Instructions on how to define the key characteristics of a proposal

The purpose of these instructions is to assist proponents to characterise their proposal for an environmental impact assessment under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act). The instructions do not apply to strategic proposals.

The template attached to these instructions provides the structure for defining the key proposal characteristics for new proposals and for changes to approved proposals.

Instructions for the referral of a Proposal to the Environmental Protection Authority under Section 38 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986

The purpose of these instructions is to assist referrers to fill out the EPA s38 referral form.

The EPA requires that referrers use the form for all proposals referred to the EPA under section 38 of the EP Act, to decide whether it is a valid referral and so that it receives sufficient information about a proposal to decide whether or not to assess it.

Information for proponents on environmental impact assessment under the 2015 Assessment Bilateral Agreement

The Western Australian Government (WA) signed an assessment bilateral agreement with the Commonwealth Government under the Commonwealth’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) on 3 October 2014, which came into effect on 1 January 2015.

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