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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 73 PART 3 ASSESSMENT OF NEPM EFFECTIVENESS New Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) have been signed at heads of agency level between each jurisdiction and the Commonwealth. These replace previous MoUs between ministers. The MoUs set out those NEPM matters to be agreed by individual jurisdictions and the Commonwealth. Web site and public awareness Reporting information is available on the NPI web site at www.npi.gov.au During the 200910 year, there was a change in the methodology for determining the number of visits to the NPI web site. As a result, it is not possible to directly compare the figures for 201011 with previous years. During the 201011 reporting year, there were 182,103 visits to the NPI web site. Following the launch of the teacher resource kit program in the last reporting year, a number of kits have been sent to schools across Australia. Response to the program has been good, with teachers using the kits in a variety of ways. The Freecall phone line and the public email box have continued to be used to inform the public. Online reporting There continues to be a steady increase in the number of online reporters. While the online reporting system training has been well received, it is acknowledged that further training is essential. Most jurisdictions have conducted industry training programs to assist reporters to use the Online Reporting System. These training programs vary from one-on-one sessions with new reporters to more formal group sessions. The high level of turnover in industry and new small business enterprises are the main reasons for the need for continued training. Industry facility reporting The total number of reporting facilities for all jurisdictions was 4227, compared to 4214 in the previous year. There were 199 facilities that reported to the NPI for the first time in 200910. Industry representatives have been supportive of improving NPI reporting materials and the emission factors. The percentage of industry using the Online Reporting System continues to increase. PART 4 REPORTING ON IMPLEMENTATION BY JURISDICTIONS The annexes to this report are in Appendix 1. N A T IO N A L PO L L U TA N T IN V E N TO R Y N E PM