EPA Annual Report 2003-2004

MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Sustainability; Natural Resource Management; State of the Environment Reporting; Perth’s Water Resources - Jandakot And Gnangara Mounds Audits; Implementing the National Water Quality Management Strategy; Peel-Harvey Water Quality Improvement Plan; Drainage Management, Swan-Canning Catchment; Riverplan; Review of the Fire Policies and Management Practices of the Department of Conservation and Land Management; Memorandum of Understanding on Offshore Petroleum Exploration and Production; University Linkage Projects.
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSALS: Demonstrating Environmental Acceptability; Timelines for Environmental Impact Assessment of Proposals.
MAJOR PROJECTS: Gorgon Gas Project, Barrow Island Nature Reserve; South West Metropolitan Railway from Perth to Mandurah; Alcoa’s Pinjarra Refinery Efficiency Upgrade; Forest Management Plan; Perth Metropolitan Desalination Proposal, Amendment of Implementation Conditions by Inquiry; Use of the Cape Peron outlet pipeline to dispose of industrial wastewater to the Sepia Depression, Kwinana; Dampier Port Upgrade and Dredging; Roe Highway Stage 7 Extension (South Street in Canning vale to Kwinana Freeway in Leeming); Abernethy Road - Tonkin Highway On - Ramp; Bunbury International Motorsports Complex.
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF PLANNING SCHEMES: Greater Bunbury Region Scheme; The Hope Valley-Wattleup Redevelopment Project Master Plan.
POLICY DEVELOPMENT: Environmental Protection Policies; Policies Being Implemented - Environmental Protection (Western Swamp Tortoise) Policy 2003, Environmental Protection (Goldfields Residential Areas) (Sulfur Dioxide) Policy 2003, Environmental Protection (Swan Coastal Plain Lakes) Policy 2004: Policies in development - Odour Buffers for Waste Water Treatment Plants; Position Statements - Environmental Protection in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Offsets; Guidance Statements.
MONITORING OF WASTE MANAGEMENT (WA) FACILITIES: Intractable Waste Disposal Facility, Mt Walton East; Liquid Waste Treatment Facility, Brookdale.
LEGISLATIVE ISSUES: Environmental Protection Amendment Act 2003; Court Decisions - Town Planning Appeals Tribunal; Ex parte Environmental Protection Authority, Supreme Court of Western Australia, Greendene Development Corporation Pty Ltd v Environmental Protection Authority,
Supreme Court of Western Australia; Regulation 17 Applications - Western Power Corporation, Regional Power Stations, Wesfarmers Coal Ltd, Premier Coal Mine, Collie, Western Power Corporation, Transmission Substations, Western Power Corporation, Pinjar Power Station, Alcoa Wagerup Refinery, Gwalia Consolidated, Greenbushes Tantalum Mine, Albany Port (truck transport), Wesfi Manufacturing Pty Ltd, Dardanup.
APPENDIX 1: The Role and Function of the Environmental Protection Authority
APPENDIX 2: Formal Assessments
APPENDIX 3: Environmental Protection Statements (EPS) and Assessment on Referral Information (ARI)
APPENDIX 4: Proposal Unlikely to be Environmentally Acceptable 56
APPENDIX 5: s16 Strategic Advice
APPENDIX 6: Position Statements
APPENDIX 7: Guidance Statements for the Assessment of Environmental Factors
APPENDIX 8: EPA site visits
APPENDIX 9: Attendance at EPA Meetings
APPENDIX 10: Financial Report
APPENDIX 11: Abbreviations

Published Date: 
September, 2004