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Level of Assessment for Vasse Coal Management’s Vasse Coal Proposal
21 March 2011

The EPA Board considered this proposal at its meeting on 17 March 2011. The EPA determined, based on the referral information and its own investigations and inquiries, that there is adequate information to demonstrate that Vasse Coal Management’s coal mining proposal is environmentally unacceptable.


Monitoring results show no Magellan lead
17 March 2011

Environmental monitoring of an unauthorised rail route used to transport Magellan Metals’ lead carbonate has found no trace of lead from the company’s mine.


Magellan rail route diversion under investigation
14 March 2011

The Office of the Environmental Protection Authority has announced it is investigating the diversion of some Magellan Metals’ lead shipments by an alternative rail route late last year.


EPA Reports 1387, 1388 – Oakajee Terrestrial Port and Rail
14 March 2011

The Environmental Protection Authority has released advice and recommendations to the Minister for Environment on two proposals from Oakajee Port and Rail Pty Ltd. (OPR).


Magellan Metals order to be lifted
23 February 2011

Environment Minister Bill Marmion today announced he was lifting the order which prevented Magellan Metals from transporting lead carbonate out of its Wiluna mine into Fremantle.


Office of EPA reviewing latest Magellan monitoring results
18 February 2011

The Office of the Environmental Protection Authority is reviewing the latest round of 58 monitoring results for the Magellan Metals lead carbonate project.


EPA Report 1383 – Happy Valley Titanium Minerals Project
14 February 2011

The EPA has recommended that the Minister for Environment not approve Bemax Resources Limited’s proposal to develop a mineral sand mine in the Shire of Capel on the Whicher Scarp, 10 kilometres south of Boyanup. The proposal will involve the clearing of 146 hectares of regionally significant native vegetation.


EPA Report 1382 – Central West Coal Project
07 February 2011

The EPA has recommended that the Minister for Environment not approve Central West Coal Pty Ltd’s proposal to mine and supply approximately 75 million tonnes of sub-bituminous grade coal to the proposed Coolimba Power Project. The proposal is located approximately 15 kilometres south of Eneabba in the Shires of Coorow and Carnamah, Western Australia.


EPA Report 1381 - Red Hill Quarry
31 January 2011

The EPA has recommended that the Minister for Environment not approve Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd’s proposed expansion of their Red Hill Quarry.


Proposed Browse LNG Precinct
15 December 2010

Environmental Protection Authority Chairman Dr Paul Vogel has confirmed the EPA is yet to assess the environmental impacts of the proposed Browse LNG precinct.