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 2010, and a simple process diagram is below.