Annual Report 2010-2011 National Environment Protection Council
Tabled paper 1729
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National Environmental Protection Council annual report 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 71 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 key legislative instrument is the Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009 under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997. Victoria The key legislative instrument is the Industrial Waste Management Policy (National Pollutant Inventory) 1998 under the Environment Protection Act 1970. Queensland The NEPM is implemented under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008. Western Australia The key legislative instrument is the Environmental Protection (NEPMNPI) Regulations 1998 under the Environmental Protection Act 1986. South Australia The NEPM operates as an Environment Protection Policy under the Environment Protection Act 1993. Tasmania The NEPM is a State Policy under the State Policies and Projects Act 1993 and is implemented through the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1993. Australian Capital Territory The key legislative instrument is the Environment Protection Act 1997. Northern Territory The NEPM is implemented by the Environment Protection (National Pollutant Inventory) Objective established under the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act. Implementation issues arising Some jurisdictions have raised the issue that NPI Emission Estimation Technique Manuals need to be updated regularly to remain relevant. It was also suggested that reporting is confusing for industry. A summary of implementation issues arising can be found in Table 2. For implementation activities, refer to jurisdictional reports as listed in Part 5. N A T IO N A L PO L L U TA N T IN V E N TO R Y N E PM
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