Territory Stories

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

Details:

Title

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

Other title

Tabled paper 599

Collection

Tabled papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2013-10-17

Description

Deemed

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

See publication

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C01116

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/275013

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/424650

Page content

19 National Environment Protection Council NEPC Acts Third Review 2012 1 INTRODUCTION AND REVIEWS OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COUNCIL ACTS The Commonwealth National Environment Protection Council Act 1994 and complementary state and territory legislation passed from 1994 to 1996 (collectively the National Environment Protection Council Acts) implemented a key platform of the 1992 Intergovernmental Agreement on the Environment to create a body to make national environment protection standards, guidelines, goals and associated protocolsNational Environment Protection Measures. The National Environment Protection Council is made up of ministers from each participating jurisdiction. The Commonwealth, state and territory governments participate in the National Environment Protection Council. The object of the National Environment Protection Council Acts is to ensure that, by means of the establishment and operation of the National Environment Protection Council: 1. People enjoy the benefit of equivalent protection from air, water or soil pollution and from noise, wherever they live in Australia. 2. Decisions of the business community are not distorted, and markets are not fragmented, by variations between participating jurisdictions in relation to the adoption or implementation of major environment protection measures. The National Environment Protection Council Acts empower the National Environment Protection Council to make National Environment Protection Measures in the form of standards, guidelines, goals or protocols on: 1. Ambient air quality. 2. Ambient marine, estuarine and fresh water quality. 3. The protection of amenity in relation to noise (but only if differences in environmental requirements relating to noise would have an adverse effect on national markets for goods and services). 4. General guidelines for the assessment of site contamination. 5. Environmental impacts associated with hazardous wastes. 6. The reuse and recycling of used materials. 7. Motor vehicle noise and emissions (in conjunction with the National Transport Commission as set out in section (14(2))3. The National Environment Protection Council has made seven National Environment Protection Measures, which are discussed further at 3.1 in this report. The National Environment Protection Council is also responsible for assessing and reporting on 3 References to the Act refer to the relevant section in the Commonwealth Act and the equivalent provision of the corresponding Act of each participating state and territory.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.