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Category: Other advice

The EPA recognises the intrinsic value of these tropical arid zone mangroves and the need to protect distribution and function along the Pilbara coastline. The EPA has prepared this Guidance Statement in response to the need to protect mangroves from the potential impacts associated with further...

Category: Other advice

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is a process that uses fluids and other materials that are pumped under high pressure into gas-bearing rock formations in order to open fractures (cracks) to create a path for the gas to flow. The purpose of this bulletin is to: define the...

Category: Technical and reference docs

A study of inland surface waters of the Pilbara was begun in 1983 with the following longterm objectives: 1. To produce an inventory of permanent and ephemeral inland surface waters which identifies and documents: (i) significant physical and biological characteristics: (ii) land tenure: (...

Category: Technical and reference docs

The Environmental Protection Authority has consistently emphasised the need to conserve wetland resources. While significant studies have been made in the south-west of Westem Australia, little is known of the inland surface waters of the semi-arid areas of the state, notably the Pilbara region...

Category: Technical and reference docs

Officers from the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Minerals and Energy undertook a low-altitude helicopter-based survey of the islands and waters of the Lowendal and Montebello island groups on 16-17 August 1999, to investigate the environmental implications of an oil...

Category: Other advice

The mine closure guidelines have been prepared jointly by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). They are a revision of the 2011 guidelines and aim to ensure Western Australian mines can be decommissioned, rehabilitated and closed in an...

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