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Request for feedback: draft Material guideline: clean fill

Feedback is sought on the following Department of Environment Regulation (DER) draft Material Guidelines:

Consultation duration: 20 November 2014 – 17 December 2014 (4 weeks)

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Licence duration guidance statement

The Department of Environment Regulation’s pdfLicence duration guidance statement provides guidance on the duration of licences issued under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. The guidance statement supports licences being granted for up to 20 years.

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Request for feedback: draft Material guideline: construction products

Feedback is sought on the following Department of Environment Regulation (DER) draft Material Guidelines:

Consultation duration: 19 November 2014 – 16 December 2014 (4 weeks)

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Feedback sought: draft guidance statement on regulatory principles

Feedback is sought on the Department of Environment Regulation’s draft guidance statement on regulatory principles.

The guidance statement provides high-level principles of good regulatory practice that guide the exercise of DER’s environment regulation functions. 

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CleanRun roadside emissions monitoring

DER’s CleanRun program is running free drive-through vehicle tests to help drivers identify when their car needs servicing.

The Department of Environment Regulation's CleanRun program is operating a remote sensing device (RSD) to monitor the emissions of Perth vehicles in Cottesloe, Sorrento, Wangara and Wembley across several days in October and November.

The RSD is used to determine vehicle fleet trends over time, determine average fleet emissions, detect high emitting vehicles and raise awareness of vehicle emissions among drivers.

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The Commonwealth and Western Australia sign the Assessment Bilateral Agreement

The Commonwealth of Australia and Western Australia have entered into a bilateral agreement under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cwth) (EPBC Act) relating to environmental assessment (assessment bilateral agreement).  Specifically, the bilateral agreement covers the clearing permit assessment processes under Part V Division 2 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act), among others.

The assessment bilateral agreement allows the State to conduct environmental assessments on behalf of the Commonwealth, removing duplication including the need for a separate Commonwealth assessment.

The assessment bilateral agreement will commence on 1 January, 2015.

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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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