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Standard specification for environmental management



Standard specification for environmental management

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Contractors environmental management plan; Project check list


Northern Territory. Department of Infrastructure


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This environmental management specification covers the requirements for the environmental management of projects, including general environmental controls, environmental management plans and sub-plans, heritage and cultural approvals, materials extraction approvals as well as site specific requirements such as soil erosion and weed management.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).


This document specifies the general standards of Environmental controls and workmanship required by the Department of Construction and Infrastructure for environmental management and landscape; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

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General -- Responsibility -- Statutory requirements -- Approvals licences and permits -- Site control -- Soil erosion management -- Stockpile management -- Water quality -- Water extraction -- Construction site dewatering -- Vegetation management -- Fauna management -- Air quality -- Contamination management -- Waste management -- Cultural and heritage management -- Community liaison -- Noise control -- Environmental monitoring -- Audits -- Non conformance -- Project specific requirement -- Contractors environment management plan -- Erosion and sediment control plan -- ESCP management principles -- Environmental legislation, regulations and standards




Environmental policy -- Management -- Northern Territory; Environmental policy -- Planning -- Northern Territory; Environmental protection; Environmental policy

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Northern Territory Government; Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/796813 [Standard specification for environmental management version 2.0]

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DoI REFERENCE TEXT PAGE 15 annoyance due to blasting overpressure and ground vibration) publications. Consider measures to minimise the impact of vibration and air blast, such as: - Substitution by an alternative process - Restricting times when work is carried out - Screening or enclosures Consult with affected residents before commencing any activities likely to cause ground vibration or air blasting. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 20 Comply with the requirements of this ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Specification and any other Environmental Management sections in the RFT/RFQ. Carry out continuous environmental monitoring throughout the duration of the Contract. This is in addition to other monitoring requirements detailed elsewhere. Maintain records of the results of environmental monitoring including the effectiveness of any remedial action taken. Records of environmental monitoring are to be made available to the Superintendent upon request. AUDITS 21 Develop and implement a risk-based auditing program to verify that all works are in compliance with this Specification. Maintain records of the results of environmental audits including non-conformances and the effectiveness of any remedial action taken. Records of environmental audits are to be made available to the Superintendent upon request. The Superintendent will undertake scheduled and unscheduled environmental audits. Audits may be scheduled for every calendar month with 5 working days notice being given to the Contractor. Unscheduled audits may be conducted with 1 working days notice. Scheduled audits will be conducted following the start of the works. Provide access and co-operation and all necessary documentation to allow the audit team to conduct the audit. NON CONFORMANCE 22 A failure to comply with or a breach of any condition will result in the issue of an Instruction to Contractor, or Corrective Action Request or a NonConformance Report or any combination of these. Non-conformances will be recorded and be a factor taken into account in the Contractors Performance Report rating. PROJECT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT 23 Comply with all provisions in the PROJECT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS (PSRs) in the Request For Tender (RFT) or on the project drawings. Any conflicts must be advised in writing to the Superintendent for clarification. CONTRACTORS ENVIRONMENTAL 24 MANAGEMENT PLAN Refer to the PROJECT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS section of the RFT/RFQ. A Contractors Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) is required for this contract. A template for a CEMP is available from the DoI internet page. (http://www.nt.gov.au/infrastructure/techspecs/index .shtml) The CEMP must identify potential adverse environmental effects; cover the environmental protection practices, resources, sequence of activities required to comply with relevant environmental legislation, conditions of any applicable licence, approval and permit and all the requirements of this Specification. Appropriate environmental protection measures must be documented to keep environmental effects within compliance limits and must show the responsibility for implementation in each case. SUBMISSION 24.1 Complete the Environmental Management Plan Proposal in the RFT Response Schedules and submit as part of the tender documentation. Address all of the questions outlined in the EMP Proposal and include sufficient detail to allow assessment of the intent of the proposed EMP document. Submit the completed Contractors Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) for the project within 7 days of the awarding of the Contract and before any work is commenced on site. PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF WORK - 24.2 HOLD POINT Hold Point: Prior to establishment and commencement of work on site, submit for assessment 1 copy of: - The Contractors Environmental Management Plan (CEMP). The CEMP must identify, address and mitigate against all environmental risks associated with the construction of the works. Before permission to use the CEMP is given, these documents will be assessed by the Superintendent for conformance with the requirements of the Contract. After permission to use the CEMP is given, submit 1 controlled copy of the CEMP for use by the Superintendent during the Contract. This Hold Point will only be released after the Superintendent has been provided with the http://www.nt.gov.au/infrastructure/techspecs/index.shtml http://www.nt.gov.au/infrastructure/techspecs/index.shtml

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