PER process

The EPA would apply a Public Environmental Review (PER) level of assessment to proposals which meet any one of the following criteria:

  • The proposal is of regional and/or State-wide significance.
  • The proposal has several significant environmental issues or factors, some of which are considered to be complex or of a strategic nature.
  • Substantial and detailed assessment of the proposal is required to determine whether, and if so how, the environmental issues could be managed.
  • The level of interest in the proposal warrants a public review period.

Detailed information on the PER level of assessment can be found in the EIA Administrative Procedures 2012, and a simple process diagram is below.

Public Environmental Review process flow diagram