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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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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

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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

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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

36 National Environment Protection Council NEPC Acts Third Review 2012 3.8 CONCLUSIONOPPORTUNITIES FOR ACHIEVING NATIONALLY CONSISTENT GUIDANCE AND STANDARDS The review has noted the value of many of the current National Environment Protection Measures and the desirability of an ongoing collaborative approach to environmental regulation. The review has identified a number of emerging needs for cooperative work that supports the objects of the National Environment Protection Council Act but finds that the National Environment Protection Council Act in its current form is not the best tool to address these emerging needs because either: they are outside the current scope of the Act (such as management of contaminated sites) the process for making National Environment Protection Measures is not sufficiently flexible to allow a high volume of binding standards to be developed and implemented quickly they raise mutual recognition issues that are better addressed via consistent national legislation.


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