EPA Annual Report 2001-2002

Chairman’s Overview
Major Environmental Issues: Sustainability; Natural Resource Management Performance Evaluation in Western Australia; Forest Management; Protection of Native Vegetation; Subterranean Fauna; Best Practicable Environmental Management; Burrup Industrial Development; Perth’s Water; Peel-Harvey Progress and Compliance Process – Expert Review Group; University Linkage Projects.
Environmental Assessment of Proposals: Demonstrating Environmental Acceptability; The Importance of Context; Revised Environmental Impact Assessment Administrative Procedures; Timelines for Environmental Impact Assessment of Proposals. Major Projects - Turquoise Coast Development, Jurien Bay; Ammonia Plant, Burrup Peninsula; Long Term Shell Sand Mining, Cockburn Sound; Coral Coast Marina Development, Maud’s Landing; Geraldton Port Authority Port Enhancement; Remediation of Midland Railway Workshop Site Clayton Precinct Area E, Midland; Residential Subdivision, Underwood Avenue, Shenton Park; Southern River/Forrestdale/Brookdale/Wungong Urban Water Management Strategy; Turf Farm, Bullsbrook.
Environmental Assessment of Planning Schemes: Greater Bunbury Region Scheme.
Strategic Assessments
Policy development: Environmental Protection Policies - Environmental Protection (Swan Coastal Plain Lakes) Policy 1992; Draft Environmental Protection (Western Swamp Tortoise) Policy; Environmental Protection (Goldfields Residential Areas) (Sulphur Dioxide) Policy 1992; Draft Environmental Protection (Cockburn Sound) Policy; Environmental Protection (Peel Inlet-Harvey Estuary) Policy 1992; Draft Environmental Protection (State Coastal Zone) Policy; Draft Environmental Protection (State Air Quality) Policy; Draft Environmental Protection (State Groundwater) Policy and draft Environmental Protection (State Marine Waters) Policy. Position Statements Guidance Statements
Monitoring of Waste Management (WA) Facilities: Intractable Waste Disposal Facility, Mt Walton East; Liquid Waste Treatment Facility, Brookdale.
Legislation Issues: Noise Regulations. Regulation 17 Applications - Police Academy, Joondalup; Port of Esperance.
Site Visits carried out by the EPA
Advisory Council to the EPA
1. The role of the EPA
2. Formal Assessments (other than Environmental Protection Statements)
3. Environmental Protection Statements (EPS) and Assessment on Referral Information (ARI)
4. Proposals Unlikely to be Environmentally Acceptable
5. s16 Strategic Advice
6. Position Statements
7. Guidance Statements
8. EPA Site Visits
9. Attendance at EPA Meetings
10. Financial Report

Published Date: 
October, 2002