Environmental review

Instructions on how to define the key characteristics of a proposal

The purpose of these instructions is to assist proponents to characterise their proposal for an environmental impact assessment under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act). The instructions do not apply to strategic proposals.

The template attached to these instructions provides the structure for defining the key proposal characteristics for new proposals and for changes to approved proposals.

Instructions on how to prepare Environmental Protection Act 1986 Part IV Environmental Management Plans

The purpose of these instructions is to assist proponents to prepare Environmental Management Plans that may be provided at referral, required during an assessment by the EPA, or required as an implementation condition under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

For some of the EPA’s environmental factors there is additional guidance on the development of Environmental Management Plans. Refer to the relevant technical guidance in the EPA’s Framework for environmental considerations in EIA.

Instructions for the advertising requirements and release of a document for public review

The purpose of these instructions is to provide proponents with relevant information regarding the release of their draft Environmental Scoping Document (ESD) or Environmental Review Document (ERD) for public review during an assessment.

A template for the format and content of an advertisement of a document for public review is attached to these instructions

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