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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23 National Environment Protection Council NEPC Acts Third Review 2012 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. Whether any amendments to the National Environment Protection Council Acts and/or the National Environment Protection Measure process should be progressed at this time. The review was conducted by a working group of officials (the review team) and overseen by the National Environment Protection Council Committee. The views expressed in this report are the views of the review team and do not represent the views of member jurisdictions or of the National Environment Protection Council. The views expressed in this review do not indicate a commitment to a particular course of action. The review was a desktop review and focused on the operation and effectiveness of the Act itself rather than reviewing individual National Environment Protection Measures and National Environment Protection Measure processes. However, the review team did consider the National Environment Protection Measures and National Environment Protection Measure processes in so far as they assisted in addressing the terms of reference. The review considered the results from previous public consultations for the individual National Environment Protection Measures and the previous Act reviews but, as no legislative changes or new National Environment Protection Measures have been made since the Ramsay Review in 2006, it was agreed that the review did not require further public consultation. The review focused on legislative, administrative and policy changes and issues since previous reviews (and issues not fully addressed in previous reviews). The review team notes that, if the National Environment Protection Council decides to consider regulatory changes that would impact on business or the community, it may wish to consult on the outcomes of this review to inform its decision making.
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