Scoping

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 on how to prepare an Environmental Scoping Document

The purpose of these instructions is to assist proponents to prepare an Environmental Scoping Document, which is required where the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has decided that the proponent must undertake an environmental review under section 40(2)(b) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

The EPA requires that proponents use the Environmental Scoping Document (ESD) template included with these instructions for all proponent-prepared ESDs.

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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