Sites Environment Protection Policy (reviewed in 2009) made under the Environment Protection Act 1997. Northern Territory The NEPM is implemented by audits of contaminated sites and the pollution control provisions of the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act. A SSE SSM E N T O F SIT E C O N TA M IN A T IO N N E PM

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