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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15 National Environment Protection Council NEPC Acts Third Review 2012 IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION MEASURES (4.5) The National Environment Protection Council should determine the most appropriate approach to support consistent implementation of each National Environment Protection Measurefocusing on areas where consistent implementation can strengthen environmental outcomes and reduce business costs. Where greater consistency in implementation is of benefit, particularly when inconsistent implementation has a negative impact on business, it is recommended that jurisdictions: - work together to pursue opportunities to improve and harmonise implementation of National Environment Protection Measures, including improved regulatory practice - ensure timely translation of National Environment Protection Measure requirements into jurisdictional instruments. OPERATION AND EFFICIENCY OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COUNCIL ACTS AND EFFICIENCY OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION MEASURES PROCESSPART 5 NATURE AND FORM OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION MEASURES (5.1) A contemporary model for National Environment Protection Measures should be developed that focuses on outcomes and allows for flexibility to enable rapid updates as new information becomes available. Any new model should ensure National Environment Protection Measures contain a clear outcome statement with goals, key performance indicators, standards and/or high-level protocols. Technical monitoring and reporting processes should be included in a separate subordinate instrument that can be readily amended or updated when required, while still providing certainty for business. Formal Regulation Impact Statements or Office of Best Practice Regulation mechanisms may not be required where there is no significant business impact.