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DER fourth quarter performance reports now online

DER’s regulatory performance reports for the fourth quarter 2013–14 have been published.

The department reports quarterly on its targets, performance, activities and outcomes in works approvals and licences, environmental compliance, native vegetation clearing, contaminated sites and environmental enforcement.

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WA Environmental Offsets Guidelines

The pdfWA Environmental Offsets Guidelines3.13 MB were released by the Minister for Environment, Albert Jacob, on Thursday 14 August 2014.

The guidelines complement the WA Environmental Offsets Policy 2011 54.66 KB and ensure that the basis for decision-making on environmental offsets is understood and consistently applied. The guidelines apply to all biodiversity offsets required as a condition of Western Australian environmental approval processes.

The pdfDER Clearing of Native Vegetation Offsets Procedure659.4 KB and pdfEnvironmental offsets for native vegetation clearing permits fact sheet235.92 KB explains how the guidelines apply for clearing permit applications.

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Presentation on air quality in Collie

On Tuesday 29 July, staff of the Department of Environment Regulation gave a presentation on air quality to an open meeting of the Collie Shire Council.

The Department was responding to the Council’s concern over recently collected National Pollutant Inventory air quality data which suggested that there had been an increase in particulate emissions in the area.

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Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 – August 2014

Amendments to the Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 were gazetted on 1 August 2014, to improve the transparency and clarity of the Regulations, to increase their effectiveness in managing the controlled waste industry and to improve the environmental outcomes.

See the Minister's media statement.

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Public consultation: Regulating waste derived materials

Stakeholders are encouraged to comment on a draft DER guidance statement which sets out a framework for regulating the use of waste-derived materials.

The submission deadline is 29 August 2014.

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About DER

Our purpose is to advise on and implement strategies for a healthy environment for the benefit of all Western Australians.

pdfDER Strategic Outline 2014-155.97 MB

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Reporting pollution incidents

DER officers across the state investigate pollution incidents and work with other agencies to resolve them.

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Contact

Department of Environment Regulation
The Atrium, Level 4
168 St Georges Terrace.
PERTH WA 6000
P: +61 (08) 6467 5000
F: +61 (08) 6467 5562
E: info@der.wa.gov.au
W: www.der.wa.gov.au
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