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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17 National Environment Protection Council NEPC Acts Third Review 2012 ANNUAL REPORTING AND REVIEW OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION MEASURESPART 6 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT (6.1) The requirement for preparation and tabling of an annual report in every jurisdiction on the implementation of National Environment Protection Measures should be replaced by departmental/agency annual reporting. REPORTING ON INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION MEASURES (6.3) National Environment Protection Measures should explicitly address the need for reporting with the aim of ensuring relevant information is made available in readily accessible forms, particularly on the internet, for the purpose of informing the community and business sectors and for use by government in policy and decision making. Future reviews of National Environment Protection Measures should carefully consider the reporting requirements specific to each National Environment Protection Measure to ensure that effort is focused on producing useable, valuable and targeted information in a cost-effective manner. Consideration should be given to developing/refining key performance indicators for National Environment Protection Measures implementation and effectiveness. Jurisdictions should continue to report annually on data arising out of National Environment Protection Measures; however, this could be done separately via jurisdictional websites or similar means rather than in the form of tabled annual reports. Reporting on the effectiveness of National Environment Protection Measures should be conducted as part of a National Environment Protection Measure review process (Refer to Part 5).