Environmental Protection Act: Environmental Protection Act Amendment; Objectives and Functions; Ministerial: EPA Members and Staff: Ministerial Decisions and EPA Advice: Relationship between the EPA, Minister and Department of Environmental Protection; Advisory Council to the EPA.
Procedures: EPA; Committees; Consultation; Studies.
Business:Environmental Protection Policies; Environmental Impact Assessment; Pollution Prevention.
Procedures: Definition of environment and limits of EPA responsibility; The basis of decision; The EPA plan; Understanding.
Major environmental issues: Coastal zone pressure and responses; Urbanisation; The Swan-Canning estuary; Potable water resources; Salinisation and groundwater table rise; Eutrophication and attendant water quality deterioration; Rangeland deterioration; Forests.
How the EPA works: Approach taken by EPA.
Major environmental and pollution issues: State of Environment reporting; Salinity Strategy for the South-West; Resources development; South-West flora; Port development and risk; Air quality; Environment and land use; System 6 Update; Contaminated sites and redevelopment; Waste management; 1997 report on the Forest Management Plan 1994-2003.
Procedures: How the EPA works; Approach taken by the EPA; EPA Plan.
Major environmental and pollution issues: State of Environment reporting; Science, uncertainty and environmental protection; Environmental Risk Assessment; Industrial estates; Environment and-land-use; Salinity; Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on clearing; System 6 Update - Perth Bushplan; Contaminated sites and re-development; Perth air quality; Forest assessments; Mount Walton waste disposal facility.
The Environmental Protection Authority
General approach taken by the EPA
Role of the proponent
EPA linkage with government agencies: Department of Environmental Protection; The Ministry for Planning and Western Australian Planning Commission; The Water and Rivers Commission; The Department of Conservation and Land Management.
Custodial Responsibilities: Water for the environment; Landclearing; Biodiversity ; Social surroundings.
Major Environmental Issues: Dryland salinity; Greenhouse effect; Perth’s Bushplan; Compliance with Forest Management Plans; Biological survey requirements; Maximising environmental benefits from project EIA; Special areas; Projects impacting upon National Parks; Perth’s Coastal Waters Studies; North West Shelf Marine Environmental Management Study; Shark Bay; Peel-Harvey Management Strategy.
Major Environmental Issues: Ecologically Sustainability of natural resources; Dryland salinity; Biodiversity; Terrestrial biological surveys; EPA’s role in Perth’s Bushplan; Greenhouse gases; Perth’s coastal waters management and consultative process; Oil spill response arrangements; Peel-Harvey progress and compliance report; Shark Bay world heritage property.