EPA Annual Report 2005-2006

Content
CHAIRMAN’S OVERVIEW
MEMBERS
MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Application of s4A principles; State of the Environment Reporting; Water issues; Perth Seawater Desalination Plant; South West Yarragadee Water Source Development; Compliance Monitoring – Gnangara and Jandakot Mounds; Managed Aquifer Recharge using Treated Wastewater on the Swan Coastal Plain; Review of Fire Management in the Kimberley and Other Rangeland Regions of Western Australia; Environmental Values and Quality Objectives - Pilbara Coastal Waters; Environmental Quality Criteria - Coastal Waters; Swan Bioplan; Peel Harvey Water Quality Improvement Plan.
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSALS: Demonstrating Environmental Acceptability; Timelines for Environmental Impact Assessment of Proposals; Strategic Environmental Assessment.
MAJOR PROJECTS: Gorgon Gas Development; Alcoa Wagerup Unit 3 Expansion; Worsley Alumina Expansion of Operations; Iron Ore Development in the Mid-West/Yilgarn region - Bulletin 1220 - Jack Hills iron ore proposal, Murchison Region; Yilgarn Iron Ore Environmental Committee; Assessment of Pilbara iron ore mining proposals - Bulletin 1191 - Hamersley Iron Dampier Port Upgrade to 120 MTPA; Bulletin 1195 - Yandicoogina Junction Southeast Mine, Mining Lease 274SA; Bulletin 1202 - East Pilbara Iron Ore & Infrastructure Project, East-West Railway and Mine Sites (Stage B); Bulletin 1203 - Koolan Island Iron Ore Mine and Port Facility; Bulletin 1210 - Orebody 25 Extension, 8km North East of Newman; Bulletin 1214 - Brockman Syncline 4 Iron Ore Project; Bulletin 1216 - Pilbara Iron Ore and Infrastructure Project, Cloudbreak; Mineral Sands Proposals - Bulletin 1185 - Gwindinup Mineral Sands Mine, Bulletin 1211 - Coburn Mineral Sand Project, Bulletin 1212 - Cataby Mineral Sands, Bulletin 1217 - Waroona Mineral Sands Project.
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF PLANNING SCHEMES: Alkimos-Eglinton Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment No 1029/33.
SECTION 45C APPROVALS
POLICY DEVELOPMENT: Environmental Protection Policies; State Environmental Policies; Policies Being Implemented - Environmental Protection (Swan Coastal Plain Lakes) Policy, State Environmental (Cockburn Sound) Policy 2005; Position Statements; Guidance Statements; Regulation 17 Applications - Sons of Gwalia Ltd, Greenbushes tantalum mine, Western Power Corporation, transmission substations, Alcoa Wagerup refinery, Esperance Port Authority extension of 2001 approval, Verve Energy Corporation, Geraldton power station.
CONSULTATION
SITE VISITS CARRIED OUT BY THE EPA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AUTHORITY REFERENCE PANELS
APPENDICES
APPENDIX 1: The Role and Function of the Environmental Protection Authority
APPENDIX 2: Formal Assessments (including Regulation 17 variations. Excluding Environmental Protection Statements, Assessment on Referral Information and Proposal Unlikely to be Environmentally Acceptable which are listed in Appendix 3 and 4
APPENDIX 3: Environmental Protection Statements and Assessment on Referral Information
APPENDIX 4: Proposal Unlikely to be Environmentally Acceptable (PUEA)
APPENDIX 5: s16 Strategic Advice
APPENDIX 6: Position Statements
APPENDIX 7: Guidance Statements for the Assessment of Environmental Factors
APPENDIX 8: EPA site visits.
APPENDIX 9: Attendance at EPA Meetings
APPENDIX 10: Section 41a reports (minor change to a proposals) completed in 2005
APPENDIX 11: Section 45C List of approved changes to proposals
APPENDIX 12: Financial Report
APPENDIX 12: Abbreviations

Published Date: 
September 2006