Report of the Third Review of the National Environment Protection Council Acts (Commonwealth State and Territory) December 2012 National Environment Protection Council Response to the Report of the Third Review of the National Protection Council Acts
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1 National Environment Protection Council NEPC Acts Third Review Response 2013 INTRODUCTION This is the National Environment Protection Councils response to the Report of the Third Review of the National Environment Protection Council Acts (Commonwealth, state and territory). The review was initiated by the National Environment Protection Council to give effect to the requirement under section 64 of the Commonwealth National Environment Protection Council Act 1994 (and mirrored in the National Environment Protection Council Acts of all states and territories) for five yearly reviews of the operation of the Acts and the extent to which the objects of the National Environment Protection Council Acts have been achieved. TERMS OF REFERENCE The National Environment Protection Council determined that the review should examine and report according to the following specific terms of reference: 1. A review of the operation of the Act as required by section 64(1)(a). 2. A review of the extent to which the object set out in section 3 of the Act has been achieved, as required by section 64(1)(b). 3. The status and effectiveness of National Environment Protection Measures as a framework for achieving nationally consistent guidance and standards, including possible alternative approaches based on best practice models. 4. The review should recommend whether any amendments to the Act and/or the National Environment Protection Measure process should be progressed at this time. The review covered the period up to 30 March 2012. It considered the effectiveness of current National Environment Protection Measures, and possible alternative approaches, giving regard to items currently on the work plan for the Standing Council on Environment and Water, including the development of the National Plan for Clean Air and the Council of Australian Governments Chemical Reform agenda. The review was a desk top review conducted by a sub-group of officials (the Deliverable 3 Working Group) overseen by the Seamless Environmental Regulation Thematic Oversight Group and the National Environment Protection Council Committee. The National Environment Protection Council Executive Officer assisted in the review. No formal consultation with stakeholders was sought. The report of the review was completed and forwarded to Standing Council on Environment and Water at the end of 2012.
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